Why was this not discussed at all in 2016? (Except by the Seymour Hersh, a highly decorated investigative journalist.)
The answer likely is that it was simply ignored by the media as it clearly undermined Hillary Clinton’s efforts.
The #oldmedia didn’t want that.
Sanders is out to lunch on economics, but we don’t think of him as conniving, which stands in contrast to most of the jackals in the Senate.
The Hillary crew resented the old man. They didn’t respect him and they couldn’t believe that he’d dare challenge the anointed one. But he challenged, and in a fair fight he might have won.
Just an attempt at humor. It made me laugh. Thanks to the reader who sent it.
I dedicate this one to the Bernie folks who were the first ones to really highlight the crony relationships at the DNC. (The RNC has crony relationships too – just to be clear. But Clinton was an extraordinary case.)
Uh oh. No wonder they fired the entire DNC staff this week.
That this really happened and that a wounded mainstream meadia continues to try to push the Russian collusion narative at any and all cost is remarkable. The old media, the #cronymedia, and the Clintons thought they had it in the bag.
Boo, friggin, hoo for them.
Though Bernie was/is utterly clueless on economic issues, at least the guy doesn’t make you want to take a shower after shaking his hand.
No crown. Sorry.
The Democrats just can’t believe that they lost. And most of all they just can’t believe they lost to Donald Trump. The guy was a clown in their eyes. He was who they wanted to run against. Hillary Clinton was going to be the first woman president. It had been decreed. It was to be. Hillary was to be coronated and with this coronation would come elevated status for the Clinton hangers on. The people in the think tanks.
We ran a few stories on GROUNDWORK but outside of the tech press the fact that the head of Google built a company just to get Hillary Clinton elected got relatively little press. In light of the developing Obama wiretapping scandal GROUNDWORK should get more attention.
And for crying out loud look at GROUNDWORK’s logo. Could it look any more sinister? It’d be tough.
The world needs much more analysis like this. This is excellent. Clear, levelheaded, thoughtful political analysis. And it comes to us from a professor at Cal State Fullerton and in Counter Punch of all places.
I’m sorry folks but you Dems who got so worked up for Hillary were had. She was the war candidate (she said removing Assad was priority number one) and deeply corrupt to boot. You had a chance to steer things in the fight direction with Ron Paul.
The debt monster still looms which will be harder and harder to feed as interest rates rise. The stock market is still built on magic conjured by the Federal Reserve. Europe continues to generally remain weak. Greece particularly is eroding yet again.
But saying all of this there is a tangible optimism economically speaking in the air. I certainly sensed it with the election of Trump, even in my very “liberal” home town. Yes there are/were people wailing and crying to the stars in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s loss.
“Obviously strongly prefer normal democratic and constitutional politics. But if it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state.” – Neocon Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard.
I like Charles Hugh Smith and this is his infographic.
Do “progressives” (and Bushite neoconservatives) hate Trump and “the deplorables” so much that they would sell their collective souls to the “deep state” to take Trump out? I hope not but I think many would happily do it.
The #oldmedia, the #cronymedia, are on notice. They were so obviously pro-Clinton in the 2016 race that many Americans just gave up on the #oldmedia altogether. Any sense of fairness seemed in 2016 to go out the window. The old media companies, companies that had long watched their market share and revenues decline, doubled down on the establishment candidate in a ploy for relevance. But they busted. Spectacularly.
Now the old media are coming to terms with their new status.
Image: VL World News, Petro Porshenko Ukraine’s president
There is a weird “order” setting up post Trump. There’s the “we don’t like the European Union, TPP, United Nations” camp. And then there is the old, some would say “globalist” camp, centered in Brussels and generally supported by the old political establishment in the USA.
There are very interesting geopolitical shifts happening right now.