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    Ev’rything’s coming up Dusty!

    Chris Geidner at Law Dork: Many people would say that we shouldn’t need to “wait” for equality, and they would be right.  But let’s be clear that having the patience to take careful, intentional steps that will best accomplish our goals, which is Andrew’s point,  is not the same thing as being told that our issues don’t matter and that we’ll just need to wait on our changes.  This isn’t waiting for waiting’s sake; this is waiting so that solutions are real and permanent.

    People want change and we want it now, but that’s not going to make it reality.  Maybe, just maybe, if we give this President a chance, he could actually come through for us — with real, lasting equality advancements.

    When my friends told me you had someone new
    I didn’t believe a single word was true
    I showed them all I had faith in you
    I just kept on sayin’,

    “Oh, no—not my baby!
    Oh, no—not my sweet baby!”
    You’re not like those other guys
    Who lead you on and tell you lies

    Andrew Sullivan: The more you observe, the clearer it is that Obama is working on an eight-year time cycle. He wants deep structural change, not swift superficial grandstanding and conflict. He is taking his time and keeping his cool. The question is whether a volatile electorate in a terrible economic time will be patient enough to wait.

    My mama told me when rumors spread
    There’s truth somewhere, and I should use my head
    But I didn’t listen to what she said
    I kept right on sayin’,

    “Oh, no—not my baby!
    Oh, no—not my sweet baby!”
    You’re not like those other boys
    Who play with hearts like they were toys

    Andrew Sullivan: Obama is also, at his core, a community organiser. Community organisers do not jump into a situation and start bossing people around. They begin by listening, debating, cajoling, inspiring and delegating. Less deciders than ralliers, community organisers explain the options, inspire self-confidence and try to empower others, not themselves. If you think of Obama even on a global stage, this is his mojo. And those community organisers do not tell you to expect instant results. It takes time when you try to build real change from below. But the change is stronger, deeper and more real when it comes.

    Well, you might have had a last-minute fling
    But I am sure it didn’t mean a thing
    ‘Cause yesterday you gave me your ring
    And I’m so glad that I kept on sayin’,

    “Oh, no—not my baby!
    Oh, no—not my sweet baby!”
    You’re not like those other boys
    Who play with hearts like they were toys

    Oh, no—not my baby!
    Oh, no—not my sweet baby!
    Oh, no—not my baby!
    No, no, no, no—not my sweet baby!
    Oh, no—not my baby!
    Oh, no—not my sweet baby!

    dustyultimate

    Soundtrack available here.

    Via Instapundit.

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