Proud Socialist, in comments, asked for a cute cat picture, so here you go. I know how he feels: I kinda need to check out from the politics at this point, too. I really don’t want to be getting any more e-mails from MoveOn and Change.org and everyone else telling me to call my Congress Critters over this or that issue. I don’t want to be told to host a house party or boycott some big-box store, or asked for a donation or take a survey or show up at a rally.
This shit ain’t working, people. We’re not the Tea Party. The media doesn’t listen to us, and if the media isn’t going to listen to us, no one else will. Fuck it, I don’t care anymore, I really don’t. Let the assholes burn it down. I’m over it.
Did you hear about this in the media? I didn’t. I guess if they aren’t wearing knee britches and tricorn hats or burning Korans, the news media isn’t interested.
Oh, man. Even Randi Rhodes refuses to have a hissy fit over this deal:
It might not be the “balanced approach” that Obama wanted, but this is about as balanced a deal as you get when you’re dealing with people who are completely unbalanced. As Tom Brokaw pointed out, this isn’t the end of the process, this is the beginning. That’s good news in that nobody wants it to end this way, but bad news in that nobody really wants this process to continue, at least in the way it has been. As much as I despise the phrase, essentially, the can has been kicked down the road. So it’s up to us to elect people who will do the right thing with that stupid can once we get further on down the road.
I think we’re all just worn down and used to the BS by now. I simply don’t have another hissy fit left in me. Let’s hope this is temporary, or I’ll need to get some more cats.
Oh Geez. Keith Olbermann’s special comment tonight (look for it here, maybe?) basically said we need to be like we were back in the ’60s, and rally and protest and boycott and petition and organize.
Dude, been there, done that. Hello? Has this been completely lost on everyone? I’ve been blogging about this since, well, forever, but it just seems that when liberals do it, it isn’t news. And if it isn’t news, then no one gives a shit. Six hundred Teanuts show up at Nashville’s Opryland Hotel and it’s front page news everywhere; twice that amount (and some big power players) show up at the first Netroots Nation and no one notices. Look, if it doesn’t get on the news, no one cares. No one “important,” that is. The politics of influence are completely different now. Get a clue, folks.
It’s a brand new world, with a brand new dynamic. The Left needs to come up with a new way of doing things. Let the Teanuts adopt our old tactics from the ’60s, the right always copies us anyway. Fuck ’em. We need to come up with something completely new. What that is remains to be seen.