Here's a nice take by Charles Pierce on the President's speech last night. Basically, he points out that his carefully reasoned points were wasted on vast swaths of the country that seem to think Donald Trump or Ben Carson (or Rubio, Cruz, Bush, etc.) are perfectly respectable candidates for the highest office in the land.
As he noted:
He seemed to be talking to a country that would never fall for the snake-oil being peddled across the landscape by Donald Trump, to a country where the architects of the current disaster would be in jail, and not unveiling statues of themselves in the nation's Capitol, and to a country that knows something about history and the way the world actually operates. I would like to live in that country some day. (emphasis added)
What more can you say?
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What if they held a class war and nobody noticed? For decades, liberals and progressives have been bashed for conducting a "class war" every time they suggest that it would be appropriate for the extremely wealthy to shoulder a bit more of the burden of paying for government. Meanwhile, a swarm of far-right think-tanks and political action committees have been working tirelessly to promote the idea that taxes on the wealthy should be lowered further from their historic lows, and that entitlement programs such as social security and medicare are too expensive to sustain (and in any case, immoral). The latest attempts to delegitimize public employee unions are the logical next step in what genuinely appears to be the systematic dismantlement of the middle class. This blog will highlight some of the more extreme examples of this activity that may not always show up in your news feeds.