I have been watching the Democratic as well as the Republican primary and I must say at this point, the entire country seems to be stuck on stupid. From the media blackout on Clinton to the DNC rules and disproportionate distribution of pledged delegates, not counting two entire states, and then the superdelegates, well, I think it's fair to say the process is one rigged game where the actual voters don't seem to count for much.
To make matters worse, it appears policy has gone by the wayside. An intelligent, well researched and analyzed policy positions and debate on the effectiveness of those positions is long gone from the political blogs.
This site is about facts, analysis and policy on trade, economics, labor that is in the national interest, which means working America's interests.
During this campaign season, we could not even get accurate, fair, assessment of the candidates real trade positions, votes and plans. Immigration policy rhetoric seems to change depending upon the audience at hand.
While Hillary Clinton issued more and more Progressive and Populist policy positions, it is worthwhile to note, the political power structure started endorsing her opponent.
So, where does that leave the majority of Americans needing desperately a true shift in policy direction? With a Congress that introduces corporate lobbyists bills and play partisan games, politicians who seemingly vie for power over policy and agenda, the real change needed is drown out in noise and spin.
Obama in Oregon told economically displaced timber industry voters he will fund alternative biofuels from wood chips. Wood Chips. Now who in their right mind believes that has any basis in science or is strategically the right approach or even a net energy gain? What kind of pandering will that do to really research, deploy an effective biofuel industry? Yet it is Clinton who is accused of pandering in almost every corner one turns. So, where is accurate, well researched, based on statistics, on science, on theory policy change?
Drown like a dead cat thrown over the bridge, spinning in a whirlpool of pundit pontification...all in the quest for power.
I fear regardless of how this election turns out, once again the United States National Interest, the economic and trade policy that is so greatly needed will not occur and I blame the people actually, especially the bloggers. I must wonder what everyone is really working for when seemingly the cult of personality is the focus and not actual policy and legislative agendas.