As we've seen, that very Establishment has done all in its power to stop his agenda through stall and subterfuge, yet he still holds out hope today that he can bring them to support the agenda he was elected to carry forward. I appreciate his desire to unify the party, but it takes two to tango and Mitch and his minions have no desire to dance. They figure that they will stall the President's agenda for an entire term if necessary and then return to business as usual. After all, they don't care if the Republican Party holds the majority as long as they retain their personal perks and advantages thanks to the lobbyists and donors who are often as closely aligned with Democrats as Republicans. The Washinton Swamp is deep and thought to be impenetrable, and when the President caved to convention and filled so many of his key White House staff positions with creatures who love the swamp, well, in such case he is left with really no one to blame but himself. What started as a bang is now just a whimper and unless he weed out the Establishment players who backstab his agenda and replaces them with people true to his program, Making America Great Again will just continue to be a catchy slogan but little else.
The off year election offers a great opportunity to take a step in the right direction. As we learned in the special primary run-off in Alabama Tuesday night, Washington money doesn't stand a chance against the power of the people when they stand and are determined. Those people supporting Judge Moore Tuesday night are the same people who propelled the President to victory in November in Alabama and so many other states. Their power is already shown by the fact that neighboring Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, the Foreign Relations Committee chair, has already announced he won't run again in 2018, realizing that a serious challenge would be mounted by party conservatives against him after his disappointing failure to support Trump often.
And other weak incumbents such as Jeff Flake in Arizona, Dean Heller in Nevada and Roger Wicker in Mississippi are susceptible to losing a primary. Great candidates are already planning their campaigns, including Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, Kelli Ward in Arizona and Danny Tarkanian in Nevada. Each is a clear conservative, desirous of major change in Washington and offer a great head start on building a team to nullify the RINO influence in the Senate. And despite Trump's issues, he has successfully put a positive push on the economy and jobs and if it continues should provide the cushion they need to maintain Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, only with a more conservative tilt.
Now despite some of my comments to the contrary, I still support President Trump. I only hope he will reduce the influence of his son-in-law and daughter, both liberals, tamper the big mouth of Gary Cohn and the liberal bent of Steve Mnuchin, both Democrats, and never forget those who got him were he is today: Good Americans on a more traditional, religious and conservative view who want the America that they grew up and still love. Is that too much to ask for from the President? America is waiting and praying that you make the correct choice.