October 3, 2017
We all get in a purging mood sometimes.
If there’s one thing I could use right now, it’s a good purge. It does wonder to uplift the mood and also, to correct long-standing political problems.
America definitely needs a purge.
Especially the political establishment.
Everyone hates these people. Everyone knows their loyalty is sold to the highest bidder. The people desperately wish for the swamp to be drained, and it’s long overdue.
I can only hope the words turn into action.
Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff railed against congressional leaders in closed-door remarks to wealthy donors and called for a “purge” if GOP lawmakers don’t quickly rally behind President Donald Trump’s agenda.
That’s some good-old-fashioned American patriotism right there.
In remarks at a Republican National Committee event at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington on Tuesday morning, Nick Ayers also warned that Republicans are “on track to get shellacked” in next year’s midterm elections if GOP lawmakers don’t pass Trump’s legislative priorities.
But Ayers reserved his harshest criticism for congressional leaders and members who have not offered full-throated support for the president.
“Just imagine the possibilities of what can happen if our entire party unifies behind him? If — and this sounds crass — we can purge the handful of people who continue to work to defeat him,” Ayers said, according to an audio recording of the remarks obtained by POLITICO.
One attendee later asked how the donors could “rally the congressional delegation that does support the president and vice president, and rally them and push them to change the current leadership in both the Senate and the House.”
“I’m not speaking on behalf of the president or vice president when I say this,” Ayers responded. “But if I were you, I would not only stop donating, I would form a coalition of all the other major donors, and just say two things. We’re definitely not giving to you, number one. And number two, if you don’t have this done by Dec. 31, we’re going out, we’re recruiting opponents, we’re maxing out to their campaigns, and we’re funding super PACs to defeat all of you.”
This is what we need.
All the Paul Ryans and Lindsey Grahams of the legislative need to be facing up against anti-establishment, pro-Trumpist candidates in 2018. The Trump administration will need to be supporting those people.
It appears that this is the plan. There’s a good chance that Steve Bannon leaving the White House was part of this; he’ll be able to provide much better support to these candidates from outside the system than he could from within.
Roy Moore’s victory over establishment candidate Strange is an early taste of things to come. And it was accomplished with Bannon’s help.
Every single establishment hack needs to have his seat challenged by one of our guys.
We can win this.
We just need to try.