Dori: Jay Inslee gears up for 2020 run, but doesn’t even know the state of our economy

Sep 18, 2018, 8:06 PM
Jay Inslee...
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee poses for a photo at his home on Bainbridge Island, Wash. July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Our governor, Jay Inslee, is still looking to run for president in 2020. He was on CNN on Tuesday and told the audience exactly what they wanted to hear — that Jay Inslee is on an anti-Trump mission.

We have governors in every state who are articulating a vision for economic growth, to try to build a society where everyone can have a shot and [participate] in a better day for their kids. That is the central message for Democratic candidates.

What in the world do we have now nationally? Hispanic and African-American incomes are the highest in our nation’s history, unemployment for those groups is at an all-time low, women’s unemployment is the lowest in 60 years. Middle-class incomes are the highest ever, adjusted for inflation.

We have an economy where everyone has a shot. There are more job postings right now than people looking for jobs. If you want to succeed economically, the president has created an environment right now where you have a chance, provided you to take a little responsibility for your own life, and you stop being one of those socialist deadbeats who thinks it’s government’s job to take stuff from other people.

I understand the reasons people don’t like the president, but economics should not be one of those reasons. When Jay Inslee argues that, that we’re finally going to give people an economic chance, it just sounds hollow.

Then there was this gem of a quote. It reminded me of the time that he tried to quote Martin Luther King, Jr., saying, “The long arc of justice is long and it bends toward justice.”

Frankly, [Democratic candidates] don’t need to talk about Donald Trump, and frankly they aren’t, and the reason is, they don’t need to.

They don’t need to talk about Trump, and the reason is, they don’t need to. That is some profound analysis there, Governor.

The big question of course was if Jay Inslee is considering a run for president. He avoided giving a clear answer, as usual.

I want him to run for president so badly. I want to see the Trump-Inslee 2020 match-up.

Dori Monson on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
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Dori: Jay Inslee gears up for 2020 run, but doesn’t even know the state of our economy