What Happens To "Sloppy Steve" Bannon After "Fire And Fury"?

What happens to "Sloppy Steve"?

Rides off into the sunset
4
7%
Horrible injury and/or death
4
7%
Redemption and return to Donald's family
11
19%
Amps up and goes harder after Republicans
28
49%
Other
10
18%
 
Total votes: 57

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Re: What Happens To "Sloppy Steve" Bannon After "Fire And Fury"?

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Post by Orlylicious » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:57 pm

Robert Costa has a great story about Bannon's downfall. Thomas Cromwell? Well, horrible injury and/or death is one of the choices.

As of Saturday, Bannon was still at Breitbart’s Washington headquarters, a Capitol Hill townhouse known as the “Breitbart Embassy.” He lives upstairs, while the media operations are based downstairs. During his time in the White House, he told others that he was living in a high-rise building in Rosslyn, Va. It is unclear where he will live now.

As his prospects seemed to cloud in recent days, Bannon grew darkly wistful, two people close to him, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said. They said he referred to Thomas Cromwell as a historical parallel of sorts to his own experience in private conversations. Cromwell served as the high-profile adviser to King Henry VIII of England in the 16th century but fell out of favor and was executed.

Some conservatives who have worked closely with Bannon were harsh in response, all but writing his political obituary in the hours after the announcement. “He’s gone from the top of the mountain to the deepest valley, and it was all self-inflicted,” said veteran GOP strategist Edward J. Rollins, who has worked with Bannon and is chairman of Great America, a pro-Trump group. “Breitbart was his voice and it’s been taken away from him, leaving him with nothing.”

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, in a phone call from Rome, where his wife, Callista Gingrich, serves as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, was withering in his assessment, casting Bannon as a minor player. “The groundskeeper at the country club didn’t do a good job, so the president got a new groundskeeper,” Gingrich said, describing Bannon’s exit from the White House. When asked if he was calling Bannon a groundskeeper — those who tend to the greens and fairways at golf courses — Gingrich said, “Yes.”

“If you decide that you’re so important that you can take on the president’s daughter, son-in-law, and two sons, and you lose, it has a lot of consequences,” Gingrich said.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyl ... 8badc31c82



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Re: What Happens To "Sloppy Steve" Bannon After "Fire And Fury"?

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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:34 pm

On Lawrence O'Donnell's "Last Word" David Frum comes on and says he believes that Bannon is starting to leak damaging information about the Trump Administration cozying up to Russia in the early days of the Trump Presidency. No question Bannon is a racist and nativist and claims to be a populist (which he isn't). But he was never very comfortable with Trump getting closer to the Russkies.

Notwithstanding the worry warts here, Bannon's humiliation could be a good thing. The shit he knows may now hit the fan.



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Re: What Happens To "Sloppy Steve" Bannon After "Fire And Fury"?

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Post by Somerset » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:09 pm

I suspect Bannon may follow in Roger Stone's feetsteps.



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Re: What Happens To "Sloppy Steve" Bannon After "Fire And Fury"?

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Post by tencats » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:54 pm

Bannonfreude: how Breitbart (and the internet) immediately turned on Bannon
Last Wednesday on Infowars, Alex Jones’s conspiracy swamp, Paul Joseph Watson gleefully reported that Breitbart’s readers were dumping on him in the comment threads of the site’s own articles.

On one of the main internet hubs of pro-Trump sentiment, the notorious “The Donald” subreddit, Bannon’s erstwhile status was also under threat. Among the general jeering were a few expressions of ambivalence, or confusion: “Tough case. He does promote an America First agenda, no doubt, but he is also fully responsible for bringing a SNAKE into the WH.”
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In The Federalist, where the right attempts outreach to thinking millennials, Ben Domenech argued that the damaging book entirely reflected Bannon’s own biases and world view (“Wolff fawns over Bannon repeatedly in ways that ought to make even the most credulous reader blush”). He compared it to Hillary Clinton’s campaign memoir, and then went on to push the other theme that pro-Trump conservatives have been working – that it’s pure fantasy from top to bottom.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... -on-bannon



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Re: What Happens To "Sloppy Steve" Bannon After "Fire And Fury"?

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Re: What Happens To "Sloppy Steve" Bannon After "Fire And Fury"?

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Post by tencats » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:23 pm

Steve Bannon’s fall appears to delight nearly everyone
“Breitbart loses it’s chief honey badger.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the ... fde4fc4fa3
:snippity: The honey badger, in Internet lore, is a fearless weasel-like creature that terrorizes everything around it, then jams its face into a beehive. In case the metaphor isn’t obvious: Stephen K. Bannon built Breitbart News into a right-wing powerhouse, helped Donald Trump tear through the conservative establishment — and then got kicked out of power when the president turned on him.

Bannon didn’t resemble a honey badger so much as a dead horse after losing his job as chief White House strategist in August, then his job at Breitbart on Tuesday. And people across the political spectrum, regardless of ideology, seemed delighted to kick.

[The spectacular implosion of Steve Bannon]

“No personality in modern political history has so completely squandered an opportunity to be an influential force in American life, particularly in so short a period of time,” wrote Jonah Goldberg in the National Review, an old-school conservative magazine that Bannon delighted in attacking when he led Breitbart.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the ... fde4fc4fa3



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Re: What Happens To "Sloppy Steve" Bannon After "Fire And Fury"?

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Post by Notorial Dissent » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:45 pm

I'd say he has about run out of hands to bite, but I'm sure he'll find more. Nasty great pustulence.


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Re: What Happens To "Sloppy Steve" Bannon After "Fire And Fury"?

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Post by tencats » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:25 am

My gut feeling is in line with this.

How Bannon turned on Trump … and how their bromance may not be over

Roger Stone and other true believers say there was only going to be one winner. But they also say the ex-Breitbart chief’s influence is not dead yet.

Sat 13 Jan 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... oger-stone
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Two stars in the same orbit’
Bannon’s next move will be watched intensely. He is still living in the so-called “Breitbart embassy”, a Capitol Hill townhouse long used as the unofficial headquarters of the site. In the divorce, he is getting the real estate. His departure has freed him from having to work with Breitbart’s owners: Larry Solov, its chief executive, and Mercer. A source close to Bannon said: “If you look at his career, every six or seven years, he does the same thing. He’s very aggressive and likes to do things his own way.”

Some suspect that there will eventually be rapprochement with Trump. Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, said: “You saw two stars that came into the same orbit and fed off each other. Now you’re seeing the separation. I don’t buy that separation completely.

“Those two still need each other. Trump has the base; Bannon has the messaging. I suspect by the summer you’ll see stories that they’re talking to each other; I wouldn’t be entirely surprised if they’re in contact now.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... oger-stone



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