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  •  Yes so true... (5+ / 0-)

    It's only been feet in the street that has made things happen... and to me, Obama was saying that - breaking us out of this idea that we can just rant and fume online about what tactical maneuvers some douchebags in the Congress are doing... That we have to organize, and make things happen - but from principled, progressive stances.  The symbolism today could not have been clearer, nor more apt.  MLK was castigated by some in his time for being an "Uncle Tom," when in reality he recognized the futility of meeting force with force - for one, he was deeply a man of peace, but for two, images of blacks fighting back, however justified, would not have had the effect of non-violent protesters being sprayed with water cannons.  Obama is the pragmatist with the lofty ideals - much like MLK.  Obama was quite succinctly saying, "“I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!” - but only if WE get working towards it!

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