MAGA was far more mainstream than most Americans realized, and its electoral rejection will prove to be a historic mistake

MAGA was far more mainstream than most Americans realized, and its electoral rejection will prove to be a historic mistake. By Scott Ritter.

Americans may come to view Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again movement not as an embodiment of white supremacy, but rather a vehicle of economic opportunity that cut across racial, ethnic and gender lines.

Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign slogan, Make America Great Again, or MAGA, has been seized upon by Americans from all political walks of life, who either view it as a dog whistle for white supremacists, or a rallying cry for a revolution in US domestic political affairs that seeks to create economic opportunity for all Americans, regardless of race, gender or creed. …

The Dems have been playing their mascots for fools:

While the Democratic Party, in 2016, paid the usual lip service to the minority communities which comprise much of its demographic base, Trump pointed out that these people — and in particular the inner city black communities — were being played for fools.

“You’re living in your poverty,” Trump told a crowd in a suburb of Lansing, Michigan in August 2016, imploring American blacks to rally to his support. “Your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed, what the hell do you have to lose?” …

Joe Biden, the quintessential embodiment of the privileged white ruling establishment, actually believes that he is more ‘black’ than many black Americans. Black Americans, Biden believed, could not possibly embrace Trump or, by extension, MAGA. …

Identity groups and racial politics are an elite smokescreen. It’s really more about economic class.

Had MAGA proceeded unchecked for four more years, there is every reason to believe that the economic gains that would have been made could very well have broken the backs of the demographically driven Democrats and theologically driven Republicans alike. As James Carville famously reminded then-candidate Bill Clinton on the eve of the 1992 US presidential election, “It’s the economy, stupid.” These words ring true to this day. At the end of the day, most American voters are driven to vote for their pocketbooks more than any single issue.

Were it not for the Covid-19 pandemic, the MAGA-driven economy of President Trump would have more than likely propelled an unbeatable coalition of economic-minded Americans to his cause, abandoning their decades-long marriage to either the Democratic or Republican establishments. MAGA could have become embraced as the symbol of economic revolution, instead of reviled as a racist trope.

As for Kamala Harris…

Kamala Harris did not earn this appointment, but rather had it given to her. She was humiliated in her attempt to become the Democratic nominee by fellow candidate Tulsi Gabbard, who exposed Kamala for being a racist prosecutor possessive of more than a touch of hypocrisy.

The antithesis of MAGA

Kamala bowed out of the race with zero delegates. She was selected by Biden because she was a woman of color, a token gesture designed to appease a demographically focused Democratic Party hierarchy. She has become the embodiment of affirmative action, the antithesis of the kind of merit-driven focus promoted by MAGA.

It’s an empirical fact that people with household incomes less than $100k tended to vote for Trump; richer households mainly voted against him. Of course, many of the richer people benefit from elite/big tech/government jobs, while the economic losers tend to have smaller incomes.

hat-tip Stephen Neil