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Old 18th August 2017, 11:03 AM   #161
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Originally Posted by NoahFence View Post
Up next....

Donald J Trump himself.
If only. Until then we'll throw these deck chairs off the Titanic.
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Old 18th August 2017, 11:12 AM   #162
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I was certain that Bannon would be one of the last to go.

But now it's obvious that Kelly will be next.
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Old 18th August 2017, 11:29 AM   #163
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
But now it's obvious that Kelly will be next.
Yeah. Resigning, not firing. He won't put up with another off-script rant like we got this week.


When is congress going to be back in session? Increased calls to impeach Trump is the next big drama piece I'd predict. Will it be soon, or are we going to have some filler episodes first?
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Old 18th August 2017, 12:14 PM   #164
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Originally Posted by portlandatheist View Post
All this crisis, chaos, drama, and back stabbing really keeps you at the edge of your seat. All the good qualities of great reality TV.

And winning. Don't forget winning.

Lots and lots of winning.

How long can they keep that up?
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Old 18th August 2017, 12:17 PM   #165
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I was certain Bannon would one of the last rats to abandon ship. Rumor has it he is heading back to brietbart and declaring war on the new "democrat" White House.
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Old 18th August 2017, 12:18 PM   #166
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Originally Posted by Beelzebuddy View Post
Well, shoot. I had my marker on Sessions. He's got some real durability for a racist leprechaun.

Who else is left, aside from the members of his own household? At this point the Trump administration seems to be run by interns and interested passers-by.

Only partly in jest ...

I wonder if someone could get into the White House by going up to the gate and saying, "Hi there. I'm the new Secretary of <mumble mumble>. Donald wants to see me ASAP."

As fast as things are changing and as obscure as some of the players are becoming it might sound plausible enough to work.
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Old 18th August 2017, 12:34 PM   #167
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
... "Hi there. I'm the new Secretary of <mumble mumble>. Donald wants to see me ASAP." ...
To come across credibly, you have to be super arrogant, uninterested and condescending towards all of the ordinary WH staff, for they are all liberal career swamp things eating the raw flesh of America.
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Old 18th August 2017, 12:58 PM   #168
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
...now it's obvious that Kelly will be next.

Wait, how is that obvious? His job just got easier.
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Old 18th August 2017, 03:52 PM   #169
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
Only partly in jest ...

I wonder if someone could get into the White House by going up to the gate and saying, "Hi there. I'm the new Secretary of <mumble mumble>. Donald wants to see me ASAP."

As fast as things are changing and as obscure as some of the players are becoming it might sound plausible enough to work.
No they would never believe that Trump had filled one of the vast number of empty government posts still empty. Go with 'Special Advisor'.
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I'm changing my next guess to Gorka
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Old 18th August 2017, 05:15 PM   #171
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Originally Posted by sir drinks-a-lot
If I had to guess, I'd say it would be Bannon.
...and we have a winner!
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Old 18th August 2017, 05:16 PM   #172
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I'm going to guess he turns to all out war with the GOP and fires Sessions in a redux of the Saturday Night Massacre.
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Old 18th August 2017, 05:26 PM   #173
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I'm going to guess he turns to all out war with the GOP and fires Sessions in a redux of the Saturday Night Massacre.
Could be!

If it is true that the departure of Bannon was amiable and a move to free him to play attack dog on the outside, then the plan probably includes strengthening the position of the other dogs, Miller and Gorka, to the detriment of the "establishment". Sessions, McMaster.

BUT: Would Kelly be in on such a scheme, and go along?
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Old 18th August 2017, 06:23 PM   #174
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Originally Posted by Oystein View Post
Could be!

If it is true that the departure of Bannon was amiable and a move to free him to play attack dog on the outside, then the plan probably includes strengthening the position of the other dogs, Miller and Gorka, to the detriment of the "establishment". Sessions, McMaster.

BUT: Would Kelly be in on such a scheme, and go along?
If the departure was amiable I don't think Bannon would have given the "off the record interview" and trashed the North Korea strategy and the ethno nationalists as he said.
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Old 18th August 2017, 06:59 PM   #175
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CNN's Jim Acosta is reporting that Gorka is on thin ice.

https://mobile.twitter.com/oliverdar...87491036893186

Presumably Mango Mussolini has gotten tired of being asked, "What does he do here?"
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Old 18th August 2017, 07:02 PM   #176
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If the departure was amiable I don't think Bannon would have given the "off the record interview" and trashed the North Korea strategy and the ethno nationalists as he said.

I don't think it was amiable because he said that.

There's only two locations on the Trump train. In line and under the wheels.

Bannon didn't stick with the line.
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He might be in danger because white nationalists are on the march. Kelly may see Bannon as a cheap and easy sacrificial lamb to throw to those in The Hair's own party who see the response to the Nazi rioting as too weak. That, and Bannon couldn't protect his own people on the NSC from McMaster. The Hair also didn't even bother to give a cursory nod of support when "The Mooch" said Bannon was there to "suck his own cock". Sessions and McMaster have strong allies who have rallied around them when The Hair targeted them. Where are the "there will be holy hell to pay" sound bites about Bannon?
Oh hell yeah. That's it; pay up bitches!
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Old 18th August 2017, 09:10 PM   #178
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CNN's Jim Acosta is reporting that Gorka is on thin ice.

https://mobile.twitter.com/oliverdar...87491036893186

Presumably Mango Mussolini has gotten tired of being asked, "What does he do here?"
Bannon and Trump were about the only supporters Gorka had. Even the other Bannonites in the White House thought he was an idiot. Rumor has it they tried to get his kicked upstairs to another agency within the State or Defense Department,where he would do less harm, but no other agency wanted him. Apparrenlly every other Intelligence expert had nothing but contempt for him.
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Old 18th August 2017, 10:25 PM   #179
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Wait, how is that obvious? His job just got easier.
Because when things don't work out for Trump, he seeks the fault in the people around him. At the beginning the White House was a target-rich environment, but now there are only a few left, and many of them are family.

Kelly having gotten his way makes him a threat, not an asset in Trump's mind.
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Old 19th August 2017, 01:38 AM   #180
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I'm going to guess he turns to all out war with the GOP and fires Sessions in a redux of the Saturday Night Massacre.
The media has got to come up with a catchy name for the current events, like "The Summer Scourge". (OK, not so catchy).
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The media has got to come up with a catchy name for the current events, like "The Summer Scourge". (OK, not so catchy).
What's wrong with ***************?
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Bannon and Trump were about the only supporters Gorka had. Even the other Bannonites in the White House thought he was an idiot. Rumor has it they tried to get his kicked upstairs to another agency within the State or Defense Department,where he would do less harm, but no other agency wanted him. Apparrenlly every other Intelligence expert had nothing but contempt for him.
FTFY.

One of the many issues with Gorka is that he has no Intelligence expertise whatsoever, he just blagged himself into post by saying things that President Trump wanted to hear.
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I think Gorka will be out by the end of the weekend. What's left of the crew Flynn brought in at the NSC will follow shortly there after.
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I don't think it was amiable because he said that.

There's only two locations on the Trump train. In line and under the wheels.

Bannon didn't stick with the line.
What line?!?
No one ever accused Trump of having a line!
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The media has got to come up with a catchy name for the current events, like "The Summer Scourge". (OK, not so catchy).
Not a good name. The "summer" part I mean. This will seamlessly blend into fall scourge, winter scourge...
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What line?!?
No one ever accused Trump of having a line!
Yes he does, "Trump is the best"
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Kelly having gotten his way makes him a threat, not an asset in Trump's mind.
This.

I may have been wrong to think that Kelly would be gone soon. But go he will.
I think what's keeping him is that Trump has no one to fire Kelly for him - and we all know by now that Trump is too chicken to face anyone and say dircetly "you're fired".
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
At the beginning the White House was a target-rich environment, but now there are only a few left, and many of them are family.
A point ably demonstrated here:
https://twitter.com/darth/status/898647839273766912

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The media has got to come up with a catchy name for the current events, like "The Summer Scourge". (OK, not so catchy).
The Trump-ette of Doom?
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Because when things don't work out for Trump, he seeks the fault in the people around him. At the beginning the White House was a target-rich environment, but now there are only a few left, and many of them are family.

Kelly having gotten his way makes him a threat, not an asset in Trump's mind.
Ah, so you are basing it on Trump's need for attention, whilst d4m10n was merely basing it on the rational thing to do?


You make a convincing case.
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Moving my chips to Stephen Miller.

Don't think he has allies left.
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Do you sincerely believe the world is more likely to become a better place with Bannon in the White House instead of the hospital?
Monster.
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Evasion noted.
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Gorka is the very heavy favorite for the next to go. Bannon was about the only supporter aside from Trump he had in the White House. Even the other members of the Nationalist wing thought he was an idiot.
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