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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:33 PM

20. And I'm the most politically hopeful I've been in a long time.

Watching Democracy in action such as what happened in Texas on Tuesday night did my activist heart SO much good. I think of all the stuff that has happened in Wisconsin. The Good Guys don't always win but I hate it when we don't even try. I'm encouraged by the new firebrands bursting on the scene: Wendy Davis, Alan Grayson, Elizabeth Warren and so many others. These were all people not even on the radar 5 years ago and all of a sudden we're seeing some real movement. We're Americans. It's in our DNA to rebel. I know most people think we're too lazy and soft for rebellion but I refuse to believe that and I look around and it's confirmed. I'm seeing people more and more involved in all kinds of issues, including spying, drones, GMO's, even local stuff. We managed to push back privatization of our trash pick up recently and that's because the Democrats, the unions and a whole bunch of us working stiffs got out and worked our asses off to defeat a REALLY WELL-FINANCED campaign. Their contributions were in the tens of thousands of dollars. Ours was $5.00, $10.00, and a LOT of people hitting the streets.

I'm sorry that you're demoralized and I sincerely hope you get out of your funk. Me? I'm INSPIRED!

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