Other Voices | Wednesdays Wars: Hang in there Steve Bannon

Published on Dec 6, 2016

I’m starting to really like Steve Bannon, Trump’s pick to be Chief Strategist on the White House Staff. Sort of like what Karl Rove was for GWB.

It’s not like it’s a man crush or anything. I’m still loyal to John Stockton, former point guard for the Utah Jazz, Patriots Coach Bill Belichik, and my main man, Barack Hussein Obama. Did I tell you he’s the only guy since Eisenhower to get over 51% of the popular vote twice?

Up until a couple of months ago, I wouldn’t have known Bannon from a cord of wood. That’s an old Tip O’Neill line … another guy I really liked.

The Tut Tut Caucus is coming for Bannon. Because he’s slotted for the President’s Staff, he doesn’t have to go through Senate confirmation. Confirmation Hearings are where Senators demonstrate that you cannot serve six years in the Senate and not become a complete jerk … (Obama got out just in the nick of time).

So, what’s their problem with Bannon? The usual package … insensitivity amounting to prejudice on race, religion, and gender that disqualifies him from polite company, never mind service on the President’s Staff.

Who’s leading the charge against him? The Queen of Correct Rachel Maddow, of course, backed up by 650 female graduates of Harvard Business School and Wall Street Journal Columnist Bret Stephens, to name three.

Rachel Maddow. I don’t watch Rachel Maddow very often. I’ve observed from prior viewing that her specialty seems to be exposing conservative Christians in the act of un-Christian behavior. She has no qualms about identifying wrongdoers as Christians while pointing out their misdeeds. Good for her. Apparently the job pays well.

If misbehavior is present in the Jewish Community, it tends to escape Rachel’s notice. Whether that has anything to do with the ownership of her TV network (Comcast) and its controlling shareholder, Brian Roberts, I have no way of knowing. Continue Reading……….

6 thoughts on “Other Voices | Wednesdays Wars: Hang in there Steve Bannon”

  1. You must be kidding.
    Mississippi needs more racists, sexists, haters…. have in there , Steve. The KKK is here to help.

  2. Ah Rachel, good to hear from you. Your communication to my last post was quite brief. But here you’ve given me a little more to work with.

    I’ll have to accept, for the time being, that you’re not with me as I give the benefit of the doubt to Steve Bannon.

    I’m heartened that you have not expressed disapproval of some of my other favorite people. Namely:
    John Stockton, Bill Belichick and Barack Obama. I’ll just have to take the small victories where and when I can find them.

    1. Tom, you’re breaking all sorts of local stereotypes as to what a “northeastern liberal” is supposed to believe. Great stuff.

      1. Hey Doug, thanks and thanks for what you do. I have a lot of Groucho Marx in me…I’d never join a club that would let someone like me in it.

        Steve Bannon is an interesting piece of work. He got rich at Goldman Sachs and richer buying a piece of the syndication rights to “Seinfeld”. He gives loyalty to the people he has worked with and gets it in return.

        He could end up being Trump’s smartest and sanest guy in the room.

        1. Tom, Tom I do believe you are finally buying into conservative media, conservative thoughts and therefore appropriately bashing Hil-lie-ry pusher ,Madcow…..

          And when you see the stock market rise and put some extra $$$ in yo’ pocket after Trump takes office it won’t be long before you will renounce yo’ hero, whose terrible AHC with all its lies in his first two years, set the stage for our economy’s slow recovery…..

          Yo’ are now living up to yo’ name of Tom Terrific and yo’ wonder dog, The Mighty Manfred, I bet is mighty proud of you when yo’ take him for his walkies.

          1. Hey Tight, always good to hear from you.

            You’ve probably heard the old saw about stockbrokers…”they never get rich because they don’t believe their own BS.”

            Believe it or not, Bannon is a deep thinker and believes what he has said. He believes in the Judeo-Christian ethic and that Capitalism is the best vehicle to elevate the middle class.
            He made money at the intersection of investment banking and media (an environment
            that doesn’t reward shrinking violets) but he dresses like he’s homeless and drives an old
            car.

            I think he could hold his own in a civilized conversation with Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders
            and Warren Buffet. Maybe you could set that up, Tight. Table for four (or six) at Antoine’s.

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