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The Herald reports the ultra-Trumpies who took over the West Roxbury Republican Ward Committee a couple years back had a very special guest speaker via video yesterday: Renfield, um, Steve Bannon, who reported his fascist former boss will run for Congress in 2022, win, depose Nancy Pelosi and then single-handedly impeach Joe Biden.

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Is the argument here that Trump will move to San Franscico, or that he'll run for Congress from New York, or Florida..er.. where ever he's legally allowed to live, and that he thinks he'll be able to get a majority of Congresspeople to actually vote for him to be Speaker of the House?

I wonder how Kevin McCarthy feels about that?

lol

He was already facing replacement for being insufficiently loyal to Trump like 2 weeks ago.

And Bannon is assuming that the Rs take back the House in 2022. Given the state of House politics, I think giving Trump the Speaker gavel would be pretty easy.

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He was arrested for defrauding donors to the ‘We Build the Wall’ campaign... He would be on trail except he was pardoned so not reveal what happened to the money under oath. Why would you listen to a scam artist?

https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/the-narcissism-and-ego-that-led-t...

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I do not get the reference.

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The least I can do is get it right. Renfield.

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Bannon should be getting what Benedict Arnold got, not an audience.

Trump will be in a 24 hour assisted living facility for his multiple obvious declining medical conditions .

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That's what the British gave him as a reward for his defection. Since he had been an American Major General, it represented a demotion, even if it came with a nice red uniform.

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Biden is pretty boring. Quietly governing doesn't generate the anger (and clicks) that Trump always did. I've noticed that many media outlets are scraping the bottom of the barrel for ANY Trump-related news, just to keep people engaged. (Did you see the Twitter "outrage" when Melania didn't mention her husband in Valentines tweets?)

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And start taking them at their word.

These are violent extremists who have justified the murder of a Capitol police officer during an attempted coup all in the name of a failed Steak Salesman.

These people are angry, unhinged, and emboldened.

Know who the ones are in your area and avoid them at all costs.

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I couldn't access the Herald article that is linked to this post without getting bombarded with pop up ads, so I gave up. Is it saying that Steve Bannon is running for Congress from West Roxbury??? Good luck with that one. Doesn't West Roxbury sit in Ayanna Pressley's district? Whatever, but might be funny to watch from afar for about a day or so.

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he’s saying Trump will run for someone’s House seat in 2022 and quickly become Speaker – in this fantasy we take for granted that the Democrats have lost 8+ seats – and his first order of business would be to impeach Biden for stealing the 2020 election.

by disqualifying Trump from any office, not just the Presidency.

Remember that John Quincy Adams was elected to the House of Representatives two years after losing his re-election bid for President.

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Trump campaigning and winning, just to putter around for two years should the Dems retain their majority. The whole thing is farcical.

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The only thing I like as his future is conviction for some of his many crimes, resulting in long prison sentences. It's what he deserves.

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but he’s rich, powerful, and white in America so my expectations are to see him live another 20 or so fruitful years

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...he will stroke out.

If he's convicted of a felony, he won't be running for anything next year.

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i hope you won’t be holding your breath

majority in 2022 is pretty high, if history is any indicator, regardless of how popular and effective anything they get done in the meantime is with the electorate.

FDR in his first term (in the depths of the Depression), Clinton in his second (after an unpopular impeachment trial) and W in his first (post-9/11) were the only instances of an incumbent picking up mid-term seats in the last 90 years. That's just the way the House swings.

but i wonder if the precedent will hold should the Ds manage to send the $2000 $1400 and then get covid generally figured out this summer.

I believe that the 2010 midterm election repudiation of the Democrats was due to their failure to deliver on their and Obama's promises, and continued devotion to corporate interests, combined with the rabid Tea Party movement. So far, Biden is performing far better than Obama did, on several fronts. If congress backs him up, or even exceeds him in progressive actions*, the Democrats could do even better in the 2022 election than this year. Numerous polls have shown that progressive policies are very popular, unless they are labeled liberal, or socialist, or the like.

* My possibly idiosyncratic use of progressive here means policies that benefit ordinary citizens, rather than corporations or elites.

Steve Bannon, a perfectly reasonable individual worth associating yourself with who definitely does not call for the beheading of public health officials or anything...

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Not at all like Kathy Griffin. Senator Trump? Get out of here!

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Did they have her join the meeting too?

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Right next to the equally qualified Senator Tuberville.

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I know this is all very complicated, and probably hard to keep straight, but Kathy Griffin is an entertainer. She is neither a politician nor a political advisor.

Not at all like Kathy Griffin.

Try as I might, I can't remember a time when Kathy Griffin was shaping national policy as a member of a Democratic administration.

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Ronald Reagan, Sonny Bono, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Al Franken come to mind.

I assume no one thought Arnold was making an argument for police shooting when he dressed up as a robot and fired a machine gun at cops.

There's a pretty clear distinction between entertainers acting as entertainers vs people like Bannon who are actively and openly looking to shape and direct public policy.

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Good point. If Kathy Griffin ever decides to run for office, or takes a governmental position, then we should certainly apply the same level of scrutiny to any statements she makes that *aren't* part of her comedy act.

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We'll all agree not to vote for Kathy Griffin for anything and not to let her advise on any political campaigns.

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While both share(d) a propensity, and both could use words to good or bad impressive effect, Truman's extremes never went into the looneytunes nightmares that Bannon mind conjures.

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