The ease with which Obama let Bill Clinton take over a White House press conference was alarming. Instead of a serious discussion, the American people had two presidents pouring water down our backs, telling us it was raining.
I admire Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. I advised the former and worked for the latter. They are good men. But they have either been outwitted by the privileged and powerful of America, or seduced by those on Wall Street.
"Equal rights," while always counted in the litany of core liberal and progressive principles and "values," always is set aside or thrown under the bus in favor of some real or imagined political expediency.