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Tue Aug 20, 2019, 05:48 PM

Why Trump Thinks Democrats Will Sabotage the Economy

Why Trump Thinks Democrats Will Sabotage the Economy

August 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard 17 Comments

https://politicalwire.com/2019/08/20/why-trump-thinks-democrats-will-sabotage-the-economy/

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Jonathan Chait: “The professions of confidence by Trump and his supporters that no recession is at hand is belied by their own behavior — especially Trump’s frantic attempts to pressure the Federal Reserve into loosening its monetary policy, along with the president’s renewed interest in cutting payroll taxes as stimulus. It’s also belied by a fair amount of data.”

“But more curious than the right’s insistence that a recession won’t occur is its certainty that Democrats — working through their agents in the Fake News, naturally — are engineering one. Why would the right imagine such sinister motives? Perhaps the answer is that this is precisely how Republicans behaved in the opposition.”

“After Obama took office, the entire Republican legislative calculus revolved around the premise that Republicans were engaged in zero-sum competition — anything that helped Obama pass a stimulus bill hurt their party… Throughout Obama’s presidency, Republicans not only demanded contractionary fiscal and monetary policy but staged a series of dangerous showdowns in order to force Obama to accept it.”

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applegrove Aug 20 OP
Celerity Aug 20 #1
State the Obvious Aug 20 #4
gratuitous Aug 20 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 20 #3
Wounded Bear Aug 20 #5
State the Obvious Aug 20 #6

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 06:00 PM

1. We damn well had better do a great job pre-framing this coming recession. IF Rump somehow

pushes it off with crazy monetary policies and other dirty tricks, and then our new Dem POTUS walks into a shitstorm within a few months, it sets up the table for a one term Dem Presidency (especially if the collapse is even remotely close to 2007-2009 levels) and a really, really poor chance of retaking the Senate in 2022 (if we fail to do so in 2020.)

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Response to Celerity (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 06:34 PM

4. That is exactly what Trump is doing...

...and he is already setting the groundwork to focus ALL economic and trade failures on the Democrats, in case Dems win in 2020. (Even the prediction of a 2020 recession has moved to 2021... So a new Democratic president can take the hit!)

We know all about "Republican Spin"!
Don't we?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 06:02 PM

2. Everyone knows if you say "recession" three times, the economy tanks

I mean, that's just Econ 101 there. Trump's magical thinking is all that's standing between the world and financial chaos.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 06:19 PM

3. He thinks that because sinking the economy is exactly

what he would do, given the chance.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 06:36 PM

5. Projection...it's what they do...nt

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 06:50 PM

6. They are doing a "psycho-flip"!

Psycho (Trump) "flips" blame onto the Democrats. Therefore, "psycho-flip".

(The Republican base does not know what the word "projection" means.)

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