- See also: Establishment
The "Uniparty" is a term that describes the globalist establishment's control over politics and policy to the extent that every or nearly every major political party or politician are controlled by them and, thus, have far more in common than different, policy-wise. It is essentially synonymous with the deep state, as it retains control almost regardless of which political party or politician is elected.
An example is the general movement by both the Republican and Democratic parties in the United States to continually expand the size and reach of the Federal government into every area of one's life, the only significant difference being whether the apparatus should be run by unionized government employees (the Democrat party approach) or private-sector contractors (the Republican party approach).
The uniparty should not be confused with bipartisanship, as the latter views working together as a means to an end, while the uniparty sees different political parties working together as the end in-and-of itself.
Different parties, same policies
Critics of the establishment frequently use the term "uniparty" because the policies of establishment members of various political parties support and advance the same globalist and socialist policies. For example, after the New Deal, many liberal Republicans supported FDR's big government programs and helped preserve them, earning them the nickname of "me too" Republicans. This "me too" attitude became prominent again during Barack Obama's candidacy and presidency, when many token conservatives voiced support for his left-wing policies, and when the GOP establishment attempted to adopt the same policies as the Democrats on issues related to immigration and minorities. The uniparty consistently advocates for a net increase in federal spending without any effort to reduce unnecessary social or defense spending.
During the 2012 U.S. presidential election, conservatives noted that Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney shared many of the same core values and policies. Another example of the uniparty in action is the "grand coalition" governments in several European countries, such as Germany, the Netherlands, and Austria. While the traditional mainstream conservative and liberal parties joined together to govern, they agreed on many agenda items, particularly in advancing big government globalist policies.
The same critics also point out the GOP establishment's readiness to compromise and back down from their stated positions as an example of the uniparty. Many neoconservatives and libertarians support the leftist push for abolishing national identity and the nation-state. Republicans have joined Democrats in advancing and protecting open borders policies.
In 1961, Edith Kermit Roosevelt, the granddaughter of President Theodore Roosevelt, wrote what she considered the definition of the establishment to be:
|“|| The word “Establishment” is a general term for the power elite in international finance, business, the professions and government, largely from the northeast, who wield most of the power regardless of who is in the White House. Most people are unaware of this “legitimate Mafia.” Yet the power of the Establishment makes itself felt from the professor who seeks a foundation grant, to the candidate for a cabinet post or State Department job. It affects the nation’s policies in almost every area….
What is the Establishment’s viewpoint? Through the [past four] administrations, its ideology is constant. That the best way to fight Communism is by a One World Socialist state governed by “experts” like themselves. The result has been policies which favor the growth of the superstate....
An example of how traditional political affiliations are meaningless is European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker – a member of a supposedly "center-right" party – who commemorated Marx's birthday in the latter's birth town, with Juncker defending Marx, advocating for having the EU follow Marx's lead, and unveiling a statue of him donated by China's communist government. Additionally, many establishment Republicans joined Democrats in condemning President Trump for enforcing U.S. immigration law.
Critics of the establishment assert that the uniparty establishment asserts control over every or most major political parties and political figures. The numerous non-governmental organizations that leaders from both parties support, and vice-versa, serve as evidence for this claim. For example, U.S. Presidents of both political parties chose to fill their administrations with members of globalist organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission. Additionally, prominent figures from both political parties tend to be members of the Bilderberg group and the Bohemian Grove.
According to Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time, written by Carroll Quigley in 1966, a small group of people controlled the foreign policies of countries such as Britain and the U.S. regardless of which administration held power.
Notable figures not part of the uniparty
Since most political figures, to varying degrees, are part of the uniparty, it is more useful to point out figures who clearly do not align with the establishment and who have made their careers opposing it. The establishment has labeled many of these people "far-right" or "ultra-right." The following is a list of examples of figures opposed to the uniparty and who have fought against it:
- Donald Trump (at least during the 2016 presidential election)
- Nigel Farage
- Phyllis Schlafly
- Rand Paul
- Pat Buchanan
- George Wilson Malone
- Larry McDonald
- Kris Kobach
- Christoph Blocher
- Roy Moore
- Steve Bannon
- Tucker Carlson
- Anne Coulter
- Lee, Tony (December 12, 2017). Bannon Blasts ‘Uniparty’ Elites for Thinking America’s Decline Is Inevitable. Breitbart News. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
- The Republican Party and American Politics from Hoover to Reagan, by Robert Mason. Pg. 60.
- The Republican Right since 1945, by David W. Reinhard. Pg. 6.
- Blankley, Tony (October 22, 2008). The Birth of the Me-Too Conservative. RealClearPolitics. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
- Sowell, Thomas (March 26, 2013). "Me Too" Republicans. RealClearPolitics. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
- Paul, Ron (December 11, 2018). Too Much Partisanship in Washington? No, Too Much Bipartisanship! The New American. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
- Eddlem, Thomas R. (August 9, 2012). Obama v. Romney: Their Core Beliefs. The New American. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
- Richman, Sheldon (October 26, 2012). Americans Should Reject Obama-Romney Foreign Policy. The New American. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
- McCarthy, Patricia (September 22, 2017). The Uniparty, unmasked. The American Thinker. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
- Codevilla, Angelo M. (December 15, 2013). Breaking The UniParty. Law and Liberty. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
- Kraychik, Robert (August 1, 2018). Henry Olsen: ‘Libertarianism Is a Marxist Heresy’ that Subverts Nations to Markets. Breitbart News. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
- Murphy, James (February 2, 2019). Don’t Just Blame Pelosi; Lack of Border Wall Funding Is Bipartisan. The New American. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- McManus, John F. (July 30, 2016). The Hidden Establishment. The New American. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
- Multiple references:
- Hale, Virginia (May 5, 2018). EU Chief Jean-Claude Juncker Defies Protests to Deliver Heartfelt Defence of Karl Marx. Breitbart News. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
- Byas, Steve (May 5, 2018). European Commission President Praises Karl Marx’s Contributions to European Union. The New American. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
- Byas, Steve (April 29, 2018). European Commission President Juncker Set to Honor Karl Marx. The New American. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
- Multiple references:
- Dinan, Stephen; Boyer, Dinan (June 18, 2018). Republicans abandon Trump, demand end to zero-tolerance border policy. The Washington Times. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
- Rodriguez, Katherine (June 18, 2018). Michelle Obama Responds to Laura Bush Op-Ed on Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy: ‘Truth Transcends Party’. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
- Caplan, Joshua (June 18, 2018). Ben Sasse Condemns ‘Wicked’ Border Law Enforcement. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
- Caplan, Joshua (June 18, 2018). Jeb Bush Demands Trump End ‘Heartless’ Child Border Policy. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
- Binder, John (June 19, 2018). The List: Republican Senators Demanding Trump End Border Enforcement. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
- Williams, Thomas D. (June 24, 2018). Williams: For the Establishment, Anything Not Them Is ‘Far Right’. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
- The UniParty -vs- Candidate Donald Trump… The Last Refuge. February 25, 2016. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
- Kassam, Raheem (December 13, 2017). Kassam on Alabama: Brexit Has Taken Nearly 30 Years, And So Will Making America Great Again. Breitbart News. Retrieved January 5, 2018.