These are terrible times for many people in this country. Poverty, especially acute poverty, has soared in the economic slump; millions of people have lost their homes. Young people can’t find jobs; laid-off 50-somethings fear that they’ll never work again.
Yet if you want to find real political rage — the kind of rage that makes people compare President Obama to Hitler, or accuse him of treason — you won’t find it among these suffering Americans. You’ll find it instead among the very privileged, people who don’t have to worry about losing their jobs, their homes, or their health insurance, but who are outraged, outraged, at the thought of paying modestly higher taxes.
Republicans/Conservatives are supposed to be self reliant, hard working, non complaining, get the job done sort of people and they ever do is whine and whine. I always thought it was Liberal who were supposed to conplain all the time.
Then again, rich white males have never had it so bad as they do these days in America.