I am watching Don Lemon on CNN. They are talking to Republican talking heads.
If this is what they think Republican voters are I am so glad that I have NOTHING to do with the GOP.
Does the media even begin to understand that for most conservatives, Obama is yesterday's news? We got it! I believe we are MUCH more offended by Boehner and McConnell and the rest of the GOP establishment.
We expect to disagree with the progressive left. But we have been betrayed and lied to by "our own."
Over that, I, for one, am D O N E with all of them. We are never going to fix our nation by starting with D.C.
Maybe it is because I just spent the day in media and politician hell, but I really am so frustrated by everyone who just keeps bringing it back to what politician X or Y did.
I just saw my appearance on CNN. I recorded it earlier today. They edited the heart out of it. I wish they would have left the real conversation - the meaningful conversation Don and I had.
Nope. They left in the stupid Palin "dog" question and left out my reaching out and begging, pleading and making a real case that those questions and comments are a waste of our nation's time.
We need to stop empowering these political games. Who in the media will be brave enough to have an entirely new conversation?
I wish CNN would post online the unedited interview, because Don and I, who don't agree on very much politically, made real progress as people. Even if it was for just five minutes.
Why doesn't someone dial test something entirely new? Honesty. Truth. Decency. Compassion.
I have just wasted 40 minutes of my day watching the news.
People are dying, 8-year-old girls are being raped right now, homosexuals are being beaten and stoned to death and men and boys are being beheaded and their moms sold into slavery.
I am done with this. If I can't fix my own radio show and get my own show to begin to take action of healing, help and decency then I need to go away myself.
I don't know how much more I can do and fail.
This isn't about anyone else but me. Maybe I need to leave the media and public life and just walk the walk in my own neighborhood and life.
Each of us are going to be held responsible for our own actions and our friends, family and everything that is meaningful is on fire and we are engaging in a clown show or an angry venting.
Both are important, but I just can't do it anymore.
Ben Franklin said around 1773 that he could no longer be with friends anymore. Because most failed to understand the gravity of what was really happening in the world.
He felt almost dirty by talking about normal things. I feel the same way.
God is going to make me account for every moment of air-time, every word and every action I chose to put my effort behind.
I am not the man I need to be.
These times require a Lincoln, Gandhi, Mandela or King.
I don't know if they exist or if any of them would even be listened to today. We have sold our principles for power in our parties. We have lost the ability to reason and we certainly don't even begin to engage in a real and authentic conversation.
I am sorry to be a downer. But it is the truth of how I feel tonight.
Tomorrow, I am going to share the speech I didn't finish at the Capitol today - because we only can stand 10 minutes per speaker. I will ask if CNN will allow me to play the unedited interview (that makes Don Lemon real and really likable). But we couldn't play that because we only have 8 minutes and we have to talk about the latest stupid thing someone has said.
America can listen or not. But maybe sooner rather than later, you and I will just gather under some new "liberty tree" and have real conversations and take real and meaningful action.
No one will cover it... But the best part is:
NONE OF US WILL CARE.
From Orlando, where one man did change the world, but people are working harder than ever to tear him down 50 years after his death.
Good night America.
God lives and He will set things right with or without us.
PS: I am turning off my iPad without proof reading this. So sorry if it doesn't make complete sense, but you get the gist.
Watch a segment of the interview via CNN below.