Dana Perino was visibly annoyed when Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, remember?
Throughout the primary, she was annoyed when his poll numbers came in better than Jeb’s.
After all was said and done, Trump won. Even on election night when Trump defied the MSM and establishment narratives, Perino refused to credit Trump or the people of the rust belt states. Rather, she credited Reince Preibus and Scott Walker, immediately trying to funnel credibility back to a rejected establishment (see video at the 16:28 time mark).
Now, she’s crossed the line again. During The Five‘s discussion on the recent Charlottesville chaos, Perino used the opportunity to slam Breitbart, associating the web site with Nazis. Tony Lee at Breitbart reports:
Fox News viewers were livid after Dana Perino—long suspected to be someone, like Megyn Kelly, who cares more about the opinions of elites in the New York and D.C. than Fox News’ viewers—smeared Breitbart News as a site for Nazis on Monday.
It seems like the vapid Fox News host knows less about Breitbart News and the alt-right/new right than the Cuban Missile Crisis, which is saying quite a lot.
Perino lashed out at President Donald Trump on The Five for allowing Nazis and the alt-right to seek “safe harbor under his wing” before adding that “the alt-right doesn’t even believe in the Constitution of the United States.”
“These are people who, through, sites like Breitbart for the last two years come after people,” Perino said. “I thought Nazis were something that we dealt in the past … of course, I knew [there were] like little groups here and there … but that America had a handle on it.”
You can read Lee’s entire article here.
This isn’t a surprise. Perino was a massive supporter of the Bush family. As we all know, she worked for George W. Bush. It was movements that benefited from the objective pieces at sites like Breitbart who began rejecting the Republican establishment that led to its ultimate demise.
Perino has since tried presenting a more modified, passive aggressive approach to delivering opinions on the current administration. Yet, her disdain for the movement that led to Jeb Bush’s defeat in the primary of 2016 remains apparent. (Let us also not forget that when it was apparent that Trump was going to ultimately prevail in the 2016 primary, that after Jeb’s exit, his special interests and donors immediately began flocking to Hillary Clinton.)
The big-government Republicans that seek to put the will of big donors and special interests above the interests of the American people are certainly no better than Democrats.
It’s why the midterm elections of 2018 will be massively important. It’s why Donald Trump made a huge mistake by reaching out to people like Mitt Romney after his victory and lining his cabinet and administration with people we know who were not 100% behind him throughout the campaigns, though one would understand his hope that such folks heard the voices of the people and were willing to get on board.
Live and learn.
This isn’t Republican vs. Democrat anymore. It won’t be for a long time. It’s "Them" vs. "Us," an idea that Governor Sarah Palin has been conveying long before the Trump Train existed and something the establishment wishes we’d forget.