Trump’s Secret Weapon…THIS Is Why The Media & Clinton Want To Talk About ANYTHING ELSE!

The Weekly Standard has never been a friend of Trump.

In many ways, they are the definition of the “shoot-themselves-in-the-foot” Republican establishment.

That is why it is so surprising to see them point out what many of us already know…

The reason the media and the Clinton campaign avoid talking about issues is because if this election is actually about the issues that Americans care about, Donald J. Trump will mop the floor with her!

In their own words…

Clinton and the media avoid the issues because they know she’s hurt by them. Trump avoids the issues for reasons that are harder to ascertain—perhaps because he doesn’t fully realize how much they benefit him or perhaps just because he finds it easier and more enjoyable to talk about something else. But if he were to start talking policy, his electoral fortunes might turn around.

Delving into the specifics, it becomes pretty clear that they are absolutely right…

Clinton wants to increase taxes, government spending, and regulation. She was for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a central part of Obama’s economic agenda, before she was against it. (Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, a close friend of Clinton, has said she’s still for it.) Continuing Obama’s pattern of picking winners and losers, Clinton wants to “establish the U.S. as the clean energy superpower of the world” (italics added). She argues that “trickle-down economics,” meaning policies that led to 3.5 percent average yearly GDP growth under President Reagan (and 7.3 percent growth once the Reagan recovery really hit full stride), “does not help our economy go.” On economic matters, she is effectively running for Obama’s third term. After eight years of Obama’s economic record, that’s a tough sell.

Not that these are the only issues that Hillary is on the wrong side of, the list is long and illustrious…

Moreover, immigration, Obamacare, and the economy are hardly the only issues favoring Trump. At a time when violent crime has begun to rise again, Trump is focused on restoring law and order, while Clinton is focused on increasing leniency in criminal sentencing. At a time when new terrorist attacks are occurring every few days or weeks, Trump isn’t skittish about saying “Islamic terrorism” and can’t be held responsible for ISIS’s ascendancy, while Clinton is and can. At a time when we are approaching $20 trillion in national debt—nearly double what the tally was when Obama took office—Clinton is calling for “free” college. At a time when the vast majority of Americans oppose providing taxpayer funding for abortion, Clinton is calling for killing off the Hyde Amendment, the longstanding protection against such practices that for decades enjoyed bipartisan support. (What’s more, then-senator Clinton repeatedly voted against what is now the federal ban on partial-birth abortions.)

If Donald Trump can manage to exercise the message discipline that we know he is capable of, this election will turn around in a hurry!

Of course the media will do everything in its power to keep that from happening.

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