"I enjoyed my previous life very much. But they (Obama and Joe Biden) did such a bad job
that I stand before you as president," then-President Trump once told White House reporters. "President Obama did not do a good job. And the reason I'm here is because of President Obama and Joe Biden, because if they did a good job I wouldn't be here. And probably, if they did a good job, I wouldn't have even run," Trump said.
The thing that Democrats never understood in 2015, and do not understand now, is that they and the Republican establishment created Trumpism.
So, welcome to a repeat of the Obama – Biden years and a repeat of the same disastrous policies on illegal aliens, endless war in the Middle East, China and personal liberty that created the first Trump MAGA movement and are reenergizing a new generation of America First grassroots activists and candidates.
According to a report for the Heritage Foundation by James Jay Carafano, former officials in the Obama administration, the standard for a border crisis was 1,000 attempted crossings a day. Who was on the team that set that standard? President Joe Biden—then vice president—and Alejandro Mayorkas, then deputy secretary, and now secretary, of homeland security.
When the Trump administration ended, the U.S. was deporting more people than were illegally coming into the country. In less than a month under Biden, the number of people illegally coming into the country is more than 6,000 per day—that’s six times the crisis level as set by the Obama team.
And Biden is reestablishing the “catch and release” policy toward illegal aliens that enraged American citizens, even releasing COVID-positive illegals and including them in the $1,400 stimulus payments.
In the Middle East, after tough US sanctions weakened Iran’s influence in the volatile region, and former President Trump brokered the Abraham Accords establishing peaceful relations between Israel and several Muslim states, the United States began a sustained troop drawdown from the region.
No sooner had Joe Biden been sworn in than he sent Americans back into harm’s way in Syria, while working against himself by removing Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis from the list of designated terrorist organizations and signaling he was ready to reenter the Iran nuclear weapons deal.
The result: US B-52s again fly over Middle East, Iranian proxies are attacking Saudi Arabia through Yemen, Iranian rockets are again falling on US bases, and US contractors and military personnel are being wounded and killed in a renewal of hostilities in the Ruling Class’s endless goal-free war in the Middle East.
On the other side of the world, while the US economy remains in government-imposed suspended animation due to the Democrats’ strategy of continued lockdowns. While the US the economy contracted by 3.5% in 2020, China's economy expanded 2.3% last year, and China's February exports grew at a record pace from a year earlier. China posted a trade surplus of $103.25 billion for the first two months of 2021. China's trade surplus with the United States stood at $51.26 billion in January-February. Chinese customs did not give a monthly breakdown according to Yahoo Finance.
CNBC reports as of January, there were 8.6 million fewer employed than there was a year ago, just before the pandemic began threatening the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. About 4.3 million Americans have left the labor force in that time. Despite a drop in the headline unemployment rate from a pandemic high of 14.8% to 6.3%, employment in the hospitality sector has fallen by more than 3.8 million from a year ago, and the jobless rate for the industry is stuck at 15.9%, fully 10 percentage points higher than January 2020.
“The most glaring issue with where we stand now has to be the labor market. We still have [nearly] 10 million jobs which are just simply missing,” said Troy Ludtka, U.S. economist at Natixis. “You’re going to see a situation in the coming years, looking back to this moment, where official statistics on things like food insecurity, poverty and inequality are going to reach generational highs.”
And finally, there’s the geographical and political divide between open Republican states, like Florida, Texas and South Dakota and locked-down Democrat states like California, New York and Michigan.
If there’s one thing that is generating political energy right now it is the desire of America’s working families to end the lockdowns and get back to their normal work and family life. And these working American families recognize that the one thing standing in the way of America getting back to normal is Democrat politicians.
Thus, the nearly 2 million signatures to recall California’s Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom, and the outpouring of vitriol against New York’s corrupt hypocritical Governor Andrew Cuomo and the rising political fortunes of Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis.
We could go on, but you get the point: The more illegal aliens Biden and Democrats in Congress let in, and the more benefits they give them, the more blood and treasure they spend on endless goal-free wars in the Middle East, the faster and higher China rises at our expense and the more Democrats encroach on the personal liberty of everyday Americans, the stronger Trumpism becomes.
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