Another Vision Of America-- In Virginia
We've watched and heard an awful lot of manufactured hatred and deep-seated ugliness in the last few days-- expressed as a function of greedy, selfish corporations who want to suck us all dry-- and a political party desperate for a way to stop its well-deserved free-fall. There will be plenty more in the weeks to come as the GOP/Big Insurance Hate Machine, stoked by the Limbaughs and Hannitys and Becks and Dobbses, gears up for a fight against America. As author Timothy Egan pointed out in the NY Times a few days ago, "America must fail in order for President Obama to fail."
But there's another, more uplifting vision of our country besides the one you're seeing in the blind, angry outbursts from the self-righteous and "a-little-knowledge-can-be-a-dangerous-thing" Ron Paul cadres across the country. I thought this video of a Creigh Deeds rally in Virginia captured it pretty well. This is my America: