Karl Rove’s recent trashing of Christine O’Donnell, the winner of the Republican primary in Delaware having defeated the so-called moderate Republican Mike Castle, is the first significant sign that a civil war is now raging within the Republican party between the establishment members, or Ruling Class, and the Tea-Party conservatives.
The Census Bureau recently shook up the nation with its report that the poverty rate for 2009 had increased dramatically over that of the previous year. The federal government considers one to be impoverished if one’s income is $10,830 or less, or $22,050 for a family of four.
Some years ago, Donald Fehr, then the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, observed that baseball was the only industry where the manufacturers knocked their own products while they were on the store shelves. He overlooked politics. The similarity is unmistakable.
Seems the late Ernest C. Withers, a.k.a. “the Original Civil Rights Photographer” whose iconographic pictures recorded the turbulent 1960’s, was also a snitch for the FBI. A paid one, no less, as the socialist, “we-hate-profits-unless-they’re-ours” New York Times stresses. It reports that Withers not only snapped photos of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the era’s other demagogues but also hobnobbed with federal agents, “disclosing details about plans for marches and political beliefs of the leaders, even personal information like the leaders’ car tag numbers.”