The country has been moving rightward since the early 1970s. A lot of this MSM business about a “polarized America” is not very valid IMO. I think that the special interests have probably become more powerful than ever essentially, and that they drive policy under Democratic and/or Republican congresses/administrations. The Dem special interests and the Republican special interests are largely 1% interests — though they are of a different variety. And these are the interests that are represented, by either of the two sides of the political aisle.

I voted for Cynthia McKinney in 2008, because I assessed Barack Obama as a sociopathic social climber, with a genial manner and smile; and adequate — to above par — oratory skills; who I didn’t really expect to tackle any of the deep-seated problems that ail this country. Needless to say — I’m not a big booster of the official American electoral process, and I’m not even sure if I’ll bother to register a protest vote, in the forthcoming November presidential election.