Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The True Trump Voters do no want another Mideast War!



From a very perceptive article at "The American Thinker" which posits that if Trump loses Bannon he loses what made him President:

No more dumb war.  Voters from the ancestral regions of the Union draftees after the Civil War – from northern Maine to the Minnesota Iron Range – have, ever since, instinctively viewed war with suspicion.  Study the voting patterns of this kind of county, and you will find that sudden surges turn out to oppose various wars.  The heart of "isolationism" was a Midwestern phenomenon in the same regions that tilted so heavily toward Trump in the election.  It is not a coincidence that areas with historic antiwar tendencies – from east Tennessee to western Wisconsin, from rural Iowa to northern Maine – were some of the biggest pro-Trump trending areas in the country, nor that two states that formed the heart of antiwar politicians in the past (like Ohio's Taft) bolted so heavily toward Trump.  Trump used his war-skeptical views to outflank the war-loving Hillary on both the working-class left and right, giving him the keys to his electoral majority, heisting Bernie primary voters along the way.  Betray this group with another Mideast war, and Trump endangers his electoral majority permanently.  That is where Bannon's inclusion in national security decisions remained critical for Trump's own political future. 


Bannon politically is to Trump what Carville was to Clinton, Atwater was to Poppy Bush, and Kevin Phillips was to Nixon, but he also enjoys a consigliere-type skill set for actual policy that gives strategic substance to Trump's gut-driven, emotive decision-making.  Trump's instinctive ingenuity and persuasive mastery cannot substitute for Bannon's integration of policies and constituencies in actually governing.
Kushner's apparent deference to the war-mongering elements of the national-security establishment and the bank-adoring financiers of Wall Street reveals that he suffers from the same delusional understanding of politics and policy that got the GOP so hated by its own base over the last half-decade.  Kushner looks to the approval of Goldman Sachs; Bannon looks to the approval of those who hate Goldman Sachs.
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. 


14 comments:

chickelit said...

Maybe April was righ after all. trump was the Manchurian candidate. He got Hillay's policies elected.

chickelit said...

Now we'll see if April was right about Gorsuch and his church.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

I am not sure anyone wants that, other than maybe McGrumpy and Lady Graham.

I assumed the missile strike was a nudge to Putin to kick the shit out of his boy Assad. I would have preferred a strike that cost less than $75 million, but that is what it was about.

ricpic said...

So only Sixty and those other hillbillies are smart enough to not want war? Upstate NY don't want war neither!

Sixty Grit said...

Never forget that Lil Abner's hometown of Dogpatch was in New Hampshire, a long way east of your location. As the estimable Jeff Foxworthy noted, rednecks are not limited to the southeast.

edutcher said...

Funny how people are jumping at that word war when there is none.

AprilApple said...

What? I've grown comfortable with 'April is wrong.'

I hope I'm wrong. I did think Trump was cool with Hillary winning. Now I worry he's setting her up for 2020. but she'll be 73 and the d-crats would be insane to do that to us. If they do not understand Clinton fatigue - they are idiots. I actually think she would lose a 3rd time.
But if Trump doesn't right his ship and keep some major promises - he's screwed. We are screwed.


After watching Frontline on PBS on North Korea - I'd be thrilled if the world came together to oust Kim Jong Un. which is what should happen. It is an affront to basic humanity and dignity to leave him standing.

AprilApple said...

Where is the useless UN on the use of chemical weapons?

edutcher said...

Where they always are.

Useless. The UN is no better than the League of Nations. The "world" is not going to come together for anything, but the Red Chinese may do it out of self-defense.

And the ship USS Trump is doing pretty well and Trump is keeping his promises.

PS When did we name an arbiter of who is a True Trump Voter because if anybody is saying I'm not they have their head on backwards?

The whole True Trump Voter thing may go the way of the One True Ted.

AprilApple said...

Your One True Trump is a New York Liberal, ed. oh and - fuck off.

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AJ Lynch said...

Dogpatch was in New Hampshire.... How about that - I learn new stuff here !

ampersand said...

Dogpatch was located in Al Capp's head,but he was a New Englander.

Sixty Grit said...

You are correct, of course, and while he never really pinned down its location, in an early interview he said he was inspired to create Dogpatch after a visit to a backwards New Hampshire town.

I had never viewed Lil Abner as a Candide figure, but that was something else I learned. That classical reference explains a lot.

Now, it's time for the Dick Cavett show.