An Apology to David Horowitz: He Was Right about Bill Kristol

The odious Bill Kristol tweeted today, “Obviously strongly prefer normal democratic and constitutional politics. But if it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state.” For those who are not aware of the term “deep state,” it refers to the secret services in a dictatorship who overthrow governments, manipulate the press, and otherwise eliminate opponents. I first heard the term in reference to Turkey, whose military and intelligence services overthrew governments they didn’t like with depressing regularity during the postwar period. To speak of a “deep state” in an American context is to say that the United States is turning into a banana republic.

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  • Liberal Progressive

    But if Americans can’t trust the OFA, CIA and NSA to run the country, then who can they trust?

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    I fucking hate Bill Kristol.
    I read the Weekly Standard for years and trusted it.
    Now, when I see his face, the first thing I expect him to say is hey kid, you wanna buy some candy?

    • simus1

      Does that mean Billy hasn’t repaired all the broken strings and the designated rescue marionettes are not ready yet to take over running the country and save us from the total Trump disaster ?

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Yeah, because he’s so insightful and adept.