I’m not a fan of journalistic clichés. One that I’ve never liked is “hit the ground running.” Having said that, I find it impossible not to introduce this Anthony Scaramucci quote without saying, Mooch hit the ground talking:
There are people inside the administration that think it is their job to save America from this president. OK, that is not their job. Their job is to inject this president into America…”
Is Trump some kind of drug now? If so, the entire country needs rehab.
Speaking of drug analogies, if Trump is cocaine, Mooch is crack. He’s a crazed distillation of the Trumper ethos. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, y’all. Mooch is only in his second week on the job and he’s acting like a Donald clone. The world does not need a Donald clone. In fact, we could do quite nicely without the original.
Mooch has already declared war on beleaguered chief of staff Reince Priebus. (I don’t know about you but I was surprised that the Insult Comedian knew that word. No wonder Jeff Bo is sweating.) Mooch is trying to impress everyone with his biblical scholarship and shit:
“We have had odds we have had differences. When I said we were brothers from the podium, that’s because we’re rough on each other. Some brothers are like Cain and Abel, other brothers can fight with each other and get along. I don’t know if this is repairable or not, that will be up to the president.
And the president* is famous for smoothing things over. #sarcasm. Reince seems to be a dead Greek walking but one thing Team Trump hasn’t thought through is this: who will they scapegoat when Reince is gone? Not that they ever think things through as the transgender “ban” fiasco illustrates. If Mooch gets too much air time, he could wind up serving as the next patsy when Reince inevitably moves on.
There’s a weird picture of Mooch and Reince floating around the internets. I like the way it was used in this tweet:
AS: I see a little silhouetto of a man
RP: Scaramucci Scaramucci will you do the fandango?
[Thunderbolt and lightning
Very very frightening] pic.twitter.com/3F8R6klBOL
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) July 27, 2017
All roads lead to Queen right now except when they lead to Bruce Springsteen. The Boss gets the last word:
I wonder if Mooch has any plans to get a Trump tattoo on his back ala Roger Stone’s Nixon tat? Now that would show loyalty.
UPDATE: I posted before Ryan Lizza published Mooch’s deranged comments about Reince and Bannon. Btw, I seriously doubt that Bannon is lithe enough to suck his own cock. Methinks Mooch exaggerates.
The funniest thing on twitter about the self cocksucking thing was a sight gag from Josh Marshall:
Bannon responds to Mooch pic.twitter.com/fIocBUEdaB
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) July 27, 2017
Then there’s this tweet from Charlie Pierce:
Admires the Mooch's rhetorical style. pic.twitter.com/jzSMhucyGj
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) July 27, 2017