Tax Reform And Never Trumpers
In a beautiful paradox, Judge Moore’s defeats might well have become the catalyst for a huge achievement for the Trump Administration: the Tax Reform.
I will wait that Santa brings me the approval in both House and Senate before rejoicing, as I still struggle to believe this is going to happen. However, as success now appears highly probable I will try to give a short explanation of what I think is happening.
What I think is happening is that Breitbart & Co. have raised the level of danger for the likes of Ryan and McConnell, to the point that their obvious policy of boycott of Trump’s agenda seems linked to an increasingly greater danger, for an increasing number of them, to be kicked out of the next elections already at the Primaries. This is what Bannon & Co. clearly have in mind, and the Alabama primary has shown how powerful they can be. The threat of all-out war to a number of prominent Senators and Representatives becomes the more evident as their obstructionism becomes more obvious. At some point, something’s gotta give and it appears that the desire to harm Trump has given way to the fear of harming themselves. Yes, Bannon & Co. will still go after an awful lot of RINOs’ scalps; but this is exactly the reason why some Republican credentials must be faked at this point; and if Trump profits from it then it is very unfortunate, but not worth the risk of not being reelected.
Also, the de facto soon almost vanishing majority in the Senate has forced everyone to act fast. With McCain still alive and the Republicans officially at 51-49 (but I consider it a factual 50-50, as Cain McCain is very advanced in years and a RINO if ever there was one) there was just no time to lose, and lo and behold, the agreement came very fast in the end.
You don’t believe how fear of losing one’s seat can sharpen one’s mind.
Thank God for Steve Bannon and the hardline Deplorables.
They might have managed to make of the likes of McConnell something resembling Republicans.