Bannon’s Cannon Frosts Flake

Look, it took a long time for me to think that title up. For what I get paid around here you ain’t gettin’ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Or Paul McCartney. Or (fill in any two-bit rapper you can think of here… I don’t know any and don’t care to… I don’t consider that garbage as music anyway).

Bannon Claims Another Scalp as Jeff Flake Decides Not to Seek Reelection

Under threat of an arduous primary challenge backed by Steve Bannon, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., announced Tuesday he will not seek reelection.
He told The Arizona Republic ahead of his announcement that he has become convinced “there may not be a place for a Republican like me in the current Republican climate or the current Republican Party.”
Flake said he has not “soured on the Senate” and loves the institution, but that as a traditional, libertarian-leaning conservative Republican he is out of step with today’s Trump-dominated GOP.

Jeff Flake Mourns: ‘Traditional Conservative’ That Values Immigration, Free Trade Can’t Win

“When the next generation asks us, ‘Why didn’t you do something? Why didn’t you speak up?’ What are we going to say?” Flake said sorrowfully as he stood up in the Senate for his announcement. “Mr. President, I rise today to say, enough.”
Flake said that he no longer could serve as a conservative in a party that no longer valued free trade or immigration.

Rand Paul Is Only Lawmaker Who Refused To Stand, Applaud Jeff Flake Trashing POTUS Trump On Senate Floor

Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) gave a bridge burning speech on the Senate floor after news broke that he will not seek re-election in 2018. According to Daily Beast reporter Andrew Desiderio, every lawmaker who attended the speech, both Democrats and Republicans, stood and clapped for Flake — except Rand Paul.

The KY lawmaker didn’t see the virtue in trashing Trump as tax reform is on the table.


CNN Goes All Out: Flake Speech Was ‘Breathtaking,’ ‘Historic,’ ‘Extraordinary Moment’ in U.S. Politics

On Tuesday afternoon, CNN Newsroom couldn’t contain their overwhelming praise for Republican Senator Jeff Flake (Ariz.) following his anti-Trump speech on the Senate floor, swooning like Barack Obama had just given the speech by declaring it a “breathtaking,” “historic,” and “extraordinary moment in American politics.”
Host Brooke Baldwin kicked things off, gushing that “[w]e have all just now witnessed an extraordinary moment in American politics” as “a sitting Republican senator” blamed President Trump for not seeking reelection due to his “actions and behavior.”

[CtH: Gag me!  If he’d said anything remotely like this about Obama, he’d have been tarred and feathered.]

Jeff Flake won’t rule out taking on Trump in 2020 primary

Flake, who said he believes the president is setting a bad example for children, called out Trump for tweeting at foreign leaders and referring to Democrats as “losers or clowns.”
“These are kinds of things that we shouldn’t be okay with,” he said. “We keep waiting for a pivot that simply isn’t happening.”

Jeff Flake Retirement ‘Another Scalp’ for Bannon

At the Arizona rally last week, Bannon mocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), telling him that his people are going home, in reference to McConnell’s comment about how losers go home and winners make policy.
“Note to self, Mitch: Big Luther Strange and Little Bobby Corker are both going home,” Bannon said to the raucous Arizona crowd last week. “The people of Alabama and the people of Tennessee have spoken. Your folks are going home, and their folks are making policy.”


Filed under Donald Trump, Elections, Immigration, Jeff Flake, News Media, Rand Paul, Republicans, Steve Bannon, U.S. Senate

8 responses to “Bannon’s Cannon Frosts Flake

  1. Pistol Pete

    White House: Flake’s Speech Attacking Trump Was Not ‘Befitting of the Senate Floor’

    White House: Imagine Our Progress if Senators Like Corker Did Their Job Instead of ‘Grandstanding on TV’


  2. Pistol Pete

    Waters: ‘Absolutely Ridiculous’ to Say I Threatened Trump
    Dem rep says she’s been ‘responsible’ in calling for president’s impeachment


    • chrissythehyphenated

      I remember when Hillary said we should “call a spade a spade” in reference to some stupid thing Obama had said. The expression is older than dirt and refers to a garden tool, but the Obama Loving Left went absolutely BERSERK about her RAAAACIST comment.

      I also remember when McCain asked a question about who supported something or other, then pointed at Obama and said, “That one.” The Left AGAIN went absolutely BERSERK about his RAAACIST comment.

      So puh-leeze, Maxine, you race whore, everybody knows “take him out” is slang for “kill.” Your Trump-hating audience loved it when you said that and you smirked.

      I saw the exact same thing back in 2008, when Obama was talking about Hillary and scratched his temple with his middle finger. His Obama-loving audience laughed and he smirked. Later, he denied he had flipped the bird at her, but we all know that’s precisely what he did.

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  3. Pistol Pete

    New Poll Shows Democrats Want the Party to Move Further Left

    A new poll found that 52 percent of Democrats polled say they support “movements within the Democratic Party to take it even further to the left and oppose the current Democratic leaders.”

    That belief was especially strong among younger Democrats: 69 percent of Democrats ages 18-34 said they supported those movements, according to an October Harvard-Harris poll. The Democratic Party has had an ongoing feud between its left wing and the party establishment, while younger voters have supported candidates further to the left.


  4. Pistol Pete

    Jesse Jackson: “Blacks Going From Picking Cotton Balls To Picking Footballs And Basketballs Without Freedom Isn’t Progress”…


  5. chrissythehyphenated

    ::giggling over title:: well done, Pete!