The real problem with the left-right alliance crowd is that some on the right (not all) seem eager to do populist left-wing economic policies and …. nothing else.— Allum Bokhari (@LibertarianBlue) February 14, 2021
Basically, “we can’t criticize BLM or our lefty allies won’t like us, so let’s stick to high taxes & regulation!” https://t.co/vImpmA3UPd
Trading economic populism for social/cultural conservatism isn’t the worst idea. But when right wing populists spend 99% of the time talking about the former then… it’s just leftism!— Allum Bokhari (@LibertarianBlue) February 14, 2021
Imagine if those people, or anyone else on the pop-left, tried to do a public event with Cruz, Gaetz, or any other Republican currently leaning populist.— Allum Bokhari (@LibertarianBlue) February 14, 2021
Their woke base would immediately cancel them for sharing a platform with “racist MAGA insurrectionists.” https://t.co/QStdvdzhPM
When I see populist leftists seriously ditching the woke shit, I’ll believe a left-right alliance is possible. At the moment (as always) it’s the right making all the policy concessions.— Allum Bokhari (@LibertarianBlue) February 14, 2021
Yep. “Let’s just stick to economic policies so people won’t call us racist!” except the economic policies are left wing now. https://t.co/I8I9lh5i9e— Allum Bokhari (@LibertarianBlue) February 14, 2021
I’m not seeing it.
Where is Right Populism in the polls?
Can someone please help me here? Does something called Right Populism actually exist in the real world that is distinct from generic populism on economics?
It is true that MAGA voters are nativists.
That’s not what defines these people though. Their attitudes on race and immigration aren’t nearly as strong as their belief that the political and economic system is rigged against them by elites. This view was shared by like 90% of these people in 2017. It is probably even greater now.
Note: What does Ben Sasse or David French or Jeff Flake add to the Republican coalition?