Republican Party Transition

by Dave

Well, this may shock you, but Tucker Carlson is actually doing a fairly decent job of this.  Not every time, and not for every show, but it is definitely a theme.

Here’s a particularly good show.  He sounds a whole lot like Bernie Sanders.  No joke.

Romney spent the bulk of his busness career at a firm called Bain Capital.  Bain Capital all but invented what is now a familiar business strategy: take over an existing company for a short period of time.  Cut costs by firing the employees.  Run up the debt, extract the wealth, and move on, sometimes leaving retirees without their earned pensions.  Romney became fantastically rich while doing this.  Meanwhile, a remarkable number of the companies are now bankrupt or extinct.  This is the ‘private equity model.  Our ruling class sees nothing wrong with it.

Ruling class?  Say what?  What happened to the insipid “job creators” crap I had grown used to seeing at Fox?

He goes on from there.

What transformed him?  This question: why did America elect Donald Trump?  (Hint: it wasn’t Putin).  He talks more extensively about his own journey in uncovering the answer in the following speech.  Parts of it are quite good.

One key thing he’s missing: the decline of net energy as a causal agent in the decline he has witnessed.  Of course, since I don’t know him, I can’t introduce him to the concept, but somebody probably should.