Elder Patriot – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has evolved into an enemy of America’s working class siding with Big Business on everything from off-shoring manufacturing, outsourcing jobs, H-1B and other visa increases to undercut American workers pay with imported foreign labor, outsourcing customer service to countries whose workers are barely understandable, to accepting trillions of dollars in trade deficits.
Now, their chief political strategist Scott Reed openly admitted to the New York Times that the entire establishment has gone all in behind Mitch McConnell’s boy, Luther Strange, because it “would remind Bannon (President Trump’s former campaign CEO and Chief Strategist) who’s in charge.”
He might as well have included “We the People” in his derisive dismissal of Bannon.
The fact is, Trump likely let Bannon leave the White House for just this reason.
Strange’s opponent and Trump acolyte, Roy Moore has run an insurgent campaign mirroring the one that propelled Trump to the presidency.
That’s why the Republican establishment is working overtime and spending excessively trying to pull establishment swamp player Strange over the finish line.
Despite flagging poll numbers, the establishment has grown desperate to silence insurgent candidates in party primaries for next year’s midterms. “If Roy Moore wins, Bannon and all the other of those people will pop out of the woodwork everywhere,” Sen. Richard Shelby told the Times.
Exactly. Trump promised to drain the swamp but he cannot do it himself. His legislative agenda is stalled and it’s up to us to send in the Calvary.
It’s likely that the president knew he could count on Bannon to be the field general he needed to build on his movement and that Trump knew the forces inside the White House would’ve neutered Bannon had he remained in the West Wing.
Trump was strong enough to go it alone buoyed by the knowledge that Bannon would be running the movement from the field.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and former White House foreign policy adviser Sebastian Gorka both traveled to Alabama to rally for Moore where Palin declared:
“A vote for Judge Moore isn’t a vote against the president. It’s a vote for the people’s agenda that elected the president.”
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson also backed Moore on Friday — an unusual move for a cabinet member which leads one to believe that Trump likely approved of Carson’s endorsement of Moore before he made it.
Trump gave a tepid endorsement of Strange that we explained here only because that plays out with his hand being strengthened no matter how Tuesday’s primary turns out.
Even though Trump wins regardless of Tuesday’s result he would be greatly strengthened by a Moore victory. As the Washington Post openly admits the establishment is fretting over:
“A Strange defeat, they worried, could prompt some GOP senators to retire to avoid facing the wrath of anti-establishment voters and the likes of Bannon’s Breitbart News.”
Imagine that, a government answerable to “We the People.” Because of Donald Trump that is increasingly within our grasp.