Trump Plays the Long Game

Loading

By Douglas Schwartz

Only two presidents sought to downsize government. Trump follows Reagan’s lead. William F. Buckley Jr. described Reagan as essentially an anarchist in his opposition to bureaucracy. Reagan declared “the best view of government is in the rear view mirror.” “A government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.” Buckley’s 1980 Reagan interview highlights Reagan’s dedication to constitutionalism, federalism, and minimal government.

The government Reagan opposed differs from that of today. After 20 years of the Clinton, Obama, and Biden administrations, the nation (and the civilization it commands) is confronted with an existential crisis due to unsustainable debt, alongside enemies foreign and domestic collaborating, e.g., China funding Hamas protests, Qatar bankrolling American universities, or Iran directing the October 7 attack on our regional proxy. Or the COVID coalition: globalist oligarchs, WHO, WEF, CCP, and the pharmaceutical-industrial-intelligence-media complex.

May 25 witnessed the unprecedented appearance of a president before the Libertarian National Convention. Jeers and cheers greeted Trump. Those booing highlighted the cultlike irrationality of many libertarians, in contrast to the minimalist government focus of America’s founders. Cultist libertarians reside in an adolescent fantasyland, losing relevance annually. Especially this year, when they nominated a wokester, gay activist, 2012 Obama fundraiser, Gaza genocide protester, open borders advocate favoring closing all overseas military bases. Trump mentioned his 91 indictments to underscore his libertarian street cred. By the end of his speech, many attendees seemed supportive. He is the first nominee of one party to seek another’s nomination, continuing assembling his diverse coalition.

In 2018 leftists complained that Trump’s “Secretary of Energy is someone who once campaigned to get rid of the Energy Department; the Secretary of Education has advocated against the public schools system; the Environmental Protection Agency director has a record of repeatedly suing the EPA.” Trump promised libertarians he would eradicate the Department of Education. Fiscal considerations now leave little other option. Interest on the debt is driving policy. Soliciting libertarian voters was an appeal to the broad American center. That center is fleeing failed Uniparty/oligarchic policies of the past, toward a fusion of populism and free markets.

Trump represents Reagan 2.0 but in a nation which has shifted more socialist. Reagan was a strict conservative populist. Trump tilts more liberal while retaining Reagan’s aversion to bureaucracy. Reagan opposed inflation, reckless debt, and overbearing government. Trump reflects an electorate corrupted by subsequent decades of hyperinflation and government overreach. Democracies rarely reward budget curtailments. Trump might appear a budget hawk compared to Biden’s reckless spending, but is no Reagan. Our times permit no other possibility. Market forces will soon ensure a great deflation sweeping away a century’s debt excesses — along with the accompanying corruption.

We are witnessing the rapid ending of politics. The Democrats’ captive audience of minorities, unions, Jews, and cisgenderists are fleeing to MAGA sanity. GOP RINOs are systematically being purged. Neocon warhawks, who fled the Democrats when they became too dovish, have scurried back to the Uniparty to advocate incessant wars. Trump is crafting a new political landscape from the smoldering ruins of three political parties. Demand for competent governance replaces partisanship.

As Roger Simon noted, Trump ended identity politics — something long overdue thanks to inevitable contradictions. We are exhausted from infighting and seek comity, a truce between factions. Political labels and parties have lost any relevance or meaning.

Strange bedfellows occupy Trump’s king-size bed. Ranging from frat boys to Silicon Valley tech titans, South Bronx residents, soccer moms, evangelicals, white males, rappers, female athletes, Jersey shore deplorables, farmers, and union members — along with libertarians — they represent a political realignment destined to endure for decades. Realignments occur when societies stray too close to an existential cliff. New York City was bankrupt, crime-ridden, and deserted by anyone able to flee. Guiliani arrived in 1994, proving a Republican was electable and the city reformable.

History has witnessed wholesale reformations numerous times, once during each civilization’s evolution. Societies begin from tribes and warlords, proceed through feudalism, monarchies, and contending nations. They eventually consolidate into an empire uniting great cities once widespread warfare concludes. Oligarchic control and corruption then become endemic, triggering a crisis. A populist leader arises, instituting a constitutional reformation.

Optimates and populares vied for power during Rome’s republic. When the republic descended into civil war, Augustus vanquished the corrupt oligarchs and founded the empire. The emperor was the only one who mattered for the duration of Rome’s tenure. Partisanship ceased. Trump’s analog appears at the same point in each civilization. Augustus made Rome great again, crafting a framework enabling it to flourish additional centuries under imperial administration rather than avaricious infighting. Trump’s historical destiny is identical.

Read more

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
6 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

The bureaucratic structure of the federal government must be dissolved. Under the Constitution, the Article 1 powers of Congress cannot be delegated. The Doctrine of Delegation prohibits Congress from delegating any legislation that would become law and has an enforcement mechanism. That is unconstitutional. Any regulation enacted without the action of Congress that could result in the force of law for non-compliance is unconstitutional.

Most if the alphabet agencies would by default dissolve themselves having acted unconstitutionally.

The Democrats are now desperately campaigning on nothing but lies. They have gone back through their old repertoire of lies the compiled over the past 8 years, all of them have been proven lies. They have NOTHING positive to run one, no accomplishments to brag about. Nothing but lies ,failure, disaster and crime. Their only hope is to survive through fraud.

Trump’s mail-in ballot reversal: As he backs it, GOP lawyers are still fighting against it

06/08/24 – WASHINGTON – Donald Trump and his 2024 presidential campaign team are now fans of mail-in voting – never mind all the allegations and lawsuits they’ve backed in the past seeking to restrict or end the practice.

Mail-in balloting, a key factor in Trump’s defeat during the 2020 election amid a deadly global pandemic, is part of a new Republican plan to promote early voting weeks ahead of Election Day, even after years of Trump attacks on the idea and attempts to roll it back.

“We will use every appropriate tool,” Trump said in a change-of-tune statement earlier this week announcing a new program called “Swamp The Vote USA.”

Said Trump: “Whether you vote absentee, by mail, early in-person or on Election Day (Nov. 5), we are going to protect the vote.” *

Democrats, including aides to President Joe Biden, quickly pointed out that Trump and his team have filed a string of lawsuits – some still pending – to restrict mail-in voting and other programs designed to make voting easier.

“They’re trying to kick eligible voters off the rolls and intimidate who is left out of voting,” said Biden campaign spokesperson James Singer. “Trump thinks mail in ballots are ‘totally corrupt’ and last September proposed eliminating mail-in voting completely.”

‘A lot of people cheat’

The “Swamp The Vote” program is the nicest thing Trump has said about early voting in years.

In April of 2020, as some states expanded the use of mail-in ballots because COVID lockdowns made it harder to vote in person, Trump told reporters: “I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in voting.”

Trump and his team discouraged Republicans from mail and other early forms of voting, with predictable results: Democrats racked up huge advantages in early voting and won crucial states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

During a May 11 rally in Wildwood, N.J., Trump encouraged voters to vote by mail if they want, but also said: “You know mail-in voting is largely corrupt.”

Singer, with the Biden campaign, said: “Trump has spent years saying early and mail-in voting was ‘fraudulent,’ ‘cheating,’ and ‘crooked.’ Apparently his campaign feels otherwise. Trump should own up to the lies about voting and elections he’s been telling for years and admit the truth: Voting is safe, fair, and effective.”

* Whether We protected the vote! or There was massive fraud! is entirely dependent on whether or not Trump wins the election.

The fraud is undeniable, State Farm Arena douchebag.

81 million Americans did not vote legally for biden. 3 1/2 years later the “81 million voter base” is non existent. Where are the 81 million votes?

Last edited 5 days ago by TrumpWon

Democrats only survive on lies, fraud and corruption.

What’s wrong, you don’t want Republicans using the same methods Democrats use? Yeah, voting by mail, because it presents such a massive opportunity for election fraud (why Democrats love it and Republicans hate it) should be kept at a bare minimum. However, if it’s promoted, why not exploit it?

Trump is SMART (as opposed to Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden) and you hate that. You have nothing to combat it. Note that being criminally clever is not the same as being smart. So, this go-round, the Republicans will be exploiting every method the Democrats are utilizing, except for the fraud.

As for myself, I will still walk into a polling place and cast my vote. Like an American.