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View Poll Results: How do you feel about Bannon's departure?
Voted for Trump, and think he did the right thing. 8 10.00%
Voted for Trump, and feel betrayed. 3 3.75%
Voted for Trump, don't care either way about Bannon. 11 13.75%
Did not vote for Trump. 58 72.50%
Voters: 80. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-18-2017, 12:41 PM
 
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There is no alt left
Nor is there an alt right.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:42 PM
 
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if most of the base goes, Trump is basically a President with no party.
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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It is evident that you're not a chess player nor have you ever watched politicians up close and personal. And you obviously didn't read the article with any understanding. Did you really miss all the times the author wondered why Trump was calling him and telling him those things?

Why would Bannon call up a very liberal writer working for a very liberal journal and speak on the record his enemies in the administration?

The answer to that will develop over time, but there is one thing for certain - this was not a love letter from Bannon to Trump.
I think this was a very public red line that if Trump wants Bannon out, he will have to be publicly fire him and deal with the ensuing drama.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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The base won't support Kasich, but if most of the base goes, Trump is basically a President with no party.
Well sort of. He has a cult of personality that resonates with some kind of base.. People that will support him 'even if walks out on 5th Ave and shoots someone'. Trump replaced Bannon as the Alt-Right poster child.

So he has that.

I think most middle of the road Americans, whether they are Democrat, Republican or Independent have pretty much abandoned support for the president. I don't think he can regain that. This whole moral relevancy issue with the VA protest and killing has done more to drive these folks away than anything else.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:43 PM
 
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Hillary was right, obviously. She was basically 100% right about everything re. Trump. His deplorable supporters, his racist sycophants, his horrible track record of hiring/firing, his general incompetence, corruption, lying and idiocy.

But some Americans were too stupid and decided to vote for the Celebrity Apprentice host, thinking he would be a good leader of the world. Apparently they thought a TV show, where the host was fed lines through earpiece, made someone qualified for President. Sad!
She was 100% wrong on one thing, however. She was completely wrong about winning the election. And her supporters, like herself, are still blind to the fact that you will not win if you demean the opposition with disgusting name-calling.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:44 PM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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The revolving door keeps going round.

MAGA!
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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My point exactly!

How many people read the Mother Jones and took that phrase to heart?

How many people read that Breitbart article that weren't already in that very small group?

The phrase, "Alt Right" became mainstream when Hillary said it in her speech. You know it. I know it. Everybody knows it.
Actually, you're wrong.

"Where does the alt right come from? The term comes from “alternative right,” which was first formulated near the end of the Bush presidency to describe the anti-Bush Right."
What Is The Alt Right? | The Daily Caller

I read Mother Jones rarely and Breitbart not at all. But I've been hearing the phrase for years.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Here and now.
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Trump is basically becoming an establishment Republican, so while he might lose some of his base the GOP will now support him
I think that remains to be seen, and depends largely on what he says and does next. The "establishment" doesn't seem terribly enamored of him right now...
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Hey- Maybe Trump can hire a Russian oligarch type to replace Bannon!
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:48 PM
 
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Default This woman has known Bannon for years and worked with him

If you don't watch
this, you are a racist!
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