CBS News reports that “President Trump starts to rack up wins” and summarizes:
“Congress is likely to. Robert Mueller’s “Russia Squad” is . Judge Roy Moore is favored in Alabama with Trump’s support. The Supreme Court has acquiesced to Trump’s travel ban for now (while it waits for the lower courts to rule). The Supreme Court also offers hope to social conservatives in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, facilitated by Trump’s appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the bench. The economy is booming. Blue-collar wages are on the rise. Meanwhile, many of Trump’s enemies are still harboring their go-nowhere fantasies of impeachment.”
The Progressive publication HuffPost runs the mournful headline “Sadly, Trump Is Winning” and similarly itemizes the Trump “wins.”
Democratic excuses for stagnation during the Obama administration (supposedly we had entered an inevitable era of “secular stagnation”) have fallen by the wayside.
“Liberal New York Times columnist Paul Krugman predicted economic ruin with no end in sight under the new president. Specifically, he said that the markets would ‘never recover’ thanks to Trump,” Townhall writes, and quotes White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders’ tweet yesterday:
“I’m old enough to remember when President Trump’s election was going to “crash the market.” One year later: market up over 30%, two million new jobs & 1,000 new manufacturing jobs created every day just last month…and now Obama wants credit for the booming Trump economy.”
Pushback time, starring the #MeToo ladies
Predictably this has elicited a pushback. As we and others predicted, the Democrats’ heave-ho of Congressman Conyers and Senator Franken was just the opera’s overture. It was understood when the curtain soon rose, President Trump would be the star villain. Well, it rose this morning, with Megyn Kelly doing the curtain hiking and hosting. The anticipatory Washington Post headline captures part of her motivation: “Megyn Kelly’s dismal ratings rise with focus on sexual harassment. Next up: Trump accusers.”