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.


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  1. What the fuck happened to the Delta I used to know? Where’s the spirit? Where’s the guts, huh? This could be the greatest night of our lives, but you’re gonna let it be the worst. “Ooh, we’re afraid to go with you Bluto, we might get in trouble.” Well just kiss my ass from now on! Not me! I’m not gonna take this. Wormer, he’s a dead man! Marmalard, dead! Niedermeyer…

    Dead! Bluto’s right. Psychotic, but absolutely right. We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional weapons that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part.

    We’re just the guys to do it.

    Let’s do it.

    Let’s do it!

    • TMC on May 19, 2010 at 10:41 am

    while we were watching the “bright, shiny object” of Tuesday’s Primaries:

    Merkley-Levin Draws Objection from Republicans; Dorgan Fighting for His Amendments

    Dorgan Pulls Off Gangster Parliamentary Move With Second-Degree Amendment UPDATE: Tabled

    Levin “Not Inclined” to Vote For Cloture on FinReg Without Vote on Merkley-Levin Amendment

    Reid Expects Cloture Vote On FinReg Tomorrow AM

    Watching a handful of extremists be allowed to shut down financial reform, as they did with health care reform. The White House is to blame for this debacle because they didn’t do what they were elected to do when they had the chance and the votes. They never tried.

    • RUKind on May 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I’m as happy that Rand Paul made it as I am that Sestak did the same. Now we need to get Halter over Blanche in the run-off.

    Off with their fucking heads! Down with the Establishment!!!

    Vote them all out! Start over again. Keep chunring and burning until we get our country back from the oligarchs.

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