Friday, February 17, 2012

1976 Democratic National Conference Keynote

It's going to be a kind of long year here in the US for elections and the tone is really bitter around the Presidential campaign, there are a lot of things done historically by both parties that are rather embarrassing, and the recent behavior by well just about every elected official (seriously congress doing nothing is probably saving The US way more money than the stupid super comittee could have ever done[side note to my side note I've read some really wacko theories about the super committe being an endgame for real]) but I'm most sad to have lived through a period of history that got our debt rating downgraded because of a political pissing match (and depending on how far left you lean likely about not letting a black man get re-elected).

Where am I going with this?  I don't know, it started a few weeks ago and this article a week ago about economic recovery (well really about news/pundits and their complete failure to add any value to political or economic discussions) and I started to want something better from my politicians.  I give you Barbra Jordan and her 1976 DNC keynote speech, but I want politicians to hear her admonitions: If you promise, deliver if you propose, produce and if you ask for sacrifice than be the first to give.

It's just shy of 20 minutes, but well spoken and delivered.   (Super side note I cannot believe the state of Texas elected a triple minority Black, woman and most likely a lesbian to Congress.  Mind = blown)


  1. Interesting political videos!

  2. I love this post! Thanks for finding something politically inspiring. I'm sick of the latest political news - lately it's been uninspiring to hear about republican candidates.