My God!

In God we trust
But we’ll never really know what got discussed
Click-boom then it happened

And no one else was in the room where it happened”



Bernie Sanders had a private meeting inside the Oval Office with President Obama. One can infer that the current campaign for the presidency as well as the Democratic platform were the subjects at hand. Barack Obama had a meeting with Hillary Clinton in the waning hours of their own horse race. In exchange for her campaign concession, Clinton received a cabinet position, but that was not all. Obama would later need to campaign for Hillary.
And so we see Obama in 2016 inviting Hillary Clinton’s troublesome challenger to the White House for a discussion.


“No one really knows how the game is played
The art of the trade
How the sausage gets made
We just assume that it happens
But no one else is in
The room where it happens.”

“No one really knows how the
Parties get to yesssss
The pieces that are sacrificed in
Ev’ry game of chesssss
We just assume that it happens
But no one else is in
The room where it happens.”


There are thousands if not millions of conversations and meetings happening outside outside of these rarified, sometimes ovally shaped rooms.  If only there were a room big enough, open enough to include everyone, absolutely everyone in a lively, ongoing conversation…

Subsequently, inevitably, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton herself have had a private sit down of there own. This was likely a very tense occasion at the Capital Hilton in DC.  Advisors from each campaign including Bernie’s wife Jane Sanders were in attendance, but of course the general public is not privy to these minutes.


The art of the compromise—

Hold your nose and close your eyes

We want our leaders to save the day—

But we don’t get a say in what they trade away

We dream of a brand new start—

But we dream in the dark for the most part

Dark as a tomb where it happens”




Lyrics in quotes from the Broadway musical Hamilton! by Lin-Manuel Miranda




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