Steve Bannon Unleashes The Wrath Of The ‘Grim Reaper’ On Enemies Within
Steve Bannon Unleashes The Wrath Of The ‘Grim Reaper’ On Enemies Within by Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline
In his first nationally televised interview, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who has often been referred to as the “Grim Reaper, among other things, unleashes his wrath, not against members of the opposing Democratic party, but on the true enemies within, the “establishment Republicans,” that he says is trying to “nullify the 2016 election.”
The interview covered a variety of topics, including President Trump’s Twitter use which he believes is unique and a way to speak directly to the people without the prism and spin by the MSM, DACA & the Catholic church, Neo-nazis, the “Russian collusion” narrative and why it is a farce, and why it was so important for Bannon himself to leave his White House position in order to fight for the American people and the President.
BANNON NAMES THE ENEMIES WITHIN
Unsurprisingly, some of the most important things that Bannon revealed are the exact points the MSM is barely covering or spinning in a manner not consistent with Bannon’s actual answers.
For example, Bannon’s interview was with CBS’s Charlie Rose for ’60 Minutes,” and their headline blares “Breitbart’s Bannon declares war on the GOP,” but that is not what Bannon said, his answer of “absolutely” when Rose asked if he was “going to war with them” was in reference to a previous answer which named some of the enemies within the “Republican establishment,” that are “trying to nullify the 2016 election.”
Bannon was asked who in the Republican establishment was trying to nullify the election, he answers “I think Mitch McConnell, and to a degree, Paul Ryan. They do not want Donald Trump’s populist, economic nationalist agenda to be implemented. It’s very obvious. It’s obvious as– it’s obvious as the– it’s obvious as night follows day is what they’re trying to do.”
When asked for an example, he highlighted one of the first meetings with Mitch McConnell, where McConnell tried to demand the Trump campaign back off their talking about “draining the swamp.”
Oh, Mitch McConnell when we first met him, I mean, he was– he was– he– he said, I think in one of the first meetings– in Trump Tower with the president– as we’re wrapping up, he basically says, “I don’t wanna hear any more of this ‘Drain the Swamp’ talk.” He says, “I can’t– I can’t hire any smart people,” because everybody’s all over him for reporting requirementsand– and the pay, et cetera, and the scrutiny. You know, “You gotta back off that.” The “Drain the Swamp” thing was– is Mitch McConnell was Day One did not wanna– did not wanna go there. Wanted us to back off.
THE SWAMP MONSTERS
What is not heard above, but can be heard during the full video, only on the CBS News site for now, is the follow up points made by Bannon about the “Swamp” in general after Rose asked him if he “cleaned the swamp”, which should be mandatory reading and/or listening to every single person that wants the swamp drained, everyone that has lamented on why the swamp hasn’t already been drained, those that have criticized the slowness of the process.
STEVE BANNON: Well, first off– OK, the swamp is 50 years in the making. Let’s talk about the swamp. The swamp is a business model. It’s a successful business model. It’s a donor-consultant K Street lobbyist-politician– seven of the nine biggest ca– most– wealthiest
CHARLIE ROSE: What are you talking about when you talk about the swamp. You’re talking about the lobbyists and the people–
STEVE BANNON: The permanent political class, as represented by both parties. You’re not gonna– you’re not gonna drain that in eight months. You’re not gonna drain it in two terms. This is gonna take 10, 15, 20 years of relentlessly going after it.
Steve Bannon just did what no politician has done, he actually, finally, defined the “swamp.” We have heard the term drain the swamp for years, throughout election cycles, but no one has ever explained how deep the swamp really is or how many “animals” are part of the ecosystem, and for the “this should be done right now!” crowd, that might be the most critical point to understand.
Presidents cannot fire members of congress that are part of the so-called “swamp,” nor the political class talking heads, nor the donors, that is up to “we the people.” A president can “drain” portions within his administration, like Sally Yates’ termination, or the “bloodbath” when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cleaned out the “7th floor,” etc…. but it could take decades to drain the entire thing, and that is only, as Bannon makes it clear, if we “relentlessly” continue to go after it.