Like President Obama’s supposed “fixing” of the U.S. economy, the Democrat Party is being sustained through short-term fixes and “Band-Aid” solutions. Their messaging is failing to resonate amidst the roar of conservative talking points dominating national discussion. More aimed at showcasing what they’re against than what they would do to fix the messes they have been so instrumental in creating, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have failed to capture any semblance of momentum beyond the crowd that will vote for anyone so long as there is a “D” next to the name on the ballot.
The DNC is also running in the red– a bad sign at this stage of elections. Couple that with the reports of infighting and possible coups at the top of DNC leadership, and it seems remarkably clear that Democrats are in trouble in 2016.
To add to the liberal misery, Supply-side economist Arthur Laffer has predicted that Republicans may not only win the White House in 2016, but that it is likely to be a landslide not seen since the Reagan Revolution.
“I would be surprised if the Republicans don’t take 45, 46, 47 states out of the 50,” Laffer told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on New York’s AM-970. “I mean, I think we’re going to landslide this election.”
Laffer served in various positions within the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations and actually complimented Clinton’s resume, but noted that she would be defeated handily.
“She would be defeated handily. I don’t think Hillary’s going to win this election no matter whom she runs against,” he said. “I mean, Hillary’s day is over.”
“I think she’s a very impressive person, she’s very articulate, very well educated, got a great resume and all of that, but her policies are not good. And it’s about issues, not about people, and her day has gone,” he added.
Of course, one would have to assume that Laffer was merely being polite. Few could label Hillary as “articulate.” Further, “impressive” is a strong word as the 2016 presidential candidate has failed to impress repeatedly throughout her career. A First lady who failed in her healthcare push, she became a lackluster senator, a failed presidential contender and a Secretary of State who utilized her position to solicit funds, disseminate classified documents and her negligence and/or apathy got American diplomats killed. Now, she is battling to keep first-place status in what is essentially a two-man race with a wild-eyed socialist who, if he were up against any halfway-decent political contender, would have been forced from the race months ago.
Laffer’s predictions ring true, but his assessment of Hillary Clinton, in truth, may have been too kind.