An understandably exacerbated Dan:
It’s all so easy. Populism is a winning concept. Trump can just tell the Republicans what to say and they only have to follow.
But no, they have to have more third world poor, more stupid wars, more deficits, and some tax cuts for the rich.
The sanctions on Russia in Congress were unanimous. Is there anyone who cares a fig about that?
Dear God, I must be living in a simulation. Such desire to lose continuously cannot be possible.
My sentiments being in general agreement with Dan’s, it must be pointed out that sanctions–at least against the new axis of evil–are populist!
From Reuters-Ipsos polling, the percentages of Americans, by partisan affiliation, who support and who oppose sanctions on North Korea, Russia, and Iran. The balance of respondents said they “don’t know” (n = 4,033):
The identical “oppose” figures for Republicans and Democrats isn’t a transcription error. There is grassroots bipartisan opposition to, well, opposition to sanctioning countries whose combined annual military spending is 14% that of the US.
Even those aged 18-29 are broadly in favor, with 56% supporting to 17% who oppose.
The physical infrastructure of the American Empire may have to come crumbling down before popular support for maintaining it does.