The November jobs report was released today. Turns out there’s a reason Democrats are pushing anything but the economy (see Reporter Asks Pelosi if She “Hates Trump.” She Launches into a Tirade. and Robert Redford Pens OpEd Claiming Trump is a Secret, Evil Monarch. Provides Zero Examples.). Because with numbers like these, Donald Trump should get re-elected with 48 states. Though possibly still lose the popular vote because of everyone living on top of each other in California and New York.
U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a fresh half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to hold interest rates steady after three straight cuts.
Payrolls jumped 266,000, the most since January, after an upwardly revised 156,000 advance the prior month, according to a Labor Department report Friday that topped all estimates in a Bloomberg survey calling for 180,000 jobs.
The jobless rate dipped to 3.5%, matching the lowest since 1969.
Average hourly earnings climbed 3.1% from a year earlier, exceeding projections, and the prior month was revised higher.
Private employment jumped by 254,000.
Oh, it gets better…
Re: today’s jobs numbers –>
More consumers believe that they are better off financially than they were this time last year…
— Morning Consult (@MorningConsult) December 6, 2019
So if you want to know why Democrats are so desperate to impeach Trump for… reasons, it’s because of this:
There are like 4 unemployed people in the country right now, and an incumbent president is underwater in approval ratings and his re-election is at the very best uncertain. It's easy to lose sight of how insane that is.
— Alex Parker (@AlexParkerDC) December 6, 2019
Let’s be honest. Part of the problem with the president’s approval ratings and poll numbers is him being an asshole. Yes, I know him being an asshole scores him points with his fanbois and with people who write jokes and hustle content for a living (we can smell our own). But for the people in the middle who can decide the presidency, they may not love it. I can’t be the only one who notices that when he has an extended period of silence and just lets the Democrats talk, his numbers go up and their’s go down. I’m just sayin’, maybe just tweet every third thing you want to tweet.
But it’s clear that if the 2020 election is about the economy, the Democrats don’t have a snowball’s chance in Los Angeles. That’s why they’re desperate to impeach him. That’s why they pray to Gia for a tweet or an offhand comment they can blow up and take out of context. It’s also why the current leftists running for president are getting far more open with calling people who vote for Trump racist. Or if not racist, racist-adjacent.
All of the usual rules may have changed after November of 2016. But there’s one that never will: It’s the economy, stupid.