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Poetic Justice

Bannon Banned (Again)

Steve Bannon’s no longer calling important shots,
And his invitations to speak usually end in boycotts.
His latest speaking brouhaha
Came from the University of Montana,
Which canceled Bannon’s keynote at a conference on sex robots.

Enumerati

Bannon Held Campaign Rally and Nobody Showed

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Number of New York Republican candidates who showed up at a rally held by Stephen Bannon in a Buffalo fire station, the Guardian reports. “Bannon appeared in front of 200 people at a firehouse outside Buffalo, New York, ostensibly to campaign for Republicans based in the area. But in a visceral demonstration of just how far Bannon’s stock has fallen since leaving the White House 14 months ago, none of those Republicans running for office turned up.”

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Bannon Puts Midterms in Perspective

“This election is very simple. It’s an up-or-down vote on impeachment.”

— Stephen Bannon, quoted by Vanity Fair.

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Bannon a Big Fan of Mussolini

“He was clearly loved by women. He was a guy’s guy. He has all that virility. He also had amazing fashion sense, right, that whole thing with the uniforms. I’m fascinated by Mussolini.”

— Stephen Bannon, in an interview with the Spectator.

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Bannon Stokes French Far-Righters in Nativist Speech

“Let them call you racist. Let them call you xenophobes. Let them call you nativists. Wear it as a badge of honor. Because every day, we get stronger and they get weaker.”

— Former Trump adviser Stephen Bannon, quoted by ABC News, speaking to French far-right politicians.

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Bannon Rails Against ‘Anti-Patriarchy’ Movement

“It’s a Cromwell moment! It’s even more powerful than populism. It’s deeper. It’s primal. It’s elemental. The long black dresses and all that — this is the Puritans! It’s anti-patriarchy. … You watch. The time has come. Women are gonna take charge of society. And they couldn’t juxtapose a better villain than Trump. He is the patriarch.”

— Steve Bannon, quoted in a new edition of the book “Devil’s Bargain” as sharply criticizing what he terms the “anti-patriarchy movement” — that is, the movement against sexual harassment and assault — saying he believes it will “undo ten thousand years of recorded history,” CNN reports.

Poetic Justice

Bannon Wasn’t Worth It

Steve Bannon’s disposition is not what we’d call sunny,
Though some of his one-liners were pretty funny.
But his Breitbart worth began to pale,
When measured upon a scale
Against big bags of Mrs. Rebekah Mercer’s money.

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Trump, Bannon Like ‘Two Rats in a Bag’

“Steve Bannon’s spectacular fall from grace in Trump World is a big, salty, delicious bowl of schadenfreude from the political gods in celebration of the new year. … Now, like two rats in a bag, Trump and Bannon are tearing at one another in a delicious public spat that has every possible bit of drama, except Bannon drunkenly bellowing for a round of fisticuffs with all comers and Trump offering to compare the length of their relative manhoods on live television. They deserve one another in so many ways.”

Rick Wilson

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Bannon Asserts Trump Met with Russians

“The chance that Don Jr. did not walk these Jumos up to his father’s office of the 26th floor is zero.”

— Steve Bannon, quoted in Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer. Trump has denied ever meeting the Russian participants.

Poetic Justice

One Loose Bannon

The Trumpian White House loyalty code, well, Bannon broke it.
If we thought Trump was already mad, well, Bannon stoked it.
Now Trump’s lawyers want him to desist and cease
Exercising his right to free speech.
It’s clear to us Bannon didn’t lose his mind — he just spoke it.