I think more people have actually written about this than saw the show, but 'Jump the Shark' Al was at it again as a guest on Countdown this week. I'll not bore you with his 'Spring Uprising' nonsense, but I did pull one plum out of his monotonous drone (Emphasis Mine):
"We need to have an American spring," Gore said. "You know, the Arab Spring - the nonviolent part of it isn't finished yet - but we need to have an American Spring, a kind of an American Tahrir Square. Non-violent change, where people from the grassroots get involved again."
"I want to tell you, Keith, this country is in trouble," Gore explained to the sympathetic Olbermann. "Our democracy has been withering on the vine, it really has been."
Democracy Withering on the vine, his highness laments. I would submit that if you substituted government, for democracy, he would see no difference. And that would be, well, terrible right? Al and his ilk just cannot fathom that the American people have simply had enough and are 'rebelling' in peaceful, spontaneous rallies against increasing the government. There simply has to be another explanation: The Koch brothers? Rupert Murdoch? or, um, some vague Evil Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.
These people have such unveiled contempt for the American people that at the merest hint that the population is thinking for themselves their collective bowels turn to water. The idea of the democratic process working, where politicians actually do what they say they are going to do, is such a foreign concept, that all the elites can do is whine and cry foul. Every time the People take back their rights, the elite's decade's long hold on power diminishes that much more. And that ladies and gentlemen is what has their undies in a wad.