Farmers Predictably #ucked by Bush

No, this isn’t an Onion headline. That’s my brother’s gig. This is actually a very sad story: Farmers Shaken by Bush’s Subsidy Plan (AP).

In many farm states that helped re-elect Bush in November after never hearing any campaign talk about cutting their payments, there is a sense of betrayal. “I’m not happy. I voted for George Bush,” said cotton grower John Rife of Ferriday, La. (emphasis mine)

The Radical Right thrives on the support of “normal American’s”, yet year after year, cycle after cycle, election after election , they leave them high and dry. Where’s the values in that?

Why do people elect leaders the are predictably against their best interests? Read the best book of 2004 to find out:

What’s the Matter with Kansas?
How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

by Thomas Frank.