Episode 35. November 15, 2019. CLP Topic: Vichy Republican Collaborators Title: The Virginia GOP’s Message.

Episode 35. November 15, 2019.

 

CLP Topic: Vichy Republican Collaborators

Title: The Virginia GOP’s Message.

Introduction.

Our podcast today examines the message the Virginia GOP sent in the November 5, 2019 election.

Some supporters of the GOP suggested that the Virginia Republicans needed to tighten up their public relations marketing message.

For example, Scott Reed, of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, noted,

“It was a rough night. The Republican Party is lacking message discipline, and that needs to be addressed.”

Tim Hannigan, a leader of the State GOP said that the Republican Party in Virginia needs to get its act together and deliver a winning message. He states,

“I think Republicans have failed to convey what we think is a winning message,”

Other observers suggested that the Virginia GOP message did not appeal to suburban voters. It was not a problem of the message, noted Austin Chambers, head of the Republican State Leadership Committee, it was a problem of marketing and packaging.

Chamber stated,

“No doubt about it, Republicans have a suburban problem. Anyone who looks at the data can see that. But the problem is a matter of substance for Republicans — it’s a matter of packaging. I don’t think you have to moderate your politics and beliefs to win in the suburbs, you just need to do a much better job communicating.”

 

Much of the media analysis of the Republican defeat in Virginia has focused on the shift of voter’s allegiance in the suburbs, from Republican to Democrat, based upon their hatred of Trump.

For example, the New York Times wrote,

“For the second Election Day in as many years, suburban voters demonstrated enormous political power in electing or aiding Democratic candidates in historically Republican areas, underscoring the drift of many moderate voters from the G.O.P. in the era of President Trump.”

The Washington Post noted that the 4 northern metro counties in Virginia voted overwhelmingly for the Democrats.

They noted,

“Virginia now stands as a fearful avatar for Republicans of what the nation’s unrelenting demographic and cultural changes mean for the party, as the moderate-to-liberal urban and suburban areas grow, and more conservative rural areas lose ground.”

The media’s focus on the geographical difference between suburban and rural voters is more accurately characterized as a rural working class versus metro bourgeois class division.

From the perspective of the NYT, the prospects for socialism depend on urban, well-educated, suburban voters, many of them immigrants from India, who hate Trump, because he has been branded as a racist, by the socialist media.

It would not have mattered what message was sent by the Virginia GOP, or how the message was packaged.

The message that was sent by the GOP was not the same message that was received by the voters. The National GOP allowed the NYT and Democrats to brand the GOP as racist.

 

The suburban voters in Virginia will never vote for the racist Republican Party and the Virginia GOP will never recover from this branding.

Corey A. Stewart, the outgoing chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, said,

“The Republican Party is toast in Virginia for the next 10 years. Republicans will cease to be a serious political power.”

No amount of media public relations or packaging of the Virginia GOP message will overcome the socialist branding of the Republican Party, as the party of racism, led by a white supremacist.

The Republican Party brand is permanently damaged because they were incompetent to brand themselves as pro-worker, pro-economic growth, pro-freedom, and pro-national sovereignty.

Our podcast concludes that the Republican Party is toast, not just for the next 10 years, but permanently.

The Republican Party must be replaced with a new conservative political party that has a coherent ideology of individual freedom and national economic sovereignty that appeals to the 63 million Trump voters, and to suburban immigrants in Northern Virginia, who came to America to benefit from the national culture of liberty.

I am Laurie Thomas Vass, and this is the copyrighted Citizen Liberty Party News Network podcast for November 15, 2019.

Our podcast today is under the CLP topic category Vichy Republican Collaborators, and is titled, The Virginia GOP’s Message.

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Republican Corporate Globalism is Not an Ideology That Attracts Working Class Voters

President Lincoln observed that the two main political parties, in 1854, had wrestled each other into the other’s coat.

Lincoln stated,

“I remember once being much amused at seeing two partially intoxicated men engage in a fight with their great-coats on, which fight, after a long, and rather harmless contest, ended in each having fought himself out of his own coat, and into that of the other. If the two leading parties of this day are really identical with the two in the days of Jefferson and Adams, they have performed about the same feat as the two drunken men.”

Lincoln was speaking about his new anti-slavery Republican Party that had replaced the Whigs, because the Whigs were collaborating with the southern slaveocracy to extend slavery into the territories.

The replacement of the modern Republican Party is similar to the replacement of the Whigs, in 1854, because the global Republicans collaborate with the global socialist Democrats to promote the global socialist agenda.

The working class voters find themselves without a political party that champions their financial interests, just like the anti-slavery Whigs, who had to create a new political party because the Whigs would not champion anti-slavery.

Trump is currently in the process of creating a new conservative party by wrestling working class voters out of their historic Democrat coats into the ideological coat of freedom and national economic sovereignty.

These new Trump voters look like the 100,000 football fans in Alabama, who cheered for President Trump. They do not look like the morally arrogant socialist snobs who booed Trump at the Nationals baseball game, in D. C.

The working class voters have been abandoned by both political parties, in favor of globalism.

In 2008, Obama converted the Democrat political party to a global socialist movement, based upon his admiration of European socialism. In 2011, when Obama jettisoned the working class voting bloc, he replaced it with the various identity groups that cater to the socialist movement.

Beginning around 1988, with Bush’s New World Order, the national Republican Party became an open-border corporate globalist party.

The Republicans are the political party directly responsible for the disastrous global trade agreements that cut the financial throats of the American working class by shipping manufacturing plants to China and Mexico.

In contrast to the national globalist ideology, the local and state Republican parties embrace the conventional Republican conservative issues. The issues pushed by the Virginia GOP are the familiar hot-button issues like gun rights, abortion and LGBT issues.

The national Republican corporate donors, like the members of the Business Roundtable and the U. S. Chamber of Commerce do not care about the conventional conservative issues because their promotion by the State Republicans does not jeopardize the globalist ambitions of big corporations.

As long as those local conservative issues, at the state level, attract conservative voters in national elections, those issues do not jeopardize the economic interests of the globalist corporations.

The national big business globalist ideology does not attract common working class voters, and the main street conventional conservative issues do not attract Virginia suburban voters.

The National Republican Party is never going to fund local and state Republican races the way that Bloomburg, Soros and Steyer fund Democrat local races because the national Republicans do not care about local races in the same ideological way that socialists do.

In 25% of all races in Virginia, Trump voters did not have a candidate to vote for because the Virginia GOP did not have sufficient national contributions to field candidates in 30 of the races.

 

In Virginia, 3 rich socialists, Bloomburg, Steyer and Soros, contributed $22 million to the campaigns of Democrat socialists, more than the contributions of all outside Republican contributors, combined.

Today, working class voters have a choice between Democrat globalist socialists and Republican globalist corporatists.

They cannot vote for the ideology of freedom and national economic sovereignty because that new conservative party does not yet exist, just like in 1854, when the anti-slavery party did not yet exist.

Republican Conservatism.

There are two variants of the term “conservatism” in the Republican Party, a national interpretation of conservative, and a main street interpretation of what it means to be conservative.

At the national level, the term conservative means a western civilization philosophy of seeing the world that incorporates a level of dispassionate disengagement that their world-view is the only reasonable view.

In his article, “The Republican Party Abandons Conservatism,” Eliot A Cohen writes,

“Being a conservative has always meant, to me, taking a certain view of human nature, and embracing a certain set of values and virtues. Real conservatives have always prided themselves on their willingness to stand up to their own kind in the name of moral principle. When William F. Buckley took on the John Birch Society in the middle of the 20th century, Buckley had to choose between loyalty to conservative virtues and his friend Joseph Sobran, his longtime protégé and colleague at the National Review, and Buckley’s rejection of bigotry, principle won and he fired his friend.

In this national interpretation of conservatism, the virtues of civility, decorum and moral righteousness, as in the case of slavery, dominates the main street conventional interpretation of conservative issues.

The national Republican world-view is the view of the wealthy families in America. They want to “conserve” the status quo of their historical privileged positions, obtained under Madison’s constitution of 1787.

In an earlier time, Madison called this group of wealthy families the “natural aristocracy.” It only took 37 representatives of the natural aristocracy to sign Madison’s new constitution, in 1787, that permanently stacked the constitutional deck against the other economic class, that Madison called the common citizens.

Neal B. Freeman, an anti-Trump Republican at National Review, explains this national variant of conservatism.

He states,

“let’s be clear about what happened. In 2016, the Republican party was hijacked by persons unknown to us and those like us: It was hijacked by persons who knew nothing of the canonical roots of conservatism and who evinced no interest whatsoever in learning about them. In 2016, the Republican party, by that time was a vessel utterly devoid of philosophical content.”

The main reason that never-Trump national Republicans hate Trump is that that they see him as a boorish, street-brawling neauveau riche punk, from New York.

In contrast to Trump, Conor Friedersdor approvingly cites Jeb Bush, who exemplifies the national conservative archetype.

In his article, “Rush Limbaugh Is Cheating on Conservatism With Donald Trump,” Friedersdor quoted Jeb Bush’s definition of national conservatism.

Jeb stated,

“I do think it’s important that the conservative party nominate a conservative, and someone that understands the role of America in the world. What I want to do is make sure that the conservative cause is advanced. Not just in talk shows and think-tanks and wherever conservatism is talked about in all sorts of different ways, but in governing.”

Friedersdor explained that Jeb hates Trump because Trump is “is a crude, twice-divorced bully with no sense of propriety or noblesse oblige. Trump is antithetical to Bush’s values and manners.”

The enigma of Trump’s new conservative ideology can be explained because Trump is neither a national Republican, like Bush, nor a conventional right wing conservative.

Bill Bolling, the former Virginia Republican lieutenant governor, used, what he called “right wing conservatism,” to explain that those issues are the reasons for the GOP defeat in Virginia.

Bolling stated,

“What we’ve seen is a Republican Party that’s becoming increasingly ideological. By 2012 the party was known nationally for opposition to abortion and other conservative social positions that ran counter to the views of its expanding suburbs. Trump pulled the party further to the right on immigration and other matters. Instead of keeping pace with change, the GOP has moved farther and farther to the right, and become more rigid and vitriolic in its ideology and rhetoric,”

Bolling’s solution is to make the Virginia GOP look like the views of the voters in the expanding suburbs, in other words, more like the Democrats.

Bolling accepts the conclusion reached by Democrats that Trump voters are defined by racism. One socialist commentator explained that the Virginia GOP is comprised of 3 main right wing conservative groups.

Mark-opc wrote,

 

“These are the voters who Republicans have made their base:

White bigots and racists.

Anti-abortion evangelicals.

Armed vigilante gun nuts.

These three voter blocs reliably turn out in large numbers so long as Republicans do their bidding.”

Mark-opc was close, but no banana.

The national Republicans do not mind all the right wing gun nuts, as long as the gun nuts turn out in large numbers, in national elections, in order to elect national Republicans who then do the bidding of the wealthy families and the globalist corporations.

In the national view of conservatism, globalism is the logical next step to replace national sovereignty, and European socialism is the civilized view of America’s national aristocracy.

Trump’s New Conservative Party© Ideology of Freedom and Economic Sovereignty.

Trump is a conservative nationalist, who embraces the maximum upward mobility for the maximum number of citizens.

Trump’s new conservative ideology is based upon three principles:

  1. National economic sovereignty.
  2. Individual sovereignty and liberty.
  3. Maximum economic prosperity for working class citizens, including favorable state-level policies for American trade unions.

National economic sovereignty requires high levels of domestic industrial production, high rates of technological innovation, and sustained education and skill training opportunities for America’s working class.

In contrast to the current fascination with GDP, as a measure of economic success, the new conservatism focuses on private capital business investment and high rates of technological innovation and new venture technology commercialization.

Trump’s existing economic policy reforms are already benefitting the working class more than the upper class. Income growth in the lower half of all workers is twice the rate of income growth in the top half of workers.

Hourly wage growth in the lowest wage occupations is stronger than in the upper wage occupations.

But, Trump’s national economic sovereignty goals could be enhanced by placing them into a decentralized metro regional framework, that allows each of the nation’s 350 metro regions to grow as fast as their rates of private business investment allows them to grow.

Trump’s new apprenticeship program aims at restoring the upward occupational mobility of the working class. That type of program can easily be administered in states that are unionized, and can be expanded to high technology occupations in both union, and right to work states.

Trump’s national sovereignty economic principles compete with what Terry McAuliffe describes as the Democratic economic policy.

McAuliffe stated,

“You can’t just want to fight on the social issues, you have to have an economic message. The Democrats in Virginia have become the party of jobs and economic development, and the Republicans became the party of divisive social legislation.”

Trump’s national sovereignty is also a direct confrontation to crony capitalist global corporatism.

Globalism, as a national economic policy, did not work for working class citizens, nor for the large corporations. Republican globalism was based upon a bastardization of international trade theory, that the national Republicans called “free trade.”

Marshall Auerback describes the dysfunctional Boeing company as the greatest indictment of global corporate capitalism, promoted by the National Republicans.

Auerback writes,

“Boeing has become a company that embodies all of the worst pathologies of globalism. It has a totally unsustainable business model. Boeing couldn’t get it right because the company had shifted large chunks of its design and manufacturing facilities to disparate parts around the globe—too far apart geographically, in fact, to monitor everything properly. As a result it encountered problems assembling the pieces (such as the horizontal stabilizer from Alenia Aeronautica in Italy and the wing box from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan.”

 

 

 

This is my Conclusion.

The Virginia GOP has been permanently damaged by the branding as a racist party, by the socialists.

The Virginia GOP will never recover because globalism, on the national level, and main street right wing issues, at the state level, are not effective ideologies for attracting suburban voters.

It does not matter what message the Virginia GOP sends because the suburban voters in Virginia will never vote for the racist Republican Party again.

 

The day after the Virginia election, Rush Limbaugh noted the futility of trying to overcome this branding.

Limbaugh stated,

“If you’re talking about Democrats and leftists — liberals — who think we’re racist, there’s nothing you can do to change their mind.  Nothing, nothing, nothing will change their mind.”

In her analysis of the GOP defeat in Virginia, Karin McQuillan described the effective brain-washing done to voters, by the Democrats. She wrote about asking her Democrat neighbor why he hated Trump.

The neighbor’s response was,

“Charlottesville.”

McQuillan wrote,

“The idea that Trump praised neo-Nazis after Charlottesville is an outright lie about what the president said. It is easily rebutted by the videos and transcripts, but—typical of the propaganda-inflamed mob—rebutting the lie makes absolutely no difference. My neighbor “knows” Republicans are racists and nothing will shake that belief.”

The damage done by the racist brand is so total and complete that many Republicans now realize that the Republican Party must be replaced.

Richard Moss, in his article, “What is the Purpose of the GOP,” argues that the existing Republican Party must be replaced by a new conservative party.

Moss writes,

“Trump voters lack a political vehicle with which to enact its agenda, policies, and narrative, hence the nation is at the mercy of liberalism.  Absent effective and principled resistance from a fighting Republican Party, the leftward tilt of the nation, its decline into socialism and bankruptcy, its fragmentation into tribalized, warring identity groups, and the continued breakdown of its culture, is unavoidable.”

Angelo M. Codevilla also notes that the Republican Party is dead.

 

Codevilla writes,

 

“Having refused to repeal Obamacare, the Republican Party is dead, as was the Whig Party in 1854 after it colluded with Democrats in the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act which opened these territories to slavery. Why vote Republican when that results, rhetoric aside, in being governed as by Democrats? America needs a true alternative to our ruling Uni-party, a true second party.”

Codevilla’s name for the new party is simply “New Party,” but a better name is The New Conservative Party©.

The New Conservative Party starts life with 63 million dedicated Trump voters who understand the threat to liberty posed by the socialists.

 

It also starts life with a leader of the same historical stature as Lincoln. That leader’s name is Donald Trump, and like Lincoln, he confronts a great moral evil of his time.

 

His ideology of national economic sovereignty, individual sovereignty and liberty, and maximum economic prosperity for working class citizens will eradicate the socialist evil, just like Lincoln eradicated slavery.

Laurie Thomas Vass is a graduate of E. C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Virginia, and is the leader of a national political movement to connect a new constitution to the principles of individual liberty in the Declaration of Independence. www.clpnewsnetwork.com

 

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