According to the media, there is something called “Right Populism” which is completely distinct from something called “Left Populism.” There is also something out there called “conservative-populism.” Plain old fashioned populism doesn’t exist anymore … except it does.
BTW, the checks haven’t gone out yet.
Just wait until the child tax credit hits. The True Cons will never recover from this. The arm is going to be twisted off and reality is going sink in that the status quo cannot continue.
Forcing the GOP to change their horrible economic agenda will help them though and probably backfire on Democrats. More working class Independents and Democrats will come into the party, reinforce the growing populist wing and we will back in a Populist vs. Progressive alignment.
Note: We aren’t quite there just yet. Not yet. We’re getting close.