The Revolution Will Be Photographed

Here in Massachusetts, the revolution continues to bubble. While most Coakley signs are gone from yards, a few Scott Brown signs remain. This one is from a yard down the road that, back in October of 2008, had an Obama sign proudly planted:

Rest assured, Massachusetts (and by extension, America) is not resting on its laurels. Flushed with victory, the grassroots movement has learned its power and is ready to flex its muscles. Give us more good candidates and we will support them in every way we can. It’s not just a Massachusetts thing. By November, perhaps President Obama will get the message:

“…this man doesn’t really understand what the public is telling him. He just thinks we’re “angry.” He’s wrong – we’re furious and we’re furious because he blames everyone but himself and seems psychologically incapable of taking responsibility.

How on earth does such a popular president who has majorities in both houses of Congress (including a supermajority in the Senate) manage to so alienate so many people that the mid-term elections this year are likely to be a disaster for him and his party? Rhetorical question, no answer necessary.

Good people of both parties have had it. There are plenty of places where we can channel our anger constructively — by voting out some bad guys and voting in some good ones. There are a lot of seats at stake here, and some really good contenders. Now that Mr. Brown is going to Washington, we’re looking for a few more good men and women to support.

If you can’t hear us now, you will in November.



6 Responses to The Revolution Will Be Photographed

  1. Tom says:

    Hey Stoutcat, well said. I just want to caution us all to step back a little, lest we make the same mistake that the lefties did when they anointed Obama. We should not expect that Mr. Brown will be everything we conservatives want in a Senator. A giant leap forward compared to the sack of crap that vacated the seat, to be sure, but we shouldn’t saddle him with unfair and or undeserved expectations. To begin with, I’m a little uneasy about his quick praise of Kennedy and Kerry, neither of which deserve anything but our scorn. He could have been polite as he approached his first term without kissing their shoes. To paraphrase John Houseman, let’s give him his merit badges the old fashioned way, let him earn them.

    • Stoutcat says:

      Thanks Tom. I agree, and being from Massachusetts, I know, perhaps better than most, that a Mass Republican is more like a JFK Democrat of earlier years than like a Republican of today. We can only remember the old saying, “The perfect is the enemy of the good.” And if we insist on perfection, well, I think we’ll be waiting a long time. That said, I understand your unease of his praise of Kennedy and Kerry (in fact, Alan wrote about that here), but I think it was more a civility thing than an actual “kissing of the shoes” as you so eloquently said. However, I tend to side with Heinlein, when he wrote:

      “Moving parts in rubbing contact require lubrication to avoid excessive wear. Honorifics and formal politeness provide lubrication where people rub together. Often the very young, the untravelled, the naive, the sophisticated deplore these formalities as ’empty,’ ‘meaningless,’ or ‘dishonest,’ and scorn to use them. No matter how ‘pure’ their motives, they thereby throw sand into machinery that does not work too well at best.”

      Common courtesy and an occasional “My esteemed colleague” goes a long way, especially these days, and probably especially in Congress.

  2. Gerry Ashley says:

    I doubt if Obama will ever acknowledge the vast discontent Americans are feeling as being of his own doing (or lack thereof). He’d rather let the democratic party implode than to admit he’s messed things up. His ego is just “too big to fail” in his own vision.

    For months, any criticism sent his way was deflected by “Stepford Voters” by saying, “That’s not fair… he hasn’t even been in office for a year yet…” May I point out to those people that neither had George W. Bush when 9/11 took place. Yet those same people who wanted us to give Obama at least a year of On-The-Job-Training weren’t quite so generous with President Bush, were they?

    Obama is simply incapable of accepting blame for anything. He stands in front of the microphone and tosses out sound bites like “The Buck Stops With ME!” as he flashes his “That’s right – I’m cool!” smile of fake sincerety. But the moment the buck shows up at his desk, he immediately resorts to, “Nuh-nuh-nooo… uh, I inherited that from the Bush administration.”

    Nope, Barry steadfastly refuses to see anything he’s doing as anything but a solution. He’s already spinning the Massachusetts Senate loss. And nowhere in his explanation was a single buck left upon his desk. Just another example of his arrogance in assuming we’re too gullible to catch that. We’re not.

    The problem, for Obama, is neither are a growing number of liberals any more.

  3. paul says:

    your website is stupid

  4. soraya sussman says:

    Why do we expect any other reaction from a undocumented president that everything about him
    is sealed. He has been a liar from the biginning.
    Starting with his pastor, never admitted he is
    bi-racial and attacked his own grand parents who
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    all his friends are revelutionaries and marxist.
    His handlers could not control him well enough and finally the REAL Barak, Barry, Soroto Hussein
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