We’re Just Going to Have to Retire the Phrase “This is Bad” Soon

Because it’s all bad.  Read the WAPO article, all of it.  Our national security policy is being led by retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.  Flynn is a nut who was fired by the Obama administration.  Kushner has no experience whatsoever in national security.  He’s a professional rich guy as he’s the son of a very wealthy New York real estate developer and he’s married to Ivanka Trump.

People with some credibility were brought into the Trump house of cards by Chris Christie when he was head of the transition team.  But all of those somewhat credible people are being pushed out of the basket of deplorables because of their attachment to Christie, whom Kushner hates.  Kushner hates him because Christie once prosecuted his father and put him in jail.  So all this time they were on the same team and Kushner suppressed his understandable grudge.  But NOW, now that they have the huge responsibility  to put together a government Kushner gets petty and starts throwing his weight around.

Former congressman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), a respected voice on national security thought to be a leading candidate to run the CIA, was among those pushed out of the team over the past two days, two individuals with direct knowledge said, in a series of moves that have added to the anxiety across the upper ranks of U.S. intelligence agencies.

The changes came as Trump met Tuesday with incoming Vice President Mike Pence to discuss Cabinet and top White House personnel choices. Pence last week replaced New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) as head of Trump’s overall transition efforts, and Christie’s associates — who had been Trump’s link to the GOP mainstream for months — now find themselves losing influence…

A former U.S. official with ties to the Trump team described the ousters of Rogers and others as a “bloodletting of anybody that associated in any way on the transition with Christie,” and said that the departures were engineered by two Trump loyalists who have taken control of who will get national security posts in the administration: retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

Eliot Cohen, a respected professional GOP national security voice, who opposed Trump in the election had indicated that professionals should get involved with the Trumpsters, you know, for the sake of the country.  But his interactions with the transition team have changed his mind.  He tweeted this:

“After exchange w Trump transition team, changed my recommendation: stay away. They’re angry, arrogant, screaming “you LOST!” Will be ugly,’’

“It was accusations that ‘you guys are trying to insinuate yourselves into the administration…all of YOU LOST.’…it became clear to me that they view jobs as lollipops, things you give out to good boys and girls,”

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