There are no good guys in 2020.
The upcoming election and Democracy don't really offer Americans much hope given that most people realize that years of antagonistic political fighting will inevitably follow the outcome of the November vote.
Accordingly and with respect to our progressive pals . . .
From an objective standpoint there's no denying that Prez Trump "won" last night's debate.
But it was ugly.
Moreover, it's unclear if the victory convinced anyone to change their vote given that, historically, angry politicos turn away the electorate in the privacy of the voting booth.
Mudslinging, personal attacks, constant interruptions, name-calling and gutter politics dominated the night and seemed to disappoint all but the most diehard President Trump fans.
Nevertheless, Prez Trump appeared stronger and more resolute than his opponent. There's no question that the former game show host is skillful at protecting his public persona against a frail lifetime politico. Sadly, none of the bravado or rhetoric from the debate will do much improve the lives of Americans stuck in the same recession that's been obliterating the working-class since November 22, 1963. The nation has endured rising income inequality under both Republican & Democratic Party rule despite so many empty pleasantries and promises. Similarly, only suckers believe that U.S. troops will ever leave Iraq or Afghanistan.
Feigned surprise over the popularity of president who commands the stage like a tyrant is overwrought and willfully ignores the brutal realities of the American super power which affords social justice activists their rights whilst like-minded progressives are habitually slaughtered in other parts of the world.
The struggle to attain or keep power is never pretty and last night voters finally got a brief glimpse at the contentious nature of American politics that's likely to grow even more combative.
Check the links . . .
Presidential debate: Trump, Biden clash over Barrett Supreme Court nomination, ObamaCare as insults fly
President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden kicked off their first presidential debate sparring over the Supreme Court nomination and ObamaCare, but it quickly devolved into Trump interrupting and Biden calling the president a "clown" and a "liar." Trump stood by his Supreme Court pick of Judge Amy Coney Barrett and his push to get her confirmed before the election.
Proud Boys Win Name Check
One of the few groups in America with anything to celebrate after last night's loud, ugly, rowdy presidential "debate" was the violent, far-right Proud Boys, after President Trump pointedly refused to condemn white supremacist groups. Why it matters: This was a for-the-history-books moment in a debate that was mostly headache-inducing noise.
Interruptions. Insults. Chaos. POLITICO's Gabby Orr breaks down the key moments from Tuesday night's showdown between Trump and Biden - and what it all means for the final stretch of the campaign. In the fall of 2016, he shrewdly used the policy issues of immigration, trade and Obamacare, and the personal issues of alleged corruption, against Hillary Clinton.
Name Game Debate
It did not take long for the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden to spiral totally out of control.
Markets Fear Fighting
The stock markets were not impressed with Tuesday night's Trump-Biden debate.
You decide . . .