Saturday, March 25, 2006

Awake Ye Sleeping Democrats!

At last comes an "Immodest [and Brilliant] Proposal" from Steve Ghaerman: Empty Envelopes for Empty Promises

For all you irate, frustrated liberals out there, this is 'A Plan' and a Must Read.

Here's the gist of it in Ghaerman's words:
Well, as the saying goes, God helps those who help themselves, and I may have a self-help formula for the millions of us suffering from “outrage fatigue” and ready to play “lead the leader.” I call it the Empty Envelope campaign, and here’s how it works. Over the next month, as the Democrats are gearing up for a campaign year where they are hoping to regain control of Congress, let’s send the Democratic Central Committee empty envelopes instead of donations: Empty envelopes for empty promises.
As entertaining as Ghaerman is, this is a remarkably workable way to light a fire under the Democratic party. For the latter reason especially, ya gotta read the entire post here.

Steve Bhaerman is a writer, humorist and uncommontator who's been posing as cosmic comic Swami Beyondananda for the past 20 years. As the Swami, Steve is the author of four books including his latest, Swami for Precedent: A 7-Step Plan to Heal the Body Politic and Cure Electile Dysfunction. His website is

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