In sum, we are monitoring some interesting trends going on among Republican and Independent voters and the realignment of the electorate, BUT whether this will translate into any meaningful policy changes among elected officials at least in the immediate future is a different story.
My view is that we have already entered a new party system with new coalitions (a populist-conservative coalition on the Right and a progressive-libertarian coalition on the Left) and a new national debate that is already going on over nationalism and populism. The hallmark of our new politics is that the two parties are bitterly divided and polarized over social identity issues and elites, but there is more common ground now over economics because the libertarians and populists have switched sides.
The Democrats are becoming an Eastern-based party of Big Business and Wall Street, the suburban professional class and utopian social reformers like the Whig Party in the antebellum era or the Republican Party in the early 20th century before the New Deal. The Republicans are becoming a Heartland-based party of rural voters, workers and small businessmen like the Democratic Party in the antebellum era under Andrew Jackson and in the early 20th century under William Jennings Bryan. The shrill tone of national politics and the glaringly obvious sectional divide between arrogant, corrupt and credentialed coastal elites who feel entitled to rule and their populist opposition in Middle America is very familiar.
Even if few people in the political class are smart and educated enough to recognize it, our politics is just reverting back to the way it used to be for long stretches of American history. Conservatives are angry with virtually all institutions now: Big Media, Big Business, Big Finance, Big Tech, Big Education and even the Pentagon and want to blow up and knock down those institutions. They lack the ideological equipment and the historical memory to justify why they want to do this.
Revisiting why Donald Trump lost
The New Political Realignment on Class and Woke Capital’s boycott of Georgia
Whether the GOP’s call to Boycott Woke Corporations is purely symbolic
The track records of potential 2024 GOP nominees including Cotton, Hawley, and De Santis
The role of Trump Post Presidency and whether MAGA Inc. is just the new Con Inc.
Joe Biden’s Polling and his biggest electoral weaknesses: Immigration, Crime, cancel culture, and civil liberties
The Biden Admin’s crackdown on civil liberties in the name of fighting Domestic Extremism
The pros and cons of Biden’s Infrastructure Plan and the last COVID Relief Bill
Neoliberal Joe Screwing Millennials on Student Debt and giving the shaft to progressives on economics
How opposition to Cancel Culture has become the new culture war with Black Lives Matter tumbling in popularity
The Dirtbag Left’s alliance with the Dissident Right
How the transformation of the GOP into a National Labor Party is a long-term process
Hunter’s predictions for the midterm elections and next presidential election
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