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Gibbs Just Did His Job... Told America What the White House Thinks of Progressives; So here's what we have to do...

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The other day Robert Gibbs made some comments on the "professional left"-- that they're on drugs, crazy-- then backed off a bit, then made some weak excuses and explanations. Here's my take.

Gibbs reflected the conversations he's hearing inside the White House. He reflected what Obama, Emanuel and the other DINO lying corporatist, bankster-suck-ups are saying behind closed doors. We got a brief glimpse into how they truly think. With the defeat of Colorado's Romanoff, the White House's attitude that the progressives are unnecessary may have been reinforced.
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Progressives and liberals and Democrats have always been reputed to be disorganized-- "like trying to herd cats." It's part of our nature as independent souls. But we need to find a way to get organized, find discipline-- at least along enough lines to work together to demonstrate, manifest and take charge of our power-- enough so we become a force to be reckoned with.

One thing we can start doing is reacting, as a unified progressive echo chamber, as stridently as Fox News does. The White House, Pelosi and the Dem leadership are terrified of being skewered by Fox News. We need them to be just as, if not more terrified of being lambasted and criticized by their base. That would be a big change from their current contemptuous attitude.

Bottom-line, Gibbs confirmed what we've generally believed and been saying. The White House attitude is totally unacceptable. We have to take more powerful, more dramatic steps to show them that they can't get away with it, that the price will be far too high.
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We need leaders who will stand with us. I'm not sure there are any in Congress. They all folded in the face of pressure on the health bill, even the best progressives among them. Still, we must identify leaders and give them the power and support to take our progressive movement to the next level.

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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