What is Populism vs what Trump Populism is believed to be?

Author: jimbasil (33333 Posts - Joined: Nov 15, 2007)

Posted at 10:46 am on Jan 10, 2019

With Trump and his admin. - On one hand you have Trump giving Tax breaks to the wealthiest and to controlling businesses/corps shouting I’m for America to make it great again, on the other hand we have the middle and lower economic bracket suffering greater economic hardships. Conservativism today seems to be about money grubbing and power grabbing and not very populist. Is populism under a Trump and McConnell rule really more dictatorship than anything else?

E Warren wants to go after big banking rule to break the economic stranglehold it has on Main Street yet our populist government by Trump (Republicans) fight that in every way possible disinformation and misinformation leading the charge.

So really, is Trump a populist or just another money grubber calling himself a, for the people man?
And what in reality is conservativism today other than what it appears to be, this exposed elitism donning populist rhetoric.


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Populism is not clearly defined. Why don't you read/watch "All The King's Men", instead waste time

Author: Eli (3973 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 3:44 pm on Jan 10, 2019

on unclear abstract definition? "All The King's Men" has 2 award-winning movies and 1 award-winning novel, enough for you gain some perspective on populism as opposed to arguing on abstract definition.

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Populism on the right demonizes foreigners; populism on the left demonizes the rich

Author: Chris94 (21259 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:04 am on Jan 10, 2019

It always has the good guy vs. bad guy narrative.

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Globalism demonizes capitalists and cultural individuality.

Author: BaronVonZemo (23428 Posts - Joined: Nov 19, 2010)

Posted at 11:14 am on Jan 10, 2019

The other side doesn't do the same thing.

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No, but right-wing populists tell struggling people that it is China's fault, or immigrants

Author: Chris94 (21259 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:26 am on Jan 10, 2019

It is the foreigner! Or the blacks, of course, but it is harder to make that case these days.

I have no idea what "cultural individuality" is supposed to mean, but you should be careful, since lots of people use the term "globalists" to mean "Jews." Not saying you do...but it is a word that has been co-opted by fringe anti-Semitic elements. Just be advised.


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please show me where any right wing populist has blamed the blacks.

Author: WestCoastIrishFan (8795 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:40 am on Jan 10, 2019

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Google "George Wallace" - or really any southern politician of that era - and get back to me mmmkay?

Author: Chris94 (21259 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:45 am on Jan 10, 2019

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you can’t be a populist and hate entire groups of citizens. Dems, on the

Author: WestCoastIrishFan (8795 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:53 am on Jan 10, 2019

other hand hate large groups of people and want to concentrate power in the hands of a few elite ( the current mayor of NYC is on record saying the government should be able to tell everyone where to live and control every building). Democrat populism is an oxymoron.

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Populist politicians always use scapegoats to whip up the dolts. Right or left.

Author: Chris94 (21259 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:02 pm on Jan 10, 2019

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Scapegoat yoga was a big thing in 2018...

Author: TakethetrainKnute (16374 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 3:42 pm on Jan 10, 2019

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You had to go back 45 yrs to find an isolated example!! Mmmkay

Author: BaronVonZemo (23428 Posts - Joined: Nov 19, 2010)

Posted at 11:48 am on Jan 10, 2019

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Isolated? Good one.

Author: Chris94 (21259 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:49 am on Jan 10, 2019

And note that I did say "it is harder to make that case these days."

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Finding examples to make your case is "harder these days" with the internet? Mmmkay.

Author: BaronVonZemo (23428 Posts - Joined: Nov 19, 2010)

Posted at 1:35 pm on Jan 10, 2019

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Author: BaronVonZemo (23428 Posts - Joined: Nov 19, 2010)

Posted at 1:30 pm on Jan 10, 2019

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so hard...it really can’t be done.

Author: WestCoastIrishFan (8795 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:00 pm on Jan 10, 2019

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Most wealthy will be paying more taxes this year.

Author: WestCoastIrishFan (8795 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:52 am on Jan 10, 2019

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