Oh. My. God.
Barack Obama’s speech begins at 1:25 or so.
This is the face of America which should face the world. This is the better angel of our nature. This is the best president in 50 years stomping Trump and Trumpism into the dirt.
“It’s tempting right now to give in to cynicism. To believe that recent shifts in global politics are too powerful to push back. That the pendulum has swung permanently. Just as people spoke about the triumph of democracy in the '90s, now you’re hearing people talk about the end of democracy and the triumph of tribalism and the strong man. We have to resist that cynicism, because we’ve been through darker times.”
I want to find this guy, shake his hand, and buy him beer or weed or a shopping bag of Scooter Pies* . . . whatever the hell he wants.
(*Uh . . . sorry. Dating myself. “Moon Pies.”)
“Accidentally.” Mmm-hmm. I think Kelly must be a deeply conflicted man.
It’s a step in the right direction for him.
Is that one of the Occuria behind him?
There’s only one thing that I know how to do well
And I’ve often been told that you only can do
What you know how to do well
And that’s be you,
Be what you’re like,
Be like yourself,
Tooting my own horn a bit.
Letter to the Editor published in yesterday’s The Oregonian:
Something to call your senators, representatives, and STATE elected about:
Well said. And 638+ comments in reply. You beat Marc Thiessen by a factor of six.
SIX HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHT COMMENTS?
Not looking. Noooooh way I’m looking.
Want to help out? Indivisible is running a #100DaysOut event next weekend. Canvassing and phonebanking and such.