“Nearly half don’t care”
This story from the Associated Press speaks of a poll recently taken asking Americans who they prefer in charge on Capitol Hill.
“When polled the public put Republicans in a dead heat with “doesn’t matter.” Democrats fare only a little better: 37 percent.”
“I’ve never really noticed any difference in my life depending on which party is in,” said Bob Augusto, 39, an oil-refinery worker in Woodstown, New Jersey. He doesn’t expect to vote in this fall’s midterm election.”
This, my fellow Americans, is the crux of the problem facing America today.
For all of Bob’s life this country has been moving to the right. He has seen no difference because he has only seen one side of the coin.
The Oligarchs have control and they just keep filling their needs with no regards for the needs of Bob or the millions of other “don’t give a damn” Americans.
My friends, as long as this don’t give a damn attitude persists, the conditions will continue to deteriorate.
Many had hopes for a change when Barack Obama won the presidency with his yes we can and hope and change lines. It wasn’t long and those who did give a damn soon saw that the change they were hoping for was yet to arrive.
This led to the formation of groups like the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street.
The Tea Party’s formation is still under contention, some feel it was created by the Koch brothers or one of their affiliates, others suggest it was a true grass roots organization that was co-opted by the Republicans.
Occupy came from a different source and some original members were former tea party folk that became disgruntled with the co-opting of said group by the Republicans.
This group was determined to bring about change by pressuring the oligarchs in control. But alas the oligarchs called out their voices (MSM) and their storm troopers and the movement was muffled. The will and ideas of many of these folks still ferments below the surface. It would be wise to keep this unrest in mind when campaigning.
The root of all the corruption in government and the unrest and don’t give a damn attitude among the public is the vast amount of money in politics.
A talking head on MSNBC started a group called getthemoneyout.com, last I heard it was still accepting monetary donations. 😉
Yesterday I got an email from another group with a similar goal. Get the money out and win back our democracy from the oligarchs.
This group goes by the name Represent Us. They have some good ideas and a neat video. Click on link to get more info on this group.
As you probably all know I am a card-carrying member of the Democratic Party and support Democratic candidates. While they do not all fill my wish book, they do come closer than any Republican ever will.
In example, the Republicans in Michigan just opened the door to more secret money flowing into politics.
So, to all the candidates for office this year, follow-up on the advice of Represent Us, do something to get Bob and Mrs. Bob back to the voting booth. Thank you.
Just think of what a good job you could do if you did not have to spend the majority of your time in office fund-raising!