Were losing the battle for a womans right to choose, and were losing every other battle we try to fight.
From every corner of this great nation, I hear why? Why, why, why, why, why wont people listen to us? Why are people so short-sighted? Why are people so narrow-minded? Why are other people trying to push their morals on the entire country?
You have got to be freaking kidding me.
- Why wont we listen when people on our own side tell us exactly why the country wont listen to us?
- Why are we so short-sighted?
- Why are we assuming that people wont listen because they are narrow-minded?
- What the hell do we think we are trying to do when we argue for somethingsell Amway???
Heres the thingevery single individual human being in this country is guided by some sense of morality. You can call it personal belief or values or whatever you want, but its all the same. Republicans are not the moral values party, as many have asserted. They are just the only ones talking about politics that way.
In case you missed the memo, that is exactly where we are right now.
So there they were, all of these little sailboats full of conservatives, accomplishing nothing. Do you want to know what they did? They decided to stop. They realized what they were doing wrong, and made a conscious effort to change the way they did business.
They got together. All of the little groups argued and tried to decide whose agenda was the most important. Then they compromised. They made a decision to work together, despite their own individual agendas, knowing that presenting a unified front was the only way to win.
They pooled their money, and used it to build infrastructure. They started the Heritage Foundation and bought up media time and trained interns from the best colleges and universities in the country. They hired intellectuals (believe it or not, they dont really despise them, thats just good marketing) to come up with catchy conservative language, and political strategists to design agendas, and writers and on-air talent to get their language and agendas out into the public sphere.
They did all of this over a matter of thirty or forty years.
We are in the same place where conservatives found themselves forty years ago. The difference is, were still cursing the darkness instead of grabbing a pack of matches off the bar, striking one up, and seeing what is right there in plain view for us to see.
Were not going to win tomorrow, or the next day. We probably wont win on Alito, and we probably wont win on impeachment, and even if we do, well still be in exactly the same place. No, forget thatwell be even worse off, because well feel like we are making a difference, but in reality, we will not even be scratching the surface.