So, fellow progressives, stop thinking about suicide or moving abroad. Want to feel better? Eat a sour grape, then do something immediately, now, today. Figure out what you can do to help rescue the country — join something, send a little money to some group, call somewhere and offer to volunteer.
- –Â Molly Ivins, in a nationally syndicated column
- published two days after George W. Bush was re-elected in 2004
Thanks to Julia Rosen, tireless organizer and Online Political Director for Courage Campaign, for getting these words into my inbox today before I went to the nearest lobster emporium, blasted that B-52’s song, and did things I would later regret.
And for additional moral support, there’s this trenchant post from Kate Kendell at NCLR on her blog this morning: “The Day After a Hard Night.” She closes with these words:
We have the privilege of living in the midst of our own civil rights movement.Â The cost of that privilege is the same cost it has been in every movementâ€“our humanity and dignity is attacked and undermined and we stand tall, never give up, and never lose faith.Â Today is a test, and we must be the measure of it.