We've spoken here more than once about the the long term funding and organization the right has. Go to the Commonweal Institute for a ton of information offered about this unfortunate, anti-Democratic and just plain anti-American phenomena. Educate yourself and tell your friends has been my policy.
It's about time we Progressive folks kick started the Movement, don't you think? The GOP inroads made to despoil our environment( great link), curtail our liberties, shred the Safety Net and just plain erase everthing about America we have been taught are it's promise. And the GOP greedheads are doing all they can to roll back things like the 40 hour work week as well as the concept of overtime.
As William Greider illustrates(an important link), Bush and company are dead set on rolling back our government well past the New Deal era, into the industrial antediluvian epoch of corporate predators, the Robber Barons versus the working majority. A sort of American twist to a scene out of Dickens.
"If Will Rogers and Mother Jones had a baby, Jim Hightower would be that rambunctious child -- mad as hell, with a sense of humor."
I was jazzed today to be part of a gathering looking into bringing Jim Hightower and The Rolling Thunder Democracy Tour to our state. Has he been to yours yet?
Did you know Jim Hightower was Commissioner of Agriculture in Texas; at one point- losing his seat narrowly due to a dirty trick campaign masterminded by Bush "Svengali" the infamous Karl Rove? Or that someone (Zack Exely of GWBush.com fame?) wanted to see if he could get a groundswell of support to actually draft Hightower as a presidential candidate?
Give a listen to his daily radio show, two minutes or so of wit and wisdom.
Tell me what you think...
Kinda beat, sorry about offering up a less than comprehensive posting. Check out that Greider link though, the environment link above and share what you learn. That Commonweal link is extensive; you really should consider bookmarking it and "getting with" the material it offers. This shift rightward has been incubated and orchestrated since LBJ's time, if you can see where something has come from you can get a sense where it is going. Be the first on your block to be able to explain the concept and workings of the ... "mighty wurlitzer" and the poop it spews...