Rush Limbaugh believes that Steve Bannon is taking over the Republican Party.
Nah! Bannon has plenty of influence within GOP circles, but no real power or control. What Bannon IS doing is contributing in every way he can to help elect Republicans who will back the party’s true leader, President Trump.
In that effort, Bannon is batting a thousand so far with his backing of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (so strange that Trump didn’t also back Moore).
Where Bannon can be most effective in helping to mold the GOP in the image and philosophy of Donald Trump is to promote the purging of congressional Rinos and back Trumpist candidates to replace them, especially in the Senate where, despite a Republican majority, a small group of Rinos, like lifelong contrarian Songbird McCain, have created an atmosphere of gridlock that will neutralize the Trump agenda if not replaced by true conservative Republicans.
In my opinion, Bannon could also be very effective in creating the change necessary to provide the president with a Trump-friendly congress by backing Paul Nehlen in Wisconsin’s 1st District to replace Paul Rino. We the People need a Speaker who will promote the agenda of the man we put in the White House.
Watch the following video of Sean Hannity interviewing Steve Bannon. This is what I am talking about. Bannon is clearly out to push the Trump agenda and populate Congress with like-minded conservatives who will present common-sense, conservative legislation to be signed into law, rather than fighting President Trump at every turn and trying to negotiate for more moderate (left-leaning) legislation.
I differ with Bannon and Hannity on Ted Cruz, a dangerous snake in the grass. I am a Texan and I will not be supporting Cruz, no matter who is backing him. He showed his true colors during the 2016 GOP presidential primary. He tried to knock candidate Trump off then by involving himself in some very shady business, and if he sees a sliver of daylight between now and 2020, he will cut President Trump off at the knees to promote himself as the candidate of choice. I guarantee it. NEVER trust Ted Cruz! He’s not eligible anyway. The following link is to a Powdered Wig article I published in February, 2016 regarding Canadian Cruz’s ineligibility. President Trump re-tweeted the article, which got him into some hot water with the likes of George Stephanopoulos. Link…. Canadian Cruz
From Western Journalism
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh made a bold statement on his program about Steve Bannon and the current state of the Republican Party.
Limbaugh believes Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, is taking over the roles and responsibilities meant for GOP leadership by enforcing conservatism onto Republican candidates up for re-election.
“I think what Bannon is doing is slowly but surely taking over the role of the Republican Party,” Limbaugh said Wednesday. “The Republican Party is obviously not with Trump on balance — you have some in the House who are — but the Republican Party on balance is not with Trump.”
Steve Bannon played a major role in then-candidate Donald Trump’s presidential victory upset last year and led the formulation of White House policy in the months that followed. He was Trump’s campaign chairman during the 2016 election and later served as a White House chief strategist — leading the nationalist wing of the administration.
After abruptly leaving the administration in mid-August, Bannon returned to his prior position as executive chairman of Breitbart News.
Since leaving the White House, he made it clear he would use his position as a media executive to supportinsurgent conservative candidates running primaries against establishment GOP lawmakers.
Bannon already appears good for his word.
In the special election in Alabama to fill the Senate seat once held by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Bannon went against the Trump administration with his endorsement of Roy Moore.
Bannon supported the successful candidacy of Moore, a controversial former judge, in a move that was at odds with Trump, who campaigned vehemently for Moore’s opponent, Sen. Luther Strange.
By election day, it wasn’t even close. Moore bested Strange in the GOP primary by almost double digits. Moore now heads into the Alabama general election, where he will likely win in a state that leans red.
The primary results demonstrated the power of Bannon’s support.
The leader of Breitbart is not stopping with the Alabama special election. Bannon has recently announcedhe is expanding his GOP targets, adding Republican Sens. Deb Fischer of Nebraska, John Barrasso of Wyoming and Orrin Hatch of Utah to his hit list.
In Wyoming, Bannon is pushing Erik Prince, the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and founder of major security contractor Blackwater, to challenge Barrasso, CNN reported.
In Utah, Hatch may very well retire on his own. If he does, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is reportedly eyeing a run in the Mormon-majority state. If that happens, Bannon is ready to run a candidate against him.
According to a source close to Bannon, this is just a “partial” list of elections he is looking to influence.