Steve Bannon’s departure from the White House signals a resurgence of policy control by establishment Republicans, the ones advocating global economics that favor Goldman Sachs instead of domestic protectionism, over the alt-right racists, who would shut our borders and hide their heads in the sand.
But the president is still Donald Trump, the beneficiary of treasonous campaign collusion with Russia, defender of neo-Nazi Klansmen and tweeting twit who brought us to the edge of World War III in recent weeks.
Bannon admitted that Trump’s threats to attack North Korea were empty, something everyone with a modicum of common sense already knew because while bellicose rhetoric sounds ‘tough’ only a diplomatic solution could protect innocent civilians in the fray.
“There’s no military solution to North Korea’s nuclear threats, forget it,” said Bannon. “Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that 10 million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us.”
At the same time, Bannon kept the right wing off balance because there are key areas of disagreement between the populists and the aristocrats, the unwashed masses and the country club crowd.
Both the GOP establishment and Trumpublicans feel no sense of alarm over the deadly consequences of climate change, they desire tax cuts for the rich, and each wants to roll back anti-pollution laws and other regulations.
The conflicting interests of the poor and rich among Republicans is the cause for some of Trump’s biggest blunders. The election was more than a distraction for the new world order.
The collapse of the GOP effort to repeal Obamacare was an monumental blunder by Donald Trump, who also failed to lay the foundations for his promised wall on the Mexican border or ban travellers from Muslim nations from entering the USA.
Tony Schwartz, who spent 18 months ghostwriting ‘The Art of the Deal,’ believes President Donald Trump will resign and “declare victory” before special counsel Robert Mueller and Congress “leave him no choice.” That might be great, but it is not good enough.
A Mike Pence presidency would bring about different problems since it could streamline the process for extreme governing and allow a dangerous conservative agenda to proceed but there would be less likelihood of a military disaster or erratic stupidity.
That could open the door to a health care repeal, looser consumer protections, new permission for polluters, and restrictions on worker unions all of which would impoverish a greater share of Americans, meaning less freedom, justice and equality.
There are many problems waiting to be addressed, at home and around the world.
Our voting systems are not safe, but we have more to fear than the Russians. Your elected representatives subverted the process by rigging ballots, making voting harder for some citizens, drawing districts that ensure their re-election and refusing to effectively outlaw bribery.
Instead of making matters worse, the United States should be leading the world to a brighter future.
Peace and freedom across open borders would result from an educated and employed global population.
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