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It's All About the Base

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So Trump has officially started blacklisting members of the press, aka the enemy of the American people, from covering the chaos that is his administration. Just like Putin. And mass deportations have begun, too. the poisoning next, or is it the book-banning? I can't remember.

CNN, the New York Times, the LA Times, BuzzFeed and Politico were banned from Friday's White House briefing. I'm sure this is just a coincidence, but these are the news outlets who have been pushing the Trump/Russian story the hardest. The AP and Time magazine left in protest, which is what they ALL should do. I wish the reporters would boycott the briefing room until the "President" apologizes. Let Spicer stand up there and scream into the empty room.

Speaking of Russia, now President Bannon and his chief minion Reince Priebus asked the FBI to publicly retract reports that showed a connection between Trump's campaign team and Russian intelligence agents. FBI had refused to publicly dispute news that individuals associated with Trump had been in touch with senior Russian intelligence officials during last year's presidential campaign. But FBI director Comey refused to deny the proof of these conversations. So Trump had another Twitter Tantrum and attacked the FBI.

And Michael Flynn had to resign because of what, exactly? The many lies about his conversations with the Russians over sanctions he claimed never happened, until the Washington Post showed proof that they had? The FBI is the enemy because they have proof of Trump's campaign's dirty dealings with the Kremlin, and the press is the enemy because it reports on it.

Geezus, we have a White House so out of control it thinks it can order the FBI to shut down news stories it doesn't like. Is that legal? What's next, asking them to poison politicians they don't like? How Putinesque do you wanna get, boys? Do they not understand the irony of their actions -- acting like Putin while denying ties to Putin?

But their brain-dead base is eating this up. Fascism is great, in the beginning anyway, and as long as you are a Party Faithful. But the Neocons at CPAC aren't so sure -- they're a little nervous about this out-of-control Oompa Loompa who thinks he can piss on the press and our intelligence agencies and whomever he likes with impunity.

Might make the rednecks cheer, but Bannon is freaking out the freaky flying monkeys. Now that's scary. His speech to CPAC might've been accompanied by Bach's Tocatta Fuged in D-minor, that's how creepy it was.

The News-Reporter described it this way:

"Bannon hit all his (and Trump's) favorite targets: He called the media 'the opposition party,' and reckoned this of the president's political foes: 'If you think they are giving you your country back without a fight, you are sadly mistaken.' In other words, Donald Trump has retrieved the country for conservatives to control.

"And Bannon revealed all, about the reasons behind the president's curious Cabinet choices. The plan, he said, was 'deconstruction of the administrative state,' which he and Trump apparently believe robs people of their independence and hurts economic growth.

"So that's why Trump nominated a labor secretary who wants to replace workers at his fast-food restaurants with robots, an energy secretary who once advocated abolishing the department and an education secretary who doesn't care much for public schools.

"Now we've got it."

I just keep thinking what a President Sanders would be doing right now. What a wasted opportunity. Now we have to suffer through this national nervous breakdown hoping we have some kind of health insurance, some measure of environmental protection, some semblance of public education, some rational use of natural resources, and some civil liberties for everyone -- including African Americans, Jews, Muslims, Latinos, and the LGBT community.

Hang in there Truthseekers. #Resist.

And check out Mike's forthcoming book, it's going to be all about this mess.

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