Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Why The Mooch is Gone

First, even the Weather Channel chimed in. Jim Cantore said this morning that Tropical Storm Emily, which was rather short-lived as a tropical storm, lasted longer than the Mooch, who apparently was frog-marched out of the White House yesterday.

I think Scaramucci was fired because he took on Steve Bannon. Bannon is the architect of Trump's moves to subvert American democracy. Bannon is Trump's Rasputin. Bannon is the guy whose job is to keep the other haters of democracy and freedom in line behind Trump.

The firing of Prebius may have effects that Trump either doesn't foresee or doesn't care about. There is nobody in the White House, now, who has any real ties to the GOP as a party. Sooner or later, it's going to sink in to the congressional majority that their president doesn't give a shit about their party or any of them. Trump never has. it's all been about amassing power in order to make more money for his family and his cronies.

Trump's role model, if there is one, is Putin. Putin both demolished what democracy existed in Russia and, in the process, has made both himself and his circle incredibly wealthy. Allegedly, Putin is the richest man in the world. And it's probably a good bet that business acumen had nothing to do with it.

So Trump looks at Putin, sees how rich Putin has made himself, then looks at the relative size of the two national economies. Trump may think that if Putin could amass a $200 billion fortune, Trump could do much better. If there is a single motivating force in Trump's head, it's greed. So if he has to destroy American democracy in order to be the first trillionaire, Trump will make the decision to do that in a picosecond.

Bannon is a necessary player for that to happen.

The Republicans int he congress could stop Trump, of course. But Trump's cooking them like if he was slowly boiling a frog. By the time they figure out what is happening, it'll be too late for them.

And for us.


deadstick said...

From the "too good to be true" department: according to one leak, Mooch confronted Kelly with "I don't report to you", and Kelly replied "You're fuckin A you don't."

The New York Crank said...

Methinks you ascribe to much forethought and strategy to the Trump camp. The Donald does what he does because that's what he feels like doing at the moment. Yeah, maybe Bannon whispered in The Donald's ear. But maybe it was Kelly. Or maybe it was Fox and Friends. Or maybe it was sun spots. And did I mention Ivanka?

All theories work equally well in this White House because there is no rational basis for anything. Therefore, anything goes.

Yours very crankily,
The New York Crank

Tod Germanica said...

NY Crank, you nailed it. Ever tried to reason with someone who has trouble thinking? Right, doesn't work. trump's mind is to disordered for logical thought, it's 100% stream of conscience ness rants like any other stage three syphilitic.

B said...

Subvert Democracy?

Wow, what a poor bit of logic. TDS at it's finest there.

It isn't like Barry didn't try to subvert our Democracy (and Constitution) over his reign either though. Our system held him in check, and it'l hold Trump in check if he ever, you know, actually does try to subvert our Democracy (which it isn't, BTW....)

Dark Avenger said...

Who are we to believe, B? You or the lying MSM?

B said...

Or just an op ed there? 'Cause it wasn't, you know, a news piece.
And why would you believe the MSM? It isn't like they don't have an agenda.

Unless, of course, it fits your preconceived notions. Then it is, of course, ok.