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August 05, 2010

Pat Caddell: Country's Mood Is "Pre-Revolutionary"

Here is what it all comes down to, as he asks:

"Who is sovereign? The people or the political class?"

Let me suggest that in politics, just as in drama, the intellect steers, but the emotion drives.

We would all be intellectually opposed to Obama's and the Democrats' agenda in all possible worlds.

But the intellect steers, emotion drives.

What has people willing to walk on their naked knees over broken glass is the emotion of it. Not just that we disagreed as pointedly (and at first as respectfully) as we could, but that, having lodged our objections as natural-born Americans with the power, we're told, to shape our own political destinies, our input into our own fates was met with a single dismissive fuck-you:

"We. Don't. Care."

Followed up with:

"We. Will. Do. What. We. Please."

That is what is providing the actual emotion here.

When it was just a policy debate, it was intellectual.

But now they've gone and made it personal.

That was a mistake. Because you can sell people down the river if you can keep them asleep while you do it.

When you rouse them...? When you alert them...? When you incense them...?


And it's not just personal, but fundamental: Who decides in America? The people, as the books claim? Or the elite, as common practice seems to have it?

And so the rage.

And soon the fire.

See Hot Air for other stuff, like PPP finding Obama's approval rate in swing states is ten points lower than the margin he was elected with.

We will take this country back. Trust that.

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posted by Ace at 07:19 PM

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