(NationalSentinel) POTUS Donald Trump has been written off by the political and media elite in Washington, D.C., and New York City as a rogue, a bully, a nincompoop, an idiot, a clown, and…well, you get the idea.

But at nearly every turn, the president has not only outsmarted the ‘smart people’ in the Deep State and the establishment, but he has also owned them in a way none of them have been owned, ever, by a Republican president.

On issue after issue, the president — not the elite — has been proven right. That’s because he has demonstrated he not only has an instinct for politics, but also an uncanny ability to connect with a large (and growing) body of Americans who have come to realize he’s not just a showman along for the ride.

It’s a trait he has used to his advantage and perfected for decades as he built his business empire.

And now, judging by the way the media and the Democrats (and some RINOs) react to him, rather than the other way around, he proves time and again that he remains several steps ahead of the boys and girls who are used to ‘running things.’

Case in point: The president has already settled on a winning 2020 strategy that, if Republicans play their cards right, will take them far beyond 2024 as well.

Call it, as RedState‘s Mike Ford writes, the “What have you got to lose?” redux:

Remember then Candidate Trump’s, “What do you have to lose?” to several Black audiences? As I pointed out in an earlier article, President Trump must (and likely will) visit Baltimore, San Diego, Detroit and a number of other Democrat-run, third world, U.S. cities. While there, he’ll be able to point out that Representative Cummings has been in office since 1996…over two decades.

Then he will pointedly ask, “What has Representative [Elijah] Cummings [D-Md.]done for West Baltimore?” Next, he will point to a number of significant accomplishments of his administration. Finally, he will say again, “Try supporting me. After all, what have you got to lose?”

I discussed this with David Webb the other day on his morning show. He added an important component. Republicans don’t need to go into Blue areas with the intent of changing party affiliation. “Don’t try to change folks from Democrat to Republican. Just help fix problems.” That will cause them in the privacy of the voting booth to vote their consciences. Party affiliation can come later.

Exactly. As noted, the president has already begun employing his strategy by pointing out what a disaster large portions of Cummings’ district really is, and moreover, how nothing has changed in the decades since he’s been ‘representing’ it.

POTUS also made mention of the pathetic conditions in and around Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district, as well as several others in California. And he did so again Thursday evening during a rally in Ohio:

Nearly half of all the homeless people living in the streets in America happen to live in the state of California. What they are doing to our beautiful California is a disgrace.

The ‘we,’ of course, are Democrats.

Fox News host Laura Ingraham, in dissecting the president’s focus on homeless, hit upon the larger POTUS strategy of taking it right to the Donkey Party and using real-world examples of policy failure after policy failure to demonstrate that third-world conditions exist in Democrat-run cities all over the country: Detroit, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, and on and on.

And brilliantly, she noted as well that following four days’ worth of 2020 Democrat presidential debates, the most recent ones this week, these issues of Democrat-run inner-city sanctums of filth, disease, drug use, and rodent infestations were never mentioned once.

But then, we know why it wasn’t mentioned.

“It was not a topic of debate because unfortunately, the homeless situation in California is directly the result of failed policies here,” Dr. Drew Pinsky, an addiction medicine specialist and L.A. resident said.

“This is not a housing problem,” he continued, adding that it’s a mental health problem that was made worse by federal legislation during the Kennedy administration by interfering with states’ typical, historic role in dealing with such issues.

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The point is, the president has identified an issue that Democrats own — public policy failures and destruction of swaths of American cities — and isn’t afraid to ram the issue down their throats, even if it involves previously politically ‘unassailable’ figures like Elijah Cummings.

Will it work? Time will tell. But using his giant-sized megaphone, the president has already managed to expose Democrat hypocrisy over public policy and claims of being the party that has the ‘most compassion.’

Decades of Democrat policy failure are evident on our streets. The president will spend the next several months highlighting it and then, at some juncture, offer GOP-oriented solutions. That’s what will carry the GOP beyond 2024 and the Trump era.

After all, as Mike Ford reminds us, what have Democrat voters got to lose?



  • By Jon Dougherty, The National Sentinel

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