Frustrated, exhausted, overwhelmed?
Want to withdraw from American political life? Give your emotions a rest? Let whatever happens, happen without you? Read a novel? Watch the NLF playoffs? Take a walk?
For many moderate, liberal and progressive Democrats, the past year has been draining, troubling and not a whole lot of fun.
Not as outright scary as the Bush years, but not what we had hoped for. Relief yes. Exaltation no.
We’ll know soon if the Obama agenda will suffer its biggest hit yet with the loss of the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts. If we squeak out a victory there, we’ll take a breath. Then hope for an uptick in the economy and maybe some good news in Afghanistan.
Politics is like this for us in America. Sometimes it wears us out. But we hang in. What choice do we have?