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Strung-out leftists cheering for a recession

 

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Some leftists have become so strung out and hateful that they have lapsed into a state of insanity about Donald Trump — they’re so debilitated they can’t think straight anymore.

Case in point: now we see the left, the liberal media and some Democrats cheering for a recession in America so that Trump’s re-election chances are decreased. Democratic presidential hopeful John Delaney claimed recently that “some Democrats are cheering for a recession because they want to stick it to Trump.”

Newt Gingrich writes, “The left-wing media is hoping for a recession (because) they know Democrats’ economic policies can’t win against (Trump).”

So, the left has sunk to the lower low that a recession is worth it to get rid of President Trump. The sick left figures it’s OK for millions of Americans to lose their jobs, and maybe their homes, to increase the prospect that some leftist, perhaps a socialist, can capture the presidency. Apparently, corrupted leftists do not care that the people hurt by a recession are the same people who the media and the Dems claim they champion.

Yes, quite lovely, don’t you think?

Imagine … advocating poverty for low-income workers. The correct word for such power-mongers is disgusting.

Most of the media hate Trump. They accuse him of downplaying fears that the economy is probably entering a recession. One Monday morning in late August, four network TV shows were excited for a recession because they saw it as the means to hurt Trump’s re-election bid. One talking head said, “President Trump is attempting to downplay growing concerns that the U.S. economy could be headed for a recession.” Another stated Trump is “brushing off fears of a recession down the road”.

These media broadsides quickly descended to the low road traveled by Bill Maher, MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle and others, rooting for recession. Easy for Maher to say, he’s a multimillionaire who can sip French wine in his mansion and won’t be harmed by a recession. And any day the stock market nosedives, too many news rooms break into giddy little happy-dances as they hope for a calamity.

Some on the left love to watch other Americans suffer because it enhances their ability to harvest recruits and votes; suffering creates discontented people, ripe for revolution and Antifa-style street action. What we have here is a bloodthirst for power, with these certifiable villains pining to allow the suffering of American workers just so they can reclaim the White House. These are folks who would hurt the American people, just to “win.”

The danger here is that the media miscreants and the economic-doomsday pundits will plot to cause a recession, to keep up the drumbeat by trotting out their negative case, undermining the country’s optimism and confidence, and “talk America into a recession”, as economist Stephen Moore put it. If the Trump haters can convince consumers that a recession is coming down the road at us, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy.

All this makes as much sense as cheering a pilot while he crashes the airplane, because they detest the pilot.

 

John R. Smith

John R. Smith is chairman of BIZPAC, the Business Political Action Committee of Palm Beach County, and owner of a financial services company. He is a frequent columnist for BizPac Review.
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