A strange thing did not happen today. Today was supposed to be the beginning of a political apocalypse. The 76 trombones were ready to join in a parade announcing the apocalypse. Instead all we have is a shrill kazoo whistling wanly in the wind.
Before we discuss the apocalypse that wasn’t, and we do mean the results of yesterday’s election in Wisconsin, we need to discuss the Donald Trump birthed apocalypse.
Last time we discussed Donald Trump was after his appearances on The View and other shows wherein The Donald on The View talked The Certificate – the Barack Obama Birth Certificate.
Big Media went ape all over the Donald and the mockery was especially aromatic on JournoLister haven Politico. After we wrote about the Politico and Big Media hypocrisy/lies regarding The Donald and The Birth Certificate The Donald persisted with his demand to see the Barack Obama Birth Certificate.
Big Media ridicule was swift on Politico and MSNBC as Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie continued to pretend that The Donald was an ignoramus. Todd and Guthrie could not contain themselves as they pretended to not know what they in fact do know, and they mocked The Donald because supposedly dumb ol’ Trump does not know that Obama has already produced a birth certificate – except for the fact that Obama has NOT produced a birth certificate. Watch as Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie laugh and laugh:And if you know anyone who watches TV, you know someone talking about Barack's birth certificate. The Chuck Todds and Bob Somerbys and Ben Smiths who thought they were helping Barack by launching attacks on Trump only helped take a minor TV issue and turn it into a hot topic.
And always, the refrain is, "Yeah, but why won't he show his birth certificate."
Poor Barack, cut off at the knees by his own helpers.
Now go read Kat's "Oh, Bob, get off the road" -- she posted early (I'll assume due to a big party that they're going to in DC). I really love it. And shame on Dylan for letting a government -- any goverment -- dictate what songs he would or would not play.
"The two Americas" (Tom Eley, WSWS):
A March 23 study by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) concludes that the economic “recovery” has “proceeded on two tracks: one for typical families and workers, who continue to struggle against high rates of unemployment and continued foreclosures, and another track for the investor class and the wealthy.”
The recession, which officially lasted from December 2007 to June 2009, saw the share of total household wealth going to the bottom 80 percent of the population fall by 2.2 percentage points to 12.8 percent. The wealthiest 1 percent increased its net worth to 225 times that of the typical household, the highest ratio on record.
About one quarter of households have zero or negative wealth. With homeowners’ equity down 35 percent since 2007, the banking industry now owns the majority of the nation’s housing stock.And for most Americans, the reality is: No recovery.
Most are not feeling it or seeing it. And people are struggling out there. We can't all fly a trainer in from Chicago weekly. (And before anyone sexistly assumes I'm referring to Michelle, I'm talking about Barack.)
Date night? Most couples are so struggling to make ends meet that date night comes once a year if that.
In my lifetime, I don't believe we've ever had a president who was more out of touch with the average people.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):