Over the last year, I’ve joined the frustration of many on the “progressive” side of the Democrat Party. It would appear that we have let the “minority” define the issues, phrase the language and write the rules for the debate.
Two events have restored my idealism and faith that we can do it better.
First the State of the Union address. After it was over I quietly said to myself, “A Statesman will win out over a political rabble rouser every time.”
Second was the President’s visit to the Republican House Members. Like Daniel in the “lion’s den” he proceeded to show leadership, strength of character and resolve.
One could even argue that he was “Presidential”, so “Presidential” that even Fox News must have been weary, because they cut away from the President’s Q and A session, only CNN and MSNBC covered the complete event.
I joking told a friend that I was a “Percolator Progressive, for a percolator expose ideas to a higher degree of temperature in debate and re-circulate already tested, debated and proven ideas to an end product.”
All of a sudden I have an urge for a cup of coffee, and didn’t the Founding Fathers drink coffee as a way to show independence from “tea” and Great Britain, how American can you be?