The continuing propensity in this country for people to continually vote against their own self interest- economic and otherwise- is inexplicable and maddening. The social contract which should exist between the government and the people has been abrogated- the destroyed and is now basically non existent. And yet the tea partiers and assholes like Joe Barton rant about how the bad government and that Nazi, Communist, socialist Kenyan, Muslim Lizard King is stealing Their America and beating up on poor little innocent BP , the banks, insurance companies and big business in general.
People without health insurance rant and protest on behalf of the very companies and policies which oppress them, and virulently, hysterically scream opposition to government reforms which might improve their health- both personal and financial. The ignorance and stupidity of the ever popular 'keep your government hands off my Medicare' crowd is not only mindboggling, but of course is beneath contempt.
In Ohio, in 2004, enough working people voted for Bush to give him Ohio- and the presidency, even though the Repugnican corporate whores were closing plants left and right, shipping decent paying American jobs to Asia. WTF were these people thinking???
That policy was not exactly a well kept state secret. The corporations had made their views on the expendability of the American worker very clear-in both word and deed- yet here were those same workers voting for the administration which actively encouraged, supported and gave tax breaks to the corporations which were closing the plants and eliminating their jobs. Again I say- WTF????
Eight years of Bush and the constant repetition of the Big Lie seems to have effectively brainwashed so many people that its terrifying. Have Mass Stupidity pills have been put into the food chain? Meanwhile, food banks are running out of food, medical relief organisations which ordinarily work in the
Countless billions have been spent on the illegal war in Iraq and in enriching friends of the powerful here, as well as propping up a corrupt government in - yet there's no money for social services for people in this country. The ordinary citizen is basically being told to fuck off and die- you don't count. Our infrastructure is crumbling- Big Oil still runs the show- and things keep getting worse and worse.
And Washington- and the state governments don't give a flying fuck. They're too busy enriching themselves, rewriting history books and worrying about who loves whom, and trying to bring about the Christian fascism they believe is preordained, to be bothered about the destruction of the middle class and the 'small people'.
OK rant over- for now...