So the left has been up in arms for days now about the government shutdown, pitching wails over the Wall Street numbers and stock market showing and predicting nothing but gloom and doom and financial suffering because of President Donald Trump.

Then along come retail sales and put all that blather in its place.

“U.S. Holiday Retail Sales Are Strongest in Years, Early Data Show,” the Wall Street Journal reported on Christmas Day.

And this from CNBC, the following day: “Retail is having its best holiday season in 6 years.”

In six years. Imagine that.

What that means in political-speak is that even the darkest Trump hours seem to pretty much beat out the best Barack Obama hours.

Record retail sales rain on anti-Donald Trump parade