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What Exactly Is Trumpism?
National Review, by Victor Davis Hanson

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Posted By:garnet, 1/10/2017 8:21:40 AM

Donald Trump is hated by liberal Democrats because, among other things, he is likely to reverse the entire Obama project. And, far worse, he probably will seek fundamental ways of obstructing its future resurgence — even perhaps by peeling off traditional Democratic constituencies. The proverbial mainstream media despise Trump. Culturally, he has become a totem of their fears: coarseness, ostentatiousness, flamboyance, and the equation of big money with taste and success. His new approach to the media may make them irrelevant, and they fear their downfall could be well earned. The Republican Washington–to–New York establishment is alienated by Trump. It


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 1/10/2017 9:09:11 AM     (No. 11102416)

Excellent article! Nominate for a "Must Read."

Trump remembers and reminds us of American exceptionalism. WTP want that back with a practical, common sense approach to the world. He also learned the lesson of WWII, if you´re going to fight, fight to win, preferably by portraying strength rather than brute force. But if it comes to brute force, we can and will use it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gaeditor, 1/10/2017 9:15:36 AM     (No. 11102428)

Agree #1. Excellent. I nominate for a "Must Read" as well.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/10/2017 9:30:55 AM     (No. 11102453)

A Must Read.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/10/2017 9:35:10 AM     (No. 11102465)

VDH´s end point? We will have to wait and see! He preaches to the choir. Left to be determined is its size and mettle. Are there enough backbones left in America to take over?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: texpub, 1/10/2017 9:35:10 AM     (No. 11102466)

As always, Victor Davis Hanson does not disappoint. I´m with the rest of the commenters. Excellent article.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/10/2017 9:50:16 AM     (No. 11102501)

Outright repeal of Dodd-Frank should be a high priority action.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Vesicant, 1/10/2017 10:22:44 AM     (No. 11102572)

Trumpism is whatever NR doesn´t like. No must reads at NR.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 1/10/2017 11:02:19 AM     (No. 11102627)

Dims, RINOS, msm, NTers, and Soros et al, time to get used to it - the new normal.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: southernboy, 1/10/2017 11:02:25 AM     (No. 11102628)

VDH is VDH…no matter who prints it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lucky5, 1/10/2017 11:23:30 AM     (No. 11102660)

Best article so far to explain Trumpism. I am loving it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: privateer, 1/10/2017 12:29:46 PM     (No. 11102775)

As always, VDH really gets it. And in this article he does a great job of illustrating that Donald Trump also gets it. Like Rip Van Winkle, Uncle Sam is about to awaken from a VERY long nap.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Lalo, 1/10/2017 12:30:47 PM     (No. 11102776)

A fantastic article. Too bad Dr. Hanson is too busy to take over the helm at NR; he would be the perfect successor to WFB.

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