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Trump's Presidency Sinks Below Rock Bottom


Wolff describes a dysfunctional White House that oscillates between hysteria and chaos. He speaks of bitter infighting between Bannon and "Jarvanka," a reference to Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner. He writes of feuds, leaks and an uninterested president who retreats to his bedroom at 6:30 p.m., eats cheeseburgers, watches Fox News, talks to friends on the telephone and vents on Twitter.

Wolff's main character and likely his most important source is Stephen Bannon, who was Trump's chief strategist until last August and who was widely considered to be the most powerful man in the White House after the president himself. Trump's Mephisto. Indeed, it is Bannon's quotes in the book that have angered Trump the most. In an official White House statement, he wrote: "Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind."

Joshua Green says that Bannon simply wasn't cautious enough in his conversations with Wolff. Green is a journalist with Bloomberg Businessweek and knows Bannon better than almost anyone else. Last July, he published "Devil's Bargain," a bestseller about the Trump-Bannon alliance. Bannon's ego, says Green, is just as large as that of Trump -- and he ultimately fell victim to his own narcissism.

Even former Bannon supporters have begun casting doubt upon the role he played as a Trump adviser. Trump's agenda had long been established before Bannon came on board, Roger Stone, a long-time Trump adviser said in an interview with Fox News. From Fox News to the conspiracy-theory worlds of websites like InfoWars and Gateway Pundit, Bannon is now being portrayed as unstable and self-absorbed.

And found this on reddit:
I thought Grab em' by the Pussy was rock bottom...

I thought admitting about Obstruction of Justice to Lester Holt was rock bottom...

All Haitians have aids ... Nope

"Both sides are good" comment regarding Charlottesville and not denouncing nazis ... Nope

The entire Russian cover up ... Nope

Hiring some of the most corrupt people ... Nope

Appointing some of the most under qualified judges .... Nope

Pardoning Joe Arpaio... Nope

Playing golf 24/7 on tax payers dime ... Nope

Tweet wars with Kim jung Un about "button" size ... Nope

Acting like a mentally ill lunatic with access to nuclear codes ... Nope

"Shithole" comment ... Nope.

Paying off pornstars .... Nope

Supporting a pedophile for Senate ... Nope

Horrible response to Puerto Rico ... Nope

Attacking Gold Star Families ... Nope

Telling Russians very sensitive information in the oval office ... Nope

Attacking John McCain ... Nope

Comparing hand/penis size during GOP debate ... Nope

Mocking of a disabled Reporter ... Nope

Saying he could shoot someone and not loose support ... Nope

Firing Comey ... Nope

Firing Yates ... Nope

Still havent said a single bad thing about Russia ... Nope

Not implementing bipartisan Sanctions on Russia ... Nope

There is no end.
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Posted by StrictlyRockers | Tue Jan 16, 2018, 05:08 PM (2 replies)

Norwegian couple declines 45's invitation to move to US & explains how quality of life would suffer

Norwegian couple declines Donald Trump's invitation to move to the US, gives the top 10 reasons why that would be a terrible idea & explains how much their quality of life would suffer.


I'm on cloud nine because Debra Messing just retweeted my tweet. It's going a bit viral..


Posted by StrictlyRockers | Mon Jan 15, 2018, 09:04 PM (0 replies)

If you cut taxes on the rich, they'll invest that money and create jobs for everyone.

No really, Charlie Brown. It's really going to happen this time. Believe me. Go ahead. Kick the football..
Posted by StrictlyRockers | Wed Dec 20, 2017, 01:29 PM (1 replies)

Two Women Who Settled With O'Reilly Over Sexual Harassment Sue for Defamation

Two women who reached sexual harassment settlements with Bill O’Reilly joined a defamation lawsuit against Mr. O’Reilly and Fox News on Wednesday, asserting that statements that he and the network made depicted them as liars, political operatives and extortionists.

The women are Andrea Mackris, a former producer on Mr. O’Reilly’s show on Fox News who sued him for sexual harassment in 2004, and Rebecca Gomez Diamond, a former host on Fox Business Network who reached a settlement with Mr. O’Reilly in 2011 after coming forward with sexual harassment allegations against him. Both women had recorded conversations with Mr. O’Reilly, and he paid both settlements, according to people briefed on the matter.

They joined a lawsuit filed earlier this month by Rachel Witlieb Bernstein, a former Fox News employee who reached a settlement with Fox News and Mr. O’Reilly in July 2002 after she repeatedly complained about his behavior to the network’s human resources department and other executives. Ms. Bernstein is also suing for breach of contract. Her allegations did not include sexual harassment.


Posted by StrictlyRockers | Wed Dec 20, 2017, 12:36 PM (2 replies)

GOP loses control of Virginia House for first time in 20 years after Dem wins recount by one vote

The GOP lost control of Virginia House for the first time in 20 years after Democrat Shelly Simonds won by one vote in the recount.

Democrats also won all three state executive offices in November, by wider than expected margins.

The Blue Wave is real!!! 🌊🌊🌊❄️



Posted by StrictlyRockers | Wed Dec 20, 2017, 12:34 AM (4 replies)

My thoughts are that we have a serious gun problem, and my prayers are that we do something about it

My thoughts are that we have a serious gun problem, and my prayers are that we can muster the political will to do something about it.


Posted by StrictlyRockers | Mon Nov 6, 2017, 06:41 PM (6 replies)

Eight years in office, zero criminal investigations, zero indictments, zero prison terms

Eight years in office, zero criminal investigations, zero indictments, zero prison terms for his executive branch employees.

Posted by StrictlyRockers | Sun Oct 29, 2017, 03:05 PM (16 replies)

Corey Lewandowski, *45's former campaign manager, was interviewed by Senate intelligence committee

Corey Lewandowski, *45's former campaign manager, was interviewed by Senate intelligence committee Wednesday morning

Senate intel interviews former Trump campaign manager Lewandow


(CNN)President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski appeared on Capitol Hill for a closed-door interview with the Senate intelligence committee Wednesday, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Lewandowski is the latest senior official in Trump's orbit who has met with the committee as part of its investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.
Lewandowski was interviewed by the committee's staff.

The committee has already interviewed Paul Manafort, who succeeded Lewandowski as head of the Trump campaign.

Lewandowski said earlier this year that he did not have any contact with Russian officials and if there was contact made by Manafort or others on the campaign, Trump did not know about it.

Posted by StrictlyRockers | Wed Oct 18, 2017, 04:16 PM (1 replies)

Feinstein & Grassley Reach Deal to Subpoena Manafort to Testify at a Public Hearing in Senate

The Senate Will Subpoena Paul Manafort to Testify at a Public Hearing on the Russia Investigation
Aric Jenkins
7:38 PM ET

The ranking Democrat of the Senate judiciary committee and its Republican chairman have reached a deal to subpoena former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in order to make him attend a public hearing.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told CNN Wednesday the she and Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) have agreed to terms regarding Manafort as part of the committee's investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election and possibly the FBI during both the Trump and Obama administrations.

A Feinstein spokesperson told CNN that the subpoena agreement is "in principle" and that details are still being hammered out. Grassley also confirmed the deal to the outlet and said that specific details are being finalized.

Manafort's office did not immediately respond to TIME's request for comment.
Manafort has tried to avoid appearing at a public hearing on the matter in recent months, cutting a deal with investigators in July in exchange for documents and a closed-door, transcribed interview with the committee. President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., took the same deal.


Posted by StrictlyRockers | Wed Sep 27, 2017, 08:39 PM (2 replies)

CNN Poll: Opinion of Republican Party falls to all-time low - 29% hold a favorable view

29% hold a favorable view of the Republican Party!


There are fresh signs the Republican Party's brand is in trouble.

Fewer than three in 10 Americans -- 29% -- hold a favorable view of the Republican Party according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. That is down 13 percentage points from March and is the lowest mark for the GOP since CNN began asking the question in 1992.

The previous low point for the GOP was 30% -- hit twice -- in October 2013 following the federal government shutdown over President Barack Obama's health care law, and December 1998, in the wake of the House of Representatives approving two articles of impeachment against then President Bill Clinton.

Republicans are signaling they prefer President Donald Trump's vision for the party, with 79% saying he is taking it in the right direction. A majority of GOP voters -- 53% -- believe Republican leaders in Congress are taking the party in the wrong direction.

That finding comes as approval ratings and favorability ratings for Republican leaders in Congress have dropped. Overall approval of the party's leadership is down to 20%, a new low in CNN polling back to 2008. That includes just 39% of Republicans who approve of the job GOP leaders are doing. House Speaker Paul Ryan's favorability has dipped to 32%, a six-point drop since April, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stands at 20% favorability, a seven-point dip since spring.

Both parties will have to grapple with an increasingly unhappy public as nearly six in 10 Americans (59%) say they are angry at both parties, while just 23% say they are not angry at either party. Independents are the most upset, with 68% saying they're angry at both parties -- up 10 points since March. Anger among Republicans has also spiked, with 63% now angry at both parties compared to 38% who said the same in the spring. Among Democrats, anger at both sides is up seven points, to 49%.

Posted by StrictlyRockers | Sun Sep 24, 2017, 01:54 PM (5 replies)
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