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WaPo has a coming to God moment

One could be easily forgiven for thinking this was the Babylon Bee. Nope. It’s WaPo.

WaPo wrote,

The country faces an election of choices as clear as any we have had in modern times, with clear consequences as well.

Vote for President Trump and you are voting for the Constitution, military strength and robust economic growth.

Vote for former vice president Joe Biden and you are voting for bureaucrats, appeasement abroad, and economic entropy….

…Trump is chaos theory contained in a man, an explosive combination of complete candor as to what he thinks and feels, a willingness to brawl, an almost animal energy for the fray.

Biden is clearly not that. He is mostly invisible these days, but he hasn’t just lost a step. He’s lost a lap. His White House would be marked by echo-chamber enthusiasts and the control of the appointees he brings along with him, a haphazard and dangerous step for the republic…

Nothing has worked to slow Trump down, so now it must be racial politics, the scourge of the nation put not to the service of justice for the poor, who Trump had served quite well with good jobs until the Chinese Communist Party lied about a deadly virus unleashed on the world and upended the blue-collar boom. That boom is returning. It would once again lift all communities.

For WaPo to be publishing this type of article shows how exposure to sunlight can cure Trump Derangement Syndrome.

As we keep reminding our readers. The Democrats are simply not making a strong case as a credible alternative to Trump, especially the behaviour of Democrat state governors and mayors during COVID19 and their empty virtue signalling, weakness and radical responses to the ‘protest anything under the banner of BLM‘ movements.

Even we Aussies can tell that the majority of Americans are patriots when push comes to shove.

Never forget that “lived experience” is a powerful force. We don’t think Trump’s first 3.5 years will be forgotten at the polling booth. Outside of all his bluster, vulgarity and unorthodox style, he’s made a lot of headway.

We have often said that journalistic integrity will only return when the mainstream media loves America more than it hates Trump. How long till the rest of WaPo channels Hugh Hewitt?

Way to go, Joe! If you vote for Trump, “you ain’t black”

Joe Biden just keeps the gaffes going.

On Friday morning the former VP said, that if black Americans are unsure whether to support him over Trump in the November 2020 election, “then you ain’t black.

Such is the scourge of identity politics within the ranks of the Democrats that Biden is not the only one to think that minorities aren’t entitled to individual thought. Democrat Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (of The Squad) infamously said during the Trump “shith*le country” saga,

We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice. We don’t need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. We don’t need queers that don’t want to be a queer voice.

How quickly The Squad (AOC, Pressley, Tlaib and Omar) denounced America’s treatment of minorities when it was that very system that enabled them to attain public office at the highest level.

Essentially, they hold on to the tenet of telling constituents to shut up and conform to the stereotype of their minority status so it can be exploited. Funny how the supposedly racist Trump has done more for black Americans in economic and employment terms before the pandemic than any Democrat preceding him.

Biden, Pressley and other like them behave like the very racists they condemn.

Biden later apologized on a call with the Black Chamber of Commerce, “I should not have been so cavalier. I’ve never, never, ever taken the African-American community for granted…I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy.”

Bernie Sanders finally creates value

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Democratic Party hopeful Bernie Sanders announced overnight that he is dropping out of the presidential primaries. For the first time ever, his actions actually led to substantial wealth creation, sending the S&P500 up 3.4% on a $21 trillion market cap index.

All jokes aside, we thought markets have found a (short-term) bottom. S&P has reclaimed almost half of the peak since the corona-crash. We question the sustainability of this rally. At the moment the trend is our friend. We pointed out that the kitchen sink would be thrown and provide one last hurrah before the realities of businesses coping with a return to business played out.

As the lockdown continues, it is very hard to determine what the actual prints will be for large-scale macro-economic data and where that fits into expectations. We know that the Fed has already been out hosing the credit markets with promises of unlimited QE.

The housing market is already giving us hints. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Forbearance and Call Volume Survey, the total number of loans in forbearance grew from 0.25% to 2.66% from March 2 to April 1, 2020, with mortgages backed by Ginnie Mae seeing the largest growth (from 0.19% to 4.25%).

While not strictly an apples for apples comparison, the Delinquency Rate on Single-Family Residential Mortgages, Booked in Domestic Offices, Top 100 Banks Ranked by Assets peaked at 12.89% in 2010.

Plenty of trouble ahead. The market complacency is quite astonishing.