Friday, April 23, 2010

Anger, technology shake up political landscape

We're mad as hell and we aren't going to take it anymore.
If you're angry or frustrated at the government, you're not alone.

The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press just reported that 21% of respondents to a March poll said they were mad at their own government. And 56% said they were frustrated.

Pew called it the highest anger-and-disgust level in a half-century of polling. It is due at least partially to the cumulative effect of political and institutional failure writ large. The last 38 years of that half-century have spanned Watergate, the Iranian Hostage Crisis, Iran-Contra, Clinton-Lewinsky, the 2000 election legal fight, 9/11, the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and government bailouts of the car, housing and banking industries.
Hard to believe right now more people are madder about government than in all those other events.

Will it translate to change? One can only hope.

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