Monday, November 6, 2017

The Worst Neocon, Economic Nationalist in the Senate is Working His Way Closer to the President

Yes, he is even worse than John McCain.

 Jeffrey Toobin writes:
Cotton expresses the militarism, bellicosity, intolerance, and xenophobia of Donald Trump, but without the
childish tweets. For those who see Trump’s Presidency as an aberration, or as a singular phenomenon, Cotton offers a useful corrective. He and his supporters see Trump and Trumpism as the future of the Republican Party. 
In the early days of the Trump Administration, Cotton exercised influence from behind the scenes. Bannon told me, “He spent a lot of time in my little war room, and he gave us a lot of good advice. He was the one who told us about John Kelly,” the former Marine Corps general who is now Trump’s chief of staff. (The Senator and Kelly had met at a security conference when Cotton was in the House.) In recent months, however, Cotton’s influence has become more apparent, as Trump has embraced some of his most high-profile positions.
Toobin then goes on to report that Cotton was aggressively behind ending DACA and called for decertifying Iran’s compliance with the nuclear-arms deal that the Obama Administration had negotiated.

Moshorrifyingng Toobin reports that "Cotton has emerged as such a close ally of the Trump White House that one recent report suggested that the President would name him director of the C.I.A. if Mike Pompeo, the current director, were to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State."

Naturally, Steve Bannon is a big supporter of Cotton.From Toobin:
His hostility toward China endears him to the Bannon wing of the Republican Party, which views the U.S.-China relationship as the defining conflict of the modern world...
Stephen Bannon, Trump’s former top strategist and the chairman of the right-wing Web site Breitbart News, told me, “Next to Trump, he’s the elected official who gets it the most—the economic nationalism. 
Bottom line: As the days go by, the Trump administration is getting worse, not better,



  1. But Trump was totally a defeat for the neocons you guys

    1. Says you!! Welcome to non-neocon central. I think you took a wrong turn on the interweb thingy. Leave it to a New Yorker to get lost here.

  2. Candidate Trump seemed to know the score. President Trump seems to have gone full NeoCon.