(To the tune of “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore,” sung by Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond.)
You don’t bring us Bushies;
You don’t sing on lefties …
You hardly read my blog anymore
When I write all my thoughts at the end of the day.
I remember when you couldn't wait to tell us,
Used to hate to leave us
Uninformed on latest news at night …
When it's good for your view,
And you're feeling all right …
When you just get offline and turn out the light,
And you don't bring us big news anymore …
It used to be so natural …
It used to be ...
To talk about politics …
But used-to-bes don't count anymore
Not since Dems took the floor
When we swept them away.
And, BJ, we remember all the things you taught us …
We learned how to laugh, and we learned how to cry …
Well, we learned who was right, and we learned who would lie …
So, you’d think I could learn how to tell you goodbye.
So you think we could learn from some other guy?
You don't bring us big news anymore?
Well, you’d think I could learn to convince the other guy.
‘Cause you don’t really need me …
We still like to read you …
Obama’s been in six months,
And all folks do is gripe.
Can’t get any real news,
All I get is hype.
I know how to research, and I know how to write,
But I just get off and turn out the light.
No one’s ever satisfied
With the truth and the right …
And I don’t feel like bloggin’ anymore.
I have been deeply affected by yesterday’s post and its comment zone. DemWit’s intention is not to hurt readers, but to inform them. Throughout all my years of blogging, all those years of trying to enlighten about the dark side of Bush and Cheney, one old saying holds true: “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.”
No matter how well researched, how well documented, how factual.
DemWit was started as my stepchild blog while I was writing “I See My Dreams.” I took a break from blogging, then decided to archive that blog and continue this one. And, now my traffic counter registers 10,000 visits. To sit in my living room and write my thoughts, then have a visitor from some place like Kuala Lumpur, Indonesia, read them; well, that just boggles my mind.
DemWit’s mission these days is not to cover The Big Story. There are about a million sites where readers can find those. I’m just writing about things which are on my mind and letting the chips fall where they may.
I’ve lost a couple of very faithful readers along the way, and I guess I’ll always wonder about the “why,” but I’m very appreciative of the remaining faithful.
DemWit is not shooting for big numbers. As I’ve written before, it’s been the strangest and seemingly most insignificant posts which have attracted the most visitors. This blog is an outlet for me – a chance to write and to share my thoughts, nothing more.
So, thanks for reading and for sharing yours!