Driving County Roads

An on line journal sharing my views. The content reflects my background as a rural person employed in agriculture and as a retired elected official of local government.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Year of Angry White Man

Emily's List surveyed the Democratic women who voted two years previous but stayed home. "They were the wives of the angry white, men, and they just bailed out. They felt the Democratic Congress hadn't done anything. They think politicians get elected and come to Washington to play with the lobbyists and further their own careers, that Congress could do something to improve their lives and chooses not to. There is tremendous cynicism and anger. They're working two jobs. They can't get home to be with their kids, and they're scared about that. They're right on the edge of complete crisis. One respondent in a focus group said, 'If the car broke down, I don't have the money to fix it, and it's the only way I can get to work.'"

Sound familiar. Coincidentally, the survey took place in 1994, NOT 2010! The information comes from an article written in USA Today in 1994. Some things never change. end


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