It’s still the change you can believe in.
Don’t know about you, but lately the news has been making me feel sick and crazy, as if no solution is possible. I found myself wishing Obama were scheduled to speak again sometime soon, and then I remembered how they have the "send comments" thing on the White House website, and I thought, you know, why not. So I wrote that, but in doing so I remembered he does the weekly address by video, and then of course there it was. So I watched.
Now I’m linking.
Take five minutes and watch it. No, it’s not all super-simple, but this is a reminder that it can be simpler. I love his conviction when he speaks. I love the light in his eye, and I love his words. I feel so much better, and–pardon the cliché–I feel hopeful.
I swear to God I’m going to take fifteen minutes tomorrow and send a letter to my Congressman and my Senators and say, as their constituent, to work with Obama and stop obstructing everything. This is not the time for politics. Let’s get shit done.
So am I.
The system we have now might work for the powerful and well-connected interests that have run Washington for far too long, but I don’t. I work for the American people. I didn’t come here to do the same thing we’ve been doing or to take small steps forward, I came to provide the sweeping change that this country demanded when it went to the polls in November. That is the change this budget starts to make, and that is the change I’ll be fighting for in the weeks ahead – change that will grow our economy, expand our middle-class, and keep the American Dream alive for all those men and women who have believed in this journey from the day it began.
Thanks for listening.