Take this article with a grain of salt. Juan Williams wrote it, but he does make some good points. Like I said, SOME. Check it out.
By Juan Williams
The big news for the GOP majority on Capitol Hill last week came as a tweet — and it was not from President Trump.
Matt Drudge, the proprietor of The Drudge Report, the conservative website which played a leading role in the rise of the new president, raised eyebrows with this note:
“Republican Party should be sued for fraud. No discussion of tax cuts now. Just lots of crazy. Back to basics, guys!”
Later he pointed to the inability of the Trump White House to immediately dismantle President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, asking “meanwhile, is Obamacare penalty tax still in place?”
Drudge’s scolding was amplified by another leading voice in the successful Republican takeover of Congress, my Fox News colleague Sean Hannity.
Hannity called the Republicans in Congress “spineless, gutless, timid politicians.” He lambasted them for failing to keep their promise to kill off ObamaCare. During campaign season, Republicans — and their sirens in the media — demonized ObamaCare to win the votes that enabled the GOP to maintain its majorities in the House and Senate. The strategy also helped Trump win control of the White House.
Hannity and Drudge are among the loudest — if not the most powerful — voices speaking to the hard right base. Their unforgiving attacks on Obama, Democrats and the old-school Republican establishment stirred the populist resentments that shaped today’s Congress.
So, the speed with which these conservative media titans have turned on their creations — the politicians they helped put in power at the Capitol and White House — is a sign of the deep divisions already splitting the ruling Republican majority in Washington.