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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:08 pm

Washington (CNN)Steve Bannon has no regrets.

The ex-Breitbart executive, who serves as Trump's chief strategist for the new administration, told The Hollywood Reporter that "darkness is good."

"Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That's power. It only helps us when they (liberals) get it wrong. When they're blind to who we are and what we're doing," he said in an interview published Friday, his first outside of Breitbart since the election.

Briebart News, which Bannon has been associated with since its start in 2007, has been vehemently pro-Trump throughout his presidential campaign, and is also known for pushing nationalist policy positions, as well as conspiracy theories, and has been criticized as being racist, sexist and anti-Semitic.

The interview largely didn't address Bannon's previous controversies, though he denied being a "white nationalist."

"I'm a nationalist. I'm an economic nationalist," he said in the interview. "The globalists gutted the American working class and created a middle class in Asia. The issue now is about Americans looking to not get f---ed over. If (the Trump White House delivers), we'll get 60 percent of the white vote, and 40 percent of the black and Hispanic vote and we'll govern for 50 years. That's what the Democrats missed. They were talking to these people with companies with a $9 billion market cap employing nine people. It's not reality. They lost sight of what the world is about."

Bannon also said he wanted to scrap the establishment Republican Party and start anew with Trump's movement.

"Like (Andrew) Jackson's populism, we're going to build an entirely new political movement," he said. "It's everything related to jobs. The conservatives are going to go crazy. I'm the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. With negative interest rates throughout the world, it's the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything. Shipyards, iron works, get them all jacked up. We're just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks. It will be as exciting as the 1930s, greater than the Reagan revolution -- conservatives, plus populists, in an economic nationalist movement."

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/18/politics/steve-bannon-donald-trump-hollywood-reporter-interview/index.html

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:13 am

We'll see. Bet he's got troops in Syria in a year.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:04 am

Original Quill wrote:We'll see.  Bet he's got troops in Syria in a year.

Wouldn't doubt it. We may miss the days of Karl Rove's machinations, unbelievable as that seems now.

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:07 pm

Evil is as evil does, as my Momma used to say.

The Republican Party is a step-pyramid.  These racist and idiotic ideas didn't just land on Trump's step.  They worked up to it, building one on top of another.  The thoughts of Steve Bannon were lurking somewhere in every Republican mind,

We are shocked when someone puts them all together, but subliminal or obvious, they were always there.  What shocks us now is not the thoughts, but that someone is rude enough to open them up and talk about them.

I am among a small minority that early on recognized that Republicans are deceitful.  I wrote my book, Why Elephants Lie, precisely about this topic.  Where Republicans used to lie, now the tables have turned and they speak openly about it.  The special lie...the coveted lie...the most precious lie of all, they are keeping to themselves: Republicans are against the will of the people.

The origins of this go back to the discovery of the New World, and the debate about whether nature was something to exploit, or whether it was us.  Some applied the same dichotomy to mankind, and divided certain people into the elite, and made others the exploitable.  This is the Republican Party today.

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