Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Robert Barnes — If Trump Loses Bannon, Trump Loses the Presidency

Bannon – uniquely among the Trump team – threads together the policy weaves of the Trump electoral majority, a majority dependent upon newfound GOP support from the working class, especially in the northern half of the country, but also the southern upcountry and Appalachia….
Three issues allowed Trump to distinguish himself, both in the GOP primaries and in the general election, to appeal to these GOP skeptic voting constituencies:
  1. No preachy politics.
  2. No more dumb war.
  3. No more job-killing deals.
Bannon understands, intricately, each of these issues and, as important, the intimate way each of these issues connects the new constituencies of the Trump electoral majority. 
Bannon also understands the adversary – an alliance of Deep-State, administrative-regulatory-state, professional-class career bureaucrats and their media lapdogs and allies....
Lose Bannon, lose the country. Lose Bannon, lose the presidency. Trump needs to bet on Bannon, or it will be time to no longer bet on Trump.
The American Thinker
If Trump Loses Bannon, Trump Loses the Presidency
Robert Barnes

3 comments:

Bob said...

Bannon understands that he's on the way out.

Noah Way said...

Trump lost the moment he won. In fact the only way for him to lose was to win. He would have been far better off trading his delegates for a sweet deal at the convention. I thought this was his plan all along but apparently attributed him with too much intelligence.

The good news (I think) is that his presidency makes it more clear to more people that the entire system is a sham.

Tom Hickey said...

The good news (I think) is that his presidency makes it more clear to more people that the entire system is a sham.

Not necessarily. Some will conclude that electing a political outsider is dangerous. That would make the system even more difficult to change.

Trump is sort of a test case. It's clear that he is failing to drain the swamp at this point and also failing to rein in the war machine.

So the conclusion is to either go with the bipartisan establishment or else to elect a real strong man that will take more dictatorial control.