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    GOP Futures: Corporatism or America First

    GOP Futures: Corporatism or America First
    President Trump has fought tooth and nail to build a broad workers’ movement that transcends party lines. We would be fools to abandon it.
    By Ned Ryun - November 23, 2020

    Regardless of how this election finally turns out—and we’re still weeks away from knowing the answer with certainty—it should be noted what President Trump was able to do in the last four years regarding the conservative narrative of the past several decades.

    From what really was nothing more than an appendage of corporatism and vulture capitalists, Trump took the Republican Party and helped shape it into a broad coalition of workers and patriots that really does transcend race and ethnicities; call it America First Republican Populism.

    He rejected the corporatism and globalism that had overtaken the GOP and returned the party and the conservative movement to its Goldwater and Reagan roots. This approach (to some degree the vision of Russell Kirk) focused on the importance of the republic, individual liberty, personal and national security, and the primacy of America’s interests on the global stage.
    Republicans would do well to remember that: the corporatists might write big fat checks to advance their hyper self-interested economic priorities, but the GOP’s future electoral success lies with the America First coalition. President Trump began to lead the Republican Party away from corporate interests and into the hands of the people so that it would no longer be beholden to the demands of the few but working in response to the needs of the American people.

    But these obvious lessons appear to be in question: the GOP, especially the Republican National Committee, without Trump in the White House to give the party a real backbone, is extremely susceptible to the corporatists and vulture capitalists who have been waiting in the wings to take back control of the party.

    The Democratic Party faces a similar struggle because the corporatists are on the move there, too. The battle for the Republican Party is between the Corporatists versus America First, while in the Democratic Party it is Corporatists versus the Socialists. Corporatists cloud the real struggle among the people for the future of the country between a patriotic America First agenda and a socialist one.

    Will the soulless corporatists win out on both sides of the aisle? It remains to be seen. But the Republican Party would do well to remember that Trump has shown it a new way, a way that can be extremely successful electorally. He has fought tooth and nail to build the broad workers’ movement that transcends party lines. We would be fools to abandon it.
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Internet-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul
    They are what they hate.” - B4L

    The views and opinions expressed here are solely my own, and do not represent this forum or any other entities or persons.

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    They'll most likely choose corporatism.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    What Trumpism means by corporatism is the existence of private enterprises like Facebook that don't like them. Like racial or other minorities who cannot tolerate voluntary (dis)association, they want the federal government to pass laws forcing these private enterprises to serve them at their lunch counters, because muh rights (to your property). Then, what Trumpism means by America First is higher taxes on imported consumer goods for the benefit of inefficient American manufacturers (which are inefficient as a result of policies like loose monetary policy other kinds of bailouts that Trumpism endorses wholeheartedly). Corporatism obviously doesn't have anything to do with giant increases in "defense" spending, which are obviously required to MAGA.

    workers’ movement
    Maybe that can be worked into the new party name: something something workers' party.

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    Completely disagree.

    I am old enough to remember Senator Church’ s mid 1970’s hearings concerning the CIA control and/or undue influence over the MSM.

    So at this point in time I have no idea whether the MSM , including social media , hostility towards DJT is being forced by the CIA and Deep State or whether it’s voluntary.

    Furthermore, since in the early 1900’s “progressives” abandoned Capitalism any reference to interference with free enterprise is pure nonsense.

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