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Why so glum, chum? November 4, 2010

Posted by judylobo in Photography, Politics, wildlife, Zoos.

C’mon, now – get those chins up off of the floor. Yes, we took a thumpin’ on Tuesday, as George W Bush so eloquently said in 2006.  For those with short term memories, the Blue team rolled in on a voter wave of discontent only six years ago.  Yes, the voters are fickle.  As another recent administration noted ‘It’s the economy, stupid.’

Do I for one minute think that the same Repugnants that blocked all legislation for the past two years will now suddenly want to compromise with Obama’s agenda?  Not for a second.  Their only goal is to stay in front of the microphones and to keep Obama from getting a second term.

So what do we do?  Obama and friends have to gain that bully pulpit back from the Repugnants.  They have to work on the economy front and center and proudly announce every single thing they are doing over and over again.  Obama has to pitch to the ‘what have you done for me lately, voter’  repeatedly.  The voter is fickle and suffers from short term memory.

Obama and friends have to get out their loyal base (that would be us) and appeal once again to the younger, more hip crowd and tell them why ‘we’ are better for them than the Repugnants.  The older white Southern male voter who goes to the polls every chance they can – needs to be resoundly out numbered next election.  We can do it.  WE need to start NOW.

I would be mighty happy if Harry Reid resigned as Majority leader and we got a new face in his place.  I vote for Chuck Schumer.  He knows how to stay in front of a microphone and announce his every thought and achievement.  Chuck would know how to handle the Repugnant investigations and subpoenas (even thoguh they will eminate from the other side of the aisle) that are sure to be coming our way.  Anyone remember Whitewater or Monica Lewinsky?  The Repugnants have never met an issue that they cannot exploit to their advantage.

For the first time in a long time, every candidate I voted for on Tuesday won.  New York is still a Blue state and I am happy to live here. Finally, let’s lick our wounds, lift up those chins and get to work.  It is not over ’til the fat lady sings.

Keep the faith.



1. Bonnie Luria - November 4, 2010

I’d recommend that you ask for David Axelrod to step down along with the rest of the Big O’s advisors and that you just send the man this blog post.

Why they’ve been so recalcitrant in broadcasting their achievements is puzzling and exasperating.
It will only be too late if every success is kept a secret.

2. Donald Diddams - November 4, 2010

I fear that what will happen, instead of what you suggest, is a move to the right by the President in an attempt to placate the Rebublicans and “compromise” with them further. That would be a big mistake for Democrats and for the country.
More forceful leadership from the White House, and above all, more effective messaging about accomplishments are what is needed.
The Republicans have appealed to saving “The American Dream” while busily stabbing it to death in the back room. It is time that truth be told. I like your optimistic tone, even if our leaders may need to be led. We can all help show the way.

3. bumper sticker - November 4, 2010

Yep. And I’m starting to get ready for the protests when the Republicans try to repeal Health Care.

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