Skip to comments.Reich: Trump's curious coalition
Posted on 05/23/2018 11:13:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Donald Trump's strategy for keeping power is to build up his coalition of America's white working class and the nation's ownership class.
It's a curious coalition, to say the least. But if Democrats don't respond to it, it could protect Mr. Trump from impeachment and even re-elect him. It just might create a permanent Republican majority around an axis of white resentment and great wealth.
Two decades ago, Democrats and Republicans competed over the middle class. They battled over soccer moms and suburban "swing" voters.
Since then the middle class has shrunk while the working class has grown, and vast wealth has been accumulated by a comparative few who now own a large portion of America. Some of their wealth has taken over American politics.
Enter Mr. Trump.
Counties whose voters shifted from Mr. Obama to Mr. Trump in 2016 had lost economic ground to the rest of America, to an even greater extent than solidly Republican counties. Mr. Trump is counting on the unwavering support of these mostly white working-class voters.
Meanwhile, much of the ownership class has come over to Mr. Trump. He's counting on it to bankroll Republican politicians who are loyal to him.
Since becoming president, Mr. Trump has sought to reward both sides of this coalition tossing boatloads of money to the ownership class and red meat to the white working class....
(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...
It's a curious coalition? LOL. It's a coalition that probably comprises about 70% of the U.S. population.
Why do these idiots talk as if impeachment is a foregone conclusion? Don’t they realize how badly the Mueller fishing expedition is going for them?
Unfortunately there is a large Army of mis-educated dunderheads bringing up the rear. Hey ReichhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhUH!!!!! STFU! You’re not Napoleon!
His analysis always comes up a little short.
Hey, men of his stature are in short supply.
Dont worry about the ignorant Twitter ruling by the so-called Judge. All President Trump has to do is IGNORE the so-called Judge and block whomever he WANTS. The so-called Judge has violated the separation-of-powers doctrine, and the impotent Judge can in no way enforce his so-called ruling anyway. PERIOD!
What in gods name does the Democrat Party have to offer the middle and working class?
A coalition of working people and business owners. How horrible.
Somebody should tell Robbie that it’s called “The American Coalition” and maybe...maybe he might get it.
Reich - our modern ‘Yezov, the bloodthirsty dwarf’
Hahahaha...the Dwarf Turd speaks!
It's only "curious" if you're a hard-core Marxist who hasn't had an original thought since 1968.
Slavery reparations, transgenders in their daughter’s bathrooms, kneeling for the national anthem, coddling MS-13, more taxes and elitism.
The opportunity to descend to the working poor???
I’m not saying that Reich is short, but I did see a sign at the amusement park that said, ‘Must be taller than Robert Reich to go on this ride.’
The ‘Rats have become the Party of the non-Working Class, many Professors included.
Yes, Trump is creating a “curious coalition” of ALL Americans who aspire to, and benefit from, Making America Great Again.
OK. Mr. Reich, the third, this MAGA idea really is a dastardly plot to dethrone the rightful heirs to being the slave-masters of America, which is obviously people like you.
I find it very curious how men like Reich casually reference impeachment as if they consider it a mere political maneuver. No need for a crime. No need for evidence of a crime. No need for a trial. It’s just a given that more Democrats in office will lead to an impeachment.
The middle class doesn't work in Reich's world?
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