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There is no Trumpism. The man does not have a philosophy, and people can try and draw lines between the dots of his decisions. They will fail. I do think he has brought people into the party who are disaffected with the Democrats, working class-people, blue-collar workers. I think that’s great, the more the better. But I want a party like Ronald Reagan, optimistic, forward looking, trying to unite the country around conservative values.

John Bolton, Former Trump National Security Advisor; life-long right-wing foreign policy hawk.
State of the Union, CNN, November 22, 2020

It’s very hard to fathom. Look, I’m a conservative, I got into this fight 40 years ago about smaller government, and lower taxes, and traditionalist values, and a strong military.  And that 40 years later, I and people like me are being put in the position of being accused of disloyalty because we do not buy into the notion that from his grave seven years ago Hugo Chavez paid off the Republican governor of Georgia in a pay-or-play scheme to fix voting machines, machines which were just verified by a hand recount – that we are somehow being put in the position of having to say, it’s ok that this go on this way because the President has every legal right to contest and we don’t really have certification, like, this is where you get off the train. When you are asked to take the train to crazy-town and then move to crazy-town, and then send nuclear missiles to strike normal-town.

John Podhoretz, Editor of Commentary, Neocon, right-wing judicial“constructionist,” speech writer for Reagan and George W. Bush,  co-founder of a corporate public relations firm. 
Meet the Press, November 22, 2020

“Democrats have occupied the White House for sixteen of the last 24 years, and yet the decline of the middle class has only accelerated. Wall Street gets its bailouts, wages keep falling, and the free-trade deals keep coming.”
NYT graph showing donations to Biden (blue) and Trump (red) Campaigns by education level.

Blue = donations to Biden. Red = donations to Trump.

A “Vitality” map. Blues represent high vitality (I.e. in household income, high life expectancy, low unemployment.) Oranges represent low vitality in those categories.

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