Post Number: 1797
|Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 2:41 pm: || |
Co-editor of counterpunch.com analyzes the primary results and, as a former Hoosier, looks back at the most battered state in the Rust Belt.
"In the end, this pathetic primary speaks most loudly about the tragic decline of Michigan and the industrial Midwest, laid low by the bipartisan free-trade policies of the Reagan, Bush/Bush and Clinton era. Michigan has been hit by an economic Katrina, playing out in slow-motion over the past decade and not a politician in the country seems to give a damn about it. Perhaps because their fingerprints are on the wreckage. ..."
From "The Shriveling of Michigan: Return of the Native"
By JEFFREY ST. CLAIR