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Christians condemn ‘nasty, vulgar’ tycoon. No, not Trump.

Christians condemn ‘nasty, vulgar’ tycoon. No, not Trump.

Another day, another tawdry cat fight in Trump’s administration – Anthony Scaramucci, above, recently hired to become White House Communications Director, was sacked at the weekend, much to the delight of Christian conservatives who apparently disapprove of foul language (unless of course it’s used by the President).

Scaramucci hit the headlines last week when he ranted against former Trump Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Trump adviser Stephen Bannon.

Writing for LifeShite, Peter (“Barbie”) LaBarbera, President of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, quoted a number of his fellow Christian bigots who welcomed Scaramucci’s departure.

Scaramucci had called Priebus “a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” in an interview last Thursday with the New Yorker. Of  Trump’s Chief Strategist he said:

I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock.

According to LaBarbera “influential religious leader” Bob Vander Plaats wrote publicly to President Trump about Scaramucci:

I suggest you lead by first washing out Mr Scaramucci’s mouth with a bar of soap. After a thorough rinsing, strip his credentials and escort him personally off the White House grounds.

This report describes  Scaramucci as being “pro-abortion and pro-LGBT”.

This Shell Fisher cartoon says it all:

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19 responses to “Christians condemn ‘nasty, vulgar’ tycoon. No, not Trump.”

  1. Broga says:

    Whatever the deficiencies of previous Presidents they did keep the White House show on the road and the USA a country to be regarded very seriously. The White House has now become a pantomime with Trump as the chief clown with the power to wreck the USA and do serious damage to the rest of us.

    How much longer dare the USA leave Trump with his lies, fantasies, narcissism, minimal attention span, contempt for women and pseudo Christianity as President. Trump is now a joke President but the decisions he can make are far from funny.

    Scaramucci had his good points. But the Christian right were never going to let him get away with saying naughty words. Being pro-abortion and pro-LGBT was bad but using naughty words was the final straw.

  2. Peter Sykes says:

    Broga:
    “pseudo Christianity”.
    Is there another kind?

  3. barriejohn says:

    So, Scaramucci did the fandango.

    Is this the real life?
    Is this just fantasy?
    Caught in a landslide
    No escape from reality
    Open your eyes
    Look up to the skies and see
    I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy
    Because I’m easy come, easy go
    A little high, little low
    Anyway the wind blows, doesn’t really matter to me, to me…

    Too late, my time has come,
    Sends shivers down my spine,
    Body’s aching all the time.
    Goodbye, everybody, I’ve got to go,
    Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth.

    A few hours after Donald Trump twittered that the White House was not in chaos, the White House was in chaos again. Reince Priebus said that it was good that the President was pressing the restart button – after just six months in office – but again after ten days? “Thunderbolt and lightning, very very frightening”!

  4. Barry Duke says:

    I added a Shell Fisher cartoon to this post. It would have been rude not to.

  5. Laura Roberts says:

    It’s hard to say which are worse: conventional politicians who behave as Trump behind the scenes but pretend to some form of dignity in public, or Trump and his thugs, whose debauchery and buffoonery are on display constantly.

  6. L.Long says:

    “…irst washing out Mr Scaramucci’s mouth with a bar of soap….” As I ask most aholes – tell me what exactly is wrong with THOSE! words??? ‘I don’t like them’ is meaningless BS!! & I know your book o’BS says nothing about it as they are NOT swearing or cursing!

  7. Cali Ron says:

    …(Oh mamma mia, mamma mia) Mamma mia, let me go…

    And he’s gone. Next clown to step out of the clown car?

  8. Broga says:

    Peter Sykes: “Pseudo Christians”: What I was getting at is that there appear to be some people who believe the absurdities that make up faith. The great majority pretend to believe for political, social or other advantage.

    I came across a comment on this recently. My wife has long been a fan of the Morse books and has often told me how good they are. I have never read them but during a recent illness I decided to give one a try. I picked “The Way Through the Woods” at random and soon saw what I had been missing.

    In this book Morse refers to himself as an atheist “like most C. of E. bishops.” They, in my view, are pseudo Christians.

  9. Club Secretary says:

    “In this book Morse refers to himself as an atheist “like most C. of E. bishops.” ”

    Ah, those were the days, it would appear now that most of the incumbents actually believe the drivel they preach.

  10. lonborghini says:

    I’m not trying to suck my own cock either. I’m just not all that limber. So, what the fuck is wrong with being pro-abortion and pro-LGBT? Never mind, “nothing really matters, nothing really matters, to me…..”

  11. Broga says:

    Another revelation about the President who is “Going to make this great country of ours great again.” So far he is dragging his “great country” into shame and ridicule.

    “President Donald Trump is being accused of knowingly and actively trying to spread false news about the murder of DNC employee Seth Rich in a new lawsuit.

    Also contributing to the creation of that fake news story was President Trump according to court documents, which claim that the Commander-in-Chief wanted the story to include multiple fake quotes which were attributed to Wheeler.”

  12. barriejohn says:

    Broga: Say “Godwin’s Law” if you will, but he reminds me of Joseph Goebbels.

    If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it…

    There was no point in seeking to convert the intellectuals. For intellectuals would never be converted and would anyways always yield to the stronger, and this will always be ‘the man in the street.’ Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect. Truth was unimportant and entirely subordinate to tactics and psychology.

    Intellectual activity is a danger to the building of character.

    The rank and file are usually much more primitive than we imagine. Propaganda must therefore always be essentially simple and repetitive. In the long run basic results in influencing public opinion will be achieved only by the man who is able to reduce problems to the simplest terms and who has the courage to keep forever repeating them in this simplified form, despite the objections of the intellectuals.

    http://kuny.ca/blogs/2010/45/essays/joseph-goebbels-on-propaganda/

  13. Broga says:

    barriejohn: Godwin’s Law or not that sums up what is happening. “Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect.” We see the success of this time after time. This was the practice of Farage who placed few restraints on his unfounded assertions.

    The educated and thinking will not be fooled by Trump. But the poorly educated and semi literates also have a vote and he can call up a packed hall of them any time he wants a boost to his outrageous ego. The irony is that the people he is shafting pitilessly are the very ones who still support him.

    The readers of the up market papers draw comfort, for example, about the concerns they share about the environment. They think the mass of people think like them. They don’t. What was formerly called the working class (I don’t know what they call them now) don’t give a toss. And that will be the case throughout the world.

  14. Cali Ron says:

    Not all Americans are dim bulbs and dolts, easily fooled by Trump’s lies. His approval ratings have dropped to the 30-40% range, so the majority of Americans see through him. Unfortunately, about half of registered voters didn’t bother to vote and all of the Trump minions did.

    The only question now is can the Republicans keep him from destroying their party while he tries to ruin America or will they step in at some point and impeach his fat, orange ass. Sadly, impeachment would mean Pence becomes president and he’s actually more dangerous than Trump because he’s a born again believer, fully deluded and filled with hate and intolerance.

  15. Broga says:

    Cali Ron: I have relatives and friends in the USA and we keep in touch. They share your views. One of them said on the ‘phone at the weekend, “How did it ever come to this? What options are left to us?”

    I didn’t know about Pence. Is there no hope?

  16. AgentCormac says:

    If you haven’t already, I would urge you all to check out and subscribe to Keith Olbermann’s wonderful ‘Resistance’ videos on YouTube. The wit, acerbic commentary and fact-driven insights are as enlightening as they are entertaining and disturbing. Here’s a link to one of his best thus far, which asks why Donald Trump suddenly started tweeting about Hilary Clinton’s 33,000 deleted emails just hours after his idiot son had ‘that meeting’ with the Russians.

    Resist. Replace. Peace.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZFX8FEpqOU

  17. Jobrag says:

    @Broga
    There’s a Truman Show (ish) film there, a complete congregation realise that none of them are believers but are there to keep up appearances, do they continue to troop to church every Sunday to show the rest of the community how pious they are, and what do they get up to when inside?
    PS there’s a good porn version there too.

  18. Broga says:

    @Jobrag: I liked the Truman Show film which linked in nicely with the idea that the entire planet was really an experiment being examined by super beings.

    I think the idea that most of the congregations are there to keep up appearances is definitely a runner because it would reflect reality. The porno version fits in with the sexual adventures, often perverted, of so many clergy.