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Sun Jul 30, 2017, 05:18 PM

Taibi slices up The Mooch. It's even worse than I thought.

The Anthony Scaramucci Era Will Be Freakish, Embarrassing and All Too Short
By Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
29 July 17

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Making Scaramucci Communications Director because he dresses like the owner of a Lamborghini dealership fit like a glove with the Trump ethos. After spending his early presidency stuck with a standard-issue Beltway prevaricator as his chief public spokesperson (Spicer was just a year removed from denouncing Trump on behalf of the RNC for his remarks about John McCain), Trump was getting back to his roots.

The Communications Director job in the Trump administration is a no-win job, because the real Communications Director is Trump's Twitter feed. The job that Scaramucci technically occupies is a thankless and redundant position that involves standing before reporters and reconciling avalanches of already-circulated lies, contradictions, and insulting/ignorant statements.

Even a genius of the highest order couldn't make this work. Of course, Trump hasn't had geniuses available to him. The fourth-rate minds he has instead had in his employ just started raging trash-fires whenever they tried to logically explain Trump's utterances.

They gave us statements like Kellyanne Conway's "alternative facts," or Katrina Pierson's bit about how Trump wasn't changing his position on immigration, but rather "changing the words that he is saying."

An actual smart person given this job wouldn't bother with any of this. He or she would simply take the podium each day and say, "What can I say? The president said that shit." Then just no-comment everything but schedules and staff announcements. Over time, reporters might actually respect the work. Probably not, but maybe.

Scaramucci represents a third strategy, one that's similar to Trump's own campaign tactics. That is, don't ever react to the news or attempt to explain it, but continually stay ahead of it by making new news of your own.

There are thousands of reporters in America, and if Scaramucci has the stomach for it, he should call a new one every night and just rant his brains out. It might not save America from being the laughingstock of the planet that ship has sailed for us but at least it will be entertaining. At this point in our relationship with the Trump administration, we have to take what little enjoyments we can.

And remember, the next press chief could be Alex Jones.



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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 05:30 PM

2. Was it Huckster or CONway who astonishingly stated that if the leader of the free world

believed genuinely something was true then it is not a lie? What can you say in response to such infantile defense of the King of Lies? Or is he the King of Getting Facts Wrong?

Has to be one or the other and either are equally dangerous men.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 05:34 PM

3. The more I think about it, the Republican Party should have no way back from this clusterf@&k

The studio mobster has as much credibility as Alex Jones, I don't think it would make a difference

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Response to MiddleClass (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 05:42 PM

4. Well don't bet on that. Remember, Dumpster Fire is distancing himself from Republicans now

and establishing his own bunch with no ties to the party. That sets the GOP up to be the kindly faced bunch who know how to behave in public while they're knifing us in the back on wages, taxes, health care, and everything else.

Once the separation is complete, prepare yourselves for President Ryan. And face it, there are no better alternatives in that party as it exists now.

ETA: I have to add that many Republicans will start to regard DF with the same disdain expressed toward Bernie Sanders once he registered again as an Independent. Think about it. While we want them to acknowledge DF as a Republican, many people here refuse to acknowledge Sanders as a Democrat, even though he has always caucused with our party, no matter how he's been registered. Its food for thought, although some people will choke on it in both parties.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 07:15 PM

7. Political conventional wisdom says the American people in general don't pay enough attention

To attempt nuance, either side gets branded a certain way with small caveats.

The new way Democrat Bill Clinton,

I believe Republicans are branded as the party that wants to take away your health care for tax cuts for the rich.

I think that opinion hardened. "Republicans" on they the ones tried to screw us on healthcare, vote the other guys.

I think Republicans are seeing the light, and distancing themselves from the out-of-control screwball.

Karl Rove, Peggy Noonan, George Will, the Wall Street Journal, David from, some never Trumpers others new

I think it's a civil war in the Republican Party, with even the Congress will start the distancing.

Sanders, issue more of a Hillary Clinton supporter, using that as an excuse, but I doubt Don the Con has an actual constituency outside of the deplorables

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Response to MiddleClass (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 07:24 PM

11. It's NOT a civil war

Yes, they aren't matching lockstep like mindless pods as they normally do, but they still want the same insane shit and their hatred of liberals is 1,000 times stronger than whatever differences there are.
If we are fortunate to have a world post 45, they will fall back together.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 05:53 PM

5. What's TAIBBI's track record with predictions ("...All Too Short" ) ?

Although the more the lunacy ripens, the sooner the whole DRUMPF horror ends in toto.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 07:13 PM

6. Katrina Pierson was back on one of the Sunday shows today.

Hadn't seen her in quite a while.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 07:19 PM

9. "Michelle Obama did not invent the English language"

I hate that bitch, go back to shoplifting.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 07:17 PM

8. "How old are you?" he asked. "You look good. No lines on your face. What are you, a Sagittarius?"

Charming

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 07:20 PM

10. Trump only hires the best people, if ever one of them is willing someday maybe.

Trump hiring great people is like Jamaica holding a competition for the bobsled team. They only choose the very best applicants. .

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 07:42 PM

12. Love this

An actual smart person given this job wouldn't bother with any of this. He or she would simply take the podium each day and say, "What can I say? The president said that shit."

Thanks for posting

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 08:09 PM

13. This reality is too bizarre for fiction

This should be the death of the Republican Party, but I fear it is the downfall of our republic.

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