Meltdown

May 17, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Comey Firing

Reporters in the WH are saying they don’t know which way to lean to overhear staff trying to grapple with the tsunami of crises of Trump’s own making.  Monday night, the shoutfest between Bannon, Spicer, and Huckabee Sanders was so loud that comms staff turned up televisions trying to drown it out.

However, their boss is going to assure that the Daily Crisis will continue.  Trump is a moron; he thought it was a good idea to take on the intelligence community?  The FBI?  That’s just plain stupid and simply political suicide by bureaucracy.  Comey was a prosecutor.  These people raise evidence gathering and note taking to an art form.  You know that this snippet from one memo is just the tip of a giant iceberg and that iceberg is only going to get larger.  In the meantime, Trump’s inner circle is getting thrown under the bus one at a time on virtually a daily basis.  The ONLY staffer who carried any weight was H.R. McMaster, but that’s over after his performance in front of the West Wing entrance the other day.

And it’s only going to get worse.  With top staffers at each others’ throats, it’s only a matter of time before the entire West Wing melts down.  If Trump survives this latest crisis, he will be so damaged that his legislative agenda will grind to a halt.  He responds so poorly to perceived slights that you KNOW he’ll tweet out some other stupid declaration that will turn his scandals into a perpetual motion machine.

You have to ask yourself why anyone with any integrity would be a part of this fiasco.  Why are wealthy and influential people staying in, much less groveling like Tillerson did on MTP last Sunday?  It’s mind blowing to watch these otherwise smart people hang on while the WH turns into Fukushima on the Potomac.  The longer they do, the more they will get irradiated from this meltdown.

Trouble in Paradise? Breaking News

April 05, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Uh oh.  Maybe nothing, but maybe something.

President Trump has removed chief White House strategist Steve Bannon from his role on the National Security Council (NSC), according to a regulatory filing dated Tuesday.

Bannon in January was elevated to a position on the NSC principals committee, in a shakeup of the council. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and director of national intelligence had their roles downgraded in the move.

The Joint Chiefs chairman and intelligence director are having their roles on the principals committee restored …

Oh hell, we gotta read tea leaves and tweets to know what’s going on.

My only concern is that he’ll appoint Ivanka.

UPDATE:

Reasons Bannon was taken off the Council:

  1.  Did not realize that sobriety was important for the meetings.
  2. Kept yelling “Incoming!” at the meetings and making fun of whoever got under the table first.
  3. Geography was not his strong suit.
  4. His turn to sleep with Putin.
  5. Suggested adding one of those “Protected by ADT” stickers on the door and call it a day.

Come on, guys, you can come up with some.

 

Trump’s Toady

March 30, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

If this is true, and I highly suspect it is, Nunes not only needs to resign as committee chairman, he needs to resign as congressman.

As we suspected, the person who leaked the report to Nunes is Michael Ellis, a former staff member of the Intelligence Committee and closely tied to Nunes.  But, there’s been another official identified.

[Ezra] Cohen-Watnick is a former Defense Intelligence Agency official who was originally brought to the White House by Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser. The officials said that this month, shortly after Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter about being wiretapped on the orders of President Barack Obama, Mr. Cohen-Watnick began reviewing highly classified reports detailing the intercepted communications of foreign officials.

What the fool tarnation is Flynn’s guy, who is often described as his protege, still doing there?  And why are we paying our tax money for him to spend time reviewing “highly classified reports” to try to support Trump’s wacko theory?  How do we know he’s not also reviewing those documents to support Flynn?

And here’s why I think that.

After H.R. McMaster was chosen as the new National Security Adviser, The Washington Post reported that McMaster told Cohen-Watnick that he would be moved to another job. U.S. officials told the Post that CIA Director Mike Pompeo told McMaster that those in the intelligence community didn’t think the young Cohen-Watnick was “up to the job.”

According to Politico, which first reported on this incident, Cohen-Watnick then went to Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner. Two days after McMaster told him he would get a new job, Cohen-Watnick was back in the same place Flynn put him in.

So the new National Security Advisor wanted to fire him but Kushner and Bannon wanted him back in his old job.  He’s 30 years old. What the hell? Does anydamnbody know who is in charge?

I am telling you this one damn thing – this Nunes thing stinks like he’s got a goat under each arm and a pocketful of week old crawfish.

I Am A Tad Nervous

February 23, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Okay, so today Steve Bannon spoke at CPAC and reassured everybody that everything is hunky dory at the White House.  Really.  Seriously. Just fine. Fit as a fiddle.

Bannon, along with White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, spoke Thursday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in their latest attempt to dispel notions that they are combative rivals fighting for power in the West Wing.

“I can run a little hot,” Bannon said. “The only way this thing works is that Reince is very steady.”

Holy crap. Holy crap. Holy crap. Holy crap. Holy crap. Holy crap. Holy crap. Holy crap. Holy crap.

Are you telling me that the only thing standing between me and total nuclear Armageddon is Reinse Priebus?

We’re gonna all die.

 

The New Head of National Security of the United States

January 30, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Fascism, Trump

Steve Bannon – white supremacist, anti-Semite.  Professional alt-right propagandist and liar. Permanent member of the National Security Council.

I’m so proud.  Aren’t you?

Judicial Branch Removed from whitehouse.gov

January 30, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Alternative Facts, Judiciary

Charles Johnson of the conservative website Little Green Footballs pointed out yesterday another alarming move by Cheeto Jesus’s administration – the removal of the judicial branch from the official website, whitehouse.gov.  Here’s the tweet from Johnson:

Steve Bannon, avowed racist and Cheeto’s extreme right hand man, is a big fan of Andrew Jackson, another white supremacist who defied the courts to maintain racist policies.  Looks like the ghost of Old Hickory is back; there’s even a portrait of Jackson now hanging in the Oval Office.  The removal of reference to the judicial branch on the website is not an oversight; it’s intentional and likely the first shot in a constitutional crisis that Bannon is trying to incite.  Here’s the web address so you can see for yourself.