Skip to comments.The Great Experiment
Posted on 01/02/2018 12:47:05 PM PST by billoritesEdited on 01/02/2018 1:26:07 PM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]
We’ve gone from hard left, under Obama, to hard right, under Trump. Judge the ideologies by their results.
Most new administrations do not really completely overturn their predecessors’ policies to enact often-promised ideologically driven change.
The 18-year span of Harry Truman to Dwight Eisenhower to John F. Kennedy was mostly a continuum from center-left to center-right, back to center-left. Kennedy was probably as hawkish and as much of a tax cutter as was Eisenhower.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Ronald Reagan was NOT “right-wing.”
Small government is NOT right wing.
Free markets are NOT right wing.
Fighting totalitarians is NOT right wing.
Hell, anything that’s not liberal is “hard” right to you clowns at NR....
President trump has many fine attributes but is hardly hard right.
Exactly, I had to stop reading.
I thought Victor Davis Hanson was smarter than this. We can't trust any of them because their world view is corrupted.
I was against trump because I did not believe he was conservative. Boy, was I wrong. I love what he’s doing and he’s not just cleaning house. He’s detailing it. He didn’t need to move the embassy in Israel, but he did. He didn’t need to cut off funding to the Palestinians, but he did. He didn’t need to get out of the paris accord, but he did.
He’s nailing ALL of my pet peeve issues without waiting for people to call for action anew. I would not be the least bit surprised if he took us out of the UN.
Sanity has returned. I forgot what it felt like.
I’m very surprised VDH thinks Trump is hard right...
He is on certain issues, but hardly overall...
Jug-ears pulled us so hard to the left that getting back to center-right looks “hard” right.
Well, Obama was certainly an ultra-hard leftist but President Trump is nowhere near hard right.
How sad we have fallen so low that a man who expresses his patriotism and demonstrates his respect for the US Constitution and for the laws of the land is disparaged as being a hard-right extremist.
I like Victor, but he’s overrated.
I thought I liked him, too. But, what’s to like?
He thinks pre-Trump is just fine.
Wow. The first half of the article, the takedown of Obama, pure gold.
I live to read things like this.
This really drives the point home - had we elected a moderate such as Jeb, Mitt, or any of those clowns - Obama’s legacy would have been cemented in place forever.
All of that is true, but it looks that way to them. However, they are at least recognizing some important things about Trump and the people who elected him.
One thing that I thought was interesting was that they said a conventional conservative - that is, a squeaky clean, polite guy with the right opinions but no slash and burn mentality - could not have won. And theyre right.
I didnt like Trumps approach, but I did vote for him and now Im very happy about his actions. And at the same time, I think a lot of people voted for him who would never have voted for the same old same old conservative, because like GWB, these conservatives have a proven track record of giving away the store and kowtowing to everybody. Trump doesnt and thats the difference.
“I would not be the least bit surprised if he took us out of the UN.”
I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t.
Like he’s done so many times before, he’s laying the ground work, and will eventually achieve his goal. He’s making the UN awfully upset and, worse, cut their allowance.
Something’s gotta give.
Just my guess, but he fell in line with most of the rest of the clowns at the National Review to keep his job. He & Andy McCarthy were the only ones over there who were somewhat rational on Trump.
Much batter than ‘hard right’.
And it’s about time.
From collectivist Obama, to a less collectivist Trump. In truth, Obama was instituting a soft Communist revolution.
Wow, my parents and grandparents were extremely hard right, I guess, but I always thought them more in the middle.
Todays proggies are so far left, they make the 1960s New Left look centrist.
"that GDP could ever hit 3 percent or above" is a nonsensical statement. What should be said is 3 percent ANNUAL GROWTH.
"establishmentarianism" means aAdhering to, advocating, or relating to the principle of an ESTABLISHED CHURCH.
As I said, "Picky, picky, picky."
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