As we sit down to celebrate Christmas during perhaps the most divided holiday season in modern American history, political arguments are inevitable.
And as liberal family members arrive packing a battery of Maddow-approved, Media Matters talking points beamed directly into their outrage cortex, conservatives may find themselves ill equipped to handle the firehose of vitriol pouring out of their loved ones.
In anticipation of holiday triggerings, the 2020 Trump campaign reserved the website "snowflakevictory.com" two weeks ago, filling it with all sorts of facts and logic that can be deployed to "win an argument with your liberal relatives," which can also be viewed in short video clips set to patriotic background music.
And here they are... (emphasis ours)
- The Trump Economy is Strong
We are enjoying the hottest and strongest economy this country has seen in 50 years—and this is due to President Trump’s common-sense, job-creating.
Here are some points you can highlight for your liberal friends and family and it’s all backed up by facts, not feelings:
The U.S. has added more than 7 million new jobs since President Trump was elected.
This includes over 500,000 new manufacturing jobs and nearly 4 million jobs for women.
And, monthly jobs reports are showing that the Trump economy is still soaring.
The unemployment rate continues to be at a historically low level, recently ticking down to 3.5%. That is a 50 year low!
- It is important to enforce immigration law & Build the Wall
Like most of us, President Trump’s ancestors were immigrants, and he is married to our amazing First Lady who is herself an immigrant. So let’s be clear that President Trump is opposed to ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.
Which is exactly why he wants to secure our borders and communities with a wall on our Southern border. Not only do walls work, but they are safer both for border communities on both sides who experience a decrease of trafficking and violence.
Consider this: After A Triple-Layer Barrier was built in the San Diego Border Sector Border Patrol Arrests dropped 96%.
This administration’s efforts to stop illegal immigration are working.
- Other countries are finally paying their fair share
Some liberals seem to think it’s a big deal if people in other countries get mad at President Trump.
Look, Donald Trump wasn’t elected President of the World. He was elected President of the United States and so that’s what he cares about. He’s on a mission to protect America’s interests and assets, and the facts show he’s doing exactly that.
Because of President Trump’s leadership, NATO members are expected to add more than $130 billion in defense spending by the end of 2020. When looking at the effects of this increase over time, the NATO Secretary General said, “This is unprecedented progress and it is making NATO stronger.” I’d say that’s a pretty ringing endorsement by someone who knows a lot more about the world stage than your liberal friends.
Justin Trudeau and European leaders can laugh if they want to, but thanks to President Trump’s leadership, Europe and Canada had the LARGEST defense spending increase in a quarter century from 2016 to 2018.
- Trump is improving our trade deals
President Trump is the biggest advocate, defender, and fighter for the American worker that we’ve had in the White House in generations. He is delivering on his promise to renegotiate unfair trade agreements.
President Trump is the FIRST President to stand up to China when past presidents did not have the courage to! Because of President Trump’s tough negotiating, he has secured a monumental phase one trade deal that benefits the American worker. Thanks to President Trump, China has agreed to many structural changes and massive purchases of agriculture, and energy, and other products and manufactured goods, plus a whole lot more.
He also renegotiated a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada – called USMCA – to replace the outdated, unfair NAFTA deal.
The President’s USMCA trade deal – which Nancy Pelosi and Democrats in Congress held up for over a year – would grow the U.S. economy by $68 billion and creates hundreds of thousands of new jobs.
While Democrats have done nothing in Congress but obsess over impeachment, President Trump is fighting for fairer trade deals for American workers and farmers, and delivering results.
In fact, it was Obama and Biden who failed workers nationwide, losing almost 200,000 manufacturing jobs, supporting job-killing trade dealslike NAFTA and the TPP.
Bottomline: Democrats TALK about trade. President Trump ACTS on it.
- Trump approach to healthcare much better than Dems, who would kill employer-provided healthcare
Democrats like to squawk a lot about President Trump, Republicans, and healthcare, but the truth is, the 2020 Democrats are the ones who want to strip you of your private, employer-provided health insurance!
Remind your relative that Democrats’ proposed government takeover of healthcare plan would take away the health insurance plans of 180 million Americans and more than 20 million seniors would lose Medicare Advantage.
Elizabeth Warren’s plan alone would cost taxpayers 52 TRILLION DOLLARS – undoubtedly raising taxes on the middle class to pay for it.
Some of your relatives might say, “Well I support Joe Biden and Mayor Pete’s ‘public option’ alternatives,” but don’t let these proposals fool you. Their plans are designed to kill employer-provided health plans too.
If you offer a government plan, some people will take it. And that will leave fewer people in the employer provided plan, which will cause rates to rise. Which will drive more people into the government plan, which will raise rates in the employer plans. Which will … you get the idea.
Ask your relative if they like going to the DMV? Now tell them to imagine the government controlling their healthcare system because that’s
exactly what it would be like.
- Trump is expanding his reach to beyond just his base - Women, Latinos & Black support is growing
The unemployment rate for all America has reached a 50-year low. And that includes incredible, historically low unemployment rates for Women, Blacks, Latinos, Asians, and Veterans.
President Trump has a record of success. The campaign has a robust, well-oiled machine, and a coalitions department that engages black, Latinos, and women voters…
because we aim to share the truth about the President’s record.
For example, President Trump signed the First Step Act, which gives people who have been incarcerated a second chance at life and the American dream. 90% of the people who were released early from prison under the program are black.
- Tax cuts fueled the economy, Dems would raise taxes on everybody by repealing the Trump tax cuts
Americans are experiencing the best economy in at least 50 years. And fueling that strong and growing economy, has been President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Democrats always dismiss tax cuts as “tax cuts for the rich!” In fact, that’s the opposite of the truth.
As a result of President Trump’s Tax Cuts, 90% of Americans saw their paychecks increase!
Under President Trump, Americans are receiving an average of over $2,200 from the Child Tax Credit, saving American families almost $90 billion.
And as a result of the historic tax cuts, nearly 9,000 Opportunity Zones were created across the country in communities that need it most. These Opportunity Zones will spur $100 billion in private capital investment and help nearly 35 million Americans.
Another bonus, is American families in all 50 states have seen lower utility bills as a result of rate reductions tied to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
- There was no quid pro quo, Democrats always obsessed with impeachment
Impeaching President Trump has been all that Democrats can think of since day one; literally the first article about this was printed by the Washington Post 19 minutes after the President was sworn-into office.
First, there was the Russian hoax, two years and over $35 million of hard-working taxpayer dollars wasted and nothing found. Then, there was the “earth-shattering” Mueller report, that was a flop.
The Russian hoax blew up in Democrats’ faces, so they had to figure out something else, and they settled on Ukraine.
They cried about a “quid pro quo,” but they didn’t count on President Trump releasing the transcript of his phone call with the Ukraine president. It showed there was nothing there!
So when that didn’t work, Democrats did some polls and focus groups and came up with “extortion” and “bribery.”
So let’s look at the facts:
President Trump asked for nothing in exchange for lethal military aid to Ukraine.
He didn’t tie the aid to any actions by the Ukrainians.
The Ukrainian president didn’t know the aid was under any delay.
And he himself said, he didn’t feel under pressure. And then the aid flowed to Ukraine. Without the Ukrainians doing anything in exchange.
And, to top it off, under President Obama, Ukraine never received this kind of lethal military aid AT ALL.
- Joe Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in aid from Ukraine unless they fired a prosecutor looking into the company where his son worked. That has NOT been debunked.
No matter what the fake news tells you, nothing about Joe Biden withholding aid from Ukraine - unless the prosecutor who was looking into Burisma was fired - has been “debunked.”
That is what the fake news does. Takes Democrat talking points and says – DEBUNKED! Nothing to see here. Well, they are wrong and here is why:
Joe Biden – on video – is seen bragging that he threatened to withhold humanitarian aid from Ukraine unless a special prosecutor was fired.
The prosecutor Biden demanded be fired was investigating Burisma – the energy company his son Hunter had an $83,000 a month job working for.
That is the very definition of quid pro quo. Demanding an action be taken in return for something else.
In this case, it was $1 billion in humanitarian aid would be released to Ukraine if and only if the prosecutor investigating Burisma was fired.
See the rest here.