This is an open letter to all the talk show hosts, pundits, party hacks, cheaters, scumbags, sick twisted freaks (you know who you are) and pro-freedom bloggers. We could spend the rest of our lives cataloging the outrageous behavior of nasty, America-hating, ignorant, self-loathing, cultist, freedom-hating, anti-human, leftist politicians including Progressive Republicans. We know they’re bad, OK? If there are three or four people who still don’t get it, that’s all right.
I’d rather try to figure out how we’re going to get some principled Americans nominated so we’re not always forced to choose between bad and worse– between more socialism slower, and more socialism faster. This last national election was a real puker. The Republican Party is, at the moment, just as lost, dumbfounded, selfish and clueless as ever. They’re a herd of does, staring blankly into the headlights of an on-coming truck, and the worst part of it is; they don’t even suspect that they’re clueless. They in the Republican leadership think they have some really clever answers, which amount to more of what got us into this mess. I recently heard it described as rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. That fits very well. The Republicans have some really super great, super ultra smart ideas for rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. No really, listen… (all the while we have this simple, proven model for success, and it’s being ignored.)
We need to change that. You need to change it. I need to change it. There isn’t anyone else. I suppose, since it’s up to us, it will have to be on the local level for most of us, being as we’re not billionaires. That’s OK. We can still do what we can do. A lot of people are jazzed up right now. They just need somewhere to start. Well, pick a place, a local issue or a local politician that needs a hand (or a very public spanking) and get to it!
That there are clueless people is not the issue. There will always be the clueless. They’ll sit on the sidelines, worrying about who likes them and who doesn’t, trying to figure out where the “center” is so they can position themselves in it and claim superiority for having done so, while someone else does the lifting. Are you a sitter or a lifter?
I have a bad feeling that things could come to blows before this government is brought under control, and I really don’t want that to happen. Do you? This country is far too important in the grand scheme of things.
And with that; I don’t have much more to say on here, other than to repeat myself or talk about the weather and what I did last weekend, unless it’s to tell you what I’m doing on the local level to influence politics. Now I think I have some calls to make.
(Note that I placed this in nearly every one of Joe’s categories. It’s relevant to everything we do and every opportunity we want for our kids in the future)