Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Disillusionment and disgust"

That's what more and more Americans feel these days toward DC. From RealClearPolitics:

"What do these phenomena have in common? In two words: disillusionment and disgust," says Lara Brown, Villanova University political science professor.

Registered and likely voters, in particular, are disillusioned and disgusted with both parties and their candidates, who seem to over-promise, under-deliver, ask for too much and take advantage of their positions, explains Brown.

Americans are worn out by inflated rhetoric and Washington insiders who just months ago said they were outsiders.

Voters wonder what happened to candidates they elected to clean up Washington, stop partisan bickering and remove Wall Street titans who retained fat bonuses only because taxpayers bailed out their companies. ...

"When you look at all of these things, it is no great surprise that the thousands of tea party activists haven't embraced any one political party and that Glenn Beck's anti-administration, small-government, pro-individual-freedom tirade continues to draw some of the highest ratings of all three cable news networks," observes Brown.

What does all this portend? Very possibly a Ross Perot moment -- the emergence of someone with serious charts and serious language that angry Americans will see as more authentic than "hope and change."

Or it may portend something like this. Or this.

3 Comments:

At October 27, 2009 12:47 PM , Anonymous Snaggle-Tooth Jones said...

Let's hope it's the latter, because I think we can all be pretty dang sure the former will be only a temporary fix, if a fix at all.

 
At October 27, 2009 5:53 PM , Blogger Pawmetto said...

Change you can believe in .
After the dahli bama is done..
that is all we will have left..
Change!

Hey! Doesn't the jingle of worthless coins remind one of penny candy when you were a kid?

Hell obama change will only buy you a squirrel nut zipper!
Even that will taste sour and spoiled.

Moral of the story..
Saving pennies will not take care of the dollars(worthless)
Even squirrels will have a tough time of keeping their nuts and they don't even have zippers!

 
At October 27, 2009 6:09 PM , Anonymous Mike Foster said...

Ironically, the metal in a penny is currently worth more than 1 cent. So, "saving pennies" now takes on a whole new meaning ;-)

 

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