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Was the “Left” Steve Bannon’s Useful Idiot?

Carol Cadwalladr’s Guardian report along with several others deriving from Christopher Wylie’s disclosures form the tip of an iceberg whose dimensions are yet to be fully determined. My prediction, for what it’s worth, is that when the dirty laundry of 2016 is fully aired, the following will be taken for granted as historical fact.

1) The Mercer/Bannon/Cambridge Analytica connection will be found to have been significant and quite possibly decisive in Trump’s victory.

2) CA’s central objective was, of course, a) to actively encourage potential Trump supporters to participate in the campaign. However, just as significant, and consistent with Republican strategy since Nixon, was b) to discourage participation of core components of the DP base.

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