We’ve been saying for months the the strategy from the Trump/Bannon team would be to take down establishment Republicans. As you’re all well aware, the Democrats have several vulnerable candidates. But, what good does it do to replace them with establishment Republicans? Let’s look at the case of Joe Manchin.
People in West Virginia love Joe Manchin, the last popular Democrat governor. Yet, things have changed there, and our sources tell us that Republicans have even tried to flip Joe Manchin to the Republican side. Yet, he refuses to do so because he is a lifelong Democrat.
BKP can relate, his grandparents in West Virginia were hardcore Democrats. They never had nice things to say about Republicans and when his Dad became a Republican it didn’t go over well. Eventually though, his Grandmother left the Dems. When asked why she switched, she said “because my kids became Republicans.” But, she was scared to admit it to people. This is a microcosm of how the Manchin family has DEEP, DEEP Democrat roots in West Virginia for multiple generations.
Remember these quotes?
“If you want to open a coal plant you can but we will bankrupt it” -Barrack Obama
“We want to put coal companies out of business!” – Hillary Clinton
Well that helps to explain the losses Democrats have suffered in places like West Virginia. And, although the media and Democrats are doing their best to slowly pick off the Trump cabinet, it isn’t going to work. It won’t work because Trump is playing chess while they’re playing checkers. Trump is sticking to his agenda.
Just look at Scott Pruitt, who is rolling back the EPA rules from the Obama Era. The Left and Liberals are beside themselves claiming it pushes the Federal Government further away from combating Global Warming. Trump is doing what he can himself to keep his campaign promises. However, when it comes to Congress his “pen is dry.” Anything that requires action from Congress cannot get done because the Republicans in Congress have failed. So why should we choose a Democrat turned Republican like Evan Jenkins?
Don’t panic: It’s not like the voters are going to suddenly vote in Democrats. Everyone who tries to run on “not voting for tax cuts, better insurance, etc. because Trump sent a tweet and it made me mad,” will lose badly. Just like we said before, Bannon left just in time to run Primary Opponents against every Republican (save Ted Cruz). Bannon and Trump know that it is going to take a long time before they can truly “drain the swamp.”
It was a busy weekend on the national political scene from Mike Pence to Harvey Weinstein to The Little Sisters of the Poor and everything in between.
MIKE PENCE: They’re calling it “a stunt” that Mike Pence walked out. They’re trying to say he went to the game after being in Vegas, but the trip had been long planned. Suddenly they all care about the costs of travel. Nobody seems to question the travel that went on during the Obama years on government funded planes.
BROCK LONG AND FEMA: FEMA Director Brock Long appeared on the Sunday shows this weekend. He was once again criticized over Puerto Rico. He quickly dismissed the nonsense from the mayor of San Juan who clearly has an Anti-Trump Agenda.
NORTH KOREA: President Trump set the media off Friday and throughout the weekend for his “calm before the storm” comment,” regarding his policy on North Korea.
HARVEY WEINSTEIN: The Left is finally acknowledging the scandal that surrounds Hollywood Mega-Producer Harvey Weinstein. However, they’ve also found a way to make it about Donald Trump.
BIRTH CONTROL REQUIREMENT: President Trump is ending the ACA requirement for private businesses to provide free healthcare.
IMMIGRATION: Trump releases his new 70 point immigration plan. The goal is to end chain migration, increase border security, and the amnesty for unaccompanied minors.
BOB CORKER: The very wealthy Bob Corker somehow made lots of money during the financial crisis that crippled the rest of the country. July 11, spent between $1-$5 on the McGowan Investment just before Wells Fargo turned into a major profit. Wells Fargo bailed Corker out.