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Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:27 AM

"Bannon whispered to colleagues, 'She's going to get us. Total assassin. She's an assassin.'"



Philip Rucker ✔ @PhilipRucker

“Watching Pelosi challenge Trump, Bannon whispered to col­leagues, ‘She’s going to get us. Total assassin. She’s an assassin.’”

A new scene from #AVeryStableGenius via @mikeallen @axios


https://www.axios.com/steve-bannon-nancy-pelosi-assassin-trump-book-f1ed1040-7479-4629-9b8d-c59bcb5a7f50.html?cf=sidedoor
New book: Steve Bannon called Nancy Pelosi "an assassin"
Bannon watched Pelosi challenge Trump on the first Monday of his presidency.


6:19 AM - Jan 17, 2020






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Reply "Bannon whispered to colleagues, 'She's going to get us. Total assassin. She's an assassin.'" (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Jan 2020 OP
NCLefty Jan 2020 #1
empedocles Jan 2020 #7
maxsolomon Jan 2020 #48
gab13by13 Jan 2020 #2
KPN Jan 2020 #34
lastlib Jan 2020 #39
bucolic_frolic Jan 2020 #3
Dennis Donovan Jan 2020 #4
greatauntoftriplets Jan 2020 #27
bigbrother05 Jan 2020 #28
greatauntoftriplets Jan 2020 #29
csziggy Jan 2020 #33
2naSalit Jan 2020 #30
not fooled Jan 2020 #42
Arkansas Granny Jan 2020 #5
lostnfound Jan 2020 #19
empedocles Jan 2020 #6
Dennis Donovan Jan 2020 #8
empedocles Jan 2020 #9
A HERETIC I AM Jan 2020 #21
Whiskeytide Jan 2020 #43
Cracklin Charlie Jan 2020 #10
la-trucker Jan 2020 #11
Dennis Donovan Jan 2020 #15
catbyte Jan 2020 #12
llmart Jan 2020 #14
Dennis Donovan Jan 2020 #16
OMGWTF Jan 2020 #35
Dennis Donovan Jan 2020 #36
Blaukraut Jan 2020 #38
PandoraAwakened Jan 2020 #17
Wednesdays Jan 2020 #32
Arkansas Granny Jan 2020 #22
IronLionZion Jan 2020 #13
Kingofalldems Jan 2020 #18
Botany Jan 2020 #24
B Stieg Jan 2020 #20
duforsure Jan 2020 #23
Javaman Jan 2020 #25
2naSalit Jan 2020 #31
eppur_se_muova Jan 2020 #44
Paladin Jan 2020 #26
ancianita Jan 2020 #37
coti Jan 2020 #40
ancianita Jan 2020 #41
C Moon Jan 2020 #45
Collimator Jan 2020 #46
lunatica Jan 2020 #47
FakeNoose Jan 2020 #49

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:44 AM

1. He's such a shit-stain.

“The Democrats don’t matter,” Bannon reportedly said in 2018. “The real opposition is the media. And the way to deal with them is to flood the zone with shit.”

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/1/16/20991816/impeachment-trial-trump-bannon-misinformation

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Response to NCLefty (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:09 AM

7. 'The real opposition is the media'. trump understands this so well.

trump may seem so much more worried now, that even fox NOW has these damaging reports. Worse for trump is the fox chyrons, "IMPEACHMENT''!

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Response to NCLefty (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 05:51 PM

48. And that strategy is what we've been swimming in everyday. Shit.

It works well. It addles the brains of the gullible, and exhausts and depresses those paying attention.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:51 AM

2. Pretty hard to get "them"

since they have Barr and Senators who are complicit. I do have faith that because of Speaker Pelosi we will get them at the ballot box, and when we do, none of this mister nice guy stuff, people need to do jail time. Too bad they outlawed public flogging.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 10:50 AM

34. Not just jail time -- jail for long periods of, if

not, their life.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 11:58 AM

39. Barr and the Senators and the judges....

an offensive line, in every sense of the words.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:52 AM

3. Bannon's view of politics driven by elite players

just doesn't jive with the polls supporting impeachment. He's a certified nutjob.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:01 AM

4. More from Rucker & Leonnig's book:



Greg Sargent ✔ @ThePlumLineGS

Trump to his generals: The Afghan war is a "loser war."

"You're all losers. You don't know how to win anymore."


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/youre-a-bunch-of-dopes-and-babies-inside-trumps-stunning-tirade-against-generals/2020/01/16/d6dbb8a6-387e-11ea-bb7b-265f4554af6d_story.html



6:48 AM - Jan 17, 2020


That's some mighty-fine C-in-Cing right there...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:47 AM

27. The U.S. was never going to win that war.

The British learned that the hard way during the 19th century.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #27)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:57 AM

28. Afganistan has been a 'loser war' since Alexander the Great, if not longer

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Response to bigbrother05 (Reply #28)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 09:00 AM

29. Very true.

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Response to bigbrother05 (Reply #28)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 09:56 AM

33. "Never get involved in a land war in Asia."



ETA - My husband contends that swords were invented to fight wars in Afghanistan.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #27)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 09:13 AM

30. And russia in the 20th. ...nt

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #27)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 12:17 PM

42. "The Graveyard of Empires"

That's what Afganistan has been called, for hundreds if not thousands of years...yet the neo cons thought they would do better and dragged the country into this unwinnable war.


Afghanistan is particularly hard to conquer primarily due to the intersection of three factors. First, because Afghanistan is located on the main land route between Iran, Central Asia, and India, it has been invaded many times and settled by a plethora of tribes, many mutually hostile to each other and outsiders. Second, because of the frequency of invasion and the prevalence of tribalism in the area, its lawlessness lead to a situation where almost every village or house was built like a fortress, or qalat. Third, the physical terrain of Afghanistan makes conquest and rule extremely difficult, exacerbating its tribal tendencies. Afghanistan is dominated by some of the highest and more jagged mountains in the world. These include the Hindu Kush, which dominates the country and run through the center and south of the country, as well as the Pamir mountains in the east. The Pamir Knot — where the Hindu Kush, Pamir, Tian Shan, Kunlun, and Himalayas all meet is situated in Badakhshan in northeast Afghanistan.


[link:https://thediplomat.com/2017/06/why-is-afghanistan-the-graveyard-of-empires/|]

And...

Trump operates by a policy of ‘confuse and move’. He makes a shocking statement or behaves in a shocking way, draws the world’s attention to himself, and then moves on to whatever is next on his agenda - a further shocking act or statement eclipsing what went before; the news agenda moving too fast for substantive analysis. But some behaviour is too shocking to be left undealt with - and some regions of the world have not been groomed to accept whatever the president does.


...

It’s an American election year - many believe the Soleimani attack was a convenient ‘confuse and move’ tactic to put the issue of impeachment on the back-burner, to focus American minds on wicked foreign enemies. Instead, a president who promised no more wars, looks on the brink of starting one.


[link:https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18146261.neil-mackay-iranian-assassination-crisis-spells-end-american-empire/|]

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:06 AM

5. I can't tell you how happy I am with Speaker Pelosi.

I can't think of anyone who could have done a better job.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:50 AM

19. Agreed. Dealt a lukewarm hand, she's playing the cards better than anyone

There are a ton of strong people throughout the country who we opposed to Trumpism, which helps.
But she has done a masterful job of optimizing the chances of defections in the Senate.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:06 AM

6. 'She is going to get us', was so vividly reported by M. Wolfe in his book, 'Seige'.

' . . . Bannon felt a shiver go down his spine. He leaned close to priebus and whispered, " She so sees through us".

[Bannon was a major source for Wolfe. So many books, articles, reports, commentaries, since then. Might be starting to get through to the voting public consciousness].

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Response to empedocles (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:10 AM

8. Perhaps, but this book is written by 2 Pulitzer Prize-winning WaPo reporters

Michael Wolfe isn't really in the same league.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:13 AM

9. Good. The evidence keeps accumulating, and trickling down to trump's base.

The fox chyrons are LOUD.

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Response to empedocles (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:54 AM

21. "She so sees right through us"

Yeah, well...if you weren’t a group of utter incompetents, with no clue how to do the jobs you found yourselves falling ass-backward into, it wouldn’t be so damned obvious.

And it wasn’t just the Madam Speaker that saw right through them. It was every American with any brains who had been paying any attention at all that also saw right through them.

The fucking Keystone Kops come to Washington, try and run the Executive Branch, and utterly fail from the get go.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 12:26 PM

43. That's not what he was observing her ...

... “seeing through”. It’s easy to see that they were and are incompetent. We’ve all seen that from the beginning of trump’s campaign. What Pelosi saw was that the people actually making the decisions (the ones who are NOT incompetent) were using systemic incompetence as a tool to weaken the democracy. The Speaker saw through all the idiots running around chasing their tails - the headlines - and noted the grander scheme behind it all. She saw Bannon and knew what he was.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:16 AM

10. She's a patriot.

A total patriot. Chasing traitors.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:25 AM

11. Speaker Pelosi has my utmost admiration and respect

 

I can't wait for the day she completes her 00 job (00 as in James Bond)

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Response to la-trucker (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:38 AM

15. Double-naught spy!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:32 AM

12. ...

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Response to catbyte (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:38 AM

14. +1000

I absolutely love this pic!

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Response to catbyte (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:44 AM

16. "The redcoats are coming" works on a few different levels in this pic

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 11:11 AM

35. Nancy's daughter was with her when she bought that coat and she said it's

not red, it's BURNT ORANGE.

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #35)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 11:12 AM

36. Yeah, I guess I can see that...

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #35)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 11:43 AM

38. Fitting. She burns Trump at every turn n/t

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Response to catbyte (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:45 AM

17. OMG, I so want this as a screensaver!

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Response to PandoraAwakened (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 09:54 AM

32. Somebody here with good Photoshop skills

should be able to create a good animated gif for a screensaver.

Meanwhile, you can simply copy & paste the picture for a kickass wallpaper!

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Response to catbyte (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:56 AM

22. +1

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:37 AM

13. Their side has steaming piles of waste

while our side has a total assassin. Pelosi's got this!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:47 AM

18. "Do you paint houses?"---Nancy Pelosi

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:29 AM

24. Or aka Nancy P is a house painter

She is going old school gangsta old Trump and company.

Bannon knows that Trump was put into power by Russia, Cambridge Analytica, the Mercers,
and the rat fucking of our elections and he is scared shitless of "it" all coming out. This "stuff"
with the Ukraine now is just an extension of 2016 because Russia has been paying for "the
Rudy and Levi show" all along.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:51 AM

20. Consciousness of Guilt

Bannon is scum.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:05 AM

23. Bannon?

Oh the guy who was sent by trump to meet with hate groups around the world inciting them for their cause.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:32 AM

25. no, she's not an assassin...

she's an American Patriot who stands behind law and order and the U.S. Constitution. And does it very well.

that's the kind of person crooks, thrives, thugs, money launderers, traitors and liars hate.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 09:17 AM

31. +1

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Response to Javaman (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 12:32 PM

44. She's the law in these here parts. nt

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:40 AM

26. So glad they got rid of Bannon, early-on.

As sick and evil as he is, he's obviously a hell of a lot smarter than the rest of trump's ass-kissing staff. Better to have him outside the tent, pissing in...….

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 11:38 AM

37. If this vampire administration sees her driving a stake through its heart as "assassination,"

it totally works for me.

Constitutional assassins of corporate vampirism are what we need more of.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 12:03 PM

40. This is just how right-wingers think and talk. Everything is conflict or killing. nt

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Response to coti (Reply #40)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 12:12 PM

41. And ideological war language -- "battles" and "beach heads," "targets" and "fronts," --

to keep up that war image of conflict and killing.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 01:29 PM

45. There's a weak link somewhere in that GOP front line, if anyone can dig it up, Pelosi can.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:57 PM

46. Let's deconstruct this. . .

In terms of being a political functionary, Bannon is the assassin. It's his elemental goal and his M.O. confirms this.

In terms of methodology, Pelosi could be likened to an assassin. The difference is that she is supremely skilled.

Coming from Bannon in those circumstances, the label wasn't meant to be an insult. "Game recognize game"; Bannon was waking up to the fact that he was out-classed.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 05:49 PM

47. Who thought he would give such high praise to a Democrat



He may think of himself as a kingmaker but he has to admit she’s a kingbreaker!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #47)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:05 PM

49. Steve Bannon thinks highly of Rachel Maddow too

I think he gives credit where it's due, even when discussing liberals and especially Democratic women. I've read two books by Michael Wolff - Fire and Fury and Siege. In Fire and Fury Bannon is quoted as saying he would like to sponsor/produce Maddow in her own show on a new network if she should ever leave her current employer. (Whatever that means!) In both books, Wolff provides extensive (occasionally unflattering) quotes and background info from Bannon.

One has to wonder why Bannon would reveal so much to someone who's surely going to put it all in a book for major publication. It leads me to surmise that Mr. Bannon has no plans to ever write his own memoir.


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