September 12, 2017

Watched Trump advisor and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon on Sunday night’s 60 Minutes and was positively blown away. Not only did he honestly and aggressively push back at liberal weasel Charlie Rose’s pear-clutching, elitist, Beltway-centric assertions, but for all intents and purposes he fired the first shots across the bow at the GOP elites in Congress who have been digging their heels in from day one against President Donald Trump’s agenda.

There was virtually nothing I found objectionable about anything Bannon said, particularly when it came to Senate Majority Leader Mitch “The Turtle” McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul “RINO” Ryan – after all, they’d had the better part of eight years to put together a opposition-led legislative agenda that could have been ready to be pushed through on day one with a Republican president but have done nothing. Why? Because it’s far easier to do exactly what they had hoped and planned for – serve as the opposition to President Hillary Clinton’s agenda instead of actually having responsibility as the party in power to, y’know, stand for and do something. And Bannon called them out on their disloyalty:

…“The Republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election. That’s a brutal fact we have to face.”

…“Mitch McConnell when we first met him … he basically says, ‘ don’t want to hear any more of this “drain the swamp” talk.’”

…“In the 48 hours after we won, there’s a fundamental decision that was made. You might call it the original sin of the administration. We embraced the establishment. … Because you had to staff a government.”

…“The plan was to do Obamacare because, remember, Paul Ryan and these guys come in and said, ‘We’ve done this for seven years. We’ve voted on this 50 times.’ … There is wide discrepancy in the Republican Party, as we know today, now that we’re in it. But I will tell you, leadership didn’t know it at the time. They didn’t know it till the very end.”

I guarantee you that there were no two people in Washington as horrified on election night when the election was called for Donald Trump than “The Turtle” and RINO Ryan. They probably even wet their jammies at the thought that they could be held accountable by Trump voters; they surely knew there would be no more excuses. But that didn’t mean they didn’t stop trying. And that’s what Steven Bannon accomplished in his Charlie Rose interview: not only was he firing shots across the bow of McConnell and Ryan, revealing them for the weasels they are, but also putting them on notice that any Republican senators and congressmen up for re-election who didn’t support the President’s agenda were going to find themselves primaried come next summer.

So the game is on: you have RINO Republican senators like Alabama’s Luther Strange, Tennessee’s Bob Corker, and Arizona’s Jeff Flake that know their future aspirations are now in danger. They know Bannon’s plainly-spoken and unabashed “America First” agenda is what put Donald Trump in the White House to begin with, and they have to know Bannon has deep-pocketed donors ready to back his efforts to primary any Republican senator or congressman up for re-election in 2018 who aren’t behind Donald Trump 100%. Maybe they don’t believe it – yet. But make no mistake about it: if you were to ask Republicans in Washington who they fear most: Donald Trump or Steve Bannon, they’ll answer Bannon. They know he’s a tough-as-nails Irish street fighter carved out of the same mold as Andrew Breitbart, and they know he’s not afraid to name names and kick ass.

When I first heard that Bannon was leaving the White House I was dismayed, but knowing that his leaving truly was his own decision and that he feels he can do far more to push the Trump agenda outside the confines of the West Wing, I’m ecstatic. There’s a tsunami similar to 2014 heading towards Washington, and it’s going to be bloody for Republican incumbents who have no clue as to what’s about to hit them. Bannon has the money and influence to recruit solid alternatives to the GOP elites, and the same “cold anger” out there that put Donald Trump in the White House is ready to rise up against establishment Republicans like it did to President Obama and the Democrats in 2014.

The GOP Washington elites have been put on notice, and it’s going to be exciting to watch. The revolution starts in two weeks.

Filed in: Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 01:11 | Comments Off on Steve Bannon Fires The First Shot Of the 2018 Midterms
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