Monday, September 27, 2010

There are more of us than there are of them

However, the majority of "them" vote and the majority of "us" don't. That is the problem with the body politics in a nutshell. It's the reason the gop infused, media enabled, Tea Party candidates win and progressive/liberal/democratic candidates lose. Armed with righteous indignation, misinformation and fear "they" are motivated to go to the polls to vote against "us" but in reality they are voting against themselves.

According to them

Progressive is another word for communism.

“The Democrats with their failed socialist policies have given us 10 percent unemployment.”

The government needs to be shut down until the budget is balanced.

The Barney Frank /Chris Dodd fiasco in banking and mortgages that led to nothing but devastation.

Bush's tax cut increased revenues.

The Community Reinvestment Progressives (with their friends in the SEIU) have been pushing banks and mortgage companies to make housing loans to people who couldn't afford them.

The government comes into your house and takes the things you've earned and give it to people who "earn a living off of Welfare".

The government taxes the working class to pay for people who don’t work: some warped idea of “fairness” that dictates that those who worked to “have” must give those who “have not”.

The colored man looms large in the Communist plan to take over America.”
Eventually, the well-meaning citizens who thought they were part of a spontaneous citizen movement will discover that a group of billionaires put their views like a saddle on citizens’ backs and rode them to the polling place.

They will be furious and I won’t blame them. I’m already mad as hell that good citizens are being manipulated by men of vast wealth — for their own benefit — hiding behind such innocent names as Americans for Prosperity.

The majority of Americans are against health care reform according to them.
A new AP poll finds that Americans who think the law should have done more outnumber those who think the government should stay out of health care by 2-to-1.
[...] The poll found that about four in 10 adults think the new law did not go far enough to change the health care system, regardless of whether they support the law, oppose it or remain neutral. On the other side, about one in five say they oppose the law because they think the federal government should not be involved in health care at all.

The fact that none of what they believe to be the truth is not the truth doesn't matter to "them". They can't handle the truth. They would RATHER believe the lies. Democrats don't have the time or the means to deprogram them by the midterm elections, so our only HOPE is to strike fear in the hearts and minds of democrats and get out the vote. There are more of us than there are of them. The only thing standing between "them" and "us" is Y-O-U not getting off your Donkey and voting like it's 2008 all over again.
Reading some blogs, listening to the radio, watching TV, especially cable, including msnbc, just gets me down. "Dems going to get smashed" is the constant refrain. There is a lot to be worried about, and there is a lot to be pissed at some Dems (e.g., Blue Dog Enabler Steny Hoyer) about. But despair is a tool used by Republicans to suppress the vote, to perpetuate an enthusiasm gap.

October 4 is the last day to register to vote in time for this fall's elections.
It's up to us to save them from themselves.

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