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Game On...

02/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

If he actually makes good on these words, and those that oppose such ideas purely out of political incentive or spite can be quelled, then maybe all the suffering of the last eight years may not have been in vain. Obviously for those who have lost family in unnecessary wars, who have lost friends in preventable floods, and who have lost their financial security to the mythical infallibility of 'the free market', there can be only so much rejoicing. But for those whose main loss has been only their faith... faith in the promise of our country, the intelligence of its citizens, and the morality of our people, we can only hope that this will not be a prelude to overly cautious 'centrism' and four-to-eight years of bending over backwards to appease a vocal minority who would never stand by us. We, as liberals, progressives, and as American citizens have a president, we have congress, we have an overwhelming electoral victory, a sweeping mandate, and the political capital that comes with it. To quote Thom Hartmann, "Activism begins with you, Democracy begins with you, get out there, get active! Tag, you're it!"

Game on...

Scott Mendelson