I basically agree.
Donald Trump lost the 2020 election because he was pulled too far to the Right on economics and health by conservatives and Republicans. Independent voters fired him.
“Honestly, Donald Trump could have come out and said he wanted to nationalize the means of production to protect the proletariat from the bourgeoise, and the Republican Party and right-wing media ouroboros would have instantly rushed to laud him for his forward thinking and insist it had been their idea all along. Hell, he almost did just that– Steve Bannon wanted Trump to effectively translate that phrase into “alt-right” and have Trump run on that kind of platform. Unfortunately for Steve, but fortunately (as loosely as one can say that) for the rest of us, Donald Trump has the attention span of a gnat, and didn’t really care about power in that sense. He only cared about it as it specifically benefited him alone; not so much fascism as kakistocracy.
I firmly believe that if Trump had listened to Bannon, we’d have crossed the Rubicon, and this would be all over. But he didn’t. And now we need to take this opportunity to ensure that never happens again.
My favorite plank to win people over on this? Oh, you gotta know it’s Medicare For All. Obviously, this makes sense to me as an ER nurse, and seeing how that would actually save our country a helluva lot of money in aggregate and impact the health of every single citizen in a positive way. Beyond that, it also beneficially hits people directly in the pocketbook, on a core kitchen table issue, in a way that’s impossible to ignore. …”
One small quibble though.
Steve Bannon wanted Trump to run in 2020 on the Platinum Plan. He also didn’t think Trump had denounced “white supremacy” hard enough. It was Bannon and Miles Guo who also released the Hunter Biden dick pics which they thought would swing the election to Trump.
No one ever cared about optics or dick pics.
The optics of Hunter Biden smoking his meth pipe had zero impact!
The real problem is that most moderate voters are “cross-pressured,” which is to say, they are financially stressed and torn between voting on the basis of immigration or economics.
The key to winning is simple.
DON’T DIVIDE THE ANTI-IMMIGRATION VOTE ON THE BASIS OF ECONOMICS WITH TRUE CONS BULLSHIT.
The racial equality vote is concentrated among core Democrats. Who is cucking on race supposed to appeal to among conservatives? Also, the tax cuts energize the actual Far Right, which is to say the extreme libertarian crowd who are Core Conservatives or Free Marketeers. The Center of the electorate is motivated by issues like crime, immigration, health care costs, bills, etc.