An important and necessary point is that most news outlets are underestimating how many people have jumped aboard the Trump train. The Trumpian worldview is no longer a fringe phenomenon.
I think it not correct to call it the “Trumpian worldview”. To a lesser extent, Bernie Sanders shared this view; he just didn’t share its solutions. Ron and Rand Paul share it, again to varying extents.
But, you’re quite correct, there is a new world view moving through the developed nations (Brexit, Trump, Le Pen) which insists that cultural integrity matters, economic and social interests should put those of the nation ahead of the world community, and that multinational activity should be less intrusive on the nation’s population. And none of those ideas should ever be out of bounds of reasonable political debate.
My main criticism of the article is precisely that it underestimates the likelihood of armed rebellion against the perceived tyranny of the state.
Well, one would hope that other solutions (10th Amendment, peaceful secession) that are more civilized would be considered first.
A civil war hopefully is not in the cards, but a revitalized militia movement and right-wing terrorism seems almost inevitable in the case of an impeachment.
I think this is a bit too strongly stated; remember, the GOP politicians have nothing to lose by impeaching Trump if actionable evidence of malfesance exists; they still would hold all three branches, and their popularity might even go up if they took such an action.
If you look at the Rasmussen polling, Rasmussen asks citizens not just “approve or disapprove” Trump, they add in “strongly approve, approve, disapprove, strongly disapprove.” Trump doesn’t have as many “strongly approves” as people seem to think he would.