Phil Noble and I see a lot of the same problems. According to him, it is the Republicans fault for all the problems. In the absence of facts, there can be no true reality. Only ideology.
It does not take a lot to keep the mind of the average American occupied- a ball game on TV or maybe Idol and snacks.
There is no or very little cognitive discourse any where. It is not politically correct. When some discourse does happen, truth is generally left out and feelings are most important.