Sunday, November 23, 2014

Reflecting a Bit More Deeply Before the New Year, Supporting the President's Agenda & Moving Forward...



^^^ Reflecting in a Violet Hour courtesy of: Serenity in the Garden


In the aftermath of the November 4, 2014 election, I’m feeling like I want to go dark until January 2, 2015 but I can’t and I can’t because anti-U.S. Government GOP has been/will be working 24/7 to destroy President Obama’s Agenda and to throw the proverbial baby out with the proverbial bath water and create their dream land (or 50 of them, I should probably say…)

Having said that, I am action oriented, I am reflection oriented and once the reflection is done I am action oriented again.
The problem for me after November 4th has been ~ what to reflect on before taking action again? 

Like many, I had done everything in my power to give President Obama (and the next Democratic President, be it a she or a he) a Congress he could work with but my desired outcome was not attained.

Frankly, I’m not sure why. I get the litany of strategic and tactical reasons listed by both parties this year and in previous years and I am not interested in rehashing them here.  But. What I don’t get is why we don’t win. I mean really ~ why don’t we win? If we have the numbers we should be capable of overcoming the strategies and the tactics. Shouldn’t we?

So, I decided to reflect on three of the biggest Democratic losers in recent time: Former Vice President Al Gore, Former Senator John Kerry and Former Senator Hillary Clinton and to ponder more deeply why some of the best we have to offer have been rejected.




Heads up! I cannot provide the answer. It simply has not come to me yet but if anything clicks in my mind you-all will be the first to know.

What I am going to do, though, is to ask you-all to take a few hours of your time and listen to these Leaders of our Party (past and present) and to do your own contemplation and ~ perhaps ~ share your answers with me!

So, let’s reflect on one speech per person ~ not wallow ~ and move on better informed today than we were yesterday come the New Year:


Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore

Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance speech December 2007




Former U.S. Senator John Kerry

 Remarks at the Transformational Trends Forum November 2014




Former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton 

Remarks on American Leadership January 2013




I so look forward to hearing serious thoughts.

Thank you!


G.


(If you have any trouble opening videos, the direct links are here:)

Al Gore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahN50abNc4s
John Kerry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu-PNm9TUN0
Hillary Clinton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B3wBkYK3Es