So I'm reading "What's the Matter with Kansas" now, and it has occured to me that I am a far, far less compassionate person that Thomas Frank. While Tom seems slightly saddened by the fact that Kansans, and poor conservatives as a whole, vote consistently against their own interests due to wedge-issue promises that continue to go unfulfilled, I can't help but feel indifferent to this.
If you are a poor farmer who votes for a president who passes this, than you get what you deserve.
If you are a Boeing assembler who votes for an administration who makes it easier for Boeing to ship your job overseas, you get what's coming to you.
If you are a recipient of Social Security, farm subsidies, welfare, foodstamps or any other government program and continue to vote people in who want to drown the government in a bathtub, have fun eating leftover Alpo.
If you live in a small town that has been decimated by the local WalMart, and you have voted in people who continually chip away at corporate regulations, then best of luck in finding work that doesn't involve wearing a blue vest with your fool name on it.
I am beyond feeling bad for these people. They made their bed. Now they have to lie in it. I am sure that your misfortune will ripple across the land and affect me in some way in the future, but for now I really don't care. As long as you are happy being lied to, sold out, ignored and shipped off to war, I'm not going to weep for you.