Lion of the Blogosphere

The Mooch goes guido on New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza

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Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 27, 2017 at 7:34 pm

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  1. Lion, this was funny! A total riot!

    Scaramucci also told me that, unlike other senior officials, he had no interest in media attention. “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock,” he said, speaking of Trump’s chief strategist. “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.” (Bannon declined to comment.)

    Poor country!

    Yakov

    July 27, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    • You were wrong to doubt Trump.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      July 27, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      • No, I was not. Not until we see e-verify.

        Yakov

        July 27, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    • Yakov, what if I’m correct about the state of America? It doesn’t look good.

      Also, I have many clients in New York. This year especially, many are late in paying me. Came back to take a look at NYC, and what’s with all these businesses closing? Especially Bleeker St in Soho, which literally looks bleak.

      JS

      July 27, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      • I dunno, where I’m business, and by that I mean construction, real estate and food, is booming. What businesses are closing?

        Yakov

        July 27, 2017 at 11:23 pm

      • Anthony

        July 27, 2017 at 11:52 pm

      • Six Marc Jacob shops? Doesn’t that kind of answer the question

        Tiger of the Cosmos

        July 28, 2017 at 6:56 am

      • JS, the brouhaha over luxury stores closing down in a transitioned section of town doesn’t indicate the ‘downfall’ of America.

        As far as more and more of your clients not paying you on time, I have no such experience. May I suggest that you look in the mirror and take a few days off commenting here for an introspection retreat?

        Yakov

        July 28, 2017 at 6:57 am

      • Didn’t visit the UWS yet, but there’s this:

        https://patch.com/new-york/upper-west-side-nyc/upper-west-side-has-more-130-empty-storefronts-council-candidate-says

        Is food booming? Seems like many restaurants in Manhattan are either almost empty or not full in capacity during the day.

        JS

        July 28, 2017 at 10:20 am

      • And this is on the Upper East Side, another wealthy neighborhood, with a lot of shut doors of no business:

        https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170628/upper-east-side/vacant-empty-storefronts-upper-east-side-sal-albanese

        JS

        July 28, 2017 at 10:28 am

      • It’s just about landlords jacking up the rent.

      • Do you think these greedy parasites are good for democracy, the same way our oligarchs make America unequal for the majority?

        JS

        July 28, 2017 at 10:42 am

      • Just a normal virtuos capitalist boom-bust cycle. I understand that this maybe frightening for a European socialist, but it’s a healthy phenomenon.

        Yakov

        July 28, 2017 at 11:19 am

      • Yes, and capitalism is against everything that stands for proles and their relationship with Trump, especially with immigration.

        JS

        July 28, 2017 at 11:48 am

  2. What was that you were saying about Ivanka and Jared? 😀

    IHTG

    July 27, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    • I have no idea what that means.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      July 27, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      • Jared and Ivanka think Scaramucci needs to go. The others think he should be told to knock it off.

        Stealth

        July 27, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      • What does that have to with Festivus from Seinfeld?

        Magnavox

        July 27, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      • You never watched Seinfeld?

        Dave Pinsen

        July 27, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    • I don’t get it either. Maybe “The airing of grievances”? A rather obscure reference.

      steve@steve.com

      July 28, 2017 at 9:36 am

  3. Sorry to go counter dominant-narrative (of this blog) but all of this three-ring circus; Trump to Sessions to Mooch and now to Bannon has an air of purpose surrounding it.

    Curle

    July 27, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    • Yeah, a circular firing squad.

      I’m getting tired of all the faggotty drama. Get back to bashing CNN and Democrats. The DNC just gave us a gift with their crooked Pakistani IT guy, but instead of pounding the table on that Mooch is doing his own version of Captain Queeg hunting for the guy who stole the strawberries.

      All this energy would be better spent whipping up support for an infrastructure bill and getting immigration under control. What’s going on now is a political version of cabin fever, as people are becoming unwound because they’ve spent too much time stuck in the same place on health care and the Mueller investigation. Just move the fuck on.

      Richard

      July 27, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      • From no-drama Obama to all-drama Trump. You people voted for this.

        Anthony

        July 27, 2017 at 11:53 pm

      • Yeah, the guy who put trannies in the military was all about “no drama”.

        Richard

        July 28, 2017 at 6:47 am

    • To the extent he’s distracting from anything it’s garbage generic GOP corporatist administrative actions and potential illegal immigrants being scared off by his rhetoric.

      It does stretch credulity that Trump actually thinks his white house needs more drama and back biting, which is what this guy is bringing.

      Magnavox

      July 27, 2017 at 10:10 pm

  4. He’s just a guido version of Trump. How are they possibly going to get along?

    Magnavox

    July 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    • His guido mini me, if you will

      Magnavox

      July 27, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      • If he starts focusing his Mini Mooch rage at the media and leakers then Trump will love it.

        Trump’s anger with Sessions is based on Sessions not attacking the attackers and the Russia Hoax perpetrators.

        Recusal is seen by Trump as weakness and softness.

        Rifleman

        July 27, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    • Scarface is very prole. He wears aviator reflectors and they’re not even Ray Ban.

      JS

      July 27, 2017 at 9:20 pm

  5. https://pragmaticallydistributed.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/trump-hits-another-persuasion-home-run/

    At 4-dimensional chess Trump is still the Grandmaster.

    With so many dimensions to his moves – and at least 57 genders to keep track of on the menacing trans-Liberal side of the board! – where to start with the analysis this game deserves?

    Let’s start at the micro-level political implications then work up to the macro.

    If good politics is good policy then forbidding transvestites from joining the military is a double play. Transvestites are afflicted with severe mental disorders and sky high suicide rates. The many burdens arsing from their mental instability should not be allowed to weigh down on one of the many crowning achievements of Hamilton and Lincoln, the American military industrial complex.

    In terms of strict partisanship the obvious political advantages are that a hurdle has been removed from the way to passage of a defense bill that contains border wall funding. The bill was bogged down by arguments over money for transvestite “transition” treatments. Thanks to Trump’s ban this absurd debate (absurd because it should not have been part of any military debate in the first place) is no longer a problem.

    Another win for Trump is higher approval among the GOP’s sizable wing of Christian Conservative voters.

    At a higher level we have the concepts of diversionary tactics and signal overload to review.

    Trump has put diversionary tactics into play because the Left will spend a great deal of energy trying to overturn this rule with their usual crackpot activism.

    What they don’t realize is that Trump doesn’t need to invest a fraction of the effort to maintain the ban because Trump has less to lose in case the rule is overturned.

    Trump wins even if this rule is struck down by the Supreme Court; speaking of which, won’t Anthony Kennedy be delighted he didn’t retire when he sees what the “male” protesters outside SCOTUS look like. You’ll be very lucky, Anthony, if the Capitol Police don’t end up yelling through their bullhorns at the “men” to put their dresses back on.

    By the time the ban has worked its way through the court system the defense bill will have long since been signed by Trump with border wall funding attached. For its part the military can probably live with more transvestite enlistees, as undesirable as they may be, because transvestites are such a small fraction of the population.

    Meanwhile, the Left will not be able to resist diverting so much of their time and political capital to re-opening enlistment for trannies. This will dilute the energy from political battlefields that are much more consequential; e.g., health care, tax cuts, the Russia investigation, infrastructure, immigration, and so forth.

    If the Left does overturn the ban, it will be at the expense of capital that could have been used to block priorities Trump privately ranks higher on his to do list. If the ban holds up in court, the Left has nothing at all to show for the effort.

    The reaction of political moderates will increasingly be marked by signal overload.

    Politically active Liberals may be able to keep track of Mueller’s kangaroo court trial of Vladimir Putin & Trump, legislative battles, stalled budgets, media hysterics, and this shiny new front in the transgender wars.

    But moderates will not. We must be at, or close to, the point where the amount of information needed to process what is going on with all of these various Liberal offensives against Trump is beyond the bandwidth the loosely attached voter can process. When signal overloads this bandwidth, the moderate voter tunes out what the Left says; not only on crossdressing soldiering but Mueller’s circus act.

    This leaves Trump poised to seize the initiative on some other topic that advantages him.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    July 27, 2017 at 9:08 pm

  6. Trump doesn’t like somebody else getting so much attention-especially someone better looking than he is. He and only he is the alpha gorilla.

    Dave

    July 27, 2017 at 9:12 pm

  7. That’s not good. And he’s the comms guy?

    Andrew E.

    July 27, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    • I’m gonna platz! This is too funny! Lolz. This guy ain’t gonna last long. Who’s gonna be next?

      Yakov

      July 27, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    • The comms and the counterintelligence guy. He’s also in charge of all the tinker tailor soldier spy leak finding stuff.

      Magnavox

      July 27, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    • It’s like a CIA Director not being able to keep an affair secret.

      Vince

      July 28, 2017 at 5:03 am

  8. if only more politicians would go guido.

    what a wonderful world it would be.

    what is trump except the german-scottish rich guido?

    no...that's really what she said!

    July 27, 2017 at 10:35 pm

  9. The sooner Mooch purges Bannon’s ass the better the Trump admin will be.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    July 27, 2017 at 10:49 pm

  10. Well, that didn’t take long. I wonder if Scaramucci realizes that he just leaked? The only difference is that he did it on the record because he didn’t say “off the record” before they started.

    destructure

    July 27, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    • He didn’t backstab anyone, he front-stabbed them.

      • It looks like he tried to backstab them he just forgot to put it off the record.

        Magnavox

        July 27, 2017 at 11:47 pm

  11. Personally, I think it’s a stretch to call Scaramucci a guido just because he played hardball and threatened to fire the whole staff. Any time an IA shows emotion he is labelled a guido on this blog. I thought guido meant boorish behavior a la The Jersey Shore reality show or threats of violence like the corrupt congressman from Staten Island (I forget his name) who threatened to throw someone off a balcony. I’ve had some heated posts on this blog. Does this make me a guido too? (Although I’m probably asking for trouble with this question!)

    Scaramucci strikes me as a business man who will go with the flow politically. How could he have supported Obama 8 years ago and Trump now? I’m always suspicious of people who do a political 180 and don’t explain what brought it on. I made the switch from Democrat to Republican in the early 1980’s but I was always a social conservative and I had been something of a Scoop Jackson Democrat, so the switch to Reaganite Republican was not a dramatic leap. But Scaramucci talks as if all politics is just business. When you view it like this then it makes sense to go with whoever is currently most popular and will give you a job. But if I had been offered a job in the Obama administration (maybe “ambassaor to Christian America” or something) I would have turned it down. Even if it was my ticket to SWPL status.

    maryk

    July 27, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    • Politics in America is all business.

      JS

      July 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

      • True. The business of America is business. It’s all about money. But JS, no society can be run without it.

        gothamette

        July 28, 2017 at 11:32 am

      • America is strictly about money. It’s the consummate international marketplace with so many choices, and so many different groups haggling over goods and services.

        JS

        July 28, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    • Cheap labor and cheaper labor in the white collar world are the driving force behind illegal immigration and the large contingent of H1Bs in America, which has had an effect on the natives looking for work and finding work that pays a decent wage. Furthermore, not all H1Bs who come to America are in fact striving in the white collar world, immigrants from China and India often come to America with means (wealthier than the average native), and take a job that could have been taken by a native of the same qualifications. Now, this is a travesty.

      JS

      July 28, 2017 at 10:38 am

  12. He’s a greaseball, what did you expect?

    You can take the greaseball out of the grease, but you can’t take the grease out of the greaseball.

    Tyler

    July 27, 2017 at 11:32 pm

  13. OT – Stephen Miller assumes direct control of refugee admission next year: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-refugees-idUSKBN1AB2LF

    IHTG

    July 28, 2017 at 4:27 am

    • If they set next year’s grift-fugee rate at anything other than zero, Imma be disappointed.

      peterike

      July 28, 2017 at 10:21 am

  14. So Mooch doesn’t say “this is off the record,” but Progressive dumbbell Ryan Lizza doesn’t ASK either. Of course not. Because he’s a weaselly reporter. Why should he afford Mooch even the most basic courtesy?

    In any case, I like how Moochy was trying to shake Lizza down for information on who the leakers are. That’s the important part. Need to find the leakers and cause them some genuine pain (like arresting them).

    But the really important question is: does Scaramooch Scaramooch do the Fandango?

    peterike

    July 28, 2017 at 10:19 am

    • I don’t know, but he’s just a poor boy, he needs no sympathy. However, soon people will most likely be saying that “now he’s gone and thrown it all away.”

      Incidentally, who here that is old enough to remember when “Bohemian Rhapsody” came out, ever thought it would achieve the cult status it has now? I didn’t know what to make of BR at the time. It was such a weird song.

      OT: Lion, how about a post regarding “Stairway to Heaven” (the Zeppelin song, that is.) Rock’s crowning jewel. Many say it’s overrated. Others can’t get enough of it. This would make for an interesting discussion. I’d love to hear various people state how old they were when they first heard it (I was 12 1/2) and what their first impression of it was.

      maryk

      July 28, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      • It was on the radio when I was a little kid.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        July 28, 2017 at 4:57 pm

      • I’d never heard it.

        Yakov

        July 28, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      • I happen to think that Rock’s crowning jewel is the Eagles’ “Take It Easy.” Stairway was for ugly people.

        Explainer 21

        July 28, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    • “I happen to think that Rock’s crowning jewel is the Eagles’ “Take It Easy.” ”

      A nice song, but not their best. “Hotel California” was majestic. I appreciate it now even more than I did when it came out. But “The Best of my Love” is probably my favorite Eagles song. “These Shoes” is also a very underrated song by the Eagles. And while “Lying Eyes” was not really my style, someone once pointed out that it’s basically an good impersonation of a country song – something I hadn’t noticed before. Whether you like the Eagles or not, their music has aged beautifully.

      maryk

      July 29, 2017 at 5:36 pm


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