The Democratic Party Left Me Behind — And I'm Not Alone
I’ve been a loyal Democrat for about 15 years. As someone who became a citizen in 2006, I became a Democrat during the George W. Bush years, because I liked the party’s anti-war, pro-minority, pro-environment, pro-little guy positions.
But the 2016 election was an eye-opener for me. To use the current political jargon, I became “woke,” in some very different ways, and I got “red-pilled.”
Numbers as of last Friday close.
[Total = Federal, state & local
- Quarterly Gross Output (GO): $42.7 trillion +5.6% (Real GO for Q4 2017)
Some titles recent, all recommended -
- Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy
by Jonah Goldberg
- The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics
by Salena Zito and Brad Todd
- The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
by Niall Ferguson
- Discrimination and Disparities
by Thomas Sowell
- How I Escaped Political Correctness And You Can Too
by Dr. Loretta Graziano Breuning
Special Video Feature
Shadow Stats Snapshot
ShadowStats alternate economic indicators are based on the methodology of noted economist John Williams, specialist in government economic reporting.
Shadow Stats: 21.5%
June Year-to-Year: 2.80% (CPI-U*)
Shadow Stats: 9.9%
*[cpi-u is the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation rate for all urban consumers]