The utter imbecility of the “resistance” rats has become a laughing matter, truly.
In our lifetimes, such hysteria is rare. I can, (barely), remember the Satanic Panic of the 1990’s, in which every piece of “edgy” graffiti was supposedly tied to a ring of occultists sacrificing children in the abandoned corners of high school culture. What many failed to realize was that the outrageous, verifiable acts of these misguided youth were equivalent to calling in a bomb threat: They were meant only as nasty, scary pranks that riled up small towns across the nation.
This panic may have even led to the imprisonment of three young men known as the West Memphis Three.
Now, our new American hysteria is that someone, whether it be the President or his opposition, are actually racist fascists looking to take over the country, and they must be stopped at all costs.
Much like the Satanic Panic, this is all for ratings on television, and calling President Trump a “racist” ad nauseam is one of the simplest claims to debunk. Take, for instance, what the Trump economy has done for Hispanic people in America.
President Trump‘s economy is the rising tide that is lifting all boats. This is especially true for Hispanics, who were among the biggest victims of the low-growth, high-regulation economy under President Obama.
Last week, the Census Bureau announced new household income numbers, which showed that median income for Hispanic households grew by 3.7 percent, adjusted for inflation, last year. That’s more than double the increase seen by all households. More Hispanics moved into the upper-income brackets, and fewer remained in the lower ones. That’s welcome news as the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month.
Contrast this to the Obama economy. It took until 2015 for Hispanic household incomes to finally get back to their 2006 levels. For the population as a whole, household incomes remained flat between 2010 and 2014, as President Obama rolled out one job-killing policy after the next.
In addition to rising incomes, there are more job opportunities than ever today for Hispanics. This month, the Labor Department announced that the Hispanic unemployment rate remained at a record low — below 5 percent for the fifth consecutive month. This is less than half the unemployment rate that Hispanics faced as recently as President Obama’s second term. Median weekly earnings for full-time Hispanic employees have grown by 4.3 percent, adjusted for inflation, over the past two years.
Yet, still, we are thrust toward panic and anarchy, being told that even another minute of President Trump in the West Wing will lead to the downfall of our society, and a segregationist dystopia marred by Hitler-like hatred.
That’s why economic facts are so great; They’re true whether the left believes them or not.