Picking Ourselves Up By Our Bootstraps And Stumbling Forward

We are headed to November.

This has been a summer of surprisingly bitter campaigns across the state and the issue comes down to that both parties are in disarray. Otis Sanford says it is time for democrats to clean house and get busy because if this was the game of Survivor, Democrats were outwitted, outlasted and outplayed. We SHOULD be talking about is winning in three months. We SHOULD be trying to find some unity in this state but we haven’t. You see, if we don’t, redistricting is a-coming, campers and it isn’t going to be pretty. Bloggers from around the state have been talking about redistricting since the last election in 2008 but no one really paid us any mind.

It will take a generation to get this straightened out. Those who ignore history are bound to repeat it, as the story goes. Yet, there are no permanent wins in politics, just winning small and sometimes loftier battles, but there is no long-term victories in the dance of politics so democrats should be diligent. With a bit of moxie and strength we can find our spine and do what we need to do from the top down.

Yet one reminder, Democrats forgot the lessons that if you alienate any group of people, then you lose. And you lose big.

But it’s time to move forward and get the ball rolling so on to the morning roundup from the weekend.

Rachel weighs in on Prop 8 with a fantastic post of the highlights of lines she liked that gave her the warm fuzzies.

Randy Neal has the November match-ups.

Although the race in the 21st District is still undecided, Sean has the presser where Jeff Yarbro thanks his supporters.

Steve Cohen on the County Elections from last Thursday.

More on the County  Elections and race from Zach McMillan.

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4 comments for “Picking Ourselves Up By Our Bootstraps And Stumbling Forward

  1. August 9, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Would Otis Sanford call out Lang Wiseman and the local GOP if they would have lost?

  2. August 9, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    No Tom, because most people were expecting them to lose, what with Shelby County becoming majority black so recently. You could have predicted Ford’s loss, but the other Democrats were at least considered competitive and certainly not expected to get the drubbing they in fact received.

    The Democrats themselves were all generally optimistic going into the county elections. The Republicans I spoke to in the early summer before early voting were grim but determined, and not eager to make predictions. Very much a case of the tortoise and the hare.

  3. August 9, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    I am confused on the mission of our local newspaper. Maybe that’s why I trust the most liberal bloggers in town, because they don’t pretend to be something they’re not. Otis should take note.

  4. August 12, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Heh, for what it’s worth, I trust you and your comrades more than I trust them, too. I always know where y’all stand, and I never feel like you’re hiding anything from me.

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