Sep 24 2010
We are living in exciting times. This election cycle Washington DC is going to have its bell rung by all those average Americans who reside, work and live out their lives outside the beltway. Having grown up inside the DC beltway (literally and politically) I cannot express how exciting and moving this election year has become. When you watch for decades as power becomes entrenched and people are too busy to keep an eye on all the trouble an army of bureaucrats can create running around trying to play God, it is refreshing to see a national realization that it is time for change. Real Change.
President Obama campaigned on changing America. John McCain campaigned on changing DC. We should have been paying closer attention to the nuance and what it implied.
in 2009, after 8 weary years of fighting wars (which we are still winning) and 8 years of political finger pointing (to this day the GOP will not admit run away spending was the fault of the GOP Congress, not President Bush who proposed minimal growth in discretionary spending year in and year out), the nation decided to gamble on the Democrats. We forgot that, as bad as the GOP was, the Democrats had even worse ideas and intentions.
But now we have a clear understanding of what we must do. And it is laid out in a series of great web videos/ads that reflect the fact that we are not going to go back to the Bush days – we are going back to the Reagan Revolution!
First, a trip down memory lane:
And now, the image of today:
And finally, the rumble of a sea change building as we head into one of the most historic elections in living memory:
This call to arms is happening across the nation, and is now a feature of each campaign – as is clearly shown in the recent CO senate debates:
“We have expressed our opinions to Washington, D.C.,” Buck began.
“We have let them know when they were running up debt that we didn’t want it anymore. We told them to get off the back of small business…. When they tried to pass the nationalized health care bill, we sent them e-mails. We told them we need to secure our borders.”
Buck’s supporters at the debate, held in a deeply conservative community, had raucously cheered and jeered over the previous hour. They fell into silence as he enumerated their grievances. Then he did everything but pass out the pitchforks. “They have heard us; they heard us,” he continued. “But they ignored us. And come November 2, folks, they will ignore us no more.”
In that cri de coeur, Buck encapsulated the energy, confidence, and revolutionary zeal crackling through the huge class of GOP Senate challengers now approaching the Capitol from all points on the map.
The article goes on to claim this is a conservative movement, but if one takes the time to see what is ignited and is driving this movement it is a libertarian march on DC. The Reagan comment about DC elites deciding what is right or wrong for everyone is a non-partisan observation. Some conservatives have misread the movement and have tried to co-opt it. As long as the plan is to reign in and shrink government, the movement holds together.
A new morning in America is coming – but only if those attempting to lead the charge remember the reason for this movement. We are rising up to dismantle government and allow all Americans to pursue Life, Liberty and Happiness as they see fit, so long as they respect the rights of others. The grand progressive experiment is over, now is a time to get back to the grand experiment that is America.