“Good” old Steve Bannon is keeping his promise to go to “war” with the GOP after being ousted from 1600 Pennsylvania by what Sebastian Gorka dubbed, in his own resignation letter, “forces that do not support the MAGA promise.”
As noted on Saturday, Paul Ryan joined a chorus of voices criticizing Trump’s decision to pardon Joe Arpaio, a pardon we would later learn was necessary because – and I can’t even believe I’m saying this – Jeff Sessions wouldn’t let Trump pressure the government to drop the case against the Sheriff ahead of time.
Well now, Breitbart is taking aim.
In a piece that carries the InfoWars-ish title “Paul Ryan Throws In With The Leftists To Attack President Trump’s Pardon“, Steve Bannon’s propaganda machine writes the following:
House Speaker Paul Ryan has thrown in with leftists to rip President Donald J. Trump for pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Ryan’s move to throw in against the president’s decision comes along with several Democrats, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi among them, leveling similar criticisms.
This comes after Ryan similarly threw in with leftists to criticize President Trump’s response to Charlottesville, running to leftist media outlet CNN to say in a town hall that the president “messed up” during his press conference at Trump Tower in New York City earlier this month when he bashed the media and violent leftists as well as neo-Nazis and the KKK.
Ryan’s decision to continue undermining the president in key moments of his presidency matches his behavior during the campaign. Ryan is not someone who has ever been supportive of the president.
Obviously, that is a comically absurd spin job. Paul Ryan isn’t “throwing in with the leftists” by criticizing Trump’s response to Charlottesville and the Arpaio pardon any more than America was “throwing in with the Communists” in the effort to defeat the Third Reich.
The more accurate headline might be: “Paul Ryan States The Obvious About Trump’s Charlottesville Response, Sheriff Pardon.”
Additionally, there’s something highly amusing about Breitbart calling the Democrats “obstructionists” when Steve Bannon has quite literally suggested that his agenda going forward is going to revolve around making sure absolutely nothing gets done on Capitol Hill unless it expressly aligns with his “economic nationalist” agenda.
Anyway, we thought this was appropriate…