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.
Surprise to Harwood maybe. (But how could it be at this point? How daft could he be?) But not a surprise to us or likely many of our readers.
Harwood is, as you may remember the the chief political correspondent for CNBC who also ran stories by and offered advice to the Clinton campaign. (This was exposed by Wikileaks.)
This is really entertaining but they missed some good stuff. Perhaps The Washington Free Beacon will put out another one of these.
How Steve Bannon won the election with one brilliant idea
This is an article that needs to be read.