What’s the point of political noise when power isn’t being transferred?

The past couple weeks of political protests have demonstrated to me how powerless the masses of voters are and how susceptible they are to the emotion targeting messaging of the Left faction and the Right faction. The left has had, in my opinion, the one-up in the noise department, with the recent rally cry over the past two weeks driven by accusations of racial supremacist sentimentality on the part of the President. The neo-Nazis, white supremacists noise is adding nicely to the Left’s “colluding with Russia” accusations that have topped the Left’s noise agenda since day one of the Administration.

The Establishment portion of the Right faction has been silent and rightfully so. They have done nothing of significance on infrastructure spending. Even the markets are doing a #MGTOW; shifting their attention and hopes away from Washington as infrastructure apparently won’t play a role in any 2018 economic growth. The Establishment portion could not meet their Obamacare repeal rhetoric with any legislative reality.

Meanwhile, Mr Trump is keeping his faction pumped and validating the 2015 observations by the purist Republicans that Mr Trump was never a real Republican. Mr Trump’s rallies have been panned on the Left, with critics wondering why he is still in campaign mode. The critics may be deliberate in expressing ignorance about being a politician in world of 24-hour recycled news cycles, but Mr Trump is doing what he is supposed to do: letting his base know he hasn’t left them; ensuring that they are here for him in 2020.

If anything, Trump’s “Deplorables” are in a position to get some type of short term political benefits package from the White House and a GOP-led Congress. Opioid abuse and suicide rates among whites, and the deficiency in broadband deployment in the flyover states create a basis for legislative or administrative agency relief for this group. Shit. Even Democrats may want to get on board by co-sponsoring or endorsing these packages to get an in with the rural types.

As for the block party that dances solely to the music of the Democrats, particularly Africans in America that call themselves black, the only thing they are receiving is emotional messaging. I see no court, legislative, or administrative agency action on the horizon that pushes any real benefits i.e. capital in their direction. They may get a few congressional hearings to watch on television, but even those results will be vacuous and fleeting. In other words, the results of hearings on Russia or white nationalism won’t give blacks any more economic power or food on the table.

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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