Trumping it Up

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  1. Avatar Christopher Carr says:

    Except to a certain subset of self-satisfied, milquetoast, Neville Chamberlain-esque liberal fond of argument by assertion, Trump’s chances of victory never seemed like a longshot.Report

  2. Avatar trizzlor says:

    1. A Trump victory is the death of small government conservatism.

    This is what puzzled me about that “Flight 93 Election” article. As far back as I can remember the GOP has had two big metaphors for the economy: (1) government should run like a household and balance it’s books; (2) government should stop picking winners and losers. These statements were seen as so intuitive by the public that they didn’t even need to be explained. But now they’ve been completely swept aside by Trump and will be swept aside permanently if he wins and the GOP is on record as helping him. This would be a major coup for liberals in the long run.Report

    • Avatar Pillsy says:

      So, if economic shifts lead to stagnating or even declining wages, and people are only able to maintain their lifestyles and have their kids educated by taking on staggering amounts of debt, “Government should be run like a household and balance its books,” is probably going to lose a lot of its luster. It asserts a norm that a lot of people are going to feel that they can’t adhere to.Report