2020 Presidential Issues No. 2: Trump the Failure

By Dale E. Landrith Sr. | Oct 25, 2019

Currently in the news is the effort in the U. S. House of Representatives to impeach the president. They tried Russian collusion and that did not work so well. When was the last time that you saw Russian collusion in the news? That has given way to a Ukrainian phone call. With the full transcript of that call having been released, it is likely like this impeachment effort will have the same result.

Those leading the impeachment effort hold their hearings in secret. Why? Is it so that they can gather information damaging to the president? It is more likely that they do not want their complete lack of impeachment supporting facts made known to the public.

The true mystery is that they do not try to impeach President Trump by using the “racist,” “misogynist,” “against the middle class,” and “against the poor” information that they have labeled him with since his election.

Is President Trump a racist? If that is true then he must be as incompetent as some would make him out to be. Data included in the U. S. Census Bureau statistics (census.gov/library/publications/2019/demo/p60-266.html) shows that the Trump economy has had the greatest impact on minorities.

Historically, African American unemployment has been twice that of white unemployment. In these statistics we observe that currently that number is 1.6 times or almost 25% better with all minority unemployment at record lows. In addition, The Washington Post recently reported (washingtonpost.com/business/economy/for-the-first-time-ever-most-new-working-age-hires-in-the-us-are-people-of-color/2019/09/09/8edc48a2-bd10-11e9-b873-63ace636af08_story.html) that 4.5 million out of 5.2 million, or 86%, of the new jobs created since Trump’s election have gone to minorities. Obviously, President Trump is incompetent at being a racist.

It is also well reported that President Trump discriminates against or despises women. Mary Margaret Olohan states in the Daily Signal that, “Among full-time, year-round workers, the number of women increased by 1.6 million and the number of men increased by about 700,000 between 2017 and 2018.”

The median real income for households led by women with no spouse rose 5.8% from 2017 to 2018. There was no change for married couples. In addition, the poverty rate for women-led households diminished from 26.2% to 24.9%. Melania must be having more influence than is being recognized.

President Trump is a billionaire. Democrats would have us believe that as a result he cannot relate nor does he understand the plight of the poor. However, the census data shows that those people living in poverty declined by 1.4 million people just in 2018 alone in conjunction with the poverty rate being reduced from 12.3% to 11.8%. This is the lowest it has been since the 2007 financial crisis and was led by minority women-headed households, who are by far the most vulnerable.

In addition, the Department of Agriculture reports that there has been a 6.3-million reduction in Americans on food stamps. The media would have us believe that is a result of cruel Trump policies and that is simply not true. This reduction in food stamps is the result of heads of households in poor families getting jobs.

Does Trump hate the poor? If so, it would not seem logical that his policies have benefited the poor more than any other group.

How did America become the most prosperous nation on the face of the earth? The names of the poor, the middle class, and the rich keep changing.  Upward financial mobility has been the characteristic of the U. S. economy.

Some of those who want to be the Democratic candidate in 2020 for president (Warren, Sanders, etc.) would have us believe that the poor are getting poorer and the middle class is shrinking. This is not the truth. The preceding data would substantiate that upward mobility is occurring with the poor, but what about the “shrinking” middle class?

Economist Mark J. Perry indicates that the middle class has in fact been shrinking, but not for the reason some candidates would have us believe. Since 2007, the middle class ― defined as those earning $35,000 to $100,000 in inflation-adjusted dollars ― has fallen from 43% of the population to 41.7% in 2018. Aha! There is the shrinking middle class.

But why? Where did they go? Did they descend in the ranks of the poor? No! They have arrived in the upper income level. The upper income level increased from 27.7% of the population to 30.4%. The answer is upward financial mobility.

It has long been said that the best antidote for poverty is a job. Trump’s economy has produced record job growth. How does one participate in upward mobility? As unemployment decreases to record lows, the competition for workers forces employers to offer better wages. This is trickle-up economics. As those in the middle class move up to upper income jobs, those in lower reaches of the economy move up to fill the vacancies.

The question then becomes, why should voters reject Warren, Sanders, Biden, etc.,and favor re-electing President Trump? The answer is to look at your paycheck and remember where you were four years ago.

Another View is a Maine Press Association award-winning column written by Midcoast conservative citizens/writers Jan Dolcater, Ken Frederic, Paul Ackerman, Ralph “Doc” Wallace and Dale Landrith Sr.


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Comments (16)
Posted by: Melissa Byer | Oct 29, 2019 20:18

Great Job Dale E. Landrith Sr. Facts do not Lie!

Posted by: Kevin Riley | Oct 29, 2019 16:21


I wish I could be there to laugh in your face when your conspiracy theories all fall apart and nothing you believe will happen, happens.
You people have always failed and always will because you people live in a bubble with no other info than you get from you circular echo chamber.

Posted by: JUNE DOLCATER | Oct 29, 2019 15:54

To the deep believers

Just wait a while and you can dine on crow

Jan Dolcater  Rockland

Posted by: Alana Allen | Oct 29, 2019 13:14

Just why I love keeping my opinion to myself. Life is so peaceful and nothing changes. Vote the way you want and be at ease.  Calm.....everyone doesn't have to know how and what you think, once someones mind is made up, no one is changing it.


Posted by: Kevin Riley | Oct 29, 2019 10:06


You forgot "BUT HER EMAILS".
Oh, Wait, more than half of the cabinet and advisors to this president have been doing the same thing in direct violation of the records act. That is using private, commercial email for official government business. At least her email server wasn't on a commercial site.
Yet, silence from the right is deafening.

Again Dolcater, you DO remember way Clinton was impeached.


Posted by: Kevin Riley | Oct 29, 2019 09:12

Attempting to preach from on high again.  Epic fail.
"If you happen to watch any interviews of Clapper or Brennan their uneasiness is very apparent"
And from your interpretation of their behavior during interviews you somehow come to the conclusion that they at the heart of a coup.
You're delusional. You're seeing what you want to see and only hearing what you want to hear. Using extremely limited information sources are evident here. You suffer from digital two dimensional thinking.
Coup? What coup? Oh, you mean the impeachment inquiry. You use the word coup where no such thing is happening. The house exorcising their constitutionally mandated oversight duties.
The constitution is a great document you should read it some time.
Those two men have done more in the service of our country than you could possibly do in three lifetime.
Do you have any idea how stupid you sound when you spout conspiracy theories about Brennon and Clapper
Maybe you should research their careers but I know you won't. After all, way would you want to learn anything new

To believe that there's is a coup going on only shows you have no idea what the word "coup" means or how one would be carried out.
That is almost the definition of a conspiracy theory.
You are not paying attention to what is really happening you're only listening to the ignorant and uneducated that do not know how things work and have to make excuses for this president getting caught breaking the law and violating the constitution. 
This president is a disaster for the nation and the world. He has destroyed our leadership position in the world and is about to crash the economy with his sickening trade war.
I can't count the times he's violated OPSEC and reveled sources and methods on camera.
The impeachment inquiry is exactly what the house should be doing considering this presidents behavior. Since you don't know what an impeachment inquiry is it's the same as a grand jury investigation which, I hope you DO know, is done in secret.
You do remember way Clinton was impeached.....Right?
When what believe is about to happen doesn't it will not only be humorous but will destroy what little is left of your credibility.
You conspiracy nuts have always been wrong and you are wrong now.

Posted by: JUNE DOLCATER | Oct 29, 2019 08:17


You do not have a conspiracy theory when the prosecutor, Durham,  has changed his inquiry into a criminal investigation. Unlike Horowitz, Durham has subpoena powers and grand juries will be assembled before very long. If you happen to watch any interviews of Clapper or Brennan their uneasiness is very apparent and it very well should be as both were at the heart of the coup. Comey speaks of wanting to go to New Zealand, I bet he does want to, however, his just desert is coming soon along with McCabe, Strout, and others..

Jan Dolcater,  Rockland

Posted by: Harold Bryson Mosher | Oct 29, 2019 07:26

What do you know.  A dodger made it to the World Series.

Posted by: Kevin Riley | Oct 28, 2019 12:55

"Riley, you need to take a deep, deep breath as the Horowitz report is only the beginning for the house of cards to begin to unravel for those in the CIA, FBI and especially Mr. Clapper and Mr. Brennan"

I see you have fallen into the deep dark conspiracy theory world.

The OIG report only investigated the FBI and only in three cases. How that is supposed to bring down a portion the Intelligence Community is beyond me. You do know that the intelligence community consists of 17 agencies, right?
I'll be here to laugh at you when this magic report is published by IG and none of what you believe happens.


Posted by: JUNE DOLCATER | Oct 28, 2019 11:20

To All  and particularly Pvt Cut and Paste

You need to accept the facts that this article has been accurately researched. I understand your lack of the ability to accept reality but it is plain to see.

Like many others I am not pleased with many of Trump's comments but am in 100% agreement with the economy, protecting and having an efficient immigration policy, being  oil independent.  strengthening our military and the appointment of judges to the Supreme Court that will support the law and not feelings or vague interpretations.     Riley, you need to take a deep, deep breath as the Horowitz report is only the beginning for the house of cards to begin to unravel for those in the CIA, FBI and especially Mr. Clapper and Mr. Brennan

Jan Dolcater  Rockland

Posted by: Anita L Knowlton | Oct 28, 2019 08:03

I am ashamed to be a Republican! Trump is an embarrassment to our Country. Every time he opens his mouth I cringe . I really don’t see how any Intelligent American can still support this man . He has proved himself to be morally corrupt over and over again . I just hope this country can survive his final days in office!

Posted by: Kevin Riley | Oct 27, 2019 11:01

I seem to remember the right touting the soon to e released IG report way back in 2018 that would reveal all, exonerate many and cause democrats to be discredited.

That IG report was published and.....crickets.

The same will be with any "reports" you people think are going to save Trump and destroy the Dems.

Basically, you're delusional.

Posted by: JUNE DOLCATER | Oct 27, 2019 09:42

To Pvt Cut & Paste and others,

Try and learn to understand facts when they are accurately presented. I understand it is difficult for you, but try.it will brighten your lack of understanding.

Please prepare yourselves for the soon to be released report from Horowitz and soon after that the facts from Mr. Durham.

Jan Dolcater, Rockland

Posted by: Kevin Riley | Oct 26, 2019 07:29

Oh, and the Russia investigation never ended it is still going on. Although AG Barr is trying to discredit that investigation.
This could not end well for Trump and Barr.
Just to clarify for you the AG is NOT the president's lawyer but he is acting like he is. The AG is supposed to e working for America and the American people. Barr is not.


Posted by: Kevin Riley | Oct 25, 2019 20:23

"don't behind closed doors"

DONE behind closed doors as in SECRET!

Posted by: Kevin Riley | Oct 25, 2019 20:21

There is no impeachment going on right now. It is an impeachment inquiry. Think Grand Jury which, as you know, is a don't behind closed doors.

Also, in case you didn't know, they are following the house rules that were installed by the republican house and under John Boehnerin in 2015.

"Judge Andrew Napolitano explained that Republicans have to blame their own party for current House rules allowing closed-door interviews as part of the impeachment proceedings.

In an interview on Fox and Friends, Napolitano noted that the House rules being used by Chairman Adam Schiff have been in place since 2015 when Republicans were in the majority."

Lastly, if you upset that no vote by the house was taken to initiate the inquiry, NO.VOTE.IS.REQUIRED!

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