For nearly ten years the Republican establishment has made promise after promise.
In 2016 the grassroots delivered them the House, Senate, and White House.
But they’ve failed to keep their promises and their latest excuses show just what they think of middle America.
Nine months since Trump’s inauguration, Congress has failed to repeal ObamaCare, defund Planned Parenthood, or rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure.
But the Republican establishment has an excuse for their repeated failures.
You didn’t give them enough.
A four seat majority in the Senate? Karl Rove thinks its “peanuts.”
“There’s a huge difference between having 52 members of your own party and having 53, 54, and 55,” Rove told Fox News.
He went on to say he thinks Steve Bannon’s war on the Republican establishment is “insane.”
Senate Republican aides cried to The Hill that Steve Bannon’s war is making it hard for Republicans to cut deals on taxes, spending, and other issues.
“It makes it harder to enact the president’s agenda,” said one aide.
But that’s just it.
Before Bannon declared war on McConnell, Paul Ryan, and the DC consultant class including Rove, what part of Trump’s agenda did they actually implement?
Their objection is laughable.
Bannon called the establishment out to Hannity saying, “Nobody is safe. We are coming after all of them, and we’re going to win.”
He previously told 60 Minutes that, “It’s an open secret on Capitol Hill,” that the GOP establishment was “trying to nullify” the 2016 election and they “do not support the president’s program.”
He told The Hill:
“The Republicans said start electing us and we’re going to change things. Well, they have the House, the Senate and the White House, and ObamaCare’s not repealed, tax reform is not being done and the wall is not being built.
“After all these years of promises the GOP is unwilling or unable to stand and deliver and the base is not going to tolerate it.”
As for the alleged “insanity” of Bannon’s war, some conservative strategists are applauding the plan.
“It will make some of these Senate members look over their shoulders and worry whether they’re voting conservative or not,” said Brian Darling, a conservative strategist and former Senate Republican aide.
“Primaries are always proved to move Republicans more to the right because they’re more worried about a primary challenge than a general election,” he added.