I'll freely admit before I get into this article, I'm a liberal. I might even border on being a pinko commie socialist.
I'll also admit that I'm pleased about the passing of the Health Care Reform bill. I don't think that it's ideal by any stretch of the imagination, but I think that it's a decent start.
I've been reading and hearing the comments of my conservative counterparts over the last couple of days. Such doom and gloom! Some of what I've heard has left me scratching my head, and sometimes bursting out into laughter. Then it occurred to me. My kind sounds just as alien to the conservatives. While I am amazed that anybody would enjoy listening to what Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh have to say, I think that Keith Olbermann and Al Franken have their heads on straight. And, I would bet that during the Bush years, we sounded just as whiny to the conservatives.
That is a beauty of politics! There is a ying and a yang. As long as we have a two party system, not a lot will get accomplished. The Bush years didn't send the country into a tailspin of fascism any more than the Obama years will turn this country into Cold War USSR. The more things change, the more they stay the same. This too shall pass. And when it does, it will be my turn to slam my head in the door repeatedly.
I love this 1939 British propaganda poster. I think that it's something that a lot of people should take to heart.