But it left his supporters going,
"Politics as usual" most folks on the street sigh.
Sanders will help in dealing with the aftermath of Hilary's email fiasco.
Let's be honest:
if you or I had shown such bad judgement in sending sensitive government documents via our public servers ...
We would be under the jail right now, not able to run for dog catcher much less president.
Why was she the only
Secretary of State to do this?
Having her own personal server gave Clinton
-- as well as her closest aides --
much greater control over which emails were accessible under public records requests.
Buy hey, there are so many skeletons in her closet, they could conduct square dances.
She is not the only politician to have skeletons, right?
But that is just it: the whole system feels dirty, doesn't it?
If you listen to the candidates on TV during this election, you would think the fate of western civilization hung in the balance
when voters choose between Democratic and Republican candidates for office.
When you look at actual governing decisions,
the difference between the two major political parties is far from obvious.
There is, of course, a difference in the rhetoric of the two parties.
There is also a difference in the bases the two parties draw on.
But it’s not obvious that these differences translate into differences in public policy.
Why is that?
Economists actually have an explanation.
Democracies tend to have a “political equilibrium.”
Think of a lot of different platforms that voters might vote for.
If there is one platform that can defeat all others in a majority vote,
that is the set of policies that politicians will naturally gravitate toward –
regardless of where they initially start out.
If this did not happen, chaos would be the result.
Each election would flip major policies back and forth. No stability.
Certain Latin American countries exhibit that kind of political instability.
But most of the developed world does not.
It would be bad for the economy. Major business leaders frown on that.
So Political Parties do not rule. They are ruled by business interests.
Will Rogers said,
"When I make a joke,
you can laugh or not.
But when Congress does it, it's a law!"