Sunshine this near-noon Thursday on California’s north coast, another day in the normal.
Abnormal, however, is seemingly the worst adversary of America is not from without, but within. The world as it is — The Donald’s most-current bullshit (the Guardian this morning): ‘The origins of Isis trace back to the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. The group has been deemed an offshoot of al-Qaida, which carried out the attacks on 9/11.’
And in our own backyard, the life of Americans (also the Guardian): ‘The US’s slow recovery from the 2008 recession is due to Republican policies on the local, state and federal level, according to a new study published by the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute (EPI).’
(Illustration: ‘The Republican,’ by John Henne, found here).
In this shitty era, the GOP has flung the most shit — cut the average joe out of anything/everything.
Even in all their obstruction, hypocrisy, racism and all kinds of other bullshit, the GOP really, really failed:
There has been much lament in recent years over the growing pessimism of the American public.
Numerous observers have remarked upon the gloomy mood of the American people, drawing on both anecdotes and public opinion polls to chronicle the growing lack of confidence in the future of America.
But by generalizing about the trend in the aggregate, many of those observers have missed the fact that not every social group sees the future as darkly as every other.
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has analyzed more than four decades of data from the General Social Survey (GSS) and from other public polls, including surveys conducted by The Associated Press.
We find that while white Americans have indeed become increasingly pessimistic about the future of the country, the same cannot be said about black and Hispanic Americans.
Indeed, some trends show a reversal in the way both whites and minorities view the future.
The Donald will put the nail in the GOP coffin — good riddance…