If you just discount the despicable people he consorts with, and the racist shitpile lie-factory of a media empire he runs, and the horrid things come out of his lie-hole from time to time...
...there is no reason to assume that, way down deep, Stephen Bannon is a racist hobgoblin.
Who knows? Maybe he's a heckuva guy!
Is Steve Bannon really as bad as all that?The operative question for any thinking person is: If Bannon is any of those things mentioned above, what would it mean for the country, our policies, the nation’s temperament and that most sacred of American pursuits — unity?
...Trump’s chief White House strategist is associated with terrible things, but whether he’s terrible himself remains to be seen. As children walk out of schools and protesters stage daily rallies, while women plot to march on Washington the day after Inauguration Day, unity seems an improbable goal.But what if Bannon isn’t all those things? Are we even allowed to wonder? Once a narrative is launched, it’s nearly heretical to question it.I’m not defending; I’m just asking. Is it possible to allow white supremacists and woman-haters to traffic on your website and still be considered something less awful? I asked a few people who have known him well for some time if there’s more to Bannon than meets the eye. There usually is, isn’t there?A few words used to describe him, irrespective of his website’s fan club or the virtual company he keeps, include: “gentleman,” “strategist,” “always polite,” “brilliant,” “fighter,” “activist,” “articulate,” as well as “I don’t trust him.”One person who has known and worked with him the past 15 years said that when she reads about Bannon in the newspaper, she thinks she must be reading about someone else. “He was never like that with me. I only knew him to be a passionate fighter. He’s all about freedom.” Constitutionally speaking, according to original intent, she clarified....
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When they finally relocate Kathleen to a big, beautiful Trump Camp, we can expect cheerful dispatches about the tasty continental breakfasts and the free wifi.