Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 04-03-16

Salient to Investors:

Fareed Zakaria said:

The Islamic State is the ultimate gang, celebrating violence for its own sake.

Phil Mudd at CNN said:

The facts show we do not have a significant terror problem in the US.

What is happening now is more a cult than religious extremism.

David Remnick at The New Yorker said:

There is a worldwide distrust of democratic norms, and anxiety about immigrants. The browning of the US is happening throughout Europe because of Middle East immigration.

Ted Cruz will not win because he is unattractive and people cannot stand him – his support is from people fearful of Trump.

E.J. Dionne at The Washington Post said:

Contemporary American conservatism is a history of disappointment and betrayal, of promises to win support from their base that were not kept.

White working-class voters, a linchpin of the Republican coalition since Nixon in 1972 or Reagan in 1980, have almost nothing to show for their support materially; their living standards have fallen.

Trump represents a peculiar ‘Europeanization’ of American politics and which is ultimately partly why he will be unsuccessful in the long run.

Geoffrey Kabaservice said

An eruption of populist sentiment is behind ‘Trump’.  Real wages for blue-collar workers have been flat since 1970, versus double between 1940 and 1970.

Most political parties in American history have been coalitions of interests, while ideological parties are no more stable.

 

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