Is TRUMP-ism hijacking the REPUBLICAN PARTY? – VisualPolitik EN


have a question for you… What would happen if Ronald Reagan would come back to life only to meet Donald Trump in the oval office? Do you think they would become friends? Do you think they would shake hands and find common ground, with similar values and
political beliefs? Of course, both are considered die-hard conservatives,
both are considered a boogie man for the liberals and both had a career on the show business. But… in fact, this is where the similarities
stop. Ronald Reagan’s job as president was to
fight the worst recession since the great depression and to do so, he promised the Reagan Revolution. The so-called revolution focused on reducing
government spending, taxes and regulation. President Reagan liked the free market and
believed that capitalism would solve the nation’s problems. He also liked to portrait himself as a humble,
paternal, figure. In other words, he pride himself for being a man of high moral
values. Donald Trump however… is a totally different
animal. He is showing off his fortune, his trophy
former- model wife, and he so obviously is the opposite
of a paternal figure. He would be more like your nasty uncle, living like a bachelor regardless of
his age and getting embarrassingly drunk during family reunions… On the policy side, Trump is seldom friendly
with free market and small state, loves debt and the idea of trade wars and his protectionist policy of
taking care of America first seems to be at odds with the GOP’s tendency to be in favor, at least
in theory, of the free market. As you can see… there is a CLASH that runs
deep in the soul of the Republican Party. Or at least, this is how it looks like from an outside perspective. In one hand, there is that… Good Old Party that loves America… small
government, low taxes and conservative values. And then… there is this other Republican
Party… That loves trophy wifes, big beautiful walls
and tariffs. And who is winning? Well… you guessed it. There is a wave of Republicans leaving Congress
Among all these differences in values and policy, the news cycle has completely been
taken over by a new wave of republicans. And who is the most important of all of them? Well, that would be PAUL RYAN, the speak, the speaker of the House and Republican’s
golden boy. During years, Paul Ryan was the champion of fiscal rectitude and small government. And now he has announced we will not run for
reelections. And, as you can imagine, he is not the only
one. Many Republicans might be leaving but there
are always new elections and, therefore, new candidates but also questionable characters. Take for example the Alabama special elections
back in December 2017. Trump-backed candidate, Roy Moore, was buried
under lots of allegations of sexual abuse of minors. After this scandals, Republicans lost the seat in
Alabama for the first time in decades. But the biggest surprise is that a Republican president supported
an allegedly, sexual predator. Could you imagine something like this just 5 years ago? As you could expect, this Alabama scandal
appeared on all the national newspapers and hit the White House. And now you might wonder… What did Donald Trump do to solve this PR
crisis? Exactly! Nothing! They did nothing! And this is one of the reasons why so many
republican candidates are doing so bad on the polls. Even in traditionally red states. But what does this mean for the White House? Well, for those who don’t keep up with American
politics so much, this year we have legislative elections. The so-called MidTerms. This is where the members of the Congress and many senators are elected. In America, the president, this is the executive
power, is voted in one election and the legislative power
in another. This is why, for example, despite Obama being democrat, the majority on the legislative
chambers was republican. And if the republicans loose so many seats
on this Midterms 2018, Trump is gonna be in dire straits anytime he wants to pass some bill. But the real question now is… how did the
Republican Party get here? Can a political party change their ideology this fast? Today we are going to answer to all of these
questions but before, let’s take a look back at history. THE
REAGAN REVOLUTION Ronald Reagan started out as a registered
Democrat and New Deal supporter but left the party in 1962, crossing over to the GOP stating that he didn’t
leave the Democratic Party but was the party that left him. Nevertheless, things on the GOP where not
ideal either. According to Reagan, republicans had bought
most of the values of the Democratic platform. And, despite the passionate rhetoric, there
was some truth on that. Have you ever heard about CULTURAL HEGEMONY? This is a concept Marxist philosophers like
to use a lot. According to them, the ruling class needs
to create a consensus. A set of moral values that are shared by the majority of the political players, including
the opposition party. And back then, ideas like the welfare state
and the need for a bigger state control on the economy became the new mainstream. Even the republicans had to accept those principles
if they wanted to keep being considered a serious player. This explains why both Nixon and Eisenhower
did very little when it comes to economics. An, you guessed, Reagan was not a big fan
of this hegemony. No nation in history has ever survived a tax
burden that reached a third of its national income. But here it comes the interesting part: cultural
hegemony is something that changes over time. How? When those values and common-sense stop working
to solve people’s problem. This is what happened in the 70s, with the crisis. America was not in a good place back then. And this was the window of opportunity for
Ronald Reagan to reinvent the Republican Party and create the ideological platform we used to know as conservativism. In other words, he took something old and
made it shine again by kind of creating a brand-new ideology. But the real question is… how do you do
that? How can you create a brand new ideology that
makes sense and makes you win elections? Well, introducing the theory of the EMPTY
SIGNIFIER. Basically Ronald Reagan went to all the political
groups that felt outside of that old political mainstream. He spoke to the evangelical conservatives
in one hand. He spoke to the military industry complex guys on the other. And finally, he spoke to everybody who was
tired of paying so many taxes. Then, he merged all this groups into a common
cause: Liberty and Freedom. This is what we call an empty signifier. A concept so vague that everybody can project
onto that vagueness the meaning they are looking for. For a fiscal conservative, freedom means being
free from paying less taxes. For a hawkish conservative, freedom means fighting authoritarian
rulers. In this crisis, Government is not the solution
to our problem. Government is the problem. But think about it… How is that possible that you have people
so different from one another in the same platform? It is a big-time contradiction to have someone
who wants smaller government and someone else who wants to increase military spending, right? Well… if you wanna create a political identity,
you need an antagonist. And… Ronald Reagan couldn´t have it easier. MR. GORBACHEV, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL” Yeah, the evil communists. This is why during the 80s we have so many
movies where the communist are the bad guys. Here you have titles like ´Red Dawn´, ´Rocky
IV´ and, of course, ´Top Gun´. All this movies, alongside with Reagan’s speeches, helped
to create a brand new hegemony. Even Democrat presidents like Clinton had to promise tax cuts to win elections. But… as you know Soviet Union fell in the
90s. So what happens when you lose your antagonist? Well… then you find another one. Like president Reagan did two decades before,
President Bush operated from a Christian worldview that distinguishes between good and evil. After the tragedy of September 11 president
Bush announced that the battle ahead would be “a monumental struggle
of good versus evil, but good will prevail” and that’s how the so called “evil” became America’s
new enemy. We will rally the world to this cause by our
efforts, by our courage, we will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail. Of course, here I’m not saying that terrorist
or communist are not that evil, or that they are just a fabricated monster. Of course not. But they can be utilized to create a political
platform. Every important politician has done it. Roosevelt did it, Reagan did it, Bush did
it… but what happens when you run out of enemies? What happens when the Soviet Union is over
or when Bin Laden is dead? This is the time for… THE TRUMP REVOLUTION After the 2008 financial crisis, the economic
mainstream and the cultural hegemony was once again challenged, resulting in people not trusting
the economic mainstream anymore. The word didn’t spread through mainstream
media. And immediately, the question arose whether
or not the lack of coverage was because it wasn’t newsworthy
or because some of the people being protested against had the control over the various mainstream
media outlets’ When people lose faith in something, that
usually leaves a void that needs to be filled by a new kind of discourse. And here swoops in candidate Donald J. Trump
with his inflaming speeches during campaign rallies, all his personal scandals and the
scorching and polarizing public statements. Once again, a new presidential candidate managed
to ally himself with an astounding variety of political and religious groups that felt misrepresented
by the mainstream. In fact, 80% of the Evangelical Christians voted for Trump, much more than
any other religious group. Evangelicals values are those of family and
moral integrity so, why isn’t a character like Trump, with all his divorces and sexual scandals perceived
as immoral? Even in the light of the recent media storm
surrounding the alleged hush payment to silence porn star Stormy Daniels, 78% of Evangelical voters
still support Trump. Some evangelical leaders went as far as publicly
stating that they have given the president what they call a Mulligan, a do-over. After much googling, dear viewers, I found
out that to give someone a Mulligan is a golf metaphor… which seems
strangely appropriate considering Trump’s passion for the sport Yes, Evangelical conservatives gave him a
Mulligan, they let him have a do over, they said we will start fresh with you and give you a second chance
–Tony Perkings speaking at CNN So how is this possible? Well, you guessed, the antagonists come into
play. So, who or what is Trump’s political enemy? The first group that immediately comes to
mind is the mainstream media, or as the American President calls them, the fake news media. The second enemy is the so-called Swamp, a
term that refers to the not- so-clean and not-so-transparent political
scene in Washington. The third of many more enemies is, you guessed it, immigrants. So, Trump can always play the ‘me or the
others’ card. And it seems to work for him. What do all these talking points have in common? The alt-right has been using them for years. Trump managed to appeal to evangelicals and members
of the far-right that for a long time have felt misrepresented by the liberal and mainstream
media. And Trump’s rhetoric on migration also drew
in the support of the extreme far right, as was the
case of the neo-nazi rally in Charlottesville that wasn’t later condemned by the President, who went
so far as to say that there were very fine people on both sides. From Mexican rapists to bad hombres, the Trump
campaign in two moments Trump’s rhetoric has also spawned a lot
of Republican candidates that are trying to appeal to the same voters that are the core base of the president,
going so far as to state that they are “Trumpier than Trump”… but… does it work? Apparently, it mainly works for those bearing
the Trump name. Take for example the West Virginia Republican primary. One of the candidates came up with an ad that
was filled to the brim with Trump’s preferred phrases
and idioms and yet he still came up last in the race. In order to give a fuller account of the Trump
presidency we would need a couple of days but in the meantime, considering all this controversy…
how are the Republicans doing? Many political analysts believe that a Democratic
blue wave may crash onto these Midterms Election but is it only a reaction to Trump’s scandals? Or are the democratic-inclined voters more
energized? Republicans are losing 2018 midterm money
wars The GOP is worried about these incoming midterm
election, as was reported by CNN. In their piece CNN reported that senior members of the party
are warning the younger members to accumulate as many donations as possible, in order to be able to run successful
campaigns in such a difficult political climate. Suffice it to say that in the 88 most competitive
House races, 40 Republicans have been out-raised by their Democratic challengers. With House Speaker Paul Ryan abrupt exit,
the Republican corporate donor base was a bit shaken. A number of party donors and operatives believe that
the Speaker’s exit was the final piece of evidence they needed to flip their attention from the House
to the Senate. And that means empty wallets for House Republicans which will pretty much be left
to fend for themselves. But we need to remember that, when it comes
to politics, nothing is written in stone. We at VisualPolitik are going to pay special attention to these
upcoming mid-terms. So now it’s you turn… are the Republicans
losing their credibility? Do you think they will lose votes? Is a democratic blue wave coming these midterms? Please, leave your answer on the comment section
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Comments
  1. My honest try at unbiased Trump

    Pro: economy is growing
    Con: trade tariffs

    Pro & Con: our foreign policy is throwing our enemies, allies, & frenemies off balance.

    Pro: ISIS has collapsed & we are a little less directly involved in the Middle East.
    Con: the Middle East is still the Middle East with all the war & poverty that comes with that.

    Pro: the tax system got simpler.
    Con: Obama Care isn't completely replaced or refitted.

    Pro: canceled the Iran deal
    Con: did little else when Netanyahu dropped proof of Iran's nuclear program on the world.

    Pro: is very entertaining
    Con: was & is a loud anxious bratty jerk sometimes on national television and the internet.

    Pro & Con: withdrew from the Paris agreement

    Pro or Con: added Federalists to the Supreme Court.

    Pro: despite pressure continued to separate kids from traffickers at the border.
    Con: despite pressure continued to separate kids from their families of the Border.

    Pro: removed allot of outdated & overbearing regulations.
    Con: failed to put Congress on the spot for their willful gross negligence of the budget.

    If you are still reading thank you for indulging me. This probably won't make either side happy. I'm aware all of these are more complex than a simple pro/con formula but I hope this is closer to the unbiased view people want.

  2. Trumpism hijacked the republican party months ago. But Trump didn't do it by himself. No matter how corrupt any politician is, it takes us all to hold politicians accountable for their actions. There are a lot of Trump supporters who are both uninformed and unconcerned about the slow death of democracy in the USA. Wake up people! It's time to decide what team you are on. Trump doesn't represent the values of the US and is undermining it every day. Are you for Trump or the USA?  America needs patriots more than ever before. We all need to America first. There's no place for dictator wannabes.

  3. Trump is popular with like, 90% of Republicans. I'm skeptical that the Democrats will do as well as the press seems to think they'll do in the midterms. Trump is way, way preferable to the neocons.

  4. 2 and a half minutes in, and yeah I agree with all who say the whisper-music is creepy and unbearable… I can't finish this video, sorry

  5. Well… Now I see why the North Korea is such a "threat". Trump is trying to find his own nemesis, big, bad guy that he, the good one is fighting with.

  6. Not one of your better videos. This feels more like a hit piece on trump than political analysis. Plus the creepy music and whispering guy is just weird.

  7. Trump is not a protectionist, he is actually for free trade. The rest of the world has in erected all kinds of trade barriers against the US and Trump is retaliating. He actually has offered the EU eliminate all trade barriers of the EU would do the same

  8. I heard "millionaire" and "fuck" whispered with that strange music when Dear Leader was shown. He's actually like a gajillionaire.

  9. Dident know this channel was in favour of the left! Btw you said that trump enemies are imigrants and thats wrong agian! He is agianst ILEGAL IMIGRANTS and not for those that enter LEGAL!
    I really liked your videos untill now!
    Unsubscribe!

  10. CNN and WaPo? Seriously? If you want a semblance of objectivity you need waaaay broader sources to build your analysis and commentary. If you're just editorializing, well okay then.

  11. Trump isn't doing nothing?
    ISIS almost gone
    North Korea is quite
    Russia isn't doing anything on Ukraine
    This is nothing right?
    Good for you is Obama who only pick up fights and bomb people with drones.

  12. Are they trying to make us feel creepy when thinking about Republicans? Is this some kind of psychological trick?

  13. Either Republicans will find a way to cheat and win, or the Democrats, being so lame and incompetent, will find a way to lose.
    As the saying goes, Democrats will find a way to snatch victory from the Jaws of Defeat.

  14. Visual Politik don't like president Trump and there are good reasons for it. But playing in low voice anitrump message in part of these video is just below it normal level, closer to style some conspiracy theories videos.

  15. Same here, I do not like the whispering going on in the background – stick with the analysis, not the subliminal stuff.

  16. The democrats of the pre civil rights era were the conservatives; the republicans of the pre civil rights era were the liberals. The civil rights act is when the parties’ ideology flipped. However today’s Republican Party is becoming nationalist and the Democratic Party is becoming socialist.

  17. FAKE NEWS CNN SAIDS Trump will not Win in the Election..
    FAKE NEWS CNN SAIDS Republican will lose in 2018 midterm election..?? FAKE NEWS CNN when will you learn..
    FAKE NEWS CNN Will always make FAKE NEWS..

  18. What a crock. CNN is where your research leads? Oh BTW President Trump doesn't have a problem with immigrants! Only with Foreign Nationals illegally crossing our border. Immigrants came in LEGALLY. Un-subscribed.

  19. Biased TM,

    I don’t even like trump that much. But it’s so clear that you guys can’t make honest videos about him. Your other videos are so good, but whenever you go into trump you just ramble.

  20. I was thinking you were able to make distinctions and conduct observations and analysis in context.
    If Ronnie was fully aware of the level of corruption in the U.S. of 2016, and the ever increasing hatred for God Almighty, Jesus Christ, and His Bible; the Judeo/Christian ethic, he would come to the same conclusion as millions of us conservatives have.
    There has got to be radical confrontation to the status quo, and a bold public description of the progressive world view before personal freedom and accountability is forever outlawed by progressive tyrants.

  21. Simon is getting dumber by the day. Tariffs is a means to an end, duh! If other countries places tariff on your country, what's wrong with slapping on tariff to keep things fair? Until both sides trade on zero tariff, a free market free floating exchange rate, it will not be fair trade.

  22. I have to laugh everytime I hear Reagan and taxcuts. The biggest tax increase (up to current time) that I ever received was as a result of the Reagan taxcuts. It introduced the marriage penalty; it took away deductions, etc. The real gainers were the rich. Since that "taxcut" the 10% has been getting ever richer and the middle class is disappearing. That is continuing and expanding under the absurdity that is Trump

  23. Look, allegations do not a guilty man make. I consider myself a Reagan Republican but I will still back people accused of a crime because I believe in the presumption of innocence.

  24. I don't have time to sit and watch you suck Reagan's dick for 20 minutes. Reagan was a piece of shit and one of the worst president's in my nation's history. The Republican cock suckers are not lasseiz faire capitalists. Maybe ditch your little idealistic fantasy and find out what the GOP is all about.

  25. In your listing of Trump's enemies, you left out the Jews. How can you call your programming unbiased but maintain your NPC facade of Jew approved narratives?

  26. Trump supports Reaganomics, mate. He's all for tax cuts for the rich and military spending. And he even had a law that said for every new regulation two had to be removed or something like that.

  27. Many misconceptions in this video and not the best sources given for info . As usual . Naming CNN as a "reliable" source? Well you might as well say you got it from the onion.

  28. Your a liberal I can tell .would you prefered Hilary in office? You find ass not one good thing said Trump has done mentioned (Dems and liberals has brain washed you millennials. Your fired. But you still have rainbows and unicorns and a timeout if you need one with games and nap time

  29. Thought this may be a good channel with some fresh unbiased information. WRONG! just another Leftist hack channel. Total disappointment, thanks for nothing Simon!

  30. Hey Simon. If you want to be a taken seriously stop quoting CNN as your source. Clearly you have a bias against President Trump. I wish you would try to be a bit more objective in your analysis.

  31. Regan would get alone with Trump. Seeking how left the RINOS are and destroying the Republican party. Trump is the most conservative preisdent since Regan or Goldwater. I know Goldwater never was a perident. But Goldwater was real Republican very right-wing Libertarian.

  32. Lol the video said can you imagine a president as a sexual president 5 years ago? YES, remember Clinton?? He raped more women than probably all presidents combined and his lovely wife that stood by him in pride was the one the Democrats considered the most qualified candidate in history.

  33. "Bush did it". Wrong. He won on a platform of non interventionism and antiwar that Clinton did to escape from Lewinsky scandal. Bush changed course because o 9/11 and ppl in America wanted the culprits.

  34. I'm Swedish, perhaps a bit right of center, which internationally probably puts me to the left, though not far-left on the political spectrum.
    I usually like your videos, but this videos could have been produced by the Democrats.
    The analysis was incredibly one-sided, and in no way would it make any supporter of Trump think "Yeah, just about sums up my views", nor will it make the anti-Trump crowd think "Oh, now I understand how an oaf such as that could become president!"
    Most of your good videos make the viewers walk away with a better grasp of any given political situation, but this totally fails at that, coming across more like a propaganda piece.

  35. I am an American moderate (yes we exist) . There is nothing grossly misinformed about this video . There are minor cultural things that you wouldn't expect a European to know in the first place. If anything , take it for what it is . A very well informed and intelligent European looking at the American political climate and history and sharing his viewpoint . That, in and of itself is incredibly informative for me to hear. I'm surprised at the level of butthurt this video caused in the comments… I can't help but think of the response as a bit immature ..

  36. I now question your objectivity re: other videos you've produced. Since I live in the United States and am aware of US politics it's clear to me that you are biased when it comes to President Trump. How disappointing.

  37. Half the people that have watched this so far I've given you a thumbs down. Why cuz you don't know what you're talkin about. You are very biased I had hopes you had changed but I guess not. I have supported many stations but I won't support yours until you get rid of the bias. Paul Ryan's rat. Tell the truth about the Republicans leaving Congress. And for crying out loud the Democrats are murdering babies after birth. You talk about moral dilemma. Because a man likes women duh. You don't compare that to murdering babies. You have this incredibly lopsided show it's absolutely fantastic and then it goes right into the toilet in a left-wing Progressive shitstorm. You are very shallow on this and it's very sad and there's a whole lot of people that you are putting down. Like half the country. Have you ever heard of Cyrus? You think he was a virgin. You're an anti-nationalist and yet you don't even live in your own country of birth. I am so disappointed. Because your show can be so great yeah it just swings to the toilet

  38. Stop eating out of the toilet. Half the viewers gave this a thumbs down. You are insulting half of America. You think I or anybody else will support you when you're doing this kind of stuff. Be honest and tell both sides honestly. The Democrats are murdering babies after birth. And you're worried about the president's sexual life. That's just sick

  39. By the way I stopped watching this at 4 minutes. And you will never get a dime from me and I support many stations. I sent $500 to Greg Hunter he's a Christian honest X CNN News man. Go ahead and ask him. He'll answer you ask him about the guy he sent an email to that said wow.

  40. Evangelical values are not "about family and moral integrity" – they are about praying for money and hating everyone who is not evangelical… and Trump is the perfect guy to enable that.

  41. Sure, Trump is hijacking Republican Party. He is an independent, but had to pick a party in order to win. Independents never win an election. So he became a Republican. And frankly it is about time. Democrats and Republicans are both full of lazy corrupt career politicians. Trump is a breath of fresh air. And let me correct you on some important facts: 1. "Mainstream media" is a left-wing biased cheerleader for Democrats and kept pushing the Russia interference bullshit on everyone for 2 years. Fake news indeed. 2. The Swamp is in fact corrupt career politicians like Clintons and other political dynasties that take bribes from Lobbyists. Clintons left the White House broke, now they are multimillionaires, go figure. 3. Trump hates illegal immigration not legal immigrants! He made that clear million times and many legal immigrants voted for him. 4. While free markets are preferable, it takes both parties to play fair. China is not playing fair and that is why the tariffs are imposed on them. 5. Wrt Donald's scandals … at least he did not get a blowjob in the oval office.

  42. Screw Ronald Reagan! Good riddance! And the Cuckservative party is one thing first and foremost: the party of hypocrisy. They are not about freedom or liberty. They have no problem mimicking fascism to get their way and then turning into whiny, little snowflakes when they don't get their way!

  43. Simon needs to be more careful with his facts, he implied Congress is only elected in the midterms.

  44. Good presentation of the bigger picture. Sharing such an informative and non biased video with others might be worthwhile.
    Paradigm shift, says it all. As Donald J Trump is the 1st US President with no political experience.

  45. Ya know, I love your channel, VisualPolitik. I appreciate all the research you guys do but I'm kind of amazed you fell for the fine-people hoax. Kind of disappointed.

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