From Reuters here:
In recent days, Bannon had told friends he is worth tens of millions of dollars, is a worldwide leader in the populist-nationalist movement that propelled Trump to power, and could go back to Breitbart, which he refers to as a “killing machine”, or perhaps other endeavors financed by the family of hedge-fund tycoon Robert Mercer, his longtime ally.
It would seem more useful to go after billionaire racist Mercer who funds Republican races nationally than to pressure Spotify to take white supremacist music off their streaming service.
Mercer dumped lots of dough into Breitbart so he’s at the center of whipping up the racist bullshit.
Why don’t you haul this guy out of his hedge fund headquarters and drag him behind a pickup truck for a few miles. Then you will have accomplished something.
From CNBC here:
But despite distancing themselves from the president, many Republicans still want to see tax reform enacted. “There’s a lot of agreement on the need for tax reform, and so this is still doable,” Fagen said, “although certainly it’s gotten much more difficult” because of “the infighting in the West Wing [and] the events at Charlottesville.”
I know when I feel bummed out about America and think about how things might be better for normal Americans I usually end up in one place:
Hey, cut taxes for rich fuckers, that will really help my shit out. Don’t give me affordable great healthcare, don’t stop these endless wars, cut taxes on people who don’t give a shit about me or my family and I will be thrilled!
From CNBC here:
Goldman Sachs CEO Blankfein: ‘Isolate those who try to separate us’
This from a billionaire bank honcho who has spent his life separating people from their money and whose colleague Mr. Steve Mnuchin has made a vast fortune separating Americans from their homes!
This is one of the main benefits of identity politics. It gives financial predators like Blankfein the opportunity to look reasonable while taking extremely important economic issues off the table.
Just as the Nazis in Germany rose during a time of economic hardship wouldn’t it be fair to give Mr. Blankfein a small piece of karma pie for helping to create the economic conditions that make it easier to draw dissatisfied Americans into racist groups?
I think so.
Headline from Clinton bootlicker Michael Tomasky at the Daily Beast here:
The 2020 Democratic Purity Olympics Are Already Underway
The Bernie Sanders supporters attacking Kamala Harris are itching to refight 2016 and demand a level of purity that, lo and behold, only one candidate can possibly attain.
This mainstream Democratic commentator has a lot of balls getting in Sanders’ supporters’ faces after his horse ran one of the worst political races in the American history.
From Bloomberg here:
“Whatever fake news may come our way, my entire team will continue to focus all our efforts to advance the president’s agenda and see him re-elected in 2020,’’ Pence said. “Any suggestion otherwise is both laughable and absurd.”
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, who at one time worked as a pollster for Pence, said Trump “plans on being a two-term president.’’ On ABC’s “This Week’’ on Sunday, Conway rejected any suggestion that Pence is running “a shadow campaign’’ to position himself for the presidency.
Ah, even Jesus Pence is on the fake news train! #tiresome.
I wouldn’t go so far as William S. Burroughs and say you can never trust a religious son of a bitch, but I wouldn’t trust this religious son of a bitch Pence.
He’s an iller bitch than Trump because you can’t see inside that manicured Christian fascist wrapper.
Didn’t George W. Bush look relatively decent and aw shucks? And we know he turned out to be a very capable war criminal.