Principles on populist politics

As a general principle, I don’t like populist politicians of any ilk. Whether the Obama/Clinton ilk or the Trump ilk or the Bush/Rove/Chaney ilk or the Johnson ilk. Populism does not work well in a republic. Everyone in a republic must be subject to the same laws, or else there is no republic. A civilized society cannot swing from side to side based on who bought what and from whom on the top 10.

I look at it differently perhaps. I cannot see a scenario wherein populist Trump throws away the brand he created over his lifetime by becoming a corrupt Washington D.C. politician or an all out tyrant/dictator. Trump already has a legacy that many people envy and obviously he adores. I don’t care for gold doorknobs, casinos, golf and $1000 hotel rooms myself. But why would Trump throw away that brand to join the corrupt Washington D.C. establishment which he already knows the people hate?

I think it is much more likely that Trump will do what he thinks will satisfy the country, which obviously includes restoring individual liberty and a country you can be proud of, and getting big brother and sister out of your pocket and out of your life. In my opinion, Trump is far more libertarian in his approach than the Libertarian candidates.

Trump’s couth and charisma are difficult or impossible to appreciate, but that is not a reason to vote against him. You don’t vote against somebody for President because you hate his hairstyle or the way he talks.

I will vote against anyone for President and Congress who has sustained Obama’s policies, regardless of party, especially the non-stop unconscionable regime change wars and drone bombings now underway in eight countries. Yes, Hillary, it makes a lot of difference. Then, on top of that, I have a giant issue with Obama’s onerous and expanding federal government and policies, which Hillary says she plans to continue.

Non-partisan polls show that between 60% to 80% of the people think the nation is headed in the wrong direction. The ratings for Congress are in the gutter from which politicians steal their money. The establishment fear Trump because they know Trump will have public support and even a mandate to end their thieving ways.

Allow Washington’s ways to continue? Ladies and gentlemen, today, you are witnessing how government and banksters march the world to war, time and again. They make everybody angry, then the news is all about nukes in N. Korea, China in the South China Sea, Russia’s military in Ukraine and inside their borders with Europe. Then they blame an external enemy and pull the trigger and announce it on the news. Voila, you or your sons and daughters are drafted and we are at war again. There is only one party in Washington, D.C.  It is the war party.


About budbromley

Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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