Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Hope Is Not Enough

David Dayen reports from the progressive America's Future Now! conference where attendees have concluded that hope is not enough. The focus of the liberal conference is on the future of progressive movement:

David Dayen at firedoglake: Surly is about the best word to describe this conference in Washington after the first day. . Progressives – and at this conference, you can even include the institutional groups in that – are just unhappy. . . Attendees expressed that they can no longer – if they ever could have – expect this Administration to do the right thing, and that they must be pushed aggressively from the outside. . I don’t know where all this anger is going to go, but it’s nice to know it exists. If it didn’t, I’d think something was wrong.