Thursday, January 21, 2010

The "Pace" of Change

An email came to me this morning from ""/Organizing for America.
Yesterday's disappointing election results show deep discontent with the pace of change. I know the OFA community and the President share that frustration.

We also saw what we knew to be true all along: Any change worth making is hard and will be fought at every turn. While it doesn't take away the sting of this loss, there is no road to real change without setbacks along the way.

We could have simply sought to do things that were easy, that wouldn't stir up controversy. But changes that aren't controversial rarely solve the problem.

Our country continues to face the same fundamental challenges it faced yesterday. Our health care system still needs reform. Wall Street still needs to be held accountable. We still need to create good jobs. And we still need to continue building a clean energy economy.

The President isn't walking away from these challenges. In fact, his determination and resolve are only stronger. We must match that commitment with our own.

But it won't be easy. Real change never is. For that reason, I am grateful you're part of this fight with us.

Thank you,


Mitch Stewart
Organizing for America
What is the purpose of this email?

What bothers me - even more than the lamentation that Brown's win on Tuesday was some kind of 'Black Tuesday' for Obama supporters is that this note misses the point!! It's not the PACE of change anyone is upset with.

It's the TYPE of change. You cannot shove universal healthcare down the throats of the Independent, American majority. You cannot expect to reform Wall Street, bailing out anyone who needs it and handing out dollars to those who will not funnel it back into the economy. You cannot stop listening to your constituents or the needs of the middle class, SCREAMING out for a tax refund they know how to use better than you do.

Again, what's the point of this email, Mitch? It's not quite ra-ra enough to rally the troops. If you're a Democrat having watched Tuesday, you should be shakin' in your boots.

And OFA, Obama, Congressional dems - save the HTML relays. My inbox is full.

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