What Digby says: The lesson for us is that civic involvement is important even if you feel like you are screaming into the void. Whatever you may thi
June 15, 2008

What Digby says:

The lesson for us is that civic involvement is important even if you feel like you are screaming into the void. Whatever you may think of them personally, people like Cindy Sheehan make a bigger difference than we think --- her encampment at Crawford the summer of 2005 was a turning point in public opinion on the war. People who studied the issues on blogs and elsewhere and took that information into their workplaces and dinner tables also made a difference. Joining advocacy groups, getting out the vote, donating what you can spare --- all of it. That's what creates the political environment in which these people govern our country and they are acutely aware of what's going on out there more than ever before. It matters.

I believe that John McCain will be defeated in November. But we can't take anything for granted. There is no doubt now that there is nothing --- nothing --- that John McCain won't do or say to get elected.

Help Us Fight Back Against Social Media Censorship

Facebook has been limiting the visibility of our posts after a series of bogus violations. We need your help now more than ever.

Discussion

We are currently migrating to Disqus

On May 14, 2022, we started migrating our comments from Insticator back to Disqus. During this transition period, some posts will have Insticator and some Disqus. For more information on the transition, as well as information regarding old C&L accounts, please see this post.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.