Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Time to "Buck Up"

"One closing remark that I want to make: It is inexcusable for any Democrat or progressive right now to stand on the sidelines in this midterm election. There may be complaints about us not having gotten certain things done, not fast enough, making certain legislative compromises. But right now, we've got a choice between a Republican Party that has moved to the right of George Bush and is looking to lock in the same policies that got us into these disasters in the first place, versus an administration that, with some admitted warts, has been the most successful administration in a generation in moving progressive agendas forward.... 
We have to get folks off the sidelines. People need to shake off this lethargy, people need to buck up. Bringing about change is hard — that's what I said during the campaign. It has been hard, and we've got some lumps to show for it. But if people now want to take their ball and go home, that tells me folks weren't serious in the first place.

If you're serious, now's exactly the time that people have to step up."
The October 15 issue of Rolling Stone is out: "Obama in Command" is worth the read. The man is presidential and intelligent: you have to give him that.  To be quite frank, I don't agree with President Obama on everything, but I find him inspirational nonetheless. 

Damn. I love it when my progressive President tells me to "buck up".  Yes sir, Mr. President. I will not waste my October sitting on my hands! Go, Obama, Go!! And I get the e-mails from Joe Biden. There has got to be $40.00 somewhere in my broke-ass budget for your team somewhere. Go, Joe, Go!!

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