President Trump and Secretary of Defense Mattis: “We’re Not Going Into Syria”…

President Trump and Defense Secretary Mattis both gave almost identical responses today when asked about the future administration policy toward Syria.   Secretary Mattis speaking from the Pentagon stated:

…”I think what we have to look at here is a policy decision by the United States.  There is a limit to what we can do.  And when you look at what happened with this chemical attack we knew that we could not stand passive on this.  But it was not a statement that we could enter full-fledged, full-bore, into the most complex civil war probably waging on the planet at this time.”  (link)

President Trump speaking to the New York Post stated:

(Via New York Post) Amid complaints that his aides are saying different things about Syria and his policy is confusing, President Trump emphatically cleared the air.

“We’re not going into Syria,” he told me yesterday in an exclusive interview. “Our policy is the same — it hasn’t changed. We’re not going into Syria.”

The president, speaking by phone Tuesday, called Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a “butcher” and a “barbarian” for using sarin gas on his own people, but said last week’s successful missile strike was not the start of a campaign to oust the dictator.

“Our big mission is getting rid of ISIS,” Trump said. “That’s where it’s always been. But when you see kids choking to death, you watch their lungs burning out, we had to hit him and hit him hard.”

He called the attack, which involved 59 cruise missiles fired from two Navy destroyers, “an act of humanity.”  (read more)

[Via Michael Goodwin] When I asked the President Tuesday afternoon if he still has confidence in Steve Bannon, who took over the campaign in mid-August, I did not get a definitive yes.

“I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late,” Trump said. “I had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and I didn’t know Steve. I’m my own strategist and it wasn’t like I was going to change strategies because I was facing crooked Hillary.”

He ended by saying, “Steve is a good guy, but I told them to straighten it out or I will.” (link)

President Trump is the wave, the Tsunami wave.  Steve Bannon is the surfer…. you already know how this story ends:

The conspiracy nutters and cruz-bots are going to go bananas when surfer Bannon falls into the rocks.  It’s clear now, the fall is coming.  Oh well.

Good to remind yourself that Steve Bannon was the political strategist of billionaire Robert Mercer supporting Ted Cruz in 2014 and 2015.

Never forget Steve Bannon at Breitbart put together the data-collection strategy consisting of the presidential support polling for more than a year; and delivering the user-data to the Ted Cruz campaign which they then combined with with Mercer’s Cambridge Analytica to fundraise on behalf of Ted Cruz. –Full Background

Steve Bannon was campaigning for Ted Cruz for a long time, and sent donor solicitation on behalf of Ted Cruz’s campaign using Breitbart letterhead and email banner headings.

Despite the small base appeal of the preaching, Bannon, Robert and Rebekkah Mercer, saw Ted Cruz as the best candidate to beat Jeb Bush.  Until Donald Trump squished Ted.

Robert Mercer, Steve Bannon and Kelly-anne Conway were part of Team Cruz all the way through the GOP convention.   It wasn’t until Senator Cruz embarrassed himself with his self-righteous and sanctimonious convention speech that financial backers Robert and Rebekkah Mercer dumped Cruz and directed all resources they controlled -including Bannon and Conway- to assist the Trump campaign.

It was Jared Kushner’s (and Ivanka) counsel with Donald Trump that advised his father-in-law to hire Steve Bannon and Kelly-Anne Conway as a useful strategy.  The social media moonbats who tried to force the hand of President Trump to remove Kushner are loons for thinking such a position would be even considered.

Then again, the antisemitic crowd and Cruz supporters are just that – loons.

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444 Responses to President Trump and Secretary of Defense Mattis: “We’re Not Going Into Syria”…

  1. George Wallace says:

    Message to Assad – US policy is that you are toast. There will be no US boots or involvement on ground, but use WMD and/or barrel bombs and you can expect US munitions to rain down on you.

    In the meantime, we will dismantle ISIS.

    Exactly the right policy position.

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    • Marc says:

      NEWSFLASH: Thousands of US forces are already in Syria. Did everyone forget that already?

      Liked by 8 people

      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        Exactly. And as long as they’re going after ISIS, I’m quite fine with it.

        We cheered madly for “knock the hell out of ISIS” in the rallies, and I think all of us – veterans included – presumed we would be doing it with thousands of US forces in Syria and Iraq.

        This is much-appreciated clarity on the part of the administration.

        But we have to be careful. VERY careful. And all the people who are trying to keep us out of Syria are truly saving this nation. Why?


        To put it gently, “No new Vietnams.” I see a grave risk of a divided American public mirroring the civil war on the other end of the involvement.

        I have an even graver suspicion that the people who want us involved, want exactly that.

        We must all ask ourselves this very important question.

        Why did Robert Creamer, the communist operative who visited Obama WEEKLY, and who planned the violence outside Trump rallies – why was HE one of the strongest advocates of entering the Syrian civil war, in its earliest stages? Weird, isn’t it?

        Not so weird, if you remember history.

        The cultural Marxists NEED a new Vietnam. Their engine of imposed cultural change is at a key juncture of its cycle – like under Kennedy. The pistons need a new breath of flammable war/peace for their army of socialist youth to oppose it violently in a later part of the cycle. Jam that engine here, by failing to give them a divisive war, and the crankshaft of communism explodes.

        One can extend the analogy to Iraq. How did they get Obama in? Yeah. They neo-conned us.

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        • Howie says:

          They need undeclared wars. That way they can cast out enemy as a victim and not be sent to prison.

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          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            Great point. Yup. They have a script. They change it a little each time to adapt to the new circumstances, but they have a script.

            They want as nearly a perfectly divided public as they can get. The division helps the lack of a declaration status, and the lack of a declaration status helps the division.

            Founders were smart. Very smart. Hope all the right people are paying attention to that. They were beating communism before it became a viral error.

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        • smiley says:

          very astute comment.


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      • joninmd22 says:

        That’s where the IS is. We don’t need a declaration of war to kick their a$$es.

        What amaerica is no longer doing Is taking a side in Syrias civil war or engaging in nation building as W and Obama were. Put in can have Syria after we’ve left and he’s welcome to it. It will wean Assad away from the mullahs and likely improve conditions in the Middle East, but let the chips fall where they may the Islamic State won’t have a base of operations there.


      • dustahl says:

        Yea, to get rid of Isis as Trump vowed


      • rayvandune says:

        The troops put there by Obama don’t count. Obama is a Democrat, and besides they were actually sent by “the White House” – Obama’s name was never mentioned in those news stories.


    • louiswinthorpe217 says:

      That’s still regime change and there are unintended or intended consequences that will be bad for US.

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  2. distracted2 says:

    My two cents: He’ll keep who he trusts to move his agenda forward. If Bannon can live with that, he’ll stay. If not, he’ll cut him loose just as he has everyone else who was more interested in his own agenda than Trump’s.

    That said, the writing is on the wall. I don’t believe that Bannon is up to the task because he is entrenched in his own ideology.

    As for Kushner, we all know the saying “blood is thicker than water,” and though he is a son-in-law and not a son, in this case, he might was well be. Jared is there to stay as long as Jared wants to be there.

    And I don’t think the “fire Kushner” campaign that took place this weekend, helped in any way. In fact, it may have had the opposite effect in its attempt to push Trump to choose.

    Lastly, I don’t think Conway is long for this white house either. I’ve noticed a very marked change in her interviews.


    • MaineCoon says:

      I agree withd your summary. PTrump is in a new stage and all campaign people who can move with him, on his agenda, at his warp sped, will move with him. I don’t think Bannon is one of them. Neither do I think KAC is.

      I keep remembering that image of the peeping press showing Bannon vehemently arguing in the Oval Office. Obviously it was with the President sitting at his desk – although he was unseen. I don’t see that fitting into PTrump setting.

      PTrump will rally around his family. Anyone who though differently was rather naive. It serves no purpose to do so other than what you stated.

      Bannon has served his purpose. As has KAC, IMO. Served well, but everyone has their time and place in PTrump’s lightening-speed pathway. IMO only people like Ross & TRex and others like them will keep up with him and my comments are not a putdown of them, but more of a recognition of PTrump’s intelligence and abilities.

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    • NYGuy54 says:

      I still have yet to hear Jared Kushner speak. But when he does I’m sure I won’t like him. /s

      Liked by 2 people

    • Kellyanne has 4 children to take care of and her husband now works for Trump as well.

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  3. aprilyn43 says:

    Trump is his own man, that is true & i support Trump. In the area of the “military defense” .. “military issues”, I trust Mattis (especially), & Kelly, but … I don’t trust H. R. McMaster!! H. R. McMasters is a Muslim apologist (at best), & he’s not the experienced “General” Jim Mattis is; plus there’s something unsettling about his “Muslim apologist ” stand. Islam IS a “Totalitarian Ideology ” & it “does” enslave a person’s mind from birth to death. Jim Mattis has come to some wrong conclusions, but he does at least see that it IS Muslims committing Islamic terrorist acts; even though he states “we are not fighting Islam” (which is incorrect).
    Also, Jim Mattis would never selectively use, in any way, “Intelligence” to promote his own personal or political ideology; such as a “Assad over-throw”. From what I’ve read of McMasters, I don’t believe the same can be said of him.
    The firing/resigning, of Michael Flynn, right or wrong, left a huge “hole” in Trump’s (campaign) position on “Islam & Muslims”.
    McMasters has said up front, that it’s not Islam or Muslims that are causing the terrorism. His stand is, “that its just individual radicals” that we are fighting; McMasters, is totally clueless on the Radical Islamic Muslim Terrorist issue.
    If Steve Bannon is forced out or leaves, that’s going to leave a huge hole in Trump’s Muslim policy. Trump campaigned on the “FACT THAT THERE IS” a problem with “Islam & Muslims”. Without Steve Bannon that voice of reason is going to be drowned out.
    Trump is already taking a backseat on calling the “Muslim Brotherhood” a terrorist organization – Which is something that needs to be done. CAIR & other Islamic organizations are destroying this country from within; they are waging a “civilazition jihah” from within.
    We are fighting Islam, because Islam IS the Quran & the Quran IS Islam. While Mattis has more experience & savey on fighting “Islam/Muslims,” even he has said, “we are not fighting Islam” -Which is not true. But … with Mattis the “synapses in his brain” aren’t totally gone; & he’s not the liberal “Obama Loony” McMasters is.

    So … yes, I do support Trump .. but I do see a problem. Look guys, I’m not a Trump naysayer, but I do not blindly support any man .. which means I don’t blindly support Trump. I’m a born again, Holy Spirit filled, Bible believing Christian, I pray earnestly for Trump, supporting him as God directs … & praying as God directs, for Trump to follow God’s direction, but I will not “Blindly” support Trump.

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      I don’t like the MB, either… and Egypt named them a terrorist group….However, Jordan has it’s own version of the MB and has worked to keep a balance and not have tensions boil over. Considering what Trump team is trying to do to put together a regional peace plan, (which IS of US national interest) it wouldn’t be prudence, necessarily, at this point to go there. Many ways to skin a cat and going the terrorist designation route is only one of them.

      Frankly, I’d prefer the Holy Land foundation side trials recommence. Far better to get the proof of their dirty dealing (along w/ other Islamist groups) before jumping into the terrorist group designation arena.

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      • aprilyn43 says:

        @SharronKinDC – Jordon swings both ways in the Middle East. No, it doesn’t support the MB, but it keeps them on a short leash. Why, b/c Jordon is considered a “moderate” Islamic country & MB supports Shariah. But the truth is, there is no moderate Islam.
        Also Jordan has supported all the Arab wars against Israel, in some way; & doesn’t permit Jews to hold citizenship. Jews can live there, but they are not permitted citizenship.

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    • LibertyVibe says:

      I have a very bad feeling about Kushner, and it has nothing to do with him being a Jew. Maybe it is his Soros ties. Maybe it is his liberal politics. Maybe it is the fact that he and Ivanka have no Conservative track record. I will be very sad if Bannon goes. I understand a father’s love for his child. One can’t fault the man for that.

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    • 7delta says:

      McMaster’s and Mattis’ statements about Islam concern me too. “Annoy me” might be more accurate. They’ve both been around long enough to know the truth about Islamic doctrine. If they don’t, then it’s malpractice of duty. It’s their job to know the enemy’s beliefs and to act accordingly. The enemy acts on their beliefs, no matter what they may want us to believe. Period.

      The oft repeated meme that saying anything unflattering about Islam will alienate our allies in the Muslim world is baloney. If these leaders are “moderates” and Islam really is a warm, fuzzy, peaceful religion, then they’d support the “truth” being revealed, so it can be addressed to counter the “extremists.” They can’t do that, because, as you said, there is no moderate Islam and they believe in the same mainstream doctrine as the devout “radicals.”

      It’s the same with the other big meme that telling the truth creates jihadists. If there was no long-settled doctrine to support conquest and violent jihad, the extremists’ ability to recruit would be next to nil. It’s like saying that if Christians speak out against people who claim to be Christian and are violently way off track, it will recruit massive numbers of Christians to join the extremists. That won’t happen, because there’s no doctrinal support. The extremists would remain a tiny group of nuts on their way to jail. That’s not what’s happening in Islam.

      El-Sisi is the only Islamic leader I’m aware of that has ever said outright it’s time to dump violent jihad. That went over like a lead balloon with the Islamic scholars from the university there. Al-Azhar U is not Jihad Junior College. It’s “THE” university in the Muslim world. I support his call to modernization, but as well meaning as el-Sisi may be, there is absolutely nothing in Islamic doctrine to support it and it’s why the “moderates” rarely, if ever, publicly challenge settled doctrine. They obfuscate. To rid Islam of its undesirable characteristics would require removing Mohammed and Allah. Again, in comparison, this would be like telling Christians they have to modernize their beliefs by removing Jesus and His disciples.

      This is an ideology war too. If our leaders don’t speak the truth about Islam, as our leaders have in the past, and support people who do, then we’re aiding the establishment of Shariah’s blasphemy laws and jihad in this country. If Muslims (and Dems) are offended, and they will be, so be it. Demand they prove their “compatible and peaceful” claims, by using Islam’s own three core religious works…the words of Mohammed and Allah. They can’t, so they’ll have temper tantrums and claim backlash and Islamophobia.

      I think Trump has a pretty good handle on Islam, but you’re right, he has to deal realistically with it. Either call in the apologist generals and tell them to make their case, straight from the combined Islamic works, or educate them by having people around who know and can provide the documentation that, as you pointed out, Islam is the problem. If all else fails, fire them. Find someone who will deal in the truth. No one is served, not even Muslims, by pretending violence/conquest isn’t Islamic. No, it won’t be pleasant, but it’s got to be done, if America comes first.

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      • aprilyn43 says:

        @7delta – Thank you for agreeing, your post said it so well.

        Liked by 2 people

        • 7delta says:

          Thanks, but I didn’t say anything you don’t already know. It’s just using these ridiculous and provably false memes to coddle Islam annoys the crud out of me. It’s dangerously stupid and shortsighted. It will not induce Islam to be nice to us or to genuinely work with us to eradicate the doctrinally-sound jihadists, but they will use stupid people to advance Islam. It will get more us killed, and if Islam (and our enemies within) get their way, it will first create a parallel legal system of Shariah that will eventually force Shariah as the law of the land. It’s Islam’s MO. It’s Islamic doctrine.

          When Islam is getting little or no resistance through truth, especially from the very central government charged with protecting the Constitution and us, why should they not charge ahead using tactics that have worked for over a century?

          Much of the Middle east was once predominately Christian. How do the “compassionate” non-Islamic believers who have bought the lie that Islam is a religion of peace explain Islam’s domination there now? It’s sure not because Islam can sustain or increase itself on what it has to offer. As Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi (an exalted grad of Al-Alazhar U and spiritual guide of the Muslim Brotherhood) said: “If the [death] penalty for apostasy was ignored, there would not be an Islam today; Islam would have ended on the death of the prophet.” There ya go. He explains it quite well. Only through death and threats of death, to adherents and infidels alike, can Islam exist. Not a particularly good selling point.

          Of course, not all, but many of the “virtuous” non-Muslims sympathizers hate Christianity so much, they can’t be bothered with learning what Islam actually believes. If they cared about Muslims, as they claim, they would be shouting the truth from rooftops to wake up the world, so Muslims trapped within this oppressive and deadly political/religious system could be freed. They’d be doing everything possible to make al-Qaradawi’s prediction come true.

          Bless their ignorant hearts. They know so little and emote so much, they have no idea that it’s Christianity that secures their free will and makes their right to choose unalienable. Islam recognizes neither. Apologists should not be in any position of authority.

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          • aprilyn43 says:

            @7delta – al Sisi had a “Christian” mother. Which I believe gives him the light & compassion of Christianity. @Delat7 – I’m like an attack dog sometimes, but your post said the same thing in a non-aggressive way. Ppl tend to listen better when they don’t feel the “aggression”.
            Right now on Franklin Graham Facebook site, I’m blocked. Not for lies, threats or vulgarity, but b/c I told the truth about Uslam & the Quran. I hate the censorship is Facebook, but your post showed me there is a different way to say it.
            I thank you for that. Your way would probably not have been censored.

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            • 7delta says:

              Aprilyn, I’d probably be banned too. Facebook isn’t exactly a paragon of free speech, unless you agree with the far left, then it’s no holds barred. It’s frustrating, I know, but most people can connect the dots from simple observation, if nothing else. Silencing truth doesn’t stop the light from coming on. The attic light is on in America and the thought-control monitors can’t turn it off.

              I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people on TV, who are supposedly a “Middle eastern expert” or an “expert in terrorism”, that will tote the same old false memes I mentioned in a previous post. Others, I know for a fact, know the truth, will go right up to the line of challenging apologists, then fall short, for fear, I guess, of not being asked back and getting the chance to, at least, say something true. It’s all I can do to not throw something at the TV.

              I think one of the most important aspects of the argument for truth is to be firm that being truthful about Islam is not a condemnation of all Muslims, many of whom would prove al-Qaradawi’s fears true, nor is it hate. It’s about Islamic doctrine. However, because of that doctrine, we have no possible way to discern the difference between the Muslims who would leave like a flash and the devout, we would call liars. All we can do is just keep speaking the truth and trust God. Truth is not political, nor is it enmeshed in emotion. It just is.

              Hang in there. You’re doing fine and those of us who won’t submit, need you to hang with us. You’re already with us and we’re with you. I’m very grateful. Thank YOU.

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      • mikeyboo says:

        Thank you for your important and welcome post. You are exactly on point however much some want to avoid the truth about the poisonous doctrine at the heart of the battle.

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      • mcclainra says:

        Agree with you and Aprilyn43, especially about McMaster. I have also seen a couple of things from Mattis that tell me there is an excellent chance that he is also an apologist for the muzrats, but is not quite as obvious about it. Then also, that McM is a puppet for Petraeus, who is also working in the background, which is NOT good news. I sure hope Bannon stays, and also have the same feelings about Kushners, but given that they are family, they will be the last to go if push comes to shove.

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        • aprilyn43 says:

          @mcclainra – McMasters doesn’t even acknowledge that we are fighting Muslims! He has stated that “Its not Muslims or even Islam” that’s the cause. According to H.R. “its extreme violent ppl” but not really Muslim or Islam that causes the extremist nature. And yes, Petraus & the liberal Obamite insanity are part of McMasters.

          Jim Mattis on the other hand acknowledges that we are fighting Muslims. The disconnect in Mattis comes from the way the West, the liberal West sees religion.
          Both Islam & Christianity are based on “Fundamentals”; the fundamentals of their “holy writ”.
          Both teach that you must adhear to the authority & authenticity of their “holy writ”.
          The problem isn’t so much the Fundamentalists as the “Fundamentals”. When Christians get religious they read their bible, pray, fast & do good works. When Muslims get religious they read the Quran, pray & go support jihad warfare; either by participating physically or monetarily.
          Jesus never taught to take his good news gospel message by force; Muhammed & the Quran “Does” just that. Hense, the Quran is the problem.
          So if your adhering to the Words .. Teaching of Jesus you become more like Him, & vice versa with Islam. Again … Islam is the Quran & the Quran is Islam.
          We in the West want to believe in the “goodness of man” that a man can act of his own “good” will. Islam is a “Totalitarian Ideology ” that enslaves a person’s mind .. will. The Quran states a Muslim must adhear to “all” the beliefs in the Quran, or the Muslim is an apostate .. an unbeliever. In Islam apostates are killed; Christians don’t kill their apostates & the NT never said to do that.
          Jim Mattis is deceived by the liberal mind set that says, “there is moderate Islam just like there is a moderate Christianity”.
          We need to pray that Jim Mattis has his eyes opened to see the false premise!
          I used to have the same problem, not b/c I’m not born again .. I am. But b/c, I had to “fine tune” my thinking to God’s way.
          This is a “Spiritual Battle” as well as a earthly battle. Jim Mattis isn’t that far away from the truth, he just needs “fine tuning”.

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          • 7delta says:

            The disconnect in Mattis comes from the way the West, the liberal West sees religion.

            Ding! Ding! Ding! Everyone should read that twice. Our biggest mistake is trying to evaluate Islam through our world view. Ours is based in Judeo-Christian concepts that don’t exist in Islam. Therefore, our view is irrelevant. Only theirs matters.

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            • aprilyn43 says:

              @7delta – Exactly!! – And while Jim Mattis’ conclusions are wrong on some points, he still “does” see part of the problem – that “Muslims are fighting us”.

              Thank you for replying.

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  4. G3 says:

    “Steve is a good guy. I told them to straighten it out or I will”
    I hope they worked it out. Mr.Bannon is an asset.
    Hate to give the press what they desire-rewarding bad behavior.

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    • cozette says:

      It’s the same message he sent to China and North Korea.

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    • Good point G3! The press, the democrat party sock puppets, have been gunning for Brannon from day one. He stays, Prince Rebus goes.

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      • Sorry, Bannon, my device seems to want to change to Brannon for some reason.


      • NYGuy54 says:

        I don’t think I am qualified to make personnel decisions for Pres. Trump. When he is ready to change people around I will support him.

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        • NY Guy 54. Good point. We feel the same way. This stuff is normal for Presidential teams to change and transfer people. The difference is we have social media so everyone’s a consultant now. LOL!

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          • rayvandune says:

            Remember how every change of players under Obama was either completely ignored or touted as the most wonderful improvement ever? Did we hear any wailing about change /no change from the press? No. Even though Obama had absolutely zero leadership experience. And was not Valerie Jarret, a complete cypher, there from the first to the last with not a peep about her quals?

            That’s why I don’t give a rat’s butt about everyone in the media second-guessing Trump’s personnel decisions every step of the way. I know what they are doing and it is not only uninformed but malign. Screw them.


    • Jimmy Jack says:

      I agree. Keep Bannon, dump Priebus. Kushner is just going to have to learn to work with Bannon more.

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    • kimosaabe says:

      In my eyes Bannon is the glue that keeps Trump true to his campaign ‘populist’ agenda. If Bannon goes then start greatly worrying the NeoCons/Establishment have gained a stranglehold over POTUS 45. I will not be happy with a Bannon-less Trump Administration

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  5. Texian says:

    Well.. I am my own man with my own opinions.. I still like the surfer.. whether they hit the rocks or make it to the beach, you gotta respect a surfer who rides it as they see it way out on the edge.. Surfers who are not afraid to ride the fringe to look over the edge into the abyss are needed from time to time.. I hope they keep this one on the team..

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  6. wheatietoo says:

    There were rumors last fall, right after the election, about a “new conservative tv news channel” that someone was working on.

    Some speculated that it would be a Bannon-Mercer enterprise.
    Then…I haven’t heard anything more about it.

    I was really hoping that those rumors would turn out to be true…because heaven knows, we are in dire need of a ‘conservative news channel’ on tv.
    Fox is far from being what you could call “a conservative news channel”, even though they do have some conservatives in their lineup.

    So if Steve Bannon does decide to take his leave of the White House…I hope he goes back into his work in conservative media.

    And I do think that it is Bannon’s choice to make, whether he leaves the WH or not.

    Pres Trump needs harmony and peace in his camp.
    Bannon is smart enough to know, at this point, that he shouldn’t be fighting with the President’s family members.
    He can state his opinions to his President, as and when he feels the need to state them…but fighting with others is not necessary and is just bad form.

    That said, I hope Bannon stays.
    But not if it means continued in-fighting within the team.

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  7. Steve Bannon isn’t going anywhere. Period. End of story. Prince Rebus is heavily damaged with ACA repeal fiasco and may be fired soon.

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  8. pyromancer76 says:

    I appreciate the way our President stepped in, like parents who tell much the same thing to quarreling siblings — ‘straighten it out or I will.” It is the destiny for sibs to quarrel both out of natural competition and from being different individuals with different minds; it is the sacred duty of parents to try to help them get along for the best outcome in the long term. Sometimes getting along is not possible. I truly hope it will be — lots of talent and smarts on both sides.

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  9. Theresa Anne says:

    I have my whole family following this website now. During the campaign, this was often my first go-to site whenever some dreadful news story broke, and almost every time we re-assured ourselves after reading Sundance’s analysis that the sky was not, after all, falling, no matter what all the Chicken Littles were running around saying. Now that Trump is President Trump, CT is about the only source we trust to get the clear picture of what is actually happening in this administration. Thank you from an avid reader living on an obscure island in the Pacific.

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  10. Dick Morris yesterday:

    Steve Bannon is the core of the Trump White House, the keeper of the flame. He understands Donald the same way that Drew Bundini Brown grasped the essence of Mohammed Ali. And when Brown wrote the famous lines: “float like a butterfly; sting like a bee,” he did as much to cement Ali’s legacy as the iconic photo of him standing over a prostrate Sonny Liston.

    Bannon takes Trump’s instincts and makes them politically marketable and governmentally relevant. You look at Tillerson, Mattis, McMaster, Kushner and at Priebus. You see a recycling of the types that made the Bushes bland and blend in. Then you look at Bannon, the Michael Moore of the right.

    He is what’s different. He is what makes the Trump Administration unique and attractive to the blue-collar voters who put them in office. He is Donald Trump’s muse. Take him out of the equation, remove him from the white house mix and you will have a frustrated Donald Trump, unsure how to translate his instincts into rhetoric and thence into policy. The poetry of the Trump government will be over and replaced by dull prosaic boiler plate language and timid achievements.

    Don’t take the spark plug out of the car.

    The Trump Campaign was a mess before Bannon showed up. And it would expire if he left.

    Can’t Bannon advise from afar? Send in memo? Emails? Tweets?

    The White House can’t work that way. Either you are immersed in all of the policy, legal, political, financial, and bureaucratic ins and outs of policy or you might as well keep your advice to yourself. No matter how attractive the dress you design if you are on the outside, it won’t fit when the Administration tries it on.

    To be creative and lend life and originality to a presidency, you have to be at the president’s side as he runs the traps, navigates the bureaucrats, answers the lawyers, faces down the Joint Chiefs, and looks through his experts to find his own voice and the path to change.

    Donald Trump needs Steve Bannon far more than Bush needed Rove or Reagan needed Deaver or Nixon needed Haldeman. These advisors were the first among their kind — the best political strategist, the top image maker, the ultimate bureaucratic infighter. But Bannon is sui generis. One of a kind. You don’t replace men like Bannon. Once you lose them, you lose a part of your own soul and spirit.

    Mr. President: Keep Steve.

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    • Sentient says:

      I hope Bannon stays, but a year ago, Trump was locking up the nomination and Bannon wasn’t even on the train yet. So Morris is overselling it. Still, I really, really hope he stays. He and Kushner could even grow to respect each other.

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      • The confusion is that Trump and others are speaking about the PRIMARY and he’s right, he had already locked the nomination up.

        However, that is a distraction argument because it is the GENERAL ELECTION that Bannon helped Trump win, NOT the primary. I remember how freaked out the opposition was when Bannon came aboard. Hillary especially considered Bannon “dangerous” for her because she knew he would be able to rally the “alt right” who had been fragmented over Cruz to form solid for Trump. And that he did and that came to pass. Prior to that there were a lot of our side split. Bannon tied it all together.

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      I completely agree. Well said.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:


      I have been an avid fan of Dick Morris’ thinking since back in the Clinton years. And in my opinion, he is only dumb when he tries to be too smart and game the outcome by letting dishonesty sneak in. When he’s simply telling it like it is, he is always spot on. Just like here.

      It’s kinda funny – all these guys around Trump have different “voices of Trump”, just like the gospels tell the same key story differently. To me, Bannon is the story that connects the people to Trump, and Trump to the people. He CHANNELS Trump’s best and most empowering instincts. This is why the left is absolutely desperate to drive Bannon out of the White House.

      But I am not saying that Trump’s family members are any less essential. Others won’t see this, and I’m not going to explain it, either, but all of his kids and their spouses have brought game and helped Trump win. He is seriously hurt without them. And THAT is why the left is also trying very, very hard to get their hooks in there, too. Dig in gently and then rip them away, or turn them into mouthpieces.

      The family members are influential no matter what, and it’s FAR better that they do that with both knowledge of the issues and scrutiny by everybody, than with disconnectedness and obscurity.

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      • BebeTarget says:

        You are absolutely right, Wolfman. To those who do not follow day-to-day politics yet want to know what’s going on, all that is required is to know who the MSM and politicians on both sides are gunning for and you will know the best people in POTUS’ camp. That also applies to those whose mission is opposite his. When I think of his family, to me, they are one entity of unconditional support (both ways) and a most powerful and strong asset. PTrump’s instincts are always correct and he needs only those who understand that, by his side.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      I think Bannon adds an important focus on the dismantling of the Bureaucratic State. It is this great task that is before President Trump, and unless he can accomplish it, the Republic will simply sink back into its long decline. His eccentricity makes him an easy target, but his intellect, intensity and breadth of experience frighten the Left, and that is why they attack him with such vehemence and persistence. It is my belief that Bannon sees the Left for exactly what it is, while President Trump is just now figuring that out. President Trump thrives on a certain amount of conflict; he will decide when enough is enough.

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    • mysticrose80 says:

      This should definitely be tweeted out to POTUS (if it hasn’t been already).

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    • mcclainra says:

      Excellent points from Rove. With Bannon possibly gone, and Flynn gone, will definitely be up s**t creek.

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    • That is extremely well stated.

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  11. somaspecialist says:

    Sundance you see what the New Fake News media tried to do today. PJW and their ilk are taking credit for Trumps plan to not go into Syria…they actually believe they were the ones who stopped it…Smh…these dolts will do anything to sell more protein powder and books

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    • That is an exaggeration, IMO. I think it is a good thing that Alex is not beholden to multi-national corporations.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      I say let them believe what they want. Kinda like “let the Wookie win”.

      Trump: “I’m doing something.”

      Media: “He’s doing what the base hates.”


      Media: “We agree.”

      Jonesville: “TEOTWAWKI!”

      Trump: “I’m doing what I promised.”

      Jonesville: “HOORAY! WE SAVED THE WORLD!”

      Media: “Damn. Maybe next time.”

      UGH. Rinse and repeat. 🙄

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    • In all fairness, Paul Joseph Watson did NOT say he and his ilk, he said “Trump’s base.”

      The truth is that a lot of people are reading things into it. I guess they have no choice because we do not get the real news and many conflicting and contradictory statements and actions coming out of the administration and press briefings, one day a General says one thing, the next quite another. Then when they say they’re not going into Syria, they go to Italy and ask for new tough sanctions to be applied to Russia and base that request on the false accusation that it is a “known fact” that Russia is siding with Syria who gassed their civilians.”

      Italy, of course, turned Washington down because it has not been proven nor any evidence given that Assad in fact did the attack. So this is one ally that said no and without Italy’s approval for more sanctions those sanctions stay dead in the water.

      Now Trump says “we are not going into Syria,” but no mention of the rebels who will do another gas attack and thus Assad will be blamed and then we will be going into Syria because “he will have crossed Trump’s red line.”

      We will know fact from fantasy as the months continue.

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    • Mike says:

      “PJW and their ‘ilk’ are “NEW FAKE NEWS,” whispers “new” Trump supporter somaspecialist into Sundance’s ear. Mike, observing, stifles his gag reflex as he spots the wormtongue tier slick flattery. “Don’t listen to the Viagra pill salesmen, Sundance, my brilliant friend,” hisses somaspecialist, as she “shakes her head” with all the moral disapproval she can muster.

      “Pay no attention to the dolts and loons who only care about themselves, and not about Trump. And care about YOU, Sundance. I’m a REAL Trump supporter – unlike the TROLLS. I’m not ever CLOSE to be tired of winning yet. Who’s with me? Let’s MAGA! BIGLY!”


      An interesting side note: name: ^ “somaspecialist.”

      One definition of “Soma” is defined as “the body as distinct from the soul, mind, or psyche” it describes parts that are supposed to work together but are split. I assume you all know what “specialist” means.


  12. Publius2016 says:

    Bannon and Kushner are not the ones are loggerheads. Its Bannon vs. Preibus. POTUS knows he’s got a hundred ways to get something done. Miller may be a better fit at the end of the day, but I’d guess if Bannon goes, Preibus will soon follow because you need both for balance. President Trump is the leader of the world and the Republican Party. With all the jockeying for tax credits, loopholes, and agendas, it is hard for true hardliners to get onboard the sausage making bill process. Look at taxes and infrastructure, both campaign plans are in depth solid and truly great. For some reason, the plans are not brought out as is and moved to committee? That is all Republican leadership’s doing. Makes zero sense to an outsider like Bannon but to the insiders, makes all the sense in the world.

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  13. rsanchez1990 says:

    To add another perspective on Steve Bannon’s possible future…

    This reminds me of something I read from sundance a few weeks ago. It took a little while to sink in, but it really is remarkable once you think about it. Sundance wrote it in reference to the crowd who wanted to repeal Obamacare without compromises, but I think it also applies to the crowd who are holding on to Bannon for dear life:

    “Was my original perspective on the Repeal and Replace construct also an outcome of advocacy I bought into as a result of unwittingly engaging with a PR Firm of the Billionaire Big Club members?”

    Was your original perspective on the role of Steve Bannon in the White House an outcome of advocacy you bought into as a result of unwittingly engaging with a PR Firm of the Billionaire Big Club members?

    Remember, President Trump is still the boss here.

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  14. Rick20033 says:

    What revisionist nonsense. Bannon’s Breitbart had rightly earned the nickname “Trumpbart” months before the Republican convention. It was all Donald Trump puff pieces all the time.

    If Bannon goes, you’re going to have to work even harder to spin every Trump administration stumble as a 4-D chess victory. You know, like your usual stuff:
    “He broke his word on DACA! Here’s why that makes him a genius!”
    “He has given a full-throated endorsement to Ryancare! Here’s why that’s good news!”
    “Ryancare failed! Here’s why that shows Donald Trump is a political mastermind!”

    Even Baghdad Bob would have suggested you’re a little over the top with your spin.

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    • fuzzi says:

      Breitbart was one of my top news choices for the last few years, but they were never pro-Trump as long as Cruz was still a viable candidate. After Trump won the Republican presidential nomination, Breitbart was supportive, but grudgingly.

      I still read Breitbart pieces that are much less than flattering towards our POTUS, writing that shows a “he’s the lesser of two evils” attitude. Read between the lines, and you can see that the ghost of anti-Trump is still in residence.

      Breitbart is not Trumpbart, not by a long shot, and they never were.

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      • kimosaabe says:

        Breitbart was one of the very few media centers that produced good press for Trump when all others were hating on him. To denigrate them shows a lack of cognizance. I stand with Breitbart. Some people forget how instrumental they were in aiding Tumps election.

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        • I don’t read Breitbart, so I am not bias in this matter, but I love the truth so I agree with you that it is undeniable Brietbart was instrumental in helping Trump win the election. Even during the primaries sometimes the only positive words were coming out of Breitbart, albeit that at that time they were a lot pro Cruz, but there were a few good writers who reported the facts and at that time were the only ones amidst a sea of hatred and lies about Trump.


        • Jerzy2GA says:

          It’s a “what have you done for me lately” world. Lately I’m not seeing the same vigor that i saw during the time Bannon manned the helm. There is obviously changing of the guard going on at Breitbart. They are becoming less Pro-Trump and more middle of the road.

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      • NYGuy54 says:

        excellent point. Quite accurate IMO.

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    • dobbsfan says:

      For the first time since my three months here, I truly feel as if “spin” has just occurred here. I suppose that means I’ll be ostracized. Getting rid of Bannon would be a HUGE mistake….IMHO.

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    • Haha, some jerkoff vs. Sundance. I go with Sundance.


  15. The Ghost formerly known as Prince says:

    I can’t help but notice that President Trump just said “no boots on the ground”.

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    • Yes, but that is not all he said. He also established a “red line that should any more attacks like that come from Assad,” that we will go back in and “I will hit him again.”

      This is not over and there already are boots on the ground in Syria. The red line will get crossed again, but it wasn’t Assad who will cross it, it will be more deep state rebels aka Washington’s terrorists who did the chemical attack in 2013 and who did it now in 2017.

      The “red line” serves as a placeholder to go back in Syria knowing the inevitable crimes against humanity, gassing and otherwise, will continue.


      • trialbytruth says:

        Perhaps next time he will hit Isis inside Syria so as to cut off that manipulation. I think the important thing being stated by the Administration is the effort to not allow Chemical weapons to be normalized.

        We looked the other way when Saddam was using them on the Iranians and condemed him when he was using them on the Kurds in the north and the Shites in the south. Life isn’t always fair and America has not always been an honest broker of outrage.

        That said i think the goal here is to get Russia to toss out Assad and replace him with a more malleable puppet. And then begin repopulating region/states with the refugees.

        We dont need to go to war with Assad we just need to convince Russia that to keep their hand in he has to be replaced.


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    • eagledriver50 says:

      and guess what…Tax Cuts off table (Priebus), OCare to be gone (Priebus) — I don’t think it is Bannon, I think it is Priebus…Kushner is being used for the Message and the Message might need a LITTLE FOCUS!!! And PDJT is a little miffed that his agenda is getting waylaid…and HIS MESSAGE GETTING LOST IN THE SHUFFLE…Too DAMN many egos…Just do what the Man wants, Get it done, and quite preening…PDJT wants to get his agenda and HE WILL GETR’ DUN’!!!

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      • The Ghost formerly known as Prince says:

        I don’t pay much attention to the speculation about palace intrigue. The press cover the Trump Administration as if it is a reality show.

        Basically the Kardashians with normal size butts and fewer transsexuals.

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    • kimosaabe says:

      Bannon didn’t suddenly pop up. He was doing a lot for Trump behind the scenes for a length of time.

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    • All a mute point. It is the general election that Bannon helped with. So Trump was right but unsure why he focused on the primaries when he said and didn’t touch upon the general election of which Bannon wholeheartedly did help Trump win. He also helped behind the scenes and towards the end of the primaries, but Bannon’s help during the general election is being purposely omitted.


      • “overlooked” rather than “omitted” may be a better word, but the result is the same. “purposely” is also debatable, however, even if by mistake, it’s hard to believe how anyone could forget something so substantial, although it is possible.


  17. BG2 says:

    Well, yeah, you can mould Syria with enough airpower.
    It’s desert and treeless….
    Why every ISIS overnight encampment isn’t targeted and destroyed is a mystery beyond comprehension.
    Simple IR Sat or air surveillance gives you all overnight ISIS “fighter” locations outside cities.

    Hee, hee….are we sure we want ISIS gone??

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    • ZZZ says:

      all I know is them taking credit for these horrific murders using trucks. I saw the 11 year old girl that was killed…rumor is the psycho was targeting children. whatever this entity is (call it ISIS, call it DEMONIC) it needs to be gone.

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    • mdaush says:

      A while ago, an expert cited that 90% of ISIS arms were American made….supposedly captured from our allies who ran at the first shot.
      Are you telling me that our stuff does not have internal GPS that we can trace with satellites etc?

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    • I will believe it when I see us bomb the poppy fields of which ISIS gets their “funding” (heroin). In addition to “Poppy Bush” who runs them as well. That’s where George HW Bush got his nickname…and his trillions of dollars: Opium business aka poppies. In any case we can add the poppy fields being left intact to the “mysteries,” which aren’t really mysteries at all as to why ISIS is not only still there, but that the US created.


  18. ZZZ says:

    hope someone informs Haley…she’s all about regime change…not sure how to do that without invade and occupy.

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    • What Haley did on the floor of the UN waiving the horrific photo of the child was actually seen as a despicable act by those who know and believe it was all another ruse just like in 2013 for US to use as an excuse to 1)go warmonger in Syria and 2)generate support to go after Russia with new sanctions.

      Some in the US may be buying this, and those on “the left” and others with oil and petro dollars at stake, but not everyone is buying it. Italy was unmoved and without their vote US dream of applying new sanctions against Russia stay dead in the water.

      It’s going to take a lot more than some online innuendo and “because we said so” to sway other countries on board with the farce in order to apply new sanctions on Russia.

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      • mcclainra says:

        And poor child in the photo was more than likely killed ‘several times’ before this photo, in others. That is the way they operate.


      • sha44ss says:

        Who are you MoniQueMoniCat ? I love your inteligence & discernment! You are so right! Alot of us Americans are not buying it! We are not the Stupid lowly folk, aka ‘smelly’ dc tourists Harry Reid & the rest of his ilk think that we are. Our parents have been around longer than they have been! I Hate Nicki Haley! She will do down with the UN> We all know about the MIC that eisenhower warned us about! We have been watching Rambo movies for decades now you know! We have alot of discerment ourselves! That is why Trump won! We came from the Greatest generation that ever lived and are sticking around until we fix it for our kids and grandkids!


  19. James says:

    Sorry, SD, but you cannot rewrite history like that. Breitbart was an early and vocal supporter of President Trump. Trying to paint Bannon as a Cruz bot is beyond disingenuous.

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    • lurker99 says:

      Early on BB had many positive Cruz articles with occasional positive DJT articles……..

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      • It wasn’t just occasional articles, it was specifically a few writers there that always wrote positive of Trump. Milo was one and a few others. And lest we forget Trump had Breitbart on his plane were privy to his inner circle of press even during the primaries. So it wasn’t just “an occasional article,” albeit during that time there were tons of slobbering over deep-throated Rubio and DisgusTed Cruz, there was solid support of a few of their core writers.


    • DHarvey says:

      Actually Steve Bannon was clearly a Cruz supporter during the primaries. I would occasionally tune in Breitbart radio to listen to his show. Whenever a Trump supporter called in, Bannon would curtly cut them off and move on to his next guest. If that guest was a Cruz supporter Bannon allowed them their say and usually chipped in with reinforcing commentary. I wouldn’t say he appeared to be anti-Trump as much as pro-Cruz. Having said that, he obviously clamped on to the Trump Train at some point. As to whether he stays on or is removed, ultimately it will be The Donald’s call. Either way, my instincts are to trust Trump.

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    • Larry Bucar says:

      Like hell, chameleon Breitbart was -is 1000% Cruz throw DJT under the bus

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    • dbobway says:

      Well Breitbart was gotten hard to read lately.

      Their comment section appears under attack by trolls who are going after Trump as faux conservatives. If I’m wrong, the GOPe poison is spreading!

      I read a lot of news. All the perceptions of Trumps cabinet are just that.

      They know a lot less than they think. So they make it up.

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      • The Ghost formerly known as Prince says:

        Don’t even bother with the comments section at Breitbart; there’s never anything worthwhile in there.

        Just a nonstop troll-fest of trolls trolling each other. Just like HuffPo.

        I did find one comment especially amusing: The lefty troll expressing mock sympathy for all the “Trumpanzees” torn between their two masters Putin and Trump, not knowing who to believe now that they’re feuding.

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        • dbobway says:

          How is your guitar pickin’ ghost of Prince.Love the name.

          I just started picking fight’s with these Trump haters with confederate flag profile picture.
          I get no answer.

          They are matching the Fear Trump mongering of BB.

          Andrew would not be happy.


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  21. Sanj says:

    Let’s face it, Trump got a two-Fer on Syria. In addition to the international benefits, McCain and Lindsey were happy with him for 72 hours….just long enough to vote for the Filibuster and for Gorsuch. Now that Gorsuch has been confirmed, Trump reiterated his plan regarding Syria all along. I’m not saying it was a conspiracy, but I’m sure Trump though about this angle as well.
    Lesson, don’t play 2D chess against POTUS when he’s playing a different game.

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    • That is a very naive view. McCain and Lindsey didn’t just get “happy with him for 72 hours.” They smelled the aroma of the war they’ve been working on for many years and know where that sweet smelling aroma is coming from. War against Syria is still on the grill. The “red line” based on lies will be crossed and dinner for McCain and Lindsey will be served. THAT is what they are happy about. That Trump put the red line out there. Now all they have to do is get their rebels to perform another horrific attack, blame it on Assad and wallah! They’ve got Trump going back in Syria.

      They were so disappointed in 2013 that Obama was unable to enforce his red line, but it wasn’t that he “was a wimp.” It was because the investigation proved it was not Assad and therefore none of our allies would buy their reason for war in Syria.


      • nhgardengram says:

        I’m confused. Tillerson & Trump came out yesterday and said they have “proof” that it was Assad. Do you have proof that it was not, or are you basing it on the 2013 action? Do we have proof that the 2013 was the rebels? If you are right; and our CIA was in on it, then we have some explain’in to do!

        BTW, if it happens again; it needs to be a combined effort to stop chemical weapons. I think this no more than what Trump says it is; we cannot as a people accept the use of chemical weapons anywhere, no matter who is using them. What good is all the education in the West, if we don’t even move past allowing this barbarism?


  22. The Ghost Formerly Known as Prince says:

    “Dismantling the administrative state” is an extremely worthy goal, and if Bannon is able to contain himself and focus on that then it will be a huge win for the American people.

    For those who aren’t aware of what “the administrative state” is, all the alphabet agencies created by acts of Congress write their own laws, police their own jurisdictions, and judge offenders in their own administrative courts – and there is no appeal, other than to the agency itself. It is the “unaccountable bureaucracy”.

    Under a dictator like Obama the administrative state is easily weaponized against the people; under an enlightened despot like Trump it can be made to serve the people. But the real solution is to neuter and defang the beast: And that is what Bannon advocates.

    So we should all hope he succeeds. It will be Trump’s greatest legacy.

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  23. john graham says:

    he should have been out front with this the day after the attacks…not let his lackies piss people off by talking about boots on the ground, and regime change

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    • missmarple2 says:

      What lackies?

      Also, there are other troops available besides the US. If the Saudis and Jordanians went in, would we stop them? Nope.

      What if the Russians decide they would rather have a puppet that is less of a PR problem? That would work, too.


      • Dragon says:

        I remember an interview of Assad from last year or so where he said he survives “by mechanism”, in other words, he has something on all the people in the governments opposed to him. He has some type of intel weapon which will preserve him. We have no idea exactly what it is, but it is something substantial.

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        • Christians who work and network in Christian ministries who help persecuted Christians around the world, they believe that secret weapon is God, because they and the Syrian Christians pray every day Assad stays in power because it keeps them alive. They believe if Assad goes then they will all be killed. They have good reason to believe this.

          This comes from their own mouths, not mine. The Christian Syrians pray for Assad. They fear what will happen to them if he is removed.

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  24. Dragon says:

    I’m not getting this at all. What has Bannon done that has everyone annoyed with him?

    I’m hoping it isn’t the economic nationalism.

    I’m also hoping it isn’t that he is supposed to be keeping Breitbart in line through back channels. It seems they are completely out of control.

    I feel more like a surfer riding Sundance’s waves, as a consistent viewpoint has not come out of this site for the past two months.

    Except that Sundance at his core completely supports Trump, which Is a sentiment I happen to share.

    But at this point, the narrative is being shot to ribbons here.

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  25. shadowcole says:

    Haha, love the last picture. I didn’t know all that about Bannon, thanks for providing the backstory, interesting.


  26. shadowcole says:

    I used to like going to BB especially when Andrew was running it but since, I rarely visit there, even when I see an interesting link. I just can’t let myself go there. They were big Cruz supporters and probably still are. The amount of popups also irritated me and I gave up the site more than a year ago.

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    • I agree. But I will go further, from a spiritual standpoint:

      To falsely accuse someone, is bad. But to falsely accuse someone of a heinous crime against humanity, such as “using chemical weapons against children,” then condemn them of it, and then actually punish them for it WILL HAVE CONSEQUENCES.

      Bearing false witness is one of the 10 commandments, they are not “suggestions,” but are commands.

      Not only will the truth come out that Assad did not use gas on his people, but that it was the rebels (who are funded and supported by Washington and deep state); when it does, and for many of us it is already plain, it will be apparent that Trump falsely accused Assad.

      Argue all you want, clutch your pearls, cry and stammer, but the fact remains we are all held to these spiritual rules, including President Trump. God is not mocked. Even for those that use the “karma rule” (what goes around comes around) this spiritual rule is true.

      If Trump does not repent of this false accusation — and he may after the investigation is complete — if so then he will enjoy the anointing and blessings thus far have taken him safely and unscathed into the white house. If Trump does not repent, he will stay in his sin, folly, and suffer defeat and humiliation will come to the house of Trump, and those that cover for him will share in that humiliation as well.

      God’s anointing is not permanent. Refer to King Saul who disobeyed God; God removed his anointing from him and a young shepherd boy named David was anointed instead.

      This will be.

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      • If you have a problem with God’s laws, take it up with God. He’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week! I am on the messenger and under the same spiritual laws that President Trump, you, and any other human being are under.


      • James W Crawford says:

        Well said.

        Keep in mind that the US gave warning to Russia which apparently warned Syria. The consequence of the attack is then destroyed aircraft with minimal if any casualties.

        A more thorough investigation reveals that it was the rebels that exploited an air attack by Assad’s airforce to launch a false flag chemical wespons attack on their own people.
        If so, then President Trump will have far more credibility to purge the Deep State intelligence services that provided him with false intelligence than if he had not launched an attack. Revealing the fraudulent accusation would also enable allowing Assad to remain with reforms rather than insist on regime change. The Syrian civil war can then be defused at minimal cost in blood and treasure.


      • blessdog says:

        great comment! – although I don’t personally share your Christian/spiritual (forgive me if I mischaracterize you) perspective exactly, i still believe deeply that all actions have energetic consequences…and that the truth WILL reveal itself ultimately, even if that has to wait until the reckoning/accounting that we all will face at the time we leave this Earth (physically ;o). It can not be avoided – and i agree that not “bearing false” witness, especially that results in harm to any resident of the Earth (2 leg, 4 leg, winged, finned, plants) or to the planet itself, is essential behavior to live by.

        We likely differ as to the reality of this specific event – i’m of the opinion (after doing my own research, going within my heart, and creating my OWN thoughts) that, like 99.9 – 100 percent of the mind control propaganda that’s relentlessly pumped at an eagerly self dividing populace by the deep state thug puppet media, both the “gassing” and the “response” were scripted fake news hoaxes – and this is certainly not an idle conclusion, but one based on a life time of research (born in 1955, growing up in ultra liberal Greenwich Village and knowing at an early age that something was really “off” in the world of adults, and in 1976 reading Gary Allan’s tremendous history/expose of the NWO the Rockefeller File, and then really focusing intently on the globalist IMO CGI millennial power move masterpiece of 9/11 and the ensuing 17 years of exponentially increasing (becoming almost daily now) “TERROR” and “FEAR” type events , an ever increasing militarized police state, and a general populace of slumbering, fear base humans…frankly i’m so weary of it…like many i’m sure

        but here’s the good news from my perspective regarding, scripted fake news and propaganda…the world (of people) actually is NOT the holocaust that the creators of this fear porn would have us believe – this gives me some solace…NOT BLINDNESS.

        as well it possibly reduces the bearing false witness a bit, to maybe simple lying and SERIOUS mischief

        As far as Donald Trump goes, that’s a tough one, but likely just as scripted – the seduction of partisan politics is so GREAT, that i lose my balance occasionally…
        I’m trying to figure it out every moment these days –
        his calling out the deep state MSM and the globalist thugs in Washington, and his calls to LOCK HER UP, were truths that i’ve been aware of in a tiny bubble community for so long, and i was instantly hooked – we’ve NEVER seen a serious candidate much less an elected president do this – plus so many other things about the man and his policies are deeply appealing, and his personality is magnetic and huge – it makes it really difficult to rectify that, with a core belief that every president in the Jesuit/Masonic/Zionist history of this country has been selected, not elected – that the oligarchy has ALWAYS been top down in America…

        I still really like Trump, but I’ve been searching for a place to honestly discuss these possibilities without coming up against a wall with the “he can do no wrong” crowd (of which i’ve been a member most of the time, even while questioning the core truth)…
        it’s a bit ironic, that many who supported him that weren’t/aren’t able to articulate it for fear of retribution from their “liberal” friends and family, are the same folks fearing retribution from other Trump supporters now, (who are) unwilling to question EVERYTHING with a critical mind and eyes wide open

        of course the jury is still “out there somewhere” ‘o’



  27. 2x4x8 says:

    SD, appreciate the article

    people that were “there in the beginning” like Corey and Katrina, didn’t seem to have turned out to good for them

    say what people want about Bannon, he is the “outsider”, not RINO Establishment, Priebus and Ryan tried to deliver at the last moment a ObamaCare 2.0 bill, then get mad at Patriots for not going along with K St, sit down at a House Republican Conference and work it out, bottom up, not top down, that was not Bannon’s fault

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    • I like Bannon and I think PTrump needs an outsider/rebel as an advisor.

      I guess I am not one who really likes these close family ties stuff. One thing about Sarah Palin I didn’t like was she dragged her whole family around with her; I was beginning to wonder if she could stand alone without them. I mean family is great, but if it gets too close, it shuts out the fresh air. I hope he keeps Bannon.

      Also, Kelly Ann has done a great job for PTrump. I know SD has never liked her, but I like her and she has done a lot for the campaign and continues to be a great support and help for POTUS>

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  28. Kelly says:

    What concerns me most is the complete lack of rational thought on display in almost all forms of social media. What will now be labelled The Great Freakout of 2017 was started with the illogical jump from a targeted military strike to a full scale invasion. Many of the high profile so-called Trump supporters also lost their minds and have turned on Trump: Ingraham and Coulter included. Other Twitter “stars” are predicting full combat with North Korea, etc. during the summer, whipping their followers into an unhealthy frenzy.

    Either these individuals who seemed to have lost their rational minds did not live during the Cold War or they have selective amnesia. Sable rattling is the norm throughout history and actually keeps war at bay (peace through strength). Now, Twitter pundits are publishing “sources” who give actual dates for military invasions. Even if incorrect, it boggles the mind that there are those who were once on our side willing to put service member’s safety in danger to get a Twitter scoop.

    I’m hoping that we’ve reached critical mass and that sanity returns soon.


    • NYGuy54 says:

      Be prepared to wait forever. Media freak outs are commonplace because the talent level in the media is very very low. Critical thinking has been replaced by advocacy.

      And when the media freaks out, the slimy pols tag along for the ride.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kelly says:

        I’m not so sure about forever. We’ve reached critical mass. What will turn the tide is when channels are cut from cable bundles and they no longer make a dime. Hit them in the pocket books.

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    • Chuck says:

      Every so often it pays to step way back and review the tactics of the left. Attack, attack, attack, show no quarter and have no mercy. They have no moral grounding. All the narrative now is just a repeat of all the other narratives they use with different names and subjects attached.
      I am from Wisconsin and watched them use these same unsuccessful tactics, some deemed unconstitutional, for years against Scott Walker. The playbook is the same on the national level and it appears the general public has caught on to it.

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    • blessdog says:

      “Many of the high profile so-called Trump supporters also lost their minds and have turned on Trump”
      and yet MANY Trump haters of every persuasion have become Trump supporters, if they happen to be on the “hawkish” side of things…it’s fascinating to watch the unlimited levels, degrees and flavors of DIVISION continue to proliferate like viruses, and fascinating to watch the “left” divide itself over this

      also, it (the Syria “strike”) succeeded in deflecting, de-weaponizing, and NEARLY eliminating the “Trump/Russian collusion” narrative from the deep state thug puppet MSM

      as someone who subscribes to the idea that 99.9 percent of what is pumped at us 24/7/365 in 5 second soundbites of every flavor is SCRIPTED mind control FAKE NEWS. and the other 0.1 percent is fake ass BS designed PRIMARILY to relentlessly divide us (us being normal type working shmoe citizens and mutually oppressed groups), it all makes sense…that’s 100 percent deep state scripted, i’m saying

      the thing that’s remarkable, is the way that, in the seductive throes of partisan hypnotized insanity, (that would be your social media construct but not in any way limited to it), regular people SO EAGERLY DIVIDE THEMSELVES without a second thought –

      SO i can’t truly blame the globalist psychopaths running the show for “manipulating” the slumbering masses with their divide/control/rinse/repeat paradigm, when people are such willing participants and partners – complicit you might say…BENDING OVER you could say

      just my 3 cents ‘o’

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  29. kimosaabe says:

    If Bannon goes then the Trump Administration to us (his most base supporters) has been broken. Cutting Brannon out would be the worst personnel change Trump can make.

    Liked by 2 people

  30. kimosaabe says:

    All this Bannon and Breitbart denigradation I’m seeing here proves just one thing … Conservatives always eat their own. SMDH.

    Liked by 4 people

  31. Deep State, on the other hand, IS going to “go into Syria,” i.e., via proxy rebels they arm. They haven’t given up. McCain and others plan more heinous acts and war crimes like their recent gas attack. So THAT may change things and that will serve as the crossing of the red line” and another excuse for Trump to go into Syria.

    Anyone who thinks that the Syria take down by Washington is off the table is naive and purposely forgetting how the Deep State Washington war machine works.

    More tickling of the ears but it is not so. Syria is already and has been “on their list.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Dragon says:

      Absolutely, and they are trying to strongarm Trump into it. Who knows what they’re threatening him with behind the scenes. Hope he has some shadow American Oligarchs backing him, honestly. I think a significant portion of intel community backs him.

      It seems that currently the Civil War is within the Deep State itself, and its still unresolved. That said, I think it is close to being resolved, but ironically it all rests on Tillerson’s diplomacy.

      That’s ironic because we have learned not to expect any type of diplomacy from the Secretary of State ever.

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      • It doesn’t matter what threats they are making, it will inevitably be his decision and his act and thus he is responsible. I do not believe in succumbing to blackmail. We are all tested and tried with trials, temptations every day. There is a higher power and authority that we must adhere to and to adhere to a blackmailer displays total mistrust in God and frankly is the reason our government is so screwed up.

        Blackmail should not rule the day and definitely not rule over us.

        I do not believe Trump was “strong-armed.” He willingly wrote his own words and stated his own words. There was no gun to his head nor anyone forcing him to tweet out what he did nor write the lengthy “explanation” of why he bombed Syria. He may have done it to save the economy and the petro dollar and justified it in that respect as a businessman and as someone whose sole intent is in making America rich again. Oil is at risk. The petro dollar is at risk and Russia and Syria must be “removed” out of the way. At least this is what I believe is behind all this Russia Russia Russia and Syria bullying.


  32. Thomas says:

    I like Steve

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  33. RC says:

    I agree with MoniQueMoniCat that “regime change” in Syria remains the current objective of Deep State Washington, which continues to finance and direct “Freedom Fighters / Islamist Thugs” to stage false flag horror and covert murder.

    Quite apart from dodgy blue-collar support for a ME war, President Trump will now have been briefed by General Mattis about the current readiness of the American military to take on real challenges in the ME and / or Asia.

    Lest we forget, the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force recently testified to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees that:
    1. Only 3 of our 58 Army brigades are trained and equipped for combat;
    2. Our pre-WWI sized Navy is barely functional with aged / poorly maintained ships;
    3. Our Air Force has a critical shortage of pilots (700) and and maintenance personnel (4,000) such that less than half our 5,500 aircraft are operational, while our pilots have been short-changed in training and flight-hours, to save costs;
    4. 80% of Marine aviation units lack the minimum number of aircraft needed for basic training and operations.

    Before anyone claims that the Pentagon’s Capital Hill testimony was merely a “poverty ploy” to leverage funds, the Heritage Foundation rates our Army as WEAK, our Navy as MARGINAL, our Air Force as MARGINAL and our Marines as MARGINAL. A consistent theme in the Heritage Foundation report is that our military services, under President Obama, sacrificed maintenance, modernization and personnel training in an effort to project a semblance of military presence around the world. By contrast, China has created a formidable new military force, especially a state-of-the-art Navy. Though Russia has a much smaller economy, that nation placed great focus on R & D and has developed a military force with considerable punch.

    Of course, the US can match and exceed whatever our rivals have achieved, but President Trump simply will not have real military wherewithal to deploy in his first term.

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  34. Blade says:

    “We’re not going into Syria,” he told me yesterday in an exclusive interview. “Our policy is the same — it hasn’t changed. We’re not going into Syria.”

    Good clear statement. Maybe some of those evil “handwringing” “peal clutching” “snowflake” “trolls” were heard down on 1600. That’s a good thing. There are still mixed signals coming out though, perhaps by design, but messaging that works overseas can cause rifts back here at home in the Trump voter coalition. And there is disruption in the force contrary to what some are trying to write off as a nothing-burger.

    In the earlier thread Tillerson said: Our missile strike in response to his repeated use of banned weapons was necessary as a matter of U.S. national security interest. and then managed to contradict it seconds later: To be clear, our military action was a direct response to the Assad regime’s barbarism., covering both the fraudulent “national security” excuse and then the emotional “dead babies” arguments. Frankly they both suck, but if they stay on the careful side going forward ( I mean bulletproof, get authorization ) we should be okay ( well, unless the hypocrites on the hill stab him in the back later then we’re screwed ).

    Of course the lack of authorization is only 1/2 the problem, the other half is the Syria solution. I would like to remind everyone who is in the process of mentally preparing themselves to accept outside parties ousting Assad and dividing up Syria, that these are the neocon positions. I expect a lots of folks to cheelead their way through their cognitive dissonance by forgetting this is the goal of McCain, Graham, Obama, Kerry, Clinton, Soros and a million other scoundrels. They are NOT stopped clocks being right twice a day. They are digital clocks with dead batteries who are never right and never working.


    • KitKat says:

      With the new “political solution” expedited by the rebels, I I expect to see all vestiges of Syria’s ancient Christian culture smashed. And I think McCain and Graham are a couple of old heathens who won’t give a flying fig about it.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Dragon says:

        As long as they have a corruptible “democracy” in place that can be taken advantage of by fascist corporations, they surely won’t care how many people will die as a result.

        Their concern over those killed in the chemical attack is the most obvious kabuki theater in history.

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  35. Blade says:

    The conspiracy nutters and cruz-bots are going to go bananas when surfer Bannon falls into the rocks. It’s clear now, the fall is coming. Oh well.

    I would call that preemptive rationalization. And there is so much wrong with that. So much.

    Sundance, I know you’re extremely busy writing all these articles, perhaps you haven’t had time to dwell in the swamps elsewhere. But The Blaze, RedState and PoopScoop are definitely swamps and are several of the go-to sites for the Cruztards and Levintards. Many of them considered Bannon a traitor to their cause, even KellyAnne and Breitbart were slammed once Cruz got out. Mark Levin cannot even bring himself to say Steve Bannon’s name nor acknowledge his place in the inner circle ( he even disses Stephen Miller of course ). I spent 12 straight months schooling these fools on Article II Section 1, and on Cruz + Glenn Beck welcoming illegal aliens, and his fake McConnell Senate floor show, and his neocon leanings. Cruztards and Levintards will never forgive Trump for his ( IMHO shakey ) attack on papa Cruz with Oswald. They call us conspiracy theorists because of that and naturally they defend Barry as constitutional NBC as well..These type of people seldom show up here ( or they must get removed by the mods before I see them ) as they are easy to detect IMHO.

    Cruztards want Trump to fail, not succeed. Most will not be unhappy to see Bannon and many more go because that weakens Trump in the public eye and means Cruz 2020 in their minds. They will fight building the wall though, count on that. The Cubanadian is a huge supporter of Israel, 2nd only to Trump himself. Leave antisemitism as an identifier out of it because few of them really are. In fact their neocon angle is because of their belief we should blow up everybody over there to protect Israel or something. Cruztards are for Congressional investigations to hurt Trump. They also hate Russia and believe all the nonsense. They have no problem with us going into Syria and elsewhere because the Constitution is meaningless to them with respect to foreign policy. As far as Alex Jones and whoever else is considered a nutter, why do this? I can’t stand him myself but who does it help by warring with his believers/followers? I get ticked off when Levin calls this place that same word, so I imagine Alex Jones people will just get pissed off at you. How does that help? Those are actions of the stupid party, not the Red Pill Party.

    Many commenters here are throwing the “troll” and other pejoratives around at every person dissenting on current events and diluted the meaning of those terms just like “racist” and others have become. There is a bit of cheerleading echo chamber going on and this post from you kinda feeds that if you don’t mind me saying so. I can only speak for myself, but I do recognize some of my FRiends here from other sites ( we are NOT Cruztards! ) and I recognize their concerns and arguments and it all should not be dismissed and chalked up to trolls or Cruzbots or CTR or any other group. Trump is going to need every single vote he got, especially in those razor thin victories in the purple states. No-one can be written off. Losing any of his votes means an enemy President in 2020. He needs all of them AND MORE because demographic warfare is ongoing, day by day.

    Finally, about Bannon possibly leaving. This IMHO would be a huge loss. I see only two actual conservatives by Trump’s side. There is simply no way to spin this positively because that advice will be missing. Bannon should NOT bend his style to fit in, that is not what an adviser is. His advice is taken or not, but it should be present. And it doesn’t matter when he got onboard, that is a strawman argument to diminish him. The fact that he got onboard rather than pouting like the true Cruztards still do is a good thing.

    How can people here at CTH who spent 16 months methodically following the campaign, and who saw the evil duplicitous uniparty in action trying every underhanded crackpot idea to derail the Trump Train possibly believe he is better off without one of us in his inner circle. Only a cheerleader believes Trump is superhuman and immune to what has worn down every man in that office previously, including Ronaldus Maximus? You ended that sentence with Oh well in a presumably “too bad” type of scoff. But you are fond of ( correctly ) reminding us that “Trillions are at stake”. In truth, the Country is at stake, nothing less. Not only does Trump need to succeed, but he must get re-elected. Throwing Bannon under the bus by Trump, and preemptively by you and commenters above, is not working in that direction. Not if you really think about it.

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    • KitKat says:

      That was a great analysis and contribution to this discussion, imo. Thank you.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Sandra-VA says:

      I don’t think Bannon will be leaving. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

    • Awesome statement, blade.

      Sometimes it takes a contrarian stand here in order to shake treepers out of their groupthink. (I remember the day when avid groupthink caused the majority of treepers to believe that Jessica Chambers had found religion and had entered the road to recovery …. naw …. she was still hanging around with gangbangers, one of whom eventually burned her to death … I deviated from the groupthink and was not very popular for awhile.)

      Here is what I find very encouraging about President Trump’s latest statement about Syria: HE IS LISTENING TO THE CONSERVATIVE NONINTERVENTIONIST WING, AND FELT THE NEED TO ADDRESS THEIR CONCERNS!!!. That is a huge plus, and is the reason that he has my unqualified support. Imagine some neocon puppet making that statement … not.

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      • KitKat says:

        The evangelical and Bible belt Christians, without whom he would never have won, in particular need to be heeded. If Christians in Syria are smashed, which McCain and Graham don’t care about, he will lose their support. Franklin Graham’s tweets have stated their position well.

        Speaking of which, I haven’t seen Pastor Mark Burns in a while. So many people who poured out their hearts and souls campaigning for him, just sort of disappeared after he won. Another person I’d like to see more of is Katrina Peterson, who graduated from the school of hard knocks and has done such a great job turning her life around. A very intelligent lady.

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        • KitKat says:

          Katrina PIERSON.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Mike says:

            I liked her a lot too.

            Liked by 1 person

          • Blade says:

            She is really very good. Brave, knowledgeable and well spoken for someone so young. I don’t think I ever saw one time that the Enemedia interviewer got the better of her. She really should be inside the White House somewhere.

            I was hoping ( dreaming really ) for a rotating staff of spokespeople who would take turns each day chewing up the journalists. Pierson, Coulter, Diamond, Silk, Sheriff Clarke, and Miller. The media would be crapping their pants waiting to see who comes to the podium.

            They could air it on pay-per-view and finance the wall lickity-split. Use a smoke machine, laser lights and the Chicago Bulls theme as introduction. I know I would subscribe!


    • Mike says:

      I was going to say something, but you said everything I would have said but only better.

      Bannon would be a big loss. Does defending Bannon make me a “Cruz-bot” now? Yeesh. we just don’t want another pointless war in the middle east. I don’t see how trying to humiliate Putin is going to make things better either, but some people are gloating about that. He’s basically been the only guy holding the line against the globalists, as best he can for a long time. Why rub his nose in the dirt?

      Here’s the thing. One moment, we are going to leave Syria alone, the next, we’ve bombed Syria, because gassed children. It was a bone jarring move. Trump’s people acted like they didn’t know what the hell was going on. Everyone is rattled and discombobulated and saying things that make no sense. Maybe me, too. I’m giving all kinds of people wiggle room to go a little nuts and say nutty things until things shake out more clearly and they calm down.

      The people I WON’T give any wiggle room to are these filthy chickenhawk “new” Trump supporters that are sliming in from the edges. They are garbage and scum. The WORST kind of welfare bums. Hell, Liberals only want to take your MONEY to make THEIR lives better, while about wag their fingers at you about your altruistic “duty.”

      Chickenhawk filth wants you to DIE to make THEIR lives better while they preach and screech about “moral obligations.” FFF em.


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    • Mike says:

      “I get ticked off when Levin calls this place that same word, so I imagine Alex Jones people will just get pissed off at you. How does that help? Those are actions of the stupid party, not the Red Pill Party.”

      Yes. Granted, some of the so called Alt-right have gone off the deep end and went full blown never Trumper. Some are deep into IT’S ALL THE JOOS FAULT mode like retards. MOST are in the holding pattern. Let’s wait and see how this shakes out mode.
      But the new ALWAYSTRUMP want to throw the entire so called Alt_RIGHT under the bus. Could be a case of now that the dirty work is done, “we don’t need you anymore but we’ll stick around and reap the rewards. But here’s a bone for you. Thanks bigots, but you’re out. Bye.”

      There is a Christian split that is forming I can see too. I can see if just reading through comments. IF Trump goes into war mode. the Christians I consider the walk the talkers are going to split off and go with the alt-righters. Or do their own thing.

      That’s all I want to say for now.

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      • Blade says:

        Great points. I never liked “AltRight” as a term. I despise “Right” i all its uses because it is a propaganda term probably from the 1930’s when the socialist leftists in academia started coming up with clever ways to distance themselves from socialist Hitler while keeping company with socialist Leninism. They associate us with Hitler. It is a psyop that we fell for

        It is exactly like the recent propaganda of “red” and “blue” states. People might not remember that those election maps we see all the time used to be different color schemes, alternating each cycle so for one election Red was Republican, the next on Blue was Republican. Now it is always Red is Republican. The psyop is to de-associate the communist (D)emocrat party from their natural color Red! And we fell for it.

        Anyway, I understand what the brave kids at 4chan and Reddit were trying to do with AltRight, they were attempting to neutralize the sting in that horrible psyop “Right”. Their thinking was probably from noticing that Republicans run like hell when a journalist drops the “Right” bomb on them and they immediately capitulate and surrender. Props for effort, and it seems to have worked somewhat. It just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

        Yep, and then we get those fools who nibble around the edges of antisemitism, Some are harmless and are also trying to neutralize this 3rd rail phenomenon, with some success. But there are those that have sick minds. Best to ignore them, but never write off entire sites because of the mere accusation. Even Alex Jones who I don’t listen to or watch.

        On the other hand we get idjits like Levin who suddenly is an offended Jew when those feelings never crossed his lips for like a decade that I remember. And he had the nerve to try that on Sundance for daring to point out his support for Israel. Like I said above, that group of ‘tards are neocons who have a variety of reasons to support endless wars, some of it is a mistaken belief that Israel even needs us to protect them ( I have far more trust in their ability than Levin does apparently ). You know, the truth is that every President since Nixon has actually spent enormous energy restraining Israel from decimating their enemies which they can and will do. You wouldn’t know this listening to neocon radio. I defended Sundance on this strongly, and Levin must know in his heart that the accusation is wrong, and evil. And then he dox’d Sundance. Twice. When he first did it he lost practically every one of his defenders at FreeRepublic. That was a nasty and dangerous thing to do.

        But still, I’ll listen now and then to Levin. He has some insights to Meese and Reagan. Doesn’t give us much all things considered. But all this friendly fire needs to stop. Everyone doing it needs to get their IFF system checked up!


  36. barton2016 says:

    The Bushes and the Carlyle group are going to start loosing money if we don’t invade these places.

    Liked by 1 person

  37. lokiscout says:

    Read the old man’s book years ago. Sounds like he read mine too! “Fix it or I will!” Used that message a few times. Sometimes it works and sometimes you gotta go in and clean up the mess. If it’s got my fingerprints on it it’s mine and don’t dink with it!


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