“Some House races have even drawn multiple former Obama hands into the arena. In Texas, former Obama chief of staff Denis McDonough and ex-Treasury Secretary Jack Lew have lined up behind Ed Meier, a former State Department official, while ex-Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is backing his former employee, Colin Allred, who was also an Obama White House intern and professional football player. Meier and Allred are competing in a crowded primary to take on Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), who didn’t attract a single Democratic opponent last year.” MORE
“The American people are tired of the “elite,” and in order to demonstrate their revolt against elitist governance, they have elected to the presidency a billionaire real estate mogul who lives in Manhattan and flies to resorts all over the world in his private jet with his supermodel wife at his side.
“Not in the history of American politics has a president, or even candidate, differed so sharply from his supporters as Donald Trump. Millions of ordinary Americans, most concentrated in rural areas, increasingly resentful of the “elites” in the media, the government and academia, have anointed a man with a golden elevator in his Penthouse as the leader of their populist movement.” MORE
“Immigration is not new to Middle America. However, the concern of losing one’s culture amidst more minorities who don’t speak American, can be frightening to some whose life experience has been diversity deprived — but our 2016 election Faultline is more than the politics of Immigration and race, gender & sexual equality.
Our clash of time vs. culture; expectations vs. experience; to the rear march vs. full speed ahead and damn the torpedoes offers: do-over of lost dreams or digesting melting pot reality.” MORE