#rephrased According to Bloomberg the foreign policy of the United States is not to be determined by the elected representatives of the people but by the permanent bureaucracy.— Peter Ingemi (@DaTechGuyblog) November 15, 2019
Sir Humphrey would be proud. https://t.co/5zI8wVEKpY
I was actually wasn’t all that surprised with what I saw when I saw the article above or watched the sample of yesterday’s impeachment hearings that I was willing to waste with.
That’s because the whole argument of the left against Trump was made on TV 33 years ago by two of the funniest men who ever wrote about politics in my favorite episode of the best sitcom ever about the political world:
Sir Humphrey: So what’s the foreign office worried about then Dick? Haven’t you got the Foreign secretary eating out of your hand?
Sir Richard: Oh yes completely house trained.
Sir Humphrey: Heh, so what’s the problem?
Sir Richard: The Prime Minister’s the problem. He’s starting to mistrust our advice when the foreign secretary gives it to him.
Sir Humphrey: Ah.
Sir Richard: He’s every beginning to question foreign office policy.
Sir Humphrey: Surely not?
Sir Richard: We even see a danger of the cabinet pursuing it’s own foreign policy.
Sir Humphrey: But that’s absurd the country can’t have two foreign policies!Yes Prime Minister A Victory for Democracy 1986
As far as the deep state is concerning the government is theirs to pursue the policies that enrich them and theirs and pols in general and particularly one like Donald Trump in particular have no business interfering. How such people are viewed are summed up breifly at the end of that scene.
Sir Humphrey: You know what happens when politicians get into Number 10; they want to take their place on the world stage.
Sir Richard: People on stages are called actors. All they are required to do is look plausible, stay sober, and say the lines they’re given in the right order.
Donald Trump has this silly idea that he is not there to enrich him and his family, after all he was already damn rich to begin with. He has the idea that he is the president elected to do a job and intends to do it, with or without the help of the deep state.
Trump’s no fool, he has had to deal with these types all his life. That’s why they were always willing to praise him and he was always willing to grease them when they asked for decades. He knows who and what they are.
I suspect if the deep state kept their head down and even if they didn’t work with him simply allowed him to do his job then they would still be anonymously intact and nobody would know a thing about Hunter Biden & Co. or any of the other stuff that is going to come out when all of this is done. Their reputations would still be intact.
They choose to fight, it was a very bad call.