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The Message to Democrats as Support for Trump Rises? Just Be Yourselves!

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Posted: May 10, 2019 9:43 AM
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The Message to Democrats as Support for Trump Rises? Just Be Yourselves!

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For more than two years, the Democrats have used every dirty trick possible to take down President Trump — but their desperate all-out obstruction campaign has only managed to strengthen his support.

Based on these results, perhaps the Democrats should continue to just be themselves.

According to a new Gallup poll, President Trump’s approval rating just hit an all-time high of 46 percent, even higher than President Obama’s approval at the same point in his presidency.

While the success of Trump’s America First policy agenda has undoubtedly played a major role in strengthening his support, the juvenile antics of congressional Democrats have only made the president’s accomplishments seem all the more impressive.

From the moment Donald Trump took office, Democrats have adhered to a strategy of knee-jerk obstructionism, using every tool at their disposal to stand in the way of his policy initiatives and prevent him from achieving the goals that the American people endorsed when they elected him president.

When President Trump secured the historic middle-class tax cuts that he promised on the campaign trail, for instance, he did so without a single Democrat vote. When he followed through on his pledge to appoint reliable conservative justices to the Supreme Court, Democrats used unsubstantiated allegations of sexual assault in an unsuccessful effort to prevent the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

They’ve only become more intransigent since taking control of the House of Representatives, adopting extremist positions and refusing to yield an inch for the good of the American people.

The Democrats’ dangerous efforts to deny funding for a much-needed border wall even forced the president to use his executive authority to reallocate the necessary funding to secure the border in the face of an ongoing humanitarian and security crisis.

Throughout it all, the Democrats have clung grimly to their discredited Russia collusion conspiracy theory, insisting that Trump “stole” the 2016 election from them. Even now, they’re refusing to accept that their one-time hero, Robert Mueller, thoroughly debunked that hoax after an intensive, two-year investigation that cost tens of millions of taxpayer dollars.

All of this was intended to undermine public support for President Trump, but instead it's had the exact opposite effect. As Democrats have become increasingly unhinged, they’ve shown the people their true colors — and the people don’t seem to think that red-faced anger and the deep green hue of envy are colors that complement them.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump has presented himself as a clear and attractive contrast by focusing on the policy agenda that propelled him to the White House in the first place.

By eliminating unnecessary regulations, slashing tax rates on workers and businesses, and aggressively confronting foreign trade partners that take advantage of American workers, the president has unleashed a historic economic boom, ending the disappointment of the Obama years once and for all.

GDP growth has been increasing steadily, reaching 3.2 percent in the first quarter of this year, the unemployment rate recently dropped to a 50-year low of 3.6 percent, and wages are rising for low- and middle-income workers faster than they have in a decade.

The most impressive part is that President Trump has accomplished all that despite the unprecedented obstructionism and vicious slanders of the Democrat Party.

For more than two years, liberals in Washington have done everything they can to smear President Trump, derail his America First agenda, and convince Americans to reject him. Remarkably, they’re actually managing to accomplish just the opposite. Just like our economy, support for Donald Trump is on the rise, and it’s no wonder.

If this is the ultimate result, for the sake of America’s future, let’s hope the Democrats just continue to be themselves.