Friday, September 12, 2014

"It's time for Democrats to grow a backbone and stand up for what we believe"

Jonathan Capehart thinks there's a national mood of "meh" when it comes to politics and the midterm elections. For all I know, he may be right.

But I also know something else. Leaders don't simply sit back and comment on "meh." They challenge us to get up off our asses and do something. That's exactly what Gov. Deval Patrick did at the 2012 Democratic Convention. His words are as relevant today as they were back them (maybe even more so). Take a listen - especially from minute 3:00 to 8:00.

If we want to earn the privilege to lead, its time for Democrats to grow a backbone and stand up for what we believe. Quit waiting for pundits, or polls or superpacs to tell us who the next president or senator or congressman is going to be. We're Americans. We shape our own future. And lets all start by standing up for President Barack Obama...The list of accomplishments is long, impressive, and barely told...With a record like that and a vision that hopeful and powerful, I, for one, will not stand by and let him be bullied out of office. And neither should you.
That's a leader my friends. I don't know about you, but I'm going to listen.

I'm sick and tired of all the nonsense. Its clear that President Obama and the Democrats are prepared to lead and Republicans simply want to divide us with their political games. If we can grow a backbone and get into the long game of change, we can do this! Barack Obama isn't on the ballot this time...we are!

3 comments:

  1. I'm jealous of Massachusetts.

    Vic78

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  2. The only way for Democrats to put the GOP down is for the Democratic Party to get people centric. People on the ground are going to have to get more active than they've been. Voting has never been enough. I noticed the election the big players on the left and right get up for is the one in 2016. That tells me the party bosses are complicit in what Obama has to deal with. So, it's up to the people to make it happen.

    Vic78

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  3. If by 'meh' we mean they're not pissed about anything, in some ways that's a good thing. There aren't any bank bail outs or controversial health laws to drive a movement of rage toward the Right, who capitalizes on rage better than anyone. On the other hand, there's nothing exciting or sexy on the ballot to motivate voters either. It is triple-hard to get Dems to vote this cycle.

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