The diverse menagerie of Democratic presidential candidates for 2020 already looks like the bar scene in “Star Wars.” But left-of-center star Bruce Springsteen sees no Democrat now running who can beat incumbent President Donald Trump, because none has Trump’s charismatic ability to speak to working-class Americans.

Democratic analysts are frightened for their party’s future. Prior to the 2018 midterm election, voters had denied Democrats control of the House of Representatives, Senate and White House – which spells disaster for a party that buys its voters with taxpayer dollars and government favors.

Democrats predicted a “blue wave” in the 2018 midterms, but won only about 25 seats to barely claim control of the House of Representatives. More than 40 Republican members of Congress refused to seek reelection; without those GOP dropouts, Republicans almost certainly would have kept Democrats a minority in the House.

Democrats also stole an additional dozen or so seats in Democrat-ruled states such as California, where Republicans who won on election night were later drowned by a late flood of mysterious pro-Democratic “ballots from nowhere” that everybody knows were fraudulent. (This is why George Soros spent millions electing leftist Secretaries of State to manipulate state ballot recounts.) Voters increased the GOP Senate majority, showing how little love they have for Democrats.

So what must Democrats do to win in 2020?

“[The] way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy. So, please, bring on the recession,” says leftist HBO comic Bill Maher. “Sorry if that hurts people … [but] a recession is a survivable event; what Trump is doing to this country is not.”

Actually, the country is better than it has been for decades. But Maher rightly understands that if Trump continues to succeed, the Democratic Party and its socialist boot on the necks of Americans will be finished.

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for,” Hillary Clinton says, declaring that “civility can only return” when her Democratic Party again controls the government. Until voters restore leftist politicians to their entitled dominion as our superiors, the Democrats will turn politics into war, resistance, and unwavering hatred, because their unwanted collectivist party is fighting dirty for its survival.

And if a prosperous economy could make Trump successful and get him re-elected, do not doubt that anti-capitalist Democrats will do everything in their power to economically ruin an America they cannot rule.

Democrats have already made it clear they hate our capitalism, individualism, independence and our government-limiting Constitution. As globalists who favor world government, most Democrats would gleefully erase our borders, bankrupt our government with a giant tidal wave of illegal immigrants who vote Democratic, and cheer as our country disappears from their new brave new politically correct world.

In wrecking the economy, Democrats will rely on a key ally – the leftist mainstream media, which will blame every economic problem not on Democratic taxes, regulations and economic manipulations, but on President Trump’s “failed policies.” Democrats will control the House, where every taxing and spending bill must originate.

Such Democratic sabotage of our economy may already be under way. On Dec. 1, as President Trump was at the G-20 meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina – negotiating with Chinese leader Xi Jinping how to make trade more fair and less warlike between our two nations – something unprecedented happened in Canada. Meng Wanzhou, the Chief Financial Officer (and founder’s daughter) of China’s telecom giant Huawei, was suddenly arrested on a U.S. warrant charging the company with violating the Iran embargo.

As word of the arrest spread, China threatened to “take all measures” to show its outrage. The New York Stock Exchange plunged, likely wiping out all gains in 2018, because Trump now faced a trade war with China and a likely recession.

“Who ordered the arrest, and why?” asked famed financial columnist “Spengler” (David Goldman) in Asia Times. “It is unlikely that the president would escalate the conflict with China with [this] arrest … on the same day he sought to deescalate the trade war.”

It could be, wrote Spengler, “that Trump’s enemies in the permanent bureaucracy simply want to prevent the president from negotiating a deal with China that would enhance his image and remove risks to economic growth.”

In the latest issue of “Real Money Perspectives,” Craig R. Smith and I analyze many ways Democrats may cripple the economy to undermine President Trump, and how you can protect your family’s assets from their various tactics of economic political warfare against Americans in 2019 and 2020.

Lowell Ponte is a former think tank futurist and retired roving editor at Reader’s Digest. He is coauthor, with Craig R. Smith, of “Money, Morality & the Machine: Smith’s Law in an Unethical, Over-Governed Age.” Ponte’s articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and major other publications. Get your complimentary article from Real Money Perspectives by calling 1-800-630-1492.

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