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  • Beck: Trump's Use of Nationalism, Populism 'Dangerous Combination,' 'Makings of Adolf Hitler'

    01/22/2016 10:46:43 AM PST · by springwater13 · 210 replies
    "That's why you should be freaking out," he added. "Look, we have nothing against Donald Trump as a man. We don't. It's just this is a very dangerous combination and I have been warning against it since Fox. I said keep your eyes open because it will come. The pendulum will swing the other way and it will be bad. The only other thing you have to add to that - he's talking about populism and nationalism. If you add socialism - populism, nationalism and socialism, you have the makings of Adolf Hitler. You don't somebody who is a nationalist,...
  • Blame Minimum Wage, Not Carlís Jr. CEO, For Automated Restaurants

    05/17/2016 12:12:21 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 72 replies
    The ROOT CAUSE of our economic woes including business leaving our shores is the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT unconstitutionally forcing minimum wage on business. Minimum wage, regulations, unions, and high taxes are THE CAUSE of businesses moving elsewhere. Federal government is the problem NOT the solution. Although I support Trump, his tariff proposals are MORE federal government and do NOTHING to attack the ROOT CAUSES of the loss of jobs in our country. Tariffs have the appearance but not the reality of a solution - they are only palliative and delay the actual reforms needed. A tariff is a tax and China...
  • Does Donald Trump represent a step forward for climate change action?

    05/17/2016 4:53:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | May 16, 2016 | by Kate Aronoff
    Donald Trump will have a climate plan and it will be ugly. For now, the Republican frontrunner is pedaling the kind of denialism his party loves, having called global warming everything from a "hoax" to a "con job" to a Chinese plot. But an interview with his energy adviser hinted that Trump might endeavor to Make Atmospheric Carbon Levels Great Again. "My advice would be, while I'm a skeptic as well", Trump energy honcho Kevin Cramer [said], "he is a product of political populism, and political populism believes that there needs [to be] some addressing of climate change". Cramer has...
  • IRS Chief: ďTrump is a liar, we audited him because his taxes are highly suspiciousĒ [IRS Lies]

    05/16/2016 9:03:14 AM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 157 replies
    Greenville Gazette ^ | March 2, 2016 | Juan Wilder
    ďWe donít care who you are,Ē stated Koskinen, ďWhether you go to church, or donít go to church.Ē Koskinen explained audits occur when something pops up in your tax returns they find suspicious. Itís basically all about the numbers. Party or religious affiliation is not part of any IRS audit red flag, according to Koskinen.
  • ĎWeíre running a fóing casino:í Politician tells all in manifesto

    05/13/2016 3:10:53 AM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 13, 2016 | Carl Campanile
    An anonymous congressman has dropped a bombshell election-year book that confirms why Americans hate their national government and have rallied to anti-establishment presidential candidates like Donald Trump. The veteran politician lays bare a rotten and corrupt Congress enslaved by lobbyists and interested only in re-election in an anonymous, 65-page manifesto called ďThe Confessions of Congressman X.Ē ďLike most of my colleagues, I promise my constituents a lot of stuff I can never deliver,Ē he admits. ďBut what the hell? It makes them happy hearing it . . . My main job is to keep my job.Ē The House member ó...
  • E.J. Dionne: In American politics, stupidity is the name of the game (Need to Tax the rich more)

    07/29/2010 7:42:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington (Com)Post ^ | 07/29/2010 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    Can a nation remain a superpower if its internal politics are incorrigibly stupid? Start with taxes. In every other serious democracy, conservative political parties feel at least some obligation to match their tax policies with their spending plans. David Cameron, the new Conservative prime minister in Britain, is a leading example. He recently offered a rather brutal budget that includes severe cutbacks. I have doubts about some of them, but at least Cameron cared enough about reducing his country's deficit that alongside the cuts he also proposed an increase in the value-added tax, from 17.5 percent to 20 percent. Imagine:...
  • Trump: You Bet I Support Raising Taxes on the Rich

    04/21/2016 2:08:04 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 525 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/21/2016 | Guy Benson
    GUTHRIE: Do you believe in raising taxes on the wealthy? TRUMP: I do. I do ‚Äď including myself. I do. That was...this¬†morning, in an interview that featured some other¬†controversial statements. ¬†In fairness to Trump, he's been using the "raise taxes on rich people like me" line for months, embracing¬†Obama-style class warfare tax gimmicks like the 'Buffet Rule.' ¬†But raising taxes on anyone, an outcome¬†Trump just re-endorsed, is not what his formal policy agenda proposes. ¬†Just the opposite. ¬†As we've seen on issues such¬†immigration,¬†abortion and¬†foreign policy, Trump routinely makes clear that he isn't familiar with his own positions. ¬†His stances aren't...
  • How the GOP Is On the Road Towards Certain Defeat

    04/21/2016 9:06:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/21/2016 | Ron Radosh
    Our convoluted primary system evolved to allow voters a more direct voice in choosing a candidate who can win a general election. Voters donít always choose wisely -- after all, one party always loses. Itís a shame then -- in what should be a Republican year -- that GOP primary voters appear to want to lose the presidency once again.If the candidate at the top of the ticket is roundly defeated, the toll could also take down many Republicans running for the House and the Senate.The latest polls show that only one Republican candidate has a sure chance of...
  • Why populist uprisings could end a half-century of greater economic ties

    04/19/2016 12:35:00 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 18, 2016 | Ylan Q. Mui
    The world economy is nearing what international policymakers fear could be a dangerous turning point, as populist uprisings in the United States and Europe threaten to unravel decades-old alliances that have fostered free trade and deepened economic ties. The tension has reached boiling point in Britain, which in two months will vote on whether to leave the European Union. The International Monetary Fund, warned that a so-called Brexit is a ďreal possibility,Ē one that could usher in a new era of uncertainty and undermine the already fragile global recovery. But the unrest is not limited to the United Kingdom. Anti-EU...
  • The Splintering of the Conservative Media

    03/18/2016 2:45:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2016 | Steve McCann
    Over the past 28 years there has been a sea change in the media. Not only has the monopoly of the so-called mainstream media been shattered but the phenomenal rise of conservative media has been truly stunning. It began in 1988 with the national syndication of Rush Limbaugh and his distinctive brand of conservative political commentary espoused in an entertaining and captivating way, which opened the flood gates for other conservatives, together with Rush, to dominate the talk radio airwaves. In the 1990ís the internet, through hundreds of websites, gave voice to journalists to report stories either ignored or downplayed...
  • Levin: Populism is Progressivism, Which is Statism (audio: 12:41)

    03/18/2016 3:17:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 178 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 17, 2016 | Mark Levin
    Levin: Populism is Progressivism, Which is Statism (audio: 12:41)
  • Republicans Are Surrendering To Donald Trump (Going With The Winner Alert)

    03/18/2016 12:46:52 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/17/2016 | Fareed Zakaria
    The modern Republican Party has been devoted to free markets and free trade, social conservatism, an expansionist foreign policy and fiscal discipline, especially on entitlements. Remember that the speech that launched Ronald Reaganís career was an attack on Medicare. On every one of these issues, Trump either openly disagrees or ó as with abortion ó has a past track record of disagreement. Over the past decade, Republican support for immigration and free trade has been collapsing. But Trumpís nomination would transform the party into a blue-collar, populist, nationalist movement with a racial element ó much like many others in the...
  • Why Populism is Really Statism

    03/17/2016 6:47:15 PM PDT · by MLL · 212 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 03/17/2016 | Mark Levin
    On Thursday night, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin took on the rising tide of "populist nationalism" with a history lesson. Populism, Levin explained, is really just progressivism. The populist movement in America was the forerunner of the progressive movement, and both populism and progressivism share the same disdain for constitutionalism that conservatives reject.
  • Here's what Trump gets wrong

    03/15/2016 3:17:52 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 53 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2016 March 14 | Ron Insana
    In many ways, Donald Trump's political talking points are Orwellian at best. His constant insistence that the U.S. is not "winning" is being repeated with such pneumatic regularity that voters believe it. Or if they don't yet, they may soon. Whether we are getting killed on trade or being flooded with illegal immigrants, Donald Trump has been making arguments that were, in part, true thirty years ago, but most certainly not today. The "INGSOC" slogans in Orwell's epic dystopian novel, "1984": "War is Peace" "Freedom is Slavery" "Ignorance is Strength" Would fit nicely among Trump's litany of incongruous phrases: "The...
  • The First Time Party Bigwigs Tried to Stop a Front-Runner From Becoming President It Backfired

    03/14/2016 4:43:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | 3/13/16 | Andrew Saunders
    The First Time Party Bigwigs Tried to Stop a Front-Runner From Becoming President It BackfiredóBig-timeWhat the GOP can learn from the story of Andrew Jackson in 1824. America has never seen a presidential candidate like this before. Detractors point to his lack of political experience, his poor grasp of policy, his alleged autocratic leanings and his shady past. They believe this man without much of a political platform (but with interesting hair) has neither the qualifications nor the temperament to be president. Yet in defiance of conventional wisdom, he is leading his three main rivals in the race for the...
  • Trumpís Revolution From Within

    03/11/2016 7:49:26 PM PST · by Innovative · 23 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 11, 2016 | Ronald Brownstein
    Donald Trump has advanced to the brink of the Republican presidential nomination not by transforming the GOP electorate, but by dividing it along a new axis. Though some conservative Trump critics have claimed that he has relied on a surge of non-Republican voters, the exit polls conducted so far in 15 states point toward the opposite conclusion. Overall, although turnout has soared from 2012, the share of the total primary votes cast by self-identified Republicans this year is virtually unchanged. And Trump has beaten his rivals among self-identified Republicans in every exit poll conducted in states that he has won....
  • Pat Caddell: When Trump Finds Out Kasich Voted for NAFTA, Kasich Will Lose Ohio

    03/11/2016 9:34:16 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 69 replies
    Teaparty.org ^ | 3/11/16
    Breitbart) Ė Veteran pollster Pat Caddell warns that Ohio Gov. John Kasichís vote for the North American Free Trade Agreement during his tenure in Congress could cost him both his approval rating as governor and the critical state primary. ďI believe ó I havenít gone back and looked ó but I think he was in Congress in í93 and if so, Iíd bet you he voted for NAFTA. How much do you want to bet? Somebody ought to look that one up. Thatís the real point this morning that could change the election in Ohio,Ē he told Breitbart News executive...
  • Pat Caddell: Establishment Can't Stop Trump's Populist Candidacy Because They Can't (Short)

    03/01/2016 5:16:13 PM PST · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 1, 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    Veteran pollster Pat Caddell thinks the nation is at ďthe tipping pointĒ of political ďrevolutionĒ in the 2016 election because the Washington establishment doesnít understand the legitimate concerns motivating ordinary Americans. Caddell believes the establishment ďempire is trying to strike backĒ against the populist movement challenging their power, but the American people have ďleft the building.Ē
  • Is Donald Dumbing It Down for the Trumpsters?

    03/01/2016 10:17:23 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 249 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | Feb 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh/Caller
    RUSH: Here's Sally in Columbus. She's been waiting awhile. I appreciate that. And how are you? CALLER: Fine. How are you, Rush? RUSH: Very well. Thank you very much. CALLER: Thanks for taking my call. Just as a... You know, you have always led us conservatives through some pretty dark times. And there were few places to turn. You never let us down. You always gave us perspective and truth. So I just kind of wanted to say that. But to get to my point, you know, last week you were discussing Trump and the way he talked about "we...
  • Why Trump and Sanders Were Inevitable

    02/28/2016 10:38:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | February 28, 2016 | Michael Hirsh
    It was only a matter of time before we had a populist backlash to 30 years of flawed globalization policies that both parties embraced. There were, in retrospect, clear signs of what was to come--signs that if Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders did not appear on the scene, someone else like them would have. We've had decades of forewarnings as the top income earners --the "one percent"--began taking bigger shares of our economy starting in the 1980s: The anti-globalization protests of the late 1990s. The rise of Ross "NAFTA-will-suck-our-jobs-away" Perot and Pat "Pitchforks" Buchanan against the GOP establishment. The brief...
  • This Is How Donald Trump Is Winning

    02/24/2016 11:28:23 PM PST · by goldstategop · 140 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/24/2016 | E.J Dionne
    Trump embraces positions on economics and foreign policy anathema to most conservative politicians. He is an ardent critic of recent free-trade agreements, opposes cuts to Social Security and Medicare, has been even more vocal than many Democrats in criticizing President George W. Bush and the Iraq War, and even endorses the Democrats‚Äô long-standing call for government negotiations with pharmaceutical companies to drive down drug costs.... The key lies in that rejection of conservative economic and fiscal orthodoxy (except in his endorsement of big tax cuts). But unlike Democrats, Trump is a sharp critic of illegal immigration, multiculturalism and ‚Äúpolitical correctness.‚ÄĚ...
  • Mega-donors shy away from fight with Trump

    02/24/2016 5:00:43 AM PST · by McGruff · 42 replies
    POLUTICO ^ | February 23, 2016 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and ISAAC ARNSDORF
    As Donald Trump picks up momentum, the chances of a well-funded assault to block him from the Republican presidential nomination are dramatically dwindling, according to interviews with about a dozen donors and operatives who are appalled by the billionaire real estate showman's campaign. The party's elite donor class has mostly closed its checkbooks to groups dedicated to stopping Trump, while the outfits that have built massive reserves are increasingly deciding to forgo anti-Trump campaigns, despite widespread fears that he is making a mockery of conservatism and could undermine Republicans up and down the ballot. The deepest-pocketed operation on the right,...
  • Trump Lays Out Day One Presidential Priorities ‚ÄĒ Roll Back Obama Exec Orders, Knock Out ObamaCare

    02/24/2016 10:55:52 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/24/2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America," Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump told co-host George Stephanopoulos some of his first-day priorities should be elected president of the United States. Trump, coming off a win a night earlier in the Nevada Republican Caucus, said rolling back President Barack Obama executive orders, including one dealing with the border and immigration, repealing ObamaCare and taking care of the veterans would be his priorities. "Well, the first thing I'd do is knock out some of the executive orders signed by our president," Trump said. "Especially the one on the border where people are allowed to...
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch vs. Scalia: A Liberal Daily Newspaper Trashes Conservatism

    02/24/2016 10:34:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2016 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week, on February 13th precisely, Justice Antonin Scalia passed away at the age of 79, as was widely noted in the American and the international media. The fallout has been predictable and highly charged with many conservatives notably down-at-the-mouth, and many liberals struggling to contain their glee. The sudden nature of the Judge's passing and his undeniable position as the conservative champion on the US Supreme Court guaranteed that this would become a most contentious vacancy. Most of the mainstream media commentary concerning the upcoming battle stuck largely to the facts of a liberal President likely nominating an equally...
  • Is Donald Trump Conservative? Here‚Äôs the Rundown

    01/24/2016 1:38:39 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January. 24,2016 | Ben Shaprio
    Tax Plan. Trump’s tax plan is certainly conservative. He proposes lowering the top tax bracket to 25 percent, drops the capital gains tax to 20 percent, dumps the death tax, and drops the corporate rate to 15 percent. Our analysis finds that the plan would reduce federal revenues by $11.98 trillion over the next decade. However, it also would improve incentives to work and invest, which could increase gross domestic product (GDP) by 11 percent over the long term. That’s different from his past positions on taxes, which include fighting the flat tax and proposing a wealth tax that would...
  • Nationalism and Populism Propel Trump

    02/23/2016 5:43:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    As the returns came in from South Carolina Saturday night, showing Donald Trump winning a decisive victory, a note of nervous desperation crept into the commentary. Political analysts pointed out repeatedly that if all of the votes for Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Jeb Bush and Ben Carson were added up, they far exceeded the Trump vote. Why this sudden interest in arithmetic? If the field can be winnowed, we were told, if Carson and Kasich can be persuaded to follow Bush and get out, if Cruz can be sidelined, if we can get a one-on-one Rubio-Trump race, Trump...
  • The Great Republican Revolt

    02/22/2016 11:41:35 PM PST · by goldstategop · 47 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | jan/Feb 2016 | David Frum
    White Middle Americans express heavy mistrust of every institution in American society: not only government, but corporations, unions, even the political party they typically vote for‚ÄĒthe Republican Party of Romney, Ryan, and McConnell, which they despise as a sad crew of weaklings and sellouts... And when Donald Trump came along, they were the people who told the pollsters, ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs my guy.‚ÄĚ They aren‚Äôt necessarily superconservative. They often don‚Äôt think in ideological terms at all. But they do strongly feel that life in this country used to be better for people like them‚ÄĒand they want that older country back. ...People like...
  • Newt Gingrich: GOP Establishment 'Living in Fantasy Land' Over Trump

    02/22/2016 2:17:27 PM PST · by xzins · 104 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 22 Feb 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Donald Trump is "far and away the front-runner," for the GOP presidential nomination and the establishment is "living in a fantasy land," by denying that big changes are happening, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday. "Trump is tapping into something in the country that's real," Gingrich told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "If you take Trump's vote and Cruz's vote and Carson's vote -- the three outsiders -- they are once again at about 62 percent in South Carolina, and they have been consistently above 60 percent everywhere in the country. If you pull together all of the...
  • What Donald Trump's Win In South Carolina Says About The Republican Party (Compares to Wallace)

    02/20/2016 6:09:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | February 20, 2016 | Igor Bobic and Ryan Grim
    Donald Trump comfortably defeated his Republican presidential rivals on Saturday in South Carolina's GOP primary. Trump's resounding victory isn't simply a boon to his prospects for winning the Republican presidential nomination, an outcome once thought impossible that is looking increasingly more plausible. It is also an embarrassing repudiation of conservative orthodoxy that has dominated Republican politics for decades. It suggests that the party's intellectual leaders, who organized the base around the National Review/Weekly Standard consensus -- small government, free trade, pro-Israel, deregulation, low taxes, social conservatism and an aggressive foreign policy -- have been generals of a phantom army. The...
  • How David Brooks Created Donald Trump

    02/18/2016 7:48:38 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Cato At Liberty ^ | 2/11/2016 | MICHAEL F. CANNON
    If you give Obama a pass when he is dishonest or breaks the rules, because he seems like a good man, or is at least better than those guys; if you argue he had to change the law himself because Congress is dysfunctional and Republicans are unreasonable; if you lambast Bush for starting a war, but give Hillary a pass for both Iraq and Libya; then you are adopting one set of rules for your tribe and another set of rules for everyone else. That shows a lack of respect for people who disagree with you. They notice. They resent...
  • A Political Realignment 10 Years in the Making

    01/31/2016 2:02:30 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    REAL CLEAR POLITICS ^ | January 31,2016 | Salena Zito
    America doesn't need two secular, cosmopolitan parties. Trump's secret is that he has found an unoccupied space to practice politics. Call it the politically incorrect, moderately traditionalist, main-street economics zone, where winners and losers exist (just as in the real world) and it is not a crime to believe unabashedly in American greatness. Trump has stoked xenophobic fears and used his crass showmanship to mark out this territory. His tactics of strong demagoguery make it completely understandable to lament his success. Yet, in order for our political system to work, people must feel as if they have real choices that...
  • Donald Trump Urges Boycott of Apple Until Apple Gives Gov SB Terrorist Info

    One of the things here I've noticed is that there's a debate going on about this topic. Donald Trump is right and I've said it, but come under fire. See the tweet below: Boycott all Apple products until such time as Apple gives cellphone info to authorities regarding radical Islamic terrorist couple from Cal‚ÄĒ Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2016 It would be one thing to talk about doing this to people who are alive. But the Radical Islamic Terrorists who carried out San Bernadino are dead. I don't care about their civil liberties. Keep America safe, which will...
  • The Trump Revolution is Real. And It's a Threat to the Constitution

    02/16/2016 4:59:00 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 90 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 2/15/2016 | Ben Shapiro
    It's easy to underestimate Donald Trump. The other Republican candidates in the race continue to do so, writing him off as a clown, a charlatan, a fool. Today, David French of National Review writes him off as a conventional Democrat: Trump doesn't threaten the Republican establishment because he's too conservative or too populist. He threatens the Republican establishment because he belongs in the other party. There's truth to this - there's a reason that Code Pink essentially endorsed Trump over the weekend, after Trump veered into Iraq trutherism and blamed George W. Bush for 9/11. And Trump, as I've written...
  • Trump‚Äôs Ceiling of Support May Be Limited

    02/13/2016 12:50:30 PM PST · by TBBT · 249 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2/11/16 | Sean Trende
    Few professional analysts seriously expected six months ago that Donald Trump could win the Republican nomination. But after Tuesday night, it is a clear possibility. How much of a possibility? To get that answer right, it is important to understand some things about the Trump phenomenon. Perhaps most important, Trump's campaign is not a Tea Party phenomenon. While there's been a tendency to try to lump Trump in with various G.O.P. insurgencies of the last few years, that role is best filled by Sen. Ted Cruz, who really occupies the "Tea Party lane" of the G.O.P. primary more cleanly. Instead,...
  • Trump‚Äôs America

    02/13/2016 6:06:05 AM PST · by Theoria · 67 replies
    WSJ ^ | 13 Feb 2016 | Charles Murray
    There's nothing irrational about Donald Trump's appeal to the white working class, writes Charles Murray: they have every reason to be angry If you are dismayed by Trumpism, don't kid yourself that it will fade away if Donald Trump fails to win the Republican nomination. Trumpism is an expression of the legitimate anger that many Americans feel about the course that the country has taken, and its appearance was predictable. It is the endgame of a process that has been going on for a half-century: America's divestment of its historic national identity. For the eminent political scientist Samuel Huntington, writing...
  • Steyn: The March of Trump, and the Feel of Bern

    02/10/2016 2:48:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | February 10, 2016 | Mark Steyn
    As I was saying at the dawn of this day: 1) Trump; 2) Kasich; 3) Rubio; 4) Bush; 5) Cruz. Number One and Two were correct, and at this hour Numbers Three, Four and Five are all jostling together at 11 per cent, but with Cruz third and Rubio fifth. On the Democrat side I noted the midnight vote tallies from Dixville Notch, Hart's Location and Millsfield: Sanders 17 Clinton 9 [snipped text about Dem race] On the Republican side, Trump won yuge: 35 per cent in a nine-man race, and more than twice as many votes as the second-placed...
  • Unions Lean Democratic, but Donald Trump Gets Members‚Äô Attention

    01/29/2016 12:54:28 PM PST · by Theoria · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 29 Jan 2016 | Noam Scheiber
    Of all the voters who might be expected to resist the charms of Donald J. Trump, the two million members of the Service Employees International Union would most likely be near the top of the list. The union, which endorsed Hillary Clinton in November, is widely regarded as one of the more progressive in the labor movement. It skews female and racially diverse -- roughly the opposite of a Trump rally, in other words. But the union's president, Mary Kay Henry, acknowledged that Mr. Trump holds appeal even for some of her members. "There is deep economic anxiety among our...
  • Shadow of populism hangs over Davos

    01/22/2016 12:00:39 PM PST · by fingers_crossed · 14 replies
    Financial Times - Europe ^ | January 22, 2016 | Gideon Rachman
    Shadow of populism hangs over Davos
  • GOP conservatives, populists suddenly in fierce battle

    01/20/2016 11:16:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 21, 2016 | David M. Drucker
    Movement conservatives and self-styled Republican populists have long been joined in conflict with the party establishment, but the GOP presidential race has set them on a collision course. Friction between these two GOP factions is being fueled by the increasingly bitter battle between Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and New York celebrity businessman Donald Trump in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Cruz represents ideologically committed conservatives, although he has appealed with some success to populist voters. Trump has given big government populists, who have aligned with the GOP mostly for cultural reasons, a champion, while appealing to some...
  • What Palin's Trump Speech Says About the State of the Conservative Movement

    01/20/2016 3:25:10 PM PST · by Bratch · 204 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | January 20, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Man, are we loaded today.  I'll tell you right now, it's going to take all three hours and then some.  I'm gonna try to get it all in here in three hours.  Much of today is gonna build on points that I have been making the past two days, evolving, growing, adding evidence to it, all rooted around the question, who is and what is the conservative movement, and why is it apparently behaving so oddly?  I think I can explain this and much else to all of you as the program unfolds today before your very...
  • Limbaugh: ‚ÄėNationalism and Populism Have Overtaken Conservatism in Terms of Appeal‚Äô

    01/20/2016 7:15:24 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/20/2016
    Wednesday on his radio show, conservative talk Rush Limbaugh offered his analysis on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's rise, which he argued wasn't a sign that conservative orthodoxy was winning the day, but instead it was a pushback against the modern-day Democratic Party and President Barack Obama. And that according to Limbaugh is a sign of the rise of nationalism and populism overtaking conservatism. "What's happening here, nationalism, dirty word, ooh, people hate it, populism, even dirtier word," Limbaugh said. "Nationalism and populism have overtaken conservatism in terms of appeal. And when this has happened, when it exposes -- what...
  • Limbaugh: ‚ÄėNationalism And Populism Have Overtaken Conservatism‚Äô In GOP [VIDEO]

    01/20/2016 11:40:34 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 184 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-20-2016 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday that Trump's popularity is evidence that "nationalism and populism have overtaken conservatism" in the Republican Party "The Trump triumph - the Trump coalition - is exposing the fact that it isn't conservative orthodoxy, or conservatism or any of the hard work of the conservative elite," explained Limbaugh, "that is causing people to be conservative." LIMBAUGH: It's something really simple... They're fed up with the modern day Democratic Party... The Republican Party establishment does not understand this. They do not know who their conservative voters are. They've over-estimated their conservatism... They're not liberals. They're...
  • Donald Trump as the modern day Andrew Jackson

    01/18/2016 8:16:41 PM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 29 replies
    The American Interest ^ | January 17, 2016 | Walter Russell Mead
    The biggest story in America today is the roaring return of Andrew Jackson's spirit into the political debate. Not since he fought with Nicholas Biddle over the future of the Bank of the United States has Andrew Jackson been this controversial or this central in American political life. Jacksonian populism, the sense of honor-driven egalitarianism and fiery nationalism that drove American politics for many years, has never been hated and reviled as often as it is today, and many American academics and intellectuals (to say nothing of Hollywood icons) are close to demanding that Jacksonian sentiment be redefined as a...
  • Working-Class Hero: Trump Expands To 20-Point Lead Among White Blue-Collars Vs. Hillary Clinton

    01/10/2016 9:28:57 PM PST · by Jane Long · 121 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/10/16 | IKE FLYNN
    New polling data from Reuters finds a nationwide toss-up 2016 contest between GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton - but he's beating her by 20 points, 46 percent to 26 percent, among white working-class voters.
  • Trump's strongest Republican supporters: Registered Democrats?

    12/31/2015 5:54:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 229 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 31, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    That’s odd. What could Democrats possibly see in a lifelong true conservative like Donald Trump? There’s something for everyone in Nate Cohn’s new post. If you’re a Trump fan, here’s the smoking gun that he really is a new Reagan, the guy who’s going to broaden the tent and sweep to victory in November by bringing centrist Democrats into the GOP. If you’re a Trump critic, here’s further proof that he’s the RINO of RINOs, a man who’s blended nationalism, center-left economics, and Jacksonian foreign policy into something that tastes better to members of the other party than it does...
  • Populism from Unlikely Candidates

    12/30/2015 5:21:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Populism is typically born in places like Nebraska, Louisiana, Kansas and the other places given short shrift in that famous Saul Steinberg New Yorker cartoon showing the view of the world from 9th Avenue. It's not supposed to hail from Brooklyn or Queens, never mind Burlington, Vermont, or midtown Manhattan. But that's where the two reigning populists of the 2016 cycle call home. You could say that Donald Trump, the son of a rich real estate developer in Queens, was always a populist at heart. All his life he wanted to break into the fancy-pants world of Manhattan real estate....
  • Sanders Sees Trump Backers as His Allies

    12/27/2015 5:14:30 PM PST · by VinL · 72 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/27/15 | F.Schwartz
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday he thinks he can persuade supporters of Republican front-runner Donald Trump to back him in the 2016 race. Mr. Sanders, an Independent senator from Vermont, said on CBS that his message about economic inequality can appeal to Trump backers who are angry about lower wages and job losses. "Many of Trump's supporters are working class people and they are angry," Mr. Sanders said. "What Trump has done successfully, I would say, is take that anger, take that anxiety about terrorism and say to a lot of people in this country, look, the reason...
  • Limbaugh, Levin Weigh In On Trump's Flawed Ethanol Stance

    12/19/2015 7:49:48 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/15/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Last week I brought up the sticky question of how King Corn was investing big dollars in going after Ted Cruz over his rejection of government subsidies for ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard and the fact that Donald Trump had taken a very different position on the subject. In fact, he not only seemed to come out in favor of ethanol subsidies, but used that as a line of attack against Ted Cruz. (One of the only candidates to consistently be on the right, conservative side of this question.) Well, I wasn't the only one to notice this. Two...
  • The Timing Is Right For a Populist Surge

    12/09/2015 6:02:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2015 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Candidates in the U.S. presidential race would be wise to pay attention to what's happening in France. Over the weekend, France's so-called "far-right" National Front won 27.7 percent of the national vote in the first of two regional election rounds. Anyone looking at this result through a strictly ideological lens risks oversimplifying it. An iceberg doesn't just appear overnight. When it finally breaks through the water's surface, it's only after a long period of ignored growth. More than anything, the surge reflects the public's increasing hunger for three things: lucidity vis-A -vis the country's problems, authenticity of expression,...
  • Ace of Spades Goes Full-On Populist?

    12/09/2015 1:11:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | December 9, 2015 | Robert S. McCain
    Because I’ve been up to my ears in radical feminism for the past year, I haven’t monitored the day-to-day developments of the GOP presidential primary campaign the way I did during the 2012 cycle. As a result, I am unaware (and really, do not care) which of my blogger friends are supporting which candidate. My attitude for the 2016 campaign can be summarized in three words: Anybody But Clinton. After my (ultimately futile) hyper-involvement in the 2012 campaign, I simply do not want to expend mental or emotional energy worrying about who the Republicans nominate. Others do not have that...