Suddenly my "so-called" President and acolytes are railing on about something called the "deep state". I admit I didn't know what a "deep state" was until I looked it up -- here's what I found:
"a body of people, typically influential members of government agencies or the military, believed to be involved in the secret manipulation or control of government policy"
Now I see. It's a crackpot theory to explain away the rank incompetence of the current administration, a fanciful target to help our "so-called" President justify to his hordes of followers why he is too ham-fisted to keep any of his really difficult promises, the ones that don't involve demonizing people of color. (It's the 21st century incarnation of the old "Trilateral Commision" hoodoo.) I've come to the simple conclusion that the current leader of the United States is not only a flim- flam artist who has pulled off the greatest heist in American history, but now I know he's also a complete and utter fool.
Unable to control the people who work for him, he instead screams to his hot-headed followers about a "Shadow Presidency" run by the the former leader of the free world, his ready target of convenience. The the word "shadow" here has two meanings when applied to our former president should not be lost on anyone. Trump is a racist, and based on current evidence always will be. You can mix that with whatever fruit juice you care to find if it offends you to hear it, but it's the awful plain and painful truth.
It's pitifully ironic that a political party which makes so much hay bitching and moralizing about how poor folks and folks of color should quit whining about their lots in life and not make excuses, are downright eager to identify scapegoats to excuse and rationalize their own failures. Personal responsibility is for those who can't afford a publicist I guess, or in the case of our "so-called" President a press secretary.
Whatever failings you attributed to the Obama administration, it was a remarkably fresh period for recent American history in that despite for nearly all his tenure having an adversarial congress that there were no significant or even minor scandals. The Obama administration seemed to play straight most of the time. claptrap about the IRS (never proven by even the slack standards of FOX news) or Benghazi (more a myth after crackpots got finished screwing with it) notwithstanding. Even the current flap over Susan Rice attempting apparently to uncover the nefarious schemes of the Trumpsters is being cast in the light of the state pounding the poor lowly citizen instead of what it is, the outgoing administration attempting in whatever legal way it can to forestall or at least reveal the foreign plots of its replacements.
The new guys on the other hand are so wantonly corrupt they can't even see the investigations slap them upside the noggin. Even with a friendly congress Trump and his gang of cronies are about to endure investigations into several scandals not the least of which is the presence of Mike Flynn in the administration, a man who we now know actually did work for a country (Turkey) which actually did have a "deep state". Now that's some "deep state" indeed.