Wednesday, November 24, 2010
More in common than you think...
Corporate Manipulation and Indoctrination of American Voters: Empowerment – Not a New Party
Members of the newly minted Tea Party and disaffected Democrats have far more in common than the corporate-controlled mainstream media would have them believe:
Both resent the loss of freedoms experienced by everyone, including electronic surveillance, airport full-body searches, and the ever-more-intrusive national security state;
Both are suffering from unemployment and watching their jobs being shipped overseas;
Both fear the loss of their unemployment insurance checks and the hunger of their children;
Both lay awake at night worrying about how to obtain health care for their families;
Both are angry about bank bailouts and are worried about how they are going to make their next mortgage or rent payment;
Both fear corporate power and resent the role of lobbyists and special interests in their government;
Both are aware that neither the Republican nor Democratic party really cares very much about their concerns; and they
Both know, deep down inside, that their votes for the candidates of both parties are meaningless, and they feel powerless to do anything about it.
The MSM would also have us believe the country has been swept by a tidal wave of conservatism and that liberalism has been cast overboard; however, the overall difference between the popular votes cast for the House candidates of both parties was less than 3%. If the election had been a public opinion poll, the results would have been statistically insignificant.
The primary shift of votes from Democratic to Republican occurred among white working-class voters, who have most to lose from conservative policies. Why did they do it?