By Hunter Wallace
Here’s the latest article from Kevin Williamson who believes that Democrats did Detroit:
“Agreat deal of Donald Trump’s silly and illiterate trade talk presupposes the gutting or repeal of NAFTA, the trade accord between the United States, Canada, and Mexico that went into effect in 1994, with his dreams of punitive sanctions and blockades. Indeed, NAFTA is a favorite whipping boy for populists Left and Right, a reminder that populist conservatives have much more in common with populist progressives such as Senator Bernie Sanders than they do with the political tendency that connects Adam Smith to F. A. Hayek and Ronald Reagan….
You’re just imagining all those factories and jobs that were shipped overseas to China! Not a single word about jobs or wages.
Jonah Goldberg chimes in with a backup column:
“A new chapter in American politics has begun.
Millions of Americans on the right and left have lost faith in their political parties, their government and even the economic system. Only 1 in 4 Americans are satisfied with the way things are going….
Similarly, free trade has been an enormous boon to American consumers, but it doesn’t feel like it, particularly to the workers who lost good jobs they’ll never replace….”
It is mainly due to people like Kevin Williamson and Jonah Goldberg advocating free trade that Republicans lose Pennsylvania and the whole Midwest except Indiana every four years.