Personally, I’m not feeling much enthusiasm for primarying Obama. I used to feel like we could work within the Democratic Party and change it back to a more progressive/liberal party. I no longer believe that’s possible.
We need what’s happening in Egypt to happen here, but things still aren’t bad enough for the American people to stop feeling complacent. Though I’ve heard the unemployment rate in Egypt when the protests began were the same as it is here – is there any truth to that rumor?
Until Americans are ready to go out and do something (not just whine online) we’re not going to overturn the corporate coup de tat that ousted democracy nearly a generation ago.
I am sickened by what this country has been allowed to become. The Republicans and the Tea Party have been making unveiled threats of violence for at least a couple years now.
Cold-blooded murder was inevitable in the Fox News/Tea party climate. Scores of right-wing pundits and politicians have some culpability in this heinous act.