Monday, October 15, 2007

Our national malaise

By Libby

GTL points us to a piece in The Guardian on the pessimistic mood of Americans. A growing majority of us believe the country is headed in the wrong direction and see little hope for improvement in the future for our children and their progeny. As GTL notes, is this supposed to be a surprise?

Another way to put it: our political landscape today features a bunch of stinking “Nanny Stater”, so-called “liberals” pillowfighting with a bunch of stinking “Police Stater”, so-called “conservatives” and the result is a BOOM in the “Big Brother State” any way you slice it. It ain’t pretty in other words.

How different are Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney from each other REALLY? They both come off like a couple of hawkish, big spending, big brother, “we know what’s better for you” jerks to me, frankly. I have a hard time distinguishing the differences between any of the front-runners of the upcoming 2008 Presidential Election when I back up and take an “airplane view” of the field. Just THINK about it for a moment…

I think he's got that right. As I've been saying for a while now, the problem with our government has less to do with party affiliation and much more to do with our entrenched class of political elites. They're so far removed from the day to day reality of the lives of ordinary Americans, I don't think they even understand anymore the consequences of the games they play inside the beltway. No matter which side "wins," the average Jake ends up the loser.

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