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Okay, I admit it . . .

Even though I KNOW that history is on my side, the facts are on my side, the votes are on my side, and the truth is on my side . . .

The constant barage of polls, pundits, confused people in the street's with guns and swastikas, and Congress people working feverishly to be sure that health reform is "fair" for the sweet little insurance companies sometimes gets me down . . .

It's kind of like that movie "The Matrix", even though I know that the things I see around me are not real, I'm still a little nervous to jump off the high building or stand in front of the bullet from the Sentinels . . . but I digress.

So what's a hard working Progressive to do after a hard fought two year presidential campaign that brought a change in the White House, but left much of America questioning the citizenship of our Commander in Chief and trying to keep the government's hands off of their government run healthcare?

We must strenghthen our resolve by taking the Progressive's Pledge !

Relevance Clause:
I do solemnly swear to not waste my energy debating in person, on the internet, or (for the more high profile among us) on television with anyone about anything that does not directly improve my life in a meaningful way.

(This by definition excludes talk about birth certificates, presidential religious preferences, poorly chosen adverbs in press conferences, and presidential gift gaffes.)

Polling Clause:
From this day forward, I will not let polling (or media spin of polling) negatively effect my mood or resolve in anyway. Polls are unreliable, poorly worded, and easily manipulated
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(Remembering that almost 50% of the people polled voted to put Sarah Palin a heartbeat away from the presidency is a good way to get some perspective on polls winky, wink. Take the poll below to really emphasize how meaningless polls can really be! lol)

Reality Clause:
I will always remember that there are more good people than bad, more sincere people than cynical, more honest people than criminals, and more misled people than mean.

(The media wants us to believe that "we are surrounded" . . . and they paint a very convincing picture . . . but when the votes were counted . . . we came out on top.)

Take heart Progressives, we never thought it would be easy . . . but after years of battling, it is understandable to get a little tired of fighting.

Take the pledge - renew your resolve - keep fighting for what is right.

This is OUR time . . . if we say unified and focused . . . there is no stopping us!

Originally posted to Nashville fan on Wed Aug 12, 2009 at 04:42 PM PDT.

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