Volunteers fanned out across the Birmingham area and Alabama Saturday to pump up enthusiasm for President Barack Obama's budget proposal in much the same way they did to win over voters during the presidential campaign.As far as I'm concerned, it's great to band together to get organized politically, to change the face of government through political means.
About 30 volunteers in Birmingham canvassed shopping areas and other high-traffic locations to talk about the need for health care reform, an education overhaul and environmentally friendly energy development.
I'm wondering what these folks are organizing for?
Those who gathered at Kelly Ingram Park in downtown Birmingham were urged to enlist others who share Obama's vision and to stay away from trying to convert naysayers.Not looking for a fight? But later, when they have an army, they'll be looking for a fight?
"We're looking for supporters," said DeHaven of Hoover, one of the event's organizers. "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."
I don't know what kind of fighting these people are talking about, but they'd best be prepared to reap the whirlwind if they sow the breeze.
There are certain folks in this country who are concerned about the way the political winds are blowing, and they're drawing parallels from the history books. They guys over at Sipsey Street are watching the wind closely.
It behooves us all to watch for a coming storm and prepare for the weather.