Trent Derr's Blog (17)

Sorry Baaaarack. We’re Not Sheep.

by: Trent Derr - American Exceptionalism

 

The President quipped last week that part of the reason why his stimulus plan didn’t work was “the shovel ready jobs weren’t as shovel ready as we thought.”    Since Obama has no business experience and hasn’t ever created a free market job, he’s totally befuddled why none of his economic plans are working.   Even the…

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Added by Trent Derr on June 22, 2011 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Why Weiner Matters

by: Trent Derr - American Exceptionalism

 

Ok by now, we’ve all heard about it.  Weinergate.  Representative Anthony Weiner started with denials, followed by hedging,  and finally followed by admission.  All of this seasoned with Weiner’s shocked response to the question regarding whether he was going to resign – “No, I’m not going to resign.”  The guy who has…

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Added by Trent Derr on June 9, 2011 at 4:21pm — No Comments

This Is A Stick Up! Seven Ways Obamacare Raids Your Wallet.

by: Trent Derr - American Exceptionalism

 

By now most of us realize how Obamacare is designed to take control of healthcare decisions away from individuals and place them in the hands of bureaucrats.   After all, Obama, Pelosi, and Reid understood that as government gains more control over healthcare, the politicians have even…

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Added by Trent Derr on May 25, 2011 at 3:07pm — 1 Comment

They Are Progressive… Like Cancer. Here’s the Cure

by: Trent Derr - American Exceptionalism

 

Progressive: “A person advocating or implementing liberal social reforms to destroy traditional societal values in stages, proceeding step by step.”

 

Progressive Cancer: “A disease that attacks the body by using abnormal cancerous cells to kill normal cells while incrementally spreading in stages…

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Added by Trent Derr on May 4, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

One Riot One Ranger – What a Difference One Patriot Can Make in America

by: Trent Derr - American Exceptionalism

The Texas Rangers are the second oldest state law enforcement agency in the United States.  They initially functioned as a paramilitary force during the time that the Republic of Texas was an independent country.  Today the Rangers function as the Texas State Bureau of Investigation.  Over time, they…

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Added by Trent Derr on April 27, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Why The Democrats Should Fear the Tea Party (and it's not what you think)

by: Trent Derr - American Exceptionalism



You can tell that someone feels threatened by you when they publicly degrade and poke fun at you.    Given that standard, the Tea Party has been under the skin of Democrats from the day that it sprung to life a little more than 2 years ago.  As recent as the current budget battle, Harry Reid blames the Tea Party for not allowing…

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Added by Trent Derr on April 11, 2011 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Obamacare – 8 Metrics They Don’t Want You to Know

by: Trent Derr - American Exceptionalism

 

When you examine Obamacare in detail, you find that the facts of the legislation contradict most of the selling points that the Liberals used as their basis for voting for the bill.

 

#1 – 18 Million People Added to Medicare while Cutting $500 Billion from the Program

Obamacare claims to…

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Added by Trent Derr on March 31, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Selling Lies – The Formula the Left Uses To Take Away Your Rights

by: Trent Derr - American Exceptionalism

 

As part of their dogma, the Left believes society only operates “fairly” when more power is concentrated in the Federal Government and fewer rights are exercised independently by individuals. In their view, one of the major purposes of the Government is to equalize outcomes across society (try to find…

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Added by Trent Derr on March 24, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

3 Economic Policies Reagan Had Right (And Obama Never Learned)

by: Trent Derr - American Exceptionalism Blog

 

President Reagan is probably best known for three major accomplishments: rekindling the American spirit of entrepreneurship, defeating the Soviets in the Cold War leading to the eventual collapse of the USSR, and creating the most robust peacetime economic expansion in American history. In this posting, we’ll…

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Added by Trent Derr on March 17, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Barry Deceives Liberty – How Would You Respond to a Progressive?

by: Trent Derr - American Exceptionalism Blog

 

My wife was seated in the airport waiting to catch her flight back home. So far so good. She was already past security waiting in the gate area. As usual, she was reading a book trying to pass the minutes until it was time to board. My wife can be as entertained by people watching as anyone. However if she…

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Added by Trent Derr on March 10, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Ronald Reagan's Top 6 Military Principles and Their Impact on the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Trent Derr - American Exceptionalism

 

President Reagan was a strong advocate of Peace through Strength. Essentially he believed that foreign powers were less likely to engage with the United States militarily if they were certain that they would receive immediate, disproportionate punishment from…

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Added by Trent Derr on March 8, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Cooter's Fired Up and Other Reasons Why the Democrats are in Trouble in 2012

by: Trent Derr - American Exceptionalism

 

The other day on a Southwest Airlines flight back to Houston, I saw him, Cooter. He was one big dude, and he was making his way down the aisle of the plane carrying his duffel bag and his hardhat. As usual, his hardhat was decorated with stickers from…

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Added by Trent Derr on March 1, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

WWRD? Part 2 – What would Reagan do about immigration?

by: Trent Derr - American Exceptionalism

 

As a continuing part of our series What Would Reagan Do, we’re going to discuss what Reagan would do to address our current immigration problems. Clearly Reagan would have been shocked by our current situation related to rampant illegal immigration, the violence across our…

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Added by Trent Derr on February 28, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

WWRD? (What Would Reagan Do) - How would Ronald Reagan address the challenges we have today?

by: Trent Derr - Morning in America

 

Are you better off than you were two years ago? For most people, the answer is no. Compared to two years ago, more people are unemployed, the credit markets are still a mess, businesses are still being stymied by further federal regulation, and the global community has no idea what we…

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Added by Trent Derr on February 24, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Your Lipstick Stains on the Front Lobe of my Left Side Brains - Will Palin run for President?

by: Trent Derr - Morning in America

 

Hey Soul Sister

 

“What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull? Lipstick!” And with that shot over the bow at the Republican National Convention, Sarah Palin announced her arrival on to the national political stage. From her position…

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Added by Trent Derr on February 23, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Our Sputter and Nicked Up Moment - Commentary on the State of the Union

by: Trent Derr - Morning in America

 

I swore I heard that right.  Did the President say this is our “Sputter and Nicked Up” moment?  Was this the first time that he decided to finally come clean with the American people?   I thought to myself, well at least he was being honest in his State of the Union speech.  He’s finally…

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Added by Trent Derr on February 22, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Hu JaDaddy? - Commentary on our National Debt and Relationship with China

by: Trent Derr - Morning in America

 

As I mentioned to some friends, due to the amount of money the President is borrowing from the Chinese, Obama is no longer able to refer to the Chinese leader as Hu Jintao. Now Obama is required to call him Hu JaDaddy.  To paraphrase Jay Leno, the bad news is the Chinese Leader came to the White House this week.  The good news is he said we could keep…

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Added by Trent Derr on February 21, 2011 at 5:52pm — No Comments

LIGHTER SIDE

ALERT ALERT

 After Years Of Stagnation Under Obama 
Household Income Hits 50-Year High

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Former President Barack Obama got plenty of praise for shepherding us through the recovery from the 2008 economic crisis. However, those on Main Street, USA, knew the truth — things weren’t any better than they had been when George W. Bush left office.

As The Weekly Standard reported in 2016, median household income when Obama came into office in 2009 was $56,731. In 2015, six years into his presidency, that number was $56,516 — a decrease of just over $200.

By the time he left office, it’s true that media household income had risen to $59,471 — but that was essentially the same as it had been in December, 2007, at the end of the “Great Recession” and just a few weeks before Obama took office, when it was $59,549.

So, how’s The Donald doing?

Well, as Investor’s Business Daily reported, a new study from Sentier Research found that the median household income in April was $61,483 — a 50-year high.

That’s up from $59,471 in January of 2017.

The firm tracks income using census data and adjusts for inflation — so even a slightly weaker dollar doesn’t account for the increase.

Donald Trump Jr.   @DonaldJTrumpJr  

Bad News For Dems: Household Income Hits All-Time High Under Trump … And He's Getting Credit For It!!! 

Household Income Hits All-Time High Under Trump, And He's Getting Credit For It

A new report shows that the median household income has climbed 3% since President Trump took office. It's another sign of a strong economy, and at least one poll shows the public credits Trump for...

That’s great news for the country, but maybe not the best news for Democrats.

“This is just another indication that the economy has notably strengthened under Trump. And polls show that the public’s mood has brightened considerably as a result,” Investor’s Business Daily reported.

“The latest IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index is 53.6. This index has been in positive territory (anything over 50 is optimistic) since Trump took office. The Quality of Life Index, meanwhile, hit a 14-year high in May and the Financial Stress Index is at an all-time low.”

That economic data is followed by a lot of polls that seem to show that the “blue wave” expected in the November midterms breaking and rolling back into the sea.

A new Reuters poll found that a generic Republican would beat a generic Democrat by six points. Back in March, the Democrats were up by nine points. A CBS poll found that Democrats had a two-point advantage on the generic ballot — hardly “wave” material.

The CBS poll also found that 68 percent of Americans believed Trump’s policies deserved at least some of the credit for the economic situation, with 35 percent saying he deserved a “great deal” of the credit.

Sixty-four percent of respondents rated the economy as “somewhat good” or “very good.” In a CNN poll, 57 percent of voters said that “things are going well in the U.S.” In February, that was 49 percent.

Perhaps the most important figure: Under Obama, when Gallup asked whether it was a good time to find “a quality job in the U.S.,” the highest number that administration ever achieved was 45 percent. Under Trump, that number is 67 percent — the highest number in the 17-year history of the poll.

While Trump’s personal numbers haven’t seen the same bounce, they’re still up — and that’s the important thing. Thanks to the relentless campaign of personal attacks against him, Trump’s stated approval rating has always been a lot lower than it probably is.

Don’t believe me? Just ask Hillary Clinton. For all of the personal barbs and attacks, 2016 ultimately came down to the economy. So will 2018 — and that’s not good news for the Democrats.

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