This evening I received an email from Mitch Stewart, Director of Organizing for America.

Yesterday’s disappointing election results show deep discontent with the pace of change. I know the OFA community and the President share that frustration.

We also saw what we knew to be true all along: Any change worth making is hard and will be fought at every turn. While it doesn’t take away the sting of this loss, there is no road to real change without setbacks along the way.

We could have simply sought to do things that were easy, that wouldn’t stir up controversy. But changes that aren’t controversial rarely solve the problem.

Our country continues to face the same fundamental challenges it faced yesterday. Our health care system still needs reform. Wall Street still needs to be held accountable. We still need to create good jobs. And we still need to continue building a clean energy economy.

The President isn’t walking away from these challenges. In fact, his determination and resolve are only stronger. We must match that commitment with our own.

But it won’t be easy. Real change never is. For that reason, I am grateful you’re part of this fight with us.

Thank you,


Excuse me? “(D)iscontent with the pace of change”? Are the Democrats really that dense? Your “change” is being “fought at every turn” by Americans across the country who are sick and tired of being ignored after they told you they don’t want your healthcare “reform”. Your administrations idea of holding Wall Street accountable is by handing them billions of dollars so the executives can still have a bonus.
Unemployment was around 8% when you took office and now it is at 10% and climbing. You haven’t “saved” any jobs but you sure have killed more then a few. What exactly is a “clean energy economy”? There are plenty of American companies that are working towards clean energy but have they received any support from your stimulus package? Last I saw Tesla Motors, which has built the first truly innovative all electric sports car (Zero to 60 in 3.9 seconds, 125 MPH top end and a 244 mile range) that the public would love to own, hasn’t received a dime.

The President isn’t walking away from these “challenges” because he doesn’t care what you think. Hell be Damned that over half of Americans think this is a bad reform bill.

Real change never is easy. For that reason, the Democrats will try to find a way to skirt the system yet again. It is my hope that the slap upside the head that occurred in Massachusetts on Tuesday will cause the moderate Democrats to take pause and realize that they will face the same result in November should they continue on this path.