Daily Clips: January 3, 2017

After a little hiatus, Daily Clips are back on the web. I cannot comprehend how anyone was able to keep up with the news without my words of wisdom.

Listen to this ridiculous sentence which illustrates how far Brooks is up his own a**:

To read Trump correctly, it’s probably best to dig up old French deconstructionists like Jean Baudrillard, who treated words not as things that have meanings in themselves but as displays in an oppositional power struggle.

Yeah, I’m sure Jean Baudrillard is exactly who comes to mind to the *average* American when they see Trump.

Ultimately, the party’s fortunes will depend on recruiting a new generation of progressive leaders, especially women and people of color, who can harness the power of social movements and drive it into electoral politics — everywhere in the country, at every level of government.

Can anyone say, Pramila Jayapal?

What’s going on? The answer is that, after more than two centuries, America’s pre-democratic constitutional machinery is spitting out increasingly undemocratic results with catastrophic consequences. Instead of government of, by, and for the people, it’s giving the people government they don’t want but can do nothing about.

On the face of it, this looks like a huge win for Trump. According to Reuters, “Ford Motor Co (F.N) said Tuesday it will cancel a planned $1.6 billion factory in Mexico and will invest $700 million at a Michigan factory as it expands its electric vehicle and hybrid offerings.”

Nothing to add. Our federal government is an embarrassment.

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.