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Old 09-11-2019, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by kirkrapine View Post
In Lofgren's analysis, the purpose of the Deep State is to maintain the "Washington consensus" -- hawkish neoconservatism in foreign policy, economic-libertarian neoliberalism in domestic policy. All other options are pushed outside the Overton Window, ruled out of serious discussion.
One could just as easily say:
"the purpose of the Washington is to maintain the "Washington consensus" -- hawkish neoconservatism in foreign policy, economic-libertarian neoliberalism in domestic policy. All other options are pushed outside the Overton Window, ruled out of serious discussion."

Of course, it is not what Trump says it is, NOTHING is what Trump says it is! However, he has used the term as an effective amorphous boogie-man, similar to the well-worn "Washington insiders" or "the swamp" to paint any criticism as a nefarious plot against him. He kinda paranoid that way, y'know.