Hooray! Bannon Wins! Elites Surrender in People’s Coup of GOP Nobility
The surprise attack was devastating. The elites were dumbfounded by the swiftness and strength of the enemy. The working man rose up to dethrone the East Coast elites in their ivory towers. Commander Trump managed the impossible.
Sure, there are a few stragglers hanging on like Flake and Corker. They will find solace at CNN or MSNBC. But the masses rejected the Republican elites and their failed free trade, open border and capitulation to liberal left and their dishonest media.
GOP elites announced their surrender to the Bannon wing of the Republican Party.
Actually, the surrender is a bit delayed. Trump conquered the party elites in 2016.
The reality of their loss has finally settled in at The Weekly Standard. They’ve finally entered the acceptance stage of the grieving process. Some day Jeff Flake and Bob Corker may join them.
Weekly Standard— The Surrender
Everyone’s talking about the civil war in the Republican party. It seems more like a surrender to us.
The great bulk of elected Republicans have surrendered to the forces of Donald J. Trump. And they didn’t even put up much of a fight. Has a hostile takeover of a historic institution ever been accomplished with less resistance?
The flag of surrender went up before many blows were even landed.
A reporter for Politico recently asked John Cornyn, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, for his views on a potential bipartisan compromise extending cost-sharing payments under Obamacare. “I’m with the president,” Cornyn told Seung Min Kim. When she asked him where, exactly, Trump is on the plan, Cornyn threw his hands in the air. So Cornyn doesn’t know what Trump’s position is—but he knows that he shares it.
Perhaps such capitulation by the GOP establishment was to be expected. But movement conservatives who pride themselves on their obstinacy have also managed to go along in order to get along.
When Ted Cruz was asked the other day about the criticism of Trump by his Senate colleagues Bob Corker and Jeff Flake, the Texan unloaded. “It’s like you’re back in junior high. . . . We’ve got a job to do, dammit, and so all of this nonsense, I got nothing to say on it. Everyone shut up and do your job is my view.”
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