Thursday, June 12, 2014

I've Been Flogging This Since Raygun

It’s time to fight Fox News: “The right wing wants to destroy everything great about this country” -

...I’d like to end with something else Payne said about one of her core concerns: courage.

The question they [today's Democrats] have to answer now is, “Are they brave enough to change?” And understand the word “brave” – and its sister word “courage”: Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the understanding that there is something that is more important than fear. What political leaders must assess is whether they think our country – and its citizens – are more important than their next reelection. And as long as they continue to think their next reelection is more important than the country, we will continue to underperform our potential as a nation. In the same way that companies who focus on short-term returns ultimately underperform.

What better long-term legacy could Obama want than to encourage others to take the long view as well?

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