And then this morning I read about Glenn Beck calling tea partiers racist for supporting Gingrich after Limbaugh said that criticizing Newt is an "attack on conservatives."
OK, I'll admit...it all gives me a headache.
My reaction was to remind myself once again of what Michelle Obama said about her husband...and try to learn the lesson yet once again.
Here's the thing about my husband: even in the toughest moments, when it seems like all is lost, Barack Obama never loses sight of the end goal. He never lets himself get distracted by the chatter and the noise, even if it comes from some of his best supporters. He just keeps moving forward.
And in those moments when we're all sweating it, when we're worried that the bill won't pass or the negotiation will fall through, Barack always reminds me that we're playing a long game here. He reminds me that change is slow — it doesn't happen overnight.
If we keep showing up, if we keep fighting the good fight and doing what we know is right, then eventually we will get there.
We always have.
The chatter and noise coming from the right is getting awfully loud these days. And I suspect that will continue. I have a limited tolerance level for that before it starts driving me nuts. So its time today to focus on the long game again...keep showing up, keep fighting the good fight, and keep doing what we know is right. We'll eventually get there.