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Victor Davis Hanson

US leftists are ‘unhinged and in search of an identity’

Scholar Victor Davis Hanson told the Daily Caller that there was a “big lie” surrounding the “boogeyman of Russian collusion” promoted by Democrats and the media.

Published: May 14, 2017, 6:18 pm

    Washington

    In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation, he suggested that President Barack Obama was faced with identity politics and “the blue wall [of the Democrats] crumbled,” turning working people against the party. “Russian meddling” was then used to explain their electoral defeats.

    He called Democratic leaders “geriatric” and younger Democratic pretenders “unhinged and in search of an identity”. Former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton were much more entangled in Russian politics than most Republicans, Hanson said.

    When “the big lie” of Russian collusion is repeated by influential Democrats, doubt is cast and suspicions are raised, but new surprising evidence of Obama malfeasance against Trump will surface over the next six months, Hanson predicted.

    Rather than finding solutions to attract the working class voters to the Democratic Party, Hanson predicts they will rally around race, class, and gender, as well as climate change and other fads invented by Hollywood and radical elites.

    Hanson also discussed the alarming and growing intolerance and infantilisation on display on American campuses, where speakers with different views were being banned and silenced by leftists.

    On matters of identity politics, Republicans have often sought to play down but not actively oppose racial, ethnic and gender pressure groups. The strategy has been to not antagonise minorities in hopes of receiving a greater share of their votes.

    For that reason Hanson argues that the Republican Party establishment is caught in an existential paradox, because without Donald Trump’s populist and nationalist 2016 campaign, the GOP likely would not have won the presidency.

    Trump believes that 3 percent GDP growth in the US and no major war abroad, could advance an economic nationalism to replace mainstream “free-market” Republicanism.

    But if the economy is stalled or a conflict quagmire develops abroad, Trump strugggle to retain his momentum.

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