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Steve Bannon admits that RINOs and Trump are on the same team

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Steve Bannon admits that RINOs and Trump are on the same team

In an unbelievable moment of transparency and honesty, Donald Trump’s problematic former chief strategist and advisor, Steve Bannon, admitted to something that everyone not drinking the orange Kool-Aid has always known — Congress is filled with establishment Republicans who will put Trump’s liberal agenda ahead of conservative principles.

In an interview with The Hill, Bannon admitted as much when he encouraged Trump supporters to roll up their sleeves and get to work helping to re-elect RINOs.

I guess that whole “drain the swamp” thingy is going to have to wait.

Using Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) as an example — he’s been in Washington for 21 years and garners a 50% (F) Liberty Score® from Conservative Review — Bannon explained:

“One of the things we have to convince people of is, it doesn’t matter that Pete Sessions is a RINO. He’s a vote for Donald Trump, and that’s all you have to think about. And not just, you have to vote for him — you’re going to have to go out and work a precinct, and ring doorbells, and do a phone bank for him.”

There you have it! Trump needs establishment RINOs — notice Bannon didn’t say conservatives — to support his agenda because conservatives won’t. Although, there are so-called conservatives in Congress who have sold their souls to Trump’s non-conservative agenda. I’m looking at you, House Freedom Caucus.

Bannon’s indirect admission is that Trump and the GOP are one and the same when it comes to being a RINO and that conservatism no longer represents the Republican party. It was just last week, for example, that I wrote about how the Convention of States Project and Club for Growth were using their organizations to promote Trump and re-elect establishment Republicans.

Beginning with Barry Goldwater in the 1960’s and culminating with Ronald Reagan in the 1980’s, conservatism had become the benchmark of the Republican party. However, beginning with George H. W. Bush, conservative values were abandoned by the GOP, giving rise to the RINO (Republican In Name Only) to describe the Republican party. Since that time, it has grown in popularity to describe people like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner during the Obama years.

However, in the Age of Trump, RINO has come to describe Republicans in other ways.

For example, RINO stood for Repeal In Name Only when it came to keeping the promise to destroy Obamacare “root and branch,” and it stood for Rescind In Name Only when it came to keeping the promise to get rid of Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order.

Regardless of how it’s used, however, RINO will forever represent the Republican establishment — a party devoid of conservative ideals and willing to let liberal Democrats run the show.

You know, when you look at it that way, it’s no wonder Bannon is okay with re-electing RINOs. How else will the NY liberal in the White House get anything done?

Originally posted on StridentConservative.com.

 


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6 illegal aliens, rivals of El Chapo, arrested in massive drug sting

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6 illegal aliens rivals of El Chapos arrested in massive drug sting

A massive drug trafficking operation by law enforcement in North Carolina resulted in the arrests of six illegal immigrants with connections to a Mexican drug cartel. The organization, which is a competitor of the Sinaloa cartel made famous by its jailed leader, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was operating along the east coast pushing drugs ranging from cocaine to methamphetamine.

Oscar Rangel-Gutierrez, Raul Rangel-Gutierrez, Regulo Rangel Gutierrez,  Rodolfo Martinez, Rigoberto Rangel-Gutierrez and Francisco Garcia-Martinez were arrested and tied to the Jalisco New Generation cartel.

“Members of the investigative team believe — based on wire intercepts, surveillance and other facts discovered from the investigation — that Oscar and Regulo transport illicit proceeds, derived from the sales of narcotics, when they travel from Myrtle Beach to Charlotte,” according to federal court documents, as WMBF reported.

My Take

What makes this so concerning is that Jalisco New Generation cartel is known to operate mostly out of Tijuana on the west coast of Mexico, shipping drugs along the porous southern California border. For them to be reaching all the way to the east coast is telling of their influence and reach.

Unfortunately, leftists believe in Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s solution, which is to stop drug trafficking by making it harder to cross the border at the ports of entry.

Progressives often refer to statistics that show most drug busts happen at the ports of entry, ignoring the obvious fact that fewer drug traffickers are caught when they breach the border away from ports of entry.

 


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Would the White House pressure Benjamin Netanyahu to form government with left-leaning parties?

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Would the White House pressure Benjamin Netanyahu to form government with left-leaning parties

On the surface, it may be difficult to imagine President Trump, a Republican, quietly pressuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next Israeli government in a coalition with left-leaning parties should he win the April elections. But dig a little deeper and the thought becomes plausible. Why? Because it’s very likely his much-touted Middle East peace plan includes provisions for the Palestinians that conservatives in Israel may not allow.

A pair of articles out of Israel hint at this possibility:

My Take

It isn’t just those supporting such a move who are talking about it. New Right candidate Caroline Glick told the Jerusalem Post in an interview: “It’s mystifying that [Trump administration officials] think there’s a deal to be made when there so obviously isn’t one from the Palestinian perspective.”

Just as President Obama wanted to make his mark with the Iranian nuclear deal, so too would President Trump want to do what no world leader has been able to truly accomplish in history: a negotiated and firm peace in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestinians. It would be a crowning achievement if that was the only thing in his legacy. It would be truly historic.

Of course, most experts on Middle East affairs agree that there’s no chance for such a deal or a lasting peace without a two-state solution on the table, which is almost certainly what the Trump administration is going to push on Israel. The left in the Jewish state seem amicable to the idea, but conservatives are generally opposed. Doing so would weaken them militarily, forcing them to cover areas they currently control and bringing the potential for attacks against Israel nearly impossible to repel.

It’s the hope of any American leader to bring peace to the Middle East because it’s never been done before. Unfortunately, the path to peace is one that would eventually be covered with Israeli blood. That’s the nature of the hatred towards the Jews.

 


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Sex offender Anthony Weiner released from federal prison early

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Sex offender Anthony Weiner released from federal prison early

Disgraced former Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has been released from federal prison ahead of the completion of his 21-month term for good behavior. He is currently in a Residential Re-entry Management facility in Brooklyn, New York, where he will remain until his full release in May.

He will be on probation for three years after his release and must register as a sex offender.

My Take

Something tells me this isn’t the last we’re going to see from Anthony Weiner. He’s not only a sick, sexual pervert, but he’s also a narcissist who can be easily made to believe the people want him back in public office.

 


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