Dawn of the dead: Why American politics can't be reformed

Source: CounterPunch
by Rob Urie

"Soon after he entered office Donald Trump abandoned the populist rhetoric that got him elected and began pushing programs that benefit connected plutocrats. Soon after he entered office Barack Obama abandoned the populist rhetoric that got him elected and began pushing programs that benefit connected plutocrats. Soon after he entered office Bill Clinton abandoned the populist rhetoric that got him elected and began pushing programs that benefit connected plutocrats. Astute readers may detect a pattern here. Populism in each of these cases was the purposeful mischaracterization of class struggle as resentment of the hands that nature and the faux opposition party have dealt working people." (08/04/17)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/08/04/dawn-of-the-dead-why-american-politics-cant-be-reformed/