In 2008, I voted for the Audacity of Hope. I voted for Change We Can Believe In. I voted for an American future that I could be proud of. And so did more than 69 million other Americans.
Two years later, are we to believe that all that good feeling was just idealistic bunk? Is it true that the American public has woken up and realized that this guy they voted for two years ago is some demagogue with a flair for the tele-prompter and a well-hidden plan to sell the whole country down the river to those damn socialists that have been trying to take over American for over a century? I don’t think so.
I want my country back. That country we were in November of 2008. The country that cares about our neighbors. The country that supports others in need. The country that values education and science. The country that believes in leaving our world a better place than we found it.
I’m already tired of the Party of No. I don’t like a country based on fear and hate. I don’t want to live in a country were nothing seems possible. I want to live in a progressive country, not a regressive state.
2008 was the best of times, the worst of times. We all know the election happened smack dab in the middle of the worst economy since the Great Depression. Yet, even as Wall Street crumbled and millions lost their jobs, there was a sense of optimism felt by so many. A sense of camaraderie. A sense of purpose.
We can make it happen again. Two years from now, let’s make sure we wake up in a United States of America were we care about the 98% of this country that doesn’t make $250,000. Let’s make sure that we take back our country from that small percentage who are spreading fear and loathing throughout the land.
This land is your land, this land is my land …