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"It is to me a new and consolatory proof that wherever the people are well informed they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them right." Thomas Jefferson Jan. 8, 1789
"The people" really began to pay attention when the Senate Nebraska and Louisiana deals were cut and the unions given a special deal with health care taxes. And with everybody in congress hiding behind closed doors working on a deal, no wonder the American people became suspicious. This is why it is so imperative for "the people" to stay informed and vote with knowledge and not emotion.
One last thing. Don't bash pickem up trucks and those that drive them. We, "the people", coughed up good money to help those manufacturers survive. The democrat elite made it sound like only hay seed chewing, ignorant yahoos drive pick up trucks. Try to explain that to my MBA educated Fortune 500 retired executive friends who proudly drive their Ford 150's back and forth to Hilton Head or Florida to their 3rd or 4th homes...