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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:00 AM

The political earthquake propelling Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

A subterranean, subliminal rumble is building across America, although large populations in the West and Northeast seem deaf to it. At first blush, American politics might seem polarized, breaking neatly along left and right political fault lines. But even a cursory look at the 2020 presidential race presents a very different picture. Eighty percent of the American public is fed up and prefers candidates who are well outside the traditional political ruling class, be it left or right.

I thought it odd in 2016 when not a few Americans voiced the view that their first choice for president was Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — but their second choice might be Donald Trump. After three years of President Trump, it’s becoming clear: Americans are solidly rejecting the ruling class, be it the Northeast liberal “establishment,” the mainstream media, or the Hollywood elite. And Trump, Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), leaders of the not-traditional-ruling-class show, represent 80 percent of the voters.

Ricky Gervais, this year’s Golden Globes host, caused gasps after calling out Hollywood hypocrisy, including flying in on their private jets in order to bemoan climate change. He said in response to the visibly annoyed audience, “I don't care, l really don’t care.” Most of America got the joke, but Hollywood missed it.

Trump, Warren, Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) could have not said it better. They are all cut from the same political cloth. They are all outsiders. They all ignore the admonitions of the cultural and political elite, and they command 80 percent of the public vote. Trump and Sanders are the most interesting of the lot.

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/477518-the-political-earthquake-propelling-donald-trump-and-bernie-sanders

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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:40 AM

1. ''They are all cut from the same political cloth''...total bullshit, 3 of 4 what a huge fed govt...

"Trump, Warren, Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) could have not said it better. They are all cut from the same political cloth. They are all outsiders."

...with the power to take away all your freedoms and control every aspect of your life.

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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:03 AM

2. A lot of nonsense and a little truth in that article

Trump is hardly "far right" compared to prior Republican and even a few Democratic Presidents.

Warren and Ocasio-Cortez may be fairly new to politics, but that doesn't make then outsiders. Sanders is a career politician who has managed to convince people he is an "outsider".

What the article did get right is that it recognizes that large chunks of America are tired of career politicians who have managed to become very wealthy despite a relatively low salary while much of the country is living pay check to pay check.

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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:57 AM

3. Meanwhile, a staffer for the man who publicly praised the USSR has been filmed

calling for the institution of gulags in America.

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