July 31, 2017

Shock: Same Media Outlets That Pushed Fusion GPS' "Research" to the Public Now Covering Up Fusion GPS' Work on Behalf of Mother Russia
— Ace

As a well-informed military intel friend says: "It's an op. It was an op from the start."


The NYT, WaPo and CNN have all appeared disinterested in digging into Fusion GPS' shady ties. The three outlets have combined for zero articles mentioning Fusion GPS since Browder’s testimony, despite the explosive allegations contained within it.

The only mention of Fusion GPS on CNN after Browder's testimony on Thursday (and in the days since) came from Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who went out of his way in an interview Thursday morning to stress the seriousness of the matter, despite CNN asking zero questions about Fusion GPS.

"Fusion GPS was on the payroll, apparently, according to this guy of the Russian government. And I want to know what they did in terms of trying to compromise Donald Trump, who is now our president. So what should we learn from all of this? That the Russians were involved on both sides, they definitely tried to tip the scale against Clinton and for Trump. But the Fusion GPS organization that was trying to get the goods on Donald Trump was backed by the Russians," Graham said.

CNN reporter Manu Raju tried to steer Graham back to talking about Trump, asking a question about Donald Trump Jr., but Graham returned to the subject to emphasize just how grave he believed the Fusion GPS situation to be.

"The GPS, Fusion GPS situation, the guy's not coming. If we have to subpoena the people at Fusion GPS, we need to subpoena them. Because Mr. Browder has now accused them of -- working for the Russians," Graham said. "And at the end of the day, if that's true, the Democratic Party is working with somebody who was working with the Russians, whether they knew it or not."

CNN’s next question changed the topic to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Someone needs to remind these guys that it's called "the news business," not "the news friends."

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1 Almost like a conspiracy? I dint see nuttin.

Posted by: rd at July 31, 2017 08:48 AM (4dz1m)

2 Hello world

Posted by: RioBravo at July 31, 2017 08:49 AM (OmhcY)

3 FusionGPS are whores.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2017 08:49 AM (DQ4Fv)

4 I just use google maps now.

Posted by: Scotty doesn't, No at July 31, 2017 08:49 AM (MwtQr)

5 Got to protect their sources, no matter how slimy, how unethical, or wrong they are. Protect the sources.

Posted by: rd at July 31, 2017 08:50 AM (4dz1m)

6 Anonymous? 4chan? Wikileaks? WHERE ARE YOU? Someone needs hackin'. Get on the job! HACK FUSIONGPS! Destroy the narrative!

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2017 08:50 AM (DQ4Fv)

7 I think the DNC and company have destroyed themselves and the GOPe is trying to follow the same path.

Posted by: Mudd at July 31, 2017 08:50 AM (cfHE9)

8 Remember when Scaramucci screwed CNN to the wall last

Posted by: rd at July 31, 2017 08:51 AM (4dz1m)

9 *blank beady eyes*

Posted by: Chris Cuomo at July 31, 2017 08:51 AM (PY9jH)

10 These aren't the Fusion GPS connections you're looking for.

Posted by: This is ..... CNN at July 31, 2017 08:51 AM (gbWkA)

11 since they won't out the ones shilling for FusionGPS, until they prove otherwise, all journolismists are printing what FusionGPS gives them.

Posted by: The Original REAL Galactic Lord Sir Covfefe at July 31, 2017 08:51 AM (nFwvY)

12 Russia just wanted Chaos and hopefully to try and convince people our elections were illegitimate (no matter who one.) The media gave them everything they wanted.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at July 31, 2017 08:51 AM (dzmBR)

13 If you lined the media up against the wall and shot them, most Americans would walk right over them or simply say "meh". The media are a worse threat to our democracy than Russia or ISIS for that matter. When your enemy is the truth, only bad totalitarian things follow.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 31, 2017 08:51 AM (6MSTi)

14 I'm shocked, shocked to hear the MSM is covering for Fusion GPS!!

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at July 31, 2017 08:51 AM (NOIQH)

15 Well, good for Lindsay Graham, for once.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 31, 2017 08:52 AM (MZcWR)

16 "So what should we learn from all of this? That the Russians were involved on both sides, they definitely tried to tip the scale against Clinton and for Trump." What exactly is Sen. Lindsey Prancercize's evidence for "definitely tried to tip the scale against Clinton"? Pfffft.

Posted by: Furious George at July 31, 2017 08:52 AM (j+dfT)

17 What does this have to do with our awesome music video?

Posted by: Joe/Mika at July 31, 2017 08:52 AM (PY9jH)

18 RICO then all!

Posted by: Joekenha at July 31, 2017 08:52 AM (Y5dkm)

19 Then it just becomes all bread and circuses.

Posted by: Strobe at July 31, 2017 08:52 AM (gbWkA)

20 The meta-message from this Russia/FusionGPS nonsense: It is now clear, only in retrospect, that probably MOST of the stuff we think of as "history" was in fact a bunch of ginned-up narratives which successfully took hold in the public mind, not any different than "Russiagate." It's FusionGPSes all the way down.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2017 08:52 AM (DQ4Fv)

21 Trying again. Remember when Scaramucci screwed CNN to the wall last month? Three senior staffers fired, AND a Personal Apology? I was hoping for him to hold out for, "And I want your Source Exposed."

Posted by: rd at July 31, 2017 08:53 AM (4dz1m)

22 Was Lindsey wearing a skirt when he stated that? Did he make sure John McCain approved it? I'm trying to determine if I should take it seriously.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 31, 2017 08:53 AM (6MSTi)

23 *laughing his skinny ass off on a beach somewhere*

Posted by: Barry Obama at July 31, 2017 08:53 AM (PY9jH)

24 Fusion GPS? Like with a cloth?

Posted by: The Dying Legacy Media at July 31, 2017 08:54 AM (A3b6q)

25 Fareed "Fusion" Zakaria, GPS.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 08:55 AM (mbhDw)

26 called "the news business," It sure is. Now find me the lowest price content. Gotta have some profit margin, dontchaknow.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 31, 2017 08:55 AM (MINbv)

27 Fusion GPS? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Charles Gibson at July 31, 2017 08:55 AM (A3b6q)

28 Projection ain't just a river in Egypt.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 08:55 AM (0mRoj)

29 What this country needs is a messiah, to save us.

Posted by: We Shu Fat at July 31, 2017 08:55 AM (m9X4Y)

30 CNN is fake news

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 08:55 AM (mpXpK)

31 The NYT, WaPo and CNN have all appeared disinterested... ==== "Uninterested." They're a long, long way from being disinterested in this one.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at July 31, 2017 08:55 AM (10LGw)

32 Surprise, surprise... Maybe folks will come to the realization that it's all swamp.

Posted by: IP at July 31, 2017 08:55 AM (UmSfZ)

33 28 Projection ain't just a river in Egypt. Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 01:55 PM (0mRoj) But the Fistula is still in Poland, right?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 08:56 AM (mbhDw)

34 I have mentioned this that the only signs of collusion have been between the Democrats and Russia; and that the Democrats are going to regret Hillary talking up this whole Russia, Russia, Russia thing to excuse the fact that she is a professional incompetent.* Looks like I'm right. *Seriously - what is there that she has turned her hand to that she hasn't botched?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Find the Dark Linings in the Silver Clouds at the Outrage Outlet! at July 31, 2017 08:56 AM (hLRSq)

35 31 The NYT, WaPo and CNN have all appeared disinterested... ==== "Uninterested." They're a long, long way from being disinterested in this one. Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at July 31, 2017 01:55 PM (10LGw) They're very interested...in covering up their involvement.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 08:56 AM (0mRoj)

36 Fusion GPS? What Fusion GPS? Oh, THAT Fusion GPS. Never mind.

Posted by: Lame Stream Media at July 31, 2017 08:56 AM (A3b6q)

37 No way Russia favored Trump, Russia does not want a USA that is energy independent and driving down the price of oil. There is no objective reason that Putin would favor Trump. Especially with the one sided deals he already made with the Clintons in the past and the goods they have on them gathered over the years. Also, if he wanted the USA to further deteriorate, it's a no brained that you elect another liberal.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 08:57 AM (7+uJ1)

38 So this is what happens when you decide your job is not to report the news (who, what, when, where, and why), but instead it is to 'comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable,' huh?

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at July 31, 2017 08:57 AM (NOIQH)

39 what is there that she (Hillary) has turned her hand to that she hasn't botched? --------- Money raising?

Posted by: We Shu Fat at July 31, 2017 08:57 AM (m9X4Y)

40 "How's the smut business, Jackie?"

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 08:57 AM (hLhtd)

41 Posted by: Furious George at July 31, 2017 01:52 PM (j+dfT) I think that's merely an appearance. Trump had more things already out in the air (divorce bankruptcy etc.) There wasn't as much hidden dirt to throw at him (or the Ruskies would have.) Clinton had more skeletons hidden (poorly hidden but still arguably so) and so more got "leaked" just as a matter of their being more back there. Graham (being Graham) works backward and reaches the wrong conclusion from the evidence.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at July 31, 2017 08:57 AM (dzmBR)

42 Someone needs to remind these guys that it's called "the news business," not "the news friends." Which could also be said about the journalists as well as the GOPe. Because given the huge monetary losses in most of the MFM outlets, they appear to believe that they're non-profit organizations.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 31, 2017 08:57 AM (iFZVz)

43 Well, I did create yellow journalism after all....

Posted by: Zombie Joseph Pulitzer at July 31, 2017 08:58 AM (gbWkA)

44 I just use google maps now. Posted by: Scotty doesn't, No at July 31, 2017 01:49 PM (MwtQr) I still write out my directions.

Posted by: Country Boy at July 31, 2017 08:58 AM (Jcg9Q)

45 "They definitely tried to tip the scale against Clinton and for Trump". Did I miss something that has definitively proven this?

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at July 31, 2017 08:58 AM (GiRFl)

46 Miss Lindsey seems to have a bad case of Russians under the bed. It doesnt matter where they are, they are monsters, and THAT is what Congress needs to be doing, Monster Hunting. Well, duh, the original dossier which was faked up was done so with "Russia" fakery. Does that mean official state action? Who knows. The main thing is that it has shut the Dems up. That is almost enough.

Posted by: blaster at July 31, 2017 08:58 AM (ckY2x)

47 No way Russia favored Trump, Russia does not want a USA that is energy independent and driving down the price of oil. There is no objective reason that Putin would favor Trump. Especially with the one sided deals he already made with the Clintons in the past and the goods they have on them gathered over the years. Also, if he wanted the USA to further deteriorate, it's a no brained that you elect another liberal. Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 01:57 PM (7+uJ1) I agree- I don't know where Graham gets off saying that - trying to throw the dems/MFM a bone? Or just a little shit. Or both.

Posted by: LASue at July 31, 2017 08:58 AM (hZ+us)

48 >>What this country needs ...is more Cow Bell.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 08:58 AM (hLhtd)

49 Linseed is trying to attack the media, democrats, and Trump all at the same time. While probably in thick with Fusion himself.

Very oily.

Posted by: davidt at July 31, 2017 08:58 AM (XoldI)

50 *Seriously - what is there that she has turned her hand to that she hasn't botched?
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Find the Dark Linings in the Silver Clouds at the Outrage Outlet! at July 31, 2017 01:56 PM (hLRSq)
________


Campaigning in the Midwest?

Posted by: IP at July 31, 2017 08:59 AM (UmSfZ)

51 Imagine that.

Posted by: Mike G. at July 31, 2017 08:59 AM (nAiYt)

52 What exactly is Sen. Lindsey Prancercize's evidence for "definitely tried to tip the scale against Clinton"?
___
Hillary Clinton told me that, and she wouldn't like.

Posted by: Sen. Lindsey at July 31, 2017 08:59 AM (eSx+E)

53 >>Someone needs to remind these guys that it's called "the news business," not "the news friends."


And also: remind comedians that they're in the "funny" business, not news and political punditry.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at July 31, 2017 09:00 AM (NOIQH)

54 I'd love to see a list of all the reporters they were talking to

Posted by: Utopia at July 31, 2017 09:00 AM (sCgPJ)

55 Test

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at July 31, 2017 09:00 AM (QjxTy)

56 DING! DING! DING! DING! Ask, and it shall be given to you.

Posted by: We Shu Fat at July 31, 2017 09:00 AM (m9X4Y)

57 I can't even read Trump's Twitter feed anymore. It's being professionally spammed with opposition bullshit. I'm not a Twitter user but can't they stop that shit?

Posted by: Marcus T at July 31, 2017 09:00 AM (6MSTi)

58 types/deletes... What I really think is not fit for Aos, I want to call for revolution that the left would not like. But I will bite my tongue.

Posted by: USNtakim at July 31, 2017 09:00 AM (zZWkn)

59 Now, now, let's not bicker and argue about who colluded with who, this is supposed to be a happy occasion.

Posted by: Lame Stream Media at July 31, 2017 09:00 AM (A3b6q)

60 to the extent that you partake of pop culture ( most of American culture ), you've been programed to accept a never-ending splooge of narratives


Trump is THE DE-PROGRAMMER.   Word up...

Posted by: name, rank, cereal # at July 31, 2017 09:01 AM (ihtYN)

61 I'm the hit on king!

Posted by: Pete Rose at July 31, 2017 09:01 AM (bc2Lc)

62 You can get more from people, with a kind word, and a gun than you can get with just a gun.

Posted by: Al Capone at July 31, 2017 09:01 AM (m9X4Y)

63 Golly I would love to see the polling on ending the special subsidy for Congress' health insurance. Pelosi and Chuckie will need to run to walmart for extra boxes of tissues and Depends for their caucus.

Posted by: Croms Dirty Underpants: Would you fukc me? I'd fukc me at July 31, 2017 09:01 AM (iImBW)

64 Nuke all of 'em from space. It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: Strobe at July 31, 2017 09:01 AM (gbWkA)

65 No way Russia favored Trump, Russia does not want a USA that is energy independent and driving down the price of oil. " This. X 10,000. Anyone who believes that Trump was the favored candidate by any group (save the Brexit folks) on the other side of the Atlantic is a complete and utter idiot.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 31, 2017 09:02 AM (MINbv)

66 It's almost as if the media fear a bullet to the back of the head should they investigate Democrat crimes.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at July 31, 2017 09:03 AM (hJrjt)

67 The MSM is the propaganda organ of the Democrat Party. Been like that all of my life.

Posted by: JAS at July 31, 2017 09:03 AM (UnDQI)

68 Sorry to hear about Sam Shepherd. He did good work and didn't seem to be pretentious for fame hungry.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 31, 2017 09:03 AM (xJa6I)

69 Manu Raju? Wasn't that Mork from Ork's greeting?

Posted by: josephistan at July 31, 2017 09:04 AM (7HtZB)

70
Anyone who believes that Trump was the favored candidate by any group (save the Brexit folks) on the other side of the Atlantic is a complete and utter idiot.
___
We gave Hillary 25% of her campaign budget. Good thing you Americans are a-ok with that!

Posted by: Saudi Arabia at July 31, 2017 09:05 AM (eSx+E)

71 no, you got that backwards:  the Democrat Party is the Organ of the MSM


guess which organ...

Posted by: name, rank, cereal # at July 31, 2017 09:05 AM (ihtYN)

72 It's almost as if the media fear a bullet to the back of the head should they investigate Democrat crimes." It's the free tours of Ft Marcy Park that give them night sweats...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 31, 2017 09:05 AM (MINbv)

73 solar eclipse 8/21 bisecting continental US virgin clothed with the sun, on her head a crown of twelve stars 9/23

Posted by: a clock, ticking at July 31, 2017 09:05 AM (vkpvZ)

74 So, what's Jeb! been up to lately? 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 09:05 AM (PY9jH)

75 Pet Peeve: The proper word in the first sentence should be "uninterested." These media outlets are NOT "disinterested." Someone who is disinterested has no material (or ideological, psychological) interest at stake. That is manifestly not the case here.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 31, 2017 09:05 AM (0jtPF)

76 I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.

Posted by: Dee. Mac Arthur esq at July 31, 2017 09:06 AM (m9X4Y)

77 What this country needs
...
Is a population that wants to be free badly enough to do something about it.

Posted by: Methos at July 31, 2017 09:06 AM (XQvuQ)

78 Are we ever going to see evidence of Jeb's and McCain's involvement in the Pee Pee Dossier?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 09:06 AM (PY9jH)

79 No Vic. Very fake news.

Posted by: JAS at July 31, 2017 09:07 AM (UnDQI)

80 "27 Fusion GPS? Never heard of it. Posted by: Charles Gibson" Exactly. Now where's the buffet?

Posted by: Ana Navarro-GOP Strategist at July 31, 2017 09:07 AM (OD2ni)

81 I don't think the Russians favored Trump so much as they viewed Hillary as the likely winner and so devoted more effort to bringing her down or sowing dissent within her side.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 09:08 AM (kerX3)

82 It's almost as if the media fear a bullet to the back of the head should they investigate Democrat crimes. Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at July 31, 2017 02:03 PM (hJrjt) Well, over the last couple of decades, there has been an epidemic of "Arkancide" going around. I here it's an incurable disease.

Posted by: Mike G. at July 31, 2017 09:09 AM (nAiYt)

83 >>solar eclipse 8/21 bisecting continental US Will it be a total eclipse?

Posted by: Bonnie Tyler at July 31, 2017 09:09 AM (hLhtd)

84 Honestly I have given up trying to follow the various permutations of this stupid Russian collusion nonsense. I suspect most Americans outside the beltway and coastal blue cities have too.

Posted by: IC at July 31, 2017 09:09 AM (a0IVu)

85 and a continuing part of the deep state op includes

Sessions recusal, Rosenstein install, Mueller hiring Dem operatives, assault on duly elected POTUS.

Hang em high ... clint can direct the remake

Posted by: illiniwek at July 31, 2017 09:10 AM (b+0FS)

86 "37 No way Russia favored Trump, Russia does not want a USA that is energy independent and driving down the price of oil. There is no objective reason that Putin would favor Trump. Especially with the one sided deals he already made with the Clintons in the past and the goods they have on them gathered over the years. Also, if he wanted the USA to further deteriorate, it's a no brained that you elect another liberal. Posted by: Jack Sock " What I've been saying since the beginning.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7[/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 09:10 AM (Mcvvl)

87 "Are we ever going to see evidence of Jeb's and McCain's involvement in the Pee Pee Dossier?"

The press, who utterly loathed Old Man Yells At Clouds when he was ever so slightly impeding the historic rise to power of Barack Obama, have now pulled a complete 180 and draped the authentic mantle of sainthood over the guy, for having "bravely defended" Obamacare.

So, yeah, no.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2017 09:10 AM (ujwCG)

88 "69 Manu Raju? Wasn't that Mork from Ork's greeting? Posted by: josephistan" I think it was name of the French chick that tried to be an NHL goalie.

Posted by: Benji Carver at July 31, 2017 09:10 AM (OD2ni)

89 an epidemic of "Arkancide" It is contagious. You get it from who you associate with. Look at Chicago.

Posted by: Dee. Mac Arthur esq at July 31, 2017 09:10 AM (m9X4Y)

90 Hear

Posted by: Mike G. at July 31, 2017 09:11 AM (nAiYt)

91 "83 >>solar eclipse 8/21 bisecting continental US Will it be a total eclipse? Posted by: Bonnie Tyler" Yes and it will be fabulous.

Posted by: Zombie Klaus Nomi at July 31, 2017 09:11 AM (OD2ni)

92 **recalculating!!!**

Posted by: the MFM, still listening to their Fusion GPS for directions at July 31, 2017 09:12 AM (rwqWc)

93 I learned from the media that working with the Russians is an unforgivable sin. I hope the Democrats really dig deep into this Fusion GPS thing, because they say Russia is our enemy and goddammit, any collusion needs to be uncovered and punished. As long as I'm dreaming, I'd like a pony.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at July 31, 2017 09:12 AM (eytER)

94 I don't think Putin really cared who would win. He just wanted to make sure the winner was unable to get anything done, and that the US would suffer damage with the world's major nations.

The fact that the Democrats (and McCain, BIRM) would work harder at this than Putin did? Yeah, that has to surprise him. Bogus stories like UrineGate are planted all the time by Russian spy agencies. In the past, political parties and the press have been smart enough to ignore them, realizing what they are. But once Maverick and his fellow Dems got their hands on some urine, it was a short leap for them to go from that to "RUSSIA HACKED THE ELECTION!!!" Pathetic.

Posted by: Ted K. at July 31, 2017 09:12 AM (seSmy)

95 22 Was Lindsey wearing a skirt when he stated that? Did he make sure John McCain approved it?

I'm trying to determine if I should take it seriously. Posted by: Marcus T at July 31, 2017 01:53 PM

Since McCain was the douche shopping the pi$$ dossier for GPS Fusion it is odd that Graham, McCain's special friend, was the one bringing it up. Maybe McCain's already dead to him and he doesn't have to worry about McCain blackmailing him now. Or McCain's out of woods of being in a Russian conspiracy since he is pre-dead so Graham's ready to let it rip. Odd days we are in.

Posted by: Lester at July 31, 2017 09:13 AM (LfJIn)

96 Liberal newspaper "cartoonist" here has conferred sainthood on McCain for voting "no."  Said it "makes up for Sarah Palin."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 09:13 AM (PY9jH)

97 Sources Say Fusion GPS, Whatever That Is, Could Be Trump Diversion From Chaos In Administration

Posted by: This...is CNN at July 31, 2017 09:13 AM (qJhUV)

98 The MFM are safe places for the Democrats.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at July 31, 2017 09:14 AM (hJrjt)

99 So the fake dossier that spurred the investigation causing Sessions to "recuse himself" and Trump to ask Comey to "let this thing go", which Comey leaked to "a friend" -with the intent of getting a Special Counselor named , which happened, all the while leading to months of editorials, articles, late-night comic jokes about Trump being a stooge, a traitor, "Putin's puppet" and everything else ---is now revealed to be a Russian/DNC operation. And all the while Trump can't get anything done (that he can't do himself) and his poll numbers tank.... I'm ashamed to be an American.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 09:14 AM (7uYFy)

100 This is like a bad episode of "Mean Girls" on steroids.  What a bunch of cunts.

Posted by: Fritz at July 31, 2017 09:14 AM (2Mnv1)

101 96 Liberal newspaper "cartoonist" here has conferred sainthood on McCain for voting "no." Said it "makes up for Sarah Palin." Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 02:13 PM (PY9jH) Figures he'd get it completely ass backwards.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 09:14 AM (0mRoj)

102 I am so damn sick of D.C. Double-speak. It's a crime when one speaks and not a crime when another speaks; and did one speak and not one other speak, so what is a crime? We're back to what the meaning of is, is. And all the head scratching, which that masterful speak caused. So simple, yet so complex. And there's not a politician alive who can articulate a coherent thought. D.C. Exists to keep our heads spinning. My head is dizzy enough without your spinning, so F Off every damn one of you. No one in D.C. Gives a tinkers damn for the American people. Until Trump. And we see where that's getting us.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at July 31, 2017 09:15 AM (/Cbm7)

103 I'm ashamed to be an American. Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 02:14 PM (7uYFy) I'm ashamed that these fuckers call themselves Americans.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 09:16 AM (0mRoj)

104 81 I don't think the Russians favored Trump so much as they viewed Hillary as the likely winner and so devoted more effort to bringing her down or sowing dissent within her side. Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 02:08 PM (kerX3) How would that favor Russia?

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 09:16 AM (7+uJ1)

105 I'm sure when the Democrats started this business it must have seemed like a good idea at the time. Who knew that eventually the truth would come out? Smartest guys in the room, all right.

Posted by: ALH at July 31, 2017 09:16 AM (uLuPn)

106 It will be total along a 90 mile swath.

Posted by: JAS at July 31, 2017 09:16 AM (UnDQI)

107 Miss Lindsey seems to have a bad case of Russians under the bed. ========== I'd like it much better if they were in the bed.

Posted by: Ms. Lindsey at July 31, 2017 09:17 AM (vg8iE)

108 Nuke DC from orbit that my friends is the only answer.

Posted by: DEPLORABLE SMOD at July 31, 2017 09:17 AM (zZWkn)

109 Fusion GPS? Yeah they are pretty nice, my niece drives one. Very sporty and they get great gas mileage.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at July 31, 2017 09:17 AM (GiRFl)

110 They all thought that Hillary was going to win and none of this would ever see the light of day.

Posted by: JAS at July 31, 2017 09:17 AM (UnDQI)

111 Was it Goebels or Alinski that said, "Accuse the other side of what you're doing"? Same difference either way. Death to the left.

Posted by: JoshO at July 31, 2017 09:18 AM (qG7Of)

112 Also, the video of Sarah Huckabee pointing out how odd it was that not one single reporter had one damned question at all about Russia the day of this testimony.

So, when you game out that this was an op from the beginning, you have to ask "what was the purpose?"

But, you have to back up and ask, "why did they think this op would work?"

And that is very, very interesting. Either:
(1) They knew the smear would never be exposed
OR
(2) They actually believed the "pissing hookers" and other claims were real.

Which is most likely? The "and" I say.

You know, criminals mostly commit crimes because they don't think they'll get caught.

And, as far as I know, not one single media outfit has taken to calling the Fusion GPS document fake.

Isn't that odd?

They'll happily slap "discredited," "highly-edited," "critics say," "alleged," etc. etc., all day long on anything that paints the Dems as bad without any prompting.

But, here's an embarrassingly stupid and laughably fake set of allegations and not one has ever called it fake.


Posted by: RoyalOil at July 31, 2017 09:18 AM (W1XyZ)

113 I got into binge watching Archer yesterday. The Trump team should leak a report about Trump meeting with Jackov.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at July 31, 2017 09:18 AM (hJrjt)

114 I'm ashamed that these fuckers call themselves Americans. Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 02:16 PM (0mRoj) I'm ashamed to be an American because most of my fellow Americans and the Party I vote for (by default more than anything) and the media we rely on to give us the facts could give two shits about the nation....

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 09:19 AM (7uYFy)

115 Putin also did not forget that it was the Republican Party candidate with backing from the GOP leaders that declared Russia was our number one foreign threat. Sure he wanted the Republican candidate to win. /s

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 09:19 AM (7+uJ1)

116 Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. You can Google it.

Posted by: Fabulous Famous Quotes at July 31, 2017 09:20 AM (m9X4Y)

117 111 Was it Goebels or Alinski that said, "Accuse the other side of what you're doing"? Same difference either way. Death to the left. Posted by: JoshO at July 31, 2017 02:18 PM Remember when the word came out that we had captured Saddam and it was Madeline Albright who asked something along the lines of "I wonder where they have been keeping him?"

Posted by: Guinea at July 31, 2017 09:20 AM (0tfLf)

118
*Seriously - what is there that she has turned her hand to that she hasn't botched?
==========
Obama was the Shit Midas with the Shit Finger that turned everything he touched to shit.

Hillary saw that and said, "hold my double vodka."

Posted by: RoyalOil at July 31, 2017 09:21 AM (W1XyZ)

119 If a crime occurs and the media never reports it, did the crime really happen?

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at July 31, 2017 09:21 AM (hJrjt)

120 They don't seem to have anything to do with fusion or GPS's.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 09:21 AM (vRcUp)

121 Hillary saw that and said, "hold my double vodka." ====== And then it, too, turned to shit.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 31, 2017 09:22 AM (vg8iE)

122 >>>How would that favor Russia? Anything that weakens the US or limits US ability to form coalitions in opposition to Russia helps Russia.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 09:22 AM (kerX3)

123 But, you have to back up and ask, "why did they think this op would work?" And that is very, very interesting. Either: (1) They knew the smear would never be exposed OR (2) They actually believed the "pissing hookers" and other claims were real. Which is most likely? The "and" I say. Posted by: RoyalOil at July 31, 2017 02:18 PM (W1XyZ) I think some believed it, other's didn't -- but hoped it was true. Both believed it was good enough to take down Trump. And that's all that mattered.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 09:23 AM (7uYFy)

124 Remember when the word came out that we had captured Saddam and it was Madeline Albright who asked something along the lines of "I wonder where they have been keeping him?"
***
Keep in mind the CIA was telling Obama for a year they knew where Osama was before he allowed them to run the op that got him...

Posted by: 18-1 at July 31, 2017 09:23 AM (eSx+E)

125 The Dems thought it was chocolate. Still do.

Posted by: JAS at July 31, 2017 09:23 AM (UnDQI)

126 If we had an aggressive AG, Zucker, Bezos, and the other MSM commies would be in leg irons for crimes against the USA. Too bad we have a shut-in for AG.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 31, 2017 09:24 AM (mcI77)

127 I kind of like the mental image of Hilary downing what she thought was a double vodka instead it was e coli laced shit water.

Posted by: USNtakim at July 31, 2017 09:25 AM (zZWkn)

128 >>>How would that favor Russia? Anything that weakens the US or limits US ability to form coalitions in opposition to Russia helps Russia. Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 02:22 PM (kerX3) THIS. And that's why I blame the media and the Democrats (BIRM) for the fact that we a re divided right now--and why we can't work with Russia ( and yeah,they ARE assholes) and can't get North Korea straightened out.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 09:25 AM (7uYFy)

129 Too bad we have a shut-in for AG. ======== Just finished binging "Petticoat Junction." Just as funny as I remember!

Posted by: Shut-In Jeff at July 31, 2017 09:25 AM (vg8iE)

130 Didja know I keep a bottle of hot sauce in my purse!!??

Posted by: Hillary, still campaigning and writing books at July 31, 2017 09:25 AM (2+gSO)

131 The news media doesn't care what they say, as long as you pay attention to what they say. Something derogatory about Trump? The News media didn't say it, they just reported what other people say. See?

Posted by: Unknown Smith at July 31, 2017 09:25 AM (m9X4Y)

132 Is it true that Scaramucci is gone already?

Posted by: Benji Carver at July 31, 2017 09:26 AM (OD2ni)

133 So here is my question, if Russia booted 700+ diplomats out, how many are left in Russia, and are the kicked out going to just be sitting around waiting reassignment?

Posted by: GT 5.0 at July 31, 2017 09:26 AM (zVlTw)

134 Scaramucci just gave his resignation to John Kelly.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 09:26 AM (PY9jH)

135 3 FusionGPS are whores. Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2017 01:49 PM (DQ4Fv) Honey, we are professionals, and good at what we do. Don't you shit on us by comparing us to those hacks.

Posted by: Various Whores at July 31, 2017 09:26 AM (CPk08)

136 134 Scaramucci just gave his resignation to John Kelly. Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 02:26 PM (PY9jH) That didnt last long

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 09:27 AM (0mRoj)

137 how many are left in Russia, and are the kicked out going to just be sitting around waiting reassignment? ======== All that porn isn't going to watch itself, you know.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 31, 2017 09:27 AM (vg8iE)

138 What I don't understand is how the F*** they thought it wouldn't be obvious that any dossier re the actions of Trump, while in Russia, wouldn't have originated with a Russian source. Did they think they could really just push that bullshit and we wouldn't be standing over here going,"Yeah. Where, exactly, did the pee story originate? With Russia? Oh! ELECTION INTERFERENCE!!!" It's their arrogance that is most shocking. They think we are so much less intelligent than them that the obvious wouldn't be apparent to us.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at July 31, 2017 09:27 AM (lzGkh)

139 I'm ashamed to be an American because most of my fellow Americans and the Party I vote for (by default more than anything) and the media we rely on to give us the facts could give two shits about the nation.... Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 02:19 PM (7uYFy) ------------ Don't you be ashamed to be an American, Joe. Be proud to be American. Those others should be ashamed that they refuse to acknowledge how lucky they are to be Americans.

Posted by: bluebell at July 31, 2017 09:27 AM (UoSKV)

140 Scaramucci just gave his resignation to John Kelly. Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 02:26 PM (PY9jH) ======== What precipitated that?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 31, 2017 09:27 AM (vg8iE)

141 134 Scaramucci just gave his resignation to John Kelly. Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 02:26 PM (PY9jH) That doesn't look good, but I guess better sooner than later.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at July 31, 2017 09:27 AM (RD7QR)

142 Why it's almost as if this is being organized by a group bigger than any political party. Incidentally, NYT is reporting that the Mooch is out.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 09:28 AM (/tuJf)

143 I think Scaramucci thought he could stare down a Marine General. And he was wrong.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at July 31, 2017 09:28 AM (eytER)

144 "Bogus stories like UrineGate are planted all the time by Russian spy agencies. In the past, political parties and the press have been smart enough to ignore them, realizing what they are."

The Western press enthusiastically bit down on a long, long list of "active measures" promulgated by Moscow Centre. Useful idiots.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2017 09:28 AM (ujwCG)

145 Now that it's been revealed that GPS FUSION was a Russian/DNC op, I want to see what the neo--cons and cold warriors-- whose voices all drip with disdain at the words "Russia" and "Putin"--like Max Boot, Ralph Peters, Kristol, Podhoretz, Hayes and all the rest of them will come out and APOLOGIZE to Trump....

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 09:29 AM (7uYFy)

146 Scaramucci just gave his resignation to John Kelly. This is it for Trump. No way he recovers from this. It's over.

Posted by: Unknown Smith at July 31, 2017 09:29 AM (m9X4Y)

147 Give Jeff Sessions a break. Even in the civil service there are Obamabots.

Posted by: JAS at July 31, 2017 09:29 AM (UnDQI)

148 >>>So here is my question, if Russia booted 700+ diplomats out, how many are left in Russia 455, or something around there. Basically matching their number in the US

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 09:29 AM (kerX3)

149 Linseed Graham Cracker is a backwards-running clock and therefore right twice a day going in the wrong direction.

Posted by: Sporkatus at July 31, 2017 09:29 AM (eXSOZ)

150 Maybe with Kelly coming onboard, there was no longer a need for Scaramucci?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 31, 2017 09:29 AM (vg8iE)

151 Scaramucci just gave his resignation to John Kelly.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 02:26 PM (PY9jH)

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Wow.  I wonder what that's all about.


Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 09:29 AM (lwiT4)

152 >>What precipitated that? Remember when Mooch said he would only report to Trump? Yea, that was before Kelly took over.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 09:29 AM (/tuJf)

153 "140 Scaramucci just gave his resignation to John Kelly. Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 02:26 PM (PY9jH) ======== What precipitated that? Posted by: bicentennialguy" Just a guess, but I imagine that John Kelly got Dalton like authority (my way or the highway) as a precondition for taking the job.

Posted by: Benji Carver at July 31, 2017 09:29 AM (OD2ni)

154 For the MSM, there's Russia and there's "Russia" and there's more "Russia". It's like the Democratic Party has been photoshopped out of every news image. For all intents and purposes, as far as the MSM is concerned, there is no Democratic Party in existence. Nothing. Not even the Soviets could make an entire party apparatus disappear.

Posted by: mrp at July 31, 2017 09:29 AM (Pqytn)

155 "the news friends."

Well were certainly not getting the with benefits.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/u][/s] at July 31, 2017 09:30 AM (FhXTo)

156 Scaramucci just gave his resignation to John Kelly. Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 02:26 PM (PY9jH) ======== The jackass shot himself in the foot by trusting a MFM reporter. He's got no one to blame but himself. **checks clock** 20 minutes and I can get a good, stiff few drinks.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 31, 2017 09:30 AM (X6fMO)

157 What precipitated that?
Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 31, 2017 02:27 PM (vg8iE)
_______


That's a nice family you've got there....

Posted by: Deep State at July 31, 2017 09:30 AM (UmSfZ)

158 John McCain is an op; he's been an op from the start.

Posted by: The Viet Cong at July 31, 2017 09:30 AM (U6MJt)

159 134 Scaramucci just gave his resignation to John Kelly.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 02:26 PM (PY9jH)

Wow. Well, that doesn't look good at all for the WH in terms of giving fodder for the media and the left. I do wish administratively everything was a bit more organized.

Posted by: IC at July 31, 2017 09:30 AM (a0IVu)

160 Scaramucci is.... OUT???? Just heard Kelly fired Scaramucci just now.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 09:31 AM (mbhDw)

161 The biggest shock to me is that an Establishment catamite like Graham is mentioning this.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at July 31, 2017 09:31 AM (bptlw)

162 What's the record for shortest tenure as WH Communications Director?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 09:31 AM (kerX3)

163 You know how it works. 700 Russian diplomats gotta go.

Posted by: JAS at July 31, 2017 09:31 AM (UnDQI)

164 154 For the MSM, there's Russia and there's "Russia" and there's more "Russia". It's like the Democratic Party has been photoshopped out of every news image. For all intents and purposes, as far as the MSM is concerned, there is no Democratic Party in existence. Nothing. Not even the Soviets could make an entire party apparatus disappear. Posted by: mrp at July 31, 2017 02:29 PM (Pqytn) Could make a good Sherlock Holmes story--The Purloined Party.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at July 31, 2017 09:31 AM (hJrjt)

165 "Is it true that Scaramucci is gone already?"

Trump media staffers are getting to be like those exotic particles produced by collisions inside giant accelerators, which exist only for a few infinitesimal fractions of a microsecond. Blink and you'll miss them.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2017 09:31 AM (ujwCG)

166

 

That doesn't look good, but I guess better sooner than later.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at July 31, 2017 02:27 PM (RD7QR)

 

 

I'm betting Trump told  Scaramucci  that he had to report to Kelly and wouldn't    have  direct   access  to the president.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 31, 2017 09:31 AM (lKyWE)

167 I don't believe that fuck knuckle Graham is interested in anything to do with Fusion GPS. He's just feigning indignity and inquisitiveness. Him and McStain are in on that as much as the democrats.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 31, 2017 09:31 AM (uLZpb)

168 Does anyone know what the "GPS" in FusionGPS stands for? Maybe Generating Personal Scandals?

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 31, 2017 09:32 AM (lIZQs)

169 We used to have journalism. Now we have unnamed sources with benefits.

Posted by: TexasDan[/i] at July 31, 2017 09:32 AM (yL25O)

170 I like Scaramucci. He's a paisan and he has balls. But he's nuts and we all knew deep down that it couldn't and wouldn't last--especially once Kelly was named....

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 09:32 AM (7uYFy)

171 So, the Eromero family unit just saw Dunkirk. We're prepared to be evacuated if required. To fight again, even if to regain America. Just kidding. We are prepared to give our lives right here on good American soil instead of surrender or retreat.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2017 09:32 AM (zLDYs)

172 Scaramucci just gave his resignation to John Kelly. Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 02:26 PM (PY9jH) Now I can't profess to understanding New York values but the dude seemed strung just a little too tightly for Washington DC. Also, victory Bannon. Bannon must stay.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 31, 2017 09:32 AM (EgwCt)

173 Somewhere, Priebus is laughing his ass off.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 09:32 AM (/tuJf)

174 We're not going to make it to 2018.

Posted by: Willobie Smith at July 31, 2017 09:32 AM (m9X4Y)

175 I'm lost.  Is Kelly Chief of Staff?  I need a program.

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 09:32 AM (lwiT4)

176 So, the hunt for a new WH Com Dir is on..again?

Posted by: IC at July 31, 2017 09:32 AM (a0IVu)

177 I'm betting Trump told Scaramucci that he had to report to Kelly and wouldn't have direct access to the president. ==== NYT says Kelly had a laying-down-the-law meeting this morning, and it ended with Tony Blowtorch being asked to resign.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at July 31, 2017 09:33 AM (10LGw)

178 155 "the news friends." Well were certainly not getting the with benefits. Posted by: DaveA at July 31, 2017 02:30 PM (FhXTo) ... Dangit. Missed it by 14 comments.

Posted by: TexasDan[/i] at July 31, 2017 09:33 AM (yL25O)

179 No more Italian stereotype jokes? No more Rinsed Pubis jokes? What the hell is going on at the White House?

Posted by: josephistan at July 31, 2017 09:33 AM (7HtZB)

180 All of this is according to the NY Slimes that Trump is removing Scaramucci

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 31, 2017 09:33 AM (493sH)

181 Scaramouch got rid of Pubis. Works for me.

Posted by: Furious George at July 31, 2017 09:33 AM (j+dfT)

182 Somewhere, Priebus is laughing his ass off.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 02:32 PM (/tuJf)

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probably.


Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 09:33 AM (lwiT4)

183 So Scarmucci was a hit man. Nice.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 31, 2017 09:33 AM (mcI77)

184 Well, if Kelly can whip these guys into shape and instill some fear of God in them..good for him.

Posted by: IC at July 31, 2017 09:33 AM (a0IVu)

185 "*Seriously - what is there that she has turned her hand to that she hasn't botched? " I guess if you measure success by wealth and power, and are ok with the price of a perennially unfaithful spouse, she was pretty successful at marrying Bill.

Posted by: RM at July 31, 2017 09:33 AM (U3LtS)

186 We really need to start a dead pool.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 09:34 AM (kerX3)

187 All of this is according to the NY Slimes that Trump is removing Scaramucci ======== Was it "sources say," or "unnamed sources," or "sources who would only speak on the condition of anonymity?"

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 31, 2017 09:34 AM (vg8iE)

188 I have to say I'm kind of glad Scaramucci is going. He started out like an atomic bomb. I don't know what he could have done for an encore.

Posted by: bluebell at July 31, 2017 09:34 AM (UoSKV)

189 When lies start to fall apart then more lies are needed to prop up the lies.

This entire, "Russia," bullshit started when the DNC emails were leaked during the Dem Primary, and they showed the DNC helping Hillary against Bernie.

Hillary needed the Bernie voters in the General Election, thus the typical Clintonian distraction to focus on the boogie-man rather than the actions of Hillary and the DNC.

Tangled web.

Posted by: davidt at July 31, 2017 09:34 AM (XoldI)

190 I imagine Sean Spicer giggling until he falls into a coma

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 31, 2017 09:34 AM (h/uSM)

191 Mooch goes down! Mooch goes down! MOOCH GOES DOWN!!

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 31, 2017 09:34 AM (ty7RM)

192 Replace him with Laura Ingram.

Posted by: IC at July 31, 2017 09:34 AM (a0IVu)

193 Sheriff Kelly

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2017 09:35 AM (pPKG5)

194 Somewhere, Priebus is laughing his ass off. ======= I skimmed over and initially read this as "somewhere, Priebus is jacking off," which would probably work too.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 31, 2017 09:35 AM (vg8iE)

195 192 Replace him with Laura Ingram. THIS

Posted by: Under Fire at July 31, 2017 09:35 AM (mcI77)

196 Scaramouch got rid of Pubis.

Works for me.

Posted by: Furious George at July 31, 2017 02:33 PM (j+dfT)

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I know this  will be an unpopular question, and I don't mean to point it to you, Furious George.  Just in general.  What did Priebus do that people have such animosity towards him?


Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 09:35 AM (lwiT4)

197 140 Scaramucci just gave his resignation to John Kelly. Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 02:26 PM (PY9jH) ======== What precipitated that? Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 31, 2017 02:27 PM (vg8iE) ... I'm imagining Kelly just standing there, staring, hand out, maybe tapping foot slowly.

Posted by: TexasDan[/i] at July 31, 2017 09:35 AM (yL25O)

198 Kelly claims his first scalp.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 31, 2017 09:35 AM (gNgc6)

199 Kelly is a man of high moral principles.  I've heard he's a devout Catholic.

Probably wasn't too fond of Scaramucci's mouth, even though Kelly is a former Marine.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 09:35 AM (PY9jH)

200 Anonymous? 4chan? Wikileaks? WHERE ARE YOU? Someone needs hackin'. Get on the job! HACK FUSIONGPS! Destroy the narrative! Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2017 01:50 PM (DQ4Fv) People invoke Anonymous and 4Chan like pagan dei ex machina. I've encountered some of them online while working on a common project. Some bored script kiddie living on Mountain Dew and pizza and in it for the lulz is not the answer to this particular problem--or any problem, for that matter. Several are amazingly good coders and a few have solid pretexting and social engineering skills but most are just sad sack losers living out their lives online. Short version: they are not the cavalry. If we need a cavalry then we'll need to recruit one ourselves.

Posted by: troyriser at July 31, 2017 09:35 AM (Fw5cQ)

201 Looks like an early night for Mooch.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 09:35 AM (kerX3)

202 The revolving personnel in the WH is a sure sign that President Trump is not happy.

Posted by: USNtakim at July 31, 2017 09:35 AM (zZWkn)

203 Replace him with Laura Ingram. Milo.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 31, 2017 09:35 AM (ty7RM)

204 "There Can Only Be One."

Guess it kind of sucks to get a divorce over a 2 week gig.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2017 09:35 AM (y2z/9)

205 Mooch: "How'd like that interview Mr. President." Trump: "Loved it Mooch, just killer. It got Preibus to resign and out of my hair." Mooch:" So what next boss, I mean, Mr. President" Trump: "I'm bringing Kelly in and oh, by the way, your fired you."

Posted by: WisRich at July 31, 2017 09:35 AM (G0vdT)

206 Did somebody on here say they could get bricks of Xanax? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Tony Blowtorch at July 31, 2017 09:35 AM (10LGw)

207 I have to say I'm kind of glad Scaramucci is going. He started out like an atomic bomb. I don't know what he could have done for an encore. Posted by: bluebell at July 31, 2017 02:34 PM (UoSKV) He's like Daffy Duck in that cartoon. He had one trick. But he could only do it ONCE.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 09:36 AM (7uYFy)

208 I'm betting Trump told Scaramucci that he had to report to Kelly and wouldn't have direct access to the president. ----- I would sooner believe that Kelly told Scaramucci that he (Scaramucci) would be reporting to the Chief of Staff (Kelly). Have all y'all noticed how grim the generals look in most pictures taken of all the generals that Trump has surrounded himself with? They all look like they have their war face on and we're losing.

Posted by: Willobie Smith at July 31, 2017 09:36 AM (m9X4Y)

209 LOL at Drudge's headlines. Mooch In, Mooch Out

Posted by: IC at July 31, 2017 09:36 AM (a0IVu)

210 Laura Ingraham would be a great replacement for the Blowtorch. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 09:36 AM (PY9jH)

211 I imagine Sean Spicer giggling until he falls into a coma Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 31, 2017 02:34 PM (h/uSM) ------------ Because didn't Spicer resign because he didn't want to report to Scaramucci? I'm with grammie, this is confusing. We need those Bingo cards, dang it.

Posted by: bluebell at July 31, 2017 09:36 AM (UoSKV)

212 legalinsurrection scaramucci out as white house communications-director

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2017 09:36 AM (pPKG5)

213 I'm betting Trump told Scaramucci that he had to report to Kelly and wouldn't have direct access to the president. Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 31, 2017 02:31 PM (lKyWE)
=====

Yeah, very probable.  But also Scaramucci's wife just filed for divorce as well.  He sure as heck would not be able to fulfill his job with that going on as well.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 31, 2017 09:36 AM (MIKMs)

214 Scaramucci just gave his resignation to John Kelly. Posted by: Jane D'oh And the HQ is repeatedly quicker than the national news!

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at July 31, 2017 09:36 AM (QjxTy)

215 Too bad, I'd have kept Scaramuci and laughed at people who were upset. He's interesting and was getting results. Now the leakers thing they've won.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 31, 2017 09:36 AM (39g3+)

216 I've raised the question here before, but am still unable to grasp why "Russia", aka Putin I suppose, would think Trump would be easier to deal with than Hilary.

Posted by: RM at July 31, 2017 09:36 AM (U3LtS)

217 122 >>>How would that favor Russia? Anything that weakens the US or limits US ability to form coalitions in opposition to Russia helps Russia. Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 02:22 PM (kerX3) You're just phoning it in now.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 09:37 AM (7+uJ1)

218 <i>test</i>

Posted by: oddnot is fed up at July 31, 2017 09:37 AM (g1MTt)

219 HaHaHaHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *Hic*

Posted by: Sean Spicer, day drinking at July 31, 2017 09:37 AM (ty7RM)

220 >>This entire, "Russia," bullshit started when the DNC emails were leaked during the Dem Primary, and they showed the DNC helping Hillary against Bernie. At the was when Imran Awan and his family burst onto the scene. And Marcia Fudge, another Awan client, took over as head of the Dem National Convention at the direction of Hillary Clinton. Pretty easy to see where all this is headed.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 09:37 AM (/tuJf)

221 I'm with grammie, this is confusing. We need those Bingo cards, dang it.

Posted by: bluebell at July 31, 2017 02:36 PM (UoSKV)

I need a flow chart, with big fonts to keep up.

Posted by: IC at July 31, 2017 09:38 AM (a0IVu)

222 I'm picturing Scaramucci swaggering into John Kelly's office.....

......and getting *a Look.*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 09:38 AM (PY9jH)

223 Insomniac called it.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 31, 2017 09:38 AM (UBzPO)

224 >>>You're just phoning it in now. I've been phoning it in for years. I don't do movie reviews.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 09:38 AM (kerX3)

225 The media is going to extend the "OMG!!WHITE HOUSE CHAOS!!" meme with Mooch's exit. But the truth is, 99.5% don't even know who Scaramucci and if they heard the name, they would think it was the name of the pizzeria downtown....

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 09:38 AM (7uYFy)

226 O/T work gripe - I am sick and tired of being surrounded by fucking incompetents.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 31, 2017 09:38 AM (X6fMO)

227 Nice motto you have on the masthead there, AoS.  Sure be a shame if something never happened according to it.  A shame...

Posted by: H.L. Mencken at July 31, 2017 09:38 AM (UW4Uc)

228 Good rule to follow -Don't F with Generals

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2017 09:39 AM (pPKG5)

229 FusionGPS is poison to the pressholes in the FNM because certain journOlists were apparently paid $$ to run spoon fed stories written by FusionGPS hacks.  The FNM hacks found an easy way to make some money and serve their masters' agendas--pre-written stories with only the need for a byline and (under the table?) monies in their pockets. 

That there is why Wiki/Anon/4Chan h@ck3r5 need to get busy and ID the scrunts.

Posted by: oddnot is fed up at July 31, 2017 09:39 AM (g1MTt)

230 The firing of the Mooch was the only path Kelly could take if he truly wanted to have control of the WH as COS. I'm sure it was a condition of taking the job.

Posted by: WisRich at July 31, 2017 09:39 AM (G0vdT)

231 That the Russians were involved on both sides, they definitely tried to tip the scale against Clinton and for Trump. Unless I've missed something, Graham just pulled this out of his ass, along with a rose and sweet little note.

Posted by: Just the Punchline at July 31, 2017 09:39 AM (QQ+il)

232 The media is going to extend the "OMG!!WHITE HOUSE CHAOS!!" meme with Mooch's exit. But the truth is, 99.5% don't even know who Scaramucci and if they heard the name, they would think it was the name of the pizzeria downtown....

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 02:38 PM (7uYFy)



It's already begun.  "CHAOS!!!!"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 09:39 AM (PY9jH)

233 a lot of those 700 diplomats are actually Russians, I think Fox said this morning.  One guy played it down as just the routine brinksmanship ... I guess they hire a lot of staff.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 31, 2017 09:39 AM (b+0FS)

234 183 So Scarmucci was a hit man. Nice. Posted by: Under Fire at July 31, 2017 02:33 PM (mcI77) Eh, maybe he was intended as a hatchet man but it still contributes to the "chaos in the White House" meme.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at July 31, 2017 09:39 AM (RD7QR)

235 dammit

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 31, 2017 09:39 AM (QQ+il)

236 Sarah Huckabee is going to have a heck of a time at the next briefing..they will be like vultures circling a prey.

Posted by: IC at July 31, 2017 09:39 AM (a0IVu)

237 198 Kelly claims his first scalp. Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 31, 2017 02:35 PM (gNgc6) General Kelly: There's this guy over at the IRS....

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 09:39 AM (mbhDw)

238 105 I'm sure when the Democrats started this business it must have seemed like a good idea at the time.



What do you mean?  A significant percentage of the electorate will ALWAYS believe now that the Russians hacked into voting machines and changed vote tallies.  FOREVER they will believe that and that number will grow as time goes on, not shrink.

That was the plan.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 31, 2017 09:40 AM (UBzPO)

239 "What did Priebus do that people have such animosity towards him?"

Nothing, that's what he did.

Leaks everywhere from inside the White House - nothing.

Ridiculously slow ramp up on nominees - nothing.

Constant attacks from the MSM on Russia, Russia, Russia - nothing.

Backup support for Trump from Priebus' RNC friends, which at least one couls have expected - but nothing.

Total chaos in the White House, as far as anyone outside it could tell - nothing.

A Chief of Staff isn't supposed to be someone who just shows up 9-5, puts his feet up on the desk, and watches TV news all day.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2017 09:40 AM (y2z/9)

240 I want Jim Acosta to get snarky with General Kelly.  One. Time.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 09:40 AM (PY9jH)

241 57 I can't even read Trump's Twitter feed anymore. It's being professionally spammed with opposition bullshit. I'm not a Twitter user but can't they stop that shit? Posted by: Marcus T at July 31, 2017 02:00 PM (6MSTi) I don't Twit. I use Safari and select PDT to follow. I only get his Tweets and what he retweets. I can click on the individual tweets and see all the replies if I wish.

Posted by: rd at July 31, 2017 09:41 AM (4dz1m)

242 I had a wait and see attitude to Scaramucci. Didn't get much of a chance to wait or even to see. he just *whizzed* past.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at July 31, 2017 09:41 AM (jMXjc)

243 Italian jokes about Mooch being a hot head and all are fine, but isn't this pocket rocket a self-made billionaire?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 09:41 AM (7uYFy)

244 There's this guy over at the IRS.... Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:39 PM (mbhDw) ----------- And a gal, too. At least, I think she's still there.

Posted by: bluebell at July 31, 2017 09:41 AM (UoSKV)

245 Keep in mind Scaramucci's wife wanted a divorce because she didn't want to go to DC. Might have something to do with this.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 31, 2017 09:41 AM (Lqy/e)

246 I'm gone now. But just remember, if any of youse homos leak again, I'll be back. Donny Two-Scoops has my number on speed dial.

Posted by: Tony the Blowtorch at July 31, 2017 09:41 AM (A3b6q)

247 Yup, Scaramucci was a gavone, totally unlike that nice Rahm Emanuel.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 09:41 AM (mbhDw)

248 Unless I've missed something, Graham just pulled this out of his ass, along with a rose and sweet little note. ========== That's not all I pulled out.... *drops light bulb, birthday candle, '72 Beetle, and G.I. Joe Dragonlfy copter*

Posted by: Ms. Lindsey at July 31, 2017 09:41 AM (vg8iE)

249 >>The biggest shock to me is that an Establishment catamite like Graham is mentioning this.
Posted by: Colonel Kurtz

You misspelled "sodomite".

Posted by: Aviator at July 31, 2017 09:41 AM (/Nite)

250 I've raised the question here before, but am still unable to grasp why "Russia", aka Putin I suppose, would think Trump would be easier to deal with than Hilary. Who would you rather work with? I don't mean in terms of politics but just personality, stability, and attitude? Who is more likely to be stable, professional, and get the job done? Who's more likely to be unstable, irrational, incompetent, and change their mind without perceptible cause or purpose?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 31, 2017 09:41 AM (39g3+)

251 O/T work gripe - I am sick and tired of being surrounded by fucking incompetents. Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 31, 2017 02:38 PM (X6fMO) No employee should be subjected to watching other employees involved in ineffectual sexual intercourse. Check your HR pamphlet to see if you can complain. I know I wouldn't want to watch.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 31, 2017 09:41 AM (EgwCt)

252 does Scaramucci still get a pension, subsidized Obamacare?  ha

Posted by: illiniwek at July 31, 2017 09:41 AM (b+0FS)

253 But the truth is, 99.5% don't even know who Scaramucci and if they heard the name, they would think it was the name of the pizzeria downtown.... ==== It went down like this: General Kelly started to panic when he got to the office this morning and didn't recognize all the exotic, Italian-sounding names. So Trump said, "Relax, buddy. We'll go for taco bowls."

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at July 31, 2017 09:41 AM (10LGw)

254 Mooch is out? what the hell is going on?

Posted by: Bosk at July 31, 2017 09:42 AM (n2K+4)

255 238 105 I'm sure when the Democrats started this business it must have seemed like a good idea at the time. What do you mean? A significant percentage of the electorate will ALWAYS believe now that the Russians hacked into voting machines and changed vote tallies. FOREVER they will believe that and that number will grow as time goes on, not shrink. That was the plan. Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 31, 2017 02:40 PM (UBzPO) Solution: Voter ID cards with pictures. I'm sure the Left will go for that one. /s

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 09:42 AM (mbhDw)

256 Scaramucci is.... OUT???? Just heard Kelly fired Scaramucci just now. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:31 PM (mbhDw) See Scott Adams' take on this. The man has been prescient on this. Trump has gone from Hitler, to chaotic/incompetent, and his prediction is that he will end up as 'effective, but we don't like it'.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Find the Dark Linings in the Silver Clouds at the Outrage Outlet! at July 31, 2017 09:42 AM (hLRSq)

257 If they destroy Fusion, where will they get their next news story? It's a dilemma. The lazy SOBs.

Posted by: Sphynx at July 31, 2017 09:42 AM (OZmbA)

258 I can't even read Trump's Twitter feed anymore. It's being professionally spammed with opposition bullshit. I'm not a Twitter user but can't they stop that shit? Posted by: Marcus T at July 31, 2017 02:00 PM (6MSTi) ========= And why, pray tell, would we do that?

Posted by: Twitter Powers that Be at July 31, 2017 09:42 AM (vg8iE)

259 And then there were two.

Posted by: Steve Bannon at July 31, 2017 09:42 AM (A3b6q)

260 245 Keep in mind Scaramucci's wife wanted a divorce because she didn't want to go to DC. Might have something to do with this. Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 31, 2017 02:41 PM (Lqy/e) So he left to spend more time with his family. No, really!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 09:43 AM (mbhDw)

261 Another awesome hire from Trump that didn't last. Why can't Trump shitcan Obama hires like he fires his own hires?

Posted by: Maritime at July 31, 2017 09:43 AM (ycAdZ)

262 Mooch is also facing a very, very, very ugly divorce with a pissed off wife and newborn he has only seen once in the past week.  She is prolly out to unload on him and the media pressholes would have a field day associating the allegations that she makes with the President himself.  Sad.

Posted by: oddnot is fed up at July 31, 2017 09:43 AM (g1MTt)

263 Huh. Let's see how Sundance spins this...

Posted by: Jackal at July 31, 2017 09:43 AM (sbtOn)

264

Steele's lawyers revealed in court filings that, in September 2016, Steele briefed reporters from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Yahoo! News, The New Yorker and CNN on behalf of Fusion GPS.

We still don't know who were the media contacts with Fusion GPS

Posted by: undocumented illegal Mel Gibson at July 31, 2017 09:43 AM (e8kgV)

265 I do really hope the WH will be run tip top shape now, leakers will not be heard of after 1 leak. Their mothers won't know what happened to them.

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2017 09:43 AM (pPKG5)

266 So, who served longer: Scaramucci or Obama's "Ebola Czar?"




IIRC, the Ebola Czar was announced...and he wasn't taking the job for something like 30 days. Did he ever actually czar?

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at July 31, 2017 09:43 AM (NOIQH)

267 So, a catamite is a cat hanging upside down from the roof of a cave?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 09:43 AM (mbhDw)

268 Does the Mooch get to keep his pension?

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 31, 2017 09:44 AM (lIZQs)

269 "But also Scaramucci's wife just filed for divorce as well. " sounds like Chris Rock called it. when under scrutiny, leave your angry woman at home

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at July 31, 2017 09:44 AM (jMXjc)

270 That there is why Wiki/Anon/4Chan h@ck3r5 need to get busy and ID the scrunts. Posted by: oddnot is fed up at July 31, 2017 02:39 PM (g1MTt) *sigh* Okay, I'm game: why in the world would they want to do that? Genuinely curious. Do you actually think the people you mentioned give a shit about good guys and bad guys? For the most part, they ARE the bad guys--unless, of course, you think triggering epileptic fits in complete strangers is the height of virtue and hilarity.

Posted by: troyriser at July 31, 2017 09:44 AM (Fw5cQ)

271 Trump has many good qualities, but he doesn't understand Chain of Command, doesn't know how to set up Chain of Command.  

Kelly has spend his entire working life dealing with Chains of Command.

And rule 1 of maintaining Chain of Command is, anybody who tries to violate it is out the door, on the spot.  Mooch bragged that he would be reporting to Trump directly.   Not for long, he won't.

Kelly's next challenge is to take control of Kushner and Bannon's access.  That's what Chain of Command is all about - and they probably realize that this quick bouncing of Mooch is a direct message to both of them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2017 09:44 AM (y2z/9)

272 259 And then there were two. Posted by: Steve Bannon at July 31, 2017 02:42 PM (A3b6q) Yeah, but no matter smart you are, family can't be fired. So I got that going for me.

Posted by: Jared Kushner at July 31, 2017 09:45 AM (A3b6q)

273 Couldn't do the Fandango.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 31, 2017 09:45 AM (IqV8l)

274 "What did Priebus do that people have such animosity towards him?"

Being a catspaw for Paul-osi Ryan.

Which Trump may have counted on, installing a friend and ally of Ryan to help move the Trump legislative agenda through the House. Just as Trump put Elaine Chao into a comfortable sinecure as SecTrans, to grease the skids with Chao's husband Mitch McConnell.

Then Lyin' Ryan routinely impeded the Trump agenda rather than furthering it, and Priebus proved incapable or unwilling to get that changed. Boom, he's gone. One wonders if Mrs. McConnell is next on the chopping block.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2017 09:45 AM (ujwCG)

275 267 So, a catamite is a cat hanging upside down from the roof of a cave? Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:43 PM (mbhDw) That is it exactly. Except they grow from the floor. What you are thinking is catatites.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 31, 2017 09:45 AM (ycWCI)

276 Yup, Scaramucci was a gavone, totally unlike that nice Rahm Emanuel. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:41 PM (mbhDw) I'm glad you mentioned that; I was waiting for someone to make the comparison. Rahm was every bit as unhinged and loud as Mooch. But I guess Mooch is gonna become mayor of NYC now, right?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 09:45 AM (7uYFy)

277 Scaramucci had only trick?  How about making alot of $$$$$.  Alot of people would love to learn that other trick!

Posted by: Glenn John at July 31, 2017 09:45 AM (LilNs)

278 272 259 And then there were two. Posted by: Steve Bannon at July 31, 2017 02:42 PM (A3b6q) Yeah, but no matter smart you are, family can't be fired. So I got that going for me. Posted by: Jared Kushner at July 31, 2017 02:45 PM (A3b6q) Not so fast.

Posted by: Ivanka and Marla at July 31, 2017 09:46 AM (A3b6q)

279 What did Priebus do that people have such animosity towards him? I don't have any animosity toward Priebus, he's just clearly a GOPe guy who was working to undermine and stop Trump. Eh, maybe he was intended as a hatchet man but it still contributes to the "chaos in the White House" meme. Yeah, but that's really irrelevant. I mean, it would matter if Trump was working harder to get congress to do what he wants and was running for reelection, but he's not. Its just something for the press to natter on about as things get done. I fully expected this kind of turnover and stumbling from the president. He is not hiring professional, long-term politicians who've been in the system forever and know how to work it and the press really well. He's hiring people he thinks can get the job done no matter what it takes, and they're a bit raw at the press and dealing with politics. by next year I think things will be considerably more smooth and running well. I say this not out of some admiration or support for Trump, I think he's a scuzzbag. I say so because its how his campaign was run. He stumbled several times, had to fire people but ended up running a well-oiled machine in short order. He's learning on his feet and seems to do it well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 31, 2017 09:46 AM (39g3+)

280 DJT should hire Scott Adams as his Communications Director. He's been right on all along.

Posted by: Pete Seria at July 31, 2017 09:46 AM (lJW6d)

281 249 >>The biggest shock to me is that an Establishment catamite like Graham is mentioning this. Posted by: Colonel Kurtz You misspelled "sodomite". Posted by: Aviator at July 31, 2017 02:41 PM (/Nite) he does have that boyish look

Posted by: Caliban at July 31, 2017 09:46 AM (DrC22)

282 243 Italian jokes about Mooch being a hot head and all are fine, but isn't this pocket rocket a self-made billionaire? Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 02:41 PM (7uYFy) Importer-exporter

Posted by: josephistan at July 31, 2017 09:46 AM (7HtZB)

283 >>>So, who served longer: Scaramucci or Obama's "Ebola Czar?" Scaramucci: 10 days Ebola Czar Klain: 116 days

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 09:46 AM (kerX3)

284 Couldn't do the Fandango. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 31, 2017 02:45 PM (IqV8l) ----------------- So he got the thunderbolt and lightning.

Posted by: bluebell at July 31, 2017 09:46 AM (UoSKV)

285 IIRC, the Ebola Czar was announced...and he wasn't taking the job for something like 30 days. Did he ever actually czar? Posted by: Lizzy at July 31, 2017 02:43 PM (NOIQH) Ebola was a crazy disease. First symptoms were usually the desire to get on an airplane and fly somewhere. Once they nipped that in the bud the furor died down.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 31, 2017 09:47 AM (EgwCt)

286 >>Then Lyin' Ryan routinely impeded the Trump agenda rather than furthering it, and Priebus proved incapable or unwilling to get that changed. What exactly did Ryan impede?

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 09:47 AM (/tuJf)

287 "Rahm was every bit as unhinged and loud as Mooch. " and that Administration was a flaming dumpster fire with herpes.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at July 31, 2017 09:47 AM (jMXjc)

288 Mooch gave up his wife for trump

Posted by: Jared at July 31, 2017 09:47 AM (voSLj)

289 284 Couldn't do the Fandango. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 31, 2017 02:45 PM (IqV8l) ----------------- So he got the thunderbolt and lightning. Posted by: bluebell at July 31, 2017 02:46 PM (UoSKV) So did the Germans ca. 1944

Posted by: josephistan at July 31, 2017 09:47 AM (7HtZB)

290 276 But I guess Mooch is gonna become mayor of NYC now, right? Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 02:45 PM (7uYFy) I can almost live with that.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 09:48 AM (mbhDw)

291 218 test Posted by: oddnot is fed up at July 31, 2017 02:37 PM (g1MTt) Use square brackets.

Posted by: I'm Capable of Very Low Level Tech Support. Yay. at July 31, 2017 09:48 AM (CPk08)

292 Guess it kind of sucks to get a divorce over a 2 week gig. ________________ According to the wife, she's not divorcing him because of Trump. She's divorcing him because he's verbally abusive, in that he tells her she's not smart enough for him. She was basically working as a secretary at his hedge fund when they met. (Technically her title was "assistant" but she was a fetch-it girl). She has a bachelor's degree from a state college (Buffalo), he's a Haaaaarvard Law grad. They married after she got pregnant and had his son (not the one that she just delivered last week; that's their second son). After she started schtupping the boss at the hedge fund, she got promoted to a VP job, but apparently Mooch doesn't think she has what it takes -- either for that job, or for the job of his wife.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 31, 2017 09:48 AM (gNgc6)

293 and that Administration was a flaming dumpster fire with herpes. ========= What do you mean? That's not what I ever heard on the news.

Posted by: LIVs Everywhere at July 31, 2017 09:48 AM (vg8iE)

294 194 Somewhere, Priebus is laughing his ass off. ======= I skimmed over and initially read this as "somewhere, Priebus is jacking off," which would probably work too. Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 31, 2017 02:35 PM (vg8iE) Amateur.

Posted by: Steve Bannon at July 31, 2017 09:48 AM (A3b6q)

295 "So I got that going for me. Posted by: Jared Kushner" You also married a rich, hot chick with fantastic cans. Batting a thousand, friend.

Posted by: Benji Carver at July 31, 2017 09:48 AM (OD2ni)

296 Why can't Trump shitcan Obama hires like he fires his own hires? Its is a very good question. Its possible he's leaving that up to his people -- delegation, etc. Its possible its not as high a priority for him as it is for us. Its possible he doesn't mind them at all. Its possible he's waiting until he has a good case for each firing. Its possible he's too busy and unaware. Its possible he's a fumbling baboon and has no clue what is going on. Time will tell.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 31, 2017 09:48 AM (39g3+)

297 254 Mooch is out? what the hell is going on? Posted by: Bosk at July 31, 2017 02:42 PM (n2K+4) Bosk, beat me by *that* much.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 31, 2017 09:49 AM (lIZQs)

298 After she started schtupping the boss at the hedge fund, she got promoted to a VP job, but apparently Mooch doesn't think she has what it takes -- either for that job, or for the job of his wife. Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 31, 2017 02:48 PM (gNgc6) He sounds like a prince!

Posted by: Caliban at July 31, 2017 09:49 AM (DrC22)

299 We've never had a working relationship with Russia / USSR and never will. It's a big loaf of distrust of negotiated agreements with a sprinkle of verification shoved in an oven of ambiguous backstabbing.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 09:49 AM (7+uJ1)

300 The deal with the Ebola Czar, as I recall:  He got announced, and even was technically hired.  He never got around to actually showing up for even a single day of work, and after a couple months, the scare passed, and there just wasn't any point to it anymore.

He still said "Thank You!!" and cashed a couple of very nice checks so that he could continue to hang out at the beach, which seems to be where he spent the entire 2 months or whatever that he was supposed to be "czar".

You know, looking back on it, it's almost like the picked they name of some campaign contributor at random and offered him good money to pretend to do the job, so that Obama could pretend he was "doing something" about it.   Naw, Obama wouldn't do that, would he?

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2017 09:50 AM (y2z/9)

301 Shep! is in fine form today. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 09:50 AM (PY9jH)

302 Couldn't do the Fandango. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 31, 2017 02:45 PM (IqV8l) ----------------- So he got the thunderbolt and lightning. Posted by: bluebell It's very, very frightening.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at July 31, 2017 09:50 AM (QjxTy)

303 Somewhere, Priebus is laughing his ass off. I don't see how that works out. He's fired, too. She was basically working as a secretary at his hedge fund when they met. (Technically her title was "assistant" but she was a fetch-it girl). She has a bachelor's degree from a state college (Buffalo), he's a Haaaaarvard Law grad. They married after she got pregnant and had his son (not the one that she just delivered last week; that's their second son). I suspect she got exactly what she wanted out of the relationship: half and perpetual child support and alimony.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 31, 2017 09:50 AM (39g3+)

304 The moral of the Scaramucci story is.. YOU CANNOT TRUST THE MEDIA!! EVER!!!

Posted by: Kreplach at July 31, 2017 09:51 AM (2JcMg)

305 271 Trump has many good qualities, but he doesn't understand Chain of Command, doesn't know how to set up Chain of Command. Kelly has spend his entire working life dealing with Chains of Command. And rule 1 of maintaining Chain of Command is, anybody who tries to violate it is out the door, on the spot. Mooch bragged that he would be reporting to Trump directly. Not for long, he won't. Kelly's next challenge is to take control of Kushner and Bannon's access. That's what Chain of Command is all about - and they probably realize that this quick bouncing of Mooch is a direct message to both of them. Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2017 02:44 PM (y2z/9) =========== It was the public nature of it more than anything else that bugged him I guess. I'm thinking this is more of a "Don't act like an @$$ in public" kinda thing. Kushner won't be going anywhere b/c he's family. Bannon won't be going anywhere b/c he keeps a low profile.

Posted by: Jackal at July 31, 2017 09:51 AM (sbtOn)

306 Whoreson gave up *his* wife for Lent. And by wife I mean mom. And by Lent I mean a dollar. And by "gave up" I mean paid.

Posted by: Sporkatus at July 31, 2017 09:51 AM (eXSOZ)

307 That is it exactly. Except they grow from the floor. What you are thinking is catatites. Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 31, 2017 02:45 PM (ycWCI) So sodomites are found inside the catamites, and sodotites inside catatites?

Posted by: Curious About Geology and Gladiator Movies at July 31, 2017 09:51 AM (CPk08)

308 Shep! is in fine form today. ========== Guuuuuurlllll....if you have in every hole what I had in every hole last night, you'd be in fine form too.

Posted by: Shep! at July 31, 2017 09:51 AM (vg8iE)

309 Sonny Gray traded to the Yankees.

Posted by: Benji Carver at July 31, 2017 09:51 AM (OD2ni)

310 Huh. Let's see how Sundance spins this... Posted by: Jackal at July 31, 2017 02:43 PM (sbtOn) Just setting the pieces on the 4-D chessboard. I sometimes wonder who has the dumbest comment section outside of the commie world. I use to think it was Breitbart or American Thinker, but then I made the mistake of clicking on the comments at Conservative Treehouse.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at July 31, 2017 09:51 AM (xzV6l)

311 Lyin' Ryan routinely impeded the Trump agenda rather than furthering it, and Priebus proved incapable or unwilling to get that changed. Boom, he's gone.
================================


I think that's probably closest to the truth.  Priebus buckled under Ryan, which I would not have anticipated.  They go way back. But then again, Ryan hasn't been Speaker until recently.

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 09:51 AM (lwiT4)

312 231 That the Russians were involved on both sides, they definitely tried to tip the scale against Clinton and for Trump.


Unless I've missed something, Graham just pulled this out of his ass, along with a rose and sweet little note.

Posted by: Just the Punchline at July 31, 2017 02:39 PM (QQ+il)


And yet his head is still firmly planted there.

Posted by: davidt at July 31, 2017 09:52 AM (XoldI)

313 So, I'm getting the feeling the hiring of the Mooch was a setup to force Preibus, spicer, and Bannon out all in an effort to get Kelly in as Chief of Staff. So the only question is "how big of a stooge was the Mooch". Did he do it knowing he wouldn't last a day after Kelly was hired.

Posted by: WisRich at July 31, 2017 09:52 AM (G0vdT)

314 It is kind of funny now reading the Preibus Fired thread in hindsight.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 09:52 AM (7+uJ1)

315 From the NYTimes report about Scaramucci's departure: "President Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director, three people close to the decision said Monday, relieving him just days after Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president's senior staff." So -- the leakers leaked info about the guy whose job it was to stop the leakers! Unreal! Shameless! But sadly, they seemingly cannot be stopped. Nothing will scare them into compliance.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2017 09:52 AM (DQ4Fv)

316 I think Scaramucci was hired to do one thing, and that was put a horsehead in Priebus' bedsheets. Done and done.

Posted by: blaster at July 31, 2017 09:53 AM (ckY2x)

317 Its possible he's a fumbling baboon and has no clue what is going on. Just keep him away from the football.

Posted by: Wallobie Jones at July 31, 2017 09:53 AM (m9X4Y)

318 ♫A two week tour. A two week tour.♫

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 31, 2017 09:53 AM (IqV8l)

319 Mooch is out? Mooch is out?!!!

Posted by: It's me donna at July 31, 2017 09:53 AM (O2RFr)

320 Holy mackerel.  Still no flaming skull?

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2017 09:54 AM (EgOr3)

321 So -- the leakers leaked info about the guy whose job it was to stop the leakers! Worse, the leakers leaked info about the guy hired to stop the leakers who was fired because he leaked after firing someone who was leaking! It's a little surreal at this point. Wheels within wheels.

Posted by: Sporkatus at July 31, 2017 09:54 AM (eXSOZ)

322 From 30,000 feet, this stray voltage is looking like a beautiful lightning storm. Bravo, Mr. Trump! A maestro of political prestidigitation!

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2017 09:54 AM (DQ4Fv)

323 Wtf with Drudge. Every link goes to the Wapo, NYT or some left wing source. I just removed it from my bookmarks. F that.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 31, 2017 09:54 AM (6MSTi)

324 >>I don't see how that works out. He's fired, too. Neither one of these guys will ever go hungry, they are both probably leafing through multiple job opportunities with large, luxurious salaries. But yea, some guy comes into his job, infers I am leaking and very publicly calls me a fucking psychotic paranoid schizophrenic and pushes for my dismissal and then he takes it the neck a week later and I'm laughing.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 09:55 AM (/tuJf)

325 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 31, 2017 02:50 PM (39g3+) I suspect Scaramucci is the asshole he appears to be.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 09:55 AM (7+uJ1)

326 What exactly did Ryan impede?

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 02:47 PM (/tuJf)

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He canceled a campaign appearance with Trump here in his district, three weeks before the election.  I follow Ryan on Facebook.  He posts nearly everyday.  I have seen him mention President Trump exactly two times.  He remains silent.  If he is not impeding, he sure isn't encouraging.

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 09:55 AM (lwiT4)

327 My heart sank the first time I saw Mooch walking next to some secret service guys and I thought he must be walking on his knees, doing some kind of Peter Sellers type Toulouse Lautrec imitation.

And then I realized "oh no, another angry little loud mouthed man."

I am so sick to death of angry little loudmouthed men.  I want to see someone like Hulk Hogan hold their head in his hand while the angry little man swings wildly at the air, cursing all the time.

Actually it would have been really fun to see Kelly do that to him.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2017 09:55 AM (y2z/9)

328

 

Why can't Trump shitcan Obama hires like he fires his own hires?

 

 

Many Obama hires conveniently   transferred     into  comfy union positions before Trump took office

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 31, 2017 09:56 AM (lKyWE)

329 I think Scaramucci was hired to do one thing, and that was put a horsehead in Priebus' bedsheets. Done and done. Posted by: blaster ___________ Or Trump could have just fired Priebus. You don't need to hire a loose cannon to get rid of someone on your staff. This was a much messier way of doing it.

Posted by: Maritime at July 31, 2017 09:56 AM (ycAdZ)

330 Very important lesson taught: don't go up against Gen. Kelly. He knows ten ways to kill you just using his thumb, or a telephone.


... When he walks in a room, he has a plan for firing everybody.


... I guess he brought artillery.

Posted by: undocumented illegal Mel Gibson at July 31, 2017 09:56 AM (e8kgV)

331 **checks clock**

20 minutes and I can get a good, stiff few drinks. Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 31, 2017 02:30 PM


*checks clock*

4 hours.  Have a couple for me.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2017 09:56 AM (p+Wdc)

332 >>The biggest shock to me is that an Establishment catamite like Graham is mentioning this. Posted by: Colonel Kurtz You misspelled "sodomite". Posted by: Aviator at July 31, 2017 02:41 PM (/Nite) I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe it was always about Russia for Graham. With McStain it was personal with Trump....

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 09:56 AM (7uYFy)

333 >>I think that's probably closest to the truth. Priebus buckled under Ryan, which I would not have anticipated. They go way back. But then again, Ryan hasn't been Speaker until recently. I'll ask again, what exactly did Ryan do to impede Trump's agenda?

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 09:57 AM (/tuJf)

334 >>Sonny Gray traded to the Yankees. Woo-Hoo!

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 09:57 AM (hLhtd)

335 AoSHQ Stylebook question: Is, "Mooch," now back to referencing she of the toned arms and resting bitch face?

Posted by: davidt at July 31, 2017 09:57 AM (XoldI)

336 So, who's next  ... Sean Spicier ?

Posted by: undocumented illegal Mel Gibson at July 31, 2017 09:57 AM (e8kgV)

337 * erases 'Fire Scaramucci' from whiteboard *

Posted by: Steve Bannon [/i] at July 31, 2017 09:57 AM (EgwCt)

338 322 From 30,000 feet, this stray voltage is looking like a beautiful lightning storm. Bravo, Mr. Trump! A maestro of political prestidigitation! But can he fool Penn ampersand Teller?

Posted by: Anachronda at July 31, 2017 09:57 AM (sGtp+)

339 We've never had a working relationship with Russia / USSR and never will. It's a big loaf of distrust of negotiated agreements with a sprinkle of verification shoved in an oven of ambiguous backstabbing. Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 02:49 PM (7+uJ1) Are you saying it is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma?

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 31, 2017 09:58 AM (lIZQs)

340 In 30 minutes, Ace will post about this and we're going to have to comment all over again.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 09:58 AM (kerX3)

341 Very important lesson taught: don't go up against Gen. Kelly. He knows ten ways to kill you just using his thumb, or a telephone. ... When he walks in a room, he has a plan for firing everybody. ... I guess he brought artillery. Posted by: undocumented illegal Mel Gibson at July 31, 2017 02:56 PM (e He didn't say that shit, punk! I did. Now, hit the silk, pansy!

Posted by: MATTIS at July 31, 2017 09:58 AM (7uYFy)

342 "... everything is illegal in Massachusetts"

Posted by: undocumented illegal Mel Gibson at July 31, 2017 09:58 AM (e8kgV)

343 Late last week I posted here that Tony Mooch wouldn't last a week. Many of you laughed at me. This is what I posted yesterday -- I walk on water, don't I: The Mooch started strong last week and I wanted to like him. Then he went unhinged. He had a son earlier this week by the wife who served divorce papers on him later this week. Which may explain his rant to The New Yorker mid-week. Don't tell me this was planned. He embarrassed himself and Trump. The Mooch's bigger issue is that a Chinese outfit with mysterious government connections, which Big US Banks won't deal with, wants to overpay for his business. The Mooch still needs the same kind of approval that Hillary got for that uranium sale -- which is why the Mooch hasn't officially joined the WH yet. And he wants favorable tax treatment that he's no longer entitled to. This is a scandal waiting to happen, and the Mooch didn't do himself (or Trump) any favors by making himself so hot so early. I have a hard-on for this self-fellater because I'm a Bannon guy -- the Mooch is with Ivanka.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 31, 2017 09:58 AM (+7/1f)

344 I suppose this is important if you are into soap opera government, but otherwise it looks like a so what to me.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Find the Dark Linings in the Silver Clouds at the Outrage Outlet! at July 31, 2017 09:59 AM (hLRSq)

345 >> In 30 minutes, Ace will post about this and we're going to have to comment all over again. That's why we call him 'Scoop'!

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 09:59 AM (hLhtd)

346 330 ... When he walks in a room, he has a plan for firing everybody. From a cannon. Into the sun.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 31, 2017 09:59 AM (v3pYe)

347 So -- the leakers leaked info about the guy whose job it was to stop the leakers! That's my concern. This makes the leakers think they've won. And haven't they? The guy who was all hardcore and scaring them just got fired and only one guy was forced out. They got rid of him. Winning!?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 31, 2017 09:59 AM (39g3+)

348 I have to wonder how much of this is playing Musical Goldsteins. I mean, if Alinsky says to pick a target, freeze it, etc. etc. and individual targets keep shuffling around, eventually we get to the point where a *vast-er* majority of the American public have a knee-jerk "OH MY GOD WHO CARES" response to press apoplexy about who is Currently Hitler.

Posted by: Sporkatus at July 31, 2017 09:59 AM (eXSOZ)

349 We've never had a working relationship with Russia / USSR and never will. It's a big loaf of distrust of negotiated agreements with a sprinkle of verification shoved in an oven of ambiguous backstabbing. Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 02:49 PM (7+uJ1 I disagree.

Posted by: WW2 at July 31, 2017 09:59 AM (7uYFy)

350 Are we sure he's not just leaving voluntarily in order to spend more time with his family? 

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2017 10:00 AM (EgOr3)

351 302 Couldn't do the Fandango.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 31, 2017 02:45 PM (IqV8l)
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So he got the thunderbolt and lightning.
Posted by: bluebell
It's very, very frightening.

Magnifico!!!!

Posted by: Galileo at July 31, 2017 10:00 AM (y2z/9)

352 Steele's lawyers revealed in court filings that, in September 2016, Steele briefed reporters from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Yahoo! News, The New Yorker and CNN on behalf of Fusion GPS.

Posted by: undocumented illegal Fusion GPS at July 31, 2017 10:00 AM (e8kgV)

353 Posted by: Maritime at July 31, 2017 02:56 PM (ycAdZ) The way I read it from the reporting, Preibus was the one that decided to resign after the Scaramucci appointment and conflict with Ivanka and Jared. Too many people with direct access with him not being in the loop. You can't be a COS under that structure.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 10:00 AM (7+uJ1)

354 329 I think Scaramucci was hired to do one thing, and that was put a horsehead in Priebus' bedsheets. Done and done. Posted by: blaster ___________ Or Trump could have just fired Priebus. You don't need to hire a loose cannon to get rid of someone on your staff. This was a much messier way of doing it. Posted by: Maritime at July 31, 2017 02:56 PM (ycAdZ) The Mooch and the public humiliation is the warning to, well, everyone in the WH, Congress, and Washington D.C. that "The Donald" will come after you if you cross him.

Posted by: WisRich at July 31, 2017 10:00 AM (G0vdT)

355 Well, MeAgain Kelly is gonna need a job.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 31, 2017 10:00 AM (Nwg0u)

356 'Waiting for Trudeau'

Posted by: Rolling Stone at July 31, 2017 10:00 AM (hLhtd)

357 Ignoramus called it again. I have to give credit. So what's going to happen with the midterms? Any stocks you like right now?

Posted by: Maritime at July 31, 2017 10:01 AM (ycAdZ)

358 I suspect she got exactly what she wanted out of the relationship: half and perpetual child support and alimony. __________________ Presumably he was smart enough to have a pre-nup, so she probably won't get half. He has three grown kids from his first marriage, and he was only married to the current wife for three years, so she'll probably get a set amount that's somewhere in the neighborhood of a few million (not counting the child support award, of course). But don't feel sorry for her. The child support for two kids from a billionaire will be enough to keep her living large for a very long time. She'll never be anybody's secretary again, that's for sure.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 31, 2017 10:01 AM (gNgc6)

359 Nood Scoop! Mooch out!

Posted by: Deep State at July 31, 2017 10:01 AM (UmSfZ)

360 Frankly I'll be glad to be rid of those fucking Queen references.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 31, 2017 10:01 AM (y7DUB)

361 Ace on it! NOOD

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 10:01 AM (kerX3)

362 Yup, Scaramucci was a gavone, totally unlike that nice Rahm Emanuel. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:41 PM (mbhDw) Or Tom Perez and his saintly behavior

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 31, 2017 10:02 AM (493sH)

363 I'm not sure repeal of Obamacare is really on Trump's agenda but Ryan's utter failure to crack the whip and use any of the tools at his disposal to leverage votes certainly could count as impeding. In his position, Ryan can move people to different committees, withhold funding, block people from getting bills put to the floor, cut off speeches, etc.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 31, 2017 10:02 AM (39g3+)

364 Posted by: WW2 at July 31, 2017 02:59 PM (7uYFy) Apparently you're not familiar with your own history.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 10:02 AM (7+uJ1)

365 That's my concern. This makes the leakers think they've won. And haven't they? The guy who was all hardcore and scaring them just got fired and only one guy was forced out. They got rid of him. Winning!?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 31, 2017 02:59 PM (39g3+)


Except the guy got caught leaking himself on like his 2nd day!

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 31, 2017 10:02 AM (UBzPO)

366 Actually, from what I have read, Ryan is already blowing up the budget and talking about another continuing resolution.

Ryan has never been my favorite, especially when it comes to budgets.  Remember he is the budget guru for the GOPe with ranking status on budget and ways and means for many years.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 31, 2017 10:02 AM (MIKMs)

367 196 I know this will be an unpopular question, and I don't mean to point it to you, Furious George. Just in general. What did Priebus do that people have such animosity towards him? Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan ____________ Just walked back in, Grammie. I painted with a broad brush, but I have always seen Priebus as GOPe personified, fair or unfair. I thought Trump hired him as an olive branch to the Establishment. And I don't think it worked. Olive branches to that crowd are only used for kindling for the burnings at the stake. Thoughts?

Posted by: Furious George at July 31, 2017 10:02 AM (j+dfT)

368 And it's only Monday !!!

Posted by: Jared at July 31, 2017 10:02 AM (voSLj)

369 I'll ask again, what exactly did Ryan do to impede Trump's agenda?

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 02:57 PM (/tuJf)

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Look at what he's working on legislatively on a day to day basis.  It's a lot of bullshit. He nibbles around the edges.  He does not say the word "Trump" out loud.  If he has, I have not seen it, heard it or read it.  I would imagine the person third in line for the Presidency, in that President's same party, to be an outspoken advocate for Trump's agenda.  Instead I see a lot of post-office-naming.



Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 10:03 AM (lwiT4)

370 Posted by: WW2 at July 31, 2017 02:59 PM (7uYFy) Apparently you're not familiar with your own history. Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 03:02 PM (7+uJ1) Yeah, the Poland thing. I get it. But Yalta. And it's not my fault FDR was going senile....

Posted by: WW2 at July 31, 2017 10:03 AM (7uYFy)

371 @315 It would seem all conversations into and out of the WH and select administration officials are recorded by the Deep State apparatus and leaked out as needed. Or everyone is doing what Comey did and memorandinzing everything that's done or said and leaking when needed. What's going on is insane. 8 years of the Obama lawlessness and not a single god damn leak Trump or his people so much as fart and the NY Times and Washington Post know it.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 31, 2017 10:04 AM (2JcMg)

372 Mooch is out? Mooch is out?!!! - I see that LA has been awarded the 2028 Olympics. Another fine thing Obozo couldn't do.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 31, 2017 10:05 AM (Nwg0u)

373 Posted by: Sporkatus at July 31, 2017 02:59 PM (eXSOZ) You and I are thinking the same thing. It's soap opera government, it is middle school politics. "Oh my gosh, did you know what Billy said about Timmy?" My Lord, how utterly boring all of that stuff is.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Find the Dark Linings in the Silver Clouds at the Outrage Outlet! at July 31, 2017 10:05 AM (hLRSq)

374

 

We've never had a working relationship with Russia / USSR and never will.

 

 

 

They  sold   us  Alaska

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 31, 2017 10:05 AM (lKyWE)

375 Thoughts?

Posted by: Furious George at July 31, 2017 03:02 PM (j+dfT)

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I think Priebus was hired because he showed loyalty to Trump once Trump got the nomination.  He did a lot of arm-twisting as RNC Chair to get the GOPers on board.  He put in place a GOTV that worked.  He never dissed Trump.


Was he the man for the job long-term?  Maybe not.  But I think he was a good transition person.

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 10:06 AM (lwiT4)

376 Just setting the pieces on the 4-D chessboard. I sometimes wonder who has the dumbest comment section outside of the commie world. I use to think it was Breitbart or American Thinker, but then I made the mistake of clicking on the comments at Conservative Treehouse. Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at July 31, 2017 02:51 PM (xzV6l) =================== Yeah. He has good analysis, but since the election he's been wrong more often than not. Suggesting that the news of the FBI General Councel being under investigation for leaking is "stray voltage" and that Circa is a patsy for the deep state was the first time I looked at one of his articles and facepalmed. Sara Carter's one of the good guys. The frothing at the mouth hate for Cruz and others on the right in the Senate also gets tiresome. I don't like how he's trying to paint Sessions as a black hat. A boy scout, yeah. A black hat? That's retarded, sir. Some of the commenters are decent, if you can screen out the superlatives and the hero worship. Others scream thin skinned LIV who throws around troll accusations way too freely.

Posted by: Jackal at July 31, 2017 10:06 AM (sbtOn)

377 250 Who would you rather work with? I don't mean in terms of politics but just personality, stability, and attitude? Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 31, 2017 02:41 PM (39g3+) ----------------------------- If I'm a politico, Hillary. She is easy to bribe and blackmail. She has no principles and no loyalties outside herself. And she's a well-known quantity. Trump might actually care about the impact something has on America. He might do something without caring about the international media. Then again, he might do something because he likes ketchup. You don't know. He's something of a wildcard.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 31, 2017 10:06 AM (0jtPF)

378 An "op", OK.

An "op" that requires a public square *soooooooo* dumbed down, that the absurd dossier, or vague talk about "hacking" an election, or the ridiculous idea that Moscow would prefer Trump are met with more than derisive smirks and dropped from discussion in a few hours.

And what is Graham basing his statement on about helping the Trump side?  Let's see the "evidence".

And that every mention of election interference doesn't instantly result in an aggressive, vituperative harangue on the lack of election integrity in "blue" cities and states (with references to Wayne County MI, and the many other recent spectacular examples of obvious election lawlessness), when a "GOP" incumbent or official is asked about it, tells us everything we need to know about the effective intelligence and druthers of such mediocrities.


Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2017 10:07 AM (QDnY+)

379 I see Kelly being more of an enforcer where leakers don't leak if they know what is good for him. Like in boot camp, the DS would yell, "YOU THINK I'M AN A-H, WAIT TIL YOU MEET MY REPLACEMENT!"

Posted by: auscolpyr at July 31, 2017 10:07 AM (suO/a)

380 My theory on Mooch was that this gig was intended as a stepping stone to running for NYC mayor.

Posted by: Serious Cat at July 31, 2017 10:07 AM (krtEM)

381 My theory on Mooch was that this gig was intended as a stepping stone to running for NYC mayor. Posted by: Serious Cat at July 31, 2017 03:07 PM (krtEM) I would be okay with that except that his relationship with Trump--however brief--ensures that will never happen.

Posted by: WW2 at July 31, 2017 10:09 AM (7uYFy)

382 275 That is it exactly. Except they grow from the floor. What you are thinking is catatites. So a stalagmite grows from the floor of a stalag?

Posted by: Anachronda at July 31, 2017 10:10 AM (sGtp+)

383 I think the DNC and company have destroyed themselves and the GOPe is trying to follow the same path. Posted by: Mudd ---- When one Siamese twin dies, the other will go very soon after.

Posted by: RKae at July 31, 2017 10:10 AM (CyjOk)

384 Russian and other leaderships are adults, they might have preferences but they (correctly, mostly) assume their most important conflicts, or confluences of interest, with the US will remain much the same, whoever is elected.  In the Soviet period this common sense practicality (like much else) was clothed with ridiculous Soviet ideological garbage about the US, but it was the same.


Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2017 10:11 AM (QDnY+)

385 Grammie is right, Preibus did yeoman work on the party side to help get Trump elected.  Always amazes me that people just ignore this - even though it is surely the entire reason Preibus was hired as CoS.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2017 10:13 AM (QDnY+)

386 43 Well, I did create yellow journalism after all.... Posted by: Zombie Joseph Pulitzer at July 31, 2017 01:58 PM (gbWkA)
Ahem.

Posted by: William Randolph Hearst at July 31, 2017 10:14 AM (ujg0T)

387 243 Italian jokes about Mooch being a hot head and all are fine, but isn't this pocket rocket a self-made billionaire? Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 02:41 PM (7uYFy) Importer-exporter Olive oil?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 31, 2017 10:17 AM (QQ+il)

388 What is more cow bell? Everyone wants to know.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 31, 2017 10:20 AM (IDhUW)

389 145 Now that it's been revealed that GPS FUSION was a Russian/DNC op, I want to see what the neo--cons and cold warriors-- whose voices all drip with disdain at the words "Russia" and "Putin"--like Max Boot, Ralph Peters, Kristol, Podhoretz, Hayes and all the rest of them will come out and APOLOGIZE to Trump.... Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 02:29 PM (7uYFy)
However else President Donald Trump may fall short, he will get great credit in my book for showing who the REAL Patriots are. Max Boot, Ralph Peters, Kristol, Podhoretz, Hayes, et. al, have revealed their true colors.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at July 31, 2017 10:24 AM (ujg0T)

390 "Rahm was every bit as unhinged and loud as Mooch." IIRC, when Rahm was appointed by Obama, the MSM spun him as having "sharp elbows", tough, being a savvy political infighter - basically the kind of guy any President needs in his corner.

Posted by: RM at July 31, 2017 10:34 AM (U3LtS)

391 >>>How would that favor Russia?

Anything that weakens the US or limits US ability to form coalitions in opposition to Russia helps Russia.

Russia likely has the damning emails of Kankles,  they would be used to blackmail her.  She/it/slimebucket Kankles has already demonstrated a willingness to sell out her country for money: See Russian uranium deal, Slick Willie "speeches", stupid reset button, other past behavior.  She is corrupt and everyone knows this, therefore she is a very easy one to manipulate.
Trump already has the money and the power and he has a love of country, he is a much more difficult one to sway the rooskie way.  The idea that the Russians would prefer Trump over Cankles is preposterous.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at July 31, 2017 10:45 AM (JNTt1)

392 3 FusionGPS are whores. As are democrat & republicans ,difficult to tell one whore from another these days

Posted by: Ruffled Grouse at July 31, 2017 11:01 AM (RGckL)

393 When Chris Constipated Wallace was interviewing Kellyanne Conway yesterday, she tried to talk about Fusion. Chris promptly strained his hemorrhoids in redirecting topic of conversation. If they ain't talking about Fusion, patriots need to. Something big this way comes and they are freaking out.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Infidel Queen, is tired of dis at July 31, 2017 12:05 PM (J5mzk)

394 32 Surprise, surprise... Maybe folks will come to the realization that it's all swamp. In America, you don't drain swamp; Swamp Drains You!

Posted by: Yakov drinking Smirnoff at July 31, 2017 12:29 PM (fJuD+)

395 Did we forget to mention we were unquestioningly broadcasting the stuff GPS Fusion was spoon-feeding us while they were on Putin's payroll? Musta' slipped our minds. Sincerely,

Posted by: CNN, Collusion News Network at July 31, 2017 06:37 PM (Ndje9)

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