Bill Clinton, Compromise And The Road To RecoverySeptember 6, 2012 - Author: newscoma - Comments are closed
I haven’t been writing about the DNC in Charlotte much because I wanted to absorb it. I watched some of the RNC and I felt like I saw a continent drowning. I’ve watched this week and I realize it’s a pep rally, but I didn’t feel like FEAR was the ongoing drumbeat.
I’m partisan, I own it and I don’t lie about that. Yet, I have a lot of friends that think differently than I do about politics but I don’t hate them. I just feel differently than they do. We still get a long. We will cancel each others votes out, but at the end of the time we spend together, we don’t hate each other.
You see, I think that’s important.
Compromise is important, I agree with President Clinton on this one. Yet also pushing the truth in an environment of falsehoods is also crucial. Policy, my friends, is boring but it is what runs the nation. The thing about Clinton is he could always communicate policy, politics and the personal ways it would impact regular folks. He does that well and I think both sides of the aisle can agree on that. I think the main reason why this works so well with his style of communication is he doesn’t talk down to folks.
I don’t think there is one person that hasn’t had to sacrifice in the last few years and it goes way back. To blame this economic problem on one person is ridiculous. It came in waves over a vast period of time. It’s going to take a bit of time to fix it. This means patience, this means confidence and it will require not only cooperation but opposition when the weapons of mass distraction are brought out to thwart the issues.
It’s called recovery. We haven’t completely recovered yet.
So I’m allowing myself this chance to experience the convention. To listen to the American voices that I grew up with and to enjoy that folks are talking about what is right about this country, and not all the perceived grievances I heard last week. I’m enjoying that we are discussing diversity and policy, not social issues (such as last week) that were designed to divide.
I believe that we all have a place in this country and that working together is a hell of a lot better than fighting alone.
We’ve done it before in this country.