I'm not a fan. I'm not a Democrat. I'm not fooled by the antics of both sides in the current budget debate/circus. But... this is powerful and filled with truth. Take away the comments he makes about the president. They're political and this is above politics. There's a narrative here that he's tracing out that deserves to be heard. It's the one drilled into a group of little girls every week at New Hope. "If you have done it to the least of these, MY people, you have done it unto Me."
We've lost something meaningful in America. There's a balance we've lost, maybe forever, between empowering people through freedom to go as far as their abilities and talents can take them - the nexus of
My parents both were dirt poor. It was a match made in Macon. Sharecropper marries mill village lint head. They pulled themselves up through a combination of grit, determination, help from others
How have we gotten to the point where it's okay to cut what some people live on while others pay no taxes at all?
How have we developed groups of people who think they are entitled to more than what our ancestors were - opportunity, a fair shake, and the right to pursue their own happiness?
How is it that we can have people having to choose between their heart medicine and eating tonight?
I guess I'm on shaky ground here with some who will read this, but I might as well go all in.
This friends, to me, is not a Republican or Democratic issue.
This is a decision we make that determines what we really believe about America.
And Keith Olbermann gets that.