August 20, 2015

THE LEFT IS THE RIGHT:

Overcoming 'Anti-Foreign Bias' in Trade and Immigration (Joseph Sunde, 8/20/15, Acton)

Many conservatives exhibit a peculiar tendency to be pro-liberty when it comes to business, trade, and wages, but protectionist when it comes to the economic effects of immigration.

It's an odd disconnect, and yet, as we've begun to see with figures like Donald Trump and Rick Santorum, one side is bound to eventually give way. They'll gush about the glories of competition, but the second immigration gets brought up, they seem to defer to labor-union talking points from ages past.

It's the political silly season, so folks are discussing a Trump third party run, but there's a much more interesting hypothetical to contemplate.  Suppose that the two major parties nominated atheist candidates who oppose immigration and trade and favor national health : Trump & Sanders.

You'd have no one for religious voters, economic voters or Latinos to vote for.  And neither party could turn out black voters in any number. 

It would be a situation begging Jeb--along with another Third Way governor (Democrat or Republican)--to mount a third party challenge.  A Bush/Kasich ticket, in particular, would be a powerful alternative.

Posted by at August 20, 2015 4:07 PM
  

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