The Senate Leadership Fund, which touts itself as an independent super PAC, is connected to House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the epitome of the “establishment,” got in a spat with the Bannon wing of the GOP party.
In the latest salvo, the Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC run by McConnell’s former chief of staff, aired an ad that essentially tells viewers that Moore opposes Trump’s wall along the Mexican border.
Earlier Friday, the Twitter account of the Senate Leadership Fund PAC tweeted out a chart linked to an Axios article, showing the slump in numbers for some online outlets, including Bannon’s Breitbart website.
Should be noted, it’s darn near impossible to get real, TRUE numbers for any website – except maybe that website itself. Project Republic included. For example, we are on platforms that don’t connect with Alexa, or Google analytics, that bring in hundreds of thousands of views a day.
The super PAC didn’t just tweet out the chart, however. They used a certain Trumpian word in their tweet that was designed as a nod to someone in particular.
— Senate Ldshp Fund (@Senate_Fund) October 27, 2017
Steve Bannon’s political adviser, Andrew Surabian, decided to push back:
Rough week for SLF:
No Senate candidates support Mitch
56% of GOP voters want Mitch gone
Flake forced out
Tarkanian leads Heller
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) October 27, 2017
Also, the chief adviser for Senator Rand Paul, Doug Stafford, got in on the action.
I mean, come on – are you really allowed to make fun of something’s reach from a social account with 400 followers??
— Doug Stafford (@dougstafford) October 27, 2017
“They’re not going to help you unless they’re put on notice. They’re going to be held accountable if they do not support the president of the United States,” Bannon told host Charlie Rose. “Right now there’s no accountability. They have totally — they do not support the president’s program. It’s an open secret on Capitol Hill. Everybody in this city knows it.”
“And so, therefore, now that you’re out of the White House, you’re going to war with them?” Rose asked.
“Absolutely,” Bannon replied.
One writer over at Red State wrote: (Also H/T To Red State)
Taking these shots at McConnell, when Trump has declared they’re on the same page. So much so that Trump went to bat for McConnell’s chosen candidate in the Alabama Republican primary, Luther Strange, several months ago.
Maybe somebody should tell the Bannonites.
When that couldn’t be further from the truth. Sure, Bannon is all in for Trump. But the MAGA movement supersedes even the man, Trump, himself. The fact is Moore was the MAGA candidate, Strange was establishment. McConnell is the leader for now, Trump has to ‘be on the same page’….
I’ll take things a never-Trumper said for 1000 Alex.