TEHRAN — An American writer says the American people are disappointed with the two established parties, Republicans and Democrats.
“Since 1992, Americans have become increasingly disillusioned with the two established political parties,” Charles Ortel told the Tehran Times.
The American investor and writer, who is interested in lasting peace, believes that moderate Democrats resent progressives whose left-wing views circulate in universities, in media editorial meetings and swirl on social media platforms. social media.
“Socially open economic conservatives do not support the rigid positions of the religious right within the Republican Party,” argues Ortel.
He also says: “Meanwhile, there is growing acceptance that the supposed ‘elites’ are only enriching themselves while destroying realistic opportunities to prosper at home and weakening America’s global position in the world. ‘foreign.
Here is the text of the interview:
Q: How do you rate the public’s attitude toward Democrats and Republicans?
A: Since 1992, Americans have become increasingly disillusioned with the two established political parties.
Moderate Democrats are uncomfortable with “progressive” activists whose leftist views are circulating on college campuses, in media editorial meetings and swirling on social media platforms.
Socially minded economic conservatives do not support the rigid positions of the religious right within the Republican Party.
Meanwhile, there is growing acceptance that the supposed “elites” are only enriching themselves while destroying realistic opportunities to prosper at home and weakening America’s global position abroad.
The emerging bloc is that of independent thinkers who are disgruntled and very likely to make their voices heard at rallies and ballot boxes.
Q: Biden critics question Biden’s mental capacity. How might this affect the results of the upcoming elections? What about Trump’s emotional and psychological health?
A: Joe Biden is obviously not playing near the top of his game. His public remarks are sometimes totally absurd and the big decisions of his administration are truly awful, whether in economics or foreign policy.
If his family really cared about him, they would urge him to transition in a dignified way. It is, of course, difficult because Kamala Harris has a small ear, cannot connect well with the electorate, and exhibits truly appalling political instincts and judgment almost daily.
By contrast, Donald Trump remains vigorous and engaged, although he is also aging.
Q: Do you think Trump has enough public support to return to the political arena or his popularity is limited to the Republican masses?
A: Even if Biden did indeed get 81 million votes in November 2020, then a substantial proportion of supposed supporters must be ashamed now to admit that they actually believed his campaign promises and endorsed his performance as president.
So if Trump maintains his health and ages well, he would easily defeat Joe Biden in 2024, assuming the election is free and fair then.
Trump would also defeat any progressive candidate with authority. How he might fare against a young, moderate Democrat is another question. At the moment, no such spoiler comes to mind.
Q: Could you give us a picture of the situation if Trump becomes president again? What would be the future of American democracy and its international reputation?
A: Long before the election, Trump would lay out his positions and assemble an uncompromising team of winners so that he and his administration could keep the Deep State at bay as they raced to reverse many ruinous Biden-era policies.
The southern border would be sealed and dangerous criminal elements would be sent back to their points of origin. Spending and tax policies that triggered runaway inflation would be substantially reversed. Incentives would be used to help cities reduce the explosion of crime across the country.
The war on free inquiry and common sense would end in the breakup of tech monopolies and the prosecution of bogus charities, including endowed brand universities that enrich insiders and donors while nullifying those who oppose. to “orthodoxy”.
The war on capitalism and on fossil fuels would end, and instead unnecessary public sector bureaucracies would either be eliminated or put on a starvation diet.
Learning from our many mistakes, the United States would reject the dictates of Klaus Schwab and an ill-conceived, unregulated globalism that projects power and sows its own pockets by seizing the UN and its many tentacles.
Q: What are the main factors determining the attitude of Americans in the upcoming election?
A: By far the most important are “portfolio” issues: job prospects, after-tax income, cost of living and the value of assets saved for retirement. On these issues, Biden and progressive Democrats are in a terrible state today. A lot can happen, in theory, before November 2022, but, for now, it’s hard to imagine how the Biden administration could cobble together needed support for much-needed reforms given its standing in the polls.
Crime is also a serious issue that bodes ill for Biden and for Democrats. Finally, poor performance abroad, especially in military conflicts, will hurt warmongers on both sides.
There has not been a case in modern American history where a president stumbles so badly and in so many ways as a hobbled press refuses to investigate financial ties involving many members of his own family who are deeply worrying.
America’s main rival, China, is clearly better off under Biden, but few bothered to ask why Hunter Biden’s investigation didn’t result in prosecutions and more. These are very dangerous times when conflicts can quickly spiral out of control.