Monday, February 16, 2009

We Won. Now What?

crossposted as Pull Up a Chair 24 january 2009 at firedoglake


What a week! Trying to say "President Obama" without stopping in awe right there. He is not the answer to all our problems but isn't it amazing we have gotten this far?

Think about 4, 5, 6 years ago how bleak things were looking for our nation. It's been a long hard slog with little to show for it until recently. Suddenly there is so much potential!

In a way, we have a new problem of choosing among many attractive possibilities. We've gone from a situation where we had to fight for every inch to where we have the high ground at last. What next?

I would love to hear from fellow pups, what are your priorities in the new administration? We've seen some first steps by the new president and his team: no more torture, close Guantanamo, close the CIA prisons, return to diplomacy instead of bullying our way around the world.

What else should we be doing? What are your priorities?

And I would especially invite those who have never commented before, or rarely commented, to chime in here. It's a new day - we need everybody!

So pour yourself another cup of hot cocoa, take as many of those little marshmallows as you want, and pull up a chair....

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