MAG FEATURE: With Trump now out of office, it’s hard to see the fate of his promised populist revolution as anything other than a failure.— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 22, 2021
While he no doubt achieved some policy success, the fundamental premise of his administration went unfulfilled.https://t.co/t4Taf8TOBx
A good visualization of how important covid was in winning Biden the election – for 2020 “other issues” is Racial Inequality, Crime and Safety, Health Care Policy, and Misc (with Racial Inequality being the largest of those) pic.twitter.com/TMPxGyVhqr— N*** (@Braposcope) January 23, 2021
and some data backing up my view that Fox News’ conservatism stems from something liberals don’t like to talk about: Working class people of all races tend to be more conservative. pic.twitter.com/djAPXRrqJp— Batya Ungar-Sargon (@bungarsargon) January 22, 2021
When asked if President Biden has anything to say about the recent riots in the PNW, @jrpsaki said she has not spoken with him about it and their national security team is “closely monitoring” the situation. pic.twitter.com/qAvZ7PioL5— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) January 22, 2021
Nationally, Republican voters have become more aware of @HawleyMO over the past several months. Since August, the share with favorable views has risen 16 points – with much of that improvement coming since the November election. https://t.co/b76MtffNWW pic.twitter.com/rb9RtwWi8r— Eli Yokley (@eyokley) January 22, 2021
I was tired of the Trump Show.
I agree with Donald Trump on one thing though. We will be back in some form. Hopefully, we have learned some important lessons from what we just experienced and can find someone who is competent and who can tap into both the cultural and economic sides of populism in 2024. The job description of our Help Wanted ad: someone who sticks up for ordinary White people against the cultural elite which relishes tormenting them and who also pledges to redistribute their wealth to destroy the oligarchy.
“If this were a horror flick – and, Lord knows, these past four years have felt like one – we know what would come next. We’d be at that stage of the movie where the monster has apparently been slain, when the hero stands amid the rubble and the ruin consoling those who have survived, calm seemingly restored – only for the audience to gasp as the demon stirs back to life, rising from the dead to inflict one last blow.
Joe Biden is certainly well cast as the steadying presence come to clean up the mess. But the fear persists that the villain who created it will return. Donald Trump threatened as much in his last public statement as president, uttering the chilling words: “We will be back in some form.” …
Still, this might be to take the threat too narrowly, too literally even. What were Trump’s words? “In some form.” The monster might resurface in a new guise in 2024. In traditional Hollywood style, that would mean a sequel starring Son of Trump – or even Daughter – or it could mean someone from outside that desperate clan. This is, surely, the greater fear. That US nativist populism will find a new messenger, one free of the personal defects and grossness of Trump, one who has the quality that Trump lacked: the self-discipline to be a competent authoritarian. So often Trump’s autocratic impulses were thwarted not by the system but by his own ineptitudeand the ineffectiveness of his fifth-rate team. What if next time the US – and the world – is not so lucky? …”
Look how far we got with a blustering idiot like Donald Trump. The 2016 campaign started off as a big joke with the cuckservative meme. I think we can do a lot better than the host of The Apprentice. We need a Huey Long 2.0 to step up to the plate and run against Neoliberal Joe.
By “Drain the Swamp,” we now mean draining the billionaires of the overwhelming majority of their money. Confiscate their wealth, give that shit away and impose a wealth cap on them. No one should be able to spend $900 million dollars on a vanity presidential campaign. The problem is this concentration of cultural, economic and political power. The job of the next president is to break that up.
Some people will object that giving away the wealth of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Michael Bloomberg is anti-Semitic because of the disparate impact of redistributing the wealth of America’s billionaires. Forcing these people to live off only $50 million is the equivalent of Auschwitz. I think promoting the idea of a wealth cap will be a lot funnier than gas chambers memes. Just as Neoliberal Joe has what he calls “racial equity,” the Share Our Wealth program is the populist version of “equity.”