"Super delegates don't "represent people" I'm not elected by anyone. I'll do what I think is right for the country..." Any questions?
While admitting he shares some blame for the widening partisan divide during his term in office, President Obama dismissed the notion that he's responsible for the rise of Donald Trump, who has harnessed voter anger during his presidential run, urging GOP elites to do some "introspection" about the how "the politics they've engaged in allows the circus we've been seeing to transpire."
Hillary Clinton is "deeply concerned" about Iran's missile tests, but President Obama proclaims this act does not violate the treaty? With The White House today saying it will "redouble" its efforts to limit Iran's nuclear ability and noting that the US wouldn't be surprised to see more test-fires this week, we wonder just what it takes to "violate" the treaty? Maybe we should ask North Korea...
Janet Yellen is in a very difficult spot. If she continues to ignore the growing signs of recession, she runs the risk of letting one develop prior to the election. This would favor the Republican challenger who would be disinclined to reappoint her as Fed Chairwoman, if elected. Allowing the Greenspan bubble to bust on Bush’s watch sealed John McCain’s fate, allowing Obama to ride a wave of voter outrage into the White House in 2008. Yellen does not want Trump to catch a similar wave in 2016. As a result, we expect the Fed to soften its rhetoric in the very near future.
"In retrospect the idea that an increasingly internationalized political elite would automatically remain faithful agents of their own populations should have rang alarm bells." Who are the internationalized political elite faithful too?
“We the people” have been utterly and completely betrayed. The politicians “we the people” most trusted to look out for our best interests, protect our rights, and ensure that the nation does not slip into tyranny have cheated on us, lied to us, swindled us, deceived us, double-crossed us, and sold us to the highest bidder. Incredibly, even in the face of their treachery and lies, the great majority of Americans persist in believing that the politicians have the people’s best interests at heart.
The effects of all this fundamental dishonesty have thundered through our national life to the degree that American society is now divided into the swindlers and the swindled, loosing the monster of collective Id known as Trump on the public. This is what comes of attempting to divorce truth from reality, which has been the principal business of American life for several decades now. When truth and reality become de-linked, a society literally doesn’t know what it is doing.
“Do not come to Europe. Do not believe the smugglers. Do not risk your lives and your money. It is all for nothing.”
Following the smoke-and-mirrors, best-and-worst jobs data today, it seems President Obama is ready to take his victory lap (and likely gloat a little about The GOP debacle) in what appears to be a recorded press event (no live feed). As he expounds on the 'greatest jobs recovery' in modern history (with the biggest drop in wages on record), perhaps the following nine charts will provide a little more color as just what "change" really meant...
Only in America's so-called democracy could a proven "loser" so vehemently and shamelessly condemn a current "winner" with the goal of overturning 'we, the people's' prospective leader in favor of himself. In the latest (and most desperate) action from the neocon establishment, CNN reports Romney has instructed his closest advisers to explore the possibility of stopping Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention (by revising rules for instance). As The GOP self-immolates, perhaps Romney - as the mouthpiece of the establishment - should pay heed to Florida Governor Risk Scott who explained "I trust the voters, so I will not try to tell the Republican voters in Florida how to vote." Democracy, indeed.
As we said two months ago, "the concern is that with one more year under Obama's term, gun sales over the next 12 months are certain to surge to new all time highs as Obama's crusade to crush the second amendment slowly picks up steam in order to cement his "anti-gun" legacy, and as the population rushes to buy as many as it can before Obama makes such purchases illegal." We were right.
According to Larry "Ban $100 Bill" Summers, Donald Trump Is The "Greatest Threat To American Democracy"Submitted by Tyler Durden on 03/01/2016 13:20 -0400
"Donald Trump’s rise goes beyond his demagogic appeal. It is a reflection of the political psychology of frustration – people see him as responding to their fears about the modern world order, an outsider fighting for those who have been left behind. If we are to move past Trumpism, it will be essential to develop convincing responses to economic slowdown."
Obama has been carrying out a bipartisan Republican-and-Democratic foreign policy; it’s the policy of America’s aristocracy. Its results have been horrible for the world, but they’ll be even worse if it succeeds.
So-called political pundits are a ubiquitous sight on mainstream news, particularly during the run-up to a presidential campaign — but their ties to the candidates they analyze remain obfuscated, downplayed, or altogether left out by host networks.
Russia wants to sell $3 billion in international bonds and Washington isn't happy about it. In response to the prospect that Wall Street could underwrite Moscow's first international issuance since the imposition of sanctions, the State Department is warning banks of "reputational risk."