Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   8 comments
General News

Is It Time For Dems To Start A WE Party to Challenge Dems/Dinos?

By       Message Danny Schechter     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 3 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Supported 1  
View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to None 2/22/10

- Advertisement -

As The Political System Melts Down, The Public Wants A "Change"

By Danny Schechter

- Advertisement -

Author of The Crime Of Our Time

Is It Time For A New "WE Party?"

They seem to be dropping like flies, as the old saying goes. Now, New Jersey Senator Lautenberg has been diagnosed with Cancer. Last week, Senator Bayh said sayonara to the Senate. The week before, Jack Murtha of Pennsylvania died somewhat mysteriously on the operating table with the Navy now investigating.

In a sense, this growing body count is a metaphor for a larger die-off--a death of democracy itself with the Supreme Court giving corporations the status of persons while the political system has been paralyzed by self-serving partisanship in a poisonous cloud of ideological extremism calling itself conservatism (while conserving nothing!).

- Advertisement -

The followup to the sad spectacle of that wannabe software entrepreneur who flew a plane into an IRS office based on a legitimate grievance with a tax code provision inserted initially to benefit IBM and other big companies that was legitimate.

Sadder, still, was the disclosures that, despite attempts over decades to eliminate the rule by Presidents and members of both parties, nothing was done.

Nothing ever seems to get done.

So this angry Texan went berserk, borrowing a tactic from the al Qaeda playbook.

Perhaps that's a symptom of why the public is so disgusted, regardless of party. Disillusion is turning into despair with a system that goes on almost robotically with increasingly no connection with the public. A CNN poll shows a majority of Americans say the government is "broken."

Happily, despite the breakdown of government, there is growing anger with a private sector, which is, if anything, much worse and less accountable to the extent that the legislative branch is accountable at all.

A new Zogby Poll reports:

- Advertisement -

"Likely voters now have even less confidence in the nation's large financial and business institutions than they do in both the federal and state governments. In contrast, small business and local banks earned very high levels of confidence.

The survey asked confidence levels for all levels of government, business and finance, as well some other major institutions that impact the economy and society."

But that's not all. A Rasmussen poll goes further according to, finding:

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3


- Advertisement -

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Supported 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

News Dissector Danny Schechter is blogger in chief at Mediachannel.Org He is the author of PLUNDER: Investigating Our Economic Calamity (Cosimo Books) available at See

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting
/* The Petition Site */
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Israel Gives All Jews A Bad Name

Is There A Threat of Fascism in the USA?

Free Marketers Going After Occupy Wall Street --Danny Schechter