A beast in conservative news had a major win this week as author Jeremy Peters said “Breitbart-style Republicans have the winning playbook.” The Democrats have to be hopping this doesn’t get out, because they know it will resonate with the American people.
“Jeremy Peters spoke about his new book, Insurgency: How Republicans Lost Their Party and Got Everything They Ever Wanted, and said Republicans who embody the Breitbart culture have ‘the playbook that wins,'” reported Breitbart News.
“According to Peters, the core, grassroots Republican voter has always flocked to an ‘insurgent candidate.’ Peters pointed to Pat Buchanan, former Republican presidential candidate, as the earliest architect of today’s Republican Party. Buchanan called for a fence at the southern border and talked about the crime illegal immigrants were committing nearly twenty years before the rise of former President Donald Trump,” reported Breitbart News.
“What Pat Buchanan did back then would carry through,” said Peters. “It’s a pretty straight line from what Pat Buchanan said and did and the policies he referred to as America First and Donald Trump. I mean, he talked about people who had been killed by undocumented immigrants, so it was kind of like an early version of the Angel Mom movement. He talked about, you know, the need to keep American jobs here instead of shipping them overseas. And most importantly, and I think people kind of forget this about Pat Buchanan. He was very anti-affirmative action.”
“Peters talked about a portion of his book that focuses on Palin and how Palin was urged to run for president in 2012 by people such as Steve Bannon, Peter Schweizer, and Dave Bossie, who would later become President Trump surrogates,” reported Breitbart News.
“They went down to Scottsdale and tried to convince Palin to run for president,” Peters said. “They put together a whole presentation, and I detail this in the book, the way that they said to her, ‘look, the 2012 cast of Republican candidates are basically a bunch of cover bands, and you are the true rock star.'”
The interview covers so much more, including Peters’ ideas about how the GOP can get wins and what the American people want out of politicians and media.
“I think that what Breitbart embodies about the modern Republican Party is this no apologies, don’t hold back culture, where you know, it’s bare-knuckled, it’s in your face. And Republicans who maybe aren’t comfortable with that type of aggression have now come around to see that that’s the playbook that wins,” Peters said.
“And guys like Andrew Breitbart always understood that voters love a fighter, and they love a bit of performance too, because, you know, Andrew was, he was a polemicist. He was a performer. He was polarizing, but he was ultimately like an entertaining guide. And that’s what people saw in Trump,” Peters added.
To read the full interview, click here.