Monday, October 29, 2012

Things to Consider This Election and Beyond




The stakes are high.  So high, former NY Times columnist Frank Rich gave a startling interview to salon.com.  Should be mandatory reading for those on the Left and the Right.  

Share/Bookmark

14 comments:

Linda@VS said...

I LOVE this video and wish everybody would watch it and absorb its message. Unfortunately, I know too many people whose minds are so closed that nothing will crack them open.

California Girl said...

Linda: One of my good friends in FLA sent to me this morning. It is an amusing take on a not-so-funny subject. Hope you had time to read the linked article on salon.com.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I haven't looked at the video yet but I just read the interview, and it's a truly interesting take on post-election politics. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the right wing turns violent. But one wonders where the moderate Republicans will go. A new party? Or join the Democratic Party and then move it toward the right? I'm not placing bets on any of it at this point!

injaynesworld said...

Just read the article. If that isn't an argument for the need for a third party, I don't know what is. Thanks for posting this, my friend.

Gorilla Bananas said...

How come California is safe for Obama even though the Governator got elected? Is Arnie a closet Democrat?

California Girl said...

Bliss, looks like you and Jayne are on the same wavelength.

California Girl said...

Jayne, I've always heard a third party isn't viably sustainable due to lack of support, funding, whatever. It seems a reasonable alternative now more than ever.

California Girl said...

Gorilla B: Thx for visiting & commenting. As for the Sperminator, I have no idea what closet he's in although it's apparently not a homosexual one.

bill lisleman said...

Sperminator - ha I take it you don't care much for him. Seems odd that he mentioned CEO Henry Ford - I remember learning that he hired his own police force to hunt down employees who disagree with him. The overall message is good.

Anonymous said...

Wow thаt waѕ strange. Ι just wгοte an νеry
long соmment but afteг Ӏ clicκеd submit my commеnt didn't appear. Grrrr... well I'm not
wгіting аll that over again. Anyωay, juѕt wantеd to say greаt
blog!
Feel free to visit my web page : woodworking

California Girl said...

Lisleman: Thank you for reading this. I found that article so compelling and sad. I wish I didn't believe it, that it was media hyperbole. Unfortunately, I don't think that at all.

A Beer for the Shower said...

That was a great video, and it really enforces my vote. To be completely honest, I had never voted before. I used to work for an election company, and I ran the polling machines every year so I hated voting, but this year it just seemed so crucial, so I registered, I sent in my ballot last week, and made my wife do the same. Again, totally worth it.

California Girl said...

Beer: I'm so happy to hear that. I hope others follow suit. The state of our political system creates disillusionment and cynicism but we have to fight against that to believe our voice(s) still count. Thanks for caring enough to make a difference. :)

sage said...

Creative way to tell a message but wonder if anyone who disagrees even stops to consider...

Christina

Christina
by Cole Scott