While the right-wing Repubs continue to outrage & disgust me, the (we) Democrats/Greens aren't doing enough to get our messages across. Sure, it's great that Dubya's Social Security "plan" is going over like a lead balloon, but it's not enough...not nearly enough.
We need to do more. Anti-Bush t-shirts & bumper-stickers are all well & good, but it's not enough. Blogging is great, but it's not enough. Signing petitions, donating money & listening to Air America is great, but it's not enough.
Most of us, including myself, have never been an official volunteer for a political cause and I think that's part of the problem. It's time to do something and I'm not talking about knocking on doors and pestering people on the phone, because I know how much that bothers me.
I keep waiting for something or someone to rise up out of this and truly take the lead. Howard Dean outlined a plan, but is he out there promoting it? Not really.
We are the people. We need to take this country back from the greedy incompetent criminals that they are. How do we begin? Any ideas? (Just be careful about what you say, remember - they are here among us.)
Monday, March 14, 2005
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I would say we need to get involved at the grass-roots level and work to take back some seats in 2006. That would provide good momentum for the presidential election.
I agree with you...blogging and bumperstickers are fun but we on the Left are going to have to get serious about volunteering our time and energy.
I'm glad we are on the same page.
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