Kevin McCarthy, the former Speaker of the US Congress, has been ousted by a group of eight Republicans with the assistance of Democratic votes, marking a victory for the political strategist Steve Bannon and his Make America Great Again (MAGA) circle. Bannon and MAGA’s battle is focused on the political sphere, including Congress, the Senate, the courts, and party precincts. They refer to their opposition as the “Administrative State,” which encompasses the vast federal bureaucracy, corporate donors, mainstream media, and big tech.
Bannon believes that certain political operatives are currently appointing 3,000 “non-Senate confirmed political appointees” who will assume their positions once Trump is re-elected for a second term. This move is seen as the beginning of dismantling the existing administrative state. Bannon also highlights the significance of Trump having appointed five conservative judges to the Supreme Court, which currently tilts the balance in their favor. The court will soon reconsider the Chevron v. National Resources Defense Council ruling, which could potentially weaken the power of the administrative state and restore balance between the judiciary and the executive branch of government.
The inflated size and power of the administrative state is a concern for Bannon and his team. With over two million executive branch employees and only 2,000 political appointees, the ratio of managers to employees is severely imbalanced. Furthermore, the federal workforce is estimated to be around 18 million people, including consultants. Bannon compares Washington to an imperial capital, catering to the wealthy federal employees and consultants.
In addition to the political battle, Bannon’s team is also concerned about the dire state of the economy and financial system. Peter Navarro, Trump’s former Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, highlights the disintegration of the economy and the soaring national debt. Navarro emphasizes the need to address the excessive spending bills pushed through the Capitol and the potential threat of stagflation.
Jerome Corsi, a veteran political journalist, reveals that a group of generals once approached him during the Obama administration, expressing their readiness to conduct a coup d’etat against Obama. However, the generals reconsidered their plan after discussing it with Donald Trump, who agreed to run for president and conduct a legitimate process to root out traitors within the government. Corsi’s account is seen as credible due to his reputation and the potential consequences of spreading unfounded rumors about the military.
The article also touches on the phenomenon of Q Anon, a mysterious online persona that gained significant attention during Trump’s presidency. Some dismissed it as a psyop, while others speculated about its origins and intentions. Trump himself made allusions to Q during a press conference, further adding to the intrigue.
Overall, Bannon and his team’s efforts focus on dismantling the administrative state and restoring balance within the political and economic systems. Their successes, such as McCarthy’s removal as Speaker of the House, serve as stepping stones in their ongoing battle against what they perceive as the deep-seated corruption within the government.