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Beating Teflon Trump Entails a New Perspective on GDP

Posted On: Mar 5, 2020   |   Posted By: Steady State

By Brian Czech
In the earlier months of Donald Trump's presidency, Democrats were stunned by his popularity despite his racist rhetoric, acerbic arrogance, and international insults. Trump himself had meanly boasted that he could “shoot somebody on 5 th Avenue” and not lose any votes. He knew the American political system-Dems included-worshiped at the altar of GDP growth. Trump, as the quintessential growthist , had skyrocketed to the throne of Untouchable High Priest, albeit in a sharply divided church of red and blue growthists.
Say no to economic bloating: It's time for Democratic candidates to take a stand against growth-mongering. (Image: CC BY-SA 2.0 , Credit: Gage Skidmore )
The Democratic response to Trump's resilient popularity was to double down on the corruption and general awfulness of Trump, all the way to articles of impeachment. Dems were stunned once again at the lack of buy-in. Yet no one in Big Money circles-nor their media-manipulated red states-cared about “abuse of authority” or even...

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