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The American System

Nov 2016

November 12, 2016

November 13, 2016

Trump a Minority President with No Clear Mandate and a Ready-Made Opposition; Will He Jettison Unrealistic/Magical GOP Ideology, Including Obamacare Repeal?; Legitimate Policy Goals Include Rapprochement with Russia to End Syrian War and Robust Infrastructure Program Paid for by Wall Street and Federal Reserve, not Working Families or Entitlements; With Hillary Winning Popular Vote, Democratic Defeat is Tactical, Caused Less by Sociological Trends than by Comey-FBI Meddling, $3 Billion in Free TV, Gutting the Voting Rights Act, and Clinton’s Own Neglect of Rust Belt as Described by Rep. Debbie Dingell; Democrats Must Go Beyond Collecting Identity Group Interests to Assert Nationwide Mass Traction Economic Demands to Benefit All the People; Economic Populism Can Beat GOP Cultural Populism; Party Realignment Still Happening as Trump Resembles Carter in Reverse; By Controlling All Branches of Government, GOP is Left Holding the Bag for Popular Rage in 2018 Congressional Races; Heavy Street Fighting in Mosul as Iraqi Army Pushes Back ISIS