Yeah, I think that was the point.
...but hey, do what you want...you will anyway.
Yeah, that ought to help.
When did he become convinced?
Yeah. How's that leverage over the party platform going?
Yeah, sure. Nice work, Bernie.
John Lewis - celebrated civil rights activist who "never saw" Bernie Sanders at any civil rights movement in the 60s - thinks a sit-in is the right way to go about addressing the crisis of gun nuts in the US. No, he doesn't really. He just knows good theater when he sees it.
He should be ashamed to disgrace and co-opt the struggle of his fellow blacks in the south (including himself!) for civil rights with a ridiculous bunch of hooey that actually would decrease civil rights for Arab-Americans. Another of Glen Ford's (and his colleagues at Black Agenda Radio) " black misleadership".
You can read commentary by Black Agenda Radio's managing editor Bruce Dixon on the "sit in" here.
I don't think this arrogance belongs solely to the neoliberal elites, but to political elites from both ends of the spectrum. And definitely not Trump "potentially" - that potential is more than filled. Otherwise, I'm in agreement with Ewing, and he's put his finger very precisely on the situation. The goal of those elites is to work around democracy (an inconvenience) and focus the masses on "the other" in their midst, away from the political elites who are actually the source of the masses' financial and political woes. And they're doing a bang-up job of it.
Not even David Cameron is listening to Tony any longer. He's announced he's going to resign. Apparently he doesn't feel up to the huge task.