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Sun May 21, 2017, 05:18 PM

 

Trump's proposed massive cuts to Medicaid prove he was NEVER a "populist" [View all]

They prove he was never anything but a cynical, grafting economic royalist...a Bourbon in the truest 19th Century sense(other than his supposed teetotaling) or a post-1865 carpetbagger fleecing the wartorn for everything he can get.

And they prove that populism, which is basically just the idea that a country should be run for the good of the many, of ALL races, genders, creeds, orientations and identities, is NOT to blame for Trump, or Le Pen, or Nigel Farage, or Geert Wilders.

The way to fight the guy isn't to equate "populism" with fascism, racism, exclusion and evil.

It's to build a better, truer populism...a true "politics for the people"...that includes the full American majority, regardless of race, creed, orientation, or identity.

We don't have to betray anyone or anything who votes Democratic now to do that. And if we're to end this nightmare and create a long-term coalition for progressive, at times transformative change, we MUST do that.

Because we are, and will always be "the party of the people".

(btw, I'm NOT a "populist"...I'm a left-wing democratic socialist, because I want greater change than populists do. I'm just saying this word is a term for a movement for change that has been hijacked both by right-wing people-hating politicians who make false promises to the desperate AND handed to those politicians by a corporate media who area are determined to discredit the term "populism" as part of their continuing campaign to delegitimize anything that can rally a movement for POSITIVE change).




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