Wednesday, January 20, 2010

'The People' Have Spoken: Brown's Victory Makes Tea Party Movement Legit

My Fellow Americans,

What a difference a year makes.

A year ago, today, President Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America.  Carrying him through his campaign was the buoyant motto: "hope and change."  It's funny what that motto stands for in 2010 instead of 2009 -- or even 2008.

A year ago, today, the last thing on Obama's mind was losing the gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey -- two states that strongly supported Obama in the Presidential race -- let alone Scott Brown (nobody even knew about Mr. Brown).  He was too busy having thoughts of health care reform, cap and tax, and sugar plums dancing in his head. 

In his opinion, and in the opinion of many liberals both in the government and the media, Obama was untouchable.  Nobody could possibly think ill of him or not support his goals for the country.

What a difference a year makes.

During his campaign, Obama promised not to raise taxes on those making $250,000 (well, health care will take care of that) and to allow for more transparency within his administration (health care took care of that one, too).  Another lying politican is not change, Mr. President -- it's more of the same.  And I don't know what you meant by "hope," but redistribution of wealth and bigger government are not things this country is (or ever was) hoping for.

There's a commerical often shown on the Fox News Channel for The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine.  In speaking of Obama, the commerical says: "He promises change.  But, what kind of change?  Are taxes going up?  Is the economy heading down?  As change blows through Washington..."  It's the last part about "change [blowing] through Washington" that interests me.  While it may not be true for Obama, it is certainly evident courtesy of the Tea Party movement.

The Tea Party movement has brought about the change -- real change.  You don't believe me?  Ask R. Creigh Deeds, Jon Corzine, and Martha Coakley.  They will tell you.

Just a few weeks ago, nobody really cared about Scott Brown.  To the Democrats and the Coakley campaign, the election in Massachusetts was a mere formality.  Of course, Martha Coakley would win -- especially since it was the "Liberal Lion's" former seat.

But, it wasn't the late Ted Kennedy's seat -- according to Brown.  It was the "People's Seat."  And as people got to know Brown, they saw a guy who got it.  Brown understands this country -- at least that's how he ran his campaign. 

He understands what the people of America want -- real change.  As we have found out -- and the Obama administration can't seem to grasp this -- you don't bring about change by just saying it over and over, then doing the same thing as your fellow politicans.

Obama, Coakley, and the Democrats miscalculated.  They misjudged the voter sentiment in this country.  I believe it will cost them.  I believe what you are seeing today is something that will be talked about in the history books.

It's funny, the first American Revolution started in Massachusetts -- and if the Tea Partiers have anything to say about it -- it looks like a second one will have started in the Bay State as well.

A large part of the reason for a revolution back then was that the people were governed without representation.  I don't see how that's any different from today.  While politicans in D.C. say they have the best interest of the American people at heart, what they say couldn't be further from the truth.  In my opinion, we have been governed without real representation for years.

And as Brown said in his victory speech last night, "You deserve better!"

With his election last night -- and the elections of Republican governors in VA and NJ -- the Tea Party movement is legitimized.  A second American Revolution is upon us.  We The People are making it happen and will continue to do so.  Finally, real 'hope and change' can be sought -- by our actions -- not just a good political orator's words.

What a difference a year makes.

Bring on November.

- The Refounding Father

PS: This one's for you, Mary Jo!

(photos: Google)

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