Trump's base isn't monolithic, philosophically, economically, psychologically, or even politically, though they all turn a blind eye to Trump's incompetence, his degeneracy, and his ignorance.
Trump and his supporters are simply so ignorant that they can't recognize their support for state intervention in the market "for the good of the country" as being the "public good motive".
When we stop caring about truth, we end up crucifying what is important in exchange for what isn't, and history proves this never ends well.
Donald Trump, unlike an actually competent business executive, is totally unable to adjust his strategy in the face of adversity.
So let's dispense with the "It's just a hat" crap and deal with what wearing that particular hat actually means.
Donald Trump whined about the Federal Reserve doing what it has to do to cut off rising inflation rates...
Conservatives believe all individuals, whether aware of it or not, desire the freedom to pursue their own happiness, and that this is morally good.
The weather hasn't changed, but he tells them it has, so they believe him, even while they're getting drenched.
Though we are doubtlessly witnessing the rise and fall of a wannabe tyrant and his morally bankrupt enablers, we are far from the end of Donald Trump's degenerate saga.
When Trump sat down across the table from Xi Jinping, he mistakenly believed that it was an opportunity to do business. Xi let him believe it.
If we still lived in the land of the free and the home of the brave, we'd toss all of these it out and start anew.
The fact that so many Americans are not participating in the labor force today, a problem that exploded under Obama, so he bears responsibility, is the single largest problem facing America today, and Trump and his supporters never talk about it.
Do Americans have the moral courage to do what is right and choose leaders who will refrain from antagonizing their fellow Americans on partisan grounds?
Should conservatives of conscience continue to oppose Donald Trump's crony corporatist presidency or, given what Donald Trump has allegedly accomplished over the last two years, accept his glaring character flaws and manifest corruption as simply the price of admission?
While the economy continues to churn along even into 2018, well beyond what I had predicted, two recent events indicate that the gravy train may finally be coming to a long overdue halt.
As bad as Obama's eight year tenure may have been, the well meaning incompetence, naive mismanagement, and embarrassing diplomacy of his presidency pales next to the rolling dumpster fire of Donald Trump's moral turpitude, naked crony corporatism, and manifest legal malfeasance.
Paul Manafort, long time confidant and 2016 campaign manager for president Donald Trump, has finally rolled.