Monday, March 13, 2017

Virgil: The Beltway Assures Us the Deep State Doesn't Exist

Source: Breitbart News



by Virgil • March 13, 2017

In parts one and two of our guided tour of the Deep State, we looked at two anchors of the Federal Triangle in downtown DC, the Department of Commerce and the Environmental Protection Agency. And while Virgil looks forward to continuing his tour of the Triangle and other nodes of the Deep State, sometimes breaking news breaks in, and so we should pause to consider the latest.

On March 10, from his podium at the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, President Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, was asked about the Deep State. The question:
Does the White House believe in a "Deep State" that is actively working to undermine the president?
And here's Spicer's answer:
I think that there's no question when you have eight years of one party in office, there are people who stay in government—and continue to espouse the agenda of the previous administration. So I don’t think it should come as any surprise there are people that burrowed into government during eight years of the last administration and may have believed in that agenda and want to continue to seek it. I don't think that should come as a surprise.
In other words, Spicer's answer to the answer to the question was "Yes." So now there can be no doubt that the concept of the Deep State will be discussed for a long time to come. And yet if Virgil might be permitted to quibble with Spicer, he would say that the Deep State is a lot deeper than just the past eight years—we'll come back to that point.

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