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Bannon intervew with Charlie Rose

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  • Independent
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    What do think? He has no BS answers to hard questions. By "BS", I mean like him or hate him, he telling you what he truly beleives. Not suggesting he's right, about anything; he does say some pretty scary stuff that he thinks is OK. Paraphrasing: "If somebody is going to cheat, lie, steal, then to beat them, You need cheat, lie, steal better than them". That is how he sees the world, and believes that is how winners succeed..... Pretty sick thinking.

    If possible track down the full version of this interview. It is the 9-11-17 episode of PBS's Charlie Rose, instead of 10 minutes, the interview is 55 minutes.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    60 Minutes isn't releasing the full video on their YouTube page, so unfortunately we can't post it here due to copyright laws.

    I watched the interview and agree with your point of view. His opinions go against everything I believe, but at least he is willing to say them and not hide behind some politically correct answer that I've grown so accustomed to hearing from politicians on both sides of the aisle.

    Bannon has a world view that is an anathema to everything I believe, but he is certainly not alone. We have a President who believes in those same world views of white power (whether he says those words or not, it's not hard to deduce his views when it comes to the non-white community) and we have a largely white House and Senate that is more than happy to push their thinly veiled racist policy proposals through Congress. We also have a largely white and male Supreme Court that is more than happy to be a rubber stamp for the Republican Party.

    This is what happens when people become disillusioned and stop voting. Government continues to function, but it functions in a way that only makes all their problems worse.

  • Independent
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    This evening on PBS's Charlie Rose they had another long segment of the Bannon tnterview. I have seen his personality type before. Bannon reminds me of fringe fundamentals that are racist, or homobic, etc, but they are extreme good at laying out a coherent argument that does not sound racist or homophobic, they make it sound rational to say, for example, "Seperate but equal, is good for for everyone". Bannon is not making that specific racist argument, but he makes a very similar argument about rounding up and deporting dreamers is the right thing to do. He makes it sound practical and logical. His approach is different than trump, who spins larger than life fish stories from watching a tropical fish tank. Bannon is the type that can lay out a very compelling argument that the earth is flat despite overwhelming evidence over 200 years that the earth is round. Put Bannon in a room of trump supporters, he could, at the very least, plant doubt in their minds about if the world is really round, and might just be flat.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Unfortunately in this world logic and rationale reasoning play a very small part in the decision making process. The accepted presentation and acceptance of a person is very seldom solely or even to any great extent based on the absolute worth and value of a person's contribution. Just the way the brain is wired.

    BTW

    Bannon Calls Comey Firing the Biggest Mistake in ‘Modern ...

    www.nytimes.com/2017/09/10/us/politics/steve...

    Sep 09, 2017 · Credit Al Drago for The New York Times ... Despite his complaint about Mr. Comey’s firing, Mr. Bannon said he planned to be ... McConnell Says Democrats ...

    I believe he said that as payback for losing his job, but it is probably true.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Bannonn couldn't pass up the chance to take a cheap swipe at the "liberal media"

    that's right stevie boy, the media is your enemy unless it's drudge or fux news.

    he talks like an idiot that want's to take the USA back to the 17th. century.

    moron.

  • Independent
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    Yet another long segement of the Bannon interview on PBS's Charlie Rose.

    Bannon knows the trump presidency is Bannon's once in a life time shot to blow up everything, so he's not holding anything back. This presidency is D-Day, a once in a lifetime shot, and while trump is president Bannon is going to unload everything he has to destroy what we currently know to be the US government and our economic system.

    I am sure we have can recall 1-2 individuals from high school or college that was elite intellectual that was on the fringe, and basically wacko. Bannon was that person who happened to be at the right place, right time to team up with another wacko (trump), and together they broke the bank during their run for president. They kept doubling down, it was go-for-broke, or go home, because there is no tomorrow.

    What is funny about listening to Bannon is that he hates intellectual elites, but he is one; he just believes all other intellectual elites are bad (except the very few who agree with him).

    The guy is very intelligent, but he is truly is fucking nuts.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Bannon has certainly left his mark on the Trump presidency. I suspect that many of Trump's cabinet picks were really Bannon's picks...some of the most incompetent in the history of our democracy. They are out of the anarchist playbook.

    It's been reported that Trump still calls Bannon for advice when John Kelly is not around. Trump is conflicted not knowing where to turn on important issues of the day. He is not his own man. He is not comfortable in his own skin.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Bannon has certainly left his mark on the Trump presidency. I suspect that many of Trump's cabinet picks were really Bannon's picks...some of the most incompetent in the history of our democracy. They are out of the anarchist playbook.

    It's been reported that Trump still calls Bannon for advice when John Kelly is not around. Trump is conflicted not knowing where to turn on important issues of the day. He is not his own man. He is not comfortable in his own skin.

    Trump is as he describes himself, a counter puncher. He can't come up with anything but has his way to react to situations to promote his own self interest. He doesn't care who he gets advice from because he will react to it. But since he is inwardly focused there is no possible humanitarian benefit from Trump or his picks.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Bannon has certainly left his mark on the Trump presidency. I suspect that many of Trump's cabinet picks were really Bannon's picks...some of the most incompetent in the history of our democracy. They are out of the anarchist playbook.

    It's been reported that Trump still calls Bannon for advice when John Kelly is not around. Trump is conflicted not knowing where to turn on important issues of the day. He is not his own man. He is not comfortable in his own skin.

    Absolutely correct Schmidt, he needs to have people who are loyal to him for support, if he didn't have that, he would be as hollow as an empty roll from toilet paper.
  • Independent
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    During the interview when asked about the how to solve the problem with the Dreamers, Bannon stated the solution was: "get them to self-deport".

    OK, think about it for a moment, and take world history into consideration. Under what conditions do people decide that self-deportation is their best choice?

    Imagine getting a letter in mail stating "You have 30 days to self-deport from the US. If you don't self-deport then the following actions will be taken....."

    What would need to be in that letter for YOU to decide that the best the choice is to get the fuck out the country immediately?