“I’ve seen first-hand how bad state government can be. I’ve already been in the trenches fighting the deep state in state bureaucracy.” – Mark Johnson, November, 2019.
Johnson said this in his statement when he announced his bid to become lieutenant governor of North Carolina.
A man who is barely 36 years of age who has been a teacher, went to law school, lawyer, school board member, and state superintendent who told us he happens to still be a lawyer, is telling us about the “deep state.”
I wonder if Mark Johnson would be willing to define the term “deep state.” If one is a lawyer as Johnson says he is, then he should look for concrete evidence. The rules of discovery compel him to do so.
Google the term and you get this:
“a body of people, typically influential members of government agencies or the military, believed to be involved in the secret manipulation or control of government policy”
“Typically influential members of government agencies?”
So, who could that be?
According to a report from WXII.com (Winston-Salem), there are two particular people who have been the most influential members of North Carolina’s government agencies.
Phil Berger & Tim Moore. And it did not take a report from the NBC affiliate in the Triad to make that assertion. Any public school advocate could have told you those two are the most powerful politicians in the state.
And they are the “deep state.”
Now can Mark Johnson in any way, shape, or form show where he has “been in the trenches fighting the deep state?”
No, I didn’t think so.
That’s why what Mark Johnson is saying is just deep s*#%.