According to former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, the political surges of both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have much deeper meaning than most people have been willing to discuss. According to Reich, the surge of these two candidates represents a broader revolt against America’s ruling class.
Reich explains that the two candidates are both viewed as outsiders, and their growing support is a sign that the public is ready to do away with the ruling class that has dominated American politics for the last 30 years.
One of the most important points made is that this groundswell of support is not to be confused with the typical attraction that the public has towards newcomers in the political arena – Reich says that this attraction is much different. — Ring of Fire Radio
Here’s the Reich article:
“He can’t possibly win the nomination,” is the phrase heard most often when Washington insiders mention either Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders.
Yet as enthusiasm for the bombastic billionaire and the socialist senior continues to build within each party, the political establishment is mystified.
Political insiders don’t see that the biggest political phenomenon in America today is a revolt against the “ruling class” of insiders that have dominated Washington for more than three decades.
In two very different ways, Trump and Sanders are agents of this revolt. — Robert Reich, Salon