Chelsy Henline Professor Lisa Moot Political Science 101 26 April 2016 Candidate Comparison Have you ever felt like an outsider? Did you ever feel like you didn’t fit in and you weren’t accepted? Well, I don’t think it’s much of a problem for the outsiders in this upcoming presidential election. The presidential candidates, Donald J. Trump and Bernie Sanders, are known as the “outsiders” of the election but, are gaining so much support and acceptance. Sanders is a highly Liberal candidate who wishes for many free social systems for the United states while Trump is a conservative business man who wishes to “Make America Great Again” (“About Donald…”). The people that are voting for Trump are not going to back down any time soon or change their minds but, when it comes down to a general election, the majority of the United States population seems to side with Bernie Sanders.
Donald Trump’s nomination can be clearly seen as not the result of electoral flubs or the chance of history, but the result of a decades old movement. In campaign after campaign there have been candidates appealing to the same nativist tendencies, and voters who support them. It further shows another instance of a movement building within and without a party ultimately capturing the party and nominating one of their own. In Bryan’s, Reagan 's, Clinton, and Trump’s cases political commentators at the time were stunned that the party bosses could be so
Due to the lack of Congressional response of both Republican and Democrats alike, stagflation and globalization, coupled with the Tech boom and the shipment of manufacturing jobs overseas, aided in the demise of a once robust labor union. Financial deregulation, another nemesis of the labor unions caused major taxpayer losses due to the Federal Reserves fraud and perpetuated greed during the Savings and Loan debacle. This crisis was the result of lax government oversight and a fraudulent ponzi scheme which some would link to the undervalued American dollar. Congressional legislation at this time aimed more for increasing inflation and cutting taxes for the extremely rich than focusing on what should have been the main priority: increasing manufacturing, reducing importation, and labor union employment.
With the rise of Donald Trump in the United States and of European far right wing parties (some with fascist tendencies) we are seeing a new rise of conservatism in the western world in the last years. Why has this happened so fast? Is a natural tendency that follows too
The Decline of the Democrats--The Decline of the South The history of political parties in the United States has always hinged upon the key sectarian differences of the times in which such parties were existent. The very foundation of political parties in this country, which began with the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists, is demonstrative of this fact as those two groups were largely split on the issue of national versus states' rights and the implementation of a national bank. As the country matured from its initial beginnings in the latter part of the 18th century, the issues of sectarian differences evolved to include key aspects of sectional proclivities between the North and the South, and the impact of those differences on the burgeoning western portion of the U.S. The South favored slavery and the economic prosperity it brought to that region, whereas the North was in favor of the elimination of slavery and a transition to a more industrial economy. These sectarian distinctions were largely manifested in the political parties of the day, and explain the rise and dissolution of the national Democratic Party, which yielded to the Republican Party whose highly influential president Abraham Lincoln's election was integral in the loss of the Union and the beginning of the Civil War.
In this essay, I will compare and contrast the recent top two candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as it relates to the presidential election, along with my opinion and views regarding what recently took place as of November 8th, 2016. It’s no secret that this election has been the craziest thus far. Not only for the first time has a female candidate made it this far in an election, but we also got to witness the shenanigans that took place leading up to the election, majority of which came from our very own, Donald Trump.
For the record, I don't think either party should be doing this. However, it is very hypocritical of the Democrats to say that the Republicans are obstructionists when the Democrats advocated the same thing against an outgoing Republican President. The lack of maturity on both sides is mind-boggling. Good grief people! If you advocated one position and flipped on it later, then don't lie about it. Tell what your original position was and state why you were wrong at that time or why you changed your position. It is this type of behavior that makes people not trust politicians.
Establishment Republicans are not sniggering at Donald Trump’s antics anymore, especially as he threatens to go solo in November if party insiders scheme to deny him the nomination. Echoes of similarly irate conservative Teddy Roosevelt and his “Bull Moose” party sinking the Republican (GOP) national campaign in 1912 get louder every time Trump wins a primary state. After the real estate mogul announced his candidacy in June last year, party leaders contentedly sat back in the peanut gallery ridiculing his naked attempts at demagoguery. Later, they dismissed Trump’s surging poll numbers as an electoral blip sparked by fringe sections of the party base that loathed the GOP’s handling of Congress.
The election of Donald Trump exposed the depths of division in America today, and the duration of his presidency, no matter how long, will be a true test of this nation. No doubt, we are about to step onto the longest roller coaster ride of most of our lives, and none of us lined up for it. Nonetheless, this is our reality now. All that is left to do is deal with it.
In response to the widely unexpected and controversial election of Donald Trump the University of Maryland’s Government and Politics department hosted a panel to help staff and students understand how this happened. Additionally the panel hosts each spoke of what will happen to our government in terms of foreign and domestic policy. Each panel host had a different perspective on the matter and it made to be a very interesting discussion filled with a diverse set of opinions on how Donald Trump got elected and what it all means going forward. The speakers for the event were Irwin Morris, David Karol, Antoine Banks, Liliana Mason, Stella Rouse, Vadimir Tismaneanu, and Karol Soltan. Though there were many speakers at the event each person had a brief time to speak on the matter at hand and present their own analysis on the election.
Unexpectedly, the front-runner in the Republican presidential race is the one guy that no one expected to be a serious candidate. Donald Trump has leaped ahead of the rest of the Republican field, making friends and enemies alike. Since his controversial announcement speech, polling has put him squarely in the
If President Donald Trump’s actions and intents represent the opposite of economic logic, then what would lead 62,979,879 people to vote for him. Trump’s plan for winning has many parts, but for starters, he largely focused on reviving the lower and middle class’ hopes, spirits, and incomes. The first part of this plan regards the specific language that he utilizes when speaking to the non-wealthy Americans. He is notable for repeating statements such as, “America doesn’t have victories anymore” or “they’re laughing at us”. By utilizing statements such as these, Trump is appealing to his audience’s emotions and implementing scare tactics that will place the listener in a frightened state. He then paints himself as the answer to the fears that
Hello to you all! Despite voting is not compulsory in United States, and the large majority of voters made their choice in favour of the Democratic Party, the election depends on the number of votes in the Electoral College, where Republican Donald Trump won by 278/578. His ideas rest on his firm slogan “Make America great again,” idea that involves a sense of racism, xenophobia, and to strongly disagree with the idea of the climate change, something that affects us all.
The upcoming Presidential Election is unlike any other. Two very different candidates with widely disparate political experience and personalities square off against each other in a bitter, contentious battle. Neither candidate seems very popular or likeable, yet one of them will be sworn in as President of the United States come January. In many ways this presidential election is unprecedented. The candidates from both parties are perceived as extremely unfavorable. And, while the establishment candidate Hillary Clinton currently leads the race, more recent polls show that her lead over her outsider opponent, reality television star and real estate magnate Donald Trump, is weakening. What is not unprecedented about this election, however,
I would vote for Donald Trump because the wants to strengthen our military, cut-taxes the right way, and upholds our 2nd amendment. Trump also has a strong business background which will aid him in running our country. There are many more things that I agree with trump on, but the three topics listed at the beginning are the main reasons I support trump.