It is obvious that the bait and switch extended back to the days of the clown car spectacle and the dis-anointing of Jeb Bush (as the favored son of the Republican Party) by the Repubs who somehow went from dismissal of Trump’s outsider status in government circles to more or less uniform approval and support for Trump to be the ‘candidate royale’ representing corporations and conservatives. How did that switch come about so abruptly? Moreover aside from a few tentative mumblings from some Repubs they generally had little comment about the ‘bait’ - the populist anti corporate blatherings of Trump said for the masses! The ‘switch’ proceeded apace and one could almost mark the successful ‘deals’ as they occurred with previously antagonistic Repub advocates.
By the time Trump became the nominee and then president, various forces amongst the Repubs were putting forth names of their ideal appointees to Trump’s cabinet. Whether through the influence of his right wing advisors or by accretion through subsequent name dropping etc. Trump the outsider in government managed to find these appalling individuals to appoint to agencies they once opposed. These people were suggested to Trump by Repubs, many probably as part of the deals for supporting Trump earlier on.
The fact that Trump has a bull in a china shop personality notwithstanding, he is quite subtle and sure running the hyperbolic public image machine of brand Trump. So practiced is Trump when running a con that he can effortlessly create a distraction but more subtly he even create a distraction by seemingly to reverse his feelings or views on a former ally. Did it really take that long for Trump to come down on Sessions and to what end anyway? Sessions is who he wants in the office and to replace him would be difficult.
Now from out of nowhere, Mitch McConell is in the Trump crosshairs! A distraction, a diversion as well as a con because it is a non starter from the get go as Mitch ain’t leaving now is he? Trump knows how to play the media so that it plays the audience… us!
This has all been steps in a well timed progression in the full scale Corporate Conservative Coup blitz now underway by Trump and the Republicans.
It wasn’t just Gorsuch and look at how long that was set in play by Repubs! Trump is the showman, the media image, the front man and both the con artist and something of a diversion himself.
Trump nominated Gorsuch. Lol. It is very likely that when president Trump first heard the name of the future justice, he exclaimed “Gorsuch who?” Until being informed of the nominee’s mother having been Reagan’s appointee to head the EPA, Trump grew… hyperbolic about him!
Republicans (and many quisling Dems) have found their point man to lead the way to dismantling our Constitution based democracy in favor of creating a Corporate based democracy.
Seems like Repubs have had this in the works for a long time and only needed a Trump to set the con in motion.