Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Rodney Dangerfield Party


There's no making us happy and there's no way the Democratic Party will ever get any respect.

A Gallup poll that came out yesterday morning says that the majority of us actually blame the Democrats for the violence that's been breaking out all over the country in the week since the health care reform bill was signed into law.

On the face of it, opposition to it doesn't seem too surprising, since many progressives are pissed off that the HCR bill, with or without fix its, doesn't do enough to curb health care costs and doesn't have a public option that would help temper the individual mandate.

But, according to the same poll, an alarming two thirds of us also feel that government is playing too big a role in health care and the president's disapproval rating has dipped to 50% for the first time.

It's hard to see how the one party that singlehandedly reformed health care and college tuition, reaching a nuclear pact with Russia and other things in one single week, with no help whatsoever from the Republican Party, could be blamed by the American people for the violence we've been seeing from coast to coast.

Teabagger: "This is your Islamic, Communist, Socialist, fascist President, people. Any questions?"
Democrat: .oO Oh, dear, how will I ever be able to refute that? Oo.

Wasn't there a question on the poll asking the American people who they thought was actually carrying out the violence and which party they thought was failing to condemn, even encouraging it? How could a people in the most educated nation on earth continue to be so stupid and misinformed?

4 Comments:

At March 31, 2010 at 7:27 AM, Anonymous Comrade Rutherford said...

"How could a people in the most educated nation on earth continue to be so stupid and misinformed?"

This is a rhetorical questions, I assume.

The answer is 20 years of Rush Limbaugh and the TV news departments being taken over and censored by their owners (the obscenely wealthy CEO-class that created Limbaugh).

Now that all news in America is tightly controlled by the CEO-class, all we are allowed to hear about is the meager tea-bagger rally at the Capitol and not about the larger non-extremist protest on the same day.

American news is NOT a Free Press. American News is very tightly controlled and important news stories are heavily censored in this nation.

 
At March 31, 2010 at 12:13 PM, Blogger jo6pac said...

CM your right about that, there never was a liberial media

 
At March 31, 2010 at 3:32 PM, Blogger laura said...

Most educated nation on earth? Cuba's literacy rate is much higher than ours. Europeans and Canadians are better educated than we are, as are the citizens of a number of Asian countries, and others. If we weren't so ignorant we might deal with change better.

 
At March 31, 2010 at 4:10 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Ignorance should not be confused with the lack of education. That's our distinguishing characteristic.

I still say we're one of the best educated nations on earth. How we choose to use that education and knowledge is up to us. But you can't say the educational infrastructure isn't available. Why do you think so many Third World students come here to learn just to take that education back to their home countries and implement it in their private sectors?

 

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