Remember the movie “Trading Places” with Eddie Murphy? Democrats are in such precarious shape right now, I wouldn’t trade places with them for all the money in the world. That would be “fool’s gold.”
I’ve never seen a hand this bad. In Texas Hold ’em poker the single worst hand is 2 and 7. Your chances of winning are close to zero. Your only play is to fold and wait for the next hand.
That’s precisely where Democrats are right now. They are holding a 2 and 7. It’s time to fold.
Before we get to the famous FISA memo finally released on Friday, it’s important to look at the economy.
Money matters to everyone. Presidents are elected based on the strength of the economy. Americans vote based on their wallets and pocketbooks. Always have, always will.
President Trump is a rainmaker. Perhaps the greatest rainmaker of all time in the White House. And he’s “making it rain” for the American people. Things are so good, people are giddy. The future looks so bright, we gotta wear shades!
The week started off with the Dallas Fed saying, “We may not like the division in the country, but Trump’s policies are working.” Have you ever heard a Fed announcement like that before? Basically, the Fed was saying, “You may hate Trump. You may think he’s a bad guy. You may think he’s a racist. But he’s making everyone rich. He’s gonna make YOU rich. So, shut the hell up.” The Fed doesn’t usually talk like that.
Then the Atlanta Fed came out and predicted Q1 GDP of 5.4%. That’s the greatest number in years. No one thought it was possible for economic growth to reach 3%, let alone 5.4%. The economy is exploding on rocket fuel.
By the way, Obama averaged 1.3% GDP for eight years. That means Trump is growing the economy an astonishing FOUR TIMES FASTER! He accomplished this in one year.
But wait. There’s more. U.S. Manufacturing expanded in January at the strongest pace in 14 years.
U.S. oil production topped 10 million barrels a day for first time in a half century!
The Dow had the best month of January in a half century.
The Trump economy added 200,000 jobs in January, beating expectations. Many of them were high wage jobs in manufacturing and construction.
And here’s the big one: After decades of no wage growth for workers, wages just jumped 3%. Don’t forget, 90% of all taxpayers will get more money in their paychecks this month.
Democrats are in the position of saying either the economy isn’t good… or as rapper Jay Z recently said of Trump’s success, “Money doesn’t equate to happiness.” Those are really bad arguments. Historically bad. That’s gotta be the worst poker hand in history.
Not surprisingly, Trump’s approval soared to 49% on Friday. He won the 2016 election with 46% approval. Trump’s economic approval rating soared to 51%. And the generic Congressional poll went from Democrats winning by 18 to 5 to tied… in a month.
I think that famous “blue wave” just turned bright red!
Now to the really bad news for Democrats. The FISA memo was released Friday. It confirms the FBI and DOJ colluded with Democrats and Hillary to pay for a fake dossier… used to commit fraud in front of a FISA judge… to illegally obtain warrants… to spy on the Trump campaign… to ensure Hillary’s victory. The FBI forgot to tell the judge the dossier was paid for by Hillary and the DNC and an author who said, he was “desperate that Donald Trump not get elected.”
There are four giant takeaways:
- Obama spied on Trump.
- Hillary and the DNC tried to steal the general election
- The FBI leadership is going to prison
- The whole fraud was based on info provided by Russia.
So, it was Hillary and the Democrats who tried to steal an election, based on collusion with Russia. That’s how they came up with the lie that Trump colluded with Russia. They based a lie on their own Russian conspiracy.
Good luck with all of this in 2018 and 2020. The Democrats have the worst poker hand in history.
And Trump is coming up all aces.
Wayne Allyn Root (Wayne@ROOTforAmerica.com) is host of the nationally-syndicated “WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show.” Listen from 3 to 6 p.m. daily at 790 Talk Now and watch at 5 PM on Newsmax TV- now on DirecTV and Dish. His R-J columns run Thursdays and Sundays.