“Making progress” on the USMCA

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Speaker Pelosi understands that she’ll need some accomplishments to keep her House majority. That’s why she wants this impeachment fiasco to be fast-paced and in the rear-view mirror. That’s needed to keep the activists activated. Policy accomplishments are what’s needed to win elections. At this point, Do-Nothing Democrats don’t have a single significant accomplishment since retaking the majority in the House.

This morning, Speaker Pelosi said that they’re “making progress” with the USMCA. Don’t kid yourself that this isn’t the result of WH pressure on Pelosi. That’s exactly what’s causing this progress. Still, the White House, the farmers and the car manufacturers need to keep applying pressure to the Do-Nothing Democrats.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Wednesday that Democrats are “making progress” on the trilateral trade deal with Mexico and Canada, known as USMCA, but need more assurances before they can approve the agreement. “We want to be sure that as we go forward, we are strengthening America’s working families and our farmers who are very affected by this,” Pelosi said at a news conference alongside House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

Making progress isn’t enough. Farmers and automobile manufacturers need to hear politicians say ‘Mr. President, it’s passed Congress.’

President Trump must read LFR because I’ve been frequently used the term Do-Nothing Democrats. Either that or he’s as smart or smarter than me. This morning, President Trump started emphasizing the term Do-Nothing Democrats:

Nancy Pelosi just said that she is interested in lowering prescription drug prices & working on the desperately needed USMCA. She is incapable of working on either. It is just camouflage for trying to win an election through impeachment. The Do Nothing Democrats are stuck in mud!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2019

Don’t think that didn’t get underneath Ms. Pelosi’s hide just a little. What’s certain to get under Ms. Pelosi’s skin even more is that she’s painted herself into a big corner on the USMCA. If it’s ratified by the House and Senate, the economy gets a well-timed jolt, which kicks the economy into a higher gear right in time for the general election campaign.

At that point, Democrats will have handed President Trump a huge victory on the economy, which should seal President Trump’s re-election. Additionally, President Trump will be able to rattle off an impressive list of accomplishments in addition to the economy. Democrats will need to rack up other victories to win re-election. Atop that list that President Trump will insist on is fixing the US’s asylum and immigration laws and funding to finish President Trump’s wall.

I can picture President Trump pushing those things. I can’t picture Pelosi handing him a victory on the wall funding, though. It’s possible she might agree on updating the immigration and asylum laws, though I think that’s mostly a long-shot.