Steve Bannon is acting more and more (and more openly) like a stooge of the Progressive-Democratic Party.
Is Steve Bannon working for my agenda—or his?
That’s the question Donald Trump might ask himself….
Indeed, since Bannon’s targets are Republicans of whom he disapproves—which is to say nearly all of them—all of us must ask for whose agenda is Bannon working so hard. Bannon did, though, give his game away:
The only question on Capitol Hill, he warned Mr [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell, is “who’s going to be Brutus to your Julius Caesar[?]”
Indeed. Who’s going to play the role of assassin/traitor to the Senate?
Bannon intends to subject every Republican Senator who is rude enough to support McConnell to a primary contest with a view to removing that Senator from office and replacing him with a more malleable candidate in the general election.
I’ve written elsewhere of the likely outcome of Bannon’s campaign. William McGurn, the author of the piece at the first link, has one take on Bannon’s motive for that outcome. I have another.
If Bannon were truly interested in a Conservative victory in the coming series of elections, he’d be going after the Progressive-Democratic Party candidates instead of targeting Republicans, even those who aren’t conservative enough to suit him. Instead, he’s carefully ignoring the Democrats.