Many political analysts consider 2016 to be a turning point for the Republican Party, and it’s easy to see why.
President Donald Trump has governed as conservatively as anyone before him, but there’s an important difference in the Republican Party’s branding right now and before Trump entered the race.
True enough, the GOP still has the loyalty of evangelicals and small business owners. This has been unchanged since Ronald Reagan took the party by storm in 1980. But now, the Republican Party is reaching out to steel workers, truck drivers, carpenters, and the like — people who sweat during their time on the clock. This is a decidedly new direction for the Republican Party.
Traditionally, blue collar voters are unionists, and unions almost always vote for the labor-minded Democratic Party. But Trump asked these Americans an important question in 2016 — what exactly has the Democratic Party done for you?
The answer is this: the Democrats have exported their jobs overseas. They’ve told them that they’re sexist because there aren’t enough women working on oil rigs. They’ve told them that their entire lives are out of date, and they’re bad people for failing to keep up with the times.
So, is the Republican Party trading conservatism for populism? Can such ideologies co-exist in the same body politic?
Senator Ted Cruz answers these questions with Ben Shapiro below.
~ Liberty Video News
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