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October 13, 2019

The Deep State Through The Eyes Of A NeverTrumper...

I like Matt Taibbi's writing style, and he certainly sees at least some of the many issues, but he also falls into the elitist trap of lazy ignorance of the disconnect between America and the coastal elites. That of course manifests in most of the pompous asses as slobbering, drooling, NeverTrump blather.

This article is worth a read, because he correctly identifies the dangers of a deep state and the power inherent in an unelected bureaucracy that feels a sense of entitlement and superiority over the citizens of the country it is supposed to serve and be subordinate to!

We're in a permanent coup

My discomfort in the last few years, first with Russiagate and now with Ukrainegate and impeachment, stems from the belief that the people pushing hardest for Trump’s early removal are more dangerous than Trump. Many Americans don’t see this because they’re not used to waking up in a country where you’re not sure who the president will be by nightfall. They don’t understand that this predicament is worse than having a bad president.

The Trump presidency is the first to reveal a full-blown schism between the intelligence community and the White House. Senior figures in the CIA, NSA, FBI and other agencies made an open break from their would-be boss before Trump’s inauguration, commencing a public war of leaks that has not stopped.

But he also falls into the trap of accepting the innuendo and supposition that Trump is --OF COURSE! -- a crook and corrupt.

That's too bad, especially in light of his experience in parts of the world that are much less free...whose idea of liberty is nonexistent.

And this is good stuff...

Russiagate birthed a whole brand of politics, a government-in-exile, which prosecuted its case against Trump via a constant stream of “approved” leaks, partisans in congress, and an increasingly unified and thematically consistent set of commercial news outlets.

These mechanisms have been transplanted now onto the Ukrainegate drama. It’s the same people beating the public drums, with the messaging run out of the same congressional committees, through the same Nadlers, Schiffs, and Swalwells. The same news outlets are on full alert.

The sidelined “intel chiefs” are once again playing central roles in making the public case. Comey says “we may now be at a point” where impeachment is necessary. Brennan, with unintentional irony, says the United States is “no longer a democracy.” Clapper says the Ukraine whistleblower complaint is “one of the most credible” he’s seen.

Amazing that the media are so willing to accept the blatant politicking and obvious partisan spin of the heads of the deep state, yet send legions of ignorant "journalists" to the stacks and phones whenever President Trump or his defenders say pretty much anything.

Hat Tips: Ian S, Lizzy, clutch

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posted by CBD at 12:15 PM

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