I write about the need for journalists and bloggers and even average working class families to read books about the history of our country. Doing research for our new book, Over the Cliff, I was reminded of how long the conservative movement took to finally hatch their plans to treat the working class of America as one big cash register so Big Business could reap whirlwind profits, leaving most families to scurry along, begging for scraps.
That was what Barry Goldwater and his ideologues began after McCarthy and his reign of terror. Then Grover Norquist and his ilk built upon that foundation of oligarchy their ruinous ideology. I'm hearing naive stuff like progressives shouldn't vote in the 2010 or even in the 2012 elections floating around so we can teach those bad Democrats a really, really important lesson. Who cares if Michele Bachmann and Darryl Issa get subpoena power and Mitt Romney destroys whatever is left of the country? Do you?
Here's the crazy WND's fearless leader and conman Joseph Farrah calling his troops to arms.
Heck, by 2016, those same Democrats will realize that we mean business. Some of the comments I read seem like they are coming from people who were playing with their toy Tonka trucks in a sandbox during the 2000 election. Do we have to remind people of what happened when a third party was involved in the 2000 election, yet again? And what lesson would the Democrats take from being out of power until 2016? I know you know it.
And if we look at a little recent history on our economy then we'll all agree with Paul Krugman when he says:
Now, the guys who got it all wrong are winning the political argument, in large part because the Obama administration went for half-measures, and is now being punished for a weak economy — which people like me predicted would happen.
But never forget that as far as the facts go, the Keynesians won this, hands down.
What do you know? Krugman and his graphs tell the story. Facts are very important, but not in the Conservative universe. It took them over fifty years for them to control the media and to develop a totally insane version of America where the rich get richer and the poor go to hell.
David and I cover the long journey the Conservative movement has taken in Over the Cliff. Please support the liberal blogosphere and grab yourself a great summer read too!