Josh Marshall reports on the cluster-fuckery going on over in Trumpland viz "the transition," to wit, actual national security expert former Congressman Michael Rogers is out because of "his ties to Chris Christie." What ties are those? None, really, except Christie asked him, as a seasoned Republican hand, to be part of the transition. But Christie is out now. Because of the Bridgegate Scandal, you say? Oh no... the Donald's son-in-law Jared Kushner has a vendetta against Christie associated with former prosecutor Christie's prosecution of his father Charles Kushner some years ago. So, Kushner, whose qualification, like Trump's himself, is that he was born the son of a rich real estate developer, is now running the national security transition (it would seem) along with the problematic retired General Michael Flynn (fired from the Obama Administration at some point)... his qualification is that he is an extreme right-winger who evidently doesn't like Barack Obama. This, boys and girls, is the backbone of what will soon be the nation's national security apparatus.
Of course, this recent piece from my fair city's Daily News suggests that, at least as far as "swing state voters" in PA were concerned, they, previous Obama voters, supported Trump because he is a non-politician (yes, they believed his tripe about magically restoring industry and jobs... but they felt that Hillary was part of the problem, and a long-time insider, whereas non-politician the Donald was, at least, "different;" they felt that the endless reports of his awfulness went in one ear and out the other, though they seemed to accept stories of Hillary's awfulness.) If by Trump being "different", they meant completely incompetent, then I can only say, "mission accomplished."
'Twas H.L. Mencken who said, "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." To coin a phrase, indeed.