The real president. Feb 1, 2017 5:18:36 GMT
Post by Trog on Feb 1, 2017 5:18:36 GMT
I was wondering about the implementation of Trump's "refugee and immigration ban" - it seems so badly planned.
In the first place, no one sends an order of that magnitude off on a Friday afternoon. No one. Ever. Especially if there was not an inkling of a forewarning to precede it.
There seems to have been almost no discussion with the normal stakeholders in such a decision, i.e. the bureaucracy who would have to execute the order.
That it would cause chaos at airports and for airlines across the world was a foregone conclusion.
That it would detonate the Leftists and their media into waves of frenzied hysteria was a foregone conclusion as well.
So how could Bannon, whom I have begun to suspect of having superhuman powers, make such a mistake?
And my conclusion is that he didn't - that all of the above was deliberately preconceived.
He and Trump is sending out a message to the US Leftists and to the world at large:
See what we can do. Don't mess with us.
We are not going to debate trivialities for ever and never come to a conclusion.
We are not going to give you the opportunity to tie up every decision into years of litigation.
We are going to present you with a fait accompli and you will have to react to it afterwards. That could take years.
It really is a masterclass in brinkmanship - from a position of almost unassailable strength. Who is going to do what about it? Apart from demonstrating and useless litigation. The Democrats can't. The Republicans won't - mostly because they can't, either.
Furthermore, the way in which Bannon's role in this was made very visible, I suspect that Trump and Bannon is setting up a "good cop - bad cop" image about them. Bannon will take the heat in future, and Trump will work towards increasing his (own) popularity.