The Great Rust Belt Revolt. Former steel workers, coal miners and party line Democrats put Trump in the White House, and will keep him there because of a coming booming high growth economy.
If this past historic election has so pathetically unhinged and collectively broken the brains of the Trump derangement political and media Left then what will they and their senseless "resistance" be like after eight successful Trump years? How far will they plunge into political and moral madness when a rejuvenated and richly prospering middle class (declining for decades) votes in 2020 to continue the Trump presidency? Then votes again in 2024 to continue his legacy?
The Liberal Brain four months after Trump's election. What will it be like after eight years of his presidency?
Many Trump haters across the net unable to bear the thought of just four Trump years (imagining there could be no worse or crueler fate) childishly fantasize that he'll be gone in ten months or less impeached for this or that offense; or assassinated by a Moslem, climate change nut, or illegal immigrant. But as we learned from eight years of the impeached sexual predator and perjurer Bill Clinton the economy is destiny for presidents however flawed their characters. And all that big, bad "deplorable" Trump needs do to remain the Left's archenemy-in-chief for two terms (and ensure Republican congressional rule) is to double the national GDP, and reverse the worse recovery since the 1930s.
Indeed, and this is instructive, during the 1930s progressive, liberal (Teddy Roosevelt Republican) Herbert Hoover tried to tax, spend and regulate his way out of the Great Depression he helped create; and then FDR doubling down on Hoover's failed policies (he didn't go far enough FDR thought) prolonged the Depression until the great war. In short, the New Deal (which collapsed in 1937 from taxation, unionization and excessive regulation) was simply Hooverism on steroids (the one being the other in embryo).
Barack Obama (an economic ignoramus like Hoover and FDR), who stupidly thought the New Deal was a national success, fancied himself the new FDR with a new and greater New Deal for America -to end the Great Recession (which was ending when he took office). He, Barack Obama, would outspend FDR and Hoover combined, and every other US president in peacetime who tried to tax, spend and regulate their way out of economic distress. The size not the substance of the program was the answer. The more billions spent the better.
And the result, believed Obama, would be historic: the greatest, grandest, most gigantic recovery ever recorded-far outdoing Ronald Reagan's high growth recovery in the 1980s. Indeed, the Obama years with its staggering $800 billion stimulus would go down in history as a new era of US economic growth and prosperity - that would be emulated the world over and ignite a global boom. Not only was Obama going to lower the rising seas, he was going to raise mankind's standard of living in every clime and country. But that was not to be. Obama taxed and taxed and taxed, spent and spent and spent, kept interest rates low, printed trillions (he backed Bernanke and the Fed) and enacted thousands of new rules and regulations to control economic activity, and what did we get? The rich got fantastically richer from a rigged, soaring, overpriced stock market (see), and government boomed at the expense of Mainstreet as the economy of the middle class lagging far behind continued to decline with millions going broke (see).
Indeed, while the federal government from 2009 to 2016 grew by 16% (see) the annual average growth rate of GDP was a trickle in comparison: a weak, pathetic, mediocre 1.48%-the lowest of the last 11 presidents. The Obama stimulus was another big government/Keynesian failure (hopefully the last of its kind) that grew the national debt, not the economy and the middle class. Obama who lyingly claimed that his policies saved us from a depression (Bush's TARP did that) told voters that they should be glad things weren't worse - as Hillary campaigned to stay the course which proved a fatal political mistake. As economic anxiety and discontent ran high (causing the rise of Trump and Bernie Sanders) it's no wonder Hillary lost with working men and women in the rust belt states: these forgotten Americans were in revolt against the Washington/Wall Street/Globalist status quo that Hillary coddled. They wanted change, voted Trump and won't be sorry - already they're seeing results.
Indeed, the robust economy promised by Obama that never materialized (due to his growth killing policies) is there simmering beneath the surface waiting to volcanically erupt; waiting for the pro-growth, pro-business, America first policies of Donald Trump. Maganomics is Obamanomics in reverse: it puts economic growth above growing government, and the creation of new wealth over the spending and spreading of it. For Obama (as for FDR) government was the business of America, the primary engine of growth; for Trump, as for Coolidge (a great economic success story), it's BUSINESS with a capital "C"-Free Market Capitalism should and must be America's primary business for restoring the economy.
Because of clueless Obama's ignorant policies there's a tremendous amount of pent up growth inherent our economy that Trump is hell-bent on unleashing. Throughout the campaign Trump promised to deliver 4% GDP growth and create 25 million new jobs over a ten year period. And he wasn't bullshitting. Indeed, if Trump can simply double Obama's weak, pathetic 1.48% GDP to 3% or slightly less (easy to do) that would ensure his feared (by the Left) political success; it would add a massive $10 trillion to our $20 trillion economy increasing its size by a whopping 33%, and create 20 million new jobs. That means at least 12 years of Republicans ruling the White House and continued control of Congress. And as long as Trump's successor keeps to his MAGA agenda (unlike Bush 41's eschewing of Reagan) he will be a two term president.
Trump's victory over Hillary has transformed the political Left into one vast insane asylum of hysteria, hate and murderous rage. What will they be like when they lose to Trump (and the GOP) again and again and again with eight in your face defiant years haranguing, ridiculing and tormenting them? They'll be lots of riots and blood in the streets until like sick, low energy Hillary (in the last days of her failing campaign) they're completely worn down and exhausted by this man.