Brown Fires First Shot Of Second American Revolution

First and foremost, Grand Rants wishes to congratulate Scott Brown in his victory over Atty Gen. Martha Coakley in yesterday’s Massachusetts special election. We salute Sen. Brown, his staff, and his supporters state-wide for running a clean campaign. While a smug President Obama cruised into town last weekend to downplay the Brown threat, mocking Scott’s pickup truck, it was Brown who used his the truck to skillfully navigate through Coakley’s negative campaign, taking only the high roads. Obama and Coakley just didn’t get that this is what America wants and desperately needs at this time. Let them wallow in the gutter, Scott’s a class act.

However, amidst the joy of victory, there comes some sobering realities and points that need to be acknowledged:

  • The election victory may be the end of the campaign, but it’s only the beginning of Brown’s work. And he seems eager to get going.
  • This was not just Scott Brown’s victory… it was America’s victory. In one of the bluest states in the country, Democrats, Independents, and Republicans came together to vote for the candidate that best reflects the mood of the country.
  • The voters of Massachusetts restored the meanings of the words “Hope” and “Change” to their original definitions.
  • This was nothing less than a vote of “No Confidence” for the President and the Democrat-controlled Congress for virtually their entire agenda of the past year.

This was the shot across the bow, telling the democrats in Congress — specifically Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Barney Frank — that the second American Revolution has begun.  And the enemy is our own Congress which has steadfastly refused to listen to the will of the people they supposedly represent. Last night, it was only one state, but Massachusetts spoke for tens of millions of Americans, with a unified message:

  • “We’re done with your games. You promised accountability and have given us none.”
  • “You assured us of a transparent and ethical Congress and have delivered everything but that. We will fix that this November.”
  • “We will NOT be dictated to by a bunch of elitist frauds. You work for us and it’s about damn time you remembered that.”
  • “Did we stutter?  We reject the healthcare bill, categorically.  It’s about damn time you respected the will of the people.”
  • “Read our Lips: No more new taxes.”
  • “Cap & Trade? Not in this country!”

And finally, to  President Obama and his peanut gallery of tax cheats, pedophile supporters, and outright communists/socialists:

  • “You thought you could implement your agenda to convert the United States to your socialist goals, circumventing the entire political process set up some 235 years ago. You were wrong. We will remember this.”
  • “You thought you had the right to destroy  the free enterprise system and capitalism as we know it. You tried, but again: You were wrong. This, too, we will remember.”
  • “You are not more powerful than the Constitution. It’s just the opposite. Your job is to support and defend it, not circumvent it. That’s part of your oath of office and it’s about time you start doing that. To date, you have done far more to harm it than protect it. We notice. You were wrong. This, too, we will remember.”
  • “You thought America would stay sleeping while you bypassed the normal vetting process, surrounding yourself with ‘Czars,’ many of whom would not pass a background check to drive a school bus. You were wrong. This, too, we will remember.”
  • “You thought you could ‘divide and conquer’ and destroy our society by creating a caste system between union workers and non-union workers. You were wrong.  This, too, we will remember.”
  • “Perhaps most important: You were elected President, not dictator. Any — and let me make myself clear — any continued attempt at circumventing the appropriate political process for implementing any changes will be met with challenge. You work for us. Not the other way around. And, with all due respect, Mr. President, it’s about time you learned that.”

Gerry Ashley


8 Responses to Brown Fires First Shot Of Second American Revolution

  1. Birdseed Anarchist says:

    I’m gonna save this post of yours, it is the “Holy Grail” in my opinion. You have said it all, and eloquently. I have always had trouble saying what I really want to say about these issues of the day and this is going to help me a lot. Thanks!

    • Gerry Ashley says:

      Thank-you, Birdseed… but in all honesty, I think I just tapped into the general feeling of frustration we’ve all felt over this past year.

      But the victory means nothing if we don’t all work together to take advantage of the full measure of this opportunity to return sanity to our government. The job is far greater than we might think on the surface. There are huge problems on both sides of the aisle. They all need to be addressed. But if we can elect a Republican to take the seat held by Ted Kennedy for 40+ years, it tells me we’re ready to take action.

      I was serious when I said this was just the first shot in the revolution. Of course, I was speaking metaphorically. But it’s time to work hand-in-hand with a new breed of politicians who understand they are public servants, not public beneficiaries.

      Fasten your seat belts, folks. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride. But our destination is in sight and its well worth the effort.

      Thanks again for your kind comment.


  2. Josie says:

    Wow!! Gerry – well done!!

    • Gerry Ashley says:

      Thank-you, Josie. You may get a kick out of knowing I wrote that in the wee hours of the morning. I couldn’t stand the tension of waiting for the results last night to trickle in. So I decided to go to a movie and lose myself in “The Book of Eli.” Then (according to my logic), “When the movie is over, I’ll go home and know instantly, one way or the other.”

      I sat through the movie, fidgeting, wondering, “I wonder how many precincts have reported in?” In the end, I enjoyed the movie, but the my thoughts crossed back and forth between the movie and wondering numerous times until at one point, I had to ask myself, “Wait a second… which party did Denzel Washington represent?”

      Next time, I’ll go to an animated movie.

      Thanks again.


      • D. Peterson says:

        Mr. Ashley,
        I thank you for being forthright, but accurately politically succinct. While I am in the minority until Nov 2010, I am hearing many “liberals” that are not happy with the results of Nov 2008 election.

        I served in the US Air Force for 10+ years only to be forced to resign because of OFFICE POLITICS. My mental health was more important to me than the retirement benefits.
        I see a lot of that same type of problem happening again in today’s society and it troubles me greatly. I hope that the U.S. registered voters will wake up and be conscientious voters, voting for the best solutions for the United States of America, not their greedy self interests.

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  4. smokedsalmoned says:

    What makes Obamas comment on Browns Truck even stupider than the fact that he mocks a GMC product when he owns GM is that
    COAKLEY DRIVES A NISSAN SUV – foreign and not green.

    • Stoutcat says:

      Hey, that’s a very good point! Never noticed Coakley’s ride before. And what makes Obama’s sneer at Brown’s truck even more hypocritical is that we all now own Government Motors, right?

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