“I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded.
In fact, if anything, I am the prod.” – Winston Churchill.
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…
a time of war, and a time of peace.”
– Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, and the lyrics for the pop song, Turn, Turn, Turn.
The manufactured housing industry in several ways tends to mirror the nation. So, there are individuals working in the industry across the political and economic spectrum.
But as the pre-election surveys by the NYTimes MHLivingNews and MHProNews reflected, a clear majority of the industry’s professionals voted for Donald Trump – and for what Jim Clayton called the 45th president’s “disruptor” agenda.
It’s not a news flash, but it should be. Manufactured housing is misunderstood, as are some of the causes for the industry not advancing more quickly.
But almost as misunderstood is clarity – or the lack thereof – of some pundits and media when it comes to Donald J. Trump and how he operates. The same might be said of POTUS Trump’s former White House Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon.
“Steve’s been a friend of mine for a long time,” said the president today, per a report by CNN. Others in media spanning the left-right divide reported the same. CNN’s narrative seemed to paint Bannon and Trump as being at odds after his departure from the West Wing.
But the president is apparently playing all sides, as part of his “art of the deal” to advance tax reform and other items in his agenda.
Many on the left – and right – appear to be confused.
But for those who’ve closely followed the unorthodox methods that now POTUS Trump launched some 27 months ago may have missed what the Daily Business News previously reported regarding Dr. Keith Ablow insights on the president.
Ablow, a FOX News contributor, mentioned early in the Trump Administration that the president is playing the media, allowing some controversy to distract their attention, as he advances his agenda.
RC Williams observed with Ablow, that it was “political and media chess,” like the “epic Ali-Foreman,” “Rope a Dope” – could President Trump be zigging, while everyone else is zagging?”
“A Season of War…”
Bannon told the Value Voters Summit just days ago that he would be backing insurgent candidates against every Republican Senate incumbent, save Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
Bannon made it plain there was plenty of time to later regroup and focus on Democrats.
But for now, it was time to defeat those who were failing the president and the agenda that moved voters to deliver the White House, Senate and House to the GOP.
It’s a takeover of the Republican Party that Bannon has in mind.
President Trump, just hours before saying how well he was getting along with Mitch McConnell, said that he understood Bannon’s objectives. See Trump/McConnell in the report, linked here.
It was reminiscent of what MHProNews previously reported as the “head fake” that gave Trump a win-win in the Alabama primary last month, when Luther Strange was upended by Bannon-supported Judge Roy Moore.
Bannon is leading his flagship web-publication Breitbart – which Harvard and others on the left have after analysis decided is “not alt right” – in his war to purify the GOP, to become more loyal to the president’s America First agenda.
Bannon was a key player in the strategy that helped craft a Reagan-like coalition of “working class” Democrats in states such as Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
That delivered the White House to President Trump, and gave the GOP a surprising, if narrow, majority in the Senate.
Part of their strategy has been a:
- strong on borders,
- tougher on trade,
- policies that are good for labor,
- the working class,
- to foster rising wages,
- and ending what economist Larry Kudlow called the governments “war on business.”
So instead of chasing tweaks like Preserving Access, or the like, Trump/Bannon are serious about their bolder promises to roll back Dodd-Frank, ObamaCare, get tax reform, accomplish entitlement reform, and liberate the economy from other parts of the Obama/left agenda completely.
For those objectively following developments, the president, Bannon, Kudlow and others are likely triangulating. The president has himself stated his “never quit” attitude.
Will this effort to replace decades of GOP and Democratic policies that the Team Trump believe have harmed business, and millions of American workers succeed?
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Submitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.com.