Korea as Key to Victory for Trump & GOP

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One of the Americans formerly held hostage in North Korea gestures next to U.S.President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, upon their arrival at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Over-confident Democrats take comfort in the history of mid-term elections in a new president’s first term: for nearly two centuries, the party in power almost always loses seats in Congress.

But Republicans should feel encouraged by the only exception to that rule since FDR: in 2002, George W. Bush defied history and Republicans gained strength in both the House and Senate. Low expectations for Bush in foreign policy meant that his strong response to 9/11 and early successes in Afghanistan looked especially impressive.

If President Trump makes serious progress in upcoming Korea negotiations, he too could beat expectations and powerfully improve GOP prospects. Already, foreign leaders like South Korea’s Moon are promoting Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize and such talk could intensify as the election approaches.

Reduced tensions on the Korean Peninsula would be good for the world, good for America and great for embattled GOP​ candidates​ in House and Senate races​.​

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  1. Rick Schwab  •  May 4, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    This is a great observation on Trump's current situation. From your pen to God's ears!

  2. Nani Tavares  •  May 4, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    As someone that lives in the cross hairs of N. Korea (Hawaii), I hope Trump pulls this off. I also hope that there's finally peace for Israel.

    Of course, if those things happened, they'd still find a reason to impeach Trump and the noble peace prize? When they gave it to Obama, they lost all credibility.

    But maybe, just maybe the GOP will keep Congress and we can undo some of the problems Obama created in his 8 years.

    • Clyde  •  May 11, 2018 at 3:38 pm

      The GOP missed a golden opportunity to repeal o-care and failed miserably. Until the GOP governs like conservatives, they're worthless.

  3. Rizzo  •  May 9, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Trump: Secretary of State Pompeo heading back from North Korea with 3 released prisoners

    And they ain’t even white guys Ty. MAGA for all colors of AMERICANS!!!!!

  4. Rizzo  •  May 9, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Not foreigners
    Not illegal Aliens

    Despite the hate. Despite the rage. Despite the witch hunts. Despite the media 100% in the tank for the leftists.
    Trump is CRUSHING IT!

  5. Rizzo  •  May 9, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Oh poor Ty. Can you imagine his disappointment in seeing America become GREAT AGAIN?

    1st. Qtr. Score
    America 1
    Ty/Leftists 0

  6. SaintBill  •  May 11, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Just imagine what Trump could accomplish if he wasn't staying up later Twittering most of the night.

    • Rizzo  •  May 12, 2018 at 11:25 am

      Just think what he could accomplish if he wasn't having to fight this modern-day, red-scare, witch-hunt.
      This attempt at a silent coup is unprecedented in US History.

  7. Al Kholos  •  May 19, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    No one should get their hopes up. Kim Jun Un is the world's most perfect atheist, caring nothing for his people's plight. Kim seeks only his own security and comfort. He will never give up his nuclear weapons projects. He will leverage the "possibility of peace" to get concessions. He will make promises that he has no intention of keeping. As he covets the wealth of the South, his greatest desire is reunification of the Korean peninsula under his direction, of course. If he can convince the U.S. to withdraw their forces from South Korea, the war he can win will certainly come quickly. I don't believe President Trump, John Bolton, or Mike Pompeo will be fooled, however, and the status quo will continue.

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