we need to take all this energy that is going this way and that and harness it. Make it productive.
There is hand-wringing, anger, enthusiasm, brilliant thoughts and comments by so many here on this site. It's not quite magical but pretty darn close.
Our problem is that we are not focused. I don't know how many calls to action I've read, and taken some, but they are coming from who knows where and go where knows who? This creates a frustration and lack of enthusiasm since energy is dissipated. Here's a solution:
First, I'm going to leave it to the more experienced Kossacks to rec this up and add tags since I'm a novice and it'll be more efficient if they'll help. Or create a new diary and take credit, I don't care.
The thought: We need to evaluate and identify a single person, organization, entity, whatever - That we're willing to channel our energy toward. That will provide us the venue to speak with one voice. A union, if you will.
Just as you can use a single focused stream of water to cut steel, we can model that.
So, my question to all is who, or what organization can we get behind or create, to focus this energy? Howard Dean, FDL, Alan Grayson, Al Franken (I'm from Minnesota), OFA, slinkerwink, nyceve ? You get the picture.
Gauging from the last, almost apologetic, email I received from OFA, I'm going to suggest that organization. We can take it over and make it work. We can coalesce FDL and MoveOn, ActBlue, and progressive politicians to join us there. The infrastructure is there, we can tap it.
I'll stop now, because if you've read this far you get the point. I'm just throwing the ball out there and would like someone with more pull around here to pick it up.