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That Expression Trump Keeps Using : the Deep State--any part of gov't that does not do his bidding

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'From the start,  Trump and his officials have inveighed against what he has  labeled the “deep state.” What he’s meant by the term, though, is very different from its more traditional use. Rather than referring to a “shadow or parallel system of government” operating  outside official channels, for Trump the deep state is the government or at least those parts of it that frustrate him in any way. In other words, for the Trump administration and its supporters, the deep state is any part of t he apparatus of government itself that doesn’t do their absolute bidding. The Huffington Post has assembled a convenient list of some of Trump’s tweets invoking the “deep state.” Here’s a summary:'

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BELOW is MY take-way about the 'deep state,' which to me, is the billionaire's boys club... that power-elite that ensures the DOW reaches 30,000 while we the people struggle to pay for food, rent and medical care...forget education.

"Mike Lofgren, a long-time civil servant and aide to many congressional Republicans-- when he wrote the quote below -- was not describing "a secret, conspiratorial cabal," rather, he was arguing that "the state within a state is hiding mostly in plain sight, and its operators mainly act in the light of day." This has certainly been the experience of those who have, in particular, opposed U.S. military adventures abroad. They discover that many of the lies, deceptions, and crimes of that "state within a state" are openly there for all to see and are being committed in the equivalent of broad daylight with utter impunity.

Here is Mike Lofgren, writing in 2014 about that national security machine for BillMoyers.com. In "Anatomy of the Deep State," he described the power and reach of this apparatus in chilling terms:

"There is the visible government situated around the Mall in Washington, and then there is another, more shadowy, more indefinable government that is not explained in Civics 101 or observable to tourists at the White House or the Capitol"

"Yes, there is another government concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose."

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