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Scott Lincicome @scottlincicome
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The speed with which American partisans have switched sides on "economic patriotism" - sometimes involving the exact same policy (eg solar panel protectionism) - would be breathtaking if it weren't so damn predictable and sad.
Someone should do an "economic patriotism" video supercut of FoxNews/MSNBC pundits in, say, 2011 and today. I'd bet a shiny nickel you could find the same people saying the exact opposite things abt the same Obama/Trump industrial policies
Seriously, I bet you could find Hannity screaming SOCIALISM abt Obama's subsidies & protectionism in 2010 now screaming PATRIOTISM abt the same Trump policies. And the reverse for, say, Maddow today (except FASCISM, obvs)
And, sure, Trump's protectionism is worse than Obama's for various (wonky) reasons. But it was still dumb industrial policy wrapped in the flag (and politically successful). Trump just turned it up to 11.
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