Oct. 26, 2021

362: Focusing on What Your Average Voter Cares About (feat. Kenny Cody)

362: Focusing on What Your Average Voter Cares About (feat. Kenny Cody)

The average American cares about what affects their wallet, their children, and the people around them, their friends, their family, their jobs.


"The average American cares about what affects their wallet, their children, and the people around them, their friends, their family, their jobs.

 

They don't care about some monument, they don't care about something getting tore down, they don't really care about our livelihoods getting tore down now, we may think a central problem is the opposition. But the central problem ism is within our own ideology. We need to figure out how to appeal to people and populism is that way." 

 

Kenny Cody returns to help guide candidates towards the issues their voters care about.

 

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Brian  
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Kenny Cody  
Show Hello Brian Nichols show. listeners. This is Carr County GOP chairman and columnist for websites as newsmax.com townhall.com, Washington Examiner and others. He apparently Brian Nichols show many times it's often to appeal to libertarians, who sometimes fiddle around or are curious to the Republican Party. And again, my perspective from a libertarian perspective on where the Republican Party should go. So my topic that I wanted to do for this little 10 minute snippet on Brian show today is about populism. populism is coming very strange term over the last few years, since we saw Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in the period Karenia 2016. I think we saw both parties sort of shift toward this idea of populism. But really what is populism? People debate, is it economic populism to this point that we're talking about the government getting involved in economics? Is populism, democratic socialism? Is populism concentrated on an idea? or can any ideology use it? This is a definition that a lot of people struggle with. And a lot of people kind of think is a bad word oftentimes. And for a very, very long time I did as well. I didn't really think populism was the ideal Republican path forward. I didn't think it was a good tool to use. I didn't think it was a good word to be mentioned in terms of politics. I think that a lot of time people identify populism with being saying whatever people can buy into, we may should craft policy on behalf of what people want, is a majority rule ideology. But I'm really here to tell you today that the is not an ideology at all. A term isn't ideological. It isn't connected to any party. It isn't connected to any Republicanism in Canada to any liberalism is a connectivity progressivism, communists, whatever socialism, we want to think what populism is, is a way to really get people to realize what your policy positions are, how to make them make sense. Most Americans want to be strobe after they want to be strapped after. Otherwise, they want to make sure that these politicians know what issues they're dealing with. Yes, you may have a particular ideology on taxes, you may have a particular ideology on health care on guns or anything else. But there's a lot of people who are one issue voters, there are a lot of people who deal with a variety of different issues that they want to see politicians attack. But the century definition of what populism is, is the people versus the elite. And whether you want to argue about who the elite is, is really up to the audiology that is using it or the person that is using it, but that's really what the central definition seems to be, at least at this point. Okay. The problem is, is what is the elite and this is often kind of crafted after being corporations. This is after democratic debate in Wall Street, or even people in a separate ideology. If you're Republican and maybe a Democrat, if it's a you're a socialist, or maybe a libertarian if you're a communist, it may be a capitalist. Okay? There's a lot of different people versus the elite, or maybe workers and maybe their bosses is if you're talking about socialism or communism, okay? Seizing the means of production is an entirely ideology based upon the workers against the bosses, their workers against the elite, the

elite class that controls the country. But the way conservatives and libertarians can use this is to create distrust within the government. And sometimes even Democrats and socialists and progressives want to paint that out to be an evil thing with I think we question our government. We're sort of being insurrectionist. And I try to paint Republicans and libertarians last year, but that's not at all true. The problem that progressivism and liberalism oftentimes get wrong is thinking that these problems that a lot of people in our independence or even Democrats can be solved with government. And the way that libertarians and Republicans can use this and use that question and use that problem that progressive and liberal progressives, liberals and Democrats sort of combat is to use populism to their advantage. Again, we have all sorts of ideologies that we hold true that makes them make us libertarians that make us conservatives. Okay. The reason that I'm not a traditional republican or a neoconservative is because I'm an anti war. I'm an anti interventionist oftentimes. But the problem is, is not a lot of people may even care about that. Now. I'm glad Donald Trump made that a central issue in his campaign 2016. You know, being anti Iraq War, been willing to put fresh Republicans since Ron Paul to come out as an anti war Republican, I think it's a great thing. But that's not the reason that a lot of Republicans or a lot of independents, and a lot of voters were attracted to Donald Trump, it was because he made generic issues, and he applied generic issues and generic solutions to people's problems. Right there. He did this in a good way. And so did Bernie Sanders, that the reason that Bernie was being sort of a outlier, Senator, sort of an outlier of the of the Democratic Party. That's I mean, Ron Paul was an outlier with the Republican Party. You saw these two men, who were basically looked at as crazy people sitting in a corner ranting and having loud voices, having their voices made fun of and things like that seem like crazy people. But the problem is, is now Rand Paul, who is Ron Paul's son is can be a central voice, the Republican Party and Bernie Sanders has became a central voice of the Democrat Party because of populism because they have shifted the narrative on their party's direction. They have said to the nerd on their party's pathway to success and how to make sure that the Democratic Party or the Republican Party can apply and solve people people's actual problems instead of just solving them in DC and solving what bureaucrats are what the elite want them to solve. That's the way libertarians and conservatives can really craft policy that makes sense to crass policy that actually solves things. If we want to be anti war, we can present in a way that nationalism itself and the Republican Party itself to protect individual liberty shouldn't be sending their men and women off to die. We'll talk about guns, we want to make sure each individual can protect themselves. There are all kinds of different ways that we can reveal the evils of government and reveal how government has failed and make it applicable to people's decisions and people's attitudes towards government. That's how libertarians and conservatives can use it. The Elite is the government the elite? Is the government bureaucrats that sit in Washington DC and crap policies for Appalachians like me, I'm sitting here called Cobb County, Tennessee today, cold and rainy, Cocke County. And I guarantee you, not one person from the bond administration, whether it be a Defense Department, whether it be agriculture, whether it be the president's cabinet itself has been traveled to Cocke. County, Tennessee, and seeing the problems that we go through seeing economic positions or seeing things that we deal with, not one person from the administration has came here. So how if that's the truth, how do I expect them to solve the problems that are central to me? How did how does his positions or even Donald Trump's that positions appealed to me without them addressing solutions and then addressing issues that we all deal with? The reason that Republicans and Democrats are oftentimes looked at as the elite themselves is because they don't know really how to talk to people on a basic level. Not everybody is an RDA writes for the masses Institute, the Mises Institute, not everybody writes for newsmax.com. Not everybody writes, not everybody even reads, nobody even looks at media or anything anymore. There's really they may want to occasional cable news show every now and then or listen to a podcast or watch a YouTube video, but they are going on there and looking and watching Thomas Sol, or they are going down there and listening to Noam Chomsky. They're just read. They're just normal people. They care about politics, but they care about at a local level. They may they may care about who their mayor is, but they may not care about who the president is. So how do we appeal to those people? They don't read that much policy. They don't really care about that much policy and don't really blame them. It gets very annoying and it gets very classist. It gets very over their heads. Not saying people Our lawyers have a lower education level because they don't care about politics. I don't care about certain sports, I don't care about certain topics. I don't care about certain policy positions that much. But we have to be able to appeal people who don't care to be able to appeal to people that don't want to be talked over their heads. If somebody that graduated from high school and was trained and workforce has a question about economic policy, we shouldn't overlook them and try to talk over their heads to confuse them to not ask the question again. And that's what a lot of politicians do, unfortunately. While politicians talk over people's heads use big words. And I have this mistake as well. I think a lot of us that are in politics make this mistake all the time where we talk over people's heads, we think we're smarter than somebody we're talking to. And that is the exact opposite of what populism is about populism is it's been to the common the common denominator, the common denominator is people have a lower education class. The common denominator is people who have a higher educated class is just the average American is the average person, I'll be quite honest with you, the average American does not care about politics. And that's something that we need to realize. The average American cares about what affects their wallet, their children, and the people around them, their friends, their family, their jobs. That's what they care about. They don't necessarily care about who the presidential nominee for the Democratic Republican, libertarian or Green Party is going to be. They don't care. They just care how policies, they just care how local government is going to affect their livelihoods. They don't care about some monument, they don't care about something getting tore down, they don't really care about our livelihoods getting tore down now, we may think a central problem is the opposition. But the central problem ism is within our own ideology. We need to figure out how to appeal to people and populism is that way. We don't talk over people's heads. We look at the people's questions, we look at the issues and the problems that they are having. And the answer them with making the elite the government making the corporation's the elite, making sure that we can provide policies that are small governmental solutions. We don't try to appeal to the masses by just saying something generic, but we do address generic problems to come up with specific solutions and make people realize what a dangerous US government the federal government, by tyranny and bureaucracy are. We have to keep make this a central issue going forward if we want to win, and if we want to shrink government down the SOPs thanks for listening to The Brian Nichols Show.

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Kenny Cody

Columnist

Chairman of the
Cocke County GOP.

Columnist for
Newsmax.com and Townhall.com.

Representative-at- Large for The Tea Party Project.

Economics & English Teacher @ Cosby High School