Sherrod Outlines What Populism Is And What It Isn’t

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Sherrod Outlines What Populism Is And What It Isn’t

Check out Sherrod’s Op-Ed on populism — http://oh.sherrodbrown.com/read-the-op-ed

Here’s a preview:

Donald Trump is a populist. So are Marine Le Pen and Steve Bannon.

Really?

Populism does not divide our society into these people here or those people over there. It doesn’t fan resentments and exploit grievances. Populism never excludes based on race or gender or religion. It doesn’t appeal to some by pushing others down; it embraces everyone.

Populism speaks out against a church shooting, or a threat against a Jewish center, or the bombing of a mosque. A populist stands in solidarity against all acts of hate.

Populism is a belief that you build the economy from the middle class out, not by demanding tax cuts for the most affluent, with the long-discredited argument that prosperity will trickle down…