A discussion of race, politics, media and the like… What I see is what you get.

What the People Want

The Tea Party is a function of the Republican party that only accounts for a third of voters. They do not speak for the electorate at large and they did not decide the mandate from the 2010 midterms. They get way too much media coverage and their share of voice doesn’t match the reality that is the American electorate.

The tea party might have different priorities, but the tea party is still a pretty small part of America no matter how loudly they yell or how much attention the media pays to them. Out in real America, people want to tax the rich, cut stupid weapons programs, and stop subsidizing prosperous oil companies. They don’t want to cut Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, or education. – Kevin Drum

via What the People Want | Mother Jones.


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