Mike Flynn, a good man who saw the enemy clearly, and had the courage to name it, saw Russia not as an enemy but a geopolitical adversary with whom we could make common cause against Islam — and who also vowed to shake up a complacent and malfeasant IC — was its first scalp, and an object lesson to new CIA Director Mike Pompeo should he have any reformist notions. As for the media, having previously failed to take down Trump aides Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway, Flynn was the next best thing; their joy today is unbounded.
Is this what you thought you voted for in November? Is this how you thought American democracy worked? Is this the country you want to live in?
Welcome to the Deep State, the democracy-sapping embeds at the heart of our democracy who have not taken the expulsion of the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party lightly. They realize that the Trump administration poses a mortal threat to their hegemony, and so have enlisted an army of Democrats, some Republicans, the “neverTrumpumpkin” conservative die-hards, leftist thugs, Black Lives Matter and anybody else they can blackmail, browbeat or enlist. They mean business.
Strong words. A political assassination of a good man by the deep state. There is something I don’t get, however, if Michael Flynn is a blameless target of a partisan attack from a hostile federal bureaucracy, why did Mr. Trump let him go? After all, it was Trump’s decision that he leave.
How does the deep state force the POTUS, against his will, to relieve a national security advisor? How can the media take down a member of Trump’s team without the cooperation of Mr. Trump? It seems to me that, if the president wanted Flynn in the White House, he would still be in the White House.