The fact is that Obama and the Democrats in Congress are about to punt on health care, climate change, labor law, financial reforms - you know, everything we elected them to fix - and do you know what's going to happen? Nothing. Either they'll get re-elected anyway, in which they "get away with it," or the Republicans get in office and make everything worse. And the lesson for politicians won't be "fix these problems or else." It'll be "don't try to do major reforms." And the country will continue to circle the drain.
I'm beginning to agree with Martin Luther King - the real obstacle to reform isn't the right, it's the moderates.
Sorry, replied to the response before I saw the new post. Short version is, money. We can withhold our donations and make sure they know why, until some new progressives come along. Then start overthrowing a few old incumbents during primaries, and it won't take more than 2 or 3 before the point gets taken.By Rebecca, at 9:26 AM
Like Kos keeps saying, we've reached our goal for more Dems. Now we have to focus on getting better ones. We need to use our dollars, and our votes, wisely.
That King quote has always made me chuckle...because in many ways he is the quote. Yes, you have a slow turn to more radical but for the bulk of his career that shoe fits.By Weezy, at 10:53 AM