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Worst. Jedi Mind Tricks. Ever.
Worst. Jedi Mind Tricks. Ever.

Steve Bannon, the pustule factory who serves as Donald Trump’s president chief strategist and brain surrogate, thrilled the audience at CPAC with lots of nationalist red meat Thursday, explaining the Trump administration will save America from all its enemies, who are mostly other Americans like the media and our own government. He appeared with White House chief of staff Reince Priebus to prove they’re actually really great pals; Yr Wonkette is unable to confirm rumors that after the joint appearance, the two were returned to their usual place in the ninth circle of Hell, where they are eternally locked in ice with Bannon gnawing on Priebus’s head.

Masochists may view the entire nauseating spectacle here!

Bannon promised the CPAC crowd the Trump administration would fight forever for the “deconstruction of the administrative state,” drawing scattered boos from fans of Jacques Derrida who insisted he was using the terminology all wrong. But don’t worry, he was merely confirming what many have suspected, namely that he and Trump picked their cabinet appointees based on their abilities to destroy the departments they were chosen to run:

… [I]f you look at these Cabinet appointees, they were selected for a reason and that is the deconstruction [of our regulatory structure and, well, the Administrative State!]

The prospect of eternal struggle against mean old liberal hegemony, which was both completely defeated in the 2016 election yet remains firmly in power in Washington, really got the crowd of sore winners worked up. Oh, and the media is the enemy:

“They’re going to continue to fight,” Bannon said of the media, which he repeatedly described as “the opposition party,” and other forces he sees as standing in the president’s way. “If you think they are giving you your country back without a fight, you are sadly mistaken.”

He also railed against the “corporatist, globalist media that are adamantly opposed to an economic nationalist agenda like Donald Trump has,” and even managed to say “nationalist” without leaping to his feet and shouting, “Mein fuhrer, I can valk!” He also explained that every single news source that isn’t Donald Trump’s Twitter stream has gotten it wrong all along:

“If you look at the opposition party and how they portrayed the campaign and how they portrayed the transition and how they portray the administration, it’s always wrong.” […]

Bannon added, “Just like they were dead wrong on the chaos of the campaign and just like they were dead wrong on the chaos of the transition, they are absolutely dead wrong on what they’re reporting today.” He said “all” of Trump’s campaign promises would be implemented in short order.

Pay no attention to the clusterfuck behind the curtain. There’s no confusion, and there is no chaos, no matter how confused and chaotic the administration that never expected to win may seem. And would you liberal media elitists please stop suggesting there’s anything strange about the fact that, of 549 positions requiring Senate confirmation, the Trumpers have yet to even name any candidates for 515 jobs? You can’t deconstruct the administrative state if you actually have anyone working in it, so maybe the Trump administration will simply go along without any staff in key jobs.

If nothing else, Bannon proved that his relationship to reality is entirely as non-monogamous as Donald Trump’s, praising the “president’s” speeches for having “a tremendous amount of content,” which is quite possibly true, if you’re going by word count (the number of uses of “very” is in the millions alone) and baseless assertions. Those are definitely “content,” of a sort. He then went on to hail Trump as “the greatest public speaker … since William Jennings Bryan,” which really may qualify Bannon as a postmodernist after all, or at least L’ecriture from the Black Lagoon. William Jennings Bryan really has done an amazing job that is being recognized more and more, we’ve noticed.

Also, we must give credit to New York magazine for what may be the most trenchant observation on Bannon’s CPAC interview: “Steve Bannon Wore Both His Collared Shirts to CPAC,” in which they noted:

Bannon appeared at the event wearing a t-shirt, two collared shirts and a blazer. The wardrobe change was so noticeable that Bannon’s buddy comedy co-star Reince Priebus called attention to it during the panel. “I love how many collars he wears,” Priebus quipped in response to a question about what he likes about Bannon. “It’s an interesting look.”

The struggle for meaning continues.

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  • memzilla Ω
    • Shoto

      Zombie apocalypse libelz!

    • dslindc

      I have seen more appealing road kill.

  • Nounverb911
    • o’look Skwerl!

      Half a day of sobriety will do that to people.

  • therblig

    so that bannon is a collated fellow?

    • Mavenmaven

      he does look a bit green.

  • Nounverb911

    “Bannon appeared at the event wearing a t-shirt, two collared shirts and a blazer.”
    This one?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1bab8c6a9f56f62ad94889450bf79ea1684c11c5cbc7ad036e05f917a6f72266.png

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      He went shopping at a D.C. goodwill store for the occasion.

  • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

    Bannon is a frightening figure. Fortunately we can rely on the dogged professionals of the fourth estate to call out the lies of the administration, and keep them from running amok…

    https://mediamatters.org/blog/2017/02/23/sean-hannity-falls-misleading-claim-gateway-pundit-again/215441

    • Randy Riddle

      Our only salvation may be that his liver gives out before Trump gets kicked out of office.

    • Red Bird Ω

      Does the secret service have to protect him too? I mean while he’s trying to deconstruct the government that they work for.

  • o’look Skwerl!

    “corporatist, globalist media that are adamantly opposed to an economic nationalist agenda like Donald Trump has,

    Let’s run this through the alt-right to sane person translator:

    Zionist media that are adamantly opposed to a National-Socialist agenda like Donald Trump has,

  • Lefty Frizzell

    It’s curious that he should rail against global corporatists while saying that he’s filled his cabinet with global corporatists for a reason.

    It’s almost like he’s saying one thing and doing another, in a blatant, brazen manner, and daring you to point it out.

  • schmannity

    … [I]f you look at these Cabinet appointees, they were selected for a reason and that is the deconstruction [of our regulatory structure and, well, the Administrative State!]

    State Department, Defense Department and Attorney General. All else is liberal conspiracy.

  • Wild Cat

    This is what happens when another B-moviemaking sociopath sneaks into the WH instead of Jaques Derrida.

    PS: Again, fuck you all, you 100,000,000 assswipes who sat on your fat fucking spoiled farty American asses watching fucking Oprah on your fucking flat-screen teevees while a fucking fascist was running for fucking president, you fucking asswipes. Thank you.

    • Red Bird Ω

      Can you put that on a bumper sticker?

      • Wild Cat

        Wonkette can use it for free during their next anti-ad campaign . . .

    • Gayer Than Thou

      I wish they had been watching Oprah, since she endorsed Hillary.

    • Snopes Shop

      Yeah they weren’t watching Oprah, tho

  • Randy Riddle

    I thought deconstructionists were some kind of liberal elite professors.

    • Nounverb911

      Howard Roarke was a deconstructionist too, also.
      https://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/kingdome.gif

      • eggsacklywright

        A horse…a horse…my kingdome for a horse.

    • shaar dula

      reductionists. a lot of western analysis is reductionist.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      I know deconstruction as a literary term but I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to put it back together after you’re done.

      • guppy06

        Around here, we can’t guarantee there won’t be leftover pieces.

        • Historicat

          You didn’t need those extra parts anyway.

  • schmannity

    Was Rancid Penis’s family released by Bannon’s henchmen after he made nice?

  • TundraGrifter

    Deconstruct?

    “U-S-A !”

    “U-S !”

    “U !”

    “!”

    • guppy06

      . |

      • onedollarjuana

        ..

  • Michael Smith

    So really, its like the Federalist Society at you local state school has taken over the government and their guiding principals are “get the government out of our lives” because “that’s what the founders intended.”

    Meanwhile, pragmatic tycoons take advantage of a situation where the people in charge of making and enforcing the rules are immature chauvinists who can be manipulated with incredible ease.

  • ariel_gee_398

    You know what really helps workers like the ones quoted in this article, most of whom still support Trump, who are worried about the health risks of their dangerous factory jobs? The regulatory structure of the federal government.
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/24/union-strike-momentive-stephen-schwarzman-blackstone

  • Mavenmaven

    The most ironic thing would be if after destroying the EPA and the FDA, he died after using unapproved tainted toothpaste as happened in China.

    • Groundloop

      Yeah, like Bannon brushes his teeth.

    • Wild Cat

      Shit, I risk that everyday brushing my teeth with the slop they sell at the local 99 Cent Store.

      • georgiaburning

        Hey, that’s great stuff. Removes rust from chrome like crazy and kills roaches too.

      • guppy06

        Actually, I’d wager you’re using a discount label of a major brand. Flip it over and see who makes it.

    • eggsacklywright

      They could save so much money by stopping the unnecessary inspections of the elevators in Trump tower. Let them run free and unregulated!

  • Lefty Frizzell

    It’s hard to believe that Preibus actually agrees with any of this. Or doesn’t it matter, because the whole almighty dog and pony show is just one giant code for “tax cuts and deregulation”? Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    Parole is distinct from langue, as any fool knows, and yet inextricably bound up in it. But both are separated from logos which is itself a recursive myth whose center is an illusion. And all of this is utterly other than bullshit, which is the province of Bannon, Priebus, and the actual substance which the taureau excretes.

  • Michael Smith

    Who knew the conservatives were so philosophical? CPAC should adopt a new motto: “I resent, therefore I am.”

  • memzilla Ω

    Yr Wonkette is unable to confirm rumors that after the joint appearance,
    the two were returned to their usual place in the ninth circle of Hell…

    Know Your Bolgias!

    Bolgia IV: Greed; the souls of [the greedy] are consumed in a pit of smelting gold, as they claw their way to escape, only to be swept back into the pit.
    Bolgia VIII: Fraud; souls are thrown into a pit of darkness, endlessly beaten and tortured by demons.
    Bolgia IX: Treachery; Satan is imprisoned in ice from the waist down in the very center.. displayed as a trophy of treachery.
    .
    https://i0.wp.com/bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/danteinfernoninecircles.jpg

  • shaar dula

    man they are big on participation trophies for grown ups aren’t they? honorable bannon? HONORABLE bannon? what honor? do they even know the meaning of honor?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Not even the honor among thieves.

  • The Wanderer

    He wears two collared shirts because one is permanently fused to his skin by decades of flop sweat and secreted buttery emollients.

  • Duke

    This man is very dangerous. He knows that the propaganda is the foremost goal and then they can get away with whatever they want.

    I mean Bannon. Priebus is a lightweight.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    President Bannon Promises To ‘Deconstruct’ America At CPAC. U-S-A! U-S-A!

    I bet the Originalists would love this if he were a true deconstructionist.

    The Constitution itself has no meaning. The reader assigns meaning. The Founder’s intent is of no consequence.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Sardonicuss

    Grrrrrr. Comment rules….Grrrr.
    This dude has got to go.

    • eggsacklywright

      With a supertanker full of pointy, pointy votes. Oh yeah.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    CPAC’s new motto “We don’t love our country, and we don’t care if you do.”

  • Bill D. Burger
  • doktorzoom

    What do you get when you cross a mafioso with a deconstructionist?

    An offer you can’t understand

    (stoled from Nicole Hollander’s “Sylvia” years ago)

    • eggsacklywright

      ♫ You say Derreeeda,
      I say Derriiiida…♫

    • Sardonicuss

      I keep hearing that in Don Henley’s voice.?

    • SpideySenser

      Sigh, only one upfist allowed for my revered “Sylvia”, I really miss that strip.

    • brinylon

      Upvoted for Sylvia reference!

  • Martini Ambassador

    As I awoke this morning from uneasy dreams I found Steve Bannon deconstructed into a gigantic insect.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Man, you have not been following the news.

      • Martini Ambassador

        I know, right?! My powers of perception are not working at full capacity. Needs moar clean-burning coal power.

    • laughingnome

      I can’t wait for his trial.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        I hope they send him to the penal colony.

    • Ricky Gay

      they mostly come at night, mostly

    • Rags

      Kafka libelz!

  • Lefty Frizzell

    Again, Obama “transforming” America was an indisputable sign that he hated it, but Bannon “deconstructing” it is OK, and not before time? What the fuck is wrong with these people?

    • Red Bird Ω

      Ingrained racism is a very powerful force.

      • Ricky Gay

        on review, this is more succinct than my reply :)

        • Red Bird Ω

          The truth is always the simplest explanation.

          • arglebargle

            Occam approves this message.

    • Ricky Gay

      well you see, there are a lot of stupid white people out there that don’t think they are racist but actually don’t like seeing an intelligent black man being more successful and erudite than they are. So when someone they can relate to comes along and promises to take a shit on everything that darkie did, their already low IQs plummet to the level of Howler Monkey. (in other words, THANK OBAMA)

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Nothing that plenty of sharp, pointy votes can’t address.

    • YoBunnyBunny

      It’n it odd? The BOB screaming “Burn it Down!!!” after they lost. And now we have the GOP screaming “Burn it Down!!!” after they won.

      I. Do. Not. Get. It.

    • SpideySenser

      That question simply cannot be answered.

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    I believe Bannon may be evil, not just mean and horrible like most of the right, but actually sold-his-soul to the devil evil. He must be stopped, even if it means having Pensive as President.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    As if Trump cares about any of this. Or can even spell it.

    • Lefty Frizzell

      I don’t think he has any idea what any of this means. Like the cabal of international bankers – from Bannon’s pen to Trump’s mouth without anything in between.

    • weejee
    • Historicat

      About the only thing that might get through to him would be either, “Bannon makes you look like a fool” or “Bannon’s going to cost you everything” – other than that, I assume Donnie will just lap up the flattery.

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    I may be alone, but I welcome this “gives no fucks” Bannon who is now willing to make the administration’s evil plans public. The plans are always going to be evil, but I’d rather have them laid out there in all their glory.

    • o’look Skwerl!

      Not me, I am waiting for the pivot. I know it will happen and then trickle down will finally make us all rich!

      • laughingnome

        It’s tough when they pivot while they’re dancing on your balls.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        I’ve got some nice beachfront properties in the Dakotas you might be interested in.

    • Sardonicuss

      What skeers me. With all their just ..naked evil; their merely horrible stuff will start to seem like a relief.

    • OddMan

      It does seem like Bannon saying “deconstruction of the administrative state,” is the same as “Bring down the Government.”

      • Claire

        Why not? He won the election by catering to the Bundy demographic.

  • calliecallie

    “I love how many collars he wears…”
    That’s the kind of thing you say when you’re really put on the spot, and you look at the person trying to find something – anything – that you can say about him that’s not horrible. And then you notice the collars.

    • Sardonicuss

      Imagine..er..gag…..imagine..cough gag….
      Imagine how he must smell. Hooooaaaaark!

      • weejee

        ♪ oooh, oooh, that smell ♪

  • Idiokraticdrumpfenjugend

    “Und once ve haf everysing deconstructed, zen it vil be time to feed!” – Steve Bannon https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d7d98274e4e98a42e9387581abfdf35fd2d22fbb6d904b51418d81fbbb8bd269.jpg

    • weejee

      Zombie libel.

      • Rags

        Nazi zombie libel

  • Blueb4sunrise
    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Look, real life Russian trolls!

      • Clyde Barrow

        Looks like she grew up a little too close to the Oblast open air nuclear reactor…

    • LucindathePook

      I didn’t now they said Trump on them. That is just…….

    • shaar dula

      waves flag to celebrate failing 6th grade social studies.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        And the entire preschool “it’s nice to share” curriculum.

    • Groundloop
      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        I’m in awe.

      • shaar dula

        genius. pure unadulterated raw brilliance at work.

      • YoBunnyBunny

        Considering that a year ago, every body in that CPAC crowd would have been getting themselves all hot-and-bothered about how evil the Russkies are, that they can’t even identify the Russian flag on sight is just sad.

        • LucindathePook

          It’s not like it hasn’t been in front page pix and on the news a lot recently.

          • YoBunnyBunny

            “But RED, WHITE, and BLUE are ‘Murica’s colors!@!1!!11!!!! How were we supposed to know, huh??????”

          • LucindathePook

            From Stan Freberg’s Brief History of the USA–
            George Washington to Betsy Ross:
            Look at the colors you chose
            The best you could do, I suppose
            A peppermint stripe with royal blue
            The same as the British colors, too
            Now how will we know whose side is who?
            Look at the colors you chose
            Why couldn’t it have been puce
            Lavendar over chartreuse
            Or maybe some more exotic shade
            A delicate orange, mauve or jade
            Instead of the choice that has been made
            Look at the colors you chose…..

      • NastyBossetti

        I need to know who did this. I would like to contribute to their prank fund.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        We need something like the Legislative Badass of the Year award to recognize something like this.

    • Blueb4sunrise
      • Lord Jim

        OMG. So beautiful…*sniff*

    • Celtic_Gnome

      That’s not a Russian flag. It’s a Trump flag. There’s a difference.

  • Nounverb911
  • IOnlyLikeCats

    I’m taking that to mean Russia is going to hack our midterm elections. That’s nice.

    • azeyote

      with all the russian flag wavers at cpac it looks like there’s a new meaning for the R in RNC

  • fawkedifiknow

    Josef Goebbels approves, and he is becoming more and more popular in the White House.

    • TakingAmes

      I’ve noticed.

  • wide_stance_hubby

    Are there separate drinking fountains for the collareds at the WH already? Didn’t take long.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Only for the kale. The collard greens are cool.

      • wide_stance_hubby

        The collards will be having a turniption over that.

        • Jon Sussex

          You beet me to it!

        • eggsacklywright

          Bannon must be squashed.

      • Querolous

        The leeks are in the WH!

  • exinkwretch

    Bannon reminds me of the classic Hawkeye Pierce line, “When I croak they’re gonna have to beat my liver to death with a stick.” I wonder if they tried to sober him up or just gave him a taste of the top shelf booze before his appearance.

  • Monsieur_Grumpe

    Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff flinched when Steve Bannon tried to touch him, and it was awkward _ indy100.html

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Seeing Bannon made me physically unwell. Can only imagine what being touched by him would do.

    • Michael R
      • Notreelyhelping

        Goddamn, that is priceless. Perhaps everyone in the White House knows Bannon doesn’t wash up after using the can. I suspect they’re not getting along quite so well. That or or they’re getting along extremely well, and Priebus is muttering, “Not here.”

      • Celtic_Gnome

        And, a star is born to compete with Donnie grabbing Ivanka at the convention.

    • Monsieur_Grumpe
  • Hanaka

    Bannon is a little boy with matches who has now been given a can of gasoline. He is ready to gleefully burn the whole damn house down.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “Some men just want to watch the world burn.”

  • Haribo Lector

    He’s the best public speaker since Bobcat Goldthwait.

    • Clyde Barrow

      At least Bobcat had a hot girlfriend in Nikki Cox for awhile, whereas Bannon’s girlfriend is Milo Yiannopoulos.

    • mailman27

      Dime-store Demosthenes.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Consider that stolen. Because it’s beautiful.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    Donald, you’re too damn nuts to see this but YOU’RE THE PUPPET!

    https://youtu.be/UaVWRetR4jg

    And also a stupid asshole.

  • Clyde Barrow

    “Deconstruct” is a polite euphemism for “bring forth pestilence”. In other words, the same ol’ GOP agenda, except on meth and steroids.

  • Michael R
  • Oblios_Cap

    I guess Bannon is proof that you don’t need any smarts to work at Goldman-Sachs. Just a warped view of the world around you.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    It’s getting to the point where we’re so far down the rabbit hole that I don’t think there are more than a handful of republicans in the entire country willing to concede in public that Alex Jones is not a credible news source.

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    Oh FFS. Speaking of loonies at CPAC. A freshman economics major knows that you can have one of those but not both. Or any kid who wants the good candy, but just had his allowance docked, for that matter.
    https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/835168825322713088
    https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/835167077048672256

    • Oblios_Cap

      Guns and butter. Where have I heard that before?

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Kansas

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        Exactly.

        • Ducksworthy

          Kansas is swimming in guns AND butter now.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Which now has the lowest job growth rate in the entire country.

    • georgiaburning

      MIT, Cal and Stanford are proud that Trump is a Wharton graduate

      • shaar dula

        rofl!!

      • Zyxomma

        Ditto Columbia, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, et al.

    • shaar dula

      ponies for everyone. yayy!!!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      There go my eyes again. Rolling right along to St. Helena.

  • Martini Ambassador
  • Bill D. Burger

    Saw Rep. Jim Hines of Connecticut on MSNBC this morning and really enjoyed his segment. He blasted Trump as unhinged, Bannon as dangerous and the CPAC gathering as more bizarre than usual this year “…but I guess that’s to be expected.” He seemed determined to do absolutely everything he could possible do to get out the truth concerning the Trump/Russia connection (a tall order in the House) and ended with, “We need to see Trump’s taxes.”
    Hadn’t heard much from him since his outrage boiled over and he walked out in protest over the inaction by the GOP on sensible gun laws and their fucking stupid ‘moment of silence’ for the Orlando tragedy.
    I’m secure enough to say proudly he’s my new man crush.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/af307ddf69b9afe87e3339f15984622841400380048d9582e9a3377f5109b1f9.jpg

  • georgiaburning

    Can he deconstruct things to the point that Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California can float away? Asking for a friend.

    • Nockular cavity

      That requires deconstructing the Antarctic and Greenland icecaps. Which is being accomplished ahead of schedule!

  • bookish

    http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/02/23/guantanamo-bay-erves-very-very-healthy-purpose-white-house-says.html

    White House spokesman Sean Spicer dodged a question on whether the Trump administration would send U.S. citizens to Guantanamo but says the president “believes that Guantanamo Bay does serve a very, very healthy purpose in our national security.”

    As a general rule, advocates of housing suspected terrorists at the detention center in Cuba say it enhances national security to keep the captives off U.S. soil. Currently the Pentagon has 41 war-on-terror prisoners at the center, six awaiting death penalty trials, and, commanders say, room for about another 200 more.

    Spicer twice declined to say whether U.S. citizens could be held there. “As the president has said very clearly before, we don’t telegraph what we’re going to do,” he said.

    In August, then presidential candidate Donald Trump told the Miami Herald it “would be fine” if Americans were tried by military commissions at Guantanamo, something not currently permitted by U.S. law. “I know that they want to try them in our regular court systems,” Trump said, “and I don’t like that at all.”

    • Nockular cavity

      Gulp. See you in Gitmo, everybody!

      • Notreelyhelping

        Dibs on top bunk!

  • Treg Brown

    “They’re going to continue to fight,” Bannon said of the media, which he repeatedly described as “the opposition party,” and other forces he sees as standing in the president’s way. “If you think they are giving you your country back without a fight, you are sadly mistaken.”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/eef11b64c9418567e4ab659d25e02304a9e9cd4be9e021ec8cafb2879cb5423c.jpg

  • Shakenbake

    Thank you, Dok, for the Derrida reference! That’s been bugging me since I saw it.

  • DahBoner

    Steve Bannon is a PANTS ON FIRE liar…

    Deconstruction is about taking something apart to expose biases, flaws or inconsistencies.

    Bannon actually wants to do the exact opposite. He wants to create biases. He wants to create flaws. He wants there to be inconsistent treatment of Rich Republicans.
    https://media1.giphy.com/media/L8b3TQ86s8hsQ/200_d.gif#349

    • mailman27

      He thinks that’s a SMRT word for destruction.

    • Rags

      We need a new category – suggestions? ‘Pants atomized in thermonuclear explosion?’

  • OddMan

    OT kinda.
    Look at what some pranksters passed out at CPAC. Little Russian flags with a gold Trump on them. No one noticed for a while.
    Hehehe
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/add452562085e33159ae3f04e728302f3308db8fb226d8e5c9ca83cf6c61c652.png

  • TJ Barke

    Corporatist globalist. They can get thiiiiiiiis( ) close to realizing capitalism is the problem, but just can’t get there because of their conditioning…

  • Crystalclear12

    He is preaching while the house burns and the idiots chant: more fire!

  • Ducksworthy

    I have often found little bannons lurking at neighborhood bars. They think they’re philosophers. But actually, they’re just drunks. Same rosy complexion too, also.

    • Nockular cavity

      Chuck Bukowski/Mickey Rourke in Barfly libel!

      • DahBoner

        I don’t get why Bukowski is worthy of admiration? Because he was honest about being an awful person? Misogynist. The worst narcissist.
        http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRHWrOMguGPj_1bNgX0knPjHyPXzo-x5Oky4womepEaBdFcTTDopA

        He slagged his parents. Why would they beat such a wonderful child? My guess was his behavior as a child was the same as his behavior as an adult. Just awful. I’m not condoning corporal punishment, but I doubt he was an angel and provoked them. He was a coward who avoided war. He was a lazy bum who didn’t want to work. He was a drug addict (alcohol). I remember in his book his talking about his violent temper.

        Another pseudointellectual who thought he was a genius. Sure descriptions of train wrecks are “interesting” and a “good read”, but nothing about a train wreck is constructive, useful or meaningful. 😀

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      Elwood P. Dowd libelz!

    • Panika MCD

      they’re bringin’ flushing back!

    • John Frum

      Bannon looks like the guy who keeps getting called into HR and told to use deodorant.

  • rocktonsam

    why do the biggest assholes have the nicest hair?
    hopefully his stay will be brief and his perp walk to jail will be soon.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      You think Bannon and Trump have nice hair? Our tastes obviously differ. Though I agree with the perp walk thing.

      • DahBoner

        Hillary’s hair is real. Trumps hair consists of plugs.

        Saying Trump has nicer hair than Hillary is like single women claiming they’re not interested in young, good looking rich guys.😁

        • chortlingdingo

          I’m a single lady not interested in young, good-looking rich guys. But then again, I’m not exactly straight. ;)

      • Red Bird Ω

        I was thrown off by that comment too.

  • Panika MCD

    OT – one of our trolls can’t find her way out

    and just told me that I have a “fake point of view”.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Where?

      • Panika MCD

        over on the Collins thread. “Kay thomas”. so it’s not truth that they’re struggling with so much as word definitions.

    • DahBoner

      Did the troll insist you need the Undercoating also to

      • Panika MCD

        “for sure”.

      • Anna Rompage

        Is that anything like wearing two collared shirts at the same time?

    • Anna Rompage

      Oh the simpletons, the whole thing about a point of view is that it is based on your opinion about something, and it in itself cannot actually be fake unless you don’t actually believe what you’re saying…

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Goodness. Either there is some serious Poe over there, or the place is positively infested.

      • Anna Rompage

        Bed bugs can be quite difficult to get rid of…

      • Panika MCD

        I think she may have been too drunk to follow the other lemmings out last night.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Too many “interesting” comments. And frankly I don’t have time or patience to look up all of the commenter. I just left a nice patriotic song and left.

    • Lord Jim

      If it were intelligent, one might think it was accusing you of being disingenuous. But, counterfactual conditional…

      • Panika MCD

        I thought about that–that it was implying I was getting a big fat check from George Soros. but the rest was so stupid, I figured it couldn’t be.

  • Werewolf
    • Msgr_MΩment

      Wow. He cleans up nice.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        And such a nice collar.

  • sweeper

    Deep love for the Derrida nod.

  • Mary Sandoras

    OT: Caitlyn Jenner to Trump: Transgender Letter a ‘Disaster’

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebrity/caitlyn-jenner-to-trump-transgender-letter-a-disaster/ar-AAnhx1h?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp

    Didn’t she vote for this twatwaffle? They have a website for you Caitlyn, it’s called Trump Regrets.

    • YoBunnyBunny

      Even Kim Kardashian was smart enough to vote for Hillz. So fuck Caitlyn.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Yes, stupid bitch did, and she deserves all the derision that can be heaped on her.

    • Claire

      She thought she could take her rich white man privilege with her when she transitioned. Oops!

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I doubt that she understood how privileged she was. And she obviously lacks the imagination or empathy to care about others. In short, she’s the perfect Republican.

  • pgjack

    Making the world safe for richer rich folks should not be the purpose of America.

    • TJ Barke

      It shouldn’t. But it is.

    • shaar dula

      you are not from around here, are you?*

      *sorry my fav new phrase & feel the urge to use it often just to get it out of my system. heard several variations of it way too many times.

    • NastyBossetti

      “Weeeeeee’re making the world safe for capitaliiiiiism! tra la la laaaa”
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-yRKfD2GIk

  • TJ Barke

    We’re gonna save this country by dismantling the apparatus that can defend us from corporate negligence and malfeasance.

    • Niblet58

      Sadly for those rich fucks, there ain’t no Elysium space ship for them to live on. They have to suffer the same as the slobs they look down upon. No amount of gates can protect you from a tornado or bad food.

      • TJ Barke

        Once it gets real bad, I’m sure they’ll probably start living in domes.

        • Lord Jim

          Which is pretty awesome. Until the gem on your hand starts flashing red. Then it’s Carousel for you.

  • Persistent Demme

    Steel yourselves, Wonkers!
    CPAC-time ALWAYS sucks.
    And, this time, it sucks even harder.
    We will live through this!
    (I know I’m convincing myself, but still…)

    • I needed that reminder. CPAC is always a horror show.

  • mailman27

    He’s all “my favorite book is ‘The Art of War’ by Sun Tzu” and “I’m just like Thomas Cromwell.” He’s a weak guy’s idea of what a strong guy is. The banality of…banality?

    • jodyleek

      And tRump is his Henry VIII and we all know what happened there.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Watch out, Melania!

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        Actually, old Henry is a good comparison. He became more suspicious and paranoid in his old age, and would turn on his friends/advisers/wives on a dime.

        • Zyxomma

          Difference is Henry started out smart, able, athletic, and an avid reader. Trump’s never been any of the above. Just another turd who was born on third base and convinced he hit a triple.

      • Niblet58

        Needs more wives…

    • Notreelyhelping

      Cromwell in his fucking dreams.

    • SpideySenser

      Bannonlity?

  • “If you think they are giving you your country back without a fight, you are sadly mistaken.”

    My country was never a Plunder state nor a Confederacy, dipshit.

    • Panika MCD

      there was that time we were under the Articles of Confederation.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Which didn’t work. Which the Confederacy found out 80 years later. Which is why a convention called to modify the Articles of Confederation wound up shitcanning the whole fucking thing and gave us the Constitution we have now.

        • Panika MCD

          I know. just sayin’.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Just pointing some shit out for those who weren’t aware, and those who can’t be made aware, that is, the Trumptrolls.

          • Panika MCD

            I was just pointing out that we were once, in fact, a Confederacy. not for very long, but more often than “never”.

          • Lord Jim

            Pearls before swine. The Trumpenproletariat care nothing for history.

  • cheetojeebus

    Not sure why, but the disturbing mental image of a fat oily glistening grub worm writhing inside of a peanut comes to mind when I contemplate Bannon.

  • bookish

    Several interesting stories this morning.

    http://nbcnews.to/2msvFtL

    The White House: It was the FBI who pulled Priebus aside

    Per NBC’s Peter Alexander, the White House has released this explanation: “While over at the White House on other business, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe asked Reince Priebus if he could set aside five minutes at the end of the meeting to discuss another topic,” Press Secretary Sean Spicer says. “After the meeting, McCabe took Priebus to the side and said that the New York Times reports on contacts with Russians was overblown and not supported by any evidence the FBI had. Priebus asked McCabe at that meeting if they could clear it up and get the real information out. McCabe said he would think about it and talk to him later. Later that afternoon, McCabe called Priebus back and said even though it was bad information, they could not go on the record because the FBI did not want to get in the business of calling balls and strikes on reporting.”

    This White House explanation raises the question: So what’s worse — the White House asking the FBI to publicly knock down a story, or the FBI pulling aside a top White House official to comment on the big story of the day? Just ask yourself: If you substituted Clinton’s and Lynch’s names for Priebus’ and McCabe’s, would the congressional hearings already be scheduled?

    • Niblet58

      They’d be in session even before it happened!

    • Lord Jim

      Had Hillary Clinton done ONE of the thousand outrageous, corrupt, offensive, batshit crazy things Il Douche has done, she woiuld already be on trial in the Senate.

      • brinylon

        But not because they think it’s wrong per se, but because they’d smell blood.

  • SpideySenser

    Isn’t this exactly how Pol Pot started his revolution in Cambodia? Now that is some scary shit.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Pol Pot’s followers went after people who wore glasses because…obviously…they were too fucking smart to fit in.

      • SpideySenser

        IK,R? Anything that made you appear intellectual. Or an actual intellectual; weren’t they killing all the MDs, PhDs and such?

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Aye. Death to the intelligentsia!

          • SpideySenser

            Killing off the smart people is really stupid.

      • Shucky Ducky

        Something something Rick Perry.

      • Zyxomma

        The Red Guard in China did the same.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Hide your glasses.
      Usually vicious totalitarian regimes take hold after some form of national trauma- colonialism,devastating war or economic events.
      So I’m not worried- yet. Then again, history keeps moving faster.

      • SpideySenser

        I believe the Nazis used the glasses thing, too.

        • natoslug

          Well I’m fucked. I tried contacts, but I couldn’t take stabbing myself in the eyes repeatedly. No way to hide from the Nazi Pots now.

          • SpideySenser

            Contacts scare me, I’ve never even tried them. So yup, I’m a goner when the NaziAlt-RightPolBannonPots officially come out of the wood work.

      • Red Bird Ω

        Well, this might be a stretch but wasn’t the national trauma kind of manufactured by the GOP? I mean people had to live through 8 years of Obama! For some Americans that was a big blow to the country just like Fox News told them it was. Now they want their country back.

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          There’s that- and Wonketeer historians who have a better idea of what they are talking about can weigh in:
          Nazis: Devastating loss in WWI and punitive sanctions designed to bankrupt and humiliate. Massive inflation, economic depression, and social unrest.
          Cambodia: US bombing caused destruction of lives and property, also upheaval and social unrest.
          Argentinas Dirty War: Massive inflation, conflicts between the left and right that led to bombings, kid napping for ransom, and street fights.
          Hopefully, it’s not a matter of revenge by one group that feels excluded from power. We’ve had plenty of wave elections that swept one party into power in the past. They
          usually don’t go nearly as well as the party hoped.
          Sorry for the word wall- I can express my thoughts here. Maybe I’m whistling past the grave yard.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            The “national traumas” you’ve mentioned all had the issue of being ACTUAL traumas. Electing a blah man president..one who left the country objectively/empirically better off than how he found it..hardly counts, unless you are an “economically distressed” racist sack of shit.

          • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

            Agreed. That’s why I don’t think we’re in danger yet- but some kind of catastrophe/national emergency/traumatic event could change that very quickly. At least there are now a few adults in the room.
            In a real emergency, I wonder if Mattis, McMaster, and Pence would sweep Trump and his minions aside- at least during the actual crisis.

  • Panika MCD

    1) pretty sure most people prefer an administrative state to a police state–even the police because: pay checks. of course people are standing in opposition.

    2) I thought these were the fucks that tried to make “agenda” a bad word. now they want us to like an agenda?

    3) nationalist economics is the worst economic system since the gold standard. worse, I would say, than trickle down–which you’d think Tsarina Pee Party would prefer.

    4) if he were a better orator, Tsarina Short Fingers might drop in a “yea, verily” at some point.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “Nationalist economics” is also known as “autarky”, which is essentially the economic/political philosophy of…wait for it…The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, aka North Korea. Where everything is rationed.

  • Dee Andee

    Puke now? Or puke later? How about both?

  • jodyleek

    Jesus, look at that guy. He’s dying of something. Maybe not liver failure because I don’t see jaundice, but something else. He’s got no fucks to give and the power to bring to fruition his most evil plans. Not good.

    • natoslug

      We’re all dying of something. Although in his case, I wish he’d consider life more of a sprint than a marathon.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      He’s a troll and bomb thrower who has no idea what governing actually involves.

      • jodyleek

        You don’t need to know how to drive a car to wreck it. The keys are in, the motor’s running. He’s gonna drive us all off a cliff.

  • Anna Rompage

    Riddle me this; show me one successful country in the modern history of humanity that did not have a robust govt overseeing civil rights, a social safety net, general business regulation, defense, and monetary policy…

    Anyone? Bueller… Bueller… Bueller….

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Sorry, my bad–misread

      China lacks civil rights, safety net, but has strong central govt.,

      • JustDon’tSayDieInJail

        China is also only successful for some people. Coal miners, for example, and phone assemblers – not so much.

    • Thiazin Red

      Exactly, we know, from looking at the entirety of human history, that we need strong regulations on business and to ensure civil rights.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    What can we learn from the rise of Putinism?

    “In Russia, their first move was to subjugate all the important media. When they achieved that, the rest was easy. No matter how loudly you protest, without independent media, you are mute.

    So, please learn this sad lesson: Stand for the freedom of press. Every lost battle there is going to cost dearly”.–Grigory Chkhartishvili

  • Rags

    OT, but I’ll drop this here. Two recent polls – 48% approval for Obamacare, 54% approval for ACA. i.e. 6% total idiots. http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/24/politics/pew-survey-obamacare-support-record-high/index.html

  • bookish
    • Blackest Noobs

      don’t worry folks, Trump is, wink wink, on this…he told us he got this one….so rest assure….also Trump might be a lil late with his homework on ISIL, yes, yes, he had promised in the 1st 30 days he would roll out a KILLER ALL ISIL Plan and it past the 30 days….but come on guys, Presidenting is H A R D.

  • SullivanSt

    Leaving industry in private hands reaping private profits while demanding they prioritize nationalist goals and using the power of government to bestow favors and issue threats to secure obeisance… they’re not even pretending not to be fascists any more.

    • Red Bird Ω

      Counting Crows fan?

      • SullivanSt

        Sure am.

        • Red Bird Ω

          They were big back in the late 1990’s. Haven’t heard from them since then.

  • MynameisBlarney

    HA!
    Trump fans were waving little russian flags until they were confiscated.

    http://www.vox.com/2017/2/24/14725950/russian-flag-cpac

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Ironic trolling or massive stupidity.
      With this administration, why not both?

      • MynameisBlarney

        I think it’s some genius trolls taking advantage of the massive stupidity of the trump minions.

    • OrG

      WTF?

    • Reximus

      So. CPAC has become a false flag event.

    • ltmcdies
    • Doug Langley

      Jeez, what’s the big deal? They just told them “Hey, they might want to wave some red, white, and blue.” “I’m on it!”

    • mfp

      these dumbasses are just way too easy to troll

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Historicat

      Does this mean Gohmert hasn’t had any public appearances since then? No? Huh …

      • JustDon’tSayDieInJail

        Not even on Tin Foil Hat Radio?

  • BMW

    Media: “Here is a mountain of evidence, documentation, and video clips showing what a terrible job this administration is going.”
    Bannon: “Nuh-uh!”
    C-PAC: “Wow! Bannon sure makes a convincing argument!”

    • snark-lurker

      That looks like hyperbole but really, that what it seems to boil down to.

  • Blackest Noobs

    why oh why isn’t there a League of Assassins?

    oh hmmmm they would probably be conservatives, right?

    • snark-lurker

      Absolutely conservatives, absolutely positively fur shore.

      • Blackest Noobs

        “Our album covers lied to us!”

        -opps, wrong quote.

    • Spurning Beer

      To comport with the Commenting Rules for Radicals, the League of Assassins has been renamed the League of Women Voters. With votes.

      • Historicat

        If we put Presidential debates back in the hands of the LWV, we would at least have better debates.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    The technology used to get a pizza delivered to my door is more advanced than the technology used to deliver Neil Armstrong to the goddamned moon. We are the most militarily powerful society the world has ever seen. We are so wealthy that we bicker about how many millions of dollars we are willing to spend on football stadiums that only get used a dozen times a year. Our system of government is simultaneously powerful enough to accomplish just about anything but weak enough for us to cripple if it over-reaches (and if we care enough.)

    The United States of America is the most powerful, most ingenious force for good ever devised by man. We could, if not eliminate, at least drastically reduce hunger around the world, halt the spread of infectious diseases, and provide equal rights for all our citizens. We don’t because assholes like Steve Bannon believe that the incredible power of the government should be used only to regulate the private actions of citizens, in accordance with a small group of Christian zealots’ unhinged ideology, and to deny rights to “others.” We could enforce peace around the world, but we don’t, because these same people believe that American power should exist only for the sake of being powerful and to protect the privileges of those in power. We could accomplish many things; we could be a beacon of hope and the model of compassion and humanity, but we are busy arguing about the marginal tax rate and the evils of taxing the hard-earned capital gains and inheritances of the most wealthy couple hundred people in the world.

    Fuck Steve Bannon.

    • arglebargle

      Bravo.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      The problem of world hunger is two fold: logistics, and politics. While the logistical barriers are formidable, they can be overcome…if only we had the political will to do so.

      In short, fuck the High Sparrow, who is more concerned with genitalia than starving children.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        Also political. Hunger is used as a weapon of war by certain regimes.
        Advances in science, especially in plant breeding and genetics, have helped with world food shortages.

    • Blackest Noobs

      side tangent..fuck greedy white American Christians….a plague on all their houses…all of them, Katie, ALL OF THE THEM.

    • unclejeems

      Well said, Unc.

    • John Frum

      And another thing! America became a first world power at an earlier point in its development that any other nation on Earth. How? Public education and state-backed science.

    • John Frum

      PS: “The United States of America is the most powerful, most ingenious force for good ever devised by man.”

      This is the best sentence I’ve read this year.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    L’ecriture from the Black Lagoon

    Something. Very much.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    O/T Dok, if you’re reading there’s an infestation on the Collins thread.

    • Anna Rompage

      Good lord, it’s like a scabies outbreak, but even worse…

      • WomanInThePersistence

        It’s very wierd. Apparently we triggered something in the hive mind. Though I love tat song you posted.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Gosh, I need to go watch the car pileup in the southbound lanes!

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Meh, I saw it. They’re allowed to disagree if they follow the rules for radicals, aren’t they?
      Not sure why they showed up on that thread in those numbers. Typically it’s the gun people who show up in force.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I know. But why? Why would they be there of all places? Stupid gits.

    • Those guys are like annoying yapping doggies, always forever on the same schtick

    • Jack Tenhet

      Is this the same guy whose been stuck in a loop there for two days straight now? Seriously, he’s dug in like a tick.

    • doktorzoom

      Yeah, I saw. Have been periodically swinging the banhammer in there.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Have I mentioned recently that you are the kindest, wisest, ….etc.?

  • jodyleek
    • SullivanSt

      I see where you’re coming from, but Palpatine never had that “end-stage terminal alcoholic” thing going on that Bannon does.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        The Dark Side of the Force is good for something!

    • Jack Tenhet

      Close, but Palpatine shaved at least.

      • Hardly Ideal

        And he watched his weight.

  • Meccalopolis

    If he wants to smash the state lenin style, does he really care if t rump flames out?

    • bookish

      Doubtful. Trump is Bannon’s useful idiot.

  • ken_kukec

    Laurel & Hardy have sure gone downhill since Sons of the Desert.

  • bookish
  • anon_the_great

    Syphilitic Prez Gin Blossom is so stupid.
    How stupid is he?
    He is so stupid he wants to dissolve the very structure he wants to use to create a White Nation.

    • Left-wing Fascist Ron

      Once he converts the US into a failed state, he figures all the drunk white boys will shoot everyone darker than a sheet of newsprint and bring it about that way.

      • CindyinEncinitas

        And then they can take their jobs picking lettuce. Or wait, there won’t be any lettuce. Hmmm. Break out the Spam, I guess, and head for the lifeboats.

        • Paperless Tiger

          Good point. To me it’s the fatal flaw in their Mad Max concept of utopia, the idea that you can have the products of social order — gasoline, tires, etc. — without having a social order. It will all just somehow appear in the feudal manor.

          • CindyinEncinitas

            Well said and frightening.

  • C4TWOMAN

    If Trump AND Putin AND Bannon are all president, that must be one cramped chair in the Oval Office.

    • Me not sure
      • ohpaleasegivemeabreak

        Shouldn’t that chair have a hole in the seat big enough for Herr Drumpfenfuhrer’s big, heavily padded ass enough room to do it’s biz?

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        I think Bannon’s “happy chair” is a little of something out of “Burn After Reading” and a little something out of “Se7en”

    • The most disgusting oreo in existence

    • Mehmeisterjr

      To be fair, Trump only thinks he is sitting in that chair. But I would advise Bannon to stay away from samovars, lest Putin decide he is expendable.

  • Me not sure

    I guess “absolute destruction of our Constitutional system of government” was not “politically correct” enough for Bannon. … Wait, what?

  • I Am Helpy

    He’s openly advocating the destruction of the government and hence the Constitution.

    Madness.

    • Saxo the Grammarian

      Sedition!

      • Rags

        TREASON!!!

    • Left-wing Fascist Ron

      Funny, I remember when that was a BAD thing.

  • marxalot

    Esquire ran 200 words about how Bannon does not know how to dress himself, part of their owngoing meltdown over the Tangerine Asterisk’s sartorial degeneracy.

  • Mehmeisterjr

    I have to admit that reading about Jacques Derrida’s Deconstructionism makes my eyes glaze over. Between the well-nigh unreadable texts in French and the absolutely unreadable translations that make it even more difficult to understand the originals, I have given up.

    But it’s American Know-Nothingism to the rescue. The alt-right version of Deconstructionism means smashing everything into little pieces with infantile glee. Bammbammism.

    There is no Trump Administration. Neither Trump nor Bannon nor any of the other assorted neo-Fascists and slackers in their wake have any desire to administer anything.

    This is the Trump Regime.

    • CindyinEncinitas

      My college was over the moon when they scored J. Hillis Miller for their faculty. I was an undergrad so I didn’t get to have any classes with him but, man, was that place all about deconstructionism. I didn’t drink enough coffee to give a shit about it, unfortunately.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        I don’t want to get into a discussion of Deconstructionism which, in any case, and as I said, I don’t pretend to understand.

        Bannon’s scary philosophy of scorched-earth destruction, which he adopts using a buzz-word that sounds vaguely familiar, is the opposite of a democracy.

        • CindyinEncinitas

          I can’t get into a discussion about it. I don’t remember that much about it. I guess it’s one of those things like algebra or Latin.

      • mfp

        what college would that be, may i ask?

        • CindyinEncinitas

          UC Irvine Class of 1986.

          • mfp

            oh, i see, of course…i didnt quickly make the connection…miller, derrida–duh…ok, thanks…and no i didnt drink enough coffee (or smoke enough weed, whatever was needed) to get into that far, either

  • CindyinEncinitas

    It would be a shame if he caught la grippe and was forced to the sidelines.

  • John Frum

    TL:DR, Sorry! But I gotta do it. Print it and take it to the potty.

    Bannon runs his mouth while Sessions bats his eyes at private prisons. What’s the common theme of all the Trump Monkeys besides their incompetence and toxicity? What does Tillerson want for national security? What does Mnuchin want for the economy? What does DeVos want for schools? What does Pruitt want for safe water and food? What does Price want for medicine? And now, what does Sessions want for law enforcement and the justice system?

    Bannon says “deconstructing” America”. What he means is, Trump and the Republicans are selling us.

    They don’t just want to break America. They want to break it and hawk the pieces like Canal Street cart vendors.

    Think about decades Republican hostility to civil rights, labor rights, consumer protections, education, and accountability for stewardship of our public trust. This is another common theme on the right for the last 20 years: Trashing decades of plausible deniability by being too incompetent, juvenile, and complacent in their impunity to keep it on the downlow.

    We’ve never been anything but commodities to them, and they prey on our decency to get away with it. They escalate until there’s no place in a functioning society for what it takes to make them stop. In this escalation, they’re going from discreetly selling us out to openly cashing us out. They’re cutting open the golden goose.

    It’s good that most of the cabinet argument have been along the lines of “prove to us you’re something other than an amoral money grubber going for the Big Con.” But it’s not enough. Democrats also need to make the case that these people will be rich, privileged assholes whether America lives or dies, and they don’t give a fuck.

    For one thing, angry town halls need to become recall elections. And not just for Republicans unwilling to stand up to Trump, but Democrats unwilling to stand up to Republicans. Go after members of the Ethics Committee, the Intelligence Committee, and anyone else in a position to obstruct investigations and impeachment. Launch smear and muckraking campaigns against Chaffetz, Ryan, Pence, and McConnell. Do whatever it takes. Fight hard and fight dirty. Time to get unruly, people. We may not have till 2018.

    • Rags

      Agreeed. But what’s scary is the simple fact that if 4-5 were asked to explain what ‘deconstructing the administrative state’ meant for the Federal government over which he has putative control, there is absolutely no doubt he would not be able to articulate anything other than bafflegab. This is why Bannon is President and must be opposed at every turn.

  • John Frum

    TL:DR, Sorry! But I gotta do it. Print it and take it to the potty.

    Bannon runs his mouth while Sessions bats his eyes at private prisons. What’s the common theme of all the Trump Monkeys besides their incompetence and toxicity? What does Tillerson want for national security? What does Mnuchin want for the economy? What does DeVos want for schools? What does Pruitt want for safe water and food? What does Price want for medicine? And now, what does Sessions want for law enforcement and the justice system?

    Bannon says “deconstructing” America”. What he means is, Trump and the Republicans are selling us.

    They don’t just want to break America. They want to break it and hawk the pieces like Canal Street cart vendors.

    Think about decades Republican hostility to civil rights, labor rights, consumer protections, education, and accountability for stewardship of our public trust. This is another common theme on the right for the last 20 years: Trashing decades of plausible deniability by being too incompetent, juvenile, and complacent in their impunity to keep it on the downlow.

    We’ve never been anything but commodities to them, and they prey on our decency to get away with it. They escalate until there’s no place in a functioning society for what it takes to make them stop. In this escalation, they’re going from discreetly selling us out to openly cashing us out. They’re cutting open the golden goose.

    It’s good that most of the cabinet argument have been along the lines of “prove to us you’re something other than an amoral money grubber going for the Big Con.” But it’s not enough. Democrats also need to make the case that these people will be rich, privileged assholes whether America lives or dies, and they don’t give a fuck.

    For one thing, angry town halls need to become recall elections. And not just for Republicans unwilling to stand up to Trump, but Democrats unwilling to stand up to Republicans. Go after members of the Ethics Committee, the Intelligence Committee, and anyone else in a position to obstruct investigations and impeachment. Launch smear and muckraking campaigns against Chaffetz, Ryan, Pence, and McConnell. Do whatever it takes. Fight hard and fight dirty. Time to get unruly, people. We may not have till 2018.

    • CindyinEncinitas

      Well said. Thank you.

    • Hobbes’ Evil Twin

      If just one third of elected Democrats could get behind this sentiment then this country could still have a chance. I remain cynically optimistic.

      • John Frum

        It think “cynical optimism” is just right. I find myself in the unhappy place of having to choose between being disgusted by Republicans or demoralized by Democrats.

        But it’s kinda like you get home from work and find your kitchen swarming with rats. Should you just stand there and watch the rats, or go in the other room, shut the door, and fight with the exterminator to get his ass in there RIGHT NOW and fix this shit?

    • unclejeems

      Well, I walked down Canal Street recently, and I can tell you that the vendors you meet there have a great deal more integrity than these cretins. Even the little Chinese ladies who want give massagee will at least show you the menu.

      • John Frum

        Ha! Fist bump for you!

    • mfp

      we absolutely do not have until 2018…i’d say we have til july, august (congressional summer break) at the very latest…these assholes have been on this mission for 40 yrs, overtly the past 20yrs…and they are within reach of their goal of dismantling and selling off, and destroying this country, they are not gonna stop now because of a little (or even a lotta) noise at town halls

      well said, john frum, thank you

      “…these people will be rich, privileged assholes whether America lives or dies, and they dont give a fuck.”

      this…it’s always been this^^

  • Flashman

    Shorter Bannon: Government of the people, by the people and for the people shall perish from the earth.

    • Pisto75666

      “Even if it f*cking KILLS me” (by the looks of him, maybe he needs to work a little slower? Even the worms are impressed.)

  • whitroth

    I saw we arrest, try and convict Bannon and Grover fucking Norquist of treason and sedition, line up against a wall, and judicially execute them. And that’s *not* with votes, except by a jury of their peers. (Fuck, what I clean out of my Lord&Master’s litter box is their “peer”.)

    • Rags

      (mandatory) Cat feces libelz!

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    “I love how many collars he wears,” Priebus quipped in response to a question about what he likes about Bannon. “It’s an interesting look.”

    https://www.etsy.com/search?q=slave+collar

  • Bebecca

    and no one in the room, including DT, had a clue what he was talking about.

  • CindyinEncinitas

    It’s like the drunk babysitters are all our parents now.

  • Celtic_Gnome

    We are rapidly approaching the point where our only hope is going to be that the Trump administration truly is as inept and incompetent as they appear.

  • Jim

    Steve Bannon looks like a list of medication side effects come to life.

    • wavicles

      Plus a lot of shock therapy.

      • phoenix00

        Not to mention a Ben Carson lobotomy.

    • Shawn Renee Ernoehazy

      All those dark splotches on his face; at least a few must be melanoma. Is that why Trump loves him?

  • tinker12

    Why do Republikkkans hate America?

  • Debra Dassow

    Bannon always looks to me like someone Putin tried to poison but it didn’t take.

  • Zyxomma

    L’ecriture from the Black Lagoon for the win!!

  • Resistance Fighter MausFeet

    It continues to frustrate me that someone who looks to already be dead continues to be able to speak.

    • Occupied Territory of Kavefish

      Animatronics take up surprisingly little space, these days.

  • HazooToo

    I FUCKING KNEW IT! I KNEW they were picking the absolute worst candidates for every job! There was NO other explanation that made sense!

    • Poly_Ester

      And they knew the GOP Congress would rise to the bait!

      • Pisto75666

        “You thought W’s administration was a wreck? Here, hold our beer”

  • alpacapunchbowl

    “L’écriture from the Black Lagoon”
    I’m dead. Dead!
    http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/scbu.gif

  • mary5920

    There’s something very strange about that man!

    • AJ Milne

      There is…

      Were this a movie this would be almost excessive foreshadowing, and I’d be expecting a big reveal at the climax. His skin unzips to reveal he’s actually a swarm of alien grubs or something.

    • nick kelly

      Unless you compare him to Miller

  • Daniel Ammerman

    He has openly called for the destruction of our government in the past and he is still doing it. At what point does it become treason?

    • mfp

      long ago

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    These guys are really putting the dic in dictator right?

    • phoenix00

      And somewhere off-frame: Doggy Reince with his tongue out rushing towards the scene with tail a-wagging.

  • James Lamere

    Commissar Bannon and Comrade Trump are only doing their jobs as loyal Russian agents.

  • zendoo

    This should be national news. Bannon literally admitted they’re out to destroy the federal government.

  • zendoo

    I drink 2 bottles a week, and I don’t look like that. I’m pretty sure Bannon has to be drunk all the time he’s awake in order to look that bad.

  • phoenix00

    Something tells me those 515 jobs are never ever getting properly filled.

    • Lara

      The more warm bodies, the more leaks. Can’t have 500 people see Trump wander around in his bathrobe.

  • H0mer0

    can I pretend I knew what Dok meant and Alpacapunchbowl and Zyxomma were applauding (I only read down that far) in order to be one of the cool kids? I love Wonkette: it teaches me so much of stuff outside medicine.

  • I see someone splurged on a $3 haircut – the hobo special. I thought Bannon was more of a mullet man.

  • jim2011

    Dude, could you be arsed to back away from the bug-juice long enough to deconstruct some fucking Noxzema once in a while? You look like you face-fucked a Honey Badger.

    Master Race my ass … more like Darwin’s Bargain Bin.

    • Sakonyachen

      Darwin’s Bargain Bin! That’s so good I have to ask permission to steal it.

    • Toledo Window Box

      Personal insults against such an honorable man! I’m appalled. (-;

  • ORAXX

    Bannon always manages to look like he needs a shave, a shower, and to sober up. Funny, I can’t remember Bannon being elected to anything, nor do I remember him even being confirmed by the Senate. Pardon me if I’m a tad offended by the idea of him granting himself the authority to blow up the country.

    • John Frum

      What else do Republicans do besides appoint themselves arbiters of whether other people’s lives have value?

  • Sakonyachen

    They put Ban’em, and Penis on the same stage and said there is no confusion? #AlternateFacts

  • tinker12

    Bannon is to Twitler what Rove was to GeeDumb.

    • Toledo Window Box

      Bannon is to Twitter what a turd is to a punchbowl.

  • Incoming (AKA Large) Ham

    If you take the “con” out of “deconstruction” you get “destruction.” That was of course the real meaning.

    • Toledo Window Box

      Or, Bannon puts the “con” in “destruction”, making “deconstruction”.

  • Husband Of Mrs God
  • nick kelly

    This may not be popular even here but if Trump does one good thing it will to get Americans to move on from the Presidency, a quasi- monarchy loosely based on the British system 1790.
    The Brits evolved out of it (the Queen has no executive power) and so can you.

    In a parliamentary system, the party could simply replace a whack job like Trump over a weekend.
    BTW: he hasn’t REALLY screwed up yet- stay tuned.

  • I used to work at a crematory in my youth. I’ve seen victims of Mt.St. Helens that looked better than this Bannon monster. I guess booze and bad ideas can keep you alive. But, just barely.

    • Jeffery Campbell

      Let’s ask Dick Cheney….

    • Lara

      Is it me, or has Trump also gained, like, 50 pounds since he took office?

  • RugzYaBurnt

    Bannon better be careful dropping words like “deconstruction” for the frothing dogs at CPAC; they definitely think all those grad school words sound gay.

  • nick kelly

    I have a request of you media moguls. I understand that Bannon tried to put his hand on Priebus knee and latter brushed it off.
    This is priceless and it would be great if it could be posted.

    • Jeffery Campbell
      • Lara

        OMG, that is the best thing I’ve seen all day! Just proves that Bannon is as repulsive in person as he seems in photos.

  • Zero Dark Thirsty ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    OT
    For anyone who was a fan of The Bob And Chez show and/or read Daily Banter, sad news to find out that Chez Pazienza, 47, has died suddenly.. the News came out yesterday and I just read about it.. I’m numb and in shock – The podcast was just talking about Alan Colmes dying and how the good go too soon.. and I was just listening to their Thurs show yesterday morning.. I’m just so sad.. what a miserable 2017 we’re having :-(

    RIP Chez

    • Lara

      Chez will be missed. Bob Cesca on Stephanie Miller this morning seemed to agree that the election, and knowing he had to look forward to years of covering an idiot like Trump were major contributors to Chez’ depression and likely his death. (Cesca said Chez “didn’t suffer idiots”, and Trump is the king of idiots.)

  • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

    I’ve heard President Bannon is a very smart man. If so, there has to be a reason for him to want to deconstruct the American administrative state. Here’s why:

    First, the US Government is the most complex, multi-faceted and multi-functional human organization ever created. It’s got access to more resources than any other government on Earth and its power to reach every corner of this planet and to shape events and societies is unique in the history of humanity. Secondly, it is the US Government what gives the United States its status as the sole superpower. Can he not relate these two facts? Is his aim to weaken the United States to the point we’re no longer a superpower?

    We are who we are in the international arena thanks to the US Government, not because of the enlightened decision-making wisdom of farmers in Iowa or rednecks in Alabama.

    This is what the US would look like if we didn’t have the administrative state President Bannon wants to deconstruct:

    From whatever’s left of the State Department: “We need to decide what to do in light of the new developments in Djibouti. What say you, States?”

    AL: What?
    AK: I don’t think I can see Dji-whatever from my house.

    KS: Are they Christian?

    MA: Let’s gather the facts first.
    MO: Fuck that. Let’s make sure the bombers fly out of Whiteman base.
    MS: Are they white?
    OK: Do they have any oil we can get our hands on?

    TX: What part of Texas is that?

    You get the idea.

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