american politics in a nutshell

America: *trains Al-Qaeda*

*9/11 bombing*

America: Oh shit. Shit just became personal. Damn Islamist terrorism, we must send our troops to defend us, and drone strike those terrorists!

America: Oh, people died? Too bad, collateral damage.

World: But you killed innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan

Bush: I still think I made the right decision by sending troops to Iraq.

US Citizens: Obama, our saviour!

Obama: *Still continues to drone strike innocent people overseas*

US Citizens: Yay, Obama has protected the rights of women and LGBT from the evil Mitt Romney!

“Sanders Connects With Voters”

Via @robertreich 

According to a lead story in today’s New York Times, the Clinton campaign is “concerned that her ‘rational message,’ in the words of an aide, is not a fit with a restless Democratic primary electorate. Allies and advisers of the Clintons say Mr. Sanders is clearly connecting with voters through his emotional, inspiring rallying cry that the American economic and political systems are rigged for the wealthy and powerful.”

In a nutshell, that’s the problem with the Clinton campaign so far. It doesn’t seem to believe that explaining how the American economic and political systems are rigged for the wealthy and powerful – and coming up with solutions for that imbalance – constitutes a rational message. But at this point in American history it’s the most rational message a candidate can provide.

What do you think?