Tired of all this #WINNING yet? – The stock market continues to boom as the Trump economy keeps out-performing the predictions of the media’s favorite “experts.” The Dow Jones Industrial average temporarily topped 28,000 on Tuesday for the first time since February, before falling back slightly. The NASDAQ and S&P 500 set new all-time record highs on almost a daily basis.
Another indicator that the economy is recovering at a more rapid pace than expected is the price of crude oil, which has been remarkably stable for two full months now after several months of extreme volatility and one day when it even dropped below zero. The West Texas Intermediate benchmark that is used to determine most domestic transactions has held within a range of $39 to $42 per barrel for 8 weeks now, with a steady upwards trend.
Saudi Aramco’s CEO stated last week that his company sees Asian crude demand now virtually the same as it was prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the U.S., we have now had two consecutive weeks of huge drawdowns in crude inventories, a strong sign that the global oil market has essentially come back into balance.
All of this is happening despite the efforts of Democrat governors all over the country to use the China virus as an excuse to keep vast parts of their economies locked down as they try to influence the outcome of the presidential election. This is a truly despicable tactic employed by despicable people who believe that the ends of obtaining political power justify any repugnant means they decide to employ.
But even with that, the Trump economy – America’s economy – is just too strong to kill. The American spirit remains too strong to die.
In the midst of all the COVID lockdowns and restrictions, my wife and I took a road trip with some family members two weeks ago. We traveled through Arkansas, stopping for a night at Hot Springs, where we stayed in a downtown hotel. Every person we interacted with there was happy, upbeat and going about their business as Americans tend to do despite all of the dumb and ineffective COVID mandates like wearing masks and limited restaurant capacity.
We next traveled across Tennessee, stopping for a night in Nashville, where we again stayed in a lovely downtown hotel. There we had the exact same experience as we did in Hot Springs, as everyone we dealt with was a happy, real American going about their business, not some smartass nitwits wasting their time screaming on Twitter.
Next up was Gatlinburg and the incredible Smoky Mountain National Park, where we had to contend with literally thousands of Americans who were all friendly, helpful, going about their business and living their best lives. We spent two nights in Memphis on the way home and again had the very same experience before making the long drive back to Texas.
Along the way, I was struck by the scenic beauty across the entire states of Arkansas and Tennessee, states in which neither of us had spent much time in the past. Oh, and we also went for a long hike just across the state line in North Carolina, which was incredibly beautiful, too. I’ve now visited 41 of the 50 states in my life, and what you come to understand when you travel that much is that, once you get out of the big cities, our country is an incredibly beautiful masterpiece of God’s hands from sea to shining sea, and beyond to Hawaii and Alaska.
As we have sat somewhat locked-down in our homes over the past several months and spent far too much time watching the painful coverage of the big-city riots since June, it has been easy to get into the mindset that everything is bad, and that America is falling apart. That mindset is completely wrong.
America remains America, and Americans remain Americans. Twitter is not real life – it is a public cesspool dominated by blue-check wonders who hate our country and suffer with massive inferiority complexes.
This is why the Trump economy – America’s economy – will not and cannot be killed no matter how hard the communist Democrats try. America is not falling apart, and the indomitable spirit of Americans will ultimately prevail through this current crisis.
My wife and I enjoyed our road trip so much that we are about to take off on another one today, this one across the wonderful state of Louisiana, which for us has long been a bit of a second home. America is still America, and there is no more uniquely American place than Louisiana.
We’re going to see and enjoy some more of America before summer is over. I’ll still be posting every day, but probably not quite as extensively as normal.
God bless you, and America.
That is all.
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