This bitch was lucky enough to score a copy of Laura Flanders’ new book Blue Grit True Democrats Take Back Politics for the Politicians. I even got to chat with the author last week!
Faithful flock of bitchitude, Blue Grit is a must read!
I read it…I plan to gift it…and trust that a bitch will re-read too.
Laura Flanders cuts through the bullshit and narrows in on the relationship between what should be done and what can be done to bridge the gap between the Liberal masses and the Democratic Party. She went out and talked to real people…activists, politicians, political operatives and party people …and then connected the dots to show the potential within unity.
Blue Grit pulls no punches with the Democratic Party. But Flanders does more than say Liberals aren’t happy…are beyond not happy…are pissed off, fired up and disgusted (wink) with the party…she explains why and goes on to explain why that shit is toxic.
Flanders challenges the party to tap into the nuclear power that the people represent. Will the party answer the call and utilize the Liberal people power they are currently alienating? Will they listen to the locals…the folks on the ground…to new voices and new concerns?
Will the people be patient and wait for an invitation to the dance?
I finished Blue Grit reminded that politics is ours…that we the people can do more than complain about what is – we can change what is.
Will we? Yeah, that's the question.
Anyhoo, I wanted to share this with y’all…Blue Grit (The Penguin Press; April 9, 2007 ) is a joy to read and some serious Liberal fuel.
This bitch wants to hear what y’all think of it, so be sure to let me know.