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Spitting in the Face of the Poor

Former Congressman Newt Gingrich of Georgia, speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

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The right wing is playing its usual part. Race-bait and attack the poor to justify cutting taxes for the rich. Push laws that disenfranchise young voters. Crack down on health services for women who can’t otherwise afford care. Blame teachers and unions for systemic failures in education. Turn a blind eye to the slow-moving tidal wave sweeping Americans out of their homes and into poverty.

In their hearts, most Americans favor compassion over destruction. If we cast light on the real issues at hand – and show how human lives are being harmed by toxic right-wing tactics – real progress can be made. However, without an independent counterweight against the sanitized mainstream media and the massive right-wing noise machine, the current right-wing agenda will look tame compared to what they’ll try in the future.

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