Michael Bloomberg v Trump at the DNC
Michael Bloomberg really stuck it to Donald Trump — and the rest of us — right at the same time.
In the same Trump-bashing speech, he offered demonstratively contradictory false equivalence: “Republicans wrongly blame immigrants for our problems, and they stand in the way of action on climate change and gun violence. Meanwhile, many Democrats wrongly blame the private sector for our problems, and they stand in the way of action on education reform and deficit reduction.”
The private sector undeniably caused a hell of a lot of the problems progressive activists are pointing to. It’s worth taking the time to nuance out the complex relationship between the government and corporate interests to capture the dynamic that gave rise to stagnant wages, expensive, lackluster healthcare, failing infrastructure, and shoddy education. Worth it but not here right now.
Perhaps the real genius of Donald Trump is that his extremist existence and sudden national clout allows the clueless and destructive opinions of billionaires to seem like a breath of fresh air.