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NYTimes Writer: Trump is Right. But The “Deep State” Are The "Good Guys!”

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“What Trump calls the ‘deep state’ in the United States is protecting the American people and protecting the Constitution. It’s a positive thing in this sense.”

That’s a direct quote from New York Times’ columnist James B. Stewart responding to Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s Today Show.

No real attempt to hide it. In fact Stewart is selling book that seemingly documents it.

He continued, “Well, you meet these characters in my book, and the fact is, in a sense, he’s right. There is a deep state. There is a bureaucracy in our country who has pledged to respect the Constitution, respect the rule of law. And as Director James Comey told me, ‘Thank goodness for that,’ because they are protecting the Constitution and the people when individuals – we don’t have a monarch, we don’t have a dictator – they restrain them from crossing the boundaries of law.”

So this is the new brainwash: “The Deep State is necessary as a check and balance on power.” 

My mother had a phrase for things like this: “the unmitigated gall.”

Considering the fact that the New York Times, NBC News, and much of the rest of the mainstream press have denied that such a cabal existed it strikes me as both dishonest and hypocritical to now admit the existence of the swamp only to now justify it as some sort of heroic accountability element.

In making such an admission the rhetoric is wrapped up in patriotic language. Phrases like “protecting the American people,” and “protecting the Constitution” roll off the tongue of Stewart-like water off a duck.

The assumption he makes, and that goes unchallenged by happy-chat-host Guthrie, is that the American people are too stupid to understand what he’s truly admitting. 

He also does what all leftists do: attempt to slime anyone who think differently than him. He claims in essence that this “Deep State” is necessary because America doesn’t have a “monarchy or a dictator.”

Of course his entire premise is asinine.

His premise is dishonest.

And the flamboyant arrogance he utters it with indicates disdain for anyone with eyes and ears, specifically anyone who disagrees.

Stewart, the Times, Guthrie, NBC News, (fill in the blank) and the rest of these journalistic goons genuinely believe they exist above the law. They look down on “the people” and “the Constitution” that they are talking about. And while they revile being referred to as “swamp rats,” they have no problem picturing every supporter of the president as some inbred hill folk with missing front teeth and poor grammar.

The truth is the Deep State, this network of people that were never elected, that exercised unprecedented power grabs, and that harassed the lawfully elected president that the voters of 31 of 50 states stormed into office with, are the opposite of what Stewart claims.

They may have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution, but they violated it. They may claim to be patriots, but they are traitors. They claim to be working to protect the American people, but they are working against them. They claim to be heroes, but they are criminals.

And newsflash to the media, the corrupt cabal, and the tyrannically abusive elitists: you’re not the accountability laid out by the Constitution. 

You see geniuses, turns out the Executive Branch already has accountability in the form of Congress and the Judiciary. Co-equal and empowered to slow things down—per the vote of the people—when the peopledeem it necessary.

Congress passes the laws, the executive signs or vetoes, and the judiciary determines their constitutional efficacy. What we do not have any need of is bureaucrats believing they know so much more than the voters.

It is the height of hubris for the Deep State to now try to paint itself as a victim and simultaneously as heroes. They drummed up a false narrative on everything from Russian hookers to Ukrainian military aid, all in attempts to undo the accountability the people brought to Washington, D.C.

It’s time to deep six the Deep State, especially now that they admit their own existence.

The future of the Republic is dependent on it.

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