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 Post subject: Patience? How Long Will THAT Take?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:59 pm 

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This is a transcript of Joe Vecchio's daily "Cup O' Joe Report" podcast, availaible via "screaming audio" here and posted with the permission of the author.

I hate to always repeat myself, but there are some things that bear repeating. Right now the blogosphere is the only place where people on the left have any kind of a voice. There are millions of us, people who are disgusted with the direction this country has taken under Republican "leadership" and are equally disgusted with the Democrats and the so-called "professional" media. And the blogosphere is doing some great things.

But one thing we haven't figured out is how to be patient. We're used to instant gratification, and we just don't understand why, after five years, we haven't been able to make any headway politically. There's a lot of different reasons for that, but a big reason is that the Republicans are far better organized than we are, and they still control all aspects of the government and the media infrastructure that reaches millions of people. They didn't get that way overnight, it took them thirty years. And like it or not, that's probably how long it'll take for us as well. That doesn't mean we should quit, it means we have to start taking things one step at a time.

A good beginning would be to start taking control of the Democratic Party on a local level and work our way up. As we take control, county by county, from the old guard, then we can gain the voice we need and start building coalitions to have a real and vocal opposition to the Republicans and eventually create the kind of government and society we want. I'm not saying it will be easy, or that it will happen quickly, but if we have a little patience it will pay off.

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Good advice, Joe, and I agree that patience is needed, and so is perseverence. AND NEVER GIVING UP, NO MATTER WHAT. But it's awfully hard to consider having to struggle at least 30 more years before we can correct what's become so wrong with this country.

After all, we were doing pretty well until 2000, or at least we seemed to be. :cry:



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