A Populist Majority Emerges



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  1. William Cool says:

    The political parties in this country have no one to blame but themselves for the rise of Sanders or Trump! We are tired of politicians saying “we are a nation of laws” but getting away with breaking these laws (Hillary Clinton). And another thing, the UK is screwed up worse than the US and acting like a spoiled child!

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    Ned Reply:

    Considering how screwed up the UK is I’d rather NOT have Trump visit there. Honestly, 85 Sharia law courts in the UK! What happened? Why isn’t British Law good enough for Muslims there. Besides that the UK just waived its hand about to appease the MUSLIMS that signed a petition by a woman that has always hated Trump. UK forums wish TRUMP was their Prime Minister!
    People are sick of career politicians. They want COMMON SENSE and Trump supplies that. It’s very disappointing to see an ESTABLISHMENT cheerleader trying to defend a “cartel” that acts in the worst interest of the America people. I have no defense for WHY Obama has NOT been impeached. Do you, Martin Hutchinson? The idea that you are vastly knowledgeable as a Global Markets Analyst also makes me laugh. No one cares! Go ahead, pat yourself on the back to try and remain relevant. We don’t need snobby elites like yourself and Trump is not a “populist”. Try capitalist!

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  2. rowleya says:

    Look up Huey Long and you will see similar traits in Trump.

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    Ned Reply:

    Trump is hardly a Huey Long. Here’s a quote from Huey:
    “Education and training for all children to be equal in opportunity in all schools, colleges, universities, and other institutions of training in the professions and vocations in life; to be regulated on the capacity of children to learn, and not on the ability of parents to pay the costs. Training for life’s work to be as much universal and thorough for all walks of life as has been the training in the arts of killing.
    Number 7 in the sum and substance of the Share our Wealth program (1935); quoted in Hugh Davis Graham, Huey Long (1970), p. 74.”
    Huey Long is a white Obama. Hardly Trump!

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  3. Jay says:

    Very well said. The American people are waking up. Trump/Sanders 3rd party ticket? Hmmm? We could do worse. Trump could be macho man on all the lifelong politicians in DC… Just make them go away.

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  4. Disgusted in Pgh says:

    Wow, another anti-Trump hit-piece from someone whose only claim to fame in industry was a term on the BOD of a modular building company who focused on a whopping 3% of the potential market. How unimpressive.
    Almost zero of his anti-Trump diatribe are based on any facts while ignoring the fact that Sanders is a REGISTERED COMMUNIST. How convenient.

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    Ned Reply:

    Yes, another anti-Trump hit piece!

    Just WHERE were these holier than thou wanna be “conservatives” in using the SAME judgement against the establishment GOP who gave everything to Obama without a fight? They never complained as their ESTABLISHMENT counterparts waited on Obama with baited breath for the next betrayal. This author has NO CREDIBILITY. This author is history.

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  5. Charles says:

    The current administration has committed our US already to socialism, only a step away from communism. It is wishful thinking that Trump, Sanders, or populism can overcome this. Is it possible? Anything is possible. I fear that as a nation it will take thirty years to dig ourselves out to enjoy freedom and liberty again. I pray I’m wrong.

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    Rich Reply:

    Charles:

    I see the hole getting DEEPER AND DARKER !!

    I pray for this nation…

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  6. George says:

    Having been raised and lived till the age of 30 in the former USSR, I carry an acute feeling of distaste for the so-called populism based utopic ideas of misguided equality. The promise is so enticing that it acts like a most addictive brainwashing drug and, therefore, successfully used by both: the ultra-left as well as ultra-right activists. Unfortunately, the modern election system is based on populism allowing the crowd to select itself a leader it wants. It is like allowing the cat’s tail to decide what kind of a head it should have. Those living in democratic countries need a more balanced way to select leaders.
    After his death, Lenin meets Carl Marx and says: we tried the communist system – it does not work. Marx replies: well, it was just an idea.

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  7. Steve Dinan says:

    I owned a small auto parts manufacturing company with demand in both China and Germany. Duties and VAT on parts into China was 25-50% depending on the type of part and it was 5% for parts coming to the US from China! To Germany it was duties and VAT of 25% and again 5% coming from Germany to US. We don’t need protective trade policy we need fair trade policy. I can explain why these policies are supported by our government but it wouldn’t fit in this space.

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  8. Brenda says:

    Well written article that gives an overall analysis. However, we do need to dismantle or redefine some of the “trade agreements” that clearly favor our trading partners.
    As for Cameron and his statement that Britain would unite against Trump if he were to be elected, someone needs to remind Mr. Cameron that the United States of America defeated the Brits and they have no say in our politics.

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  9. Bob says:

    Just maybe the political parties will understand that they have strayed from the American Mainstream. Party leadership needs to re-evaluate goals and adjust thinking to what the American population wants and not what the lobbyists want.

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  10. Glenn Miller says:

    Mr. Hutchinson thinks its either Trumpist or Sanderist, but from my perspective it is Individualist. When you analyze the situation today, it appears to me to be an outgrowth of the 2010 and 2012 elections when the Tea Party sentiment sent large amounts or Representatives and Senators, only to see them fail because of the Washington establishment. However if you analyze the situation today, the Establishment is broken (hopefully forever) in that Trump and Cruz – the outsiders – are in command. Mr. Hutchinson has failed to take into account the large following of Cruz and the other candidates, which is certainly not populist.

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  11. Dave says:

    Matthew 19:24
    Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”
    So Trump gets the evangelical vote?

    Ezekiel 21:25-27

    And you, O profane wicked one, prince of Israel, whose day has come, the time of your final punishment, thus says the Lord God: Remove the turban and take off the crown. Things shall not remain as they are. Exalt that which is low, and bring low that which is exalted. A ruin, ruin, ruin I will make it. This also shall not be, until he comes, the one to whom judgment belongs, and I will give it to him.

    Bernie is the one who will prepare this place for the return of Jesus. So should the evangelists get his vote?

    Isaiah 23
    Your princes are rebels
    and companions of thieves.
    Everyone loves a bribe
    and runs after gifts.
    They do not bring justice to the fatherless,
    and the widow’s cause does not come to them

    So vote the establishment?
    Naaah….it doesn’t really matter – they are all the same. The TV will tell you who your next president will be. Just keep your own house in order and God will do the rest.

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  12. ONTIME says:

    It’s not so uch populism as it is being angered by the fact that the gov is too big, unaffordable, and highly intrusive in all of our lives. Really crummy decisions lead to really crummy policy, loss of representation and a lot of fat-butt overpaid leadership and management people. The unaddressed corruption of those holding office is incredible and the lousy work by the DOJ to prosecute these god awful clowns is incredible. Gov agencies display less integrity in this day and age more than at any other time. This is the burr under the saddle blanket.

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  13. PeterW says:

    Most are missing the Point. Steve points out the duties problem, as it is part and parcel of the reality of the ubiquitous of legalized stealing.
    Ubiquitous legalized stealing, in all its forms, will create CHAOS. This is currently happening, throughout the world.
    It appears that China currently is focusing on eliminating Stealing is various forms.
    A client’s lawyer in China does not enjoy, as I understand it, confidentially.
    Recently a billionaire was arrested in China.

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  14. Axel says:

    “Populism is tempting, and the establishments in both parties have made a sorry mess of the last 15 years. While populism’s success may have become inevitable, we shouldn’t necessarily welcome it.”
    This statement is an example of why the “intelligentsia” in the U.S. need to be tossed aside in order to welcome some folks with common sense. We shouldn’t necessarily welcome change? WTH are we gonna do… pursue insanity by continuing to do the same things which have put our country into over 18 trillion in debt?
    Let’s give a man like Trump a shot at doing the job. The entire world in is chaos due to the ‘career politicians” we have repeatedly elected, hoping they would act in the best interests of our precious Constitutional Republic. To put it mildly, these arrogant phonies have not just failed us, but they have become liars and criminals who have ONLY their own power and enrichment in mind. I can hardly imagine that a successful businessman like Trump could do a worse job at leading the nation than the current mainstream politicians who are cluttering Washington DC.

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  15. Marianne Lonergan says:

    The politicians have had 240 years to get it right. Failure is not accepted. No politicians this time! A highly successful business man who loves this country and it’s military can be no worse than what’s in office right now.

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