Nov 02 2010

Department of Good Questions-

Why Are Democrats Going to Lose When They Are More Popular?

By: Cenk Uygur Tuesday November 2, 2010 1:10 pm

I have a crazy suggestion for you guys, which I am sure the Washington establishment will hate with every fiber of their being – why don’t you fight for us, the average American voter, over the next two years and see how that works out? Why don’t you take on the powerful and punch them in the face (politically)? Why don’t you take the fight to the Republicans and tell them you are going to stop the banks from robbing us no matter what happens? Why don’t you tell the Washington media to shove it next time they suggest you work with the Republicans in cutting taxes for the rich and balancing the budget on the back of the poor and the middle class?

But you won’t. You know it, I know it and the American people know it. You will bow your head and call populism a dirty word and keep catering to the lobbyists and the donors in a desperate attempt to appease them more than the Republicans do.

The system is broken. No one represents us. The special interests and the corporate interests have bought all of the politicians. So, when the American people throw the bums out, they are right. Unfortunately, this time around they are going to replace them with far, far worse bums. But they are going to learn that lesson the hard way. And next time, they’ll throw them out again. And they’ll keep doing that until one of the parties gets it through their heads that the Washington establishment does not represent the American people. They represent the powerful. And the more you cater to them the more the American people will hate you. And vote you out of office.

I voted for change and I’m going to keep on voting until I get it.


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  1. ek hornbeck
  2. TMC

    that have been hammered by the talking heads for the last several days, that have been repeated so often with little challenge, were pointed out by Blue Texan at FDL:

    No matter how many seats the Republicans win tonight, you will see these three bogus narratives popping up all over the place as soon as the results start rolling in. Chris Matthews will undoubtedly endorse all three. And of course, they’re all wrong.

    1) The electorate punished the Democrats for “over-reaching.”

    2) Obama should move to the middle if he wants to save his presidency

    3) Republicans will now be more sensible and work with Obama to get things done.

    I find the last one hilarious

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