An old cliche states that Rome was not built in a day. Neither is a political movement.
I would argue that we are seeing reactions to rising income inequality and a feeling among many Americans that George Carlin was right on at least some level when he made the following statement: "The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it."
The rise of a progressive movement in the Democratic Party seems to be a reaction to this frustration. Meanwhile, many Republicans are turning to a billionaire reality show star who sometimes spouts populist rhetoric about money in politics while denigrating entire categories of human beings.Continue reading...