Okay, we may devote a paragraph or two to this sort of thing once in a while, but I’ve long suspected that most people prefer to tune it out to the greatest extent possible.
There is indeed a disconnect between Washington and the electorate, says Jenn, but conservatives may be overestimating its effect:
Most people just aren’t that interested in politics and maintaining a high level of awareness and anger without generating backlash will be tough. Example — Last night Mr. X and I went to the pub down the street for dinner (they make an excellent French Dip sandwich) … while we were there Fox News was on and they started talking about health care. Someone hollered for [the] channel to be changed and there was an almost universal agreement. People are already tired of it.
Of course, what we really want to know is what they changed the channel to. ESPN, maybe? If they talk about health care, it’s because someone just went on the disabled list.