Democrats lost the House because they weren't Progressive enough and more aggressive in passing what we elected them to do.
Then there was the Citizens United atrocity, which allows foreign interest from places like China and India that have a vested interest in the outsourcing of American jobs to unduly influence our elections. The result of this was the loss of some great Democrats like Grayson, Russ Feingold, and my Congressman, Ron Klein (D-Florida, district 22, who lost to a man who claims to have more security clearance than the President!). Each was money bombed out of power because they had the balls to stand up to the corporate elites opposing them."
Yes, historically, the President gets a second term when this happens, but we've never had anything like Citizens United which opens the floodgates of foreign money to influence our elections. What percentage of the public do you think even knows what Citizens United is? There's not much about it in the corporate media with exception to MSNBC, for obvious reasons, and our public has been lulled to sleep by that corporate infotainment that constantly feeds us celebrity gossip! Not that celebrity gossip is bad, but there's a problem when the public is more concerned with who's getting a divorce on Housewives of DC than the fact that we are that much closer to China OWNING OUR ASSES! Where's the public outrage when Citizens United was the most devastating blow to our democracy in our lifetime!
Now we have 2 choices:
1. Be discouraged and give up
2. Vow to focus our anger into positive action.
I choose option number two because I believe in the power of optimism. Helen Keller said, "No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit." I hope you join me in my call to action:
1. EDUCATE: From now to 2012 I will do all I can to make sure everyone I know understands how the Citizens United decision is undermining our democracy and there has to be URGENCY for change!
2. STAY INFORMED: Keep our eyes and ears open for opportunities for "We the People" to put an end to this. Brush up on how you can help fight by going to... http://movetoamend.org
Thom Hartmann's new book Rebooting the American Dream has an excellent chapter on this called Wal-Mart is Not A Person, and it just became available to read for free online: http://www.truth-out.org/wal-mart-is-not-a-person66831
There's got to be something else that we can do! Besides us becoming more outspoken and voicing our outrage over this, I'd like to hear more about what else we can do. Feel free to comment with your suggestions, and I'll help put the word out. If we don't take effective action, what we just witnessed in this 2010 election is only a test run of what they plan to do to fair-minded Americans in 2012.
To those who didn't care enough to vote Sanity I say...
America, this is your future if you don't wake up!: (SEE VIDEO)