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October 24, 2007

You've Got To Crawl Before You Can Walk, And You've Got To Do...Something Before You Can Crawl

I'm pleased to see the coordination between Moveon, prominent blugs, and Christopher Dodd over the telecom amnesty issue. (Your source for this issue, as always, is Glenn Greenwald.) It's been a long time since my "side" has been organized enough to do something like this. Generally we can't get our act together well enough to hold a tofu roast.

In and of itself it's barely anything, of course. This is exactly the kind of thing I hoped might emerge regarding Iran, and we remain a million miles from effective action there. Still, if this kind of organization could also bring together unions, progressive African Americans and Latinos, environmentalists, etc., it might accomplish something worthwhile. All it would take is extremely hard work, lots of good luck, a tolerance for crushing disappointment, and 30-40 years.

Posted at October 24, 2007 04:28 PM | TrackBack

>> a tolerance for crushing disappointment, and 30-40 years.

In other words, quintessential American values.

Posted by: Bernard Chazelle at October 24, 2007 06:42 PM

I read this and thought, "30-40 years? Alright! Within my lifetime!!"

That I thought about the Iran thing, and I though, "oh."

Posted by: Aaron Datesman at October 24, 2007 06:43 PM

That should have been, "THEN I thought about the Iran thing,...."

Fumes in here are killing me. You ever try living inside one of these boxes?

Posted by: Aaron Datesman at October 24, 2007 07:24 PM

That's our Jonathan, ever the optimist!

Posted by: StO at October 24, 2007 07:54 PM
That's our Jonathan, ever the optimist!

I hate to say it, but this actually IS the optimistic scenario.

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at October 24, 2007 08:45 PM


Posted by: Mike Meyer at October 25, 2007 11:35 AM