While I'm still a long ways from feeling overly confident about Romney’s prospects in November, I’m heartened by signs of anxiety and even desperation among those on the left. One such sign was an e-mail I received yesterday from MoveOn.org titled “We’re Getting Beat”:
We're getting beat and it's time to wake up.
The unlimited money ushered in by Citizens United means the right wing could outspend progressives 2 to 1 this election—and Romney's just out raised President Obama for the third straight month.
Congressional Republicans sabotaged our economic recovery by crashing the debt ceiling and blocking every jobs measure put forward by the president. Republican governors drastically cut jobs, offsetting private sector job gains. Now Romney is blaming Obama for high unemployment.
Republicans passed Jim Crow style voter suppression laws that will disenfranchise millions of progressive voters, targeting low income folks, people of color, and the young.
And the worst of it is—we're still asleep. Because despite all this, a Gallup Poll shows that Democrats are much less enthusiastic about voting than Republicans. That means we lose.
You lose, we win. Let’s hope their concern is indeed warranted.