Scaramucci's criticism of Trump is pre-planned play-acting

Anthony Scaramucci, widely know as the Mooch, was press secretary for Donaldo about 11 days, then departed the White House (WH), though still having occasional conversations with DJT. Now now the Mooch is disparaging his former employer as "divisive". Where have we heard that adjective before, hmm?

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Scaramucci said lagging poll numbers will cause Trump so much humiliation that he will not want to see himself lose to the Democratic nominee in November 2020.

"It’s gonna become very clear that it’s impossible for him to win," Scaramucci claimed. "And is this the kind of guy that’s gonna want to be that humiliated and lose as a sitting president? He’s got the self-worth in terms of his self-esteem of a small pigeon. It’s a very small pigeon.

Wow. What a turncoat! Nah. That is play-acting pre-planned by the Trump organization (political organization, to be more precise). I saw this video, presented below during which I first learned of the Mooch's snubbing and betrayal. Ouch. But not really ouch.

About this video: this is a Tim Pool video just made--excellent in ins entirety, which I highly recommend. But particularly, at around 20 minutes, Tim starts talking about the Mooch's result. He even mentioned the precise reason a bit earlier (or later, I forget which) but failed to make the connection. 29:43

Brief digression: Tim's channel came to my attention about 6 months ago. Now I am a regular viewer. His politics and mine are quite similar, though mine were also already formed. Interesting.
He calls himself a moderate, or at other times a slightly left of center individual. I don't agree with everything he says but he is both knowledgeable and articulate.

The point: Trump is riding high on a good economy, a long steady build since he deregulated, etc. Wars are winding down in spots, albeit much too slowly. It will be good when the Afghanis can enter us in their Museum Of Great Empires We Defeated.

No war
Lessening tensions, especial N. Korea.
Steadily rising economy

Mix them altogether and one obtains 4 more years of the Orange Man.

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it will be because the Democrats don’t actually want to win in 2020. This “steadily rising economy” you see is a chimera propped up by ridiculously low Fed rates and years of “quantitative easing” setting the stage for a recession with no bottom and inflation the likes of which most have never seen or experienced. In 2008 Obama had room to lower Fed rates enough to prop up the big banks, which otherwise would have failed catastrophically. This time there will be no such possibility. In the wake of the bailout of the banks Congress did nothing to correct the fundamental problems that actually caused the 2008 meltdown, it just kicked the can down the road for someone else to deal with.

Trump may be an idiot, but he’s no fool. He’s already unsuccessfully asked the Fed to lower rates to keep the illusion of prosperity rolling, but how far below zero can we go before the the rest of the world, and perhaps even our distracted and propagandized electorate, realize that we are well and truly fucked?

If the inevitable economic collapse does show signs of beginning before the election, both parties may be competing with each other to see who can LOOSE the election.

Who knows, 2020 may become the the last best chance for the Greens to stage a massive upset win all the way to the White House!

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@ovals49 Our economy is like Wyle E. Coyote running off the cliff while chasing Road Runner. He thinks he's doing great until he looks down. Uh oh. That's when the law of gravity catches up with him. Meep, meep. Down he goes. There is so much debt in the world that real cash reserves are almost nil, having been replaced by fiat wallpaper money.

The triggers for the collapse will not occur until El Trumpo's inevitable re-election. The nature of the triggers initiating the decline are not yet clear, but the financial fundamentals are in place for the coming descent into another Depression. When the fall comes, also will come the finger-pointing as each duopolist partei blames the other, of course as a great deflection from the true culprits, the banksters.

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days?

They are now smaller than the palm of my hand. Same with the cheese slices, they're tiny to fit in the new and improved bread slice size.

The economy is in the shitter, and has been since at least 2008. Anecdotal, of course, I mean "numbers don't lie" right?

I beg to differ strongly with the economy being "good". What institutions are NOT insolvent these days?

And I catch Tim Pool every once in a while. I also agree with him on quite a bit, but I think he's a demagogue. He uses "far Left" to describe anything to the Left of Olympia Snowe. It's disingenuous, IMO.

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@k9disc

The price and quality of food are both crazy. Ditto the price of healthcare. Ditto the lowness of wages. An unexpected 500-dollar expense can wreck half the people in this country.

It's good in the sense that it's not doing what it was doing from Feb 2008 to sometime in 2010, I guess, but even that doesn't seem entirely stable to me.

As for Tim Pool, I used to trust him, when he was covering Occupy. I don't any more. Even if he's just expressing his own opinions, and not getting paid to be a social media influencer, I don't need to talk to anyone calling themselves a "centrist" or a "moderate" anymore. It's a rare thing when I say there's a whole category of political opinion with whom discussion is fruitless, but if there is such a category, it's got to be those who call themselves "centrists" or "moderates." Think about all the things you would need to believe in in order to call yourself a centrist or a moderate. Think about which politicians regularly call themselves such. A voter who calls himself or herself a centrist or moderate is lining himself or herself up with those politicians. Those politicians are the Clinton Democrats and (more or less) the Bush Republicans, though they don't like to be called that nowadays, because the public still rejects the Bush name enough that Jeb could get no traction. (No worries, though; the constant harping on how Trump is worse has gotten most Democrats, moderate and liberal, talking nostalgically about how great it was when we only had Bush to worry about, and how much better Dick Cheney looks to them now. Four more years of that, and Jeb Bush will be able to run as a Democrat.)

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal is a common trap. The Overton window has moved real moderates to the left--though not in the AOC range. AOC is a pseudo-lefty, sent by the powers above to finish off the Demonratic partei in name only.

If being a lefty means free passes given to illegals, then I ain't having any. Free health care--yes--only for emergencies, then boot them out. My grandparents and my father came to the US to work and live freely, which the Cossacks (the real ones) wouldn't allow.

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I am not big on illegal immigration. I am, however, big on Constitutional protections being applied to them, regardless of how expensive or inconvenient those may be.

That said, as a citizen, I'd like to have Habeas Corpus back, please...

Keep your eyes on the prize, @Alligator Ed , and these illegals didn't do nothing to take that away from us.

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@k9disc I am widja.
And I will go a step further.
Anyone, anywhere, legal to be there or not, is a human being deserving of decent treatment and respect.
We are all connected, and at any given time, we all need kindness and assistance.

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@on the cusp While in favor of treating everyone with basic respect and courtesy should be given always, this does not imply that allowing illegals entry into the country is to be condoned. They should politely and gently be shown the legal portals (which may not be the precise ones breeched) and sent back whence they came.

This approach preserves both human dignity and national sovereignty.

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@Alligator Ed

did come through the legal entry points at the border, but instead of assigning them a case Trump just locked them up. It is legal for people to ask for asylum at any border crossing. Trump is spending more money on keeping them in detention centers than is necessary, but he is making lots of people very rich. Congress has pulled $10 billion from thin air to keep people in the camps. The money could have gone to programs for the homeless instead. This tells me that congress can pull money from thin air to fully fund the programs that they have been defunding.

The best way to keep people from fleeing their countries is for the USA to stop overthrowing elected governments and to stop supporting the evil dictators that they install in their places. People from Honduras started fleeing in mass after we overthrew the government. Countries in Europe are getting the immigrants from Libya and the other countries that they helped us meddle in. If we create the conditions aren't we responsible for the people who are affected by them?

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@snoopydawg

The money could have gone to programs for the homeless instead. This tells me that congress can pull money from thin air to fully fund the programs that they have been defunding.

Absolutely correct. If they don't wanna, they ain't gonna--do anything.

What's your information about detainees in the detention camps being given lawyers' names with which to pursue asylum requests?

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@Alligator Ed @Alligator Ed have all the protections of the Constitution.
Our prisons are full of illegals who have been convicted. They have lawyers, food, shelter, medical care, and are guarded by security officers.
Why would you or anyone punish a kid who came with their parents, and who, according to juvenile laws, are not legally competent to be punished in criminal court, as children are de facto unable to formulate requisite intent?
And why would you or anyone punish an adult who was escaping civil unrest, death squads, starvation, or political imprisonment?
Illegals have not diminished my quality of life in any way, and I am in Texas, and they are everywhere. In fact, they have been a blessing.
Did some influx of illegals impact you negatively? It seems more personal, less theoretic with you.

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@on the cusp This is anise of law and order. Let the illegals have access to lawyers, etc. Fine. But 90% don't appear for their USCIS asylum cases. Is that okay with you?

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@Alligator Ed

Recent data shows that asylum seekers continue to appear for immigration court proceedings at high rates. In fiscal year 2018, Department of Justice (DOJ) figures show that 89 percent of all asylum applicants attended their final court hearing to receive a decision on their application. When families and unaccompanied children have access to legal representation, the rate of compliance with immigration court obligations is nearly 98 percent.

Despite statistics showing that asylum seekers appear in immigration court at high rates, President Trump Administration has repeatedly falsely claimed that only 3 percent of asylum seekers and 2 percent of immigrants attend immigration court. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen stated that asylum seekers “more than not” fail to appear in immigration court.

The Trump Administration erroneously claims asylum seekers skip court hearings in an attempt to further their deceptive narrative of the asylum system as a “loophole” exploited by individuals with meritless claims to enter the United States and “disappear into the economy.” Indeed, the administration’s so-called Migration Protection Protocols plan, also known as ‘Remain in Mexico,’ is premised upon the idea that asylum seekers do not show up to court. These false claims ignore the political repression and violence that forces people to flee their countries amidst the world’s worst refugee crisis.

According to DOJ statistics, between 2013 and 2017, 92 percent of asylum seekers appeared in court to receive a final decision on their claims. In FY 2018, 89.4 percent of those who applied for asylum complied with their court hearing obligations. Out of 66,592 final asylum decisions, 7,072 denials were the result of the asylum seeker failing to appear in court.

There are many links in this article that back this up. This is just one of many articles I found on this fact.

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@snoopydawg I swallowed too much Trumpian shit in the swamp. Now, I must re-educate myself--where did I put that hammer?

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@Alligator Ed
established church (e.g., the Church of England).

Although, of course, you're free to whimsically apply it in the context of supporting, "The Establishment" -- a concept whose origin I don't know off the top of my head, though I expect we know exactly who first used it to refer to the "Leaders of mainstream social and political institutions -- as well as the institutions themselves".

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The earth is a multibillion-year-old sphere.
The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
On 9/11/01 a Boeing 757 (AA77) flew into the Pentagon.
AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

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@UntimelyRippd and meanings expand or contract to suit the times. The Church of England is not in the purview of Amerikan national politics--because the dreaded Establishment is now the province of the Elitists running the show.

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@Alligator Ed
I wasn't really complaining, just clarifying the origin of the word for the general benefit of the audience. The classic "longest English word" from our spelling texts,

"antidisestablishmentarianism" refers to the those who oppose the disestablishment of the Church of England.

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The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
On 9/11/01 a Boeing 757 (AA77) flew into the Pentagon.
AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

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@Alligator Ed

but that wasn't the issue I was having.

Before all else, the issue is corruption. Lies. No other issue will be dealt with well if that one remains unsolved.

People tend to call themselves the same names that public figures they like call *them*selves. In other words, if you admire Ted Kennedy and he calls himself a liberal, you might think of yourself as a liberal. If you like Bernie you might think of yourself as a democratic socialist, or just a socialist (although Bernie's not a socialist, actually, but that's an argument for another time). If you like Paul Ryan or George W. Bush or Mitt Romney, well, they call themselves conservatives and so, very likely, will you.

Language can be discussed in many different ways. Right now I'm talking about the way words function in culture right now (to the extent that we still have a culture), not about their dictionary definitions or history, which is what tends to come into play when one is looking for the "real" meaning of words.

If I'm talking about the most frequent usage of the word "moderate" in relation to politics right now, what it means is "Not Bernie or Tulsi, and not Trump." It's unlikely anybody who is truly anti-establishment would choose such a name for himself or herself, unless the person in question is trying to make a point about the crappy nature of the current usage of political terms. In that case, I'd expect a lot of talk about how, when he says he's a moderate, he doesn't mean "moderate" in the way that term is currently used.

But even if he's talking like that, I have a hard time with anyone who looks at the current situation on this planet and thinks that a moderate response is the right one.

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal but Tulsi is more centrist than Bernie, but not as much as China Joe.

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@Alligator Ed

and be centrist.

Though I don't know how Tulsi can call out Kamala's shitty prosecutorial record, which would fit in nicely in just about any police state I can think of, and also be "conflicted" about our military and intelligence "tortur[ing] some folks."

You know me, I'm not depending on any of these politicians for real change, but I do care about speaking the truth in an age of lies. Tulsi speaks a lot of undesired truths; she's not part of the DC consensus on foreign policy. That's verboten. Not sure you can be centrist if you inject reason into what is essentially the recitation of a catechism.

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--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal If we are going to get semantical on this, which is fine, then we need to define our terms. Anti-war is centrist because most people, of any political persuasion, are anti-war. As long as we understand this point, we should not need to clarify war vs. peace whenever discussing the political center.

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal

his boy Jeb loose to Donald F'cking Trump after he released George, Dick, Rumsfeld and the rest of the PNAC cabal on us. Seriously. How bad do you have to be to loose to Trump?

I agree with you that in 4 years people will be willing to accept another Bush in the WH. The first time I saw people saying good things about Bush just because of Trump I knew how deeply down the rabbit hole people had gone. Plus McCain, Robert F'cking Mueller and John F'cking Brennan!

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@k9disc we don't make anything like we used to,
everything is imported Chines crap.

Look under the hood of a car and trying to
charge my sons car last winter and it took
10 minutes to get the cable hooked to the
battery and should I ever need a new battery
it will cost me $500 to get it changed w/labor
being that total cost.

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trump will be amerika's last president

There is no way in the American political system to vote against the interests of GS, JPM, Citi, ATT, AMZN, MSFT, WM, Alphabet, FB, APPL, Exxon Mobil, Lockheed Martin, UHG or Northrop Grumman.

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who starts hearing "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen whenever Scaramucci comes up?

"Scara-mooch, Scara-mooch, will you do the Fandango!"

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--Q

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--Doug Hatlem

@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal

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Time to book him on Ellen.

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@gjohnsit This is a stage play, performed on behalf of Trump's base, lest they become too confident of Orange Man's inevitable election. That may be one reason the Hildebeast was defeated--many of her followers were as arrogant as she is and was.

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While The Mooch's 'betrayal' has the effect of solidifying Trump's base, the cause is more likely CorpoDems trying to siphon off suburban Rebublicans.

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@Not Henry Kissinger If we could analyze the Mooch's recent finances, proof of the theory might become available.

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@Alligator Ed @Alligator Ed

Mooch starts at 7:07

'Left needs to create an off ramp' for disaffected Republicans.

Then CNN goes right to Begala to say (repeatedly) that Goopers like Mooch 'need to find a home' in the Democratic Party 'of inclusion'. And that the party 'needs to find a home for them.'

Not hard to see the play here.

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@Not Henry Kissinger to capture 2 blue collar Repugs for every one Dem voter they lose. Oh, yeah. Sounds like a sure winner, huh, Hillary?

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@Alligator Ed

The CorpoDems don't necessarily want to beat Trump - he's too good a distraction/boogeyman.

But they do want to steal his rich donors.

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@Not Henry Kissinger before Nov, 2020 because El Trumpo is going after Silicon Valley, MSM (and parent companies), and corrupt Clintonians (including rich pals of the late Jeffrey Epstein).

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@Alligator Ed

In the immortal words of Jeffrey Lebowski:

She’s gotta feed the monkey.

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@Not Henry Kissinger

have been "the Left," or, rather, the Democratic Party, creating said "off-ramp" for Republicans. I know because they ran the bypass right through my house.

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--Doug Hatlem

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal

For Mooch and the CorpoDems.

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