“As parents, we can have no joy, knowing that this government is not sufficiently lasting to ensure any thing which we may bequeath to posterity: And by a plain method of argument, as we are running the next generation into debt, we ought to do the work of it, otherwise we use them meanly and pitifully. In order to discover the line of our duty rightly, we should take our children in our hand, and fix our station a few years farther into life; that eminence will present a prospect, which a few present fears and prejudices conceal from our sight.” – Thomas Paine, Common Sense
What did he/she say?
“Chronic Political Fatigue Syndrome — it is spreading. City, county and state government budget issues are daily headlines, as is 24-hour coverage of health care “reform,” financial regulation “reform,” cap-and-trade policies, unemployment benefits, terrorism trials, ethics charges, resigning committee members, resigning congressmen, palace intrigue and so on.
If the goal is to try to do so many things and move so many stories forward that everyone is so confused and exhausted that they give up, the Democratic Party might be winning.
We cannot break.
“I urge every American who wants this reform to make their voice heard. … I want you to stand with me and fight with me,” said President Barack Obama during his speech Monday at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa. “And I ask you to help us get us over the finish line these next few weeks.”
He wants to fight to get over the finish line.
Our goal is to hold the line. We have to try.” – Jackie Gingrich Cushman, Don’t Quit — Beat the Chronic Political Fatigue Syndrome