Have Liberals had enough
A smoker's lounge with a unique ceiling :
We liberals identify so much with the underdog that it sometimes seems that we are programed to act as though it's our lot in life to be the perpetual underdogs when it comes to elections. Although we desperately want to be right on the issues ideologically, we don't seem to know or care about translating ideological superiority into political superiority. However ideologically and morally right we have been for decades on most of the political issues, we have let people as stupid, incompetent, and / or immoral as Nixon, Agnew, Reagan, Quail, Lott, Delay, Robertson, Falwell, Rove, "W" and a whole flock of other "chickenhawks" defeat us so regularly at the ballot box that these dumb and immoral people have now won the trifecta. They have finally achieved their goal of adding the only branch of the Federal government that had eluded them for so long, the U.S. Supreme Court.
People today may think that the smoking industry has always been a paper tiger. But as someone born before World War II, let me assure you that for decades it seemed that no one would ever be able to lay a glove on the big tobacco companies. For years they never lost a case in court. They advertised their deadly products constantly and everywhere. And that is why hundreds of thousands of your fellow Americans are still dying prematurely each and every year, and will continue to do so for years to come.
A 2005 Harris poll showed Americans divided as follows :
It is clear that liberal Democrats definitely represent the majority opinion of the electorate. So why can't they translate that overwhelming majority into success on election day? One of the biggest reasons for the defeat of liberals in the past is their inability to join anybody else's movement. Few of us are content to be indians; we all want to be chiefs. While It's part of the conservative psyche to want to be told "the truth" by some leader and what to do about it, we liberals can't imagine ourselves doing anything but telling everybody else what to do and where to go.. Only when we liberals decide to agree to act together - as conservatives do by their very nature - will we succeed in translating the superiority of our ideas into political victory.
A WINNING STRATEGY ?-
Whether it be Move On, the Democratic Party or some other agency, what if some liberal entity were to set the following strategy into motion ?
Just imagine if, instead of going it alone in dozens of different directions and usually being defeated, the membership of a great number of advocacy groups now fighting unsuccessfully in their own little corners for women's rights, for seniors, for children, for racial and/or religious minorities, for GLBT's, for peace, for the environment, for workers, for prison-reform, for civilian review of policing. for government reform, for universal healthcare, for sensible drug policies, and liberal Christians like us, etc., etc., all concentrated their efforts and resources on achieving all of their goals one success at a time !
The scattered rays of the sun will warm your hand only slightly, but see what a difference it makes if you use a magnifying glass to concentrate those rays on one spot. Ouch ! That's what awaits you, Mr. Rove.
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