Matt Taibbi Sees Some Light

Matt Taibbi has seen some light on the coup against Trump. He shows that one can think very little of Trump but still grasp that Trump’s enemies are creating a situation that’s untenable. The CIA and intelligence agencies combined with Congressional allies, deep state personnel, and a megaphone media shouldn’t be seeking to oust Trump by means of ruse, deceit, deception, lies, trickery, leaks, false narratives and an array of underhanded means. If they succeeded in removing Trump from office, they’d be overturning an election without any reason other than advancing their own agenda. What would such a success mean? Taibbi’s answer:

“The real problem would be the precedent of a de facto intelligence community veto over elections, using the lunatic spookworld brand of politics that has dominated the last three years of anti-Trump agitation.”

It would mean that elections don’t really count. The idea that they matter in a significant way would be exposed as a pretense. The first president in decades to challenge the Establishment thinking and policies in radical ways would have been removed.

The schism between Trump and the existing government interests is profound and important. That’s the coup battleground, but of even more importance is the schism between two groups of Americans: those who are pro-Trump and those who are anti-Trump. If the pro-Trump voters soundly reject anti-Trump candidates in upcoming elections, it will be rejecting the threat posed by the intelligence community. It will breathe new life into Trump’s presidency if he’s still around for a second term. The battle outside the Washington swamp overshadows that within Washington.


3:30 pm on October 15, 2019