We need to win the so-called moderates / independents in order to win the election next year. And make no mistake about this, next year matters more than what happens this year. If the Republicans win this budget battle, but are hung with extrememly bad PR for next years elections, it will be a Pyrrhic victory and Obama is reelected with the claimed mandate to unleash even more socialism.
I am not advocating abandoning principles, but my principles will never be enacted until we convince the mushy middle about what's really right for America. In a perfect world we don't need politics or politicians...
I did, but I am unapologetic for having done so.
Well, I certainly agree with your last point and we both do indeed know it is not a perfect world. In that imperfect world we know that they can’t all be ejected unless the whole system is first destroyed. Probably isn’t going to happen by our hands but at the rate we are going it will happen in some form in the fullness of time I should think.
Surely we are all tired of the political solutions and kicking the can down the road as they say? It seems we’ve played politics and manoeuvrings for a long long time and it just isn’t working.
Yes, I have thought about the political views down the road as you suggest and wonder what makes matters worse, the greater long term good and all that. So much can happen and so much that does happen is unknown at the time of decisions and so much more is simply capricious, a coin toss, that what is right at the time seems as appropriate as trying to game the system.
Every compromise that has been made for at least the last 40 years seems to be made by the right with an expectation that the left will reciprocate. They don’t and so we have steadily ratcheted downhill with multiple steps backward and one or two forward. Clearly, the right is losing.
In the times when I am not lashing out I feel like the only hope for positive change is going to happen after things finally get so terrible that everyone finally gets it and a revolution is the beginning of reconstruction. In those times it feels it would be best to just let it all fall apart.
This is merely a narrative isn’t it? No solution by finesse seems probable and thus a desire for action no matter the cost because the alternative of more of the same is so abysmal.