According to Steve Bannon, the reckoning is coming for the RINO establishment that still opposes the agenda of President Donald Trump.
Bannon, like Trump, is hoping to push forward into a new era of American patriotism, and the key to his success lies in reworking the power structures of Washington D.C. Too long have special interest groups and enormous corporate entities controlled our congressmen and women with kickbacks, cushy post-politics careers, and their complete lack of concern for the livelihood of average Americans. With Trump taking the White House in bold fashion last November, Steve Bannon has recognized this American awakening as a call to arms.
Now that the Breitbart executive has support from within the RNC itself, he has turned his sights on former bastions of the Washington elite and their corrupt cabal, but in his latest rant he has picked a foe that many conservative Americans will disagree with.
“Former White House adviser Steve Bannon widened his assault on the Republican establishment Friday night, saying former GOP President George W. Bush had the most ‘destructive’ presidency in U.S. history.
“Bannon’s scathing comments at the annual California Republican Party convention came about a week after Bush denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics and warned that the rise of isolationism and ‘nativism,’ which Bannon espouses, have clouded the nation’s true identity.
“‘There has not been a more destructive presidency than George Bush’s,’ Bannon said.
“He also said Bush has no idea whether ‘he is coming or going, just like it was when he was president,’ amid boos in the crowd at the mention of Bush’s name.
“Bannon made the remarks in a speech thick with attacks on the Washington status quo, echoing his earlier calls for an ‘open revolt’ against establishment Republicans. He called the ‘permanent political class’ one of the great dangers faced by the country.”
While many agree with Bannon’s assessment of the Washington elitist issues at the core of our governmental malfunctions, attacking a President as beloved as W. was looks to possibly divide an already divisive republican constituency.
George W. Bush, while still very much a neoconservative in spirit, was faced with one of the greatest challenges of any American president in reacting to radical Islamic terror’s crown jewel of attacks on the American people. The already imposing task of running a nation became ever more challenging after that fateful day, and criticisms of Bush II still feel a bit premature in its wake.
The bombastic approach has been kind to Bannon in the past, however, so all bets are off as to what could come of this latest assessment.