Should the Democrats dump Biden for Cuomo? 1

Trump vs. Cuomo? Two obnoxious New Yorkers pitted against each other.

I suspect Paul Gottfried is correct that if Biden wins, he will be quietly shipped off to the nursing home with his vice-present (Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Gretchen Whitmer) acting informally as the real president. A “Biden” administration and would essentially be a repeat of the Obama administration, i.e. a continuation of the Clinton-Bush-Obama neoliberal paradigm with a “left” face. A Cuomo administration would probably be the same.

As I have said before, I suspect the strategically best arrangement from the ATS perspective would be a Republican national administration (particularly one led by a perceived fascist like Trump, for the purpose of alienating the Blue Tribe from the federal government) with Democratic administrations in the states and cities (for the purpose of alienating the Red Tribe from state and municipal governments) and Republican governments in the small towns and counties (in order to exacerbate conflict between local governments and state governments and between rural and urban enclaves).

 

Today’s America: No place for its founders? Reply

Paul Gottfried provides a pretty good overview of US political history at the beginning of this. I don’t entirely agree with Halsey English’s paleonconnish/paleolibertarianish interpretation of US political history, but he’s correct with his observation that the traditional US republic is largely moving toward integration as province into a UN/EU-like global system.

One of the ruling class’s greatest achievements has been its ability to completely co-opt the “cultural revolution” that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s (by giving the American civil religion a new multicultural gloss) while not only preserving but strengthening capitalist class rule, strengthening the state, and expanding the empire.

Will coronavirus kill America’s economy? Murray Sabrin explains. Reply

A relevant quote from the comments thread:

“Capitalism requires the State in order to operate. The modern state has been reconfigured to serve neoliberal needs. Also the govt is not a household, it is the Bill Gates of the economy . When the govt cuts spending it impacts spending in the private economy. Plus the financialisation of the economy means Capital is free to operate outside borders & is not required to invest in its country of origin. Tax cuts benefit owners of Capital. There is no guarantee that they will invest domestically.”