I typed this over at Bob Cesca’s Awesome Blog! Go! in the comment section. I thought I’d share it with all of you here.
I think the President has to give a speech to the people on the whiny left and say…
“Listen up, our country has swung to the right because of Ronald Reagan and Lee Atwater’s redefining almost everything in our politics. The word liberal has been demonized, the masses of ignorant folks (not stupid, ignorant) have been brainwashed to think things that aren’t true. Like cutting taxes creates jobs and spurs growth…complete horseshit. And the pendulum has stayed “swung” to the right with the advent of Fox News, Right-wing wacko radio and the rest of the media trying to be like Fox News…fucking followers, anyway. So until that pendulum swings back, we are living in a world where if a candidate wants to get elected and make any sort of progress, that candidate has to play to the center, that meaty 20% who decide elections. It’s reality. Sure, we liberals wish it wasn’t like that, but it is. Deal with it and accept that even though we may propose ideas that do lean toward the center, it’s not because we want to. It’s because that’s the best we can do in this fucked up political environment of 2011 – 2012.
Now, stop your whining and go knock on some doors, make some calls and remember…you don’t burn down the house before you remodel it”