I got up early today to vote in the primary. On the ballot I saw the name Russ Carnahan. I remember him. He was our “Representative”. Practically every week one of the groups I was part of went to his office to ask to see him and speak with him of our concerns.
Not once did he ever see us or talk to us. Not for one second. And not one second did it take me to decide to vote for someone else. If they will not give me one second of their time, I see not one reason to give them my vote. Never again.
I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.
The “move to the center” by Barack Obama is all over the news. Bullshit. He’s not moving to any “center”. He’s moving to the extreme, as expected. He is moving away from his political roots as a community organizer to the same place all politicians go as soon as it looks like they may get to a position of power. He is moving to support the interests of the extreme. The extreme of wealth and power. He is moving to support the interests of the wealthiest and most powerful one tenth of one percent in our country, those whose annual income is over three million dollars a year.
And that is not the center, no matter if every politician at the national level claims it is. It is the extreme.
The center is the ninety percent of us who are employed but who are making less than one hundred thousand a year. And pretty much no one at the national level is moving toward that “center”.