During President Trump’s brief tenure in the White House, a number of Washington establishment types have attempted to thwart him.
Not the least of which is Mitch McConnell, Republican Senate leader who embodies much of what is wrong with D.C.’s delinquent legislature. As Trump continues his push to make his campaign promises a reality, congress has been slow to respond in kind; a strange predicament given the republicans’ majority in both houses. Many have chalked this up, rightfully, to the establishment resistance to the President who threatens their very way of life.
Trump, as an unconventional President, has many of the Washington elites running scared. He’s a populist President at heart, and this America First attitude is not conducive to the gravy train that McConnell and others are currently conducting. In short, Trump and other true conservatives represent a threat to the status quo that embedded Washington fat cats have worked so hard to protect.
Perhaps that is why McConnell himself is working himself to the bone in an attempt to stifle one special election candidate in particular: Alabama’s Judge Roy Moore.
“Mitch McConnell is unleashing the full force of his political machine in an all-out push to stop two far-right conservatives who threaten to make his life miserable in the Senate.
“The Republican leader is aiming to thwart Rep. Mo Brooks and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in a special election in Alabama next month. Both men are campaigning against McConnell as a despised symbol of the establishment — and both would exacerbate his already stiff challenge wrangling his GOP Conference.
“McConnell is responding in kind. His super PAC is set to spend as much as $8 million to boost his favored candidate, recently appointed Republican Sen. Luther Strange. McConnell has activated his sprawling donor network and pressed the White House for more resources. And the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the Senate GOP campaign arm McConnell controls, has warned consultants they’ll be cut off from future work if they assist Strange’s opponents.
“And in a highly unusual step, one of McConnell’s top political lieutenants has begun quietly advising a long-shot Republican primary candidate running for Brooks’ House seat. The move is designed to get in the congressman’s head and dissuade him from emptying his campaign war chest in the race for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ old Senate seat.”
It seems as though the Beltway Bros are becoming desperate in the age of Trump.
We must remember that the American people are in the midst of a conservative uprising that has been declared a threat by the establishment on both sides of the aisle. The election of Trump represents the voters’ frustration with business as usual in the nation’s capital, irking both liberal CNN and “conservative” Mitch McConnell.
These two entities, who are are far from considering themselves comrades, are both reeling from the dynamic shift in D.C.’s modus operandi under President Trump, while the American people continue to applaud and prosper.
Try as McConnell might, Judge Roy Moore seems poised for greatness in the midst of this cold American revolution. This revelation, that the establishment is out to get him, will only serve to bolster his already fiery supporters.