Taking Over The Democratic Party

LiberalOasis talks about where to go from here, now that liberals seem to be getting control of the Democratic party again:

“We must phrase our arguments — whether on TV, in the blogosphere, in letters to the editor, or in personal conversations – in ways that find common ground and speak to the fundamental concerns and hopes of non-liberals.”

This is something I’ve been thinking about lately. We have to recognize how far from our own thinking most Americans are at this point. As just one example, MOST Americans still think that Iraq was behind the 9/11 attack. How do we break through that? We don’t do it by just repeating that Bush is a liar. We don’t do it by expressing anger. We have to make a solid, positive case when talking to people who have had no source of information beyond Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and the corporate media. There’s a lot of work to do.