Our community organizer President understood working from the bottom up … why don’t Democrats and Progressives?

*Sigh*” again.

Well, I talked about taking responsibility on a local level, and it went unheeded.  So, here we are …  a centerfold for senator.  Well, I shall repost the important bits:

*Sigh* again.  Progressives, Liberals, Conservatives, and Tea Partiers are going for each others throats.  And, right now … the left is being as vicious as the most hard core of the right.  The left is taking on the tactics of those who would call pacifists “pro-terrorist” for wanting to end a war by shouting that other liberals have “bloodlust.” This is not acceptable and has no place in civil discourse.

Our newly elected President is between a rock and a hard place.  But, guess what?  So are we.  Can you guess why?

Well, it’s us.  And, it isn’t for electing Barack Obama to be President.  We – THE PEOPLE – also elect those who check the President.  And, while the President is the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and our representative, he is held accountable to others.

Each and every time we “call out” the President for things he has yet to follow through on, we must call out EVEN MORE LOUDLY those who represent our states.  Remember, it is THEY who vote, ultimately, and approve whether or not to add more forces to Afghanistan.  If a majority of them vote in the affirmative … and you are not in agreement … IT IS YOUR DUTY to hold them accountable.

Face it, the press didn’t ask the questions that needed to be asked during the last administration, and now they may be asking the wrong questions attempting to make up for it.  They are who stands face to face with the President and Congress – they ALSO are responsible for asking relevant questions.  Hold the press accountable for that.  I say to shout from the rooftops “BETTER QUESTIONS PLEASE!”  Who?What?When?Where?Why?How? It REALLY is that simple.

The reason we’re all responsible for the current happenings and the reason is simple, we re-elected the same people who allowed the past eight years to be held to no account. And, when the current President is before us, the fourth estate that stands between us and him asks about golf or polls or television series (*wink*), then what are we expected to really learn from him?

You … and … I.  We did it.  We let it happen the first time, and we are now stuck in a situation where we have to be, in my opinion, fair and responsible.  No, not whatever the cost, but responsible.  We got us into this.  Now, let’s get us out!

How about we don’t allow ourselves to be misled this time?  How about we keep some measure of cool, and really really listen to what is being said? And, how about we hold those who hold our national representative, the President, to account … well … to account?  How about we hold ourselves accountable and vote them out of office if they defy our wishes? This step doesn’t begin every four years with the election of a President.  It begins sooner than that … and it begins under your feet.

Our community organizer President understood working from the bottom up … why don’t we?

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2 Comments

  1. A centerfold for senator? You mean a centerfold in the seat of the guy who left Mary Jo Kopechne to die in the cold waters of Chappaquiddick and used his family connections escape prison? Imagine that. Anyway, I’m in a gloating mood as you may imagine but I’ve already tortured my liberal friends at another forum.
    Here I just want to give you some advice: next time, pick a real liberal. Pick a guy with convictions. Do you realize that no republican could have been elected in November 2008 after George W. Bush? You know, I love the guy, he kept us safe, but he messed a bit with the economy. So basically any democrat would have won the election.
    My guy would have been Dennis Kucinich. I don’t agree with his policies, but you can’t argue that the guy is the real thing… from your point of view, of course. Kucinich is not afraid of taking unpopular votes in defense of his ideals. Obama? Mr. voted present 130 times as a state senator?
    Just imagine Dennis Kucinich as our president, with control of the house and 60 senators. Health care, with the public option, mandates and all the goodies? It would have been law by now. But… you had to go with Obama, with no experience or public record whatsoever…
    Nicely done.

  2. Locally? Imagine, there’s no….Coburn & Inhofe, it’s easy if…. aw, it’s a beautiful dream, eh? Much too beautiful for this world. Or…IS IT? Ba-duhmp!!! Good-nite, and God Bless Oklahoma.


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