Sunday, February 10, 2008

Give the people what they want

By Libby

The nicest thing I can say about this piece Douglas E. Schoen penned for the WaPo is it's the single biggest collection of wrongheaded CW so far in 08. He's got the discontent pegged but he clearly doesn't have a clue what the average Jake is pissed off about.

They don't give a flying leap about bi-partisanship or party distribution at the cabinet level. The voters are sick of politics as usual. They're tired of professional politicians who diddle around with procedural tricks to protect their own payola while ignoring the will and needs of the public. Not to mention the disaster we're facing was created by bi-partisan agreement. The GOP stamps their feet, makes demands and the Democrats cave in them while wringing their hands over how they don't have enough power, even as a majority, to challenge the White House.

The people care about their shrinking bank accounts, their rising cost of living and the dearth of decent paying jobs. They're angry because even the least attentive political observer can see that the entire Beltway is dedicated to serving corporate interests over their own. I would say more, but I swear, Heretik already said everything else worth saying.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure, you're right, Libby. The people are angry as they have a right to be. But they aren't going to do anything about it and the politicians know it.

They know that we will believe anything they say because we simply cannot fathom that these "important" people would blatantly lie to us.

In any case, the society is so fractured, and people are so self consumed and so busy struggling to make ends meet, they could never put together a viable organization to even have a meaningful protest, let alone throw the bastards out.

They do get somewhat of a chance on election day but only about half of them care enough to perform this most important task.

6:15:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I don't know Brian. There's an energy here that I haven't seen in a very long time. Maybe never.

There may be hope for this country yet.

9:51:00 PM  

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