Lion of the Blogosphere

The Mooch is let loose!

Damn, that was quick. I will sure miss his guido attitude.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 31, 2017 at 2:52 PM

Posted in News

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  1. This is Kelly taking charge which is a good thing. Can’t say I’m surprised Mooch didn’t last.

    Andrew E.

    July 31, 2017 at 2:55 PM

    • John Kelly reminds me of NYC’s Ray Kelly. Both are Marines.

      Ray Kelly is Irish prole NY but has a cold blooded seriousness that is not the same as loud, crude NY.

      Trump’s problem has been lack of high quality talent on much of his team.

      Jeff Sessions is a high quality talent. He might be on his way to Homeland Security which might be even better than AG.

      Mooch’s crude language is embarrassing.


      July 31, 2017 at 3:26 PM

      • I think this is Kelly and Tillerson’s doing.


        July 31, 2017 at 3:43 PM

      • Ray Kelly is Manhattan born n bred Irish with Harvard credentials. He received a LLM from NYU Law and a JD from St Johns.

        John Kelly is just prolier (Bostonian Irish with a state school degree and a non-remarkable advanced degree from Georgetown).


        July 31, 2017 at 4:33 PM

      • I said John Kelly is prolier.


        July 31, 2017 at 5:52 PM

      • Trump brought in NYC guy to whack Reince and then leave.

        Now its a bunch of Generals and an Exxon guy in charge.


        July 31, 2017 at 4:52 PM

      • Now its a bunch of Generals and an Exxon guy in charge.

        And a nice old man from Alabama to be Attorney General who had to recuse himself from the job of Attorney General. Mattis, Kelly and Rex are not the problem. They do what Trump tells them to do. Sessions has to get his personal attorney in the room before he can discuss anything with Trump.

        Andrew E.

        July 31, 2017 at 5:19 PM

    • Hopefully he axes Trump’s twitter antics next.


      July 31, 2017 at 5:30 PM

      • Without Twitter Trump can’t direct Sessions what to do, since any direct one-to-one communication would require Sessions’ lawyer to be present and would be subject to Mueller’s witch hunt. Thanks Jeff!

        Andrew E.

        July 31, 2017 at 8:57 PM

  2. I wish Trump wouldn’t do things that make him look ridiculous. But, the bright side is that maybe this means Bannon is still in good graces.

    Greg Pandatshang

    July 31, 2017 at 2:59 PM

    • I dont see how any of this is helpful.

      What was accomplished in all this chaos? Unless Trump advised Mooch to save his marriage this is all bad.

      Lion o' the Turambar

      July 31, 2017 at 3:07 PM

      • It got rid of Reince (critically important), replaced Spicer with Sanders (definite upgrade) and did all this in the most entertaining way possible.


        July 31, 2017 at 3:55 PM

      • All I’m saying is, I’m glad Bannon is still in the game.

        Greg Pandatshang

        July 31, 2017 at 7:10 PM

      • I do like Bannon in the mix, but I think Pence will likely just clean house and start over.

        Lion o' the Turambar

        August 1, 2017 at 8:18 AM

      • I do like Bannon in the mix, but I think Pence will likely just clean house and start over.

        TruCon fantasy. Pence’s job is to do one thing and, to his great credit, he’s been doing it really well and that is to say: “Yes sir, Mr. President, whatever you say. I’m on it and will report back ASAP, Mr. President.”

        Andrew E.

        August 1, 2017 at 10:26 AM

      • You do realize we are barley 7 months into this chaos?

        Lion o' the Turambar

        August 1, 2017 at 11:01 AM

      • “You do realize we are barley 7 months into this chaos”

        All it takes is someone in the media or just an average joe the rouse the anti-trumpsters into a state of frenzy-James Hodgkinson mood, and hell breaks loose. I expect bullets to be flying into the GOP crowd in the near future, if the Trump admin continues to play musical chairs with its staff members.


        August 1, 2017 at 3:07 PM

      • You do realize we are barley 7 months into this chaos?

        I like the chaos. Trump’s getting some things done. If you are only focused on chaos you are being deceived. Or deceiving yourself.

        I would rather have Trump chaos than Jeb/Hillary/McCain, uni-party Washington working smoothly with the media propaganda machine working to systematically take-down America from within.


        August 1, 2017 at 3:07 PM

  3. “You’re fired, Scarface”


    July 31, 2017 at 3:02 PM

  4. I was kind of looking forward to more guido tirades against the press. Oh well.


    July 31, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    • Me too. My expectations for Trump’s presidency were very low to begin with, and I mainly gauge his performance by how well I am/expect to be entertained. This might be Trump’s first real mistake. The Mooch seemed like comedy gold.

      Horace Pinker

      July 31, 2017 at 6:43 PM

      • Who will impersonate the Mooch (aka Scarface) on SNL? Anyone?

        And yes, a few media sources think Tony Moocheesy resembles Al Pacino’s role as Tony Montana (Scarface). They must be reading Lion’s blog and my comments.


        July 31, 2017 at 9:31 PM

  5. It’s lucky that Trump isn’t in charge of something serious like a war, he’s all over the place. You couldn’t run a business (or a family) like this, but I don’t suppose his supporters will care about what goes on in Washington.

    The lioncub

    July 31, 2017 at 3:26 PM

  6. I feel bad for The Mooch but he brought it on himself and I agree with Andrew E in that Kelly taking charge is a good thing. Hopefully this means the public feud with Sessions ends as well and that overall we get less drama coming out of the WH.

    I know that we’ve hoped for that before but this time we have real administration changes to suggest we may be turning over a new leaf.

    Otis the Sweaty

    July 31, 2017 at 3:33 PM

  7. Well, we’ll see if this if true, or if it’s just a honeypot to find the leakers.


    July 31, 2017 at 3:41 PM

  8. Anthony “not trying to suck my own cock” Scaramucci was not a credit to the Italian-American community.

    Mark Caplan

    July 31, 2017 at 3:44 PM

    • Scarface was trying to fire everyone who didn’t agree with him, and he’s the 1st to bleed. What irony!


      July 31, 2017 at 4:51 PM

  9. This is an outrage! Where is the Italian-American Civil Rights League?

    Lewis Medlock

    July 31, 2017 at 3:59 PM

    • Funny, it died pretty quickly after Colombo was shot in 1972


      July 31, 2017 at 4:10 PM

      • Colombo started it to counter anti-Italian images of crime and mafioso and yet HE ran a New York crime family.



        July 31, 2017 at 7:46 PM

    • IACL doesn’t care about this. Working for Trump is not prestigious.


      July 31, 2017 at 4:43 PM

  10. Anti-Italian discrimination?


    July 31, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    • Oh, please tell me that IA organizations are not going to object to the firing of Scaramucci. The man was crude and embarassing. And Trump already has enough problems. Does anyone seriously think Scaramucci was fired due to his ethnic background?


      July 31, 2017 at 5:50 PM

      • I think he was fired because of his personality and behavior which were due to his ethnic background.


        August 1, 2017 at 12:08 AM

      • He was brought in to whack Rence, then he left. That, and that alone, explains the Mooch story.


        August 1, 2017 at 9:42 PM

      • “I think he was fired because of his personality and behavior which were due to his ethnic background.”

        When I was growing up, the first TV we had at home was a Magnavox. An old black and white console with a record player and AM/FM radio. I loved that old appliance. I really wish I could go back to the days when that was the only thing I knew named “Magnavox.”


        August 1, 2017 at 11:14 PM

    • Is it a surprise to anyone that hotheads have a lower self control, and thus they are kept out of elite status?


      July 31, 2017 at 5:58 PM

  11. Damn, that was quick. I will sure miss his guido attitude.

    Does that mean you’ve given up on an effective competent presidency and just want an entertaining disaster?


    July 31, 2017 at 5:26 PM

  12. If this were on Netflix I wouldn’t watch it, for complete lack of plausibility.


    July 31, 2017 at 6:31 PM

  13. This is very, very deep stuff. If it walks like a duck and it looks like a duck… No! Must be 5D chess!


    July 31, 2017 at 6:53 PM

  14. Speaking of “is loose” puns, I’ve heard that O. J. Simpson is going to be looking for a new job in a couple months. Why not O.J. for communications director? Heck, why wait? Maybe he could start while still incarcerated. Follow up question, has anyone ever moved from WH communications director to elected office? In other words, any chance of a Trump/Simpson ticket in 2020?

    Greg Pandatshang

    July 31, 2017 at 7:10 PM

  15. Trump’s narcissism and insanely jealous personality is getting in the way of him being effective. The Mooch was a step in the right direction. Anytime someone starts doing anything good, or gets a little bit of the spotlight, Trump has a fit of narcissistic rage and seeks to crush them. Very bad way to run the government. I predict he gets nothing done, and does not get re-elected. All competent candidates to work for him are doomed to getting sidelined (like Bannon), humiliated (like Sessions) or fired (like The Mooch). So all he will have are loser cronies who can’t outshine him and have no better options. There are no more sessions in the pipeline lining up to get badmouthed. Liberals are right that he is a doofus.


    July 31, 2017 at 7:56 PM

    • except this was obviously Kelly’s move

      Otis the Sweaty

      August 1, 2017 at 12:48 AM

    • His 11 days as a white house employee were a complete clusterfuck. You gotta take off your ‘he’s a successful businessman and is therefore a genius who can do no wrong’ glasses.


      August 1, 2017 at 8:13 PM

  16. Some good jokes:

    He’s leaving to spend less time with his family.

    n the future everyone will be WHCA for 15 minutes.


    July 31, 2017 at 7:57 PM

  17. Is the title inspired by O.J. Simpson/Juice on the loose?


    July 31, 2017 at 8:50 PM

  18. That whole episode was terrible. Anyone who doesn’t have more self-awareness and self-control than that wasn’t going to get any better. Kelly was right to dismiss him. I hope Trump let’s Kelly take over running the administration. Let Trump be the public face and set the agenda because he has the right priorities. But let Kelly work quietly behind the scenes to carry them out.


    July 31, 2017 at 9:45 PM

  19. WP says Mooch got Priebus out and Kelly got Mooch out. Let’s see what happens. High turnover and back out recruitment are in most cases bad, but not in all cases. I’ll reserve my opinion until january next year ….


    August 1, 2017 at 6:08 AM

  20. OT: Lion, any plans on seeing Al Gore’s new propaganda film?

    I have an official one sentence review for it: “Fat liar lies a lot.”


    August 1, 2017 at 12:15 PM

  21. It could’ve been anti-manlet discrimination. Trump doesn’t seem to respect short guys. Remember the “little Marco” line?

    Maybe Trump was ok with him when he saw him on TV, but when he finally met him in person he realized he was too short for him.


    August 1, 2017 at 6:50 PM

    • The Mooch has been in Trump’s orbit for a long time. Trump knew his height.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      August 1, 2017 at 7:40 PM

      • That’s true, but he probably mostly knew him through the TV. If he did meet him before, he probably didn’t remember him that well since he meets so many people. When he started showing up at the White House and Oval Office after being appointed communications director, that’s probably when Trump really took notice of his height.


        August 1, 2017 at 9:27 PM

    • Get the shorty! 5D chess!


      August 1, 2017 at 9:58 PM

  22. Another factor might be the alpha/beta thing. The news of the Mooch’s wife divorcing him became major news last week. Trump follows the news carefully and surely saw that story. The fact that his wife was leaving him like that may have made him look very beta to Trump, which caused him to fire him.


    August 1, 2017 at 9:29 PM

    • Now, this explanation makes sense.


      August 1, 2017 at 10:33 PM

  23. More evidence of what a turd Trump is for going after Sessions:

    This should have been Trump’s third big issue, along with immigration and trade. My guess is that even Sessions is far too cucked to take this as far as it should be taken.


    August 1, 2017 at 10:28 PM

    • I agree, this is great! Sessions is the best appointment Trump made, and it would suck bigtime if Trump fired him over bullshit.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      August 1, 2017 at 10:31 PM

      • Of course, what is this document that the NYT’s cites? Does it actually exist?


        August 1, 2017 at 10:35 PM

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