Sunday, August 8, 2010

They Still Don't Get It!

After watching one of the Sunday shows this morning, I've come to the conclusion that the media and leaders in Washington  still don't have a clue as to what the American people are screaming at the top of their lungs. "Stop the taxing and spending." David Gregory continued to push John Boehner and Mike Pence on how they could be for deficit reduction when they supported continuing the Bush tax cuts without having them paid for. I was literally screaming at the TV for one of the two republicans to simple say, "it's not Washington's money." Mike Pence finally got around to saying something to that effect but not in a way that drives the issue home. The narrative has been so corrupted that everyone thinks that Washington DC is the origin of all things. That if tax cuts are discussed, or just the continuation of existing cuts, we must find a way to pay for them. Why don't conservatives re frame the issue? The money belongs to the people, and they've decided they don't want Washington to take as much anymore. If that's a problem for Washington then they know what they can do. Stop the spending! Cut the budget! Stop the bailouts! 

I've come to the conclusion that the republicans don't have a voice to challenge what the democrats in congress are doing. They seem to tepidly agree that spending must be cut, and taxes not raised. But, no one is shouting from the rooftops that the current direction of the country threatens our very economic existence. They talk about freezing spending. Freezing? How about taking a machete to the federal budgets. They talk about stopping excessive federal hiring. Stop federal hiring? How about firing about 25% of federal workers who make on average 30k more than the private sector. Even the republicans in congress don't understand the grass roots anger that Americans are feeling. It may be time to run them all out of town. 

Americans watch as Michelle Obama takes a luxury trip to Spain with her daughter and forty of her closest friends. Staying in the finest hotels and costing the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars for security, as they close down beaches to take a swim. We watch the president with endless vacations and golf outings, while continuing the White House ritual of party after party, and concert after concert. Tone deaf decisions that don't go unnoticed by an ever increasingly angry electorate. They serve $100 a pound imported beef from Japan as appetizers while they listen to Sir Paul McCartney or Stevey Wonder, all the time chastising the American people for excesses, and sermonizing that there has to be shared sacrifice. And the media continues protecting and massaging the narrative of an ever increasing federal government, to insure their continued access to the Washington power brokers.

This modern uprising and revolution against the political class will continue through the new media, and the blogisphere. We can no longer trust the old media, as their alliances are too well known. We talk about Washington politicians being too insulated in their little fiefdoms, but how about the Washington and New York media? They are even more insulated from the reality of real America. A permanent solution to ridding the country of the excesses of our political class can only be accomplished when the new media has bankrupted the old media. The old media is part of the political class and have surrendered their watchdog status for a seat at the table. Their excessive salaries don't seem to be a problem for the presidential appointed "pay czar."

The anger is at a boiling point, and when November arrives the political class will be shocked, and the media chastised. How will they spin the will of the people? The spin will make us dizzy. Republicans better find their voice soon or they also will become an endangered species. Right now all they have going for them is the lessor of two evils.
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