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Old 08-29-2019, 09:49 AM
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Anthony Scaramucci is going after Trump


Anthony Scaramucci is organizing to make sure Donald Trump is defeated in 2020. Interesting article in the Atlantic.

What do you think think about this?

I think his motivations are 25% revenge, 25% sincere, and about 50% just to be in the limelight and get his name in the media. He has his own aspirations no doubt.

Will he make a difference? Maybe if he can get Tillerson and John Kelly to be vocally against Trump. He won't get Mattis.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:09 AM
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After seeing Mooch interviewed you can understand both why he was hired and why he was fired. He doesn't have any credibility, but if his example can coax others into the light, well and good. But him and Omerosa (too lazy to look up actual spelling), eh.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:19 AM
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Yeah, wouldn't surprise me if he had some sort of political aspirations that can be advanced by keeping himself in the public eye. He's smart enough - and has a direct example - that fame of any sort is good for career advancement.
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:28 AM
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Yeah, wouldn't surprise me if he had some sort of political aspirations that can be advanced by keeping himself in the public eye. He's smart enough - and has a direct example - that fame of any sort is good for career advancement.
How has his career been advanced? He was a big deal at Goldman Sachs. He founded two investment firms. Now, according to wikipedia, "He is a recurring guest on the sports/comedy podcast Pardon My Take presented by Barstool Sports and was a "Fake HouseGuest" on Celebrity Big Brother". I'm not sure why we should care that he's organizing against Trump anymore than if my plumber was.
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:42 AM
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He was a lying huckster shitbag before, and he's probably still a lying huckster shitbag. It would take a lot more than this to demonstrate an actual change of heart, at least IMO.
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:45 AM
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These ex Trumpsters are doing it so they don't get ostracised from high society by being seen as lackeys to the very end. In reality they'll still vote R over D in the booth but want to appear like they washed their hands off Trump in the event he loses.
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:53 AM
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How has his career been advanced? He was a big deal at Goldman Sachs. He founded two investment firms. Now, according to wikipedia, "He is a recurring guest on the sports/comedy podcast Pardon My Take presented by Barstool Sports and was a "Fake HouseGuest" on Celebrity Big Brother". I'm not sure why we should care that he's organizing against Trump anymore than if my plumber was.
Tough to say, but orders of magnitude more people know who he is now than before. I mean, I wouldn't trade "big deal at Goldman Sachs" for "lots of people know me as the butt of some jokes", but it's not entirely downside?
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Reading OP's linked article I learned a new word
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kay·fabe
/ˈkāˌfāb/
noun informal • US

noun: kayfabe
(in professional wrestling) the fact or convention of presenting staged performances as genuine or authentic.
Example: "a masterful job of blending kayfabe and reality"
It immediately occurred to me that this was the word misspelled by Trump when he wrote
"Despite the negative press covfefe,"
Google shows that some others have noticed this connection, but SDMB has only one inconclusive mention:

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I like that word. So similar to kayfabe.
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He was a lying huckster shitbag before, and he's probably still a lying huckster shitbag. It would take a lot more than this to demonstrate an actual change of heart, at least IMO.
This is true, but having Mooch try and fight Trump in the gutter is good because it means there's someone high profile and right wing who can get dirty with Trump. Mooch is a street fighter, and it's good to know that there's at least one Republican who's willing to get into a street fight against Trump.
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There's more than one. However full of shit he is, Joe Walsh has said that he decided to oppose Trump when Trump claimed to believe Putin yet question the US intelligence agencies.
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How has his career been advanced? He was a big deal at Goldman Sachs. He founded two investment firms. Now, according to wikipedia, "He is a recurring guest on the sports/comedy podcast Pardon My Take presented by Barstool Sports and was a "Fake HouseGuest" on Celebrity Big Brother". I'm not sure why we should care that he's organizing against Trump anymore than if my plumber was.
Don't give Joe the Plumber any ideas.
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I don't care why he's doing it. I just hope it works.
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He seemed pretty level headed on Maher a couple of weeks ago. The lady sitting next to him was just begging for a fight, but Scaramucci never took the bait (I felt embarrassed for the lady).

This tells me he's at least capable of being a decent human being. IDK, only time will tell.

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Mooch can hurt Trump in ways democratic critics cannot. He's not a socialist, and he really is a rich guy, unlike Trump. He's also got that New York in-your-face attitude.
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