Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Pocketbook Nerve - the most sensitive nerve in the human body

People learn from pain.

The most sensitive nerve in the human body is the pocketbook nerve. Jab a person there and that person will learn and remember.

The Bush Administration's parting messages were that the economy wasn't that bad. The Obama Administration's theme song is that everything is getting better. At least, Obama believes it - see another post here as to why.

The general population is experiencing very little to confirm that the economy is getting better. yet the federal government repeats that conditions are improving.

People's own economic conditions bear no resemblance to statements by President Obama. State and local governments are confirming what people are experiencing in their own lives: that everything is awful and there's no improvement to be seen. Obama is out there all alone describing a reality that only he can see.

What people are learning is that their federal government and Obama's Promised Change are either lying to them or have no idea what they are talking about. That lesson is being reinforced by terrible pain; it will not be forgotten.

This is a turning point in American politics analogous to the public repudiation of the Viet Nam War. It will cross political lines and generational lines and racial lines. It's coming.

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