Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mostly Good News - Some.... Not So Much

I rarely post on regular, day to day politics.  Basically, it disgusts me.  I've quoted the lovely and deadly Mrs. Graybeard saying,
Preparing for an election is like cleaning out the litter box.  It's a disgusting, revolting task that exposes you to all sorts of dirty, filthy things you'd rather never see, but if you don't do it, the job gets even more disgusting and revolting.
and I stand by that idea.  ("I'm the Silicon Graybeard and I approve this message.")
Christine O'Donnell

The latest round of primaries deserves a little comment though.  The victories of Christine O'Donnell, over entrenched RINO Mike Castle, Sharron Angle in Nevada, Joe Miller in Alaska, and Carl Paladino over Rick Lazio in New York are the biggest victories of the people over the Ruling Class that I can recall.  Christine O'Donnell is a case in point: Charles Krauthammer, whom I generally admire greatly and agree with often, endorsed her opponent because he's "more electable".  That's just plain wrong.  If your idea of winning is electing a guy like Castle, who will vote for policies you hate most of the time, what have you won?  That you've slowed down your rapist for a while?  You can't complain about the government and keep voting party lines.  Principles matter and we have to hold true to them.  You have to remember one important thing about voting like Krauthammer recommended: 
If you keep doing what you've been doing, you're going to keep getting what you've been getting.  
The Ruling Class has some learning to do and it looks like they might be getting the message.  While they initially said they would not back the tea party-backed candidates, the national Republican hierarchy seems to be backing down.  Last night they said they would not support O'Donnell; this morning they said they were sending her the full amount they were allowed to send by law. 
Harry Reid and Blobfish - Separated at Birth? Hatch?
During the campaign, Michelle Obama said, “Barack will never let you go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.”  They're getting what she said, and they're getting it in spades.  I don't think they had any idea what they were going to get.  The country is awake, involved and trying to get completely informed.  Nobody thinks this election solves everything and nobody thinks we go back to life as normal after it or the next one.  We are in it for the long haul to restore the Republic. 

Oh, the Not So Good news deserves to be mentioned, too, because it adds some important context to that last paragraph.  Charlie Rangel won his primary bid, too.  The anger against incumbents and the Ruling Class is not as widespread as you might like to think.