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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:16 PM

Lawrence O'Donnell picked up on something I missed...

.. having to do with dress and fashion.

Trump is obsessed with personal appearance, was annoyed by Sean Spicer's* suit, even John Bolton's moustache was too intolerable for him, yet Steve Bannon, his closest advisor, looks like a bum.

What you wear speaks volumes, whether you dress to impress or dress to offend - even if you dress without a care.

Trump's rules of attire don't apply to Bannon and the message he's sending is: Trump has no power over me.

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Reply Lawrence O'Donnell picked up on something I missed... (Original post)
JHan Feb 2017 OP
chillfactor Feb 2017 #1
KittyWampus Feb 2017 #2
mtngirl47 Feb 2017 #24
JHan Feb 2017 #38
eppur_se_muova Feb 2017 #42
enough Feb 2017 #48
kskiska Feb 2017 #58
napi21 Feb 2017 #3
Pacifist Patriot Feb 2017 #52
Ilsa Feb 2017 #4
bdamomma Feb 2017 #5
Leghorn21 Feb 2017 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2017 #10
uponit7771 Feb 2017 #16
eppur_se_muova Feb 2017 #44
Amaryllis Feb 2017 #22
JHan Feb 2017 #35
Marie Marie Feb 2017 #7
HipChick Feb 2017 #8
eppur_se_muova Feb 2017 #45
madaboutharry Feb 2017 #9
LakeArenal Feb 2017 #11
JHan Feb 2017 #25
smirkymonkey Feb 2017 #55
joet67 Feb 2017 #12
JHan Feb 2017 #23
Delmette2.0 Feb 2017 #13
JHan Feb 2017 #21
zentrum Feb 2017 #14
JHan Feb 2017 #20
zentrum Feb 2017 #34
IthinkThereforeIAM Feb 2017 #15
JHan Feb 2017 #19
dawg Feb 2017 #17
JHan Feb 2017 #18
dawg Feb 2017 #27
KittyWampus Feb 2017 #31
MontanaMama Feb 2017 #26
LenaBaby61 Feb 2017 #41
Cha Feb 2017 #50
Fantastic Anarchist Feb 2017 #54
MontanaMama Feb 2017 #57
northoftheborder Feb 2017 #28
briv1016 Feb 2017 #29
JHan Feb 2017 #32
HoosierDebbie Feb 2017 #30
MontanaMama Feb 2017 #51
CincyDem Feb 2017 #33
JHan Feb 2017 #39
Pacifist Patriot Feb 2017 #53
unblock Feb 2017 #36
DemocratSinceBirth Feb 2017 #37
smirkymonkey Feb 2017 #56
LiberalLovinLug Feb 2017 #40
zentrum Feb 2017 #43
dchill Feb 2017 #46
HipChick Feb 2017 #47
Cha Feb 2017 #49

Response to JHan (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:18 PM

1. great observation....

leave it to Lawrence to point it out.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:21 PM

2. O'Donnell's segment was amazing. Not only that but his guest pointed out Bannon's snobbery

 

Bannon's intellectual snobbery.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:28 AM

24. Oh say it ain't so! A conservative intellectual snob!

I thought only Librals could be intellectual snobs!

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:55 AM

38. Yep and CPAC was telling..

..a display of how intellectually bankrupt conservatism has become..

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 01:07 AM

42. Bannon is a phony intellectual; a poseur.

He keeps using words and phrases which ... well ...



He apparently thinks "deconstruction" means a literal "tearing down". It does not.

deĚconĚstrucĚtion
ˌdēkənˈstrəkSHən/
noun
noun: deconstruction

a method of critical analysis of philosophical and literary language that emphasizes the internal workings of language and conceptual systems, the relational quality of meaning, and the assumptions implicit in forms of expression.


And "church militant" does not refer to a person (Bannon made a reference to his followers as "church militants".



They may have tried to educate him at Harvard, but he seems to have deflected their efforts rather effectively. He is no more an "intellectual" than Newt Gingrich, another "revolutionary" Republican phony.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #42)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 03:37 AM

48. Exactly. NT

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 06:30 PM

58. Believe it or not, Bannon lives in a golden palace

comparable to Donald's. I've seen photos.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:21 PM

3. I'm watching. Lawrence has a lot of good info on his show tonight. Psychiatrist who's going to

explain why he believes the Con is nuts!

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Response to napi21 (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 01:12 PM

52. I've been curious about this. What did the psychiatrist say?

Did he reference the Hare PCL-R? I ask because I am convinced that whatever else is wrong with that man, he has got to score highly as a psychopath. It would take a lot for someone to talk me down from this position. There is only one item on the check list that I think doesn't seem to apply. Everything else positively screams Donald.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:21 PM

4. Wow. So it really is President Bannon. NT

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:24 PM

5. Just call him

a Leninist who wants to see the destruction of the government and US.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:24 PM

6. I can't prove nuthin of course, but I get the feeling that DFT is terrified of Bannon.

Why when how, I dunno, but while everyone else has to kowtow and flatter manbaby, I think Bannon's berating the crap out of him. Just MHO!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:38 PM

10. Who wouldn't be scared of Bannon?

The guy is terrifying. We finally got someone in our government who out-evils Dick Cheney.

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:10 AM

16. He's scared Bannon's stank ass will sit down in on his furniture

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 01:08 AM

44. Plastic tarps to the Oval Office -- stat ! nt

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:26 AM

22. Does Bannon have something on him as well? Maybe Bannon is a Putin plant to keep him in line...

so he doesn't quit because he doesn't seem to be enjoying the job that much.

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:52 AM

35. their views probably align .. generally..

remember as well that Trump loved Breitbart because they pushed his birtherism nonsense.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:25 PM

7. I believe that Lawrence is hoping that Trump is watching and is baiting him BIG TIME.

Just rubbing his face in the fact that Bannon is the actual power behind the throne and he is doing it beautifully. Lawrence has been excellent in his handling of Trump.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:30 PM

8. Missed the bit at the end, some reference to 'Dirty Old Man' comment?

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Response to HipChick (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 01:12 AM

45. Media in Europe (esp. France) are showing photos of Bannon together with Marion Marchal-Le Pen ...

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:31 PM

9. Makes you think Bannon must have Polaroid pictures of Trump

that he is using to blackmail him. Maybe that is how Bannon got on the National Security Counsel.
He is controlling Trump.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:53 PM

11. "Trump is obsessed with personal appearance"

Everybody's but his own.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:28 AM

25. haha his narcissism gets in the way lol

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 03:21 PM

55. Exactly! He's a mess himself.

 

Hugely overweight, badly dressed, bloated face, ridiculous looking hair. How dare he criticize anybody for their appearance!

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:54 PM

12. Bannon must be higher than him in the "Family". ? nt

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Response to joet67 (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:27 AM

23. He's Trump's Svengali

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:58 PM

13. If he is right, we are so very....

Screwed.



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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:25 AM

21. It really doesn't surprise me though..

When Trump assembled his econ advisory team during the campaign, I knew it was a fuck up. All of them align with Bannon in one way or the other and they all see federal government as the enemy.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:05 AM

14. Very interesting.

Bet Bannon, being the smart one, has great contempt for Rump but realizes his usefulness to his radical project which is to set up a Klan Kountry over which he is King.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:24 AM

20. Agreed, he sees Trump as a conduit..

..easy to do since Trump holds no convictions beyond Donald Trump.

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Response to JHan (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:50 AM

34. All you have to do

....is give Rump the product to sell, and flatter him and you're set.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:08 AM

15. I noticed that, too...


... Bannon appear as if someone tossed him a battery operated shaver. And that's it, besides generally clean looking clothes (Trump clothes?). He still looked like Chet from Weird Science.

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Response to IthinkThereforeIAM (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:23 AM

19. He's the odd one out, image wise..

coincidentally his oddness makes him a focal point.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:11 AM

17. Bannon is wealthy.

He can look any way he wants.

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Response to dawg (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:22 AM

18. so is rex tillerson, betsy de vos and the rest of his cabinet picks for the most part.

they all dress immaculately.

Image is everything for Trump.

Bannon doesn't care about that, and Trump is fine with this power play - that's Lawrence's point.

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Response to JHan (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:32 AM

27. They could probably dress any way they wanted to as well.

Trump respects them for their enormous wealth.

The only people he has criticized over "image" matters have been poor people. You know, mere millionaires.

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Response to dawg (Reply #27)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:46 AM

31. Not what has been reported. Trump comments on clothing/how everyone looks.

 

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:29 AM

26. Dolt45 dresses like shit.

His suits don't fit, his golf clothes look even worse, his hats are stuuuuupid looking...Agent Orange wears scotch tape in place of a tie tack. He's ridiculous. He's not much better than Bannon.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #26)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 01:00 AM

41. Dolt45 dresses like shit.

I'd probably have to wear a nose plug if I ever stood next to jabba the bannon, and thank God I'll never stand next to that Leninist fool.



Look at that. DISGUSTING, lacquered-haired, big-bellied sloppy hog (Sorry hogs).



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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #26)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 03:55 AM

50. Match his looks

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #26)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 01:14 PM

54. Have you noticed how long Trump's ties are?

All the way to his crotch. He didn't dress well at all.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #54)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 06:25 PM

57. Yes! He's ridiculous.

It is ironic how critical he is of the appearance of others and he's such a disaster himself. Total denial. I'm really not comfortable shaming someone else for their appearance - I'm not perfect by any means - but he is so awful to other people in regards to how they look and dress.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:34 AM

28. interesting comments

DU thread contributors are some of the finest

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:40 AM

29. So I guess Putin's going shirtless again in their first face to face.

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Response to briv1016 (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:49 AM

32. might as well.......... also......

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:40 AM

30. Lawrence

Lawrence looked especially handsome and dapper in his program tonight. Ultimate contrast between the Bannon look and his own. Immaculate grooming and precise tailoring. I am especially impressed.

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Response to HoosierDebbie (Reply #30)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 10:46 AM

51. I have a huge crush

On Lawrence. He looks impeccable every night... and he's such a smarty. Package deal. 😍

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:50 AM

33. Dress is the informal power structure...



...sitting in a B2B selling seminar several years ago. Consultant is talking about his time as a B2B selling guy...and he's got a pretty well documented history of doing it well...he starts talking about the "know your real customer" rule. Figuring out who in the room was the real power in the decision making process.

His golden rule - if everyone is wearing "the uniform", the guy who isn't is the guy in charge. If the uniform is surfing shirts and shorts - the guy with the button down is in charge. If the uniform is suits and ties, the guy in with no tie and a sports coat is in charge.

His point - it ain't perfect but in his experience, it was a 90-95% that the guy out of uniform was the one guy who didn't have to wear it.

Lawrence is spot on with this one.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #33)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:56 AM

39. Yup

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #33)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 01:14 PM

53. Completely agree

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:53 AM

36. Bannon could trash donnie's image in a heartbeat

donnie can survive horrible stories on cnn, abc, etc., but if he loses breitbart, he's toast.

bannon's got donnie over a barrel.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:54 AM

37. Drumpf should look in the mirror. He looks like a minor mob boss.




He looks like a freaking extra on the cast of The Departed or Black Mass.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #37)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 03:24 PM

56. Look at the bad spray tan/make-up job in that photo!

 



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Response to JHan (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:57 AM

40. Its not just his dress

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To me it is like looking at the portrait of Dorian Gray. All the evil he has perpetrated is shown on his face. He looks decrepit unclean and worn out by the devil.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #40)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 01:08 AM

43. Good point.

The Portrait of Dorian Gray should start to become a best seller just like 1984 is.

He looks debauched, drug-using, miserable and mean.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 01:16 AM

46. Bannon's behavior tells me...

that he knows everything that Putin has on Trump.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 02:40 AM

47. Lawrence had a FB live tonight, and was talking about his Bannon 'unshaven' look


He's much more handsome that slob Bannon...Lawrence will be back Mon...


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Response to JHan (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 03:46 AM

49. Excellent point. trump looks like a slob too.

he has no power over himself.

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