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(The Daily Beast)   The far-right is a "collection of clowns" says noted Antifa spokesman, Steve Bann-oh god, i smell burnt toast   ( thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2017-08-16 09:17:50 PM  
now that's a man devoted to saving his guy.
 
2017-08-16 10:02:28 PM  
Once Breitbart releases an article criticizing Bannon for this, the circle will be complete, the hell-mouth will open, and shrieking demons will drag us all into the sulfuric pits of hell by our toenails.

Still hope to see it.
 
2017-08-16 11:27:21 PM  

Notorious C.A.W.: Once Breitbart releases an article criticizing Bannon for this, the circle will be complete, the hell-mouth will open, and shrieking demons will drag us all into the sulfuric pits of hell by our toenails.

Still hope to see it.


I hope to be eaten first.
 
2017-08-16 11:39:17 PM  
Weird how he didn't say "alt-right"...

Also weird how it took 4 days for him to crawl out of his refrigerator box on the White House lawn to make a statement.
 
2017-08-16 11:40:19 PM  
Well I guess that wraps it all up.
 
2017-08-16 11:50:52 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Weird how he didn't say "alt-right"...

Also weird how it took 4 days for him to crawl out of his refrigerator box on the White House lawn to make a statement.


I think it's weird that he made a statement at all.
 
2017-08-17 12:01:33 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Weird how he didn't say "alt-right"...

Also weird how it took 4 days for him to crawl out of his refrigerator box on the White House lawn to make a statement.


You have seen the gin blossoms the man is sporting right? I am amazed he was sober long enough to make any sort of statement at all...
 
2017-08-17 12:13:05 AM  

fusillade762: scottydoesntknow: Weird how he didn't say "alt-right"...

Also weird how it took 4 days for him to crawl out of his refrigerator box on the White House lawn to make a statement.

I think it's weird that he made a statement at all.


Since he's now claiming it was off the record I don't think he meant to make a statement at all.
 
2017-08-17 12:21:22 AM  
And the Alt-Reich's response will be, "Give us Hell, Steve (WINK WINK ;)"
 
2017-08-17 01:18:02 AM  

Notorious C.A.W.: Once Breitbart releases an article criticizing Bannon for this, the circle will be complete, the hell-mouth will open, and shrieking demons will drag us all into the sulfuric pits of hell by our toenails.

Still hope to see it.


If it were any other person, the ouroboros would be the best representation of that circle. But if that rumor is true....
 
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2017-08-17 01:18:35 AM  

KarmicDisaster: Notorious C.A.W.: Once Breitbart releases an article criticizing Bannon for this, the circle will be complete, the hell-mouth will open, and shrieking demons will drag us all into the sulfuric pits of hell by our toenails.

Still hope to see it.

I hope to be eaten first.


I hope I'm drunk.

/again.
 
2017-08-17 01:59:37 AM  

Notorious C.A.W.: Once Breitbart releases an article criticizing Bannon for this, the circle will be complete, the hell-mouth will open, and shrieking demons will drag us all into the sulfuric pits of hell by our toenails.

Still hope to see it.


I'm gonna shed SO MUCH on those demons.
 
2017-08-17 02:33:55 AM  

Garza and the Supermutants: And the Alt-Reich's response will be, "Give us Hell, Steve (WINK WINK ;)"


Exactly.  He says the extremists are clowns and that he doesn't support white nationalism, but economic nationalism.  He's no dummy.  His statements are meant to give him and his boy 45* cover.  People in the middle who might be bordering outrage see that and say "okay, maybe it's not as bad as it sounded at first", and get back inline.
 
2017-08-17 02:54:30 AM  
"useful idiots"
 
2017-08-17 03:21:03 AM  

davidphogan: fusillade762: scottydoesntknow: Weird how he didn't say "alt-right"...

Also weird how it took 4 days for him to crawl out of his refrigerator box on the White House lawn to make a statement.

I think it's weird that he made a statement at all.

Since he's now claiming it was off the record I don't think he meant to make a statement at all.


Right.  Or this is a new tactic to please both sides.

For actual humans: "Oh, my...was that microphone on?  Shucks.  Guess you caught me saying what I really think!"

In public, for the dregs: "No, no.  I wasn't on record.  Didn't know someone from the press would be recording me. Obviously I didn't mean it."
 
2017-08-17 03:23:07 AM  
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2017-08-17 03:23:45 AM  
According to Axios, Bannon is shocked that his comments were published and did not think he was on the record. Kuttner said Bannon never told him he wanted the conversation to be off the record.

It's a shame Scaramucci had to resign as Communications Director, he would've prevented rookie mistakes like this.
 
2017-08-17 03:28:56 AM  
It's not surprising, these guys hate each other only slightly less than they hate everyone else.
 
2017-08-17 03:32:28 AM  
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2017-08-17 03:34:25 AM  
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2017-08-17 03:40:10 AM  
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2017-08-17 03:54:23 AM  

Duke of Madness Motors: It's not surprising, these guys hate each other only slightly less than they hate everyone else.


It's deliberate.

Donald was known to assemble business staffs during his casino bankrupting days in Atlantic City and set each person against the others.
 
2017-08-17 04:16:30 AM  
Not only is this a gratifyingly hilarious confirmation of how the real elitists Bannon and Trump feel about his rube supporters, it could really take the piss out of some of the remaining radical right thugs that delusionally thought they could actually get a wave of violent kkk/nazi rallies off the ground.

Fewer police reports, less risk to the public.  Reporter came through.
 
2017-08-17 04:39:25 AM  
Wake me up when things start making sense again please.
 
2017-08-17 05:03:07 AM  

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For a second I thought that was Bub from Day of the Dead and got a bit confused.
 
2017-08-17 05:06:33 AM  
I might believe it when he goes on camera and explicitly calls them out. Otherwise, he has a proven track record of his views, and this is spin.
 
2017-08-17 05:23:29 AM  
We all know who the leader of the clowns is. Donald McRonald.
Pennywise isn't even a close second.
 
2017-08-17 05:53:11 AM  
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2017-08-17 06:13:43 AM  
My best guess is that he was on a bender, booze or otherwise, and decided that the moment had come to cast the die, cross the Rubicon, storm the citadel, etc., and regain his position.

In hindsight, it's not looking like such a smart move.
 
2017-08-17 06:56:03 AM  

Scanty Em: My best guess is that he was on a bender, booze or otherwise, and decided that the moment had come to cast the die, cross the Rubicon, storm the citadel, etc., and regain his position.

In hindsight, it's not looking like such a smart move.


Nah, he asked for an in-person. So, not on a bender.

Bannon usually signals via leaks. But this time, he needed to signal Don Stupido. The Don knows Bannon has him by the orange balls - Bannon can get that core 30 million or so tea partiers to turn on Trump as a RINO, sekrit Dimmycrat in a heartbeat.

So Bannon is telling him: cut the Nazis loose. Stop trying to fight culture wars, the Moral Majority already rode that in to the ground.

Get back to economic populism. The xenophobia is a feature, but only as a means to a tariff-filled end. Write off the core racists like the Dems wrote off the Dixiecrats. You need to hold Michigan, not Mississippi.
 
2017-08-17 07:19:25 AM  
This is a resignation letter.
Just like Poochie.
 
2017-08-17 07:22:59 AM  
So he just wants to keep minorities down using economics and the law because violence looks bad on tv.?
 
2017-08-17 08:05:51 AM  
He and Milo created the alt-right linguistic mess when they decided to co-opt the term to mean something like "the new, irreverent, rule-breaking conservatives," rather than Spencer's white nationalism. It really backfired on them.
 
2017-08-17 08:17:08 AM  

Notorious C.A.W.: Once Breitbart releases an article criticizing Bannon for this, the circle will be complete, the hell-mouth will open, and shrieking demons will drag us all into the sulfuric pits of hell by our toenails.

Still hope to see it.


img.fark.net
 
2017-08-17 08:28:01 AM  
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2017-08-17 08:39:38 AM  
Well, he's pissed, of course, because the far-right can't follow the script.
 
2017-08-17 08:42:33 AM  

lilbjorn: Well, he's pissed, of course, because the far-right can't follow the script.


It's always the way. Even in cartoons... the villain's nefarious plots are always foiled by his bumbling henchmen.
 
2017-08-17 08:49:07 AM  

Lady J: lilbjorn: Well, he's pissed, of course, because the far-right can't follow the script.

It's always the way. Even in cartoons... the villain's nefarious plots are always foiled by his bumbling henchmen.


Or those meddling neo-fascist kids.
 
2017-08-17 09:16:36 AM  
Even if he is cast out, which I doubt happens, this pig still has plenty of Nazi advisors at his side.
 
2017-08-17 10:09:29 AM  
He should know, he's been collecting them.

Seriously, people, just because someone exploits you for their own personal benefit, that doesn't mean they respect you.

Evangelicals, take note.
 
2017-08-17 10:53:38 AM  

davidphogan: fusillade762: scottydoesntknow: Weird how he didn't say "alt-right"...

Also weird how it took 4 days for him to crawl out of his refrigerator box on the White House lawn to make a statement.

I think it's weird that he made a statement at all.

Since he's now claiming it was off the record I don't think he meant to make a statement at all.


From a different article about this:
"Steve Bannon is not exactly Bambi when it comes to dealing with the press," Kuttner said. "He's probably the most media-savvy person in America."
 
2017-08-17 10:59:45 AM  
He's a repulsive human being but he's not wrong - the neo nazis and klan are a collection of clowns (sometimes dangerous, but in small ways, and they are really really stupid and ridiculous people).  And there's this gem which is very very true - "The longer they talk about identity politics, I got 'em," he said. "I want them to talk about racism every day. If the left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the Democrats." That's what happened in the 2016 election, and until it stops being true, the Democrats might need to start paying attention to what the right is up to and DO something about it.  Democrats are still being moved around the board by reacting to the Republican agenda instead of setting their own.
 
2017-08-17 11:13:56 AM  

Catlenfell: This is a resignation letter.
Just like Poochie.


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2017-08-17 11:30:18 AM  

davidphogan: fusillade762: scottydoesntknow: Weird how he didn't say "alt-right"...

Also weird how it took 4 days for him to crawl out of his refrigerator box on the White House lawn to make a statement.

I think it's weird that he made a statement at all.

Since he's now claiming it was off the record I don't think he meant to make a statement at all.


Remember this?
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He retweeted it, then he deleted it. He retweeted it to signal his support to fascists, then he deleted the retweet to maintain plausible deniability about being a fascist. Now Bannon insults the far-right so that regular conservatives will tolerate his presence in the White House, then backpedals to indicate to the far-right that it's all just politics. This is clearly becoming their typical M.O.. Conservatives will allow themselves to be fooled because to do otherwise would require them to ask themselves some uncomfortable questions. Fascists aren't fooled, and don't have to be, because they understand the game.
 
2017-08-17 02:45:43 PM  

cefm: He's a repulsive human being but he's not wrong - the neo nazis and klan are a collection of clowns (sometimes dangerous, but in small ways, and they are really really stupid and ridiculous people).  And there's this gem which is very very true - "The longer they talk about identity politics, I got 'em," he said. "I want them to talk about racism every day. If the left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the Democrats." That's what happened in the 2016 election, and until it stops being true, the Democrats might need to start paying attention to what the right is up to and DO something about it.  Democrats are still being moved around the board by reacting to the Republican agenda instead of setting their own.


No goddamn kidding. It's pissing me off something fierce.
 
2017-08-17 03:15:37 PM  

fusillade762: scottydoesntknow: Weird how he didn't say "alt-right"...

Also weird how it took 4 days for him to crawl out of his refrigerator box on the White House lawn to make a statement.

I think it's weird that he made a statement at all.


Not weird. Falling on a grenade for Dear  Leader.  Causing a distraction. Sowing confusion among their enemies. He knows he is going to be forced out of the W shiate House soon due to public outcry. Or, now that  he has 'accidentally' revealed his disdain for the alt right to a left leaning publication, maybe he will keep his job. Either way win  for the baddies. Keeping us confused and running in circles and wearing ourselves out with anger and tears until they can slip the knife in.
 
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