Darth Bannon at work? Did the 4d chess never stop?
I haven’t been commenting much on US politics* lately as I’m well aware that I miss important details especially at the state and local level. As Captain Obvious likes to point out my boots are on an entirely set of ground**.
So I just have to ask my friends “Does this look right to you?”
Because I haven’t seen anything to contradict it and puts a lot of recent things in perspective.
We already know the Democrats are going to get ‘anally rearranged’ in the 2018 mid term elections. So is Trump instead focusing his efforts on running against the Republican establishment? That would be a logical play, would it not?
Todd Reinhardt breaks things down and discusses the long game. [16 mins]
Well worth your time.
“We’re going to primary the swamp creatures but I can’t be seen doing it. You have to do it.”
Very interesting point about the Strange/Moore election (about 1:40) that Trump was publicly supporting Strange while Steve Bannon and others were supporting Judge Moore.
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Anyway the take away here is that The Swamp is getting drained. The process has started but people need to keep in mind is that The Swamp is bigger than anyone thought and moving THAT MUCH slimey, muddy polluted water is by necessity going to take a very long time and an awful lot of work.
Which brings me to another thought I’ve been playing around with.
The Left continues to obsess over the God-Emperor’s tweets. With hundreds of “resistance fighters” scrambling desperately in a race to be the top reply and get those much desired happy feel feel points. This happens with every single tweet (which is why I think Trump makes so many of them.) The previous outrage of only yesterday is simply discarded in the mad dash to be all so current. Very short term thinking.
Meanwhile the most intelligent sections of the modern Right are thinking about events that will occur in 2020 or even 2024. What comes after Trump? That is things get very interesting. Trump has brought the Republic at least another twenty years of life. Will those extra and completely unexpected decades be enough to save it? Still too early to tell.
The Left is thinking in minutes and hours.
The Right is thinking in weeks and years.
That is a reverse of the previous paradigm. The tide has indeed shifted.
*Quick note that it is actually easier for a Canadian to follow US politics at the national level than it is to follow politics in our own country. Why? BECAUSE THE CANADIAN MEDIA IS COMPLETE SHIT [insert rant here]. Below the national level however that is not the case.
**This does sadly (if hilariously) lead to a lot of arrogant Canadian pundits*** who are very good at reading and predicting Federal level American politics but who routinely make complete asses of themselves when they try to understand smaller local issues****. I’m trying to not be that guy.
***Trust not the Conserva-thot.
**** We also see a lot this in the Alt-Right when Americans try to discuss events in Europe… or vice versa.