Thursday, November 24, 2016
Conservatives could learn to love ‘Trump the builder’
At NYPOST by Jonah Goldberg --
“The conservatives are going to go crazy,” Donald Trump’s senior advisor, Steve Bannon, recently told the Hollywood Reporter about his grand plans for a massive new spending program. “I’m the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. … It’s the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything. Shipyards, iron works, get them all jacked up. We’re just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks. It will be as exciting as the 1930s, greater than the Reagan revolution — conservatives, plus populists, in an economic nationalist movement.”
Although, as a conservative, I find the description of the 1930s as an “exciting” time to be a bit odd, Bannon’s sneak preview should be somewhat reassuring to those liberals who see Trump as a stark repudiation of Barack Obama.