A national debt equal to eight hundred thousand dollars for every second of a
year, acts of terrorism, and a high poverty rate, are strong evidence that
America has been fooled by false news reporting, and dishonest leadership. Most
Americans don't even know how their tax money is used! Sorry, but there is
no reason for a national debt! No reason at all, or for many being on their
knees for government help. We've been cheated, and people don't even
know it.Non of this was not caused by Donald Trump.Many
folks are angrily barking up the wrong tree.
"Romney was right and this helped usher out Bannon. He will keep up with
conspiracy theories but nobody reads Breibart."Unfortunately,
there are a lot of foolish people who do read Breitbart.That's
what makes the REAL fake news site so dangerous.
Worf said "If a man robbed a bank, the media would have people thinking it
was Trump. Sad!"Not exactly correct. The media might report
that the man robbed the bank because Trump called banks fake.... or more
likely....A more accurate story line would be Trump would blame the
bank for the robbery instead, saying they charged the man too much, so he was
justified in robbing it.Trump's prepared speech was actually
pretty good.... and yes.... it didn't get the full coverage it deserved.
But the problem is even if it had, Trump would have discredited his own comments
with what he said in an unprepared Q & A session. Trump is just used to
everyone having to believe what he says. He isn't used to people actually
calling him out on what he says... He isn't making the transition from CEO
of a closely held corporation where his word is final, to President of the
United States where HE is the servant of the people.Trump will never
loose his base because he will continue to have tax payer funded campaign
rallies.... but he for now has lost just about everyone else.
Romney was right and this helped usher out Bannon. He will keep up with
conspiracy theories but nobody reads Breibart.
I'm taking bets on when Trump resigns and claims a yuge victory.My bet is that he doesn't last beyond the first of next year.Any takers?
Ousted: Trump pushes out controversial aide Steve Bannon==== Steve Bannon was A problem.Steve Bannon was not THE problem.
Ralph - Aug. 18, 2017 1:53 p.m.Hmmm, that's
interesting......the fourth estate, one of the pillars of our society, is
actually the greatest threat to us. That is truly profound....or else
bat-dung insane.------------------That sounds bat-dung insane to
me.===========================worf - Aug. 19, 2017 9:00
a.m.Most all presidents have removed people to improve their
presidency. -------------------Nothing can improve the current
atrocity in the White House.===================Some folks are narrow
thinkers and allow the media to shape their thoughts.-------------------Sadly they're the ones who still allow
themselves to be conned by the titular head of the government now in the White
House and the fake news propounded by the far right extremists.===================If a man robbed a bank, the media would have
people thinking it was Trump. Sad!---------------------------No true. If
the robbery was done by Trump, or done by someone else, the correct perpetrator
would be identified. The mainstream media isn't like the fake news
Breitbart, et al. -- the mainstream media tells the truth.
Most all presidents have removed people to improve their presidency. Many times it's not reported!Some folks are narrow thinkers
and allow the media to shape their thoughts.If a man robbed a bank,
the media would have people thinking it was Trump. Sad!
Donald's ghost writer of the book Art of the Deal is forecasting that
Donald will soon become so angry and frustrated that he will resign so he can
proclaim some kind of victory just as he has done many times in the past in his
business dealings.But I'm very afraid that instead of
"declaring victory," he will incite violence among his faithful
followers to help him in his holy cause of "Making America Great
Again."That prospect is not at all far-fetched. We may be facing
armed insurrection by the extreme right.What we really need is some
men and women in the GOP and elsewhere who will have the courage to act
preemptively and try to Make America Sane Again by impeaching The Donald before
the harm he is doing becomes irreversible.
Trumpistan.Another Day - another reality TV star firing.Sad.So UN-Presidential.So UN-Fit for Office.
The greatest threat to America are those who have become convinced that the
greatest threat to America is a corrupt media and hateful Hollywood. People who believe that are among those who will need to be watched lest they
heed a call to take up arms in defense of 45.
Bannon hasn't really been "pushed out". He's just been
relocated. He's still able to do all the damage to the country now that he
was doing while in the White House. The only thing that's changed is the
fact that there is no longer a demonstrable link between Bannon and the titular
head of the United States government. Anyone who thinks Bannon and the titular
head aren't working together and colluding to bring down what is good and
decent about the United States (and, in the process, providing monetary
enhancement to the titular head) is being deliberately obtuse.
Bannon got too much attention from the new book by Josh Green, attention taken
away from Trump. That couldn't be tolerated. But fear not.
Nothing will change. It will still be complete chsos, because that is how Trump
thrives, even though it hurts the country.
Sanefan - Wellsville, UT"Uh, Lia, that was the famous saying
back in the early 70's related to the great city of Seattle, when Boeing
threatened to leave. Seattle is alive and well. Thank you very much".Thank you comrade for unknowingly proving with your own words how a
"liberal utopia" such as Seattle is "alive and well". No Sanefan
thank you very much comrade.
Sanefan,We have winter homes in Friday Harbor and on Whitney Island. Grew
up there. You're right. But ...it's from all over. It was
also said of Placerville when gold played out 150 years ago.Still
aplicable all over.
JSB, You win the post of the day award!
Uh, Lia, that was the famous saying back in the early 70's related to the
great city of Seattle, when Boeing threatened to leave. Seattle is alive and
well. Thank you very much.
Trump never pushed him out, Kelly did. Sometimes people don't get along.
Name a President that never had any turnover in their
"The greatest threat to America is...corrupt..." immoral, selfish,
greedy, mean-spirited, dishonest citizens from the least influential to the most
influential. Our country is no better than the character of it's citizens.
@fatenews: "Bannon Banned. Does this mean there won't be any more
'bans'".Anyone else read this comment and think of the
song the Name Game?Bannon, Bannon, Bo-annon Banana-fana
fo-fannon Fee-fi-mo-mannon Bannon!Happy Friday America!
He should never have been allowed in the building.
Citizens concerned over the fate of their great and powerful nation rejoice over
the sudden departure of a strange and sloven adviser with political influence
far disproportionate to his dubious bonafides.Steve Bannon, August
18, 2017?Oh, please.Rasputin, December 30, 1916!
When Trump "went rogue" in Round Three, and completely undid all the
damage control he attempted in Round Two, it really revealed his thinking on
this issue.Bannon getting the boot is a desperate attempt to try and
swing the tide back the other way, but for anyone who was really paying
attention, the "rogue" Donald Trump is the genuine article, and
he'll trust Bannon and get his guidance by reading Breitbart, now.The all-star CEO panel failed because Trump has never been a CEO of a publicly
traded company, one that has to be accountable to broader audiences. The
Infrastructure advisory group was similarly disbanded as a pre-emptive defensive
measure, because Trump fundamentally doesn't understand CEOs who've
been accountable, and he doesn't know where sharp criticism will come from
next.The number of people Trump can really trust is shrinking,
quickly. He's in a very, very tough spot, I'm sure very angry and
"Will the last person to leave the White House please draw the drapes and
shut off the lights?Thank you."
The "twilight zone" episode our White House reminds me of, is
"Willoughby", where a poor suffering commuter finally gets off the
train, in the dark and between stops, hoping to get to a better place.Most of those who have gotten off the White House train are probably happy
@ worf"The greatest threat to America is a corrupt media, and a
hateful Hollywood."That's 100% Brietbart. The CEO of
Breitbart just said that on cable.It will be interesting to see if
you, worf, stand behind Trump as Breitbart intensifies their criticism of him.
It seems like it could be a confusing conflict. Keep us posted!
The Sunday morning news shows will never lack for content so long as this circus
stays in town. The marginally good news is that several times this has
happened, Trump has actually put a better person in as a replacement -
communications chief being the huge exception.We need some pragmatic
people working with Trump in the White House to counter some of the hyper
emotionalism of Trump. The one thing Trump will need to learn eventually is in
Washington, things get done by building coalitions. Trump is doing the exact
opposite right now.... and unless he changes the rate at which he is spawning
enemies, he tenure is doomed to failure.
worf - McAllen, TXAug. 18, 2017 1:20 p.m."The greatest
threat to America is a corrupt media, and a hateful Hollywood."No..the greatest threat to America is people who think the media is
corrupt.Hollywood has no weight in this.Have a nice day-
marxist - Salt Lake City, UTAug. 18, 2017 1:51 p.m."I've wanted this atrocious little fascist out of the WH from the
beginning. Is there hope for the Trump administration?"No.The one person that General Kelly needs to fire is the one person he
can't fire. Donald Trump.There will be no change. Trump will
continue to be Trump.
Watch Breitbart News. None of this is because of Donald Trump. It's all
John Kelly pushing Trump to make one of his "transactional decisions"
about what is in his best interests today. Tomorrow may be entirely different.
So let's not celebrate. Steve Bannon may no longer be "in" the
White House, but he is no "gone".Bannon and Trump were
simpatico. They were too like-minded to expect that Bannon will no longer be an
adviser to Trump. He only needs to pick up the phone and Trump will be an eager
listener. Also, there's still Stephen Miller, Sebastian Gorka, Boris
Epshteyn pushing the white nationalist agenda that Bannon represented.So Bannon is back in the shadows regarding this White House. Yet it
doesn't matter. his influence with Trump remains high. They have identical
views on matters like immigration, race and culture. There is only one point
where Trump doesn't want anyone else to be in his administration and that
is at the center of attention. He glories in the adulation he receives from his
base and has had to spank Bannon for over-stepping his place in the
organization. That, Trump will not tolerate. So he punishes Bannon for his sin,
but he is always beholden to him.
worf: "The greatest threat to America is a corrupt media, and a hateful
Hollywood."The media, which is reporting on the utter depravity
and moral corruption of our President is the greatest threat to America?Hmmm, that's interesting......the fourth estate, one of the pillars
of our society, is actually the greatest threat to us. That is truly
profound....or else bat-dung insane.
I've wanted this atrocious little fascist out of the WH from the beginning.
Is there hope for the Trump administration?
But does it mean that Steve Bannon no longer has Donald Trump's ear?
Remember Cory Lewandowski? He was fired, moved to CNN as a major Trump defender
and apologist, and seemed to always be involved with the Trump administration.
Just because Bannon no longer gets a federal paycheck doesn't mean his
influence isn't sought by Trump. He's only a phone call away.We'll have to wait and see how this breaks out. Getting too thrilled
about Bannon's ouster may be premature knowing how Trump operates. In fact,
Bannon may just move on to Trumps SuperPac like Lewandowski and become a paid
confident to keep the connection to the Alt-Right and Trump's loyal
supporters.The removal of Bannon may be because of General John
Kelly, but Trump decides who he is seeks advice and talks. Since the core of his
base appears to be the white supremacist-types who have emerged from under the
rocks, Bannon remains in close proximity. Trump knows their adulation, and he
has shown that he is essentially one of them. It doesn't matter. Trump is
Trump and will always be Trump. Expect true change is folly.Also,
you still have Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka in the White House. So what,
really, has changed?
worf -"The greatest threat to America is a corrupt media, and a
hateful Hollywood".The greatest threat to America Worf is the
low information demographic which continues attempting to defend all matters
regarding their supreme leader. Including the following Worf. Misogyny, bigotry,
xenophobia and now the refusal to denounce Nazis/White Nationalists from the
onset! Thank you and keep digging comrade.
It's sad and disheartening when a loyal and trusted "real American"
is forced to leave when all he wanted to do was what is best for our nation. And then there's days like today---wheeeeeeeeeee!
The greatest threat to America is a corrupt media, and a hateful Hollywood.
What a wonderful FRIDAY! Can we name it Bannon Day?Steve Bannon is
gone but not out of the picture. He will loom around and wait for a moment to
attack. To make this day more perfect, we can only hope Kellyanne
Conway will drop out as well.
I think that Bannon, with his American Prospect interview, deliberately forced
Trump to fire him -- because whereas The Mooch might not grasp the protocol of
"on" versus "off" the record with a journalist, Bannon certainly
understands that, and would make no such blunder. Perhaps Bannon saw that, with
the arrival of John Kelly, the writing was on the wall.Politically I
don't think firing Bannon will help Trump. It will enrage many among his
alt-right base, but won't placate anyone else -- because we can now so
clearly see (after Charlottesville) that the racist demagoguery of Trumpism is
coming from Trump himself, not from his seeming enablers.At this
point, I don't want Trump to suddenly learn (or pretend to learn) to be
disciplined, morally grounded, presidential. The "pivot" train has long
since left the station. I want Trump to carry on being Trump, to carry on being
as amoral and unhinged as his dark instincts tell him to be. I want
Trump's presidency to continue its trajectory into the abyss, so that
Trump's supporters, and all of us, will have to clearly face the
consequences of putting a man like this in power.
Good! THAT should fix everything...
@bass679You are 100% correct. The election was not an either or choice.
Those that voted for Trump take some responsibility to what he's done and
will do to our country.
He brought a lot of the fringe voters with him. Wonder what they are
thinking.At least there is one fewer racist at the White House. Now we
need to get rid of the worst one.
Its so weird how everything the "Liberal Fake News Media" said would
happen with Trump is coming true and everything Fox News Radio has been saying
seems to be unraveling. I hope people are taking notes, on which
sources of media are reliable and which are not. I can't wait to hear Sean
Hannity try and spin this as all part of the master plan!
I wonder what this means for some of the "True Believers" who were part
of the Breitbart crowd? I mean the folks who were convinced Trump was
their guy and no amount of deceit and double talk could sway them. Are they
going to stick with their President or with the news source that pushed him to
the fore-front?It boggles my mind how fellow conservatives have
wrapped their head around Trump being the standard bearer for the Republican
party. I don't understand how you can be a values voter and follow such an
amoral leader. Also, it was not a binary choice of Clinton or Trump. You could
have voted 3rd party or just not voted for either. voting for the "lesser of
two evils" is still voting for a bad option. I add this in here because
someone will decide that since I didn't vote for Mr. Trump I voted for Mrs.
Clinton which would have been just as distasteful.
Bannon Banned. Does this mean there won't be any more "bans" -
immigration or otherwise?
The everchanging West wing reminds me of the old Abbott and Costello routine of
who's on first, who's on second. You need a scorecard to keep current.
Earlier this week, before he disbanded his manufacturing and business councils,
Trump told us he has a long list of CEO's to take the place of those
leaving. Do you think he'll tell us he has a long list of white
supremacist enablers willing to take Bannon's place?
Bannon is going to throw Trump under the bus to such an extent, Trump will be a
microscopic orange blob on the pavement.