POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Revenge of the ‘Deplorables'” / truthdig / Robert Scheer ☮

Trump Mr. FishThe people Hillary Clinton derided as a “basket of deplorables” have spoken. They have voted out of the pain of their economic misfortune, which Clinton’s branch of the Democratic Party helped engender.

What you have is a defeat of elitism. Clinton’s arrogance was on full display with the revelation of her speeches cozying up to Goldman Sachs—the bank that caused this misery more than any other—and the irony of this is not lost on the people who are hurting and can’t pay their bills. This is a victory for a neofascist populism—scapegoating immigrants and Muslims—and if Bernie Sanders had been the Democrats’ candidate, I feel confident he would have won. We were denied the opportunity of a confrontation between a progressive populist, represented by Sanders, and a neofascist populist.

It’s a repudiation of the arrogant elitism of the Democratic Party machine as represented by the Clintons, whose radical deregulation of Wall Street created this mess. And instead of recognizing the error of their ways and standing up to the banks, Clinton’s campaign cozied up to them, and that did not give people who are hurting confidence that she would respond to their needs or that she gave a damn about their suffering. She’s terminally tone-deaf.

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POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Will the Millennial Generation’s Current Political Activism be Permanent?” / Robert Scheer ☮

A lot of people have talked about how much the millennial generation has been mobilized during this election. Do you think this political activism is going to be permanent – especially into the next mid-term election?

POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Robert Scheer Examines the Potential Impact of a Hillary Clinton Versus Donald Trump Presidency” ☮

Truthdig went live with Editor in Chief Robert Scheer as he examined the potential impact of a Hillary Clinton presidency versus a Donald Trump one and how each would affect progressives.

POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Robert Scheer Discusses the Mainstream Media, Third Party Candidates, and Unchecked Power” ☮

Question: Do you believe “mainstream” media will continue to be allowed to pretend there are only two candidates, or will the Green Party and Libertarian Party candidates be included in polling, debates and the vast amount of free publicity provided by news outlets?

POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Robert Scheer Examines the Potential Impact of a Hillary Clinton Versus Donald Trump Presidency”

Truthdig went live with Editor in Chief Robert Scheer as he examined the potential impact of a Hillary Clinton presidency versus a Donald Trump one and how each would affect progressives.