Given the current political contest, it’s too easy to think I am borrowing this over-used cliché tongue-in-cheek for the title of this newsletter. It has become all but impossible to ignore the tone of the rhetoric and, more interestingly, to see how the two political parties have been, in effect, hijacked by two self-described “outsiders”.
In much the same way we like to drill-down into data to understand the underlying reasons cash flow sucks, for example, I’ve been following the phenomena of Trump and Sanders. Our nation’s politics often has people running along the fringes at the beginning of a presidential race, but there is something else going on this time around – an unsettled population looking for answers, expecting our country’s leaders to work together and get their jobs done – whatever the jobs of those elected may be.
But, the two sides are not working together. There is divisiveness at the highest levels of government and a climate more akin to an MMA match than a functioning government: Game of Thrones meets House of Cards. Cue the lions.