Laura Hollis: ‘Look at the places they do control to see how successful they’ve been’
It’s a serious question. Other than hating Donald Trump, why would anyone vote for any of the Democratic candidates for president of the United States? They’ve given us precious few reasons to support them and plenty of reasons to conclude that they shouldn’t be given any political power – much less the presidency.
Here are just a few:….
Under President Trump, we have seen record-low unemployment, including among Hispanics and African Americans; consistent job creation; reform of Veterans Affairs; a new federal ban on animal cruelty; criminal justice reform; a new North American trade deal; and no new wars.
What makes Trump such a successful president? It’s a simple point that goes right to the heart of the system of American governance: Trump trusts that most Americans can run their own lives, their families, their businesses, their schools and their communities. In other words, he does not (and did not) see it as his role to walk into the White House and “fundamentally transform” the country.
Democrats, on the other hand – with almost zero experience starting, growing or operating any enterprise of any size; no experience with meeting the needs of customers, patrons or patients; no experience making payroll – are certain that they can come in and run a country of 330 million people.
We don’t have to speculate about their failures; we need only look at the places they do control to see how successful they’ve been. Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans: What do citizens of those cities (and states) enjoy? Corruption. High taxes. Bankrupt governments and underfunded state pensions. Population loss. Gun violence and other crime. Homelessness. Filth and rodent infestation. Streets filled with used hypodermic needles and human feces.
Tell me again. Why would you vote for that?