We have breaking news: Trump is an existential threat at least that how Democrats are trying to frame the 2020 election. Uh, has anyone told them that they’ve tried this strategy? It didn’t work. Former Vice President Joe Biden is in Iowa, where he said that President Trump is an existential threat to the country. Folks, we’re existential threats to the nation…this is going to play out well. Why are Democrats so down on America? Have they slept through the past four years of accomplishments?
More Americans are now employed than ever before, unemployment is below four percent; nearly four million Americans have been taken off the welfare rolls, unemployment claims are at a 52-year low, close to a half million manufacturing jobs created, and over 4 million overall jobs created. Should I continue?
Let’s not forget about the historic tax cuts that created the best job creating and investment climates in years. Consumer and small business confidence have reached their highest marks in decades, Asian-American, black, women, Hispanic, and youth unemployment have all reached record lows, the Obamacare individual mandate is toast, the military is rebuilding, the Clean Power Plan (aka Obama’s war on coal) is over, and the most confirmed circuit court judges that any other incoming administration. The Trump White House isn’t shy about highlighting their accomplishment—and they shouldn’t. These are solid marks. Oh, and Trump has renegotiated NAFTA, something that he promised to do. Passing this bill is suspect, as Democrats now control the House. On last note: Supreme Court. Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh have been confirmed, the latter surviving one of the most brutal and ruthless character assassination attempts since Clarence Thomas.
And speaking of SCOTUS, we have key decisions coming down the pipeline. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg noted that a lot of 5-4 decisions are coming.
Department of Commerce v. New York centers on whether a citizenship question can be included in the 2020 census; it’s been done before—just saying. The American Legion v. American Humanist Association deals with a World War I monument in Maryland that has a cross in the vicinity. That’s triggered the usual crowd. Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill hits close to home, dealing with the new map for the distribution of state legislature seats. Some person from Berkeley drafted the new map. Mitchell v. Wisconsin is a Fourth Amendment case, where the court will decide if the state’s exemption law applies to drawing blood from unconscious motorists in DUI cases.
In other Hill-related news, Jon Steward torched members of Congress for dragging its feet on the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund—and rightfully so. This shouldn’t be a fight.
"They did their jobs...18 years later, do yours!"— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 11, 2019
In angry and impassioned remarks, Jon Stewart appeals to Congress to make 9/11 victim compensation fund permanent. Watch his full opening statement: https://t.co/XCejzIXWyh pic.twitter.com/eKR5wtjtKc
Former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David will be receiving the Medal of Honor for saving his platoon in the intense battle of Fallujah during the Iraq War. We’ll be back on Thursday.