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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, February 13, 2017

Out Like Flynn

There is recently some suggestion that Michael Flynn might be on his way out of Der Gropenfuhrer's national security team.  Flynn apparently had contact with Russian officials during the transition.  Since Trump's coziness with Russia is a concern even to otherwise supine GOP Senators, Flynn represents a real weak point.  You have the national security establishment withholding information from the president because they "assumed that the Kremlin has ears inside SITROOM."  Of course, they also are withholding information because they assume Trump doesn't listen to them anyway.

Most administrations would jettison Flynn with a catapult strong enough for him to reach low orbit.  But Trump isn't most administrations.  He is obsessed with "winning" as a sole metric for governance.  Throwing Flynn overboard would be "losing."  He can't allow that to happen.

This leaves us with a national security adviser who is not trusted by the national security apparatus.  These are the days we live in.

Maybe if they can get Kate McKinnon to play him on Saturday Night Live, Trump will finally fire him.

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