Farage tag teams with Galloway for Brexit; when will Sanders tag team with Trump against TPP?
I had a slightly wild idea the other day. Both Trump and Sanders have credibly* come out against TPP, but both have been disappointments in terms of using their candidacies - with the attendant millions of dollars of free advertising that come with them - to really educate the public about TPP. TPP awareness is abysmal. Which makes it that much more likely that it will be passed in the lame duck session, before either a President Sanders or President Trump can take office.
Today, I was moderately excited to learn that my two favorite British politicians, George Galloway (a lefty) and Nigel Farage (a righty) are teaming up for the pro-Brexit "Grassroots Out" campaign. Link.
C'mon, Trump and Sanders! If Galloway and Farage can "cross the streams", so can you two! IMO, the amount of amazed, delighted grass roots fervor that such coordination could generate might a) allow Sanders to overcome Clinton's super-delegate advantage and b) allow Trump to make getting cheated, via a brokered Republican convention far less likely.
The American public would win, via a quantum leap in anti-TPP awareness.
IMO, there's a bigger downside for Trump, since he MAY be able to secure the Republican nomination without Sanders' help, but Sanders' winning the democratic nomination means a more formidable foe in the general election. The only downside for Sanders, OTOH, is that the Democratic Party establishment will be more motivated to deny him the nomination. Likewise, a downside for Trump is that the Republican establishment will be more motivated to deny him the R nomination.
Hopefully, both of will focus on steamrolling their opposition. They will then have the nice problem of dealing with each other in the general election.
I personally view EITHER the presence of Sanders as the Democratic nominee, or Trump as the Republican nominee, as very good for democracy. The succes of either of them in the general election would all but guarantee that, for the next four years, the plutocracy would be taken down a notch.
* unlike Hilary Clinton. As was pointed out by Ed Schulz on his new RT show, very recently, she's "against" it, but hasn't bothered to pick up the phone and lobby against it. (Also, she was for it 46 times, before she came out against it. I.e., completely unbelievable.)