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BTRTN: Loose Bannon... Watch Fox Get "Primaried" by Breitbart

Born to Run the Numbers speculates on Steve Bannon's plans for Breitbart:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/08/loose-bannon-watch-fox-get-primaried-by.html

Excerpt: "Perhaps Bannon’s brief and unsuccessful tenure in the White House and Ailes’ demise may have made Bannon realize that what he really wants to be is the next Ailes: the kingmaker who controls the Republican Party by functioning as the conduit to and from its ever-more animated bedrock conservative base.

In Trump, Bannon had the perfect vessel: a powerful demagogue who had an intuitive sense for populist rage, bigotry, and fear… but who lacked an organized, coherent philosophy through which he could turn voter support into actionable legislative programs. Bannon disciplined Trump into core campaign themes: economic nationalism, military isolationism, and unrelenting savage attacks on Hilary Clinton’s trustworthiness. Trump’s campaign had been in shambles when Bannon arrived, and Bannon has every reason to believe that he was the reason that Trump won.

Like Ailes before him, Bannon sees the opportunity to institutionalize this role as “kingmaker” by controlling the media that connects with the base. This means building Breitbart News as rapidly as possible, and challenging the pre-eminence of Fox News as the voice of the right. If that’s indeed the goal, here are five things one might can expect from Bannon in the very near future..."

BTRTN: Loose Bannon... Watch Fox Get "Primaried" by Breitbart

Born to Run the Numbers speculates on Steve Bannon's plans for Breitbart:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/08/loose-bannon-watch-fox-get-primaried-by.html

Excerpt: "Perhaps Bannon’s brief and unsuccessful tenure in the White House and Ailes’ demise may have made Bannon realize that what he really wants to be is the next Ailes: the kingmaker who controls the Republican Party by functioning as the conduit to and from its ever-more animated bedrock conservative base.

In Trump, Bannon had the perfect vessel: a powerful demagogue who had an intuitive sense for populist rage, bigotry, and fear… but who lacked an organized, coherent philosophy through which he could turn voter support into actionable legislative programs. Bannon disciplined Trump into core campaign themes: economic nationalism, military isolationism, and unrelenting savage attacks on Hilary Clinton’s trustworthiness. Trump’s campaign had been in shambles when Bannon arrived, and Bannon has every reason to believe that he was the reason that Trump won.

Like Ailes before him, Bannon sees the opportunity to institutionalize this role as “kingmaker” by controlling the media that connects with the base. This means building Breitbart News as rapidly as possible, and challenging the pre-eminence of Fox News as the voice of the right. If that’s indeed the goal, here are five things one might can expect from Bannon in the very near future..."

BTRTN: Flake News... The Republican Turning of the Screwed.

Born to Run the Numbers on the two weeks that historians may view as the inflection point in the Trump White House:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/08/flake-news-republican-turning-of-screwed.html

Excerpt:
Two months ago, we dismissed the odds of impeachment simply because of the math. Even if articles of impeachment could be squeezed through the House, the odds of reaching the 67 Senators required for conviction seemed remote.

And yet in these short two weeks, we’ve seen Republicans in Congress begin to change their tune.

Perhaps, in their hearts, they realize Jeff Flake’s flake news is actually the real deal: that this President has no overarching political philosophy, vision, or goal other than the veneration and glory of Donald Trump.

Perhaps they are now realizing that the President’s unmitigated fear of and hostility toward the Special Prosecutor is in and of itself an admission of guilt.

Perhaps they are tired of a President who blames and insults them for his own failures of leadership, most notably on the central campaign promise of the Republican 2016 platform.

Perhaps they have finally seen that he is perfectly willing to hang them out to dry for his own ineptitude.

But we sense a sea change, a moment when Republicans in Congress realize that that their leader is fighting a very different battle from the rest of them, particularly as 2017 marches inexorably towards 2018 and the midterm elections. His is a battle for survival, and they are just so much collateral damage.

Call it the turning of the screwed.
Posted by reggieandlee | Fri Aug 4, 2017, 11:53 AM (1 replies)

BTRTN: Flake News... The Republican Turning of the Screwed.

Born to Run the Numbers on the two weeks that historians may view as the inflection point in the Trump White House:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/08/flake-news-republican-turning-of-screwed.html

Excerpt:
Two months ago, we dismissed the odds of impeachment simply because of the math. Even if articles of impeachment could be squeezed through the House, the odds of reaching the 67 Senators required for conviction seemed remote.

And yet in these short two weeks, we’ve seen Republicans in Congress begin to change their tune.

Perhaps, in their hearts, they realize Jeff Flake’s flake news is actually the real deal: that this President has no overarching political philosophy, vision, or goal other than the veneration and glory of Donald Trump.

Perhaps they are now realizing that the President’s unmitigated fear of and hostility toward the Special Prosecutor is in and of itself an admission of guilt.

Perhaps they are tired of a President who blames and insults them for his own failures of leadership, most notably on the central campaign promise of the Republican 2016 platform.

Perhaps they have finally seen that he is perfectly willing to hang them out to dry for his own ineptitude.

But we sense a sea change, a moment when Republicans in Congress realize that that their leader is fighting a very different battle from the rest of them, particularly as 2017 marches inexorably towards 2018 and the midterm elections. His is a battle for survival, and they are just so much collateral damage.

Call it the turning of the screwed.


Posted by reggieandlee | Fri Aug 4, 2017, 11:52 AM (2 replies)
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