You betcha - it is time for the progressive community "to shi*t or get off the pot," or so Hillbilly says. You're damn tootin'.
Barack Obama inherited one of the biggest messes in the history of the United States of America. Two wars and a collapsed economy, just to mention a few.
When Barack Obama was running for President he said change wouldn't come easy and he would need help. So what have we done to help him and cover his back? I ask this question because I've watched the progressive community allow the Tea Party folks to own the streets and take over the Town-Hall meetings during the spring, summer and fall of 2009. I was on the streets and at Town-Hall meetings to see this first hand. Not only did I see it, Mike Watt and I shot photos and videos of these events and Richard Dillon wrote about them eloquently.
Hillbilly goes on to review his past year of scoping out Tea Party events, camera and all.
I'm tired of listening to whiny ass progressives with all their excuses and their willingness to blame everyone else for the situation we're in. I'm tired of hearing my so called progressive friends saying: "I can't go to that rally, because I might make somebody mad at me", "It's too cold to go out and carry a sign", "It's supposed to rain tomorrow" "Oh it's too hot for a protest rally", "It's not important to counter protest the Tea Party folks, Hell their just Astroturf, "Go to a protest rally are you kidding me?"
Hillbilly ends by listing (with links) 14 of the health care rallies he attended and then wrote about on his blog.
Yes I'm from a Red state, yes I live in rural Kentucky, yes much of the so called progressive community looks down their nose at folks like me, yes my writing leaves a lot to be desired, and yes my conscience is clear, because I've done everything within my power to fight for what I believe in. Have you? I'll let my record speak for it self. What does your record have to say?
If you've still reading, you may be thinking that I'm pissed at my progressive brothers and sisters. I'm not pissed. I'm just disappointed. I love my progressive brothers and sisters. I know what we are capable of doing. I see the potential and to ignore our potential and what we are capable of doing and sit back and watch without bringing it to the progressive community's attention, is simply not an option for me.
It is very much worth your time to link on over there and read the full article as well as to hit the rallies he has attended.
Hillbilly Report was added to my blog list a few weeks ago. I have yet to regret it and welcome my neighbors who are adjacent to the northern border of Tennessee. Wouldn't mind if the font were a point or two larger, though.
For "that woman" I'll provide a little geography lesson, so she can understand where we are "at." To the north of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi (surely you know where they are) is Tennessee. Above the Volunteer State is the Bluegrass State. The only thing these five states have in common is the color red.