The Politex Report #1223

Trump's Rasputin: Bannon's Coup of America Has Begun

Books on President Bush's lies were published over a decade ago. It's taken the mainstream media over a decade to admit in print that Presidents lie. How long will it take them to admit that "authoritarian" means "dictatorship," and we are in the beginning of a coup of our government by Donald Trump and his Rasputin, Steve Bannon.

Bannon's self-admitted goal is to destroy America and replace it with his Amerika. Bannon is responsible for Trump's campaign of chaos, lies, disinformation, and repression; Bannon is responsible for Trump's inauguration speech of evil, darkness, and cruelty; Bannon is responsible for Trump's unconstitutional immigration ban, along with the lies, chaos, and cruelty that marked its introduction. Bannon is responsible for the ongoing destructive takeover of our government's levers of power.

Trump has thanked Bannon by giving him a seat on the National Security Council (NSC), while breaking with tradition and removing the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs as permanent members of the Principle's Committee of the NSC.

Next up: Bannon's Supreme Court selection, who will help make what is now unconstitutional, constitutional. Must we wait 10 more years to admit a coup of democracy and constitutionality has begun?

--Jerry Politex


Bannon's Trump is ruling America with the agenda of Europe’s far right - WP

Questions multiply over Bannon’s role in Trump administration. (He's in charge of the coup.) WP


Steve Bannon personally overruled DHS decision not to include green card holders in travel ban: CNN

Steve Bannon, the Trump adviser who helped craft the "Muslim ban," explained

Trump "doesn’t seem to understand the political nature of war or the strategic consequences of politics." (Bannon does.) Slate


Mikhail Gorbachev: It Appears ‘the World Is Preparing for War’

Tyrant Trump: McCain and Graham 'looking to start WWIII'


Democrats and Republicans can’t believe Trump put ‘Nazi’ Bigot Steve Bannon on National Security Council

McCain blasts "Radical" Bannon placement on National Security Council


What Trump's Reshuffling of the Security Council Means: He's turning an advisory body into a political "yes-man"

Bigot Bannon Seizes Trump Security Role From Generals, Now Tops Gen. Flynn. NYT

Trump Gives Steve Bannon, Champion of White Nationalism, Key National Security Seat

Trump Adds Bannon to National Security Council, Removes Intelligence Officials

Coup: Bannon Is Given Security Role Usually Held for Generals. NYT


Donald Trump’s Demolition Derby, His Plan to Wreck Your Government.

A psychologist explains why Trump needs lies and chaos to make himself look like a winner

American Psychosis: Trump's goal is to make you mentally will.


GOP Senator: Extreme vetting wasn't vetted

Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham: Trump immigration order wasn’t vetted


Criteria: Harm America: Trump aides call travel ban a ‘massive success story’ despite criticism and protests

Trump's travel ban is causing chaos - and putting his unflinching nationalism to the test

Masked Lie House official on implementing travel ban: 'It really is a massive success story.'

Trump promised disruption. That’s exactly what he’s delivering.


We’ll See You in Court: Why Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees Violates the Establishment Clause

Trump Muslim Ban: It’s Unconstitutional.

Scholars: Many more legal challenges likely for Trump’s executive order on immigration

Attorneys general from 15 US states, DC denounce Donald Trump’s anti-immigration order

US judges limit Trump’s anti-immigration order; some officials ignore order, refuse to stop detentions


‘Up Is Down’: Trump’s Unreality Show Echoes His Business Past. Lincoln worried about such a dictator. NYT

Trump is now complaining that his Muslim ban order is being called a “Muslim ban”

It took 3 years for George W. Bush to hit 50% disapproval. Trump is there after 8 days.


Should Officials Resign When the Government Goes Crazy? No, "throw sand in the gears."

State Dept. Officials Draft Dissent Memo After Trump’s Ban


Denver police to protesters: ‘Stop doing anything that could be construed as free speech’

Trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown

Bannon's Police State Strategy: Trump's Sloppy, Unconstitutional Order on 'Sanctuary Cities' involves local police.

Priebus suggests immigration ban should be expanded to more countries. (Considers the U.S.) TP


Christian Leaders Nearly Unanimous in Opposing Trump’s Muslim Ban

‘A nightmare come true’: Trump’s refugee ban exiles two persecuted Christian families back to Syria


Retreat from globalisation will destabilise the world economy | Guardian

Officials worry that U.S counterterrorism defenses will be weakened by Trump actions - WP

What Trump's Executive Order Means for the Syrian Health Crisis: People will die of treatable illnesses. Atlantic


Hours after Trump signs Muslim ban, Texas mosque goes up in flames

2 Suspects Held in Quebec Mosque Attack


Jihadist groups hail Trump’s travel ban as a victory for terrorism. WP

In Face of Trump’s Order, Some Muslim Governments Are Conspicuously Silent, Making Their Citizens Very Angry. NYT


Watch Jared Kushner’s Grandmother Talk of Refugee Plight, Warn Against Another Hitler.

Team Trump Just "All Lives Matter"ed the Holocaust

Facing criticism, Trump administration (Bannon) has no regrets about leaving out Jews in Holocaust statement - WP


Scientists Baffled by McConnell and Ryan’s Ability to Stand Upright Without Spines. Borowitz


Grigori Rasputin - Wikipedia

Big Bush Lies: 20 Essays and 50 Most Telling Lies of George W. Bush: Jerry Barrett