Old white dudes who are way to confident in themselves like to quote Clausewitz and exclaim that "War is the continuation of politics by other means."
That's cute but ignores the fact that most wars throughout human history were fought over money. The notable, mythical and wonderful exceptions are mythic battles beget by sex.
But I digress . . .
Whilst the plebs on the lower end of the social media food chain are whining and repeating partisan talking points . . . The cash crunch competition for the hearts & minds of Republicans is far more interesting if only because it creates an uncomfortable cognitive dissonance for your drunk uncle who will be forced to decide if he hates foreigners and low prices at box stores more than big government.
Money line . . .
"A stark ideological divide on economic issues is also emerging over how to chart a post-Trump future for the GOP.
"The debate centers on what lessons to draw from Donald Trump, who talked like a populist but governed — with the exception of trade policy — more like a Reaganite. The divide doesn’t quite fall along pro- and anti-Trump lines. The pro-Trump former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, for example, has emerged as a leading champion of traditional free-market policies in opposition to other pro-Trumpers like Vance and (MO Sen.) Hawley. The battle is likely to play out in the 2024 presidential primary, and shape the future of Republican politics long after Trump exits stage left."
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The debate centers on what lessons to draw from Donald Trump, who talked like a populist but governed - with the exception of trade policy - more like a Reaganite. The divide doesn't quite fall along pro- and anti-Trump lines.