Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Revolutionary Moment: We've been Screwed

Free trade and free movement of peoples only works when there is relative parity between the nations who engage in it.

Finally, we are waking up to the fact that the federal government has been encouraging global corporations and "American" businesses to dismantle entire industries and ship them lock-stock-and-barrel overseas.  Simultaneously, the federal government has been handing out slave labor importation licenses to "American" businesses so they can fire American workers and import scab labor willing to work for less than half of what an uppity American demands.

Honest liberals see it...  Trump and Sanders are attacking the same rotten establishment from two different directions...
All of the quote ‘better people’ who’ve been sitting in their ivory towers, economists, saying, ‘oh, free trade is good for you,’ whatever…

Well, the American people have figured out that they’ve been screwed.”
"I am telling you, we’re in a new paradigm. This is a revolutionary moment,” he said, describing it as a “historical moment of evolution in our political process” whose outcome could not yet be predicted… especially by politicians and poll-addicted pundits who have misunderstood the Trump-Sanders moment thus far. (Pat Caddell)
Sanders Supporter Camille Paglia: I was Wrong about Donald Trump
Trump’s fearless candor and brash energy feel like a great gust of fresh air, sweeping the tedious clich├ęs and constant guilt-tripping of political correctness out to sea. Unlike Hillary Clinton, whose every word and policy statement on the campaign trail are spoon-fed to her by a giant paid staff and army of shadowy advisors, Trump is his own man, with a steely “damn the torpedoes” attitude.
Primary voters nationwide are clearly responding to Trump’s brand of classic can-do American moxie. There has been a sense of weary paralysis in our increasingly Byzantine and monstrously wasteful government bureaucracies. Putting a bottom-line businessman with executive experience into the White House has probably been long overdue. If Mitt Romney had boldly talked business more (and chosen a woman VP), he would have won the last election.
Republican voters are finally waking up to what liberal democrat voters have been saying for decades...
“Republicans, and independents following Republicans, even more than Democrats are anti-free-trade… or, I should say, they have had it with trade deals, just as they've had it with the Washington establishment.”
Caddell said the “overwhelming sentiment” among Republican and Democrat voters alike is running against backroom deals, especially the kind voters fear will be coming their way as Republicans cave to Obama during his final lame-duck year.
Long after Trump Fever fades and the Clinton Crime Syndicate has crushed Bernie under its tank tracks, the anger will remain...
... many streams of discontent flowed into the river of “economic nationalism,” creating a unified focus for a huge number of Republican voters – and an impressive number of Democrats – who feel the incestuous political and Big Business elite no longer serve their interests. Indeed, a good deal of Washington culture is actively hostile toward them.

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