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Cracks In The Pot?
An American Awkening
- Daily Kos: Let's recall Rick Snyder
. . .an effort to recall Rick Snyder is underway in Michigan.
- The Maddow Blog - Breaking: Judge strikes #Wisconsin union-stripping law
This just in from AP: Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi ruled Thursday that Republican legislators violated Wisconsin's open meetings law during the run up to passage. She says that renders the law void.
- Democrat Hochul wins N.Y. special election - The Washington Post
Kathy Hochul defeated Jane Corwin in a special House election in New York on Tuesday, a race that many regarded as a referendum on House Republicans efforts to reform Medicare.
Showing What's Inside
Wednesday, May 25 2011, I got two pieces of good news. The first was that Pittsburgh Steeler's wide receiver Hines Ward has captured the trophy on Dancing With the Stars, and a Democrat had won a special election in a solidly conservative Republican district of New York State. I saw this win as yet another sign that the "Tea Party" wing of the GOP is cracking. The election was seen as a referendum on the GOP's plan to make Medicare into a private program, likely with huge windfalls to it contributors in the insurance and pharmaceutical industries.
It seems to be a trend in America, the tide turning against the "Tea Party"; recall efforts in Wisconsin and Michigan and referendum in Ohio. The question is, 'Why?'
The answer is simple, people are realizing that are the anger that the "Tea Party", and it's media voices like Beck and Limbaugh stirred up, was to mask that fact that they lacked any new ideas. The whole agenda of the 'Tea Party' was to obstruct or roll back legsilation that threatened the corporate interests that provide so much of the money, and bankroll the media outlets that keep the 'Tea' boiling. People are now seeing this, and how likely more than a few of them were tricked into voting against their economic interests and for those whos goal is is kind of 'USA Inc.', an America run by, and for the interests of people like the Koch Brothers.
The 'Tea Party' crowd likely won't see it this way. AM-Radio and it's cable news affiliate will continue to spin all of this as a plot by George Soros, 'Community Organizers', etc. The question is, when will enough people in the Republican Party see it, if they ever do.