Reminder that Greenwald thinks GameStop was good economic populism.— Jordan Weissmann ? (@JHWeissmann) February 10, 2021
Meanwhile, the moderate Democrats who thinks are craven corporatist stooges are getting ready to once again hand out several hundred billion in cash transfers. pic.twitter.com/k1Z37kWziT
Donald Trump is gone.
Trump voters are a different story.
“A new poll hints at one potential reason so many Republican lawmakers remain wary of distancing themselves from former President Donald Trump and seem reluctant to convict him in the Senate’s impeachment trial: There’s a real possibility they’d endanger their electoral prospects.
In a new survey from Vox and Data for Progress, 69 percent of Republicans said they’d be less likely to vote for a political candidate in their state if that person found Trump guilty in the trial, with 56 percent of Republicans saying they’d be much less likely to do so, and 13 percent saying they’d be somewhat less likely to do so. …”
There it is again.
It is the same 70/30 split.
The GOP establishment is finished:
If Trump runs again in 2024 (God forbid it would be a disaster), it would be smart to dial up both the identitarianism and economic populism. The old Reaganite policy agenda and taboos are dead in the water and no longer make any sense given the resorting of the electorate. This is a big reason why Trump won in 2016 and lost in 2020. He moved away from what was resonating instead of leaning into it.
Jordan Weissmann makes a good point.
In spite of all its flaws, the Democratic Party is still more friendly to economic populism than the Republican Party. We saw how that played out in the $600 stimulus check fiasco. Close the gap on that issue and they can run solely on the basis of their cultural appeal.
Note: William Jennings Bryan tore up the old platform and outdated policy agenda of the Democratic Party. We’re in a similar moment.