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Some refer to Trump as a populist, someone who represents the interests of ordinary people.

He took issue with the fact that Hillary got payed for speeches to Wall street but that hasn't stopped him to reach into that nest of vipers to fill some of his cabinet positions.

 

So what makes Trump a populist, if indeed he is one?

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His speech is populist while his actions are elitist. When he criticizes Hillary, it's a case of "Do as I say and not as I do".

 

Actions are supposed to speak louder than words. So far, Trump has been able to sell the snake oil. How long before people become disillusioned with the product.

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I believe that is the medias current terminology for the ideology.

 

Populism is sweeping over Europe..

I hear talking heads calling him a populist all the time. Shouldn't a populist get the popular vote?

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Well obviously people want something done about illegal immigration. Not sure why Obama, who deports record numbers is not given any credit.

Obama also allows record numbers of illegal aliens in the country and spends billion$ grooming them to vote democrat.

 

More important than whether Trump is a populist...he's now your Daddy. :)

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Obama also allows record numbers of illegal aliens in the country and spends billion$ grooming them to vote democrat.

 

More important than whether Trump is a populist...he's now your Daddy. :)

You may not know who your daddy is, but Trump isn't mine

 

Ask you mother

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Some refer to Trump as a populist, someone who represents the interests of ordinary people.

He took issue with the fact that Hillary got payed for speeches to Wall street but that hasn't stopped him to reach into that nest of vipers to fill some of his cabinet positions.

 

So what makes Trump a populist, if indeed he is one?

Trump is just another sole result of ancestry like everyone else standing around in their own skin conception to extinction of their species when passing through being alive now as simultaneously spaced apart here.

 

So, in reality, society made him a populist because he made people believe anything else but self containment is possible. Now comes is he just dishonest within himself or does he corrupt everyone added to the atmosphere like Hillary's ideology does cradle to to grave?

 

Every election is a cycle selection of lesser of two evils correct?

 

When corruption works all the time, what individual can stand against a global mob mentality of many social justificaitons real doesn't matter anymore and a whole lot less than natural balancing keeping everything specifically spaced apart now?

 

answer, what I understand, not me, myself, and I acting like a second coming, antichrist, 12th Imam, Nostradamus's "One Male prediction.". Gee I became 7 axioms standing against 7 sins and seven virtues of keeping humanity in charge of reality historically while never believing I am anything other than one sole result of ancestry like everyone else in this species...

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Populists are demagogues who tap into people's anger and then amplify and manipulate that anger for cynical political ends.

 

Trump is a populist. He is as craven and self-serving as all the other populist demagogues that came before him.

 

Being a "populist" is a pejorative, it is not a tradition decent politicians aspire to embrace.

 

Bill

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Populism generally refers to a politician that caters to what the common people believe.

It can be positive, like T Roosevelt's trust busting or FDR's New Deal, but TR and FDR actually gave a sh!t about the people's welfare and Trump is only rabble rousing the ignorami. He surely knows that he cannot bring back jobs lost to automation and robots, nor will "clean coal" ever make for a boom in the coal mining industry. Because of the superiority in every way of natural gas over coal, small towns in coal country are doomed, because coal is the only resource many of them have. Before coal, they were populated by many fewer subsistence farmers who survived by growing their own food and hunting. No sizable number of Americans want to go back to 1800's subsistence farming. The sad reality is all those folks can do to survive is leave for elsewhere when grandpa's black lung benefits (or grandpa himself) runs out.

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I believe that is the medias current terminology for the ideology.

 

Populism is sweeping over Europe..

And right wing populism is ALWAYS a bad thing. Populism is a knee-jerk reaction to the state of current governments. While I understand why people support Trump, it is still a bad idea. I still old fast to the conservative principles of federalism. Many of my fellow conservatives threw that out the window for Trump and his brash talk. What remains to be seen is how Trump actually governs. Will he be successful or full of hot air and further erode our federalist system, because he does not speak like a federalist at all.

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Populism generally refers to a politician that caters to what the common people believe.

It can be positive, like T Roosevelt's trust busting or FDR's New Deal, but TR and FDR actually gave a sh!t about the people's welfare and Trump is only rabble rousing the ignorami. He surely knows that he cannot bring back jobs lost to automation and robots, nor will "clean coal" ever make for a boom in the coal mining industry. Because of the superiority in every way of natural gas over coal, small towns in coal country are doomed, because coal is the only resource many of them have. Before coal, they were populated by many fewer subsistence farmers who survived by growing their own food and hunting. No sizable number of Americans want to go back to 1800's subsistence farming. The sad reality is all those folks can do to survive is leave for elsewhere when grandpa's black lung benefits (or grandpa himself) runs out.

 

Wrong. FDRs New Deal wasn't an example of "populism." His rival, Huey "Share the Wealth" Long, was a populist.

 

FDR did not trade on people's fears. Indeed, he was famous for saying "the only thing we have to fear, is fear itself." Liberals address real human needs. Populists manipulate and amplify fear, anger, and rage for their own political ambition.

 

FDR was no populist. Populism is an ugly ideology.

 

Bill

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Right wing populism is essentially Fascism. It is always a bad thing, you are right about that.

 

Federalism is not really an ideology, it is the idea that the states are sovereign entities that are equal in importance to the nation as a whole.

Federalism is a nicer term than provincialism for essentially the same thing.

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Huey Long was certainly more of a populist than FDR.

 

Populism is not always a negative thing, but in this country has been more negative than populist.

George McGovern was a positive populist.

I would say that the campaign to legalize marijuana is essentially populist. Pot smokers have a rational reason to fear the police.

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Right wing populism is essentially Fascism. It is always a bad thing, you are right about that.

 

Federalism is not really an ideology, it is the idea that the states are sovereign entities that are equal in importance to the nation as a whole.

Federalism is a nicer term than provincialism for essentially the same thing.

Of course it isn't an ideology. It is a system.

 

Federalism is an essential part of our government's checks and balances. Our system of checks and balances does not stop at the three branches of the federal government or our bicameral congress. So federalism isn't a nicer term for provincialism. Federalism is mean to weaken the federal government enough to keep it in check. The federal government in the US is nothing like the central power in states where provincialism is applied. In those states, the capital is the center of power. That is not the case with the US. The people are the center of power and we loan our power to representatives to make law on our behalf. The founders feared and all powerful central government. Jefferson wrote a letter to the democrats warning them about their desire to grow the federal government.

Left-wing populism has proved to be as savage and murderous as the right-wing variety.

 

Both flavors are evil ideologies.

 

Bill

I can't argue against that.

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Obama also allows record numbers of illegal aliens in the country and spends billion$ grooming them to vote democrat.

 

 

 

Interesting line of BS

 

Got any official numbers of either or both of your claims?

20 people or $20-30 bucks.

 

Get back with us when you have something besides a load of BS

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answer, what I understand, not me, myself, and I acting like a second coming, antichrist, 12th Imam, Nostradamus's "One Male prediction.". Gee I became 7 axioms standing against 7 sins and seven virtues of keeping humanity in charge of reality historically while never believing I am anything other than one sole result of ancestry like everyone else in this species...

 

It is easy to name the Seven Deadly Sins, but can you name the Seven Cardinal Virtues?

 

A hint: They are not Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Sleepy, Bashful, Happy and Dopey.

 

Nor are they Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaima, Sharjah and Umm Al Qawain.

 

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Huey Long was certainly more of a populist than FDR.

 

Populism is not always a negative thing, but in this country has been more negative than populist.

George McGovern was a positive populist.

I would say that the campaign to legalize marijuana is essentially populist. Pot smokers have a rational reason to fear the police.

 

FDR wasn't a populist AT ALL. FDR was an anti-populist.

 

FDR spoke to people's hopes. He did not play on their fears. He did not attempt to turn Americans on one another due to class, religion, or ethnicity.

 

Populism has always been a horrendous ideology. From Roman times until now. It is the providence of demagogues.

 

Trying to "normalize" populism is a supremely bad idea, and anti-historical in nature.

 

Bill

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Populism generally refers to a politician that caters to what the common people believe.

It can be positive, like T Roosevelt's trust busting or FDR's New Deal, but TR and FDR actually gave a sh!t about the people's welfare and Trump is only rabble rousing the ignorami. He surely knows that he cannot bring back jobs lost to automation and robots, nor will "clean coal" ever make for a boom in the coal mining industry. Because of the superiority in every way of natural gas over coal, small towns in coal country are doomed, because coal is the only resource many of them have. Before coal, they were populated by many fewer subsistence farmers who survived by growing their own food and hunting. No sizable number of Americans want to go back to 1800's subsistence farming. The sad reality is all those folks can do to survive is leave for elsewhere when grandpa's black lung benefits (or grandpa himself) runs out.

I would not agree that either TR's trust busting or FDR's new deal where good ideas, especially the latter.

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I would not agree that either TR's trust busting or FDR's new deal where good ideas, especially the latter.

Well, being as I know about the New Deal first hand from my father and uncle, both of whom were set on permanent and productive career paths by the CCC, I disagree entirely.

If you do not agree with trust busting, then I suggest you know little about the monopolistic trusts that were busted.

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