Ho now diarist on the Daily Kos rec list, asking that the boycott either be explained or abandoned.
Really? You have reasonable questions, and I’ll give you a reasonable response: We want better. And no more politically expedient decision-making. Clear. And simple.
There’s another rec listed diary there in which progressives are chastised for … undermining Obama. I’m thinking the ones undermined wholesale would be we lowly citizens, the LBGT community, our dead and injured soldiers, orphaned Iraqis, drowning polar bears et al. There’s a whole list of the “undermined” and Obama and Dems aren’t on it.
The writer fields this question: just HOW childish and spoiled and selfish can so-called progressive be?
A double REALLY?
Here’s what I know. Obama and the Democrats didn’t inherit this mess. They, their policies, the constituencies they represent, and clearly their legislation brought us here.
I’ve said it 100s of times. Let me say it again. There is no fucking way we got here on Republicans alone.
So the next time you Democrats want to get in my face with this bullshit, think twice.
I was a life long Democrat. Who left the party after 2007 when the DEMOCRATS kept voting for everything Bush wanted. Because DEMOCRATS use Republicans as a shield for their lies. Because it became clear that politicians of the last 30 – 40 years have gone unchecked gutting the world, its resources, and pursued death and destruction in order to fuel their own unceasing greed.
The current president hasn’t defunded any wars or closed Gitmo. The current president hasn’t pursued war criminals or those who have defrauded our gov’t of billions. The current president didn’t pursue not-for-profit health insurance and not-for-profit hospitals and the other things that would have truly reformed health care instead of reforming a system of paying for health care.
As my friend masslass says: this is the clusterfuck that has become the new normal.
And what’s happened here? the gate crashers? what gate crashers? supporting the conventional fucks who are still pursuing death and destruction for a buck.
The boycott is the right thing. We have to stop supporting politicians and start moving as a coalition to support our country and the world. Obama is an employee. Like the rest of them. Change the language: no more being elected to power. But elected to a job. Public-fucking-service.
The boycott IS gatecrashing. Don’t stop making those in Washington uncomfortable and keep them paying attention.
Another call to: take back school boards, town councils, zoning boards, coalesce regionally and keep connected via internet. sustainable growth, change the way developers work in communities. get education back to educating kids instead of indoctrinating them. the ability we have locally is huge. get focused. stop crying and waiting for DEMOCRATS to save us.