I mean really, people. Drama Queen much? That looks like a jewelry counter in there, I think y’all will be okay — unless potential customers just don’t like how friggin’ silly you’re being.
Hey, does anyone remember how you felt when George W. Bush won re-election in 2004? I know I was stunned — and it was my BIRTHDAY! Man, that stung! I walked around in kind of an astonished daze for about a day, but I never thought this country had “died,” or was doomed for destruction (although GWB gave it one helluva try).
I shook it off, pulled up my big girl panties, and started informing myself. I realized that, although I had always voted, I had never really been interested in politics and how or why they worked. I got an internet connection and started looking for information — not knowing the first place to look. I just had to read and read and read, knowing that because it’s on the internet, it doesn’t mean it’s true.
Sometime in 2005, I found Eric Alterman’s blog, “Altercation.” He seemed to have a good head on his shoulders, so I checked all his links. By doing so, I found David Corn’s blog. I liked him because he was smart and snarky. I made my first comments online on Corn’s blog. Then Alterman linked to a brand new blog called “ThinkProgress,” and shit got real! In a pretty short time, TP went from one or two posts a day, and maybe ten comments, to eight or ten post a day, and hundreds of comments! I met loads of wonderful people there, and learned SO MUCH from their comments and outlook on life. I read so much information on so many topics that I’d never heard of before, and it was awesome. Then, in 2007, when the troll shit got so deep it was over-topping our hip-waders, we left TP and created TheZoo. I’m still learning today!
My point is this, Republicans and assorted tea-types: Sure, you’re disappointed. You had high hopes and dreams that Barack Obama would be a one term President, and it just didn’t work out. I can’t say I’m sorry about that turn of events, but I understand the feeling. Sorta.
Here’s a video that might help you start you own journey toward educating yourself about politics in this country, and an actual exploration of facts. It’s not Fox, it’s Rachel Maddow, but stay with me here. It might scare you, but it’s 16 minutes of your life. You can still be furious and hurt, but please stop thinking this country is over. I don’t know why you think we’re such a fragile country. I mean really, come on.
Rachel just gave you a huge number of FACTS. You probably don’t agree with that assessment, but your assignment is to make a list of all those facts and then confirm or debunk them. You have to be discerning in your sources of information! No Drudge or Fox, and to be fair, no MSNBC or ThinkProgress.
Remember: Actions speak louder than words. John Boehner and Mitch McConnell can stand in front of microphones and say they’re all about “jobs, jobs, jobs,” but check their voting record. It’s up to you to educate yourself, because it sticks better that way. Do it for YOU, okay? This bitterness and anger is going to eat you alive, and no one wants that.
Let’s work together on getting this country back in shape and working again. Whadda ya say?
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