Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon called on Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) to “resign immediately” on Monday evening after Corker revealed on Sunday that Bannon was right when Bannon said the Republican establishment wants to “nullify the 2016 election” in which Donald Trump won the White House by aggressively running on an economic nationalist agenda.
Corker got into a Twitter spat with Trump on Sunday, tweeting that, “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”
He then told the New York Times that “except for a few people, the vast majority of our caucus understands what we’re dealing with here.”
Appearing on Fox News’ Hannity, Bannon said that Corker “is an absolute disgrace” and should “resign immediately” and allow a real conservative like Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) to be appointed if he has “any honor, any decency.” Bannon said Corker decided to not run for reelection “because he saw what happened in Alabama” and knows he would “get crushed in a primary.”
“He doesn’t have the guts to get back in the race,” Bannon added.
Corker told the Times about the “tremendous amount of work that it takes by people around him to keep him in the middle of the road.” Previously, Corker has said that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly “help separate our country from chaos.” He has also questioned Trump’s fitness to be president.
Corker’s comments proved that Bannon was correct when he told CBS anchor Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes that the “Republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election.”
“I think Mitch McConnell, and to a degree, Paul Ryan. They do not want Donald Trump’s populist, economic nationalist agenda to be implemented,” Bannon added. “It’s very obvious.”
It sure is. I was all set to unleash a long rant about all this, and then it hit me that Bannon just said it all. I’ll content myself with restating the obvious yet again: The Republican Party as currently constituted will NEVER be part of the solution. It is a firmly-entrenched, enthusiastic, dedicated, and irredeemable part of the problem. It must be either remade root to bough, or destroyed utterly. Personally, I much prefer the latter; no matter how much re-jiggery and pokery is done, I will never trust them again. What’s the old saying again? Fool me once, shame on you; fool me ten thousand times, and I’m a fucking idiot, and deserve what I get.
I think I got that mostly right, didn’t I?
The redoubtable Jeff Lord adds:
So a look at the results of the 2016 presidential election in the great state of Tennessee reveals the following:
Donald Trump: 1,522,925 — 60.7%
Hillary Clinton: 870,695 — 34. 7%
Seems pretty definitive to me. The people of the Volunteer State voted overwhelmingly for Trump, for change — and against the Establishment, the latter stubbornly unwilling to do what GOP voters have demanded in bringing that change.
Allow me to elaborate. Corker’s behavior is exactly what is wrong with the GOP Establishment. It explains exactly why Breitbart’s Steve Bannon is out there on a mission to get people like this out of the Senate. It explains why Judge Roy Moore won that Alabama Senate GOP primary. More to the point, it explains exactly why Donald Trump is in the White House in the first place.
And it explains what they’re going to get in the next couple of elections, too—and what’s going to happen to them if they ultimately succeed in disenfranchising over half the country and thwarting the clearly-expressed will of the people with their malignant, un-American Swamp skullduggery this time around. Warning to the Ruling Party: any victory you gain now will prove fleeting, and as damagingly Pyrrhic as one could possibly imagine. Continue backing the Left’s coup attempt at your own damned peril, you treacherous, lying backstabbers.