2016 is being billed as the election of bitterness…..the American people, according to some, are unset and yes, even bitter, about the way this country is governed and even the path it is on…..
But it is nothing new! This is where I insert some sort of historical perspective to the chagrin of many….
Mark Naison: Though some people died, others burned themselves out, and families fractured, the nation survived and we stumbled on without our political system collapsing.
I have many friends, most of them younger than me, who are terrified by the divisions in the country, by the violent acts that periodically add to the tension, and by an election which brings out a level of fear and anger they have never seen before.
Unfortunately, this is not new to me. I have vivid memories of the year 1968 and that Presidential election. We had a terrible war. Assasinations. Riots in every major city. Campus take overs. And a country divided down the middle over race and politics
So far this election is nothing new…..we could say that the outsiders were the story but that is yet to be seen…..
Just as the election of 1968 the Dem Party has missed the boat….yet again…..
Barring any unforeseen circumstance, Hillary Clinton will likely become the Democratic nominee during next week’s Democratic Convention. With that nomination, the Democratic Party will have missed the opportunity to win a generation.
This election will do harm to this country than anything in the past….no matter who wins the damn election.
Next up is the Dem Convention….let’s see what antics are played out on that stage….