"In August he was a nobody"
This is the sort of statement that illustrates your point
Michael Flynn served as the 18th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, from July 22, 2012, to August 7, 2014.
It's really not astonishingly shocking that a new president would select a former head of the DIA as National Security adviser, PARTICULARLY when most of the upper-level Washington insiders that might be ahead of him for the job signed one or more "NEVER TRUMP" letters ahead of the election.
BTW, Flynn's a registered Democrat. That doesn't get reported much.
I simply disbelieve that you did the financial checking you claim.
Mr Obama set the new tone for politics when he told Republican senators who objected to his railroading legislation: "I won".
Now Democrats get to see what that feels like, as well as a Presidency even *more* enabled with executive hubris and centralized power than Bush's 8 bad years of executive overreach.
I don't like Trump, but the Left's ceaseless whinging is going to cost them more elections if they don't learn to fucking shut up.