Don't Underestimate The Rage Of The Red Hats
The lack of self-awareness among Donald Trump’s Red Hats is staggering. The other night, Trump held another one of his codependent cocaine rants in West Virginia during which the president scolded the “Democrat Party” (there’s no such party) for being “angry and mean and nasty ...read more
MEMBERS ONLY: Trump Is Mentally Disintegrating By The Day
It was just over a week ago when we received further confirmation of Donald Trump's total lack of mental fitness for the presidency. We didn't necessarily require confirmation since we've all witnessed it firsthand, but there it was anyway in horrifyingly reliable detail... To ...read more
The Final Quote Of Bob Woodward's Book: "You're A F*cking Liar"
The staff at the Banter have not obtained a copy of Bob Woodward's new book 'Fear' to review yet, but enough excerpts have now been released to make an informed judgment about the inner workings of the Trump administration. On the Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, a ...read more
The White House Is Collapsing
In response to the shocking anonymous op-ed from a senior member of the Trump administration in the New York Times yesterday, the president failed miserably to keep his story straight. Not only that, other media outlets have confirmed the existence of a network of resisters ...read more
Does Woodward Know Watergate?
By Robert Parry The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward has popped up on TV recently affirming a key Republican talking point, likening the “scandal” over the Obama administration’s Benghazi talking points to Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal, which Woodward helped make famous. But, ...read more
Fighting a Nonexistent Obama in the Post-Reality Era
By Bob Cesca: I hate to beat this to death, but the more I think about Clint Eastwood's convention performance art, the more I'm convinced he's a satirical genius. The idea of attacking a a nonexistent (or invisible) Barack Obama is perhaps one of the most popular activities ...read more
The ‘Surge’ Myth’s Deadly Result
By Robert Parry: As the Afghan War grinds toward another U.S. military defeat – on the heels of the forced departure from Iraq – Official Washington remains in denial about these failed neocon strategies, still preferring to embrace happy myths about “successful surges” and ...read more