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Breitbart News Chair Steve Bannon now in charge of Trump campaign

Breitbart News Chair Steve Bannon now in charge of Trump campaign

Breitbart News and the rest of Trumpmedia now own the election results, good or bad.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/17/ny-times-donald-trump-shake-hires-breitbart-executive-stephen-k-bannon-top-campaign-post/

Numerous news outlets are reporting that Donald Trump has shifted leadership of his campaign, and named Breitbart News Chairman Steve Bannon and pollster Kellyanne Conway as de facto leaders of his campaign.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the news:

Stephen Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News LLC, an outspoken Trump supporter and a former Goldman Sachs banker, will assume the new position of campaign chief executive. At the same time, Mr. Trump also is promoting Kellyanne Conway, a veteran GOP pollster and strategist, to become campaign manager. Ms. Conway has been a campaign adviser for several weeks.

Longtime Republican operative Paul Manafort, who joined the campaign late in the primary season, remains campaign chairman. But the reset is designed to bulk up a structure that many Republicans have complained wasn’t adequate for the rigors of the general-election campaign….

“I want to win,” Mr. Trump said in an interview Tuesday night in which he disclosed his hires. “That’s why I’m bringing on fantastic people who know how to win and love to win.”

WaPo added:

Trump issued a statement hours later. “I have known Steve and Kellyanne both for many years. They are extremely capable, highly qualified people who love to win and know how to win,” he said. “I believe we’re adding some of the best talents in politics, with the experience and expertise needed to defeat Hillary Clinton in November and continue to share my message and vision to Make America Great Again.” …

In Bannon especially, Trump is turning to an alter ego — a colorful, edgy figure on the right who has worked at Goldman Sachs and made several films, including a documentary about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.

Bannon, in phone calls and meetings, has been urging Trump for months to not mount a fall campaign that makes Republican donors and officials comfortable, the aides said. Instead, Bannon has been telling Trump to run more fully as an outsider and an unabashed nationalist.

Trump has listened intently to Bannon and agreed with him, believing that voters will ultimately want a presidential candidate who represents disruption more than a candidate with polished appeal, the aides said.

“I want to win,” Trump told the Wall Street Journal. “That’s why I’m bringing on fantastic people who know how to win and love to win.”

Breitbart News put the announcement on its home page:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/17/ny-times-donald-trump-shake-hires-breitbart-executive-stephen-k-bannon-top-campaign-post/

This is, in a sense, the inevitable outcome of the Trump campaign.

Trump rose not just on the force of his personality, but on a conservative media machine (what I’ve referred to as “Trumpmedia”) fueled by Breitbart News, Drudge, Hannity, Gateway Pundit and others in social media, which acted as an echo chamber promoting Trump. Breitbart News always was at the center of it, providing the content attacking other Republican candidates particularly on immigration, that then was extrapolated in effect.

Whether that echo chamber can reach beyond a core of Republican voters remains to be seen. It’s not showing up in the polls yet, if it ever does. While hiring Bannon is the logical conclusion of the Trump campaign, it may simply insulate them from reality.

If Trump somehow wins, Trumpmedia will claim the victory as theirs. And in that scenario, they would deserve it.

But if Trump loses in a landslide, as polling now shows is the most likely result, then Trumpmedia and Breitbart News need to own that too. Already there is an attempt to blame a loss on Republicans who don’t support or actively oppose Trump, despite Trump’s inability to stop attacking the Republicans whose support he wants.

I’m glad that Breitbart News now runs the Trump campaign. It’s put out in the open what the reality of the primaries reflected.

Breitbart News and the rest of Trumpmedia need to own the result — good or bad. Having Steve Bannon running the campaign as we approach the key portion of the campaign, which launches after Labor Day, makes the ownership undeniable.

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I have to respectfully disagree with this assertion, Prof…

“Trump rose not just on the force of his personality, but on an conservative media machine (what I’ve referred to as “Trumpmedia”) fueled by Breitbart News, Drudge, Hannity, Gateway Pundit and others in social media, which acted as an echo chambers promoting Trump.”

These are not conservatives. They might once have thought of themselves that way, but they’ve shown they simply are not.

T-rumpism is ANTI-conservative by every measure.

    bushrat in reply to Ragspierre. | August 17, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I find it interesting that after all the demagoguery about Cruz’s wife having had worked for Goldman Sachs, now we see Trump making Stephen Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News LLC, an outspoken Trump supporter and a former Goldman Sachs banker a position of campaign chief executive.

    Anyone else see the irony in this?

      Ragspierre in reply to bushrat. | August 17, 2016 at 10:17 am

      Of COURSE…!!! For some of the “Lyin’ Ted STANKIN’ GLOOOOOOOBAIST” alt-righters, that was just the kiss of death. Watch and see about it now.

      Also, note that “polls don’t matter” mow-rons will miss the “pollster” designation.

      The truth is that Goldman is just a great big bank with thousands of employees. They’ve done some wrong things. So has GE, but somehow it isn’t a boggy-man. Maybe it’s the “Goldman” part.

    Estragon in reply to Ragspierre. | August 17, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Quite so, Rags – this Trumpite populism is very much the opposite of conservatism. Trump wants more powerful government, is not at all concerned with debt, and is absolutely a Luddite on trade issues. Not to mention the whole round-up-the-brown-people schtick that hast the alt-right, white supremacists, & KKKrowd so pumped up.

    Conway is another phony conservative aging bleach-blond to match the set of desperate crones already shilling for Trump full-time: Coulter, Ingraham. & Crowley, all dying to boost their flagging book sales & ratings.

    – – –

    Anyone daring to compare this buffoon with Reagan deserves a good flogging.

    aProvider in reply to Ragspierre. | August 20, 2016 at 4:03 am

    And of course all of us that have been waiting for the change in the current swirl around the toilet; those of us who have supported the pro-conservative principled campaign promises in the past elections, are now supposed to believe that supporting a new candidate who is speaking out against the current elitist oligarchy is completely wrong? I don’t buy your arguments against a Trump candidacy, and many millions don’t either. So keep your head in the sand. Stick to your theories about how conservatives are going change the course of events at this point in time. Dream on teenage queen.

casualobserver | August 17, 2016 at 9:30 am

Trump’s ideas are as close to conservatism as Romney’s and McCain’s. The truth is the GOP has only patronized conservatives, especially in the form of the Tea Party. The GOP has absolutely crapped all over them/us. The party hasn’t been able to field a conservative presidential candidate in a few decades. One might suspect that is by design…..

There are really so few in the elected class who really stand up for conservative principles once elected. And even with Congressional majorities they prove either perfectly inept or unwilling to push much much of any conservative ideas. With the power of the purse, they cannot even reduce spending by a fraction. Is Obama really that powerful or brilliant? How does one leg of three stymie the other 2?

    CloseTheFed in reply to casualobserver. | August 17, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Thank you.

    And if Trump loses, it doesn’t “belong” to “TrumpMedia,” it belongs to every single leftie with a megaphone who REFUSES to ADMIT that Hillary believes in taking our freedom away to her core, and is corrupt and dangerously inept to boot.

    And anyone who doesn’t understand the threat of the our immigration situation, can’t do math.

Trump is not that far behind in the polls. For example, he should be ahead in the LA Times poll by this time next week.

Trump voters are highly motivated. Hillary voters are not.

I think at voting time the question for most voters will come down to this: Do you want to support the old order, and everything associated with it? Or, do you want to shake this Country up?

If that’s the question most voters wind up answering, I think Trump will win.

    casualobserver in reply to Wisewerds. | August 17, 2016 at 9:37 am

    As the polls narrow and as Trump continues to stay on prompter (??) it will be interesting to see how the media reacts. They have been a big driver in fabrication “controversies” over Trump’s off the cuff words. That will continue to be a big factor in polling.

    One thing that everyone is discounting is how those being polled are probably not willing to admit their choices. And I’ve read a number of opinions on it, most of which would lead you to believe that it benefits Trump more. In other words, of the 15% – 20% in most polls that is not saying Hillary or Trump, some estimate that as much as 4% or 5% are likely planning on Trump but just not willing to say it to a pollster.

casualobserver | August 17, 2016 at 9:33 am

On another note, what really strikes me about Breitbart is that a good deal of what that site and especially the MRC rail against regarding “liberal media”, Breitbart has been guilty of committing. They have proven to be more of a partisan site than a news site. Which is fine, as long as you don’t promote yourself as an “objective” news source.

    CloseTheFed in reply to casualobserver. | August 17, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Yeah, I know. Finally a news site I want to read; one unabashedly American, that doesn’t pretend that objectivity requires an anti-American slant.

Wow, a thinly veiled professorial hit piece with commentary led off by the most prominent #never T-rumper. How oh how did that happen?
Yeah, tell me how that means “principled conservatives” who’ve been relentlessly attacking the candidate all year are absolved from responsibility should said candidate go down in flames.

I’ll tell.you one thing, from my vantage this further exposes “principled conservatism” for what it is. And in the future I’ll go out of my way to vote for such “principled conservative * candidates. You betcha.

As an aside ; with the 2014 lame duck republican majority Congress betrayal I made it a goal to either damage or destroy the republican party to whatever degree I could. It was a big factor in my support for Trump. I want to thank “principled conservatives” for their efforts in the furtherance of that goal.

I believe that’s called a pyric victory for “principled conservatism?*

    Ragspierre in reply to secondwind. | August 17, 2016 at 9:59 am

    “Wow, a thinly veiled professorial hit piece with commentary led off by the most prominent #never T-rumper. How oh how did that happen?”

    You REALLY are a nutter. You’re suggesting that the Prof. and I have some secret combination working?!! Neither of us would find that ethical.

    “Yeah, tell me how that means “principled conservatives” who’ve been relentlessly attacking the candidate all year are absolved from responsibility should said candidate go down in flames.”

    Because, you poor troubled failure, WE”VE BEEN RELENTLESSLY ATTACKING THIS COLLECTIVIST THUG FOR OVER A YEAR…!!!

    “I’ll tell.you one thing, from my vantage this further exposes “principled conservatism” for what it is. And in the future I’ll go out of my way to vote for such “principled conservative * candidates. You betcha.”

    Meh.

    “I believe that’s called a pyric victory for “principled conservatism?”

    Standing on your principles can never be “pyric”. If you had some, you’d understand.

    jeffweimer in reply to secondwind. | August 17, 2016 at 10:33 am

    So, if your goal was to destroy the Republican party, then electing Hillary is what you wanted when you voted for Trump?

    If so, you can stop blaming the #nevertumpers for electing Hillary. You already did.

      One major flaw in your logic Jeffie,
      I live in Colorado. In case you haven’t heard, Cruz supporter’s rigged the process.
      I haven’t voted.for Trump yet.

        buckeyeminuteman in reply to secondwind. | August 17, 2016 at 1:49 pm

        It was announced last fall that a popular vote in Colorado would not occur in their 2016 primary. At there point there were still at least 10 candidates in the running. Please explain how Cruz did all that?

        jeffweimer in reply to secondwind. | August 17, 2016 at 1:55 pm

        They didn’t “rig” the process, they worked the process. Something Trump could have done, but decided to whip the less-informed into a frenzy over instead. Mostly because he didn’t know what he was doing.

        But the main point still stands -despite your personal situation – you want to destroy the GOP and the way to do that was to support the one contender who Hillary could beat. Which you did (and do). Ergo, you would rather have Hillary in the White House.

If Breitbart wants to broaden its appeal it should do what National Review did to its comments section. I hate to say it but the anonymity afforded by disqus only facilitates the scarier elements of the internet and abuse by foreign interests.

If I were Trump curious and needed convincing one look at that cesspool of a comments section would push me away.

Also, Breitbart has strayed so far from its initial purpose it makes me sad. Instead of being a watchdog of the msm’s antics it has decided to just be another version of the same rot. Bannon has formed it into the praetorian guard ministry of truth for their guy, who they will defend using any dishonest tactics necessary.

Ben Shapiro was right to get out while the getting was good.

    Ragspierre in reply to Zachary. | August 17, 2016 at 10:22 am

    John Nolte left about the same time, but nooooobody predicted (riotously) that his “career was OVER!”.

    DieJustAsHappy in reply to Zachary. | August 17, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Andrew Breitbart, may he rest in piece, would not have allowed the Breitbart website to become a mouthpiece for Trump. It’s likely well-known, yet I’ll repeat his words, “Of course, he’s [Trump] not a conservative. He was for Nancy Pelosi before he was against Nancy Pelosi.”

So Trump gave a promotion to a sycophant. Yawn. Which deck chair do you think he’ll rearrange tomorrow?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/17/us/politics/trump-chris-christie-casinos.html

$30 million in tax debt is a BIG number. And, normally, you CANNOT discharge tax debts in bankruptcy.

In the bankruptcy courts I practice in, this would be grounds for a criminal inquiry.

    One would expect to see comments like this at Daily Kos.

    Somehow I think that if it was anyone but Trump resolving a tax claim, there would not be such a clamor to say it was wrong.

      OnlyRightDissentAllowed in reply to oldschooltwentysix. | August 17, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      Where you would expect a comment isn’t relevant. Facts are facts. Trump & Christie are buddies. Trump has said he knows about corruption and cannot be corrupted because he is the one who does the corrupting. That is sure comforting.

      “if it was anyone but Trump resolving a tax claim, there would not be such a clamor to say it was wrong” You don’t like facts. You prefer ad hominem attacks. Whether people would ‘clamor” seems secondary to whether there was malfeasance. Besides Trump is running for president. He is not anyone else.

      Trump also goes around calling Clinton: “Crooked Hillary”, when he is as crooked as the day is long. His primary fixer was Roy Cohn up until the day Cohn died. BTW, Trump was chummy with democrats, too. In his 1st deal, he got a 40 year tax abatement on a commercial property in NYC. It was unprecedented. Do you think he got it because of his good looks?

      Hillary’s peccadilloes have been extremely well covered by the so-called MSM. The fact that she is beating Trump doesn’t prove that they aren’t both being heavily scrutinized. Maybe the problem is that most of the nation knew less about Trump and now all the disgusting facts are coming out. You do know that he has been accused of sexual harassment and rape, too?

      We New Yorkers knew all about Trump. That may be why he wasn’t taken seriously in downstate NY. It is sad that you guys bought his shtick (Yiddish) and are only learning about him now. The Clintons, the MSM, whomever, can roll out another unflattering story every week until November and have enough left over to fill several books; come to think of it there are several such books and they aren’t hit pieces.

    Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | August 17, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Tax authorities sometimes settle for lesser amounts to avoid the costs and risks of further litigation, legal experts said, but the steep discount granted to the Trump casinos and the relationship between the two men raise inevitable questions about special treatment.

    “You can’t tell whether there’s something problematic, but it’s pretty striking that this one was written down so much,” said David Skeel, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School who specializes in bankruptcy law and reviewed the case at the request of The New York Times.

    The refusal by Mr. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, to release his personal income tax returns has become a growing issue in the campaign. He has also boasted of his success in lowering his tax burden as a businessman, declaring last year in an interview on Fox News that only “a stupid person, a really stupid person, is paying a lot of taxes.”

    By that measure, the deal with New Jersey looks remarkably shrewd. The casinos did far better, for example, than those that benefited from a program Mr. Christie introduced in 2014 under which the state agreed to consider reducing penalties for delinquent taxpayers but only if they caught up on all overdue taxes and interest.
    ___________________________________________________

    Like I said, in the courts in which I am admitted, this would be the subject of a criminal inquiry for bankruptcy fraud.

    You can blow that off if you want to. Typically.

    Q. P.
    Interesting ;
    So you’re a regular in bankruptcy court.
    So just how many times have you declared bankruptcy?

      KirbySalad55 in reply to secondwind. | August 17, 2016 at 1:38 pm

      Rags did mention once how he “lost” his oil trucking business. He didn’t mention how many people he owed money to when it closed or whether it went bankrupt or if he went bankrupt.

      Rags knows as much about the law as he does politics. Not much.

        Ragspierre in reply to KirbySalad55. | August 17, 2016 at 1:54 pm

        You may have heard of the “oil bust” that took out thousands of oil field businesses. Pussy.

        All my creditors had secured interests in equipment, so all my equipment was turned over to them. You don’t avoid secured interests in bankruptcy. That’s why they’re called “secured assets”. Moron.

        I know multiples about law, economics, and business than do you. Gary. I don’t pretend any special expertise in politics.

http://hotair.com/archives/2016/08/17/ap-manafort-channeled-millions-to-lobbyists-without-disclosure/

Well, Monofart IS the quintessential lobbyist, and has been for decades, along with being an insider political operative.

So, T-rump suckers, tell me again how Der Donald is “blowing up the GOPe”. ‘Cause THAT one NEVER gets old…!!!

Heh…!!!

impeach obama | August 17, 2016 at 11:01 am

I have not been a Trump supporter and wanted Cruz as the nominee, that said, DJT is the nominee and if we want the Clinton Crime Family defeated, we must work for a Trump victory.
The likelihood of that to happen is slim. This is a totally weird election cycle, what caused me to support Trump (when I had decided on third party (L) Johnson) was Justice RB Ginsburg ranting about a Trump victory meaning a victory for Justice Antonin Scalia (may his memory be blessed) and conservatives on the SCOTUS.
Keep your eyes on the prize, you many not like DJT – but if you want to preserve what is still left of our rights as a once free people, consider DJT and not waste a vote effectively voting for the Clinton Crime Family.

I am admitted to practice in three Federal Districts.

How many times have you declared bankruptcy? I mean since you broke your life on that “tax rebel” bullshit you were sold in the 70s?

    Queer Pierre ;
    Though it’s none of your business, I’ve never declared bankruptcy.
    So the “secured equipment” you forced your creditors to settle for in lieu of you paying them off, what was it? A bunch of shelled out cars on blocks in your back yard I’d bet.

    You brag about your vaunted “pile”, the only “pile” you’re noted for is the “pile” you dish out to those who disagree with you.

      Ragspierre in reply to secondwind. | August 17, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      What a lying little POS.

      Post a link to where I’ve “bragged about my pile”. I have a pile of steel I weld stuff out of, but that’s about all.

      The assets I lost were trucks and trailers in very good condition, along with an oil field fork lift and crane.

      Suck me.

        Queer Pierre ;
        Oh you’ve got piles all right.
        Word is you’re a bottom & so prefer anal.
        You didn’t get the handle “Queer Pierre” for no reason.
        You’re noted on every bathroom wall on I 20, & 10 across Texas.

          CloseTheFed in reply to secondwind. | August 17, 2016 at 10:35 pm

          SecondWind:

          You were winning the argument. Don’t write stuff like this, please.

          I’d rather enjoy what you write.

          CTF

DieJustAsHappy | August 17, 2016 at 11:53 am

I think what we’re seeing with Trump, and what has also been aptly demonstrated by Hillary, was pointedly observed by Henry Kissinger.
“High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital; it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered; they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make.”

Neither has particularly developed in substance beyond what they have been for some time. They’re attempting to outdo one another in decision-making. Unfortunately for Trump, and the country, he’s been slow to pick up speed and meanwhile Team Clinton has been very practiced, and I might add, accomplished in their decision-making.

The clock is a-tickin’.

Bannon and Breitbart need to step up their game.
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/08/14/breitbartgravis-poll-hillary-clinton-leads-donald-trump-42-to-37/
“Breitbart/Gravis Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump 42% to 37% Nationally in 4-Way with Johnson 9%, Stein 3%”

Just as Ronald Reagan wisely fired his GOPe campaign manager John Sears near the election, Trump has done the same with Paul Manafort.

Lay down with GOPe dogs, and you wake up with GOPe fleas.

This is Trump is shedding those fleas. Let Trump be Trump.

Well since the professor brings up Trumpmedia let’s look at how the readership at Trumpmedia websites are doing compared to the #NeverTrump websites. While LI is not a total #NeverTrump crybaby website it is a majority cybaby #NeverTrump website these days.

(Note: Illustrative graphs are available at link http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/08/numbers-nevertrump-websites-see-huuge-decline-influence-traffic-2016/ Rankings are from Alexa.com and are based upon website traffic.)

Never Trump National Review — Led by #NeverTrumpers Jonah Goldberg and Rich Lowry

Global rank — 4,263
Down – 460
Rank in United States — 889

Never Trump Weekly Standard – Led by #NeverTrumpers Steve Hayes and Bill Kristol

Global rank — 16,910
Down – 6,420
Rank in United States — 3,206

Never Trump The Blaze – Led by Glenn Beck

Global Rank — 1,926
Down – 479
Rank in United States — 504

On the flipside – Pro-Trump websites are seeing a boon in traffic this year.

Pro-Trump Breitbart News – Led by Steve Bannon and Larry Solov, etc.

Global rank — 824
Up – 221
Rank in United States — 194

And Pro-Trump The Gateway Pundit – Jim Hoft

Global rank — 5,868
Up 2,411
Rank in United States — 864

And The Drudge Report has seen RECORD NUMBERS this year.
rock star trump drudge

Obviously, being bitter, angry, sore losers who openly shill for Hillary does not pay.

It’s better to be honest and positive.
The Trump Train keeps rolling along.

And now let’s use Alexa.com to take a look at a couple of other websites. Let’s start with Legalinsurrection itself. Note graphs are available at the link provided, and are very illustrative:

LegalInsurrection.com Majority #NeverTrump represented by the Professor himself and Fuzzy. Contra Leslie and sometimes others.

Global Rank 50,658
Down 3,311 since banning Gary Britt.
USA Rank 10,788

If you go to link at http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/legalinsurrection.com you will see graph that literally shows ranking drops like an anchor beyond the continental shelf immediately after Gary Britt was banned and LI became majority enforced #NeverTrump. The graph also shows that ranking of LI went up like a rocket during the height of the Gary Britt versus Rags and Fuzzy, et al Trump/Cruz wars starting around February of 2016.

I’m sure the #NeverTrumpers will have other explanations for the ranking numbers.

Final Thoughts:

#NeverTrumpers ARE FOR HILLARY TO WIN. #NeverTrumpers talk about contradictions all the time here. The biggest contradiction is that #NeverTrumpers support a liar, felon, and uber progressive for president that will appoint 3 to 5 ultra left wing supreme court justices and they do it with a straight face while laughably claiming its the conservative thing to do.

4th armored div | August 17, 2016 at 2:31 pm

do you not believe that voting for anyone but DJT enables the Clinton Crime family and the Soros anti Israel Democrap party ?

Manafort is out because of the looming Ukrainian money scandal. Manafort was always a concession to the GOP establishment. And, hiring him was never a good idea, for the Trump campaign. Now, that the GOP has made it clear that it will not support Trump, especially with funding, Manafort is nothing more than a liability.

I;m not sure what Bannon brings to the campaign, other than being more in tune with Trump’s strategic vision.

Now, here is the stunning face of reality, people. There are two, and only two, viable candidates in this race; Trump and Clinton. That’s it. The placeholder parties are unable to garner more that 15% of the polled voters between them. So it is going to be President Trump or President Clinton. Now, if you are a died-in-the-wool globalist who wholeheartedly supports open borders, preferential trade agreements, expanded social; programs and , eventually, higher taxes, then you are going to vote for Hillary. Everyone knows exactly where she stands and it is in favor of more of the last eight years. Now, if you are fed up with the establishment, with globalists sacrificing the common man in this country, fed up with open borders which are rapidly turning the natural born citizens of this country into second class citizens, if you are fed up with more and more of YOUR money going to support other people, many of whom are not even legal residents and especially of having all of your pleas for a change to the current policies of our governments fall on deaf ears, then you are going to vote for the Donald. There is no guarantee that he will deliver, but you know exactly what Hillary will deliver.

What is SOOOooooo, intriguing is why any Republican, and especially Republican who claim to be staunch conservatives, would work against Trump. It is not as though there is any other option. When the uber-liberals John McCain and Mitt Romney, were nominated, the Conservatives did not campaign AGAINST them. Most conservatives stayed home, but they were not actively working to defeat the Republican candidates. Now, Trump is probably no worse than those two candidates. So, why are there people, who call themselves Conservatives, working so hard to undermine Trump AND elect a Democrat with known uber-liberal positions AND who has proven herself to be totally untrustworthy? This is sort of like a liberty loving American, in 1940, campaigning against FDR and for Adolph Hitler or Benito Mussolini. Can someone explain this to me?

    Ragspierre in reply to Mac45. | August 17, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    AS usual, verbose bullshit.

      4th armored div in reply to Ragspierre. | August 17, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      Rags – do you want 3,4 or 5 Lib-Rule Supreme Court nominees ?
      if not, hold your nose and vote DJT.

      you only get to vote for or against Trump, for or against 2nd amendment, for or against Israel as a Jewish state.

      To all ;
      This response by Ragsdale I. M. A. Dumbass Esq is precisely why it’s a waste of time to treat him as a serious communicator on this site. That he is seen as such by many on this site tells you all you need to know.

      Mac45 in reply to Ragspierre. | August 17, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      So, why are you a Hillary supporter? As the only two viable choices are Trump and Hillary, and you are working so hard to undermine Trump’s election chances, you must be supporting HRC. Why is that?

        Ragspierre in reply to Mac45. | August 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm

        So why are you a lying sack of excrement?

        My position has been very clear for over a year. I won’t vote for a Collectivist.

These appointments are being received with great applause from conservative grass roots and conservative pundits everywhere (#NeverTrumper supporters of Hillary excluded of course. But they are progressive democrats after all so no worry).

Veteran grassroots conservative leader Richard Viguerie also praised the addition of Conway and Bannon to Trump’s team in a statement to his website ConservativeHQ titled “Movement Conservatives Now Leading Trump Campaign.”

Praising Conway and Bannon as “movement conservatives,” Viguerie noted, “With Kellyanne and Steve at the top of the campaign, Mike Pence as Vice President and Senator Jeff Sessions at Donald Trump’s side the Trump campaign is shaping up to be the most ideological campaign since Ronald Reagan’s 1980 campaign against Jimmy Carter.”

He continued: “Unlike the failed campaigns of John McCain and Mitt Romney, who took the advice of the GOP establishment consultants and the media and ‘moved to the center,’ Donald Trump has moved right to bring movement conservatives into partnership with the conservative populists who won him the Republican primaries. This is a winning coalition.”

Calling Conway and Bannon “two of the conservative movement’s most talented and trusted strategists,” Viguerie said: “Trump’s decision to promote them to top leadership positions in his campaign will do much to close the deal with movement conservatives to actively support and vote for Donald Trump.”

See more at http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/08/17/pundits-praise-addition-bannon-trump-campaign-anti-establishment-populist-warrior-revels-fight-pissing-off-right-people/

BANNON AND CONWAY ARE THE PIVOT Trump gives the middle finger to the GOPe. Manafort along with Preibus did a great job taking out the Cruz crybabies at the convention, but Trump understands he can’t win giving Romneyesque speeches. Pivoting to a Romney/McCain campaign is a full on loser idea. No wonder the GOPe and media think think that is the way to go. Trump understands just as Reagan did that Trump must be Trump and at this time the way to win is by running a full on conservative/nationalist/populist campaign.

This is the moment when the election became Trump’s.

Also see great optics of Trump being presidential holding what looks like a Trump cabinet meeting after national security briefing. Optics are great and take away Hillary’s only effective attach against Trump regarding temperament. If Trump is seen as being Presidential then people will have no problem imagining him being President. Poof goes the temperament issue. See pictures at link http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/08/17/trump-holds-national-security-law-enforcement-roundtable-at-trump-tower/

“That’s irrelevant. What does that have to do with anything?” Viguerie asked. “We’re talking about electing a man (Trump) potentially who may have serious psychological problems. I think he’s a serious narcissist. That should be frightening to America to put a narcissistic person in charge of our nuclear arsenal.”

He continued, “I’m just very concerned about his mental stability and his moral background, or lack thereof, which he brags about. He has no grounds that drive him morally.”

Listen to the WND/Radio America interview with Richard Viguerie:
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But while Viguerie believes Trump is definitely the wrong choice for president, he said the voter passion driving Trump’s success is intense and legitimate.

“They are white hot with anger at our leaders in this country, particularly Washington Republican leaders. The Republican primary voters are just furious,” he said. “They’re angry at the lies, the betrayal of the Republican leaders. They’re the ones that created Donald Trump. They can’t do anything about it now. Only the conservatives [can].”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/02/viguerie-only-conservatives-can-stop-narcissist-trump/#ZoyCo1TBAFjIf21Y.99

Heh…!!

Steve Bannon: Bloomberg calls him the most dangerous political operative in America.

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

Looks like Trump made a solid choice.

    Anonamom in reply to Leslie Eastman. | August 17, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Thanks for the link.

    DieJustAsHappy in reply to Leslie Eastman. | August 17, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Nothing ought to be taken for granted concerning this election, including the names that will appear on Nov’s ballot. Given the unpopularity of both candidates and the increasing concerns about Hillary’s health, it very well may be that one of them will not be around.

    Trump better hope that she remains in the race. Should the Democrats come up with someone more popular, with far less baggage, and of much more appeal than either one of the two present ones, it could very be that Trump’s chances might be considerably reduced.

    Trump needed a Bannon months ago.

    Ragspierre in reply to Leslie Eastman. | August 18, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Ben Shapiro, who worked with him, calls him a vicious opportunist.

    So maybe T-rump’s soul mate…???

After tolerating rino losers Romney and McCain, anyone continuing to crow about how Trump is ‘not a conservative’ should adjust their thinking and their efforts: Trump is the only candidate who appears to be able to beat the democrat media machine, and keep the presidency away from Clinton.

Get over it, and get on board – unless you want Clinton (and Obama’s third term.)

Stop doing the work of the left, unless you want to be ruled – not governed – by them.

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