“It’s the Jews, Stupid” - Bannonites Freaking Out About Kushner
OK, we knew going in that there was going to be some crazy shit coming out in & around Steve Bannon, his well-documented anti-semitism, and the uneasy coexistence in the Trumpian inner circle with the other forces.
Particularly when those other forces are 1) son-in-law Jared Kushner, a formerly liberal, still & forever (in their eyes at least) New York Jew and 2) a coterie of Goldman Sachs bankers, all of whom also tend to be Jewish.
And yet here we are and let’s not shy away from it. All accounts suggest that Bannon has fallen from grace and will soon be fired by the President. His ouster comes as the loser in a battle with a group of Jewish Goldman Sachs (Cohn, Mnuchin) bankers and the tall, dapper and yet nebbishy Jewish legacy real estate tycoon Jared Kushner. (I’m Jewish. I can say all of this.) It all reads like the kind of alt-right morality play one of Bannon’s deplorables might have written in some grand alt-right dystopic novel.
We keep hearing that in the harum-scarum of the Trump White House the crowd around Kushner is referred to as the “New York Democrats” or various similar formulations. As an older Jewish friend (who reminds me he’s been asked his whole life whether he’s from New York even though he’s from a different part of the country and has never lived in the city) told me yesterday, this language is not accidental. It’s a reference to their being Jews.
What’s the response over at Breitbart, the sock puppet for Bannon?
“Bannon is still permitted to go to NSC meetings,” Fox News reported on Wednesday.
CNBC reported that Bannon can attend council meetings by invitation of the president or H.R. McMaster, Trump’s national security adviser.
“He is one of the president’s closest and most trusted advisers,” a White House source told CNBC when asked why Bannon attended.
Basically, a plaintive wail: “I am TOO still in the special club! See! I get invited to all the meetings whenever I want! Donnie still loves me! I’m not powerless and neutered by all THOSE GODDAM JOOOSSS!!!!”
The commenters at Breitbart are confused and scared. What is going on? Where is all the winning they were promised?