The disgust stems from a heightened awareness of the general corruptness and disastrous leadership of our government that pushes us to ask why more people don't care more to do something about it. This past primary vote is a prime example. With more voters caring to pitch in their two cents about who will become the next American Idol versus who will run for their parties in November, it is fair to conclude that this general apathy can lead to atrophy. That is, if you don't exercise your rights, you may loose full functionality as they are slowly sucked away by nefarious bills (patriot act), signing statements (of all stripe), and down right illegal, and unconstitutional acts committed by sitting presidents (NSA wiretapping of American people with out a single warrant).
Here's my email reply to a fellow blogger that prompted this prior paragraph.
To me, it's completely astonishing that not more people care about how the W, Rove and Co is tearing the world apart while tearing us a new asshole with no new toilets to collect the crap they are spewing...it's the streets that end up filthy for it, but we tend to like to wallow in the crap instead of clean it up. It's human nature to want to take the easy way...like lightning. The fastest and easiest path down to the ground at the tallest target is the way to go - Zap, and it's done. If the American people don't have to the will to get out of their armchairs to change a channel, what makes you think they will want to lift a finger to stop the criminals in charge? It's too much work, and the result is not fixed and the odds are against us. But we do have to remember Margaret Meed: Never underestimate the power of a small group of likeminded individuals to change the world. In fact, it's the only thing that ever has.