Saturday, February 26, 2011

the myth of 'Voting against your own self-interest'

Bob Herbert has a piece up at NY Times called 'absorbing the pain'
that's a decent exercise in emapathising with the hardships of the
great recession. Herbert is great, but if I read one more snide
liberal comment about us dumb poor folks voting against our own best
interest, I'm going to shove a literal shit sandwich in person's face.
As someone at corrente noted, voters voted against the party supplying
unending war and corporate croniyism in 2006, and 2008, and 2010.
there is no party that represents the best interest of the bottom 80%,
there is just the shit sandwich, shit sandwich with pickle choice. We
keep firing the people who brought us to this low point, only to have
the jobs filled by people whose major philosophical difference is in
what color ink to use to sign the legislation that fucks us all over.
IOW, Mr. Handwringing Liberal Douchenozzle, you are voting against
your own self-interest everytime you vote straight dem, so kindly shut
your sanctimonious pie hole.

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Willem de Kooning

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