Skip to comments.‘Trumpism’ Will Extend Far Beyond The Man Himself
Posted on 03/04/2021 8:43:11 AM PST by Kaslin
Trump may not be in the Oval Office, but make no mistake, Trumpism is here to stay.
Since today there is a cultural obsession with rendering everything an -ism, it is only fitting that the presidency of Donald Trump would produce the term “Trumpism.” After all, Trump ignited a conservative revolution that had been brewing for years.
The term Trumpism clearly connotes different ideas and meanings depending on whom you ask, but it really is not all that complicated. Trump was a unique political figure during a unique time — and his raunchiness mixed with “America First” policies appealed to voters who felt perpetually alienated by staunch and plasticky politicians wholly unrelatable. Some say Trump was the figure that changed hearts and minds, and this is certainly true for many Republicans who decided to jump ship from the prior era, but in many ways he is merely the symptom of a fervent discontentment across America with corporate and urbanist centrality.
The former president recognized that there was a vast swath of people not getting their voices heard, people the establishment had made to feel small, and he encompassed that voice. He was their shiny object. He was also the fighter for alienated Americans, enduring the endless attacks and namecalling from a Democratic Party so intent on trying to conform citizens to an unyielding orthodoxy of “wokeness” and supposed virtuosity.
Here’s the thing, though. Trumpism will outlive Donald Trump. It will do so because, as aforementioned, Trump was simply one unique figure who represented millions of Americans who felt underrepresented in our power-concentrated republic. Citizens who support his policies, such as border security, a strong national defense uninvolved in unnecessary conflicts, and trade deals that benefit the American worker and manufacturing sector — to name a few — haven’t left the country. They are here and still desiring of change. Trumpism was even mentioned by Trump in his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, last month.
“Many people have asked what is Trumpism, a new term being used more and more. I’m hearing that term more and more. I didn’t come up with it, but what it means is great deals, great trade deals, great ones, not deals where we give away everything, our jobs, money. … It means low taxes and eliminated job-killing regulations, Trumpism. It means strong borders, but people coming into our country based on a system of merit,” Trump said. “So they come in and they can help us as opposed to coming here and not being good for us, including criminals, of which there are many. It means no riots in the streets. It means law enforcement. It means very strong protection for the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms.”
Beyond the fact that there are those who indubitably still favor former President Trump’s various policies, Trumpism goes much deeper and to the heart of a culture war that shows no sign of deteriorating.
In Trump’s seemingly carefree and conversational rhetoric, however out of line it may have gotten sometimes, he did not fit the mold of the typically banal politician. This mold has become the norm for lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle, participating in an establishment crawl toward what is prim and proper — though far from mainstream — robotically repeating party catchphrases, as opposed to speaking to people like actual humans. Trump’s base — which contains a whole host of Americans who made their foray into politics because of his accessibility — can still be tapped into moving forward.
This is not to say Trump’s often careless and ill-advised rhetoric is strictly a benefit over the collected words from politicians who recognize that the whole world is waiting on their screwup. Arguably, one of Trump’s downfalls was his misunderstanding that there is a line, that he crossed it sometimes, and that Americans rely on the president to be a model citizen who is not always looking to one-up his opponent. That said, Trump was treated like garbage by the corporate media and by Democrats, and thus his hostility can be often understood.
Trumpism was tapped into in the 2016 election in the victory of Donald Trump, but it is far from over. Whether the 2024 presidential election candidate is Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, or perhaps South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, it is abundantly clear that Republican voters seek to build on the legacy of the 45th president. After all, in the 2024 presidential straw poll at CPAC, 95 percent of attendees said the GOP ought to continue down the path of the Trump agenda.
Trump may not be in the Oval Office, but make no mistake, Trumpism is here to stay. Whether it be 2024 or 2028 or 2032, conservatives are hungry for politicians who both cut through the nonsense and make an honest attempt to preserve American liberty.
I don’t think the label Trumpism is appropriate. The movement that supported Trump had its roots in the Tea Party.
And that means so will
TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME.
Somebody tell Maddow, Morning Joe, Tapper, Stelter, Schiff, Pelosi, Nadler.....
These pussy ass check pants golf playing”
I don’t want to offend anybody “ Republican types always have to get in their little quips about “
I don’t like his rhetoric it’s toooooo harsh ! “. even though they agree with him 100% on everything he does
In short the Democratic Party now consists of over-the-top Marxist Leninist types who will completely destroy not only this country , but anybody that stands in their way and the time for gameplaying is over!!
—”Trumpism” in a nutshell—
““Many people have asked what is Trumpism, a new term being used more and more. I’m hearing that term more and more. I didn’t come up with it, but what it means is great deals, great trade deals, great ones, not deals where we give away everything, our jobs, money. … It means low taxes and eliminated job-killing regulations, Trumpism. It means strong borders, but people coming into our country based on a system of merit,” Trump said. “So they come in and they can help us as opposed to coming here and not being good for us, including criminals, of which there are many. It means no riots in the streets. It means law enforcement. It means very strong protection for the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms.”
Calling it Trumpism makes it easier to cast the ideas as unusual, extremist even.
Trumpism is just nationalism. Look out for your own country and it’s people above all else, and then you are better positioned to help others.
I'm not sure the author understands what has taken place. We are no longer in control of the central government. We have been taken over by communists. The republican Trumpism the author speaks of is fine in a functioning representative republic but we no longer have that where our central government is concerned.
The only fix is to make DC irrelevant not to try to win it back, cause that is just not going to happen.
This will become clear in less than 2 years when I predict the Republicans will lose many seats and it will be obvious even to them that they will never be in power again. The damage is done and it is permanent.
Long before the Tea Party, there were America Firsters out
We have always had America Firsters clear back during our
America Firsters love this nation and want to see it thrive.
For this reason they hate anything that detracts from it and
causes it to thrive less.
There are people out there who can’t grasp this.
He touched on the rail no one else was willing to.
He deserves credit from those of us who love this nation.
He wasn’t perfect, but he was far and away the best man for
No one else could have dealt with the negativism that man
not only endured, but thrived in.
It was like a Marvel movie. One man kicks the ass of millions
Then it finally caught up with him when our enemies within
our own party allowed the Democrats to steal an election to
get rid of him.
Hope so. He’s mere mortal, and he’s gonna need successors like everyone else. I’m sure he knows that.
I’ll never plug my nose and vote for a Mitt Romney again.
I am a Reagan/Trump Republican. Never again will I vote for,or donate to, the likes of Romney or McCain...even if they appear to be “the lesser of two evils”.
This is not to say Trump’s often careless and ill-advised rhetoric is strictly a benefit over the collected words from politicians who recognize that the whole world is waiting on their screwup. Arguably, one of Trump’s downfalls was his misunderstanding that there is a line, that he crossed it sometimes
I lose track of whether the writer is hemming, or hawing, when going into the seemingly obligatory caveats.
Don't give an inch to the donks. Our man DJT was all alone out there, with the entire arsenal of the socio-, politico-, media, educational, bureau-, RINO establishmennt relentlessly and splenetically spewing forth against him throughout his term. Under those circumstances, he was downright genteel.
He was not out of line. He was not ill-advised. He was counterpunching. He was defensive because his detractors were offensive, and childish.
Trump = Countryman
Founding fathers gives thumbs up
“The movement that supported Trump had its roots in the Tea Party.”
More accurately, in America First paleo conservatism. The most recent example being Pat Buchanan.
The Tea Party was killed and conservative wimps did nothing.
Trumpism may go the same way because of shear cowardice and fear of real action
Leftists are seeking anything to turn anything associated with President Trump as extremist terrorism. It will end their control.
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