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Despite multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, President Trump has decided to formally endorse Roy Moore over twitter. This comes after the GOP Senate Tax Plan nearly failed. After this, Trump has decided that he needs as many Republicans as possible in order to pass any aspects of his agenda. The repercussions of this will be interesting to say the least.
While Trump certainly will never be making friends with the Left anytime soon, this decision will only ignite more anger from them, hopefully provoking more hilarity. This can backfire though. The fervor of the Left may increase due to this, but they will likely just invest more energy in the same strategies that failed them in 2016.
In addition, this demonstrates another blow to the Establishment at the hands of Trump. Every accusation against Judge Moore emerged after Moore defeated Luther Strange, Mitch McConnell’s (and his donors’) top picks. Trump endorsing Moore demonstrates to the neocon establishment that Trump is not a yes man, and he most certainly will not bow to Mitch McConnell.
McConnell is also realizing that he is losing power too. In a recent statement, the senator from Kentucky (not Alabama, he’s a Kentuckian. Why he so fiercely intervened in Alabama’s election still confuses me) said that he will let the people of Alabama decide who their next senator will be. Well isn’t that a novelty idea! If you aren’t an Alabama voter, you really shouldn’t be interfering with their elections. Who’d ever think of such an interesting notion? McConnell is perhaps starting to see that neoconservatism is a dying idea and America First is rising, especially when one considers the election of Trump and the nomination of Moore.
McConnell is up for reelection in 2020, and Kentucky needs a good liberty Republican to primary him and unseat him. Governor Matt Bevin came close in 2014, perhaps someone can sweep in to finish off the king of the Establishment. As a Kentuckian, I have a few candidates in mind.
The Republican Establishment is in trouble now. People are rejecting the siren song of neoconservatism, and the GOP needs to adapt to this. It would be in their best interest to actually consider giving liberty Republicans like Mo Brooks a fair chance on the next run to avoid conflicts like this in the future.