FINALLY! A Secular non-tea-party Republican has run a successful campaign!
I know. Record screeching to a halt. What? Yes. Trump’s victory forever changed the GOP. It dissolved both the Tea Party and the Evangelicals in one blow. Yes, of course he made overtures to them during his campaign. And he will fulfill promises to them. But both Tea Party conservatives and hard evangelicals campaigned as hard against him with their #nevertrump as any Democrat.
Meanwhile, in his simple populist message Trump made inroads to Black and Latinos that have flummoxed the Republican party for decades. He basically cracked the race code. And I want to build on that. Trump’s victory is a blow to PC culture which might actually grant us a real discussion among each other as Americans. And I think that all peoples and races share some basic core values which make them natural Republicans. Issues like family, Law and Order, Work Ethic, Public Service.
It’s these issues Trump laid the groundwork for. If we can build on this, and really push forward a new Republican agenda of enlightened classic liberalism, we could go into the 21st century making it the greatest one yet. And we can go into it with a consensus that really represents America.
Once again, California is a perfect starting point for this visionary future.
In his Victory, the Death of the Democrats
The Republicans reel from the dissolution of these wings which they depended on for their mass base. But they will recover. And they will come out stronger than before, ready to handle this century of challenges. Already a new generation of anti-PC secularist militants sympathetic to Trump are organizing. Mind you, these are not your leftist secularists. We do not begrudge people their religion, we don’t attack their beliefs, in fact we enshrine their right to behave as they see fit.
The Democrats, unfortunately, are still saddled by their militant wings, which are pulling the party ever more into irrelevance. One would think their base would see the error of their ways after Trump’s election, and drift away from identity politics and branding everyone and everything as a racist. They are not, and in fact are doubling down on their politics.
But this is the symptom of a party that has been in power too long and has not needed to become self conscious.
I was a lifelong Democrat. I worked for the Democrats in a number of campaigns, I see how they behave, especially in my home state of California. I consider myself of the vein of such Democrats as Chuck Schumer, Jim Webb, and Jerry Brown.
But with Trump’s election, I’m flipping to the Republican party. Because Trump effectively took over those wings of the Democrats, and now they are part of a GOP conversation. I want to be a part of this dynamic conversation they are having. The Democrats stopped having a conversation, and I fear there is not much for them as a party at this point.
This will be the first of many articles about my stances on various issues. The major question at this point is how to run as a GOP candidate in California, which is effectively a one party state. I would like to discuss how it became a one party state, how damaging this setup is to our politics and our society, and how we can reverse this trend.