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  •  He doesn't control the Deep State (5+ / 0-)

    They control him.

    (Hmmm, sounds sort of like one of those old "In Soviet Russia" jokes, but is not funny.)

    •  Not your Turkish granddaddy's deep state (1+ / 0-)
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      Ours is passive-aggressive, litigious and in the application of force almost petty.  Where it might cover up the brutality shown by law enforcement to the most powerless, it depends on innuendo, scandal, electoral corruption, and the like for its far more capable enemies.  

      So what does the President fear so much that he want use his constitutional power to do essentially what he's drafting his slightly less elite companions in Congress to do?

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