Thursday, November 10, 2016

Edward Harrison — Donald Trump and the return of Rockefeller Republicanism

Smart post by MMT-friendy Edward Harrison.

Just as Bill Clinton tacked right to become Republican lite, Trump needs to tack left to become Republican lite. Otherwise, the center will not hold.

There needs to be more realism in US domestic and foreign policy and less ideology.

Trump seems to get this.

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Donald Trump and the return of Rockefeller Republicanism
Edward Harrison


Random said...

During a 90-minute private meeting, Barack Obama said the two discussed foreign and domestic policy and how to ensure a smooth handover of power

Uh oh. FOREIGN policy. The expertz.

Random said...

Question: Russia.

Ryan Harris said...

Off Topic, But thought you'd get a kick out of this, Tom. Talk about conflicting messages out of Beijing!

Tom Hickey said...

China has been saying for some time that the world needs US leadership as the large economy and only superpower.

They just want to see a more balanced approach, less interventionism, and more attention to international norms like respecting national sovereignty and working through the US security council.

Neither China or Russia want the US to withdraw within and leave a vacuum internationally. That would only favor the terrorists.

lastgreek said...

Tom, hope you don't mind but I'm going to go off topic like RH and post this article link here from The Wrap :)

Andy Griffith’s charismatic but hollow TV personality uses his camera-friendliness to rise to the corridors of power. Sound familiar?

Tom Hickey said...

Noam Chomsky's spot-on prediction of a Donald Trump presidency in 2010

Ryan Harris said...

A Hitler reference means this thread is over, right? Even when Chomsky makes it.

lastgreek said...

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

RIP Leonard Cohen

Matt Franko said...

Well we just went thru 8 years of Democrat "we're out of money and could go bankrupt!' moron so now lets see what happens with a GOP "we're out of money but cant go bankrupt!' moron...