Rush Limbaugh said something that sidled up to the truth the other day. "At no time has the divide between Washington, DC and the rest of the country been greater." Of course the hypothesis is impossible to substantiate but who cares. He's as close to right on this as he is likely to be on anything else. And his view comes closer to unanimity among the populace than the muddled messaging of either party. The canyon between the DC world and the rest of us truly is muy grande.
From where I sit in Oracle, Arizona at 5,000 feet on the backside of the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Presidency of Barack Obama recedes further from sight by the day. Nothing on gun violence, nothing on immigration reform, nothing on tax reform.
Frank C. Pierson, Jr.
Frank Pierson retired after forty years of work with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) as a professional organizer. He began his career in 1971 in Chicago, moved to Queens, New York City and migrated west to work in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado. He resides with his wife, Mary Ellen Kazda, in Oracle, Arizona. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org