Monday, June 12, 2017


"The New York Times is uncertain whether to break out the champagne or don the sackcloth and ashes over Jeremy Corbyn's electoral gains. 
Ordinarily "progressives" would be celebrating a success by Labor.   
Unfortunately the British Labor party no longer clearly represents the "working class" any more, so it's hard to keep score.  
Image result for democrats election nightIt's as if someone tore up the program to an old familiar play and scrambled the characters onstage.  
Consequently the Gray Lady is unable to say with confidence Who's on First.
...Just how confusing things have become was shown by Van Jones, who speaking at the People's Summit in Chicago, denounced Hillary Clinton for wasting a billion dollars on a big nothing-burger of an election campaign.  
The Hill recounted Jones' tirade.
"The Hillary Clinton campaign did not spend their money on white workers, and they did not spend it on people of color. They spent it on themselves," Jones told a packed house at McCormick Place in Chicago. "They spent it on themselves, let's be honest."
"Let's be honest," Jones continued. "They took a billion dollars, a billion dollars, a billion dollars, and set it on fire, and called it a campaign!"...
How could a billion dollars worth of consultants and polling be wrong?  
How could the old certainties so radically collapse? 
Max Fisher and Max Taub of the NYT, baffled, conclude that uncertainty, more than populism, is the new normal in Western politics.  
But merely declaring that "leaders must now govern societies reshaped by forces that are barely understood" explains nothing."

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