Sounds like the press is having a heyday with the story of Steve Bannon going off the rails. Stephen Miller was awesome putting the dandy Jake Tapper on CNN to bed yesterday. The President reacted correctly.
Bannon breached his loyalty out of personal frustrations and Trump had to shut him down. In a way, Bannon was asking for it. He was trying to tell the people how Trump thinks about issues without first knowing or clearing it with Trump. He overlooked logical steps, putting himself way out on a limb. He then sheepishly looked back when questioned on how he got out there and tried to apologize. The President doesn’t let others do his thinking for him. He’ll listen to all feeds, then he alone will decide because the buck stops with him.
I watched all those core upper echelon campaign people running around Trump Tower as though they were meaningful to the effort when all they did is take credit for the work of the self-directed worker bees in the office. Hope Hicks, Corey Lewandowski, David Bossie, Steve Miller, Kellyanne Conway, Rick Gates, etc. who, with the grunts in the field, were very effective true believers and loyalists tolerating the political phonies who show up at such times.
Billionaire Mercer was intuitive and brought Bannon and Conway in at the right time. Bannon’s conservative policy advice helped define the base we were pursuing. His presence had a lot of curb appeal and helped define the base as he spoke their issues and concerns.
Conway talked to the base in simple, trusting layman terms very effectively and won hearts, souls and votes.
Priebus, the treacherous Washington establishment tool from the RNC, was an anti-Trumper from the beginning. He was the establishment’s covert disrupter amongst the Trumpers. His candidate in the primary eventually switched to Kasich as the others fell off the stage.
Priebus dominated the White House with his title as Chief of Staff. He appointed establishment types pushing the Trumpers aside. His covert mission was to quiet the anti-establishment voices like Bannon, the conservative free spirit, who thought he was valued for his participation in the win, but was naive to think that he could work in a Priebus run White House full of anti-Trump Washington establishment pros who would carefully slice and dice him with the cooperative press. Bannon tried to play the Washington leaking game to counter what Priebus was doing and got himself fired.
Priebus, Ryan, McConnell, and cronies, with Rove as the grand planner, hated Trump and were conniving from the Convention with the Hillary/Obama (Valerie Jarret) Washington establishment to ensure that Donald Trump would not be elected President.
They feared Trump’s ascendancy. As an example, two years earlier Ed Cox, on behalf of the Washington establishment, stood in the way of a clear path for Trump to the Republican nomination for Governor of New York.
The establishment types covet power with such blind abandon that they don’t know, nor will they ever get it, that the American people will never again give them access to power. They are done. The Second American Revolution ensured that. At the last moment, before the progressive effort was able to establish a permanent Democrat majority, the working middle class defeated them on the field of battle.
How fortunate England was, at the most critical time in their history, to find their wartime leader Churchill and how fortunate we were to find Donald Trump as our leader at such a critical time in our history when the progressive snowflakes were smothering us. Both major parties are structurally a chaotic mess enmeshed in a class struggle to find an identity that will restore power to the elitists. The American middle class doesn’t care one bit.
Why? It’s so simple. Once again Americans can see jobs and economic opportunity, show pride in their nation’s exceptionalism, and, most importantly, tell their children what the future holds for them like their parents told them. Lead a life of family values, educate yourself, work hard, raise a family and you will have a good life. They couldn’t do that under Obama because Obama didn’t like America, or its people and they never trusted Obama like they do Trump. The bought-and-paid-for crowd eating at the public trough, the parasites who abhor honest work, the “you owe me” types, the wealthy guilt-ridden progressive elitists and the rest of the irresponsible cabal formerly constituting the democratic party have lost the American workingman forever.
That is what Bannon knew and what he was about. He helped connect the dots to Donald Trump. He recognized that the middle-class workingman wanted to make America great again. It was all heart and soul.
Bannon crashed and burned because he went too far out on the damn limb.