Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Our Grass Roots Are Showing...

Well, it looks like those of us who are disenchanted and disgusted with the policies of the far right have made themselves heard. The Democrats have taken control of the House, and have achieved at least a narrow margin in the Senate (although I think the GOP may hang onto that one for now).

Lest the Dems start congratulating themselves too loudly, however, I would remind them of the tone that the GOP took the morning after the last presidential election. Tom Reynolds basically channelled every Old-Boy-in-the-clubhouse-locker-room when he talked about Nancy Pelosi's (and the Democrats') "big black eye."

Well, two years and countless scandals later, he might regret that choice of words. The problem is, as always, they got too big and too cocky. You could clock it in Reynolds' very words, the words of an out-of-control, spiteful bully who was itching to make problems for everyone else. They immediately began doing all the rotten things they could, and smeared it in our faces.

Our hundreds of millions of faces. Angry faces. Just biding our time until they fucked up real big.

Actually, we didn't have to wait long for the fuck-up--that came right away. The long wait was for the elections.

So now that we've had our day and made our voices heard, the question is: what are we going to do with it? Let's not waste this opportunity and become just like the GOP! Let's put our money where our mouths are and focus in putting the power back in the peoples' hands. Remember how we fought a bloody war over 200 years ago against being ruled by a machine--an absentee one, at that. Let's not be "the machine" here at home! There are lots of really inspired grass roots movements going on, and these are where we should be paying attention. As fractured as we were after the last election, let's try to be that unified now.

(Oh, yeah--but let's still try to prosecute Karl Rove and Dick Cheney. They're useless human beings.)


In other news, I had my first "Rudolph" rehearsal last night, and I'm much less insecure now! It turns out I have a few old friends in the cast that I didn't know about, so it should be a hella fun show...

More later! Don't forget those grass roots...


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