Who but the few read these and other words or warning/encouragement that have tried to make sense of these times?
The majority of people are far too busy surviving to be organized to find a better future. It is far easier to watch the pundits blame it on someone else.
The Tea Party had my attention until the summer of the “town hall”
when they were openly exposed as racists with total disregard for the weakest among us.
I guess we wait for the Republican’s to overreach to which we throw them out next cycle. The duopoly must be broken before the interests of the financial elite can ever start to be neutered.
Posted by benlomand on Nov 6, 2010 at 5:16 AM
The following elections resulted in a shift of either a house of congress or the presidency: 1992, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010.
People are frustrated, because every time they change the leadership everything else remains the same. Obama and the Tea Party both promised change, so people gave each of them a chance.
Posted by Ayn R. Key on Nov 8, 2010 at 1:53 PM
I can certainly agree that our complaints were the product of both political parties over decades of irresponsible legislation and policies.
But suspending belief is a big mistake — there is nothing irrational in the reaction of the people getting short changed and the deceit is top-down and includes the unions as well as the Congress, the rating agencies and bureaucrats.
If I, who never had a business or econ class, could see this coming as far back as 1985 — then economists, the Fed, the SEC. Congressional committees and unions must have, or at least should have.
My letters to corporations, newspapers legislators AND the unions went unheeded or, even worse like the AFL/CIO response, “You mind your business and we’ll mind ours.”
This is not some bunch of conservative rabble rousers, it is a wide ranging group of citizens who know we are getting screwed royally.
Posted by whattheheck on Nov 9, 2010 at 7:43 AM
I liken the the so-called Tea Party culture to HUAC. The phrase Un-American has been outlawed, sine the Fascist rants of McCarthy. The Tea Party gets huge financial support from the power brokers of Wall Street, Washington D.C. They claim that it is a true grass roots movement. The so-called outrage of these Neo-Liberal rants, exposes the weaknesses within the Democrat Party. The fact is, the Democrats are as Neo-Liberal as the Republicans. Obama sold himself as a brand name CEO, and did it with the same effectiveness of Reagan. When FDR took power in 1933 after the great contraction, which destroyed faith in our so-called Democracy, FDR took bold steps to revive the Social,Political Liberal policies to empower the bewildered herd. What did Obama do? He has done nothing to empower the people, only the money managers,Board of directors of Wall St. We the People, can no longer afford to wait for the Democrats to stir the blood. Patience my friends is no longer acceptable. And I quote “We make our tortillas out of Corn, not patience” ( Marlon Brando Viva Zapata) Daniel Platt
Posted by Daniel Platt on Nov 20, 2010 at 7:03 AM
The world is too complex for history to repeat, but there are nevertheless lessons to keep in mind as we register the consequences of another election cycle. No shortage of tasks waits for those who seek to present an alternative to misguided rage and indignation, helping to organize the countless disaffected and to lead the way to a better future. I think so ,my name is thomas sabo
Posted by thomas sabo on Nov 26, 2010 at 2:26 AM
Obama is a loser…
Anyone continuing to support Obama is turning the White House back to the Republicans.
U6 Unemployment over 17%...
Banks going bust…
Home foreclosures rising…
A huge health care mess…
Gas prices rising…
Electric rates rising…
Food prices rising to astronomical levels.
Does this sound like something a politician can take to voters and expect to win on?
A program and platform for real change…
* Peace—- end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and shutdown the 800 military bases
* A National Public Health Care System - ten million new jobs
* A National Public Child Care System - three to five million new jobs
* WPA - three million new jobs
* CCC - two million new jobs
* Tax the hell out of the rich and cut the military budget by ending the wars to pay for it all which will create full employment.
* Enforce Affirmative Action; end discrimination.
* Raise the minimum wage to a real living wage
* What tax-payers subsidize in the way of businesses, tax-payers should own and reap the profits from.
* Moratorium on home foreclosures and evictions.
* Wall Street is our enemy
Alan L. Maki
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Posted by Glenn Snuka on Feb 3, 2011 at 7:49 AM