From Pine View Farm

And the Point Is? 1

These statements seem to be the daily fru-fa:

And the big deal is . . . what?

Many persons are frustrated and frightened and feel left out. Because, by God, they have been left out and left behind for heaven’s sake. Go to Butler or Coalton or New Castle, Pa.–all places I’ve been.

Look at the closed factories and the empty storefronts. And come back and tell me that everything is hunky-dory there. Tell me that people don’t feel left out, don’t feel left behind, don’t feel bitterness that their incomes and lifestyles and sense of security are going, going, gone.

And when a candidate remarks on that, it’s a bad thing?

But I guess, following the logic of the Clinton and McCain campaigns, it’s a bad thing to point things ain’t necessarily all that great for anyone who’s not a CEO of an oil company, a hedge fund, an insurance conglomerate, or a private army.

Because (gasp!) identifying problems might lead to dealing with them. And we can’t have that. It might require someone to think differently and maybe do something other than spout lies about tax cuts that pay for themselves and quick and easy wars and the other crap we’ve been fed as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Folks, it’s football. It’s a misdirection play, and while you’re distracted, you’re gonna get blindsided.

Unless you keep your eyes open and watch the ball, rather than the bull.

Ray has more.

So does John Cole and the Booman.


1 comment

  1. Opie

    April 12, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    One nice thing about having a Democratic president will be that we don’t have to hear all that melodrama about factories closing down and the standard of living going to pot. The Clinton years really were pretty nice in that regard – sometimes you could actually read real news instead of endless pity parties.