COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., January 10, 2016 — Economist Art Laffer opined today that Republicans could take up to 47 states in the general election this fall. Speaking on “The Cats Roundtable” radio show (New York AM-970), he predicted a landslide in November’s election.
The left-wing press is bending over backwards to prop up the Hillary campaign. They claim incessantly that the race will be close, but say that polls show that Hillary beats almost every Republican candidate head-to-head.
So why is Laffer so bullish on Republicans? Doesn’t he read the press?
“When I look at these candidates, I don’t see one of them who wouldn’t do a great job as president,” he said.
“l think Donald Trump is phenomenal, I think Rand Paul has done a great job, I even like Jeb Bush—I think Jeb Bush is great, he did a wonderful job in Florida,” he added. “Chris Christie—phenomenal. ”
Perhaps Laffer, who served in the administrations of Nixon, Ford and Reagan, is just partisan. Or perhaps he remembers the election of 1980, when the economy was in a shambles and the United States was reeling from the Iranian hostage crisis.
It’s déjà vu all over again.
Eight years after the 2008 meltdown, the economy is still soft. Well-paying, full-time jobs have been replaced by a smaller number of low-end, part-time jobs. The labor market participation rate is lower than in 1980. The Obama Administration’s fundamental transformation of America is redistributing income from the middle class to his supporters and funders in the upper class.
In 1980, Iran held more than 60 American diplomats and citizens hostage for 444 days, and there was nothing we could do about it. A daring rescue attempt ended before it fully began with a tragic aircraft crash in the desert. Today, Islamist terrorists conduct random shootings in American streets and there is nothing this administration is willing to do about it. They deny that it is happening.
Only 26 percent of Americans say we are headed in the right direction. We are poised for something like the Reagan Revolution.
Laffer’s sentiments are shared by a large number of Americans. It is hard to remember when, if ever, either party has fielded such a large group of new and talented candidates. There are few who wouldn’t do a better job than Hillary.
If her old scandals have been effectively swept under the rug—the Rose Law firm, Whitewater, Travelgate, Vice Foster, etc.—she has fresh ones to replace them.
The best proof has been in her own emails. They keep getting released bit by bit, like a Chinese water torture. It is clear, for example, that she is the source of the “offensive video” Benghazi cover-up story. The blood of American diplomats is on her hands.
The latest batch reveal not only more mishandling of classified information, but also reveals her ordering a staffer to send classified talking points for a coming meeting via a non-secure fax machine, stripped of their classification markings.
Lesser mortals would be prosecuted for this. That she won’t be is simply another example of this administration’s selective prosecution of enemies and sheltering of friends.
About 20 percent of likely Democratic voters say they would vote for Donald Trump in a general election, according to a new poll conducted by Democratic pollster Mercury Analytics. The poll, which obviously spells trouble for Hillary, was made to test reaction to Donald Trump’s first campaign ad.
The fight is only beginning.
Don’t be swayed by premature or biased predictions of who “can win” or who “can beat Hillary,” the left’s preferred front runner. It’s way too early to tell. The press has a vested interested in making the election look like a horse race, and a close one at that.
Is 47—or even 46 or 45—states a realistic number? In 1980, the press depicted the election as a close race. Reagan won 44 states. In 1984, they again predicted a virtual tie. He carried 49.