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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Stephen Bannon: Another Trump flake

Stephen Bannon: Donald Trump's new campaign "CEO."
Stephen Bannon: Donald Trump’s new campaign “CEO.”

Donald Trump reshuffled his campaign staff for the third time in recent weeks, bringing in a Breitbart honcho who is as much of a racist, bigot, conspiracy-theorist and liar than him.

Under Stephen Bannon’s watch at Breitbart, headlines like “Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew” or “NAACP Joins Soros Army Plotting DC Distruptions, Civil Disobediance, Mass Arrests” or “Teenage Boys With Tits: Here’s My Problem With Ghostbusters” and “Young Muslims in the West Are a Ticking Times Bomb, Increasingly Sympathizing With Radicals, Terror.”

Such headlines appear on Breitbart in all caps formet, the Internet equivalent of shouting.

Bannon shouts a lot  He pontificates with false claims.  He lies.  He’s the perfect match for Donald Trump.

As a movie and television producer, he got rich through a deal with the popular “Seinfeld” TV series and produced a critically-lambasted documentary that he claimed would propel Sarah Palin to the presidency — which never happened — and lost money on the ludicrous attempt.

Trump pushed aside campaign chairman Paul Manafort to bring in Bannon as the new “CEO” of the Trump for President operation, along with Republican pollster  Kellyanne Conway — who worked with the losing campaigns of New Gingrich and Ted Cruz for President.

“They’re terrific people, they’re winners, they’re champs, and we need to win it,” Trump said.

Translation:  They think like Trump and won’t suggest he try to tone down his hateful rhetoric or flamboyant and untrue claims.

They also have never managed a Presidential campaign.

Columnist Eugene Robinson writes that Breitbart News, under Bannon’s tutelage, “creates its own ultranationalist far-right reality — one that often bears little resemblance to the world as it really is.”

He adds:

Bannon gives readers the impression that the nation is in grave and imminent peril, that Muslims are conspiring to impose sharia law throughout the land, that Mexican immigrants are running rampant in a wild crime spree, that only Trump can save us — and that polls showing him far behind Clinton are somehow skewed, incompetent or irrelevant.

None of this is true, not a word. It’s all a paranoid fantasy, designed to exploit anxieties about demographic and economic change. And Trump has decided that his best chance of winning is to peddle this garbage, some of which he may actually believe.

Republicans continue to worry and defect from the party’s ranks, knowing that Trump’s escalating slide into the political slime pits threatens just about anyone with a GOP label in Congressional races around the country.

Former Mitt Romney finance chairman David Nirenberg says Trump “speaks positively about foreign dictators and acts like one himself. ”

Writing in a CNBC Op-Ed, Nirenberg adds:

Trump is the most dangerous major party presidential candidate in my lifetime, maybe in American history. His character, temperament, and behavior definitely are not presidential. I don’t think he’s fit to be our president.

Around the country, polls continue to show Clinton pulling away from Trump.

He continues to hold a slight edge in a few states with white males who lack education but trails among those who graduated from college, along with women  (white or minority), millennials, independents and the growing list of disaffected Republicans.

Some Democratic and Republican political insiders say the final vote may match the 1964 election when Lyndon Johnson wiped out Barry Goldwater.

“Sadly, a hothead like Trump can win GOP primaries,” says one dejected GOP consultant.  “But a general election is another matter.  Trump has alienated too many voters groups and his continued erratic actions show voters that he is someone we can’t trust to take the reins of the Presidency.”

David Nierenberg says he, a lifelong Republican, will vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton.

“She is emotionally mature and centered. She respects and enjoys working with people from all backgrounds. She has the diplomatic skills needed to break the gridlock in Washington and lead our country well. America needs a steady hand on the tiller,” Nierenberg wrote. “We cannot afford the risk of a man whose temperament and behavior are erratic.”


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57 thoughts on “Stephen Bannon: Another Trump flake”

    • This guy is a real slob, is this the type of people that will be in a Trump cabinet.. He has the same conspiracy mindset as Trump. Scary.

  1. #vulgariantrump appears to be so desperate. Could you imagine his changing our campaign leaders three times and this time none of the two have ever ran a presidential campaign. They are both losers having ran campaigns for Ted Cruz and Newt Gingrich, both losers. Bannon looks like a psycho. I believe #dingleberrydonald is a mental case and anyone that follows this nut do not have a mind of their own and lack their own leadership and that’s a shame. Then too, he likes the undeducated, particularly the white males.

    • I have seen some of the most intelligent reply’s on this site vs most of the extreme right wing sites who are all about right conspiracy lies and any lie that will disrespect the opposition.

  2. Trump is going to take the money and run. (maybe 100 million from white male without an education) That’s the reason he runs on paid ads so he can keep as much money for a loss his pockets after the Koch brothers are black-mailed into putting in to his campaign $ 200 – 300 million on the condition he will have a big health problem and need to leave the campaign under doctors care.

    • You hit it right on the head. Trump is in it for the donations and the government financial assistance to earn for himself and his failing companies. It became crystal clear when he collected funds for vets, then kept the money until it was exposed publically that he did not intend to donate the money. And another article exposed his uses of donations offerings to family members and his failing companies. Which proves that he has no business acumen except to bilk everyone in his party for his own gain.

  3. Reince Priebus wanders the halls of his house in the dead of the night, head down, constantly uttering the two words that dominate his thoughts: “We’re f*@#^d.”

    • I agree, and look at this lump of a man Bannon who looks so unhealthy and looks like he has an alcohol addiction with that red nose, oh heaven help us. Trump is so desperate and changing for the third time the people that work for him is certainly an indicator of so many things. Mainly, he lacks discretion by the looks of Bannon. Trump is a mental case and anyone that buys into his insanity, haven’t a mind of their own, they need to follow and lack their own leadership and that’s a shame.

  4. Mr. Bannon’s website is more stinky than garbage truck with racism and hate .. By selecting Mr. Bannon as his campaing manager, tells it clearly that who mr . Trump is

  5. Another Trump’s employees, who came to do the dirty work so Trump don’t get involve. Bigotry, racism its his trade mark.With all this winners, Trump will make it to the White House in one of those DC tours. ..The one that I actually feel sorry for is that Young lady Katrina she have serious problems called STUPIDITY. Today she said that Clinton (another winners) suffers from Disphagia wish is actually a difficulties swallowing , but the brainy Katrina said was as a result of a brain concoction.Can some one coach this lady…please, please..she its making a fool of her self on National Tv…

  6. If you are a presidential candidate and you have to KEEP CHANGING STAFF, that should be a RED FLAG you can’t make good decisions.

  7. For a moment, I thought the photo above was one of Trump supporter Chris Christie. But then I looked closer and noticed in one hand was a drinking cup,, and in the other, what appears to be a phone. Originally, I mistook the phone for a donut.

  8. In reading Doug Thompson’s opinions it is obvious that he is filled with more hate and bigotry than could ever be placed upon Mr. Trump’s head. Why is Mr. Thompson full of so much hate and animosity? Perhaps it is just lack of a proper education in the real purpose and objectives in becoming a respected journalist. So sad that another reporter is headed to the waste pile simply due to the fact that he is biased and is unwilling to be fair and balanced.

    • I thought the comments on Trump erred on the side of generosity. The man has no idea how to run anything, let alone this country. His shambles of a campaign proves that.

  9. Trump lost me when he ridiculed the disabled reporter and denigrated McCain’s POW experience. Those were real glimpses into his soul, and on such matters, you don’t get do-overs. If he does that in public for us all to see, what else is he capable of. He is a sad excuse for a human being!

    • In 1969, Hillary Clinton was the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College.
      In 1973, she earned a J.D. from Yale Law School.
      In 1973, she became a Congressional legal counsel.
      In 1977, she cofounded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.
      In 1978, she became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation.
      In 1979, she became the first female partner at Rose Law Firm.
      The National Law Journal twice listed her as one of the hundred most influential lawyers in America.
      From 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992, she led a task force that reformed Arkansas’s education system.
      From 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992, she was on the board of directors of Wal-Mart and several other corporations.
      In 1997 and 1999, she played a leading role in advocating the creation of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Adoption and Safe Families Act, and the Foster Care Independence Act.
      From 2001 – 2008, she was elected and served as the first female Senator from the State of New York.
      She is the only First Lady ever to have run for public office.
      Running in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries, she won far more primaries and delegates than any other female candidate in American history, but narrowly lost the nomination to Barack Obama.
      In 2009, she was selected to serve as Secretary of State by Obama. As Secretary of State, she visited more countries than any other Secretary of State. She viewed “smart power” as the strategy for asserting U.S. leadership and values, by combining military power with diplomacy and American capabilities in economics, technology, and other areas. She encouraged empowerment of women everywhere and used social media to communicate the U.S. message abroad.
      In 2016, she became the first woman nominated by the Democratic Party for President of the United States.

      Of course, she can’t compete with the Bankruptcy King, the fraud meister, the Liar of the Year, and the man born on third base who thinks he hit a triple.

    • opponent? I think that is the hardest thing for most rational people, is how in the hell does a nitwit like Trump and now Bannon ever get a place at the podium??? I guess the only explanation is this is coming out of the GOP which obviously is a major no mans land of misfits and malcontents.

  10. “Former Mitt Romney finance chairman David Nirenberg says Trump “speaks positively about foreign dictators”

    Now that is odd. I never heard Trump speak positively about Obama. When did it happen?

    • Could that be because he is neither a foreigner or a dictator. Trumps new CEO would love you, Maybe there is a career opportunity for you.

    • I used the word correctly as Obama has always been a foreigner to Americans despite being an American citizen, he lacks many of our customs and fundamental perspectives. It is why the Obama administration has been one of the most tone-deaf and obtuse in American history.

      What most amuses me about your reply is that while you challenged me on the word foreigner, you were silent and didn’t challenge me on the word dictator.

      • I would encourage you to look up the word dictator as well.
        In fact, you might want to start with that one.

    • Obama was born to a U.S. citizen mother, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hawaii is a state in the United States of America. Obama is the twice elected president of the United States of America, and will peacefully relinquish his office to his elected successor upon completion of his term.
      You don’t seem to understand what a foreign dictator is.

      • “Obama was born…in Hawaii”

        Obama spent time growing up in Indonesia, hence his lack of connection with American culture and traditions.

        dictator – a person who tells people what to do in an autocratic way

        • Full Definition of dictator
          a : a person granted absolute emergency power; especially : one appointed by the senate of ancient Rome
          b : one holding complete autocratic control
          c : one ruling absolutely and often oppressively

          A: We don’t have the same measures to make the executive of our government a dictator, not in the sense the Romans did. Traditionally in Rome, a dictator would only be appointed in times of emergency to keep the nation from collapsing. Exceptions did occur towards the end of the Republic as the Senators started becoming more oppressive and selfish, leaving openings for the Grachai, Marius, Julius Caesar and Octavian, to “right wrongs” in the name of the common folk and grab more power. The Republic ended finally when Octavian became the Emperor Augustus and reformed Rome into an Empire.

          B: Obama, as President, has to abide by the courts and the congress in different circumstances.

          C: In comparison to true dictators like Stalin, Pol Pot, Franco, Hitler, Mugabe or Mussolini I would say he has been extremely restrained. With regard to the bone-headed insurgents in Oregon, he could have sent the Marines up there and slaughtered the lot of them as commander and chief. He did not.

          He is not oppressive or ruling with absolute authority except in the minds of the demented ideologues. I am guessing you may fit that category?

          • “He is not oppressive or ruling with absolute authority except”

            …except in sickness care and girls bathrooms…which is why I called him a dictator. I am amused you didn’t challenge me on foreign.

            • Why is this dictator thing even part of the discussion unless you are a right wing bigot trying to promote a conspiracy lie of some kind.

              • “Why is this dictator thing even part of the discussion”

                Because foreign dictators are mentioned in the article Glen. It is common practice to read the article, and then comment on it.

          • “You are screwed up dude”

            No Glen I don’t have your problem. That you had to reply no less than three separate times to my post shows I really messed with your mind.

              • “You didn’t mess with my mind”

                Yes I did. Three replies, Glen, count them, to my one post. Normal intelligent people can reply coherently once to something they find objectionable.

                “I just think you are an idiot.”

                You are wrong. I am much smarter than you.

                  • “start acting like it”

                    I have been this entire time. I make one small rhetorical quip, and that caused four different posters(including you) to respond with four rhetorical responses, and one dialectic response. The dialectic response was an attempt to show I was wrong by arguing based on definitions. I refuted that attempt with my own dialectic response showing I used the definition accurately. This resulted in a new poster providing a more elaborate pseudo-dialectic counter-argument which I then refuted with a second dialectic response that once again showed I am using words accurately according to their standard definitions.

                    My replies are based on the intellectual level of the person replying to me. Otherwise, what I say sails over that person’s head and my attempt at communication was wasted. Science has shown that once an IQ differential between two people surpasses 30 points, communication breaks down. For someone like myself, that meant I couldn’t communicate with someone of average intelligence, (IQ=100) unless I learned to dumb down my replies when necessary.

                    • What ever, I don’t see why you said it in the first place and then keep posting trying to explain your self.. I assumed you where a birther and a bigot.

    • Dictator, a person who rules a country with total authority and often in a cruel or brutal way. A foreigner is someone not from the country they are in. I believe David was suggesting that Obama was a foreign dictator.

  11. Memo to Trump: You already have the white supremacists in the bag. Maybe it’s time to pursue the NAMBLA vote.

  12. tRump is just pissed that Herman Goebbels isn’t available. So, next best is this guy. He’s just doubling down on more of the same.

    • Uh, Joseph Goebbles was the Reich Minister of Propaganda, and should not be confused with Reichsmarschall Hermann Goring . . . who once said “Education is dangerous. Every educated person is a future enemy.” Thus either one would be a suitable choice to run the Trump Progrom, but you need to pick which one.

      • It doesn’t matter which one is picked. Trump changes advisors so often the loser will get the job too.

        • Trump is ENORMOUSLY dangerous. His oratorical power is as good as Hitler. Putin is nothing next to Trump’s campaign performances.
          He will combine with Putin and kill all art, the earth’s remaining healthy climate, and assassinate all who disagree with their decrees.

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