And I don’t mean to disparage that part of the Great Society (LBJ deserves credit for doing things that Kennedy didn’t). I apologize for my neglect. I was thinking of economics for reasons that should be clear soon.
For the past 25 years (GHW Bush) the Republican Party has been this bizarre mixture of the “country club Republicans” and Christian fundamentalists who’ve been riding off the fumes of Nixon’s racist Southern Strategy. By the way, I think if you want a good comp for Trump, it’s Nixon and not Hitler. Is Nixon not scary enough?
My greater point is that Trump is a product of nativitism and class warfare, not racism.
Racists are attracted to Trump but the man’s message is that blue collar America was shafted.
He’s accurate but I leave it up to everyone else to decide if he’s a champion of blue collar workers.
Maybe Trump is the ex Industrial Midwest’s Nixon.
As for the left: Bernie Sanders was the only one even close to touching issues of class.
I just didn’t agree with his solution which seemed to revolve around sending more people to college. Unless the plan is to massively boost the count of qualified STEM students.