Skip to comments.Why Sarah Palin? Why Ted Cruz?: 'Nationalists' and 'Federalists' (Explains a lot)
Posted on 02/27/2013 11:31:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Demographics are destiny. Nothing else makes history. When the changes ahead are shipped into denial is when chaos and disaster ensue. And the potential disasters America faces today do not come from global warming, nuclear weapons, the Russians, the hippies or the rednecks. They come from the economic division of America between the red states, which are rising in capital and prosperity, and the left and right coasts, which are receding in economic power. Demographer Joel Kotkin well outlines the transition in a Wall Street Journal essay yesterday title, Americas Red State Growth Corridors.
In the wake of the 2012 presidential election, some political commentators have written political obituaries of the red or conservative-leaning states, envisioning a brave new world dominated by fashionably blue bastions in the Northeast or California, he writes. But political fortunes are notoriously fickle, while economic trends tend to be more enduring. ... These trends point to a U.S. economic future dominated by four growth corridors that are generally less dense, more affordable, and markedly more conservative and pro-business: the Great Plains, the Intermountain West, the Third Coast (spanning the Gulf states from Texas to Florida), and the Southeastern industrial belt.
Historically, these regions were little more than resource colonies or low-wage labor sites for richer, more technically advanced areas, says Kotkin. By promoting policies that encourage enterprise and spark economic growth, theyre catching up.
The corridor states took 11 of the top 15 spots in Chief Executive magazines 2012 review of best state business climates. California, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts were at the bottom. The states of the old Confederacy boast 10 of the top 12 places for locating new plants, according to a recent 2012 study by Site Selection magazine.(continued)
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See my tagline...
It really is becoming the tale of "two Americas" - and wondering if our nation may indeed split again - this time for a righteous cause.
Sarah Palin for president of U.S. in 2016
Reading your comment and your home page, you'd fit right in here in South Carolina. You might find work at the Boeing plant in Charleston.
Weather's much better here too.
SC is the second-most reddest state, right behind Wyoming.
Nationalists are not as easily turned into illuminati finger puppets like Feds are.
I agree. But will she run in 2016? I was very disappointed when she bailed last time.
I’ll vote for her again. You can bet I didn’t vote for Juan, he was just on the ticket.
Bernie Quigley doesn’t know what “nationalist” or “federalist” mean.
Federalism is shared powers between the states and Federal government. Nationalism is a belief system or political ideology that involves a strong identification of a group of individuals with a nation. The Federalists were nationalists in 1790 and federalists are today.
How is it that one can call the post-nationalists
and transnational coastal elites and their bases nationalist? These are demagogic anti-nationalists dirigists.
Palin ain’t gonna run for President and I doubt she’d win the nomination if she did. Not looking forward to 4 more years of empty wishing.
A clear sign of a dying movement+party.
The following of make believe candidates.
I don't know how many times I heard the phrase, "the South shall rise again", as a child. Little did I know that it was actually prophetic at the time.
Given the country's current socio/political/economic reality, I'm very thankful that I reside there now.
Please let it be so. Sarah Palin would wipe the floor with the old Commie, Hillary, and would usher in an age of reform that just might prevent a second American Revolution. I picture Reagan: version 2.0, and I'm not kidding.
Now there's something I will wholeheartedly agree with you on!
Damn it, if we're going to go down, we might as well go down fighting, and having fun! No more RINOs!
But she would turn out the base like no one else. People will crawl over broken glass for her. And the media won't admit it, but I believe that deep down, a significant amount of the wishy-washy secretly respect her.
I have a strong suspicion that no one was more disappointed about that decision, than Sarah Palin was.
We can speculate endlessly about what it was that caused her to abort her near-certain run for the White House in 2012. Whatever it was, it overpowered her innate sense of duty to country, and her natural tendency to travel the dangerous, but correct course.
I very much hope that she finds the strength to overcome those barriers by 2016. The country desperately needs a leader of her caliber to pull us out of the nosedive we're in.
Absolutely true. That can't be said of any other political figure on the right, that I know of.
Maybe West or Cruz, but they don't quite approach her status yet.
Think West learned a lesson or two in his defeat for reelection.
Cruz hitting pretty hard now, if he keeps it up.
Other than those two, really nothing attracting my attention yet.
Same here. Whatever we do, we have to unite in opposition to Rove's candidate.
That is like the "Yankee and Cowboy Wars" scenario of the 70s and 80s.
But it doesn't really work in the way the author wants it to.
The "in" party promotes "nationalism" and the "out" party promotes "federalism" or "state's rights."
When the "ins" become the "outs" and vice versa it subverts a lot of the conclusions people came to based on the earlier scheme of things.
Conservatives in power are less keen on state's rights than conservatives out of power, and liberals out of power are less concerned with centralizing everything in Washington than they were when they were the "in party."
Of course conservatives in office may be less centralizing than liberals in office, and liberals out of office may be less decentralizing than conservatives out of office, but Bernie's version of things doesn't replace the familiar left versus right distinctions.
Yup, my guess it's going to be Jeb.
Real subtle at first, but my guess of where Rove will be heading, RINO snake in the grass that he is.
Agreed, but they're made of the same fine hardened steel as Sarah. I'm pretty sure those two men are going to figure prominently in the emerging conservative revolution.