Breitbart News Executive Director Steve Bannon left the White House because he wanted to be untethered. Feeling that he was neutered while serving as Trump’s chief strategist, he departed the administration to unleash holy hell on the reviled GOP establishment. Feeling momentum after Judge Roy Moore defeated establishment-backed incumbent Luther Strange in a Republican Senate primary election in Alabama last month, Bannon is planning to rock the establishment to its core in 2018.
“Karl Rove, Steven Law – these guys should get the joke,” Bannon said during an interview with Sean Hannity on his FOX News program. “Their donors are coming to us because they are tired of having their money burned up by trying to destroy people like Judge Moore.”
“There’s a new game in town. We are to cut off the oxygen to Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell’s biggest asset is the money. We’re going to make it the biggest liability. We are going after these guys tooth and nail.”
McConnell was the principal backer of Strange as he attempted to hang on to his seat and keep his anti-establishment opponent, Roy Moore, out of the Senate corridors. McConnell was even able to convince Donald Trump to support his loser of a candidate, a blemish on the President’s record. Nevertheless, even Trump’s wholehearted endorsement was unable to move Alabama primary voters who ended up voting for the genuine article.
Bannon feels that the results in Alabama can be recreated nationwide in 2018 if conservatives do the hard work needed to make it happen.
“To take your country back – it’s not going to happen in any just one election. This is something you’re going to have to grind out day in and day out for the next five, ten, fifteen, twenty years,” Bannon said.
“It took us a long time to get here. There’s no magic wand we can wave and drain the swamp. There’s no magic wand we can wave and blow up this establishment. I hate to tell people, you’re going to have to work,” Bannon said. “But you know what? The grit, determination and courage of the American working men and women – we are going to win.”
Bannon claims that no incumbent legislator, short of hard-line conservative Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), is safe from the populist apocalypse that he plans to unleash upon the GOP establishment in 2018. Entrenched Republicans would be wise to take his threats seriously, as Bannon was one of the primary architects of Trump’s presidential victory that shocked the beltway last November.