We all do a lot of preaching to the choir in progressive blogland. We may disagree on specific issues from time to time, but we all agree that the time has come for political change. We agree that we deserve decency, accountability and true representation from our elected officials.
So, we spend our time blogging about the elections that concern us the most. We talk to each other about the horrible records of our respective shady Republican opponents. We preach to our collective choirs, "why doesn't anyone else see how obviously out of touch this guy (or woman) is?" Well, you know what? We appreciate getting more ammunition for our respective fights, but generally we DO know that. The folks who don't know aren't here. They're "out there".
So, how do we get to those folks "out there"? We get involved in a real way. We take one hour that we normally would have spent online or watching TV or knitting and we head over to our candidate's headquarters. We stuff some envelopes. We host a house party so people can get to know our candidate like we do. So they can spread the word. We walk with them, literally and figuratively.
And we decide to buy one less lunch/CD/XBox game/antique thimble a week and commit to send that money to our candidate.
Now you may say, "Hey Sidd- you're very smart and handsome. Your diary makes a lot of sense. Why don't you practice what you preach?"
First, thanks for the compliment. It's very nice of you to say that. Second, I recently started preaching and practicing at the same time. I'm going to host a house party. I tell everyone I know about the campaign. I'm getting involved locally. And, since you asked, I'll commit right here and now to contribute the $ that would have gone to lunch once a week to Paul Aronsohn's campaign. (That's in addition to anything I was planning to contribute.)
Let's get something done. Know what I'm sayin'?
PS. Where's Scott?