Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A comment I made on a political blog re: global warming,etc. and my thoughts on our “teacher-in-chief.”

This is a cut and paste job so I don’t know how it will work out, once I click ctrl-v:

By morongobill, July 19 at 9:37 pm #

Most people are too busy trying to ensure their own economic survival to really drop everything and focus on this or any other issue.

That’s where leadership comes in. That’s where a president can call to the people from the bully pulpit.

It is the job of a leader to lead, to lead by example, to call out to the people to rise above themselves and their problems, at that moment and to keep the people focused on the problem at hand.

And sometimes a leader has to get angry, and to channel that anger, yes, even through the people. It
works for dictators and thugs, it can work for our president. Sometimes,striking fear into your opponents heart, is a good thing.

And you sure as hell don’t keep extending the hand of friendship and compromise, to people who will take that hand up, and then bitch slap you in the face.

I have thought for a long time that instead of a righteous warrior, what we elected was a “teacher-in-chief.” Time for lessons is over and school is over for the day.

The bully is out back behind the gym waiting. Do you keep talking, hoping you can talk him out of a fight, or do you reach inside yourself for that courage and go beat his ass once and for all?

In a nutshell, that’s where we progressives are today. We had the repub’s on the ropes, swaying and almost down for the count. This president, this administration, this congress, this democratic party let them back up, we even gave them a “long count” and now we’re getting our asses kicked.

Sometimes getting your ass kicked is a good thing. It gets you focused, and ready to even the score next time.

We’re getting clocked, but it isn’t over yet.

Who knows, maybe our “teacher-in-chief” will suddenly grow a pair, and become meaner and feistier and start over, before it’s too late.

WE NEED OUR PRESIDENT TO START LEADING ON THIS ISSUE AND OTHERS YESTERDAY.

If he can’t or won’t, his ass will be grass the next election and WE WILL BE THE LAWNMOWER. I mean that, we progressives will show him the door.

The average person doesn’t know what to think, doesn’t know who to believe, and for sure, will not fight to stop the global warming, as long as the corporate media continues to call it a job killer.

J-O-B-S! That’s all people care about right now. So somehow, we need to tell this narrative in a way that it spells out J-O-B C-R-E-A-T-I-O-N. It’s the only way it will sell. Period.

I don’t have the answer, but I can sure as hell see the problem. If we can see it out here in the boondocks, why can’t our “public servants” see it?

The two most powerful motivators are money and pure,
physical fear. If we could figure out how to get that one-two going, we could solve this climate issue and our governance issues.

Keeping it simple and stupid works for the repub’s, let’s make it work for us.

Now you know what I do when I am not messing around with this blog or driving a bus.

Morongobill

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