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Old 01-30-17, 11:26 AM   #26
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I figure Bannon must have something on Trump to have as much power as he does. I don't for a minute think that Trump is smart enough to have a fall guy in him. And any other person would be fired over the next week because the press is talking about how Bannon is pulling the strings, and Trump's ego can't take that.
I think Trump is just dumb. He doesn't know what he's doing but he can't admit it. So Bannon whispers in his ear and he says "okay" and that's that.

How many times has Trump talked tough but then backed way off when actually confronted? He rips Obama for years but then smiles and shakes his hand and praises him at the White House. He talks tough about Mexico, goes to visit, pussies out on talking about the wall and then lies later about how tough he was. And once he's back safely in his golden tower, he starts the shit again.
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I waffle back and forth between Rasputin and Joseph Goebbels Jr.
I'm still unconvinced that Bannon is some Lannisterian mastermind who plays eleven-dimensional chess while the rest of us are playing checkers. His strategy so far has been ham-handed, and if not for the Russian assist, would've failed. He's dangerous, but not particularly cunning.

More of a Piers Gaveston than Rasputin or Goebbels.
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I'm still unconvinced that Bannon is some Lannisterian mastermind who plays eleven-dimensional chess while the rest of us are playing checkers. His strategy so far has been ham-handed, and if not for the Russian assist, would've failed. He's dangerous, but not particularly cunning.

More of a Piers Gaveston than Rasputin or Goebbels.
He has his hands on the levers of power and his world view is all sorts of fucked up.
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Man, when even the mods are calling you a fascist ...
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I think Trump is just dumb. He doesn't know what he's doing but he can't admit it. So Bannon whispers in his ear and he says "okay" and that's that.

How many times has Trump talked tough but then backed way off when actually confronted? He rips Obama for years but then smiles and shakes his hand and praises him at the White House. He talks tough about Mexico, goes to visit, pussies out on talking about the wall and then lies later about how tough he was. And once he's back safely in his golden tower, he starts the shit again.
He's reactional rather than thoughtful. He seems to make policy based on what is being said on TV. If the media were smart, they would be talking about how Bannon is the real power and see what Trump does.
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He's reactional rather than thoughtful. He seems to make policy based on what is being said on TV. If the media were smart, they would be talking about how Bannon is the real power and see what Trump does.
That's why everyone should refer to Bannon as Mr. President. If we can get SNL on board with this, Bannon will be unemployed by Sunday morning.
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He's reactional rather than thoughtful. He seems to make policy based on what is being said on TV. If the media were smart, they would be talking about how Bannon is the real power and see what Trump does.
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Agreed, #PresidentBannon started trending for a while.
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Bannon is very likely responsible for the slew of Executive Orders Trump has been issuing. He's apparently been drafting them on his own, without consultation with the White House Office of Legal Councel.
I think Bannon is awful. That said, I hadn't heard this part before. Can you point me to a source? If substantiated, that's very disturbing.
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Like most grifters, Bannon has switched careers many times in his life. At one point, he lived in Hollywood and tried to break into films. For some reason, that didn't work out.

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The flag fluttering above the U.S. Capitol is emblazoned with a crescent and star. Chants of “Allahu Akbar” rise from inside the building.

That’s the provocative opening scene of a documentary-style movie outlined 10 years ago by Stephen K. Bannon that envisioned radical Muslims taking over the country and remaking it into the “Islamic States of America,” according to a document describing the project obtained by The Washington Post.

The outline shows how Bannon, years before he became a strategist for President Trump and helped draft last week’s order restricting travel from seven mostly Muslim countries, sought to issue a warning about the threat posed by radical Muslims as well as their “enablers among us.” Although driven by the “best intentions,” the outline says, institutions such as the media, the Jewish community and government agencies were appeasing jihadists aiming to create an Islamic republic.

The eight-page draft, written in 2007 during Bannon’s stint as a Hollywood filmmaker, proposed a three-part movie that would trace “the culture of intolerance” behind sharia law, examine the “Fifth Column” made up of “Islamic front groups” and identify the American enablers paving “the road to this unique hell on earth.”

The outline, titled, “Destroying the Great Satan: The Rise of Islamic Facism [sic] in America,” lists Bannon as the movie’s director, as well as its co-writer with his longtime writing partner Julia Jones. The title page includes the line “A Film By Stephen K. Bannon” in capital letters.

Jones, reached by The Post, declined to discuss the contents of the document in detail but confirmed its authenticity. She added that it was essentially Bannon’s product.

“It was all his words,” Jones said.

A White House spokeswoman declined to comment. Bannon did not respond to several requests for comment.

The film proposal included as possible on-air experts two analysts who went on to advise Trump, although their names are misspelled in the document: Walid Phares, a Lebanese-born Maronite Christian who has warned that jihadists are posing as civil rights advocates, and Heritage Foundation security expert James Jay Carafano, who has defended Trump’s executive order.

Phares could not be reached for comment. A Heritage spokesman said Carafano was not familiar with the project.

The outline offered an early glimpse of Bannon’s belief that the West and “supremacist” Islam are headed for a “fundamental clash of civilizations,” as the outline said. He later expressed this view publicly as chief of Breitbart News, a site that often features articles about radical Islamists and has provided a platform for the alt-right, a small, far-right movement that seeks a whites-only state.

“We are in an outright war against jihadist Islamic fascism,” he said at a 2014 talk via Skype to a group at the Vatican, according to a transcript first published by BuzzFeed. “And this war is, I think, metastasizing far quicker than governments can handle it.”

“I believe you should take a very, very, very aggressive stance against radical Islam,” he added, citing ancient battles between Christian and Islamic forces.

Trump, who has known Bannon since 2011, has voiced similar views about the threats posed by jihadist Muslims. During the campaign, he called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on” and said that there is a “great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population.”

At Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, Trump showed sympathy for Muslim victims of terrorism, saying that “peace-loving Muslims” have been “brutalized” by the Islamic State.

One of Trump’s first acts as president was to issue last week’s travel limits, which temporarily bar travelers from Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Libya and Yemen. Administration officials have said the order is not a “Muslim ban” but is instead targeted at countries whose citizens pose the greatest terrorism risk. However, none of those countries are the birthplace of terrorists who committed recent attacks in the United States connected to extremist Islamist ideology, unlike Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Pakistan.

Trump officials are now considering designating as a foreign terrorist organization the Muslim Brotherhood, one of the oldest Islamist organizations in the Middle East, even though experts have said it does not pose a threat to the United States.

The 2007 film summary calls the Muslim Brotherhood “the foundation of modern terrorism.”

Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who reviewed the outline for The Post, called it “propaganda” that was “designed to generate hate against not just Islamists, not just extremists, but Muslims writ large.”

“There’s no way you can look at this and Steve Bannon’s other comments and remarks and say Steve Bannon is a friend of American Muslims,” said Hamid, author of “Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World.”

“It’s remarkable that someone involved with a film like this is at the center of power at the White House,” he added.

Tim Watkins, a producer involved in discussions with Bannon about the project, rejected the idea that the film was driven by anti-Muslim bias.

“This is not because Bannon had a hate or dislike for Muslims,” Watkins said. “I believe that he believed that no society is without its radical fringes.”

Watkins said that he and Bannon met with Steven Emerson, author of the 2002 book “American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us” and founder of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, at an Italian restaurant in Washington and discussed the project. After hearing about Emerson’s research, Watkins said he came up with the idea for the opening sequence featuring the reconstituted American flag flying over the Capitol dome.

“Based on what I heard, it seemed like a documentary in the making,” Watkins said.

Emerson, whose book asserted many Muslim institutions in the West provided ideological support for militants, was listed as an executive producer on the proposal. A section of the film was to be drawn from Emerson’s research archives, according to the document.

“Steve Bannon and I definitely had some interaction at some point about a film, due to a mutual interest in the threat of radical Islamism,” Emerson wrote in an email, describing himself as someone who deeply respects Islam. He added that he did not recall ever seeing the outline, which he said contained material that was not drawn from his work.

“I believe there is a witch hunt and campaign of character assassination being waged against Steve Bannon for his comments against radical Islam like there has been waged against me for many years in order to silence critics of radical Islam,” he said.

The outline used stark language to spell out the dangers posed by Islamist jihadists.

“The ideology is scary, and its ideologues will frighten small children as we bring to light an unbroken chain of ‘thinkers’ who epitomize the culture of hate,” the outline reads.

Part of the film would detail “the rise of a global holy war — financed by the cash flow of oil — to attach and destroy western civilization,” according to the outline.

The proposal names two dozen conservative writers and terrorism experts who could serve as potential on-screen guests, including Robert Spencer, director of the Jihad Watch website, labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-Muslim propagandist.

In an email, Spencer rejected that term as “a smear,” adding that he is “no more anti-Muslim than critics of Nazism were anti-German.”

Spencer, who has written for Breitbart and was interviewed by Bannon on its daily radio show, said he did not recall any discussions about the 2007 film proposal. But he said that he found Bannon “to be brilliant and extraordinarily well-informed about both the history and doctrines of Islam.”

The outline warns about “front groups and disingenuous Muslim Americans who preach reconciliation and dialogue in the open but, behind the scenes, advocate hatred and contempt for the West.”

It names the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America as examples of such “cultural jihadists.”

The proposal also lists other “enablers,” including The Post, the New York Times, NPR, “Universities and the Left,” the “American Jewish Community,” the ACLU, the CIA, the FBI, the State Department and the White House.

“The road to the establishment of an Islamic Republic in the United States starts slowly and subtly with the loss of the will to win,” the outline reads. “The road to this unique hell on earth is paved with the best intentions from our major institutions. This political/accommodation/appeasement approach is not simply a function of any one individual’s actions but lies at the heart of our most important cultural and political institutions.”

Bannon’s work on the “Great Satan” project came after the release of his well-received 2004 Ronald Reagan biopic “In the Face of Evil.” That film contained a coda that warned about the threat of “the beast” during a montage of Muslims praying, terrorist camps and people falling to their deaths from the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Bannon then produced political documentaries including “Border War: The Battle Over Illegal Immigration”; “Generation Zero,” an examination of the global economic crisis; and “Battle for America,” which hammered an “out-of-touch, arrogant, and ever-expanding central government.”

It’s unclear why “Great Satan” was never produced. Jones, a political liberal who was Bannon’s screenwriting partner for 16 years, said that after helping him type up the proposal, she did not work on it any further.


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I think Bannon is awful. That said, I hadn't heard this part before. Can you point me to a source? If substantiated, that's very disturbing.

Here you go.


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The policy team at the White House developed the executive order on refugees and visas, and largely avoided the traditional interagency process that would have allowed the Justice Department and homeland security agencies to provide operational guidance, according to numerous officials who spoke to CNN on Saturday.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Department of Homeland Security leadership saw the final details shortly before the order was finalized, government officials said.

Friday night, DHS arrived at the legal interpretation that the executive order restrictions applying to seven countries -- Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen -- did not apply to people with lawful permanent residence, generally referred to as green card holders.

The White House overruled that guidance overnight, according to officials familiar with the rollout. That order came from the President's inner circle, led by Stephen Miller and Steve Bannon.
Their decision held that, on a case by case basis, DHS could allow green card holders to enter the US.
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In fairness, that article does not really substantiate what you said. It's about the travel ban order specifically, it does not state that Bannon drafted it "on his own" and it offers conflicting accounts of whether and when legal council reviewed the order. Your statement implied all or most of the executive orders released so far have been drafted exclusively by him with no consultation at all. I just don't see anything in that article substantively backing up those claims.

Bannon clearly has his disgusting hands tightly around the marionette strings, at least on the travel ban EO, but accuracy in talking about these things matters now more than ever in my opinion, given how much misdirection, rumor-mongering and disinformation the Trump camp employs. I think it is more detrimental than helpful to stoop to their level.
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Man, when even the mods are calling you a fascist ...
I doubt that Bannon has time right now to keep up with DVDTalk political forum...

Maybe by March, but not right now.

Now, Hassan Rouhani, on the other hand...



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Some more details about what happened last weekend -- Bannon tried to steamroll General Kelly and got his ass handed to him.

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On the evening of Saturday, Jan. 28, as airport protests raged over President Trump’s executive order on immigration, the man charged with implementing the order, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, had a plan. He would issue a waiver for lawful permanent residents, a.k.a. green-card holders, from the seven majority-Muslim countries whose citizens had been banned from entering the United States.

White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon wanted to stop Kelly in his tracks. Bannon paid a personal and unscheduled visit to Kelly’s Department of Homeland Security office to deliver an order: Don’t issue the waiver. Kelly, according to two administration officials familiar with the confrontation, refused to comply with Bannon’s instruction.
That was the beginning of a weekend of negotiations among senior Trump administration staffers that led, on Sunday, to a decision by Trump to temporarily freeze the issuance of executive orders.

The confrontation between Bannon and Kelly pitted a political operator against a military disciplinarian. Respectfully but firmly, the retired general and longtime Marine told Bannon that despite his high position in the White House and close relationship with Trump, the former Breitbart chief was not in Kelly’s chain of command, two administration officials said. If the president wanted Kelly to back off from issuing the waiver, Kelly would have to hear it from the president directly, he told Bannon.

Bannon left Kelly’s office without getting satisfaction. Trump didn’t call Kelly to tell him to hold off. Kelly issued the waiver late Saturday night, although it wasn’t officially announced until the following day.

That did not end the dispute. At approximately 2 a.m. Sunday morning, according to the two officials, a conference call of several top officials was convened to discuss the ongoing confusion over the executive order and the anger from Cabinet officials over their lack of inclusion in the process in advance.

On the call were Bannon, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, White House Counsel Donald McGahn, national security adviser Michael Flynn, Kelly, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State designee Rex Tillerson, who had not yet been confirmed.


One White House official and one administration official told me that Kelly, Mattis and Tillerson presented a united front and complained about the process that led to the issuance of the immigration executive order, focusing on their near-complete lack of consultation as well as the White House’s reluctance to make what they saw as common-sense revisions, such as exempting green-card holders.

Bannon and Miller pushed back, defending the White House’s actions and explaining that the process and substance of the order had been kept to a close circle because the Trump administration had not yet installed its own officials in key government roles and other officials were still getting settled into place.

Flynn, according to the White House official, partially sided with the Cabinet officials, arguing that they should be included in the process, even if the White House ultimately decided not to adopt their recommendations.

“Flynn’s argument was a process argument, that we are unnecessarily putting these guys in a tough position,” the White House official said. “If you are going to ignore them, you have to at least give them a chance to say their piece.”

Later on Sunday, a larger senior staff meeting was convened with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, senior adviser Jared Kushner and Trump himself, where all tried to make sense of the process and chart a path forward.

The president made a decision at that meeting that, following the already scheduled rollout of a executive order on regulatory reforms, all other executive orders would be held up until a process was established that included the input of key officials outside the White House.

“We have to evaluate the way we get input from the Cabinet secretaries affected before we do things,” the White House official said. The pause appeared to end on Friday, when Trump signed an executive order and a memorandum on financial regulation.

The weekend’s events were the first major dust-up between the White House political leadership and the powerful figures Trump has appointed to head the national security bureaucracies. The Cabinet members stood up for themselves and their agencies and successfully pushed for a policy tweak that the administration later embraced in a memorandum to “clarify” the executive order.

The Cabinet members also demonstrated that they had something to offer the White House besides their policy input; they are the most credible spokespeople for controversial White House policies in the eyes of the public. On Tuesday, Kelly gave the White House badly needed political cover by holding a press conference and strongly defending the immigration executive order.

“This is not, I repeat, not, a ban on Muslims,” Kelly said. “We cannot gamble with American lives. I will not gamble with American lives. These orders are a matter of national security, and it is my sworn responsibility as secretary of homeland security to protect and defend the American people,” he said.

He said the DHS would implement the order “humanely,” that the DHS lawyers had been involved in preparing the order and that he did have some advance notice, denying reports he found out about it being signed while he was on an airplane. “We knew it was coming. It wasn’t a surprise,” Kelly said.

Minutes later, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters at the daily briefing that “there was proper coordination and preparation” between the White House and the DHS.

If the White House is now serious about working with the Cabinet, that’s a positive sign and means that this series of events had a constructive impact on policymaking. But there’s a good chance that this won’t be the last time Kelly, Mattis and Tillerson will have to confront Bannon and Miller. Score their first battle as a tie.
This reinforces my belief that while Bannon is dangerous, he's far from being a Machiavellian genius. Who the hell thinks he can browbeat a retired Marine Corps general into submission?
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The Washington Post has an amazing article on Bannon's living arrangements over the last few years (including the revelation that he's a current subject of a criminal investigation in Florida), but this bit stands out:

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Padlocks had been placed on interior doors — or the doors had been removed altogether. A hot tub was destroyed.

“[E]ntire Jacuzzi bathtub seems to have been covered in acid,” the landlord wrote in the February 2015 email to Bannon.

“I’m out of town,” Bannon replied. “is there any way u can talk with Diane and sort things out ???”
I can think of several explanations for a bathtub full of acid, and none of them are good.
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I can think of several explanations for a bathtub full of acid, and none of them are good.
Best case scenario, he was neutralizing all the tiny STD's floating around in there.
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Best case scenario, he was neutralizing all the tiny STD's floating around in there.
More likely he was smuggling an unquarantined biosample from LV-426 but had to kill it after it gestated in the belly of Andrew Breitbart.
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The Washington Post has an amazing article on Bannon's living arrangements over the last few years (including the revelation that he's a current subject of a criminal investigation in Florida), but this bit stands out:



I can think of several explanations for a bathtub full of acid, and none of them are good.
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The Washington Post has an amazing article on Bannon's living arrangements over the last few years (including the revelation that he's a current subject of a criminal investigation in Florida), but this bit stands out:



I can think of several explanations for a bathtub full of acid, and none of them are good.
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