The Mooch has arrived, and the spotlight is on him, honey!
The fact that this guy is known as ‘The Mooch’ really sums up US politics. Gonna start calling myself ‘The Snark’.
That he refers to himself in third person is… not normal, so I shall refer to him as Scarapoopie because from this point on, I refuse to say The Mooch. It sounds stupid, I feel stupid writing it and reading it just completes the headache.
No, no, that would make me as bad as the GOP nuts wouldn’t it? Scaramucci it is.
Anyway, the way I understand it, Scaramucci was offered a job with Trump back during the transitional period, and also in January. The chief of staff, Reince Priebus (I’ll call him The Bus from now on because his name confuses me) blocked that from happening and Scaramucci beat his chest with his fists and screamed, ‘It isn’t over until the Orange Man tweets!’.
Fast forward to last week and Trump finally hired the guy as White House Communications Director, forcing Sean Spicer to quit because he’s an ally of The Bus. Now, once Scaramucci was in, he was slick. He was cool. He was calm. He was collected. He was the boom ting and as suave as Rick Fox in a tux.
First, he deleted the old tweets about Trump.
Still, the new director of communications, like his boss a garrulous New Yorker, has cause to regret some past statements on Twitter, where he follows 168,000 accounts, an unusually high number.
He follows 168,000 accounts? LOL.
I love that he managed to make out like it was somehow someone else’s fault that he had these tweets.
… you know what they say about taking your own advice? He went through many gotcha moments unrelated to Twitter, but I’m getting to that. What kind of idiot draws attention to any old tweets they have? Did The Donald delete his tweets? No. Scaramucci ain’t about that unrepentant life. He’s not a real Twitter G like Trump. Anyway, predictably, people got a hold of the tweets he deleted. They include:
“You can take steps to combat climate change without crippling the economy. The fact many people still believe CC is a hoax is disheartening.”
“overwhelming majority see Islam as a religion of peace, want to live in multiracial/ethnic/faith democracies”
“We (the USA) has 5% of the world’s population but 50% of the world’s guns. Enough is enough. It is just common sense it apply more controls.”
…one would think that he was a reasonable person before he was infected by Trumpmera, the variant of the infection, Chimera, that got Thandie Newton in Mission Impossible 2 before Tom Cruise saved her life. Chimera targeted blood cells, but Trumpmera targets common sense and intelligence.
- praised Hillary Clinton, who remains a Trump obsession, as “incredibly competent” – “I like Hillary. Have to go with the best athlete. We need to turn this around.”
- praised 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for staying out of the Trump “spectacle”
I guess I’ll be waiting for his book The Art of the Ass Kiss, because damn.
This is the worst kind of naked political ambition. It’s almost like he jumped onto Team Trump because it would be his quickest way to the top.
Anyway, everything seemed to spiral when someone legally released his publicly available financial disclosure. The best way to piss off a rich white man is to come for his money. They will defend their money at all costs.
This ‘leak’ was bad because Scaramucci had been rampantly claiming that he would stop the leaks coming from the White House…
“[Trump] is the commander-in-chief, the president of the United States. People that are standing around him that are doing that sort of nonsense are actually un-American.
“They’re doing an injustice to the institution of the American presidency. And we’re going to work very hard to change the culture of that.”
On Fox News Sunday, Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier and Republican fundraiser, said: “If we don’t get the leaks stopped, I am a businessperson, and so I will take dramatic action to stop those leaks.”
… but he maybe went to step too far when talking to Ryan Lizza, a journalist from The New Yorker, who was probably cackling with glee as Scaramucci slowly sealed his upcoming fate in a bizarre phone call.
I can’t even front, I LAUGHED my way through the article. It was the most hilarious thing I’ve read in some time. I don’t even know where to start. I was copying and pasting so much to quote that it was easier to take screenshots. Hell, it might be better for you to just read the article.
Scaramucci then called him and the madness began:
Is it really a major catastrophe? At this point, America is already in the middle of one. I also love how he tried to guilt trip him with patriotism. That only works on those who are blinded by their own ignorance.
He didn’t ask for the call to be made off the record? He’s either a dumbass or an attention whore. I’m going with the latter. This is him marking his territory.
“Had no interest in media attention” – yeah, and I’m secretly Britney Spears.
Uh…is he for real? This is the part where it stopped being funny and became disturbing. Ye gods, kill them?
Obviously The Bus eventually did ‘resign’ but damn. Good luck with this guy, that’s all I have to say. He seems like he’s a couple of Fruit Loops short of a full bowl…
This Rolling Stone article pretty much sums this sorry mess up.