Republicans like sick children (and so do actionless progressives)
Here are B’s thoughts on the S-CHIP. He is dead on as usual.
I am so mad that Bush and Republicans dug their heels in to block passage of the S-CHIP program. Seriously, if you don’t have the number of your Congressman/Senator on speed dial, don’t talk to me. We spend daytime minutes to talk about the most frivolous things so please take 2 minutes to contact your Representative, provided they voted against the program, and give them the business like your cell phone carrier just overcharged you $200.
This is not just about the S-CHIP program, it is about all the issues you care about but only talk about with people who already agree with you. Progressive bubbles and echo chambers are not helping so I have come up with a new rule. Don’t profess any progressive policy goal unless you do three things,
- Be on public record communicating this position amongst all of your relevant elected officials (local, county, state, federal)
- Challenge yourself to talk about this policy goal with someone you know would be against it.
- Tell other progressives about why we should support this policy goal.
The problem as I see it is that too many progressives never move past part 3.
Stay up fam,