Having chosen Wall Street lap dog Chuck Schumer as their Senate Leader Democrats can only hope that Donald Trump was running a con job on Main Street, only pretending to care about working people and small business. Otherwise, if he actually delivers on that promise the Democratic Party is so totally screwed.
The danger for Democrats is that, thanks to his personal wealth and unorthodox path to the presidency, Trump owes nothing to nobody, as Shirley Chisholm said of herself, “Unbought & Unbossed.”
The same cannot be said about Democrats, who have sold their party’s soul to wealthy interests, no better exemplified than the rise of Schumer, the senator who has made an industry of funneling Wall Street cash to his party in exchange for all kinds of favors that leave Main Street to fend for itself.
And what a sad ending for Obama’s presidency, traveling abroad explaining, defending, justifying and even apologizing for his failure of continuity.