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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 04:53 PM

Steve Bannon And Allies Have Second Thoughts About Roy Moore, Sources Say

Source: The Daily Beast

Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon is keeping the door open to ditching Roy Moore as the sexual-assault allegations against the Alabama Republican Senate candidate continue to pile up.

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But over the past few days, Bannon has begun privately taking the temperature of those in his inner circle to see what they think of the Moore allegations and to get their sense of how to proceed, according to four knowledgeable sources. Late last week, the Breitbart chairman said, “I will put him in a grave myself,” if he determines that Moore was lying to him about the numerous accusations, a source close to Bannon relayed.

Bannon emphasized, to both friends and colleagues, that he’s uncomfortable with the charges of sexual harassment and child molestation that have been levelled at Moore. But he wasn’t convinced that the initial flood of on-record testimony, starting with the first Washington Post story last week, was anything more than a hit job. And he believes it may have been planted by #NeverTrump operatives to put the screws to Moore’s campaign.

Several of Bannon’s most trusted allies have already told him that it would be “insane,” as one put it, to believe at this point that the Moore accusations are baseless. They have also warned that the time is rapidly approaching when he would have to disavow Moore before it appeared as though he was simply caving to political pressure. (Critics of Bannon, of course, argue he should never have backed Moore in the first place.)

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/steve-bannon-and-allies-have-second-thoughts-about-roy-moore-sources-say



In which case, what would the Trump base do?

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brooklynite Tuesday OP
PJMcK Tuesday #1
BumRushDaShow Tuesday #2
louis-t Tuesday #3
The_jackalope Tuesday #4
brush Tuesday #5
Mr.Bill Tuesday #6
Judi Lynn Tuesday #11
olddad56 Tuesday #13
AZ8theist Tuesday #15
DFW Tuesday #7
Hortensis Tuesday #8
BainsBane Tuesday #9
LeftInTX Tuesday #10
33taw Tuesday #12
Corvo Bianco Tuesday #14
Bernardo de La Paz Tuesday #16
pbmus Tuesday #17
BigmanPigman Tuesday #18
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Tuesday #19

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 04:56 PM

1. Gosh, that Bannon's pretty sharp!

It only took him a few days to realize he had chosen another loser!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 04:59 PM

2. So who is in charge?

GrimReaper or the Orange Menace?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:00 PM

3. I sense they will cut their losses and run a write in candidate.

And, sorry, Bannon IS caving to political pressure.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:02 PM

4. A day late and a dollar short, Steve. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:07 PM

5. And Bannon was supposed to be trump's braintrust...the two are more like dumb and dumber

Hahahahahahahaha!

Genius Bannon picking Roy Moore to back for the Senate should be all we need to know that it was Putin/Assange/vote suppression and Comey's letter why trump is in office instead of anything that trump himself, Bannon, Conway, stupid Jr. and all the rest of his campaign staff did.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:07 PM

6. You know you are toast

when a steaming pile of pig shit like Bannon doesn't like you.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:16 PM

11. Bannon disapproves of child molestation. Who could have known?



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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:47 PM

13. perhaps he is just jealous.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:04 PM

15. he has the acumen....

Of that political GENIUS....

And solver of EVERY NATIONAL PROBLEM facing America.....

With his VAST EXPERIENCE in National and International affairs..........

None other, than JARED KUSHNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK GOD our country is being run by THE BEST PEOPLE!!!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:07 PM

7. I think Bannon and co. are taking seriously what that one Republican Senator said

i.e. about expelling Moore from the Senate if he should end up "winning" the election, legitimately or otherwise.

This is looking worse and worse for them, but remember, ALL politics is local, and if the people of Alabama are willing to embarrass themselves by electing this son of a stunted turnip, then the rest of the Republican Senators, many of whom are up for re-election next year, will not want their brand tainted in this manner, at this time.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:08 PM

8. Bannon's followers won't care. They'd support either stand.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:10 PM

9. Only thing Bannon cares about is if Moore will win

He doesn't want his name attached to a loser. He'll wait to see what the polls say, and then dump him at the last minute if it looks like Moore will lose.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:12 PM

10. I thought nothing was too low for Bannon

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:43 PM

12. I think donors are balking and Bannon is afraid of losing their support. He has lost some already.

I don't believe he gives a damn about children or their welfare.

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Response to 33taw (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:52 PM

14. Yeah, the Nazi's aching conscience rings of horse shiz.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:32 PM

16. The Trumpanzee base? Defend Roy to the death

Because defending bathrooms is more important than defending children against child molesters:

He would have to be accused of a lot worse than I have heard so far for me to believe the seat would be better in the hands of the partial birth abortion democrat who wants to let men who think they are women into the girls bathrooms.
At this point I don't care if he did what they accused him of. They waited 40 years, so obviously they didn't feel all that strongly about it. (and that's if we believe them, which I don't.)
17 posted on 11/14/2017, 8:07:33 PM by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty."


For the good of the Republic, the Democrat must be defeated. He is a Hillary clone, and an utter horror.
5 posted on 11/14/2017, 7:58:05 PM by Governor Dinwiddie (Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?)


Even if you are an Army Chaplain who supposed believes in moral law:

Ehat you say is true, but that is different than winning or losing an election. The potus cannot afford a 52-48 senate, so a 51-49 would be terrible. McCain would rule the senate.
9 posted on 11/14/2017, 8:00:06 PM by xzins (Retired US Army chaplain. Support our troops by praying for their victory. L)


The repubs just turned a red state over to a marx-o-crat senatewhore. The stalinists can put up a corpse like lautenberg and win a senate seat. The ‘pubs mince and wet their panties when asked to fight bck.
24 posted on 11/14/2017, 8:12:33 PM by dynachrome

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 08:25 PM

17. Duh, Sheldon cut my money off...Moore is now guilty until proven innocent.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 08:27 PM

18. Seems to me like Bannon is questioning the horse

that he backed and is getting a little scared. I get the same feeling when I hear his name or see his face...YIKES!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 08:48 PM

19. Did Bannon have a moment of sobriety?

Nah

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