What takes more skill:
Crafting a plan to manage two wars, stave off economic collapse, stimulate an anemic economy, provide immediate assistance for unforseen disasters in Haiti, Nashville, New York, and the Gulf of Mexico while simultaneously combating a constant barrage of corporate sponsored lies designed to destroy you and the country you lead . . .
Choosing only one of the topics above (and there are more where that came from) and nit picking and complaining about the decisions made while simultaneously offering unrealistic solutions that cannot and have never been implemented under our current system of government. . .
It does not take a whole lot of talent to destroy something that someone else built.
So I am not impressed or persuaded by all of the second guessing, name calling, and impossible to implement "plans" that pass as commentary around here.
I am not swayed by calls for President Obama to become Lyndon Johnson or Theodore Roosevelt or Keith Olbermann.
The only thing that gets my attention is plans and comments based in reality, and strategies that can be implemented in our CURRENT world in our CURRENT political environment with our CURRENT President and our CURRENT Congress.
Every thing else basically amounts to a support group for the disillusioned.
I personally don't have the luxury for fantasizing all day about what if Hillary Clinton were President or what if President Obama were as smart as me.
I've got bills to pay, kids to raise, and injustices to address.
So now I filter, and I would encourage everyone to do the same.
We are wasting entirely too much time on brainstorming about what if and entirely too little time on gameplanning for what is.
I am taking the time to educate myself about the issues. This enables me to quickly spot bullsh!t when I see it - saving valuable time for more worthy pursuits.
President Obama is doing his job, but there are a whole lot of other folks, myself included, who are not.
If we took half the energy we spend questioning the President and turned that level of critique on ourselves and our choices, maybe then we would be alot closer to making an actual "change" that we could really believe in.
We can no longer afford the illusion that if one man had done one thing the way we wanted him to, things would be better.
It is a cliche, but it is truer now than ever - start with the man (or in my case woman) in the mirror.
What are YOU doing to make things better?
What are YOU doing to support those who are trying to support you?
Are you reaching your full potential?
Are you helping those in your sphere of influence?
Buying a smaller car? Riding your bike? Using those reusable shopping bags? Making calls for candidates? Running for office yourself? Squashing all that bullsh!t your rightwing coworker spews?
Let's get back to being grassroots activists organizing our communities and step away from the pointless food fights.
Time is a wasting - if you think President Obama is not up to the job, maybe it's time to start running for President yourself.
But 24/7 bitching and moaning is not the solution.