Monday, August 10, 2009

HuffPo via Political Animal Aug. 10 2009

Conservative Activist Gets In Fight At Health Care Town Hall

Gladney told reporters he was recently laid off and has no health insurance. [emphasis added]

Wait, the conservative opponent of health care reform, fighting (literally) to defeat a plan that would bring coverage to those who lose their jobs, lost his coverage because he got laid off?


This story is both tragic and hilarious. It points up one of the things that utterly sickens me about U.S. politics - GOP supporters that oppose their own political interests. It would be great if this guy worked for Walmart before he got laid off and also flies a big American flag above his $200 rusted-out trailer park home.

Why do people that need the safety nets promoted by progressives and liberals instead support the political interests of the top 1%?

In the U.S. there is a complete disconnect between one's position in the class hierarchy and how one votes. And in my opinion, there shouldn't be. The fact that this disconnect exists is evidence of some kind of mass indoctrination and for which I normally blame organized religion and our schools.

What else could explain it?