DRC, great post. You and I seem to share the same realistic observations of life.
polycarp2, thanks for the insightful and relevant post. I understand and share your sense of urgency. Twice in my life I've been within hours of death, so I have an appreciation for what is to be lost. This could be over for me at any time. Still, how does that really differ from anyone else? And as much as we would like to make change immediate, we all know that immediate change is not possible. We still have to deal with the reality of the hear and now. There may be a way to move things along faster, but I'm pretty sure that we need to stay focused and as united as possible to make that happen. Pick the best option to move things forward, and get in and start nudging in the right direction as you are doing today at your party conference. I happen to believe that the best ally/option that progressives have right now is Obama in the White House and Democrats in Congress. That's where I'm putting my efforts right now. If nothing else, we can prepare for 2016 and set the stage for the next generation.
I don't want Utopia. I just want my kids to be able to earn a living wage for their hard work and be able to enjoy life. I want my grandkids to live in a world where they can grow up healthy.
Garrett wrote: Alter thing A with thing A just doesn't seem too sensible to me.
How, then, do we change the world?
N-O-R. Not One Republican, 2012. Pass it on.