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If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it…

If one reads the media, barely. Everyone, from Planned Parenhood to Moveon, from Kucinich to Michael Moore is blissfully content and proud of the Heritage Foundation healthcare/insurance/reform, offshore drilling, teachers firings – you name it.

Of course, my trips to B0botland find that, beyond the dozen or two operatives there, everyone else is hopping mad.

One of the access bloggers feels invisible and unrepresented in the media

The media loves-loves-loves this tea party story, but the tea partiers really aren’t anything new, and they don’t represent a very big group of voters. There is a lot of anger out there, but most of it is righteous anger that Democrats can and should tap into – anger that Wall Street and other bad actor big companies have been allowed to destroy our economy, and that no one is taking them on for it.

Duh! Welcome to my world! I have been invisible since 2000, as a Robbedvoter. Only very rarely the voter discontent would be brought up and then there were only blacks, and mostly blacks in Florida.

Riverdaughter has a good (and karmic) explanation

What the media has the power to do is amplify the voices it likes and mute the voices it doesn’t like.

And the cameras are never going to cover you, no matter how many millions you get to march on Washington.

Indeed, the only story the media covers today is the tea party. The only way disgruntled Democrats are going to be visible is…if they join it.

CNN actually gave them a headline

Disgruntled Democrats join the Tea Party

anectodal examples of Obama voters are given. When it comes to numbers though, CNN is more than stingy

To be sure, the number of Democrats in the Tea Party movement is small. A recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows that while 96 percent of Tea Party activists identify themselves as either Republican or Independent, only 4 percent say they are Democrats.

I seem to remember more from the “Angry White Women” poll

16 percent are Democrats or independent voters leaning Democratic;.

and then there’s a newer survey that finds that

Survey: Four in 10 Tea Party members are Dems or independents

he national breakdown of the Tea Party composition is 57 percent Republican, 28 percent Independent and 13 percent Democratic,

and

Two-thirds of the group call themselves conservative, 26 are moderate and 8 percent say they are liberal.

Of course, I can’t. for the life of me understand how someone calling themselves liberal can think that the Heritage Foundation bill is socialist – or too much intervention from the government. Except I know for a fact its true – they do exist, I know some of them.

Maybe they simply had enough of  being invisible and feeling isolated politically.

Like the rest of us who are keeping our political beliefs and find ourselves miles away from the party which went all the way to the right.

Some of us voted against Obama as we saw this coming. Some voted for him and are only now waking up to the reality. You can pretty much check any of my recent posts to hear their muted voices

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WaPo has an Orwellian headline on the so called recovery

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In a surprise, Moonie Times sounds more optimistic (didn’t incorporate Summers lower expectations meme)

.In NYC, Metro shows us how that works locally

Obama Times surprises us with bad news from the 2 wars the Nobel Peace Prize laureate is continuing

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Not Your Sweetie