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Breitbart Hails The Return Of ‘Populist Hero’ Steve Bannon

Today was Bannon's last day in the Trump administration and on Friday evening we learn that it was also his first day back at the old barnyard. 

It didn’t take Steve Bannon long to get back to business at Breitbart.

In fact, it looks like it only took him a couple of hours.

Today was Bannon’s last day in the Trump administration and on Friday evening we learn that it was also his first day back at the old barnyard. 

Via Breitbart

Former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon returned as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Friday afternoon and chaired the company’s evening editorial meeting.

Ranked the #63 website in America by Amazon-owned, and with the #13 Facebook page in the world, Breitbart News is considered the most influential populist website in the world.

“The populist-nationalist movement got a lot stronger today,” said Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow. “Breitbart gained an executive chairman with his finger on the pulse of the Trump agenda.”

Breitbart News CEO and President Larry Solov agreed.

“Breitbart’s pace of global expansion will only accelerate with Steve back,” said Solov. “The sky’s the limit.”

Bannon joined the Trump campaign on August 17, 2016 — nearly one year ago to the day of his return to Breitbart. He submitted his intention to leave the White House on August 7 of this year.

“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Friday afternoon. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”

The Drudge Report hailed Bannon as a “populist hero” who enjoyed an “impressive run” during his tenure as President Trump’s top White House strategist and campaign CEO.

And here is the absolutely ridiculous screengrab:


I don’t think I need to tell you how absurd those excerpts are.

This is a textbook example of the alt-Right’s penchant for denying reality.

Breitbart’s contention is that “the populist-nationalist movement got a lot stronger today.”

Back in the real world, Steve Bannon was fired from his position at the White House – a position that was one of the biggest coups for the nationalist cause since the second World War.

So Breitbart is arguing both sides of the coin.

Either Bannon’s ascension to Chief Advisor to the President was a big win for the cause or his getting fired was a big win, but it can’t possibly be both.

I mean I get that Steve’s on an adrenaline high right now and that’s probably all kinds of contagious at Breitbart, but I’m just not sure how not being in government versus being in government translates to a “win” in an effort to influence that same government.

In any event, Bannon also told Bloomberg in an e-mail that he’s ready to “go to war for Trump” against all enemies foreign and domestic. Here’s the quote:

If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America.

Of course the ironic thing about that is that the real enemies here are Bannon and Trump.



10 comments on “Breitbart Hails The Return Of ‘Populist Hero’ Steve Bannon

  1. Apologize in advance, intuitively this seems appropriate:

    “T.S. Eliot (1888–1965). Prufrock and Other Observations. 1920.

    1. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

    S’io credesse che mia risposta fosse
    A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
    Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
    Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo
    Non torno vivo alcun, s’i’odo il vero,
    Senza tema d’infamia ti rispondo.

    LET us go then, you and I,
    When the evening is spread out against the sky
    Like a patient etherized upon a table;
    Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
    The muttering retreats
    Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
    And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
    Streets that follow like a tedious argument
    Of insidious intent
    To lead you to an overwhelming question….
    Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
    Let us go and make our visit.

    In the room the women come and go
    Talking of Michelangelo.

    The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes,
    The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes
    Licked its tongue into the corners of the evening,
    Lingered upon the pools that stand in drains,
    Let fall upon its back the soot that falls from chimneys,
    Slipped by the terrace, made a sudden leap,
    And seeing that it was a soft October night,
    Curled once about the house, and fell asleep.

    And indeed there will be time
    For the yellow smoke that slides along the street,
    Rubbing its back upon the window panes;
    There will be time, there will be time
    To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;
    There will be time to murder and create,
    And time for all the works and days of hands
    That lift and drop a question on your plate;
    Time for you and time for me,
    And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
    And for a hundred visions and revisions,
    Before the taking of a toast and tea.

    In the room the women come and go
    Talking of Michelangelo.

    And indeed there will be time
    To wonder, “Do I dare?” and, “Do I dare?”
    Time to turn back and descend the stair,
    With a bald spot in the middle of my hair—
    (They will say: “How his hair is growing thin!”)
    My morning coat, my collar mounting firmly to the chin,
    My necktie rich and modest, but asserted by a simple pin—
    (They will say: “But how his arms and legs are thin!”)
    Do I dare
    Disturb the universe?
    In a minute there is time
    For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.

    For I have known them all already, known them all:
    Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
    I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;
    I know the voices dying with a dying fall
    Beneath the music from a farther room.
    So how should I presume?

    And I have known the eyes already, known them all—
    The eyes that fix you in a formulated phrase,
    And when I am formulated, sprawling on a pin,
    When I am pinned and wriggling on the wall,
    Then how should I begin
    To spit out all the butt-ends of my days and ways?
    And how should I presume?

    And I have known the arms already, known them all—
    Arms that are braceleted and white and bare
    (But in the lamplight, downed with light brown hair!)
    Is it perfume from a dress
    That makes me so digress?
    Arms that lie along a table, or wrap about a shawl.
    And should I then presume?
    And how should I begin?
    . . . . . . . .
    Shall I say, I have gone at dusk through narrow streets
    And watched the smoke that rises from the pipes
    Of lonely men in shirt-sleeves, leaning out of windows?…

    I should have been a pair of ragged claws
    Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.
    . . . . . . . .
    And the afternoon, the evening, sleeps so peacefully!
    Smoothed by long fingers,
    Asleep … tired … or it malingers,
    Stretched on the floor, here beside you and me.
    Should I, after tea and cakes and ices,
    Have the strength to force the moment to its crisis?
    But though I have wept and fasted, wept and prayed,
    Though I have seen my head (grown slightly bald) brought in upon a platter,
    I am no prophet—and here’s no great matter;
    I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker,
    And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker,
    And in short, I was afraid.

    And would it have been worth it, after all,
    After the cups, the marmalade, the tea,
    Among the porcelain, among some talk of you and me,
    Would it have been worth while,
    To have bitten off the matter with a smile,
    To have squeezed the universe into a ball
    To roll it toward some overwhelming question,
    To say: “I am Lazarus, come from the dead,
    Come back to tell you all, I shall tell you all”—
    If one, settling a pillow by her head,
    Should say: “That is not what I meant at all;
    That is not it, at all.”

    And would it have been worth it, after all,
    Would it have been worth while,
    After the sunsets and the dooryards and the sprinkled streets,
    After the novels, after the teacups, after the skirts that trail along the floor—
    And this, and so much more?—
    It is impossible to say just what I mean!
    But as if a magic lantern threw the nerves in patterns on a screen:
    Would it have been worth while
    If one, settling a pillow or throwing off a shawl,
    And turning toward the window, should say:
    “That is not it at all,
    That is not what I meant, at all.”
    . . . . . . . .

    No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be;
    Am an attendant lord, one that will do
    To swell a progress, start a scene or two,
    Advise the prince; no doubt, an easy tool,
    Deferential, glad to be of use,
    Politic, cautious, and meticulous;
    Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse;
    At times, indeed, almost ridiculous—
    Almost, at times, the Fool.

    I grow old … I grow old …
    I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

    Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
    I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
    I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

    I do not think that they will sing to me.

    I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
    Combing the white hair of the waves blown back
    When the wind blows the water white and black.

    We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
    By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
    Till human voices wake us, and we drown.”

  2. Anonymous

    It smells more like he stepped away from Breitbart and worked trump for the fool that he is and the game plan was to worm his way into the WH and expected one of two endings and had plans either way. This day took him into plan B, to come out using all the knowledge and information he was able to pack away over the past year to completely undermine and cripple trump and then Pence. Where does that leave the Republican Party? Looks like he has at least 3 years to undermine the United States. I don’t expect he will follow the rules of silence with the top level security clearance he had and all the data he had access to. I hope they have an investigator following every footstep and ready to haul his ugly ass away quickly. Dangerous days ahead. It is also possible he saw the writing on the wall and would lose the position he was in when we kick trump out so he actually instigated the interview that was his ultimate demise so he could still work his plan B. He could have plans on taking trump along with him. I hope I am delusional too!

    – Murphy

  3. The shit is dropping like flies.

  4. It’s ironic (or funny, or maybe sad) that an anti-global nationalist’s return to that muck factory is billed as helping to accelerate their “pace of global expansion.” Good grief!

    • Anonymous

      Hey, It’s Fun Jeff! ok, how about this — first his quote: “If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America.”

      So, we can cure this easily in one move. Remove Trump. Checkmate.

      – Murphy

      • Murph, far too optimistic. He will be reeled in or just quit out of frustration and boredom.

  5. Anonymous

    JBOND – I will happily settle for him to just quit and walk away – same results in that Bannon would have no connection to WH and we are free of both of them! I do kinda think he will quit – I’ve been thinking that for 6 months – ha! – but he will quit and tell us all he has done everything just to help us and now we just won’t help ourselves so he is not gonna waste the rest of his life on this stupid job and good bye and good luck, slam the front door!

    I also read that the man who actually wrote the book Art of the Deal and spent a couple years joined at the hip with him, said he thinks trump will resign and claim success. He also apologized for making trump appear human when in fact he is not even close to normal. HA! He certainly will never be reeled in, never. The only thing he really likes about being President is applause and cheering – and there not much of that these days!

    – Murphy

    • Murph I read the Art of TD some years ago and it sure rubbed me the wrong way. Value-wise and everything-about-him-wise. That said, a change agent in the WH was overdue. Obama showed signs on the the somewhat left side, but could or would not deliver and this disappointed many Dem voters. Trump though I still think was somehow manipulated or paid off to go for it. What a freaking disaster. Possibly eternal damage to the rational conservative movement (whatever remains of it, that is) What it is not is pretty much everything Trump. And yes if he quits it will be some kind of ego-trip thing.

  6. Anonymous

    ALL OF YOU — Watch Rachel Maddow tonight!!! I’m watching it now – Central Time Zone — Holy Shit. Looks like Bannon does have a plan. Very involved and I cannot even begin to explain BUT if you watch Maddow or read it tomorrow at MSNBC site, I have no doubt you will be somewhat concerned! It is on again at 11pm (Central time) and I will be watching it again to better understand what the hell…. !!

    – Murphy

  7. Anonymous

    Does this headline serve as incontrovertible proof that Bannon really can suck his own cock?

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