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Friday, November 17, 2017
Judge Roy Moore: The Bannonites Versus the Swamp
Hat Tip: Kevin "Coach" Collins
McConnell gave the game away from the opening moment — and sex was just the
In its lead
editorial yesterday morning the Wall Street Journal laid out what’s
really at stake in the establishment’s jihad against the people of Alabama
who elected Judge Roy Moore to represent them as the Republican nominee in the
upcoming Senate race, and it has nothing to do with decency or standards of
behavior. In fact, it has almost nothing to do with Roy Moore himself.
For the swamp creatures of both the
Republican and Democratic persuasions, what’s really unfolding is a battle
between Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Steve Bannon, a reenactment of the
battle they fought and lost against President Donald Trump:
The Bannonites… want to defeat the
existing majority — a conservative majority by any historical standard —
mainly to show that they can depose Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Mitchie is on the, uh, left
Without any consciousness of irony,
the Journal describes the Bannonites in the same terms as it described candidate
Trump’s supporters. They are an insurgency comprised of “cranks and outliers… a
political fringe that will always find a way to lose.” Only this is the losing
fringe that year ago won big time to give the Republicans the Presidency, the
Senate, and the House! Still in a state of shock over this unexpected and
unintended win, the vaunted “conservative majority” has been unable to
enact any of its legislative agenda. Not health reform, not tax reform, not
immigration reform. Nada.
Everything President Trump has
accomplished to date — and his accomplishments have been considerable — has
been in spite of his Republican colleagues rather than with their help.
What puts the Bannonites on the
fringe, says the Journal, is their agenda of “trade protectionism and
slashing immigration.” Only the sixty million Trump voters call it negotiating
fairer trade deals that will see the wages of lower-income Americans rise, even
as they benefit capital growth, and designing a more rational immigration
system that will benefit the Americans and legal immigrants who are already
here. The alternative is importing class immobility and an ever-growing income
gap, a social inequality that’s both immoral and unsustainable.
The Journal asks voters to
draw from the “Moore mess” the lesson that “their future lies with nominating
candidates who want to achieve substantive policy goals, such as serious reform
of the tax code or confirming originalist judges.” Problem is that candidates
have to get elected first, and the candidates blessed by Mitch McConnell and
his swamp creatures haven’t been able to do so. And those that have been in the
legislature for years don’t seem to be interested in doing any of these things.
Except for that insurgent Donald
Trump who’s been busy getting his originalist judges confirmed. Having submitted
105 individuals to vacancies on appeals courts, district courts, and U.S.
attorney positions, Trump finally succeeded
in lighting a fire under McConnell to speed up the confirmation process in the
last few weeks. “They’re waiting forever on line,” said the President. “It
shouldn’t happen that way. It’s not right, it’s not fair.”
Roy Moore is only a pawn in this Game
of Thrones. The allegations against him are laughable. “We do not want to live
in a country or political culture in which every accusation of sexual
misconduct is automatically accepted as true,” piously intones the Journal
before going on to automatically accept them as true, after a desultory nod
to Moore’s right to challenge his accusers “for acts alleged to have happened
more than 30 years ago.” Mitch McConnell had no qualms about convicting Judge
Moore on the spot, however, the constitutional presumption of innocence be
damned. “I believe the women, yes,” he said.
This is about as courageous as declaring “I don’t like Nazis.” And as
disgustingly superficial and manipulative.
Only ONE has been eliminated
Even despite the one woman who, under
Gloria Allred’s tutelage, claimed that Moore attempted to rape her, the Journal
could not bring itself to use a stronger term than “sexual misconduct” to
describe the allegations against Moore. That’s a very broad term. It can refer
to any unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature. One doesn’t usually know whether
or not behavior is welcome until after the fact. And what qualifies as sexual
behavior has changed a lot in the thirty years. Today, reciting the old the
nursery rhyme, “Georgie Porgie pudding and pie/kissed the girls and made them
cry,” could get your 7-year- old arrested as a dangerous sexual predator.
Moore’s credibility dropped below the
level of survivability for the Journal, however, when he denied knowing
one of his accusers “though he signed her yearbook.” Oh, please! Do you
remember everybody whose high school yearbook you signed?
“He’s [Moore] obviously not fit to be
in the United States Senate,” said the capo di tutti capi of the Republican
Party who once praised a senator who left a young intern to die at the bottom
of a pond near Chappaquiddick Island. “Kennedy was someone who could separate
the personal from the political,” said
McConnell without any apparent sense of irony.
Obviously, Mitch McConnell and his
brothers and sisters in the swamp will “separate the personal from the
political” for anyone who doesn’t represent a threat to their power. They lost
their fight against Trump, but they will keep fighting, even if it’s bad for