My friends - this is a tough read but read you must. From William River's Pitt on truthout.org.
I don't have much time tonight to summarize but I will quickly write that one must be both an optimist, and a realist. Will's article is an awesome reality check. It is hopeful and inspirational. DO NOT EVER GIVE UP.
Will's conclusion (it will help you get through the article).
The moral? That which unites the Left is far, far greater than that which divides them. Yes, there are seemingly insurmountable obstacles standing in the way. Yes, frustration and despair are rampant. Yet when the righteousness, passion and strength of the Left are combined, they can stand up next to a mountain and chop it down with the edge of their hand.
Stand Up Next to a Mountain