The Democratic Party, by shifting away from the leftism of Jimmy Carter and Robert Byrd and BAILING OUT poor people without health insurance, consumers, and LBGT people, has predictably lost people who are truly in touch with the common man. First, there was Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild. And now there’s former New York City City Council President Andrew Stein. He was once the strongest supporter the Democratic Party ever had. Estes Kefauver once stayed at his apartment! But, more in sorrow than in anger, he must support Donald Trump for president:
With this background it is very hard for me not to support the Democratic nominee for president this year. But I believe my party has become the party of the elites and moneyed class and has deserted its historic mission as the party of the working class and disadvantaged.
Oh. How, exactly, have Democrats abandoned “the working class and disadvantaged”?
Given my level of discomfort with the current leftist orientation of the Democratic Party, I am now supporting Republican nominee Donald Trump for president. I urge my fellow Democrats to vote for Mr. Trump. I have known him since the early 1970s and have seen his deep concern for people, and how effective he has been while working on behalf of the average citizen.
Apparently, what the average citizen wants more than anything else is to be bilked out of their life savings for worthless advice, or to be uncompensated for their work, while being told they’re ugly and perhaps denied an apartment because of their race.
Donald Trump is no racist.
This bare assertion is more convincing than any evidence could ever be. Anyway, we’re kind of losing the thread here. How is Trump going to help the working class and the disadvantaged?
While he has made some controversial and provocative statements, I strongly believe he will bring needed change and vitality to our nation and shake up our political system, which is in a state of crisis. He is for strong pro-growth policies like reducing the marginal and corporate tax rates and eliminating thousands of job-killing and business-stifling regulations, the biggest of which is ObamaCare.
The way to help the working class is to take away their health insurance while passing massive upper-class tax cuts. You can see why he had to abandon the Democrat Party, which has abandoned its longstanding commitment to redistributing wealth upwards.
As a bonus, he’s earned a quote when Henwood updates his Clinton book, as finally someone will back up his “American public policy is unilaterally determined by New York’s junior senator” theory:
Her domestic record is as bad as her international one. When Mrs. Clinton was elected to the Senate, she promised to create 200,000 new jobs in upstate New York. When she left office in January 2009, the region had a net loss of 8,000 jobs. Now she promises to create 10 million new jobs in the nation. Why should we believe that she will do that, based on her failed record in New York state?
When Hillary Clinton was in the Senate, and a Republican was in the White House, there was a net job loss in upstate New York. This shows that we need a Republican in the White House again! I am not a crank.
Via Chait, who adds pertinent information about the Wall Street Journal‘s voice of the working class:
Of course, cutting taxes for the rich, deregulating business, and repealing Obamacare are policies that literally every national Republican favors. It is not clear what this has to do with helping the working class and the disadvantaged. Possibly relevant to Stein’s endorsement of Trump’s tax and regulatory policies, but unmentioned in the op-ed, is Stein’s own conviction for tax evasion as part of a money-laundering scheme. At the time of his conviction, Stein requested leniency for his crime on the grounds that he is a longtime elected official. You can see why a man who used inside connections to steal a huge sum of money and requested favorable treatment because he was an insider could become disgusted that the Democrats were now “the party of the elites and moneyed class.”