Does It Matter Who Won the Debate Last Night?
September 27, 2016
It is clear by the rules of debate and the outrageous behavior of Donald Trump that Hillary 'won'. But his attacks on "the establishment" have resonance. After Johnson's 'Great Society', dribbles of that program followed in the Nixon and Ford Administrations. Not much was changed during the Reagan years. Bill's cutting welfare left a host of single African-American women adrift in a hostile work place. Nothing targeted to the poor, African Americans, and the middle class during the Bush 43 years. The opposition to anything progressive on behalf of the poor and the suffering middle class by a know/do-nothing Congress during he Obama years, with race relations increasing in severity, and Hillary non-specific about what she wants to do with each issue specifically that leave a serious vacuum. All of which history to this point merely substantiates the Donald's accusations about what "the establishment" of both the Republican and Democratic parties have not done, though with no program he has ever mentioned to change conditions. He is right in this instance but wrong for the country.