Faux election, faux politics

Via Chuckles, this from American Thinker – like it very much:

On Monday, MNBC’s Joe Scarborough explained:

All in all though, you look at what the Tea Party has done over the past three years. You look at how they have put the president on the defensive over health care, you look at what happened with the mid-term elections, you look at Scott Brown winning in Massachusetts taking Ted Kennedy’s seat. It’s undeniable. And the reason why the press doesn’t see it, the reason why Democratic candidates don’t see it, is there’s a huge cultural blind spot. If Occupy Wall Street, had done one-tenth of what the Tea Party did, my God they would be statues in Manhattan. (Morning Joe, October 22).


The media continues to overlook the greatest story never told in recent American history: a vast, unbridgeable chasm exists between Washington’s Political Aristocracy and Main Street America. A 2010 Rasmussen Poll revealed an inescapable truth: Main Street and the Political Class view things in polar opposite ways.

While 83% of mainstream voters were angry at the government’s current policies, 76% of those in the Political Class were not. Seventy percent (70%) of those in the mainstream thought the leaders of both political parties lack a good understanding of what is needed now, but 68% of Political Class voters disagreed.

In surveys since September 2009, those angry at the government have ranged from 66% to 75%. Those who are very angry have run from 33% to 46%.

In a later Rasmussen Poll, fifty-five percent (55%) of mainstream voters agreed with the following statement: “The gap between Americans who want to govern themselves and politicians who want to rule over them is now as big as the gap between the American colonies and England during the 18th Century.”

And as they point out, 95% of the political class, i.e. the politicians, reject that analysis.

Haiku makes the comment:

Replace “American” with “voters world-wide” and I think that you will be getting closer to the truth …

Amen to that.

1 comment for “Faux election, faux politics

  1. October 29, 2012 at 13:32

    The aristocracy always believes it proper that they govern the hoi polloi.

    “Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption for authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.”
    – Daniel Webster

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