Sunday, April 11, 2010

Who's afraid of a little Tea Party? Everyone, fortunately

Democratic officeholders should be afraid. Republican officeholders, too. For many a year now, officeholders of both major parties have worked hard to earn the distrust of ordinary Americans. It appears that they finally have succeeded. If only ordinary Americans hadn't been so inattentive. If only ordinary Americans hadn't been so trusting. If only ordinary Americans hadn't been so damnably nice, the country would be in a better position to manage its finances today. But when have Americans not tried to look for the good in every situation? When have we not been slow to recognize the need to deal with forces, foreign or domestic, aligning against our best interests? Better late than never, a lot of ordinary Americans are waking up to the sobering reality that there really is no one they can trust. Not Democrats. Not Republicans. Not government. Not corporations. And certainly not corporations in league with government. Hallelujah. The people who are angry today are more in tune with this nation's founders than ordinary Americans have been in decades...more

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