buhdy says there is no key, but I might have picked it up on a side street! I’m not sure if it’ll fit in the lock, but it just might. So I would like your help and your feedback, if you can spare a few minutes to read this today.
Last night, in a fit of SheKos mania (wherein I examined all the diaries I had missed), I rejoined Dkos. It really sucks to have to un-GBCW. 🙂
But you guys have taught me a ton of shit in the sad little 5 days that I was away. The wool is no longer pulled over my eyes. And I have been hashing it out all morning on the GOS with Obama supporters who keep using extremist language and, in effect, putting words in my mouth.
And then it kind of hit me, like a ton of bricks: THEY TOTALLY NEED US! We don’t fucking need them. I mean, the country is in the shitter as it is – seriously, how much worse can it get? Not much. Come reelection time, some of us Dharma Bums will vote for President Obama again, some of us will stay home, and some of us will go indie/3rd party. And if they want the prez to get reelected, they’re going to need to learn how to kiss our collective ass.
WE’RE the ones in power. HA HA! SCORE!
I would rather get this knock-down, drag-out within the leftist blogosphere over with quickly, because the sooner we do this, the more time we’ll have for coalition building later. And we’re going to freaking need it. My gut feeling is that this is going to be much, much worse than Clinton vs. Obama. This goes much deeper than that did, and I know that most of us here feel it.
So they’re gonna have to figure out a way to talk to Obama’s critics without resorting to name-calling, threats, condescension, sarcasm, and fear. They’re going to have to appeal to us the way we NEED to be appealed to; Obama’s reelection campaign manager is going to pound that point home to his volunteers, over and over and over again. I used to be involved in HR. One of the first things my mentor told me is, “When someone comes into your office and they’re very upset, meet them at their level. They want to feel that they’re being heard because, if they don’t, nothing else you say is going to matter.”
Before I go off all willy-nilly again and post a diary that’s going to garner a lot of eyes and a lot of flaming rhetoric, what do you think would be the best way to break this news to ’em? Off-the-cuff, the way I usually do? In conjunction with other bloggers, as sort of a group-wide effort? Emotionally? Logically? Any and all help you can give me would be great.
Please leave suggestions/tips/ideas in the comments. Thanks!