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A Chance to Speak Up
Brietbart.com has an even bigger head on his mantle than Glen Beck does. All Beck managed to do was bring down a group that their only real crime was trying to organize the poor into a politcal force. Brietbart managed to, indirectly win a seat that was in the hands of Democrats for decades, that being the New York 9th District.
Losing a seat in a solidly Democratic district should be the message that Obama needs to start getting back to basics and back to his base. Too many attempts to compromise with the 'Tea Party' have made him seem weak to those that were expecting someone to fight for the middle class, not yield to corporations. Of course this was the plan that the Koch Brother's and the other groups that bankroll the 'Tea Party', and directly or indirectly support it's media mouthpieces had all along, and it seems to be working.
But there's a golden opportunity with the jobs bill for Obama to get back to basics and back to that base that he's 'triangulated' away from. The GOP, and a few corporate Democrats, are opposed, as the tax breaks that their corporate contributors purchased are perhaps under threat. If they resist, Obama should finally call 'Obstruction'! Also there need to be provisons in this bill to really help those members of the 'working poor', it would be nice to see someone like Rep Bernie Saunders propse a 'living wage' provison, or propose 'Card Check', which would make it easier for workers to organize.
These idea would be consistent with what might be the model Obama, and Democrats need to follow going forward. This model has been proven to be successful in states like Wisconsin and Ohio. Make folks aware of the corporate forces manipulating the opposition, get people to vote their economic interests, and work from the base out.
That or wait until a Romney or Perry presidency opens everyone's eyes up, and America finds itself on a path that may end in insurgency.
It's The Jobs. . .
- Census Bureau: Poverty Rate Rises Past 2009 Level--NPR
The nation's overall poverty rate climbed to 15.1 percent last year, according to new data from the Census Bureau. That's up from 14.3 percent in 2009 which means 46.2 million Americans were living in poverty in 2010.