The political agenda for the next couple of weeks is full with super-progressives items. From DADT to the Dream Act, from the START Treaty to extending unemployment benefits – It’s difficult to find much more progressives objects than these.
And yet, probably the only call for action that you can find throughout the famously influential progressive blogosphere, is to primary Barack Obama.
At this point they’re so obsessed with their self-pity party, they can’t even notice what’s going on outside. What a HUGE month this could be for progressive values in this country. Instead of sitting on the phones and making the lives of the Scott Browns of the world a living hell, they sit behind their precious keyboard, sipping a slurpee, and shouting at the president: You don’t push hard enough. At this point, their most important mission is not to end DADT, but to make Barack Obama a one term president. Sound familiar? Yep.
Well, I refuse to be part of it, and I hope you feel the same. If you do, then let’s get t work.
First, if you’re yet to sign the petition to stand with the president and call for the repeal of DADT, please do it now:
Then, post it on Facebook, Twitter, email your entire mailing list, whatever you can.
And make phone calls. Every Blue State Republican is a legitimate target. From Scott Brown to the strange Maine twins. Be creative, do the most you can, even if it’s just a little bit. Just don’t let yourselves get sucked into the happy misery pool. Let’s remember what some people forgot already back in January 21 2009:
WE ARE THE ONES WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR.