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Quote from Bannon interview

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2017 at 1:48 PM
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I asked Bannon about the connection between his program of economic nationalism and the ugly white nationalism epitomized by the racist violence in Charlottesville and Trump’s reluctance to condemn it. Bannon, after all, was the architect of the strategy of using Breitbart to heat up white nationalism and then rely on the radical right as Trump’s base.

He dismissed the far right as irrelevant and sidestepped his own role in cultivating it: “Ethno-nationalism—it's losers. It's a fringe element. I think the media plays it up too much, and we gotta help crush it, you know, uh, help crush it more.”

“These guys are a collection of clowns,” he added.

From his lips to Trump’s ear.

“The Democrats,” he said, “the longer they talk about identity politics, I got ’em. I want them to talk about racism every day. If the left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the Democrats.”


Do you think he is correct or not?

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by 8.21.1831 on Aug. 17, 2017 at 1:49 PM
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by Pepperlynn on Aug. 17, 2017 at 1:55 PM

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Ms.KitKat
by Ruby Member on Aug. 17, 2017 at 2:06 PM

I think it's taken straight from hitler's handbook.

MsDenuninani
by A.Ham on Aug. 17, 2017 at 2:08 PM

Well, I can't exactly say he's wrong.  The majority of the country's districts are majority-white.  If those people continue to believe that Democrats are uninterested in solving their problems because they are too focused on nonwhites' problems (and they continue to think that those groups problems are separate, which is what I think is the real problem here), they will keep crushing us as far as the legislative branch goes. 

Nationally, though, I think Dems do not have a problem if they can find a candidate that their base actually likes. 

AdrianneHill
by Ruby Member on Aug. 17, 2017 at 2:39 PM
He's (bannon) not facing the extreme pushback for his economic agenda from democrats. Of course democrats disagree but his views aren't anathema to their identity like those economic views are to most republican lawmakers ie the ones in charge of economic policy
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