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cali

(114,904 posts)
Wed Aug 17, 2016, 08:42 PM Aug 2016

Trump's new hires say this: Burn it all down. Politics of complete destruction.

It's like he's broadcasting, "I may go down, but I'm taking everything and everyone who slighted or opposed me, along for the hellacious trip".

First the unholy triad will attempt to destroy HRC however they can. If defeat looks inevitable, they'll continue with that and turn their wrath on establishment republicans.

It's a vile 84 days we're entering. Viler.

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Trump's new hires say this: Burn it all down. Politics of complete destruction. (Original Post) cali Aug 2016 OP
If they can end the Republican party, without actually ending the nation... villager Aug 2016 #1
I'm stocking up on popcorn! lapfog_1 Aug 2016 #2
I have to agree with you. bullimiami Aug 2016 #3
The narcissist fantasy Jim Dandy Aug 2016 #4
yeah, exactly. I read a quote today from a former Breitbart reporter cali Aug 2016 #6
Their ugliness will be their demise PJMcK Aug 2016 #5
Most humans are persuadable. cali Aug 2016 #7
I'm already worn out by all the bullshit... dhill926 Aug 2016 #8
Post removed Post removed Aug 2016 #9
These people don't know how to build up anything. LuvLoogie Aug 2016 #10
I don't think this is about money for Bannon cali Aug 2016 #11
Interesting. He sounds like Rove, and Atwater before him. Yes he can inflict damage, but LuvLoogie Aug 2016 #15
I hope so. He sounds worse than Rove and Atwater- and he's got a shitload of money. cali Aug 2016 #16
Probably going to be a blitzkrieg: daily wild accusations to put HRC in defence mode 24/7. lindysalsagal Aug 2016 #12
that's quite a good assessment. cali Aug 2016 #13
I'm going to go out on a limb hear and say that Bannon is going to hit a brick wall. LuvLoogie Aug 2016 #14
I think it could go that way. I hope so. cali Aug 2016 #17
Yeah, malleable isn't correct. I should say that he can be LuvLoogie Aug 2016 #19
Burning down the house (and the senate and everything else he can set alight.) cali Aug 2016 #18
 

villager

(26,001 posts)
1. If they can end the Republican party, without actually ending the nation...
Wed Aug 17, 2016, 08:44 PM
Aug 2016

...some good may yet come from it.

 

Jim Dandy

(358 posts)
4. The narcissist fantasy
Wed Aug 17, 2016, 08:55 PM
Aug 2016

Take the whole world down with you in one glorious final bloody act. The tragedy that befalls you is the tragedy of everyone.

Like this is the kind of guy you'd trust with the nuclear codes.

 

cali

(114,904 posts)
6. yeah, exactly. I read a quote today from a former Breitbart reporter
Wed Aug 17, 2016, 08:58 PM
Aug 2016

He said that if there's an explosion or fire you'll find Bannon close by with the matches.

PJMcK

(21,988 posts)
5. Their ugliness will be their demise
Wed Aug 17, 2016, 08:56 PM
Aug 2016

Just as the Republican Party is burning, these extremist un-American political whores will see their own influence be diminished.

Most Americans are good people. As they've seen Donald Trump's hatefulness, rudeness, xenophobia, misogyny, racism and other negative personal behaviors, many Americans have distanced themselves from him. Even Republicans are disgusted by him. So my optimistic soul wants to believe that the hatred and ugliness will turn most good Americans away from this Dark Side and shunt the Trumpsters to the gutter where they belong.

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LuvLoogie

(6,908 posts)
10. These people don't know how to build up anything.
Wed Aug 17, 2016, 09:43 PM
Aug 2016

And that's what Trump needs right now. They only know how to tear down.

But Hillary is too strong for them. Her reaction will not be one of consternation, anger, or concern. It will be of ridicule. She will rhetorically and literally laugh in their faces.

They succeeded in the past because they remained behind the scenes. Now they are front and center--in perfect position to be shoved under the bus. Their tactics only work when you're back is turned. The Dems are gonna slice 'em and dice 'em.

I'm sure they got their money up front.

 

cali

(114,904 posts)
11. I don't think this is about money for Bannon
Wed Aug 17, 2016, 09:54 PM
Aug 2016

This is a long profile of him, published in October of last year by Bloomberg. It's both illuminating and frightening.

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/graphics/2015-steve-bannon/

LuvLoogie

(6,908 posts)
15. Interesting. He sounds like Rove, and Atwater before him. Yes he can inflict damage, but
Thu Aug 18, 2016, 12:08 AM
Aug 2016

you can see him coming.

lindysalsagal

(20,570 posts)
12. Probably going to be a blitzkrieg: daily wild accusations to put HRC in defence mode 24/7.
Wed Aug 17, 2016, 10:01 PM
Aug 2016

Media chaos. Mindless speculation and confusion. Keep everyone moving and guessing, trying to make sense out of it.

Her campaign won't be able to do anything but constant rebuttals and denials.

At some point she'll have to put it all on ignore.

Same goes for the media. After a certain amount of sorting through bull pucky they'll have to choose what to report and what to ignore.

This will hurt us all but it won't reset us into a better place for the 99%. It will ultimately make voters give up and tune out.

LuvLoogie

(6,908 posts)
14. I'm going to go out on a limb hear and say that Bannon is going to hit a brick wall.
Thu Aug 18, 2016, 12:02 AM
Aug 2016

Perhaps it's wishful thinking, but the key here is that Trump has to drive the vehicle that would run down Hillary. Her team includes the Obamas and the Bidens. Some key Senators and Congressman, too.

Trump may be maleable, but I don't see him delivering on any strategy, either scripted or in the moment. The debates will likely be a disaster for him. I can't see how he shows up.

So Bannon gets to throw a few hundred million dollars around trashing Hillary. Republican women might prove that tack misguided.

 

cali

(114,904 posts)
17. I think it could go that way. I hope so.
Thu Aug 18, 2016, 06:47 AM
Aug 2016

I don't see Trump as malleable though. Not in the least.

LuvLoogie

(6,908 posts)
19. Yeah, malleable isn't correct. I should say that he can be
Thu Aug 18, 2016, 10:38 AM
Aug 2016

manipulated. You can't make a turd into a trophy, but you can make a turd bomb. You can leave turds on the grass.

For Bannon, Trump is a crude instrument at best, perhaps. No Pygmalion, he.

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