I don't remember who to credit for this, but someone pointed out that a big problem we have in this country is that most members of congress are lawyers. And lawyers are never concerned with right and wrong, their interest is in winning. Five-hundred plus people in the house and senate who don't want to loose kind of ruins everything.
Toss in the 1%'ers who are paying the tea party to be a political force, and everything about everything sucks. Misinformation, distrust, hate, prejudice and righteousness. Singly each is bad. Together they are far worse.
The right takes the phrase "land of the free" a bit too literally. They proudly proclaim that this is the greatest country in the world, but they don't want to pay for any of it. What are they thinking? Or in this case, not thinking?
Nothing is trickling down, but a lot is sucking up. Including the tea baggers. People with a give-a-shit factor of zero shouldn't be so frickin' concerned about making policy. By definition, they don't care, so any outcome they pursue is bound to be useless to the rest of us.
When you combine political ignorance, social ignorance, moral ignorance, scientific ignorance and no sense of humor into one person or group, it gets plain ugly. And that's the good news. The bad news? They have guns too. And many of those folks are eager to use them.
It won't be a revolution I'd want to survive.