David Rauschenberger: Democrats give Trump a high compliment

David Rauschenberger

David Rauschenberger

One of my buddies at band practice sarcastically wondered aloud if Democrats and the mainstream media really thought it was an insult for them to compare President Donald Trump to President Ronald Reagan. I nearly spit out the adult beverage I was sipping.

Life is good. Trump is just burying the Democrat Party while they schedule events to protest his tweets. I’d point out that the average news cycle for something outrageous or provocative that Trump tweets is about five days, but I digress.

I don’t think movers and shakers on the left, which includes a huge majority of the media, understand how they are only making our argument for us.

Trump just went to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and was a rock star. The businesspeople from around the world who don’t deal in millions of dollars clamored around him for pictures. Rachel Maddow might not have reported that on MSNBC.

CNN told its audience drones that Trump was shunned at Davos.  He told the world that we are “open for business.” And they were overwhelmingly receptive. I know my progressive friends cringe at the thought.

For those of you who think media pundits on the left have their finger on the pulse of what’s happening and what will happen in the future, I’m here to tell you that a thriving economy “trumps” their doom-and-gloom predictions of future calamity.

There’s no doubt that we will, at some point, run into tough economic times again. I’ve lived through some real low spots.

Those in power call them recessions, and those out of power call them depressions. What’s curious is how Democrats seem to be pulling for a downturn.

In short, this column is more about how happy I am that those who have been worthy opponents in the arena of ideas have become a self-described and powerless resistance. They insult their followers’ collective intelligence by comparing Trump, in his second year, to Ronald Reagan. Reagan rolled the Democrats, friends. Their selective memory obscures that fact.

I’ll finish with a little advice to the left. Stop comparing Trump to Reagan. And don’t act like deficits are created by tax cuts. Tax cuts provide higher collections at the Treasury. Democrats use past out-of-control spending to create a narrative that tax cuts increase debt. It’s a false narrative.

The world is warming up to Trump. Comparing Trump to Reagan is the highest compliment Dems can give to our president. Shhh, they don’t know it. Think …

— Rauschenberger, an accountant, lives in Orange City. Send email to drausch@bellsouth.net or info@beacononlinenews.com.

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