The "Deep State" moves to deligitimize Donald Trump and disenfranchise the American people. An exploration of the ongoing media obsession with Russia's purported involvement in the American election. Trump dismisses such talk as "ridiculous" while Reince Priebus describes it as "insane." However, Anti-Trump Senators John McCain & Lindsay Graham are begging to differ. What are the unspoken "Deep State" considerations involved herein? Is The Establishment seeking another twisted rationale for undermining our President-Elect? Or are defeated Democrats merely grasping for excuses? Meanwhile, we puzzle over Trump Cabinet prospects Rex Tillerson, Mitt Romney -- and possibly the "Naked Cowboy." Why no Rudy Giuliani? Also, the Globalists continue their retreat as Matteo Renzi resigns in Italy and a chastened Angela Merkel proposes a belated "Burka Ban" in Germany. Plus, our vignettes on "narrative control" and Pavlovian Dogs. With Listener Calls and Music via Gillian Welch, Louane, Michel Delpech, the Raduga Balalaika Ensemble & a special tribute to John Lennon.
December 9, 2016