Trump blames Bolton for “World War Six” as Trump's job approval reaches a RCP high of 45.3%

Doesn’t everyone in Trump-land know that John Bolton is an agent of the Deep State (sic), ready to bring on the Sixth International (sic). We just never see him at the membership meetings (or the BBQs).

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An article in The Nation says we should be “grateful for those parts of the government whose inertia keeps the ship of state moving in the same general direction, regardless of who’s on the bridge at any given time.” Darn that Deep State bureaucracy needing to be smashed.

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There is a sense, however, in which the United States under Trump does resemble the original Turkish conception of a deep state, that “kind of shadow or parallel system of government in which unofficial or publicly unacknowledged individuals play important roles in defining and implementing state policy.” That’s a pretty apt description, for instance, of the actions of the president’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, in relation to US policy towards Ukraine, which he’s been coordinating and in some sense directing for some time. …
This, by the way, creates certain obvious problems for those of us who oppose the presidency and the striking new militarism of Donald Trump—if, at least, it means embracing such representatives of Mike Lofgren’s deep state as that old war criminal, John Bolton. He has not become a progressive hero just because he’s suddenly proclaimed himself ready, if subpoenaed, to testify in the Senate impeachment trial of his former boss. If Bolton chooses to do so, you can be sure that he will not be motivated by a devotion to democratic government or the rule of law.
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The real “deep state” is probably more like Rudy and the Shreks. Still, Lou Dobbs said, “John Bolton himself has been reduced to a tool for the radical Dims and the deep state with his, well, with his allegation that the President once told him the aid to Ukraine was entirely dependent on whether or not Mr. Zelensky carried out investigations of his political opponents.”

The headline drew little notice when it appeared last spring on a blog called “Disobedient Media.”

“John Bolton Took Money From Banks Tied To Cartels, Terrorists, Iran,” it read.

On Monday, the blog entry gained sudden popularity. That’s because its central claim — based only on innuendo and half-truths — proved useful to President Trump’s most fervent online supporters, who rushed to discredit the former United Nations ambassador and national security adviser as news broke that his forthcoming book would corroborate accounts that the president held up aid to Ukraine to advance investigations into his domestic political rivals.

The story quickly gained more than 5,000 interactions on Facebook — meaning shares, likes or other user actions — as it spread across pages and groups devoted to defending Trump. Soon, it became a building block of a campaign to discredit Bolton by impugning his motives and portraying him as a turncoat.

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Trump himself echoed some of the attacks Monday when he retweeted a post from Lou Dobbs of the Fox Business Network calling Bolton a “Rejected Neocon” and the “Deep State’s Last Desperate Act.”

That move, experts say, showcased how personal insults driven by online conspiracy theories — which Trump harnessed on his path to the presidency — remain fundamental to his hold on his base.

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Trump probably wants you to join the right socialists in the GOP, not those “radical rage-filled left socialists”. 

“Americans of all political beliefs are sick and tired of the radical rage-filled left socialists… Voters are making a mass exodus from that party and we are welcoming them to the Republican Party with wide open arms.” — Donald Trump

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45.3% approval

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