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Silent Protest

Updated on September 18, 2011

Says It All

A Chance to Speak Up 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.


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    • justmesuzanne profile image


      7 years ago from Texas

      Excellent points, JamaGenee! Great HUB, Tea Party Crasher! Voted up, useful and shared! :)

    • JamaGenee profile image

      Joanna McKenna 

      7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      I recently read several histories of WWII in Europe and the run-up to it and am struck by the parallels between the current situation in the U.S. and that of Nazi Germany while Chamberlain was England's prime minister.

      Rather than stand up and stop Hitler in his tracks,

      Chamberlain believed appeasement was the way to go, just as Obama is doing now with the Tea Party and Big Business. Making nice-nice with such a determined enemy didn't work then and isn't working now.

      Had Churchill not become PM, all of what we now know as Europe would be Greater Germany, including the UK.

      The beauty of KochBros plan to put America under Tea Party rule is that roughly the same land mass as Europe is already under one flag, instead of several as Europe was. Only *one* country to conquer from within, instead of many by invasion from without.

    • PETER LUMETTA profile image


      7 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      Obama has been a bitter disappointment for a lot of folks. It may be to late to revive his 'base' and overcome the negative numbers. His staff and advisors are not doing him any good and he has hired the very people that have caused much of the problems in this country to help him. I think Jim Carvill is right when he said to fire all of them, that would shake things up and maybe get his train back on track. Otherwise his presidency is over, Thanks for the fine article,



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