Democrats Preview Their Resistance Contortions Over MAGAnomics….

This is a painful, albeit rather telling, interview to watch.  Matt Cartwright has not had the time to fully digest how to be a good resistance member, whereby he simultaneously argues for and against the economic and trade policies of President Trump.

On domestic economic policies, specifically trade, President Trump is essentially carrying out all of the objectives of the blue-dog (moderate) Democrat party.  However, now the ‘resist we much overlay’ creates a pretzel dynamic for those same democrats.  They are for the policies, but must oppose the person carrying out those policies.  This is a goofy preview of what is to come in 2019.


Lost but not invisible in the Cartwright angst is any acceptance that President Obama never cancelled NAFTA; nor did President Obama ever challenge the one-way economics of China; both of these confrontations and resets are favored by the new co-chair of the democrat platform committee…. but favored/not-favored when Trump does it.

As an outcome of supporting/not supporting, policies they support/don’t support, what surfaces is a word salad mixed up faster than a bar blender.

NAFTA bad and USMCA better/not-better.  NAFTA labor constructs horrible, and USMCA better/not-better; and ending with something about infrastructure spending that Democrats refused to engage in discussing throughout 2018, because the economy is on the precipice of an invisible recession, or something.

All the growth in factory investment and manufacturing jobs; as well as the lowest unemployment in 50-years means the economy is coming to an immediate collapse.

Tariffs are bad, they are creating too many U.S. jobs.

75% required North American content in USMCA is bad… it creates too many U.S. jobs.

The furniture industry might return; the electronics manufacturing industry is certainly returning;  Speaker Pelosi and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka shout: damn you Trump and all of this expanded U.S. manufacturing job growth.   Aiiieeeee.

Democrats want to argue for more restrictions on imports?  Alright, alright, alright – Lucky Day, Lucky Day!

WhaFaSau? or something similar.

The democrats need new linguistics that explain upside-down counter-reality doublespeak words that can invert themselves and become something favorable to the resistance.

The bottom-line is…. On the domestic economic agenda, Democrats have no actual point of opposition that President Trump is not likely to embrace.  Don’t like the USMCA? Okay, kill it, remember NAFTA bad, and we’ll go for something even more America First.

But wait… wha, huh?

President Trump directly supports middle-class U.S. workers more than any Democrat President ever has.   You want more support for middle-class workers?  Okay, spank me long time bad panda… let’s go for it.

Hate Wall Street, or at least need to do the pretend to hate Wall Street thing?  Hey, #MeToo smiles POTUS!   President Trump has clearly shown support for Main Street over Wall Street…  that’s what America First is all about.

MAGA Trump hates the multinationals’ and favors the credit unions.  Let’s roll !

Democrats are in a really unusual economic space with the dimension of their resistance.  They don’t want to give President Trump any wins, but he’s working on almost all of their ‘claimed’ objectives for middle-class workers.  If they come at Trump with legislation that benefits the U.S. economy/worker; he’s all good with that.

So now what will they do?

Pass the word-salad blender, please.

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160 Responses to Democrats Preview Their Resistance Contortions Over MAGAnomics….

  1. Has/will Nancy P instructed the 9th to injunct the USMCA?


  2. Jedi9 says:

    For it but against Trump doing it! Yeah! It’s called “intellectually dishonest”! That pretty much is a summation of the Democratic brand on a daily basis, and Republicans are not too far behind in that distinction!

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  3. Austin Holdout says:

    IMO, the +\-50% of Americans who voted for Dems were not voting for the “blue dog” policies. Remembering that the typical American’s attention span is no longer than one news cycle, I doubt there are many Dems who remember or care about the middle class jobs their former party cared about. Most of those middle and working class people don’t embrace 42 gender classifications or chucking due process for “me too”, thus making them xenophobic misogynists undeserving of policies that support that class. Their voters were voting against “anything PTrump supports” and for “free stuff”. I think the traditional Dems let their party get carried away by social warriors and they’re not getting it back anytime soon. Their selection for a 2020 POTUS candidate will be an anti-Trump (and thus, anti traditional Dem) and “free stuff” candidate and this will cement their official change of platform to Socialism. Conservatives need to do our own wordsmithing to create equivalent negative labels for the new democrat party similar to the way Reagan turned “liberal” into a dirty word. Calling them “socialists”, as true as it is, doesn’t seem to evoke any shame, but somehow we need to appeal to the traditional Dem base and show them that Trump is now their best champion and their own party has gone rogue.

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  4. MLK says:

    My take is slightly different, though I agree with your general characterization here. As I’ve been explaining, it’s important to remember the lay of the land after the 2016 election and what changed and didn’t change during the following two years up to the 2018 midterms.

    I think my analysis in November 2016 was spot on — Republicans held their majorities in Congress solely because of what I label Assume Hillary. Despite being completely discredited, and having estranged themselves from rank and file Republicans, they held majorities because the overall electorate assumed Hillary would win and they wanted some form of brake on her and the Democrats. That vote of confidence, such as it were, disappeared the moment Trump was announced the winner.

    Worse, Congressional Republicans overall joined The Resistance in one of two forms or somewhere in between. Either as junior partners to destroying and removing the duly elected President, or as “the adults in the room” who would obstruct him from governing as he campaigned. Needless to say, they had no mandate for this.

    In the event, the period from between the 2016 and 2018 elections was one of the Republican electorate telling Congressional Republicans what time it was. Trump’s approval rating among Republicans soared to historic highs — a jaw-dropping 93%.

    Thus if we think of the results of 2018 midterms in the above context, it was the culmination of a successful two year process of extirpating the Republican-Wing of The Resistance — what I call Clinton/Bush/Obama Democrat-Republicans — from the House.

    Now let’s consider the fruits of the Democrats strategy over the last two years. I would argue, after expending enormous amounts of money, they got the result they would have in 2016 without Assume Hillary. Basically, as weird as it sounds, the 2018 midterms was the (partial) do-over (with hindsight) that the Democrats desperately wanted.

    In other words, they wasted the last two years!

    So now we’re going to see — and I believe we have in an early formulation from Cartwright, the path Congressional Democrats should have chosen in 2016. At least that is the battle that within the Democrat Caucus in the House. The President has made it clear that they will have to chose between continued Resistance or cooperation/negotiation on legislation. They can’t pursue both.

    For the Democrats to start winning again like in 2008, they first have to get their minds around losing (2010;2014;2016 and I would argue in sum 2018). That’s the problem with the Framing of the Narrative fibbing, with Trump they and Allied Media have only been fooling themselves.

    Most especially about the historic opportunity they completely frittered away AFTER the 2016 election to put the knife in Republicans in Congress, by far and away the weakest and most discredited with the electorate compared to the President and Congressional Democrats.

    Those here know better than most everyone else why — in a word, The Resistance; protecting the malefactors.


  5. Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

    It seems to me that the situation illustrated here on this thread is one of the few remaining avenues that President Trump has left in order to keep his MAGA agenda moving forward.
    He is to media savvy to miss the fact that the Democrat leadership (not necessarily the politicians, but the corporations that control them) need to somehow superficially attach themselves to better economic policies in order to rise in the polls. The same exact policies that PDJT is currently enacting.
    Improved social policies such as prison reform, reduction of nuclear weapons inventory & the dis-armament policy on the Korean peninsula would also be looked on favorably by voters. Realistically, what political entity wouldn’t want credit for such outstanding (and formerly “impossible”) achievements.

    After the shameful way that Obama has tried to glom onto the improving economy PDJT has to make absolutely sure that he is recognized as the person MOST responsible for those efforts. When he has his “Chuck & Nancy’ meeting this week I would bet that PDT is willing to make sure they get some credit for his hard work. He certainly knows how to handle the press in that regard & everyone knows by now how gracious PDT is when it comes to giving credit to others on his team. He will have no problem at all heaping undeserved praise on Chuck & Nancy, or any of their stooges also, if that is what it takes to get the job done. Indeed, most of the Presidents foreign enemies are probably sick to death of being touted as PDT’s “brilliant and hospitable friends.”

    All President Trump has to do is stay ahead of the narrative regarding his political initiatives by being fully transparent with the fools in the media. Which is already his trademark.

    Speaking for myself I would much rather see a Rose Garden presser with President Trump patting Chuck & Nancy on the head then one where he has to credit someone like Mitt Romney or any other fifth columnist.


  6. vfm#7634 says:

    Trump won the Great Lakes region because the Democratic base in those states supported him just enough to beat Hillary. It was also Democratic votes that helped give us Wilburine and Lighthizer.

    Despite what the Fake News Media would have you believe, there are a lot of Democrats who support Trump but still hate the CoC-compromised GOPe — and these Trump Democrats would go a long way toward explaining the 2016 and 2018 elections.

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  7. Greg says:

    I watched the Salad Blender speak, then I read you commentary lol, every few sentences I found myself laughing out loud. I needed a laugh this morning thanks. Still giggling. The Dems are caught between a rock and a hard place and their answer is to turn on the Word Blender, omg this is so funny.


  8. This guy is in charge of Dem communication? Oh, my…phew…he has no idea what he is talking about. Lordy, what a mess.


  9. auscitizenmom says:

    Thank you, Sundance. I had watched the interview and was totally confused about what this guy was supporting. Your explanation cleared up my confusion. I guess this interview is the kind of thing we have to look forward to for the next couple of years. :\

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  10. Donzo says:

    It was painful watching this guy prevaricate.


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