THE NATION’S COURSE
STILL ISN’T DETERMINED
Two weeks after the election that signaled the end of the Obama Era, it’s beginning to dawn on some people — if grudgingly — that Donald Trump’s win was something other than an assertion of “white privilege” on a national scale.
It really did represent a reaction to actual problems.
Now, to be sure, a few folks are holding onto the theory that for eight years…
“Those damned Republicans were determined to block everything Obama tried to do.”
Others persist in writing the situation off as…
“Things were so bad after Bush, that Obama couldn’t bring us back no matter how hard he tried.”
And in certain quarters there’s a lingering assumption that…
“This country was just never going to let a black man succeed.”
…as if all businesses and workers colluded — out of sheer racial orneriness — to preserve Obama’s record-low economic growth.