Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
President Reagan won the Cold War. The Soviet Union collapsed. He did it by ramping up American military spending, knowing the Soviets would have to try to keep up. They spent themselves into oblivion.
America is finally waking up to the fact it has been engaged in a Cold War with China for years, but we weren’t really fighting, perhaps because some of our leading lights were making a ton of money off China (looking at you, Joe Biden).
President Trump is fighting the Chinese Cold War using tariffs. And it’s working.
Earlier this year, China threatened to fight back by dumping US debt, which they claimed would destroy our economy. It wouldn’t and both sides know it, that’s a bluff and dis-information for Democrats to use to beat Trump for fighting a war they don’t want him to win. At worst, the US would repudiate the debt, cleaning up our books and leaving China with no leverage and no asset.
Now, President Trump has exercised his power to ban certain companies from doing business with Chinese.
Here’s the quandary for Democrats: do they acknowledge the war and help the President fight it? Or do they bring down the President to install their own party which will rule over the rubble of the country they sold out?
The answer to Joe’s last question? They go for power. Whatever that means.