Now, some may say I am being a little tough on Obama and the Democrats with this comic. But for one, there are plenty of forces pushing the Democrats to be more conservative. I try to be a voice that pushes them to be more progressive. And second, while Obama may have enacted some actually pretty decent legislation considering the situation he’s had to deal with, this isn’t the time to sit back and celebrate and say “Hey, great job! Obama is way better than Bush — the worst president we’ve ever had! And hey, he’s better than Clinton, a president whose fiscal politics could have been mistaken for a traditional Republican’s in many instances!” There is so much at stake right now, for the U.S. and for the world. For the future of mankind — and I mean that quite literally — that we need to push our leaders in the right direction. HARD.
The system is broken. And we need a voice to fix it. The conservative side of this country has been destroyed and is no longer reasonable. It is simply a propaganda machine that uses lies to steal from the poor and give to the rich and it will destroy us if we don’t do something about it. I truly do feel bad for non-evil conservatives with brains, many of whom have been complaining quite publicly as of late. But saving the Republican party is not my goal. Saving the Democratic party is.
We need to counteract the destructive lies coming from the right. It’s more than the legislation — it’s the message. The right is lying, over and over again, and too often the politicians that supposedly represent the left, rather than attacking these lies instead seem nervous to offend anyone who believes them. And while there is certainly an argument for calm reason over vitriolic rhetoric, we don’t have the time to allow more innocent people to be swayed into believing in the nonsense, half truths and downright fiction repeated ad nauseum by those who would willingly let the country be destroyed if it meant a few more bucks for them. In fact, that pretty much seems to be the Republican game plan, especially when the White House is occupied by a Democrat.
Yes, we need to accomplish things, not just talk. But we also need to control the conversation. It’s a tough mission. But that’s what our elected officials are there for. No one said it would be easy. So don’t tell me I’m too harsh on the party that’s supposed to be representing me. These aren’t athletes. It isn’t a game on the line. It’s our future.