• The Left’s Big Worry: America Recovering Before November 2020 …

    Surge Summary: Not a few Democrats seem to be longing for America’s economic crisis to continue – at least long enough for it to bring down Donald Trump. There’s something pretty disturbing about that.

    Gary Bauer writes:

    A revealing story ran in the left-leaning outlet Politico yesterday that raised many eyebrows.  The story was headlined:  “The General Election Scenario That Democrats Are Dreading.”

    A top economist from the Obama White House who now teaches at Harvard told a virtual audience of political insiders last month, “We are about to see the best economic data we’ve seen in the history of this country.”

    Politico writes that many progressives on the Zoom call were crestfallen, and the hopeful news about rapid economic growth “has caused some Democrats . . . around Washington to panic.”

    One Obama adviser said, “This is my big worry,” adding that the fear among top Democrats is “high — high, high, high, high.”

    I can’t think of anything more disturbing.  It is proof positive that a significant segment of the political left is heavily invested in America’s failure.

    There has been a lot of rhetoric about the coronavirus being like a war.  Well, if it is a war, much of the left seems to be rooting for the enemy.

    When the stock market was plummeting in March and April, sometimes dropping a 1,000 points a day, some liberal commentators looked almost gleeful at the financial carnage.  I remember one of them saying, with a barely concealed grin, “What’s Trump going to brag about now?”

    A squalid, bottomlessly cynical outlook – and it’s embodied in microcosm in the smirking comedian/TV talk-host Bill Maher who, last summer, theatrically pined for an economic meltdown because he figured it would squash the odds of a Donald Trump re-election. To the HBO personality’s credit, when aforesaid financial collapse lately materialized thanks to the government’s COVID-19 lockdown? Although it was seemingly bringing his dystopian dreams to pass, he denounced politicians’ overreach anyway; and scolded the fantasy that we can defeat a pandemic by shuttering businesses and cowering in our residences.

    Unfortunately, it’s certainly not just Leftists like Maher and many modern Democrats who can fall prey to this nasty hoping-for-the-worst inclination. C’mon now, when news broke the evening of May 1, 2011 that Navy SEALs had found and killed 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden, while many a conservative cheered their work, not a few certainly silently chafed: Drat! Obama’s going to ride this warrior-president claim all-the-way to a second White House victory. (Remember then-VP Joe Biden’s gloating “GM is alive and Osama Bin Laden is dead!”?)

    Blunt fact: even if his final signing-off on the mission was, as some allege, tardy or half-hearted, our 44th president ultimately did green-light the raid; our heroes then guaranteed it was a success; all that working together meant a devil responsible for the violent deaths of 3000 Americans was deservedly taken off the board. For his contribution to the process, President Obama rightfully earned kudos; even if it rankled those who’d never cast a ballot for him and never would.

    President Trump similarly deserved accolades for authorizing the take down of terror-chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi last October. If memory serves, that time around it was anti-Trumpers who agitated against any props for him.

    When a public figure we oppose “does good”, commendation is in order. Conversely, when a favorite political player bungles it, an objective person acknowledges as much; even if he’s otherwise a supporter. He might actually go so far as to volunteer a dash of constructive criticism.

    In every case, patriotic Americans root for what is best for the nation they supposedly love.

    Bauer concludes:

    As I have suggested before, I don’t believe it is a coincidence that governors who went overboard in shutting down their states were heroes to the media.  Meanwhile, governors who erred on the side of getting people back to work, like Governors DeSantis (R-FL), Kemp (R-GA) and Abbott (R-TX), were mocked and accused of not caring about human life.

    Over the Memorial Day weekend, we saw crowds in various places where people were not following social distancing rules and were not wearing masks.  Of course, we all want everyone to be prudent.

    But watching the liberal talking heads and politicians scolding those people was amusing.  They seemed almost despondent that so many Americans would ignore their orders and dare to have fun!

    H/T: cwfpac.com

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

    Steve Pauwels

    Steve Pauwels is pastor of Church of the King, Londonderry, NH, Managing Editor over at dailysurge.com and host of Striker Radio with Steve Pauwels on the Red State Talk Radio Network. He's also husband to the lovely Maureen and proud father of three fine sons: Mike, Sam and Jake.

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