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Monday, November 23, 2020

Trumpism without Trump is like Reaganism without Reagan

 A few lefties are getting ahead of their skis and imagining, as Comrade Ed Kilgore in New York magazine put it, Trumpism without Trump.

No thanks. I remember Reaganism without Reagan. It was headed by the first Bush whose administration was about what one would expect from a former CIA director.

He insulted Ronald and Nancy by promising at the RNC, a "kinder, gentler America," rebuking 8 years of an administration in which he served as vice president.

In a Playboy interview in 1990, Donald Trump said, "I like George Bush very much and support him and always will. But I disagree with him when he talks of a kinder, gentler America. I think if this country gets any kinder or gentler, it’s literally going to cease to exist. I think if we had people from the business community — the Carl Icahns, the Ross Perots — negotiating some of our foreign policy, we’d have respect around the world."

Donald Trump was prescient. Other nations did better in his administration. 

While Bush talked a good game about Tienanmen Square, the fact is he worked to normalize trade with Red China, a gift that has meant at least $5 trillion in trade surpluses from America alone -- money that is building its military arsenal and funding its infrastructure.

Meanwhile our nation's infrastructure deteriorates as the money we should have used to rebuild roads and airports is wasted on welfare for illegal aliens and whatnot. Imagine how those subsidies for wind and solar gadgets could have been used to rebuild the things the nation needs.

While the Soviet Union collapsed on his watch, Bush worried more about the communists than the people. He cut a deal with Gorbachev to create a New World Order, which he announced to Congress on 9/11 1991.

This came after the Gulf War in which Bush turned victory into defeat by not going to Baghdad. A dozen years later, his son went to Baghdad.

And of course, he started us down the road to perdition called NAFTA.

That's your Reaganism without Reagan.

But this is what lefties are pushing. Comrade Kristin Tate wrote in The Hill, "Imagine this: a Republican with the political positions of Trump, but without decades of tabloid fodder. A Republican who boldly challenges the biased media, without sparking the bandwagon effect of suburban voters eager to show their public disapproval of his latest action. If the GOP ran America First-style candidates who can message the platform with eloquence and effectiveness, the 2024 landscape will dramatically tilt in their favor. Cementing recent gains with nonwhite voters while winning back a share of college-educated whites, which shifted 6 percent away from Trump in 2020, would be well within reach."

Is there anything more racist than dividing voters up by their skin color?

Let us just be Republicans not race panderers.

Kilgore wrote of a "A Kinder, Gentler Trumpism."

He said, "it’s possible the GOP could return to the perspective of Sam’s Club Republicans such as New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, who before Trump’s rise called on their party to reshape its free-market fundamentalism into policies reflecting the economic as well as the cultural interests of their white working-class electoral base. For them, Trump was sort of a fun-house-mirror reflection of the new direction they favored. But with Trump himself gone, perhaps less racist and nativist voices might rise to scratch some of the itches he abrasively inflames.

"Possibilities include Florida senator and 2016 candidate Marco Rubio, who has followed the drift of his party into Trumpism without embracing some of its more dangerous authoritarian rhetoric; or possibly that supreme opportunist Nikki Haley, who has managed to stay on the tyrant’s good side while cultivating a reputation for independence and even decency."

Tyrant, eh?

Kilgore needs a dictionary.

As far as racist and nativist go, I am sorry but Kilgore and his ilk are going to call us that no matter what we say or do, so I am going to pass on backing a Rubio or Haley if their pitch is their ethnicity. 

I want a candidate who will mainline Trumpism because it works.

Stephen Kruiser does too.

He wrote, "Republicans who love Trump’s transformation need to be very vigilant right now. The Never-Trumpers may not be well-liked by mainstream American members of the GOP, but they are still well connected to some old money. If we drop our guard amid all of the pandemic and election chaos, these back-stabbers could make a successful grab at some more power.

"The Democrats and the media will be giving these malcontents a lot of publicity and support too. Democrats really do not understand what has happened over on this side of the aisle in the last four years."

This is not Romney's party or McCain's or Bush's. We push back now. And if those who conspired with Democrats against The Donald think they are re-taking the party, they have another thing coming to them. We came too far against all odds to turn the party over to cowards and traitors because we remember Reaganism without Reagan. After 4 years of it, 62% of America voted against it in 1992.

Christopher Caldwell wrote, "Trump didn’t sell out his supporters. In fact, his presidency saw something extraordinary, even if it was all but invisible from the country’s globalized cities: the first egalitarian boom since well back into the twentieth century. In 2019, the last non-Covid year, he presided over an average 3.7% unemployment rate and 4.7% wage growth among the lowest quartile of earners. All income brackets increased their take. That had happened in the last three Obama years, too. The difference is that in the Obama part of the boom the income of the top decile rose by 20 percent, with tiny gains for other groups. In the Trump economy, the distribution was different. Net worth of the top 10% rose only marginally, while that of all other groups vaulted ahead. In 2019, the share of overall earnings going to the bottom 90% of earners rose for the first time in a decade."

That is what we want.

That is what we had.

That is what the Establishment stole in the name of covid 19.

Trumpism, like Reaganism before it, is capitalism. And capitalism without a capitalist is a lie. I am tired of liars.

50 comments:

  1. I still can't help but wonder what would have happened if, in 1980, RR had picked Jack Kemp (rather than GHWB) as his VP nominee.

    I guess he was trying to make peace with the GOP "establishment," which had backed GHWB - ahead of what was expected to be a close November race (it wasn't).

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    1. Or if Bush had actually taken the time to learn something from Reagan.

      I have to fly with other Captains sometimes. There are those few who have zero interest in learning a better way. They’re entrenched and refuse to have an open mind. 41 was one of those. Reagan’s successes were not strong enough evidence that his ideas worked. Bush was just biding his time and he ushered in eight years of Clintonocchio.

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  2. Republicans with the perspective of Ross Douthat? Ooh, how could I refuse.

    I really think they have no idea what they're starting. Tens of millions of motivated men with guns is a recipe for disaster, absolutely anywhere.

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  3. "Let us just be Republicans not race panderers."

    No, thanks. I'm a Conservative, certainly not a Republican (spit).

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    1. Hear, Hear! The goal of Trumpism is to destroy the Uniparty, and if that means burning down both R and D sides of it to start over, so be it.

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    2. Totally agree Greg!!!

      The one thing I ask of Don is, going forward, to name names and identify the sides their own.

      Anyone following GOP politics over the last 5 to 6 years know that Marco Rubio and Nikki Haley are firmly on the side of the Globalist Uniparty.

      I don’t need Don to tell me this.

      I need Don to do more if he is going to be a reliable guide to the fight between the Globaliat Uniparty (with the NeverTrumpers) against Trump’s America First Patriots.

      If Don won’t do it, then I will need to find someone else I can rely on.

      Right now, Sundance at The Conservative Treehouse appears to be over the target. That website is being deplatformed by Wordpress for Wrongthink.

      Right now, I see that Don relies on Google’s “Blogger” service - to me that means that Don is currently flying under the radar.

      I’d recommend that Don prepare and move now to harden his digital platform before Big Tech forces him to do so.

      If Don did otherwise he would be both negligent and naive.

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    3. . from your lips to God's (and hopefully, Don's) ears

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  4. Here’s the shite...

    Marco Rubio and The News?

    Ted Cruz and The Heartbreakers?

    Nikki Haley and The Pretenders?

    I could go on...the point is: ACCEPT NO IMITATIONS.

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    1. Yesterday I scrolled through the GOP House and Senate names to determine who I would let into my lifeboat on the high seas (think USS Indianapolis and shark-infested waters). I came up with 12-13 names and even that was a stretch.

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  5. The so-called "experts" calling for this absurdness, are assuming that GOPers will get elected honestly if Biden is seated. But the voter fraud that gave Sloe Joe the cheat, will still be there, with even greater control. So, unless the GOPe puts up a compromised candidate like Rubio (yech!), and the elitists that run the country decide they can control him better than the dumbocrat, no GOPer will ever win the POTUS. The rest of the elections will be sold to the highest bidders.
    Our elections will be a mirage, just as they are in Venezuela, and everything else will be much as it is in Venezuela. There will be the rich (those ruling and those connected to them), and the rest will be poor, and told what to do.

    This is a critical existential moment for our country, and these idiots either don't see that, or want Trump gone because they think they will be a part of the elitist ruling class. They might as well be trolls, because they think we are dumb enough to fall for their absurd proposal, like the trolls pushing that same kind of absurdness here at this blog.

    Lucky for us, we have Trump. He will save their arses from a devastating civil war, where they would be hoisted up by their necks.

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  6. Patrick Byrne the founder of the 2billion dollar e-commerce company Overstock gives a pretty convincing argument that the election was stolen with a “drop and roll” Method of election rigging. He explains drop and roll too. This is what Sidney claims happened too. What he doesn’t explain and no one else has either is how do you prove it? If it’s just counting paper vs electronic Then lay it out there. No one has yet. These lawsuits are over nickle and dime dead people voting, drop and roll is destroy the country level fraud. And why won’t the FBI investigate That’s their job. Someone says a crime was committed. Police or FBI investigate. Lawyers take the results of the investigation and argue in court. And I don’t believe the whole FBI is corrupt thing. Trump is their boss. It makes no sense that no one in the FBI 100,000 employees believes nothing happened.

    https://youtu.be/wcKG6O2nQuc

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    1. Isn't it possible that the FBI, military intelligence, etc. is all over this and ... not telling anyone about it? Yet.

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    2. Is it possible the FBI is all over this and trying to bury it?

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  7. If an election can be stolen by the Democrats when they controlled neither the WH, the Senate, nor the SCOTUS, what makes you think they can ever again “lose” an election once the Pretender Biden is installed?

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    1. Should there be a movement to make Republican Governors and Legislatures (we have most, I believe) straighten out the voting horrors that the dems have ushered in? Two years to the next vote.

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  8. Should he be denied through utter deceit a second term, we should fully expect Trump to set up a parallel White House just down the street at his hotel. My President is not going to 'exit stage right' and just disappear into the curtains. He will remain noisy. There has never been a room he couldn't command with his simple presence. All rooms come to a halt when he enters, all faces turn towards him, because he exudes authority and confidence. He is not about to sit down and shut up. His 80mil voters will back him, and all of us will dog the heels of this ridiculous, cheating incoming admin, who will live to regret what they have done here, on this earth, to America. No one likes a cheat.

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    1. Big Tech and DNC media whores will try to silence Trump's voice if he no longer is prezzie.

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    2. I'm with you Ron, I don't think Trump will go quietly into the night. I also agree with lyn5 about being silenced by any media outlet. He needs his own platform to preach.

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    3. He would form a party that would instantly have many millons of Americans of both parties to jump ship on the D's and R's both. I was a D for 26 years, then R for 18. I'd jump through a hoop on fire to join a party with Trump at the head. But I am quite confident he and we will win this fight!

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  9. Donald Jr. Or Eric. Men who were mentored by a father who gives a crap about their future and that of America.
    Time for a strong woman as our leader? Why not Ivanka? She should be just as capable as her brothers. She would have liberals twisting like pretzels.
    We can have Trumpism without The Donald, the choice is which Trump carries the torch forward.

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  10. Dr. Roger Hodkinson on how governments responded to COVID
    
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LbD1rWkF-Q



    This is the fraud that made it all possible.
    
    Really needs seeing.

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    1. PS: Please post it as widely as possible. I do believe that CV-19 flu was weaponised to enable Climate Change fraud to continue, as it had been blocked by Pres Trump.

      Without the USA , Climate Change Agenda , or Agenda 21 has no hope.

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    2. The video appears to have been removed.

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    3. This comment has been removed by the author.

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    4. Found this:
      https://summit.news/2020/11/18/top-pathologist-claims-coronavirus-is-the-greatest-hoax-ever-perpetrated-on-an-unsuspecting-public/

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    5. I was in a livestream chat on Twitch today and a link to that was dropped. I 100% believe it's true. I've thought from sometime in late spring that it was the biggest fraud of my long lifetime.

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  11. As long as only +/- 40% of the general population had a real University diploma, those with diploma voted GOP. Now that we reach 60% of generation with a diploma on « 19th century lesbianism in tropical Congo » (extra credit for the guys who shave their legs and for the ladies who don’t), so now, it is true that the people with diplomas vote Dem.
    They can keep them. Those dummies will never vote for a GOP candidate anyway.

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  12. As long as only +/- 40% of the general population had a real University diploma, those with diploma voted GOP. Now that we reach 60% of generation with a diploma on « 19th century lesbianism in tropical Congo » (extra credit for the guys who shave their legs and for the ladies who don’t), so now, it is true that the people with diplomas vote Dem.
    They can keep them. Those dummies will never vote for a GOP candidate anyway.

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  13. As long as only +/- 40% of the general population had a real University diploma, those with diploma voted GOP. Now that we reach 60% of generation with a diploma on « 19th century lesbianism in tropical Congo » (extra credit for the guys who shave their legs and for the ladies who don’t), so now, it is true that the people with diplomas vote Dem.
    They can keep them. Those dummies will never vote for a GOP candidate anyway.

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  14. What makes anyone think that the Bush family, starting with GHW, hasn’t been in on the development of what became the CIA-DOJ-FBI domestic spying? Without rigorous controls, which the right people made sure there wasn’t, it’s been easy to manipulate around the prohibitions of the system. And here we are.

    Now the Globalist Elites do it in our face and dare us to indictment and convict them, if we can catch them and if, once caught or the mere threat of exposure, before they can get to us first.

    Given the circumstances, ONLY a complete outsider could possibly have a chance against this hydra-headed Leviathan monstrosity.

    Vade cum Deo, Mr. President. Deus omnium nostrum auxilium Maii.

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  15. I'll likely vote GOP down-ballot, but any RINO will get JUST AS MUCH support from me as my President got from them.
    I don't think I'm alone

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  16. Bush 41 wanted his 100-Hour War. Catchy.

    Also stupid.

    Trump would not be succeeded by Pence, aka Bush 41 II. The country would have continued to shift left as Californians, New Yorkers, and Third Worlders spread their toxic political views into the red and purple states. Bidet will now accelerate the process.


    Trump was a speed bump on the road to oblivion.

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  17. "A dozen years later, his son went to Baghdad." Yea and messed up royally when he replace the US General with an idiot civilian who disbanded the Iraqi military. MacArthur's entry route in Japan was guarded by Japanese troops. What the heck did we think the hundreds of thousands of unemployed ex-familiar in Iraq were going to do. Thousands of Americans died because of stupidity. My son was there for 27 months for really nothing.

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  18. Crap, my AI changed military to familiar

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  19. The premise of the article is wrong. Bush Sr was not Reaganism, neither was his son.

    Trump was Reaganism without Reagan.

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    1. Trump has already outdone Reagan, who would have been much better but for the assassination attempt. That was the Deep State telling him to obey OR ELSE. There have been at least 6 known and likely 2 dozen less-verified assassination attempts on Trump's life in 4 (or more??) years. And he has not backed down once. Yes, he signed a ghastly omnibus bill, but used it to fully fund the military to build it back up. He doesn't want to use it, but we're sitting ducks if were hopelessly underanned and with outmoded and broken down weapons.

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  20. imagine https://freedomaustralia.freeforums.net/thread/462/imagine-trump-2024-president-2028

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  21. Trump needs to write a tell all outing all of these creeps. Start/buy his own news network. And then get some rest and get ready for 2024. Once Biden gets in there the country will have buyer's remorse.

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    1. Not unless the vote corruption is resolved. The Swamp Inc. will remain in power otherwise...not matter who is at the top of the ticket in either party.

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  22. We now have an aristocracy that is content only ruling us as an aristocracy. God help us, but Nov. 3rd marked the death of the Republic, slaughtered in front of our eyes.

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  23. Sidney Powell will save everything. After that she should be made JD IG.

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  24. If this election is over and Trump cannot prevail he must do what Obama did: stay in Washington and create hell. Be a president in exile and keep his troops at the ready. Heard he would buy a TV station. Good idea. Use it to expose the fraud and deceit in Washington. Pound away at them until there is no hiding place left. Show the watchers what will happen to them if the left succeeds. Stir up the revolution and keep it white hot so there is no peace for these bastards.

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