Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Display:
Not only has Trump bashed free trade, the Iraq war, and military alliances, he is now repeating the Cheny apostasy on deficits, and aligning himself (whether he realises it or not)  with MMT economists who support Sanders and taking a more radical approach on deficits than Krugman/Clinton.  He has also spoken about the importance of the social safety net and opposed Republicans seeking to cut it.

Yea, all populist stuff he could reverse tomorrow, and not necessarily indicators of what he would actually do in office. But we are talking about his campaign rhetoric rather than what he would actually do in office when assessing his electoral chances.

Index of Frank's Diaries

by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu May 12th, 2016 at 07:44:13 AM EST
[ Parent ]
But we are talking about his campaign rhetoric rather than what he would actually do in office when assessing his electoral chances.

That's true of both Clinton and Trump. Both will say anything to get elected but once in the WH, what they will want to do and what they CAN do is the great unknown. I guarantee you, nothing good for the 99%, either one. And then reality comes a knockin' (terrorist attack, economic shit, natural disaster) and what?

A choice between 2 terrible options, neither cares for or about the 99%, and the world stares on in disbelief.


They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Thu May 12th, 2016 at 01:30:58 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Trump is flat-out lying when he claims he was against the Iraq war, he is on record to the contrary. Opposition to military alliances is nothing progressive as he still wants wars of aggression, with open targeting of civilians.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu May 12th, 2016 at 02:11:15 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Display:

Occasional Series