As with Scott Brown, a message has been sent. The way my brother the activist put it-
This is not the change we voted for, and we’ll keep voting until we get it!
Particularly encouraging to me was the commentary on MSNBC. Even the dimmest bulb (and I admit it’s hard to find a single candlepower between them) seemed to understand that the voters of Pennsylvania and Arkansas are extremely unhappy with Beltway business as usual (though also as usual they refused to recognize their own mendacious complicity).
Last night was a clean sweep. The results could not have been any better. My congratulations and gratitude to those who helped make this victory possible.
And yet it is but an infinitesimal incremental step. Lost in the gasbag noise was the fact that Financial Reform is as gutted and useless as Health Care before it.
That’s why we can not give up.
It is our duty as citizens to speak up, not shut up. To point out as loudly and persistently as we can the failures and lies. To make their lives as uncomfortable and miserable as possible.
You see, the thing a bigot most craves is to be as bigoted as they want in public and either applauded for it or to intimidate others into silence. Just so these thieves. Their pompous egos fear the merest prick to their inflated sense of self importance. Did you see Specter’s concession? He couldn’t believe it. He was speechless.
Denying them our approval is the very least we can do.
And so this morning we wake with new resolve, fortified by the knowledge we can make a difference.
Si se puede.
Or as another blogger who posts here might say- Yell Louder.