Washington D.C., America
A book is about to be released next week by legendary journalist Bob Woodward about the presidency of Donald J. Trump. According to reports, mostly by the New York Times and covered by the news media, it’s all about the toxic chaotic atmosphere in the White House and confirms a lot of generally held beliefs about the mental stability, actual power and decision-making of and brutal opinions from those serving at the pleasure of the President.
But most importantly what Woodward revealed is that the Deep State is vitally alive as well. Now that it/they have officially come out in the open thanks to the New York Times giving consent to let a current top level White House administration official (or officials) to write an anonymous scathing and quite unsettling op-ed in their paper in an attempt to reassure the citizenry of this nation that despite Trump’s wayward style of governing and policy making, the nation is stable because they got everything under their control. This op-ed defends actual real time collusion against the commander-in-chief.
Despite Trump being a vile human being, profoundly ignorant of what his job entails and is using the position to enrich himself, his family and to bolster his own businesses (and maybe because he needed a new job), this op-ed goes against everything this nation stands for being that a group of individuals are undermining and making insignificant the actual job and leadership of the presidency along with disenfranchising the rights of the voters that put Trump in office by plotting and childishly stealing policies behind his back. It doesn’t matter how acerbic his personality is, how incorrigible his conduct has been or how unpredictable his thought patterns are.
And they are proud of it and are not at all ashamed that these acts were committed. The defiant and boastful condescension by the anonymous official (or possibly officials) about these deeds leave open the possibility if these tactics were done before in past administrations led by daft, declining and overmatched elected leaders like W. Bush, Reagan and Obama.
This op-ed was clearly written and permitted by a major news publication because Woodward’s book more exposes the incrimination of the officials under Trump in sabotaging policies that they don’t wholly agree with than it incriminates the brazen stupidity of the President himself. Or make that Figurehead, as this book confirms my moniker of him in past posts being that his decisions and the people that voted in 2016 don’t matter and essential choices about this nation’s future are being made in secret by certain officials.
And from the choice of words in this op-ed, especially the references to free markets and deregulation and a strong military, these signs point the authors to be Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin or Chief of Staff John Kelly, although Vegas set the best odds on Vice President Pence. What’s more insulting about this op-ed besides the admission of officials dictating policies is the re-appropriation of the word “resistance” and the official rebranding of the administrative conspiracy as “the steady state” and the writer(s) claim that they are did these things for moral reasons, like the trillion dollar oligarch welfare tax cut and the heinous immigration policy.
Unfortunately, because everyone in the White House are deplorable untrustworthy reprobates from the chief executive on down, the
deep steady state is attempting to normalize these illicit and almost treasonous tactics as business as usual and in the dubious concept that they are doing this for our protection. Leaving an uncomfortable impression that they can (and had) will be colluding behind the back and undermine the decisions of the next elected President in 2020.
But since 2016, from the electoral victory of Figurehead Trump to this
deep steady state manifesto shows…
After watching some youtube vids about the Deep State Manifesto op-ed written and approved by the editors in the New York Times, I have to revise my guess about who the author of the long-awaited leak was. And all signs point to pollster, pundit and counselor to Figurehead Trump, Kellyanne Conway.
This came to me from a few Young Turks vids focusing on this expose’ on Trump’s descent into executive madness and a big tell from the op-ed itself. One person on the comments page just wrote “the leak is Kellyanne Conway” and that got me to thinking. This woman, who was all over the place on cable news when Trump was campaigning and after he won and then her role was marginalized and is only been seen occasionally in the last few years since his inauguration, but still defending the deceptions of Trump and his administration with unadulterated moxie. So there is the motive of revenge.
And her husband George apparently really loathes Figurehead Trump too and he shown his irreverence towards him any chance he gets on the Twitter, Trump’s favorite venting platform
Then there was a tell in the op-ed:
“This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state.”
This rebranding of an unelected insidious colluding cabal running the White House is similar to Kellyanne’s classic description of the journalism detailing the real crowd size at Trump’s inauguration as “alternative facts”. In fact the whole op-ed describes how awesome the administration still is according to the leaker that it comes off like a person who still wants to keep his/her job or get promoted in the ranks when/if Pence takes over in 2019. This
op-ed manifesto is basically a big part of her skill sets from her pollster marketing expertise and also an ersatz job resume.
And finally when Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo was asked if he wrote or knew who the op-ed author was during a press conference after letting out the hugest forced sigh, a few seconds after defensively responding about the article and slamming the leaker and the paper of record he uttered the words “she had” real fast before going on his mild rant.
Mike knows who the op-ed author is, and it’s certain that everyone in the new steady deep state collective knows who it is too.
And maybe, just maybe, so does Figurehead Trump. Who is too afraid to let someone with so much insider dirt that Kellyanne is storing that the rails will truly come loose and derail this wretched presidency. No wonder the book is called Fear.
Update 12.4.20 :
It turned out it wasn’t Mrs. Conway at all, but a dashing young fellow named Miles who was the chief of staff of the Department Of Homeland Security that wrote the Deep State Manifesto and a book about his complications and the machinations he and his colleagues were doing while working for Donald J. Trump. As for Kellyanne, well she’s looking forward not backward herself and is looking forward to contribute in some way to maintain the establishment norms of the “Steady State” that keep this system running smooth even during a pandemic and a wealth disparity crisis.