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  • Trump Didn't Form a Populist Coalition; He Was the Result of One

    04/20/2021 3:43:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | April 20, 2021 | Salena Zito
    PITTSBURGH -- They're still there, planted in front of stately homes in wealthy suburban neighborhoods, on flagpoles in middle-class communities, and along the front stoops of inner-city row houses. Whether they say "Trump 2020" or simply "Trump," there are plenty of people who have left their sentiments planted on their own personal hill. It is not just here in Pennsylvania. The signs are not hard to spot as you travel to the Great Lakes, the Midwest, and Appalachia. The reason is complex. People who come from a variety of socioeconomic, religious, and political experiences formed a conservative populist coalition long...
  • Trump didn't form a populist coalition. He was the result of one

    04/19/2021 11:31:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 18, 2021 12:00 AM | Salena Zito, National Political Reporter |
    They're still there, planted in front of stately homes in wealthy suburban neighborhoods, on flag poles in middle-class communities, and along the front stoops of inner-city row houses. Whether they say "Trump 2020" or simply "Trump," there are plenty of people who have left their sentiments planted on their own personal hill. It is not just here in Pennsylvania. The signs are not hard to spot as you travel to the Great Lakes, the Midwest, and Appalachia. The reason is complex. People who come from a variety of socioeconomic, religious, and political experiences formed a conservative populist coalition long before...
  • Donald Trump’s Nationalism is Not Going Away

    04/01/2021 12:19:31 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 22 replies
    Liberty Conservative News ^ | 03/31/21 | Jose Nino
    Even people at establishment conservative rags such as the National Review recognize what Trumpism actually is. Michael Brendan Dougherty was correct in observing that Trumpisim “is a populist-nationalist politics.” He added some salients points about Trumpism: “[Trumpism] It is populist because it preaches political doctrines largely rejected by the incumbent political class: an America-first foreign policy, revision of the aims of our trade policy, and a halt to mass migration. It is a nationalist project whose ultimate aim is to restore the democratic link between the citizenry and government — a link that has been threatened by a class of...
  • GME - Is it populism fighting back?

    03/26/2021 9:51:18 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 3 replies
    Not financial advice by any means, but this has been a fun roller coaster. If feels like a push against the system. It is definitely historic. One of many GME pages that have popped up
  • Free Enterprise is the Essence of America First

    03/07/2021 4:33:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | March 7, 2021 | Arthur Schaper
    The Trump administration forced a lot of conservatives to rethink issues. For me, I had to revisit the topic of tariffs. Initially, I was knee-jerk hostile to tariff schedules. We should support free trade at all costs, right? That was what Milton Friedman told us, and that is what we should be fighting for. After four years of Trump, I realized that Pat Buchanan and other economic nationalists had a good point about tariffs. Indeed, every nation needs to take steps to ensure that essential industries remain strong and thrive in the home country. In times of war or a...
  • CPAC Is Still Trump’s, But Something Has Changed

    03/01/2021 12:53:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 99 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 1, 2021 | David Marcus
    It's still a Trump party, but it's more than that.In February 2017, I attended my first Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Donald Trump was fresh off a stunning victory in the 2016 presidential election and it was very easy to tell he had all the energy, vim, and support of the attendees. What was less certain at the time was how Trump would govern and whether his control of the Republican Party would be a longstanding feature, or just some weird detour. This weekend I attended CPAC again. This time, it was held outside of the Washington DC region for...
  • We’re All Jacobins Now

    02/02/2021 9:27:35 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/2/2021 | Kevin Williamson
    American politics used to be stuck in the 1930s, with the Republicans always sure that a military buildup was necessitated by the ascendancy of some new Hitler in some distant land and the Democrats always convinced that we are on the verge — or in the midst — of a New Great Depression that can be countered only by a New New Deal. We haven’t quite got out of the 1930s yet — see, e.g., the “Green New Deal” — but perhaps it is time to look around for some other points of comparison.
  • The GameStop Saga Isn’t About Finance, It’s Part Of The Ongoing War Between Elites And Populists

    01/29/2021 6:14:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    the federalist ^ | January 29, 2021 | Sean Davis
    The rules here are simple: Heads Wall Street wins, tails you lose.For those who haven’t heard, there’s a bit of a brouhaha brewing with the video game retailer GameStop, which is publicly traded. Much of Wall Street soured on the company, believing it to be the next Blockbuster or Radio Shack: a dinosaur from a bygone era that has no hope of succeeding in the increasingly internet-run future. As a result, a major Wall Street hedge fund worth billions decided to make a bet that the company’s already low stock price would just keep going lower. The traditional way to...
  • American Elites Seek To Rig the Game

    01/29/2021 5:23:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 29, 2021 | Josh Hammer
    In the aftermath of the disgraceful Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, the American ruling class has flexed its muscles like never before. Big Tech oligarchs moved in unison to kneecap upstart Parler, a would-be Twitter competitor, and ban former President Donald Trump and scores of other conservatives. Simon & Schuster, one of the nation's most reputable book publishers, canceled a book deal that it had commissioned with the conservative Sen. Josh Hawley. President Joe Biden, in direct defiance of his campaign-season vows to unify the country, oversaw a deeply divisive and ideological first week in office. And just...
  • Whatever Happened To The Populist Left?

    01/22/2021 10:57:09 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 15 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 1/22/2021 | Jeff Groom
    Against the surreal backdrop of sometimes violent nationwide protests, one alarming story as reported by The New York Times seems to have slipped under the radar. Law enforcement arrested a 21-year-old Idaho man on suspicion of firing a semi-automatic rifle at the White House. Several days prior to the arrest, the Secret Service had responded to reports of shots fired near the National Mall and pursued a vehicle departing the area on Constitution Avenue. They found the vehicle abandoned with an AK-47 and spent casings inside, and soon afterward extracted several bullets that had struck the White House. The suspect’s...

    01/19/2021 6:01:09 PM PST · by qwertyz · 4 replies
    First Things ^ | February 2021 | R.R. Reno
    ... In the 1960s, the liberal-progressive establishment successfully managed black anger, which became explosive in major cities, by accommodating demands for civil rights and allocating vast sums for economic uplift while preserving America’s existing hierarchies of wealth and power.... Ronald Reagan’s uncompromising clarity about the moral evil of the Soviet Empire helped bring the Cold War to a successful conclusion. Nonetheless, the end of communism strengthened the liberal-progressive establishment. In the cultural mythology of the twentieth century, the moderation of the volatile class resentments of the modern era is credited entirely to managerial liberalism. The same is assumed when it...
  • Trumpism After Trump

    01/18/2021 5:47:30 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/17/2021 | Michael Brendon Doherty
    ill Trumpism survive President Donald Trump? For many observers, the answer is obvious: no. Trumpism is about Donald Trump, and only Donald Trump, and it has no substance beyond that. It is a rhetoric and an affect, in service to him, and that’s on its best days. On most others, it is a gibbering cult and series of baroque conspiracy theories. Trumpism is just is a giant sucking sound around the black hole of the man’s own vanity. It will eventually disappear, as he has, up his own backside.
  • If Trump Cares About the Movement He Helped Build, He Should Now Go Away

    01/08/2021 1:24:40 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 80 replies
    NewsWeek ^ | 1/8/2021 | Josh Hammer
    The ignominious events in the nation's capital on Wednesday, January 6 will not soon be forgotten. Images of an enraged mob overpowering police and breaching the walls of the U.S. Capitol, the West's preeminent citadel of republican self-governance, will hinder Americans' already-cratering faith in their government's institutional integrity and tarnish their belief in American exceptionalism. These are the sort of sordid deeds, and the sort of searing images, that one normally associates with malefactors in a developing nation or a banana republic—not what Abraham Lincoln once called the "last best hope of earth." Hypocrisy, of course, abounds. It is more...
  • John Kerry Says Great Reset is Needed to Stop Rise of Populism

    11/20/2020 7:51:13 AM PST · by SMARTY · 62 replies ^ | Nov. 20, 2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry attended a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum during which he asserted that a great reset was urgently needed to stop the rise of populism. Kerry vowed that under a Biden administration, America would rejoin the job-killing Paris Climate Agreement but that this was “not enough.” “The notion of a reset is more important than ever before,” Kerry said. “I personally believe … we’re at the dawn of an extremely exciting time.” The former Senator made it clear that this “reset,” which is merely a re-branding of the same new world order that...
  • A Trump WIN Would Be A ‘Middle Finger’ To Establishment, Sign Of Decrepit Dem Party

    11/02/2020 10:15:41 AM PST · by Alt Right · 13 replies
    Rising, The Hill ^ | November 2, 2020 | Saagar Enjeti
    Video: Saagar Enjeti reveals his predictions for Tuesday's election.
  • Win Or Lose, Trump Isn’t Going Away

    11/02/2020 9:05:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 2, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    Even if Trump loses, he'll remain the most popular Republican in the country—and the leading candidate for the 2024 GOP nomination. Yesterday, President Trump held five rallies in five different states, barnstorming through Michigan, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. On Saturday, he did four rallies in Pennsylvania alone, including one that drew 57,000 people to the small town of Butler about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh.All Trump rallies are celebratory affairs, but these seemed even more so. Trump himself was in a jaunty mood, doing a little dance to “Y.M.C.A.” on a freezing stage in Michigan, laughing along...
  • More than 50K people want Robert E. Lee statue replaced with GWAR frontman

    06/16/2020 8:30:19 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 16, 2020 | 10:10pm | Tamar Lapin
    They want a statue of heavy metal. More than 50,000 people have signed a petition to replace Richmond, Virginia’s statue of Robert E. Lee with a memorial to the late frontman of heavy metal band GWAR. “Robert E. Lee is a failed war general that supported a racist cause. For too long, the city of Richmond has been displaying statues of him and other loser civil war veterans,” reads the petition, which had 50,247 signatures as of Tuesday night. “We the scumdogs of the universe call on the city of Richmond to erect a statue of great local leader...
  • Cuomo Insists He Doesn’t Want a Fight With Trump: Live Updates

    04/14/2020 5:09:28 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | Updated April 14, 2020, 7:58 p.m. ET 9 minutes ago
    Updated April 14, 2020, 7:58 p.m. ET9 minutes ago 9 minutes ago Cuomo Insists He Doesn’t Want a Fight With Trump: Live Updates Governor Cuomo, after appearing on four different television channels to spar with the president, said he wanted to work as partners.
  • Obama Didn’t Just Help Create Trump, He Also Helped Create Bernie Sanders

    02/24/2020 8:38:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 24, 2020 | Johyn Daniel Davidson
    Like Trump, Sanders is tapping into a seething discontent in American life over who has power and who doesn’t. AUSTIN, Texas — At a massive Bernie Sanders rally like the one held downtown here on Sunday evening, you get the sense that a huge swath of the Democratic voter base is deeply unhappy with everything in America, and has been for a while.The immediate object of their ire might be Donald Trump, but their discontent goes further back than the last election, and it encompasses more than politics as usual. They want everything Sanders promises: Medicare for all, free college,...
  • Looking Ahead to Trump's Second Term

    02/14/2020 7:38:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | February 14, 2020 | Neil Patel
    Sen. Bernie Sanders is winning. If the election of Donald Trump wasn't enough of a wake-up call that Americans want radical change, the Bernie surge should finally get America's leaders to start thinking more clearly about what's happening in our country. For a lot of people, it's been easier to stick their heads in the sand and pretend we are still a Romney-versus-Obama country than to wrestle with the tough issues that are driving American politics today. Why are people so hungry for serious change? That's the single most important question -- and it's the question nobody ever talks about....