Scaramucci Takes To TV To Give Public Apology For Calling Trump A Hack

Anthony Scaramucci, the Wall Street financier that was just named White House communications director, has a lot of making up to do.

During the election season, he wasn’t a big fan of Donald Trump.

He wasn’t a fan, and he was vocal about it, once calling the reality TV host a “political hack.”

And now, Scaramucci is working directly for the hack and kissing a lot of gold-plated butt, very publicly.

Appearing on TV today, to subject of his earlier opinions of the man he’s now working for came up, and Scaramucci has no pride.

Noting that Trump brings up the comments often – which can be directly translated to mean, “Trump is making me say this” – Scaramucci remarked:

He called the comments the “biggest mistake I made,” attributing it to his inexperience in politics.

Turning to the cameras and addressing the president, he said, “I personally apologize for the 50th time.”

This guy has no spine.

But if you want to see what he’s groveling for, check out his comments from just 2 months after Trump announced his candidacy:

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BREAKING. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Named White House Press Secretary

Earlier today a long-time Trump ally, Anthony Scaramucci, was named communications director. This precipitated the resignation of Scott Spicer as piñata press secretary. Allegedly, Spicer was miffed:

When Spicer found out about Trump’s interest in bringing Scaramucci on board on Thursday night, he vented to confidants that he did not think Scaramucci could handle a major media campaign and didn’t deserve the job, one of the confidants said. He also expressed concern about whether Scaramucci would technically be in a senior position to him, since in the Obama administration the communications director was senior to the press secretary, according to two people familiar with the conversations.

“He’s never done communications in his life,” said another person who spoke to Spicer about his thoughts on Scaramucci.

And allegedly Bannon and Priebus were both rolled in the Scaramucci appointment.

Now Scaramucci has made his selection for press secretary:

Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday was named the new White House press secretary, replacing Sean Spicer.

Incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci made the announcement to reporters in the James S. Brady Briefing Room, hours after he was picked for the job.

My thoughts on this.

I’ve been in the communications business basically since I got out of the Army. Everyone thinks it is easy until they do it. The very worst people are those who think it isn’t that hard. Scaramucci is going from Little League to the majors without a transition. Some very ugly things will happen.

If he survives, Scaramucci will be a big help. He has Trump’s confidence, something Spicer never had. If a comms director isn’t at the table when key decisions are made you are perpetually playing catch-up and looking really stupid as the reporters know more than you do (does that sound familiar?).

I’m agnostic on Huckabee Sanders. I’m not impressed but her real value is going to be keeping a lot of Spicer loyalist from walking out in the next week or so. She’s done a previous stint as deputy press secretary so she knows what is supposed to happen.

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Is the New White House Communications Director A Gun Grabber?

Today the White House announced the appointment of Trump ally, Anthony Scaramucci, as communications director. This is not a good thing.

If people are policy, then we have a lot of reasons to be very concerned that the appointment of Scaramucci marks the beginning of a leftist tilt in the Trump administration. Things like this, are disturbing:

“We don’t want to be on the wrong side of history,” said Anthony Scaramucci, the founder of Skybridge Capital and SALT, the hedge fund conference in Las Vegas. The Republican political donor and his company are supporters of LGBT rights. Caitlin Jenner will be a speaker at this year’s conference.

Ummm…the wrong side of history was throwing out 5+ millenia of human experience. Unfortunately for all of us, the bullet train to Pervertville has left the station. All is left to oppose today is John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy making homosexuality mandatory. But Scaramucci has other questionable views:

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This looks like Scaramucci’s Twitter account was hacked by Michael Bloomberg. And, of course, Bloomberg’s anti-gun group is making the most of it

The gun-control group Everytown for Gun Safety, led by Trump foe Michael Bloomberg, seized on Mr. Scaramucci’s past comments.

“Scaramucci’s comments underscore recent national polling data: Gun violence prevention is not a partisan issue,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “A vast majority of Americans — including gun owners, NRA members and Republicans — overwhelmingly support common-sense gun laws.”

She added, “While NRA leaders may have a seat at the table in Trump’s White House, there are millions of Americans standing on the side of gun safety, possibly including the new White House Communications Director. It’s time for the entire White House and current administration to join us in speaking out against gun violence and eradicate the gun lobby’s ‘guns everywhere, for anyone’ agenda.”

Time will tell, but from what we know about Scaramucci, it looks like the Jared/Ivanka faction has won the war for the White House.

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RedState’s WaterCooler! Friday, 21 July 2017 – Open Thread – Chapter 3 “Cooking up Conservatism”

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Beverage

Switchel Modern – attribution: joliphant

These were the days [c. early 1800s] of John Randolph, Henry Clay, William H. Crawford, John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, Silas Wright, and their predecessors, with old Davy Crockett lurking around in the background. Everyone drank strong drink.

On hot days—all summer and spring and often in winter (although perhaps they drank apple cider tonic in the winter)—a great bowl of switchel stood in the center of the Senate or the House. This was liberally ‘flavored’ with Jamaica Rum. Members paused in their great speeches—those that yet ring through the ages perhaps—and going up to the great bowl, dipped deep. Sometimes they paused glass in hand, to emphasize a telling sentence; sometimes they orated glass in hand and then drank deep and again stalked back majestically to their place with switchel under their belts. –  Old Farmers Almanac, 1964.

Ingredients

(5) ounces Ground Ginger
1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
(2) ounces Maple syrup/Agave/Honey/Sugar
(1) ounce lime or lemon juice
(1) quart water

Instructions

  1. Combine ginger and water bring to boil allow to cool.
  2. Combine other ingredients bottle and allow to cool.
  3. Served chilled with a mint or cinnamon garnish.

 


Dessert

Scripture Cake – attribution: me

Ingredients

1/2 cup Judges 5:25 (last phrase)
1 1/2 cups Jeremiah 6:20
(3) Isaiah 10:14
(2) cups 1 Kings 4:22
(2) teaspoons Galatians 5:9 (NASV) (if unsure, refer to its definition)
(1) teaspoon ground Proverbs 7:17
(1) teaspoon ground 1 Kings 10:10 (hint: mace or nutmeg)
(1) teaspoon ground Leviticus 11:7 (tricky)
1/2 teaspoon Leviticus 2:13
1/2 cup Isaiah 12:3
(1) tablespoon Proverbs 24:13
(1) cup Song of Solomon 2:13
(1) cup Song of Solomon 2:5 (ESV)
1/2 cup Numbers 17:8

Instructions

  1. Blend butter, sugar, spices, and salt into a bowl.
  2. Beat egg yolks (set egg whites aside) and add to mixture.
  3. Add baking powder and flour.
  4. Add water and honey.
  5. Put fruit and nuts through a food processor, add to bowl.
  6. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
  7. Pour mixture into a bundt pan.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for one hour.

Makes 18 servings. 252 calories.

Serving Suggestion

“This was a fun recipe for our Bible study group. I sent a verse or two to each member, and they brought the item. We prepared the cake together re-reading the verses. Everyone enjoyed it.”


Welcome, RedStater’s to the Company WaterCooler! It’s RedState’s only Daily open thread.  Enjoy!

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