The Case against Liberal Despair.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 1, 2012
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Activist Pathology.

Like water for a thirsty moderate: we here at elephant have been supportive and defending President Obama for three lonely years.

“the political process only works for those who stick with it through thick and thin—not those who give up on the process.”

This video is from a few months back. Since moderate-conservative Andrew Sullivan’s national-conversation-shifting article [a must read], fortunes have already changed meaningfully for our once-beleaguered, politically-vulnerable President Obama.

“The Case Against Liberal Despair: Michelle Goldberg issues a reality check to those liberal activists who now despair electoral politics, Obama and the squalid compromises of governing.”



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “The Case against Liberal Despair.”

  1. historical perspective aside, people abandoned obama because obama has caved on important issue after important issue and has shown that he represents the corporations rather than the people.

  2. […] election season, and–head in hands–we’re at a loss for what to do or even how to think about the way our country runs anymore. Talking politics means preaching to the choir, a.k.a. […]

  3. […] 6: Start conversations with, “You know what I hate about Obama?” with your super liberal relatives, wait for it to get heated and walk […]

  4. […] children of light are also found amongst the large number of individuals who have come to despair of politics in general, and have largely adopted a reflexive “pox on both your houses” attitude. This attitude is best […]