People, working people, in Massachusetts are confused. And with good reason. The party that they’ve long supported, if not paid close attention to, has deserted them. Granted, this has been a long time coming, but the difference between Scott Brown, the people’s candidate, and Martha Coakley, the out of touch, Washington candidate, is stark and speaks to the crux of the problems we face today. Brown, now famously, reminded us all that the Senate seat that is being fought for is not the Kennedy seat, it’s not the Democrats’ seat, it’s the people’s seat. Croakley, however, thinks that she’s entitled to it, should inherit it because she, like our former senator, is a progressive democrat, a member of the ruling class, heir to the power. This highlights how far the Democratic party has moved from its one-time position as champion of the people, working for the working man and woman.
We, the people, have been protesting the agenda of this lunatic left administration, and they’ve been “above” it all. The people, to them, are pawns to be played in politically-driven, greed-grounded, power-hungry grabs for power and to fulfill their “utopian” vision of themselves as the all-powerful governing class who answers to no one. This is not how our founding fathers set up our constitutional republic. The power not explicitly granted in the Constitution to the three branches is with the states and the people. They’ve forgotten that. Or more likely, they think it irrelevant. They’ve shown time and again that they think we are irrelevant.
This Senate race in Massachusetts is showing, beyond any doubt, that the Democratic party has lost touch with the one thing that drew people to that party: it’s no longer the champion of the working person, of the poor, of minorities. It’s the champion of itself and its mad, blind, self-involved, aloof insistence that it knows best and that the rest of us, the minions, the proletariat, need to just shut up and sit back while they run roughshod over our Constitution and our individual liberties.
Every day, we learn of new semi-secret executive orders and back-room dealings that center more and more power in the Executive branch of our government. Every day! The people in power are people who are anti-American, who want to silence and oppress us, we, the people. They are corrupt, and we know they engage in voter fraud and any number of practices that undermine our voting rights (universal voter registration, anyone?). The people are nothing. Nobody. We have no voice. We are workers to be taxed to within an inch of poverty, “extremists” to be ridiculed, demonized, and soon, I believe, acted against by this government (between all the moves to silence the right in the various forms of media, the DHS’s warning that we on the right are “extremist” dangers to be watched by the police for opposing big government or abortion, and now Southers, nominated to head the TSA!, who thinks that Baptists and other Christians are the real “terror” threat, it’s not long before they come for us. We know that, right? We’re paying attention?). They’re setting it up, piece by piece, it’s only a matter of time.
But we, the people, are fighting back, and they didn’t expect it. They didn’t expect the Tea Parties, and they tried to deride them into silence, to use ridicule to demonize them, but all that did and all it does is fuel the anger and justifiable outrage that Americans have at this elitist, out of touch, totalitarian administration. Membership, if you can call it that as Tea Parties are fluid bodies, is growing daily, people who identify themselves as conservatives now outnumber those who self-identify as liberals, or as Gallup puts it, “Conservatives Finish 2009 as No. 1 Ideological Group.” The tides are turning, and this election in Massachusetts is a watershed moment in our fight to take our country back. When Scott Brown stated, what should be the obvious, what should be known, felt, and understood by every free citizen of this country, that this Senate seat is the people’s seat, he sent shockwaves through the media, and most importantly, through the very marrow of the people not only of this commonwealth but of this nation.
Wait a minute, the people’s seat? The people have a say? That seat is intended to be occupied by someone who represents the people, their interests, their wishes, their views? Wow! New concept. Only it’s not, of course, a new concept. It’s an old one, as old as our Constitution. We’d forgotten it, or rather, in the past year, the Democratic party has forgotten that. Their sense of entitlement, of party ownership of that seat, of ownership of this country is exactly what is wrong with their party and what is wrong with our country. They don’t “own” a seat in the Senate, they don’t “own” this country. They are not in charge here, we, the people, are. Not only is this Senate seat the people’s seat, but every seat in Congress, and yes, that seat in the Oval Office, is the people’s seat. Washington may have forgotten that, heck, WE may have forgotten that, but it’s time to remind them all just whose government this is and who they are supposed to represent not rule.