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I think you meant Biden

In their endorsement of Donald Trump, The Spokesman-Review lists just a couple of Trump’s many character flaws, but endorses him because “the policies that Joe Biden… would impose… would be worse.” The editorial ownership group who makes this endorsement is concerned with Biden’s economic policies vs. Trump’s. They paint Biden as “doddering, doting uncle who would hand out gifts the nation can’t afford.” I am reminded of James Carville’s motto for the Clinton campaign: “It’s The Economy, Stupid.”

It might interest the Review’s ownership group to know that both Moody’s Analytics and MarketWatch predict a stronger economy under a President Biden than under Trump. Trump inherited a strong economy from the Obama-Biden administration and managed not to torpedo it, until the coronavirus hit. His intentional mishandling of the pandemic has been unconscionable, and it has tanked the economy. Two dots are pretty easy to connect: pandemic and economy. You can’t fix the latter until you deal with the former. Biden would deal with the virus. On TV today James Carville offered his slogan for the 2020 campaign: “It’s The Pandemic, Stupid.”

The cynic in me says the Review’s wealthy owners are worried about paying higher taxes under Biden. But this election is about more than money. It’s about the clear and present danger Trump represents to the constitutional democracy that makes our economy possible.

Richard Shute

Otis Orchards


 

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