A Secret Physiological Link Between Affinity for Guns & Affinity for Health Insurance Bureaucrats?

[I]n my last column, I noted that there’s an unspoken deal between D.C. reporters and “Blue Dog” Democrats to explain Blue Dog opposition to health insurance regulation, unionization, Wall Street reform and pollution controls as a direct outgrowth of them representing culturally conservative heartland districts. This “they’re just voting their districts” myth posits that culturally conservative working-class voters’ affinity for guns, love for Jesus and/or hatred of gays somehow automatically means they are huge fans of health insurance corporations, air pollution, abusive employers and Goldman Sachs executives.

What’s really amazing about this fairy tale is that it is so ingrained in Washington that it’s preposterous supposition isn’t even explained – it’s just assumed fact, presented as so totally obvious as to go without examination.

David Sirota | CommonDreams.org