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Trump has formulated most of his policies on the fly in rallies. He's said all kinds of weird shit. It's written down for your perusal if you care to read it. The stuff that gets a response has become official Trump policy. He basically crowd-sourced a campaign strategy.His foreign policy speech was noteworthy because he was one of his first attempts to look and sound "Presidential." That was when he brought in Manafort. It certainly sounds reasonable on first skim,...
How do you look at a post-Trump election defeat and pick out which policies caused his campaign to fail? Are Republicans really going to say "Shoot, if only we had appealed more to free market voters, we might have gotten 2% more of the people that went to Gary Johnson?"I think they're just going to look at Trump and the laundry list of stuff he's done that would have ruined any other candidate and assume it caught up to him. Same story with Hillary and the Democrats. ...
The point was about bringing home a message if either candidate loses. A Trump loss can be easily be attributed to "Holy hell, a lot of people really disliked Trump." There's not going to be a thousand page long autopsy report from the Republican party after the election if he loses. They're just going to say "we shouldn't run Trump again."And like brokencycle said, I think you're giving Trump too much credit for policy initiatives. It's not like he came into the...
Minnis fresco is always recommended. I was wearing it in 95F weather with humidity and it was fairly comfortable, all things considered.
Dress or more casual?On the more casual side, the natural ecru linen hopsack is really nice. It's a little heavier than most linens, so probably not 100F material, but what is really?
Thumbs up for the God-king reference.I think there were some big changes, especially in Trump's speech. No talk about the troops, very little about American values other than "winning" and "being great again." Then they just doubled (tripled) down on FEAR. There wasn't really any sense of a coherent Republican theory of governance, just GOD FOR GOD-EMPEROR.Ivanka's speech sounded like she was talking to the DNC. Very strange.
Trump is such an abnormal candidate that I don't see how you can draw any conclusions from him losing.Most of Trump's supporters like a few of his particular polices (of the dozens of often conflicting things he's said), but mostly they like Trump. The same goes for the anti-Trump people. Lots of his policies would be individually liked by Democrats, they're just swamped out by the much more odious ones and Trump. You can't meaningfully extract much about policy because...
I feel like whichever party loses is going to look at the election and chalk the loss up to having an awful candidate. How do you really make any policy analysis from looking at the test cases of Trump and Hillary?
I read an article about that yesterday:http://theweek.com/articles/635385/how-police-unions-actually-hurt-police-officersShould it surprise anyone that the public is upset and frustrated with police when the cops (and their unions) get agitated at people for even asking questions? You see the extension of this with some of the responses to BLM. It basically boils down to "Shut up until you fix you own problems" and/or "Shut up because there are negative consequences to...
It's funny with free trade though, both the Sanders crowd and the Trump crowd are bashing her for being too free trade. Not sure where she'll really come out on that.The Red Team/Blue Team thing though, that gets stuck back into the two-party system dynamic. There's a huge psychological incentive to "make your vote matter", and it's going to be hard to see a third party ever win unless there's a structural change. Even if you hate both of the major party options, it...
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