Monday, November 22, 2004

Compassionate Conservative Disinterest

Bob Herbert of the NYTimes has a good piece on poverty and hunger in America. Who talks about that? Poor people? The downtrodden? The dispossessed? How boring. No one's poor any more. Except see my recent post from 11/20 about the same thing, and try to imagine how it feels to have to weigh whether you eat or pay the electric bill this month. And if that isn't enough, see this website on the injustices and cruelty faced by immigrant farm labor, including hunger and slavery. Remember that next time you visit Taco Bell.

All the while as the Democratic party wrings its hands over what kinds of issues we should embrace and jesttison.

Pitiful. Really pitiful.

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