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Thank you, Douglas A. Jeffery for your article in the Claremont Review of Books. I read it earlier this week and rolled my eyes so hard, they still hurt a little. Good grief! It’s amazing the incredible vitriol that some so-called “educated” people maintain for Pres. Trump.
“One sure sign,” Frum writes, “is when the president tries to bypass the executive branch that exists to serve him.” This is a Catch-22 worthy of the British sitcom Yes Minister: an elected leader trying to bypass the bureaucrats thwarting him is proof he needs thwarting.
That’s just one of the many parts of this book review that got my poor extra-oculars over-stretched. David Frum is a well-known anti-Trumper and a “fake” Republican. But the things quoted from this book in the review are astounding! He’s also implied that Trump was only elected because we “little people” (he didn’t say that…I’m using a Downton Abbey term) were so dumb that we believed he was needed.
He goes on to cite how Trump was so annoying because he didn’t do what all the entrenched administrative bosses told him to do. I mean Trump actually went into the federal government and saw waste and fraud, and then tried to eliminate it! And he did different things in the Middle East than the Experts had done for 50 years, and, and … his ideas worked! And peace treaties were signed! And, and, none of the Usual Paths were followed! Lt. Col. Vindman and his brother are still miffed.
So, you can read the review or you could even read the book. But, since Frum regularly appears on CNN, that’s a good enough reason for me to avoid it.Published in