Off My Couch and Unto the Breach

I did it.  I finally put down my laptop, got off my couch, and went to Scott Brown headquarters in Needham.  I have never in my life been involved in politics (sure, I researched candidates, watched debates, voted, but I didn’t ever “get involved”), and I am not alone.  At least five of the people I spoke to, and another who was arriving as I was leaving, were first-timers, not just to Scott Brown’s campaign but to any politician’s.  Ever.  All of us are motivated for the same reason:  to take our country back.

Topics of conversation between phone calls for Brown were Martha’s dissing Fenway (one person noted that this is Massachusetts, we care more about Fenway than we do about the State House), Martha saying that Catholics had no place in the emergency room, rumors of BO’s coming here to stump for Martha (turns out this was confirmed while I was there and met with mixed reactions ranging from “Bring it!” to “he’ll get out the vote”), Curt Schilling, and Martha looking on as her goon shoved the photographer to the ground (this conversation also involved the lobbyists in Washington and how Martha has been paid to represent them and not us).  I was not at all surprised that everyone I spoke with was upset about what is happening to our country.

I made quite a few phone calls (mostly got voicemail, but when I had a land line, I never answered those calls, either, so I can’t complain.  You know, much.), and of the people I spoke with, only one was voting for Croakley, two were “undecided” (but sounded defiant, I’d put them in the Croakley column), and the rest were all enthusiastic about their support for Brown.  Each of the latter assured me that their whole family was voting for Brown, and when I said that they should be sure to get their friends to the polls, they laughed, saying they would, and/or enthused that they are all voting for Brown, too. 

Most telling of all, I thought, was the reaction to one of the scripted lines: “This election is very important to Massachusetts and to our country.”  Here are some of the responses this evoked:

“Oh yeah!”

“Boy is it.”

“That’s an understatement.”

and (probably my favorite)

“Yes.”

The simplicity of the “yes” and the grave way in which it was said gave me goosebumps. 

This election is huge, and we all know it. 

Please do what you can to support Scott Brown for U. S. Senate!

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17 thoughts on “Off My Couch and Unto the Breach

  1. Fuzzy! I'm so excited for you! I wish I could live in MA and be able to do the same thing. This is ground zero in the taking back of our republic. It's very exciting, and I know with you on the scene, Brown is a Winner!
    If obummer shows us for that horrid bimbo, she'll Loose for sure.

    Wow, you had fun today! Yeah, I'm happy for you….& you got a new share thingy, cool! Have a fun weekend.

  2. Good for you Fuzzi! I don't think Obama's appearance will swing any votes to Coakley or motivate the unmotivated. Keeping my fingers crossed that my neighbors to the north get out on Tuesday and send Mr. Brown to Washington!

  3. @ Bunni, it was a great experience, everyone was so positive and upbeat. One gentleman told me that he's sure that Brown will win, and that he's been wrong about elections only once (and I'd put him in his 70's). I sure hope he's not wrong this time!

    @ Chickadee, it was strange to be “out there” like that, you know? But I'm glad I went. I hope that we all get out and send Mr. Brown to Washington, too! I know I'll be out voting and checking out my polling place for any Black Panther action. I also signed up to shuttle people to the polls if they need it. Getting the vote out will make ALL this difference in this election.

  4. Awesome, Fuzzi!!! You go girl!!! That is cool that you went and helped out with Browns campaign today. It sounds like you had a wonderful experience. Brown's campaign is on fire and he has the motivation on his side. I am getting this feeling, that there is going to be a huge upset and Brown is going to WIN!!!

  5. Fuzzy,

    Thanks for the post! This defeat for the Dems will be one more of many this year!

    Let's not forget about Marco Rubio down here in Florida! Charlie (Obama Lover) Crist must be defeated as well!

    Lock & Load!!!

    Sons & Daughters of Liberty Unite!!!

  6. You go GIRL!

    Actually been running up my cell-phone bill calling people in MA myself and the usual response has been either a wildly enthusiastic endorsement of Brown or a “Why are you calling from Georgia? What do you care?”

    “Well, considering that the outcome of this race, as the Chambliss race did in Georgia will affect everyone in this nation… I am calling to talk to you about how your vote FOR Scott Brown is needed.”

    Funny how a couple of the people i talked to (one out in Lee and another in Sturbidge) did not have any idea of what Martha stood for…
    They had not really considered that it was actually the people of Massachusetts' seat in the US Senate – not Teddy's seat.

  7. @ Teresa, thanks! This election is so important that I felt compelled to do more. I do live right here, so no reason I am limited to blogging and tweeting for Brown!!

    @ Kerry, really? Oooh, that's good to hear. I hope you are right. πŸ™‚ *hugs*

    @ Nickie, fantastic! He's not getting the support from lobbyist and big Pharma and unions that Croakley is, so he needs the help of every American who is able to do so. Thanks so much! And keep praying!!

    @ Kid, πŸ˜€

    @ L, we're already talking about how we're going to help Rubio on the Brown Brigade site. He and his supporters have done a lot to help us up here in Mass with Brown, and we plan to return the favor. πŸ™‚ This IS about the sons and daughters of liberty uniting, and we ARE. Let's roll!

    @ dub, woohoo! Thanks πŸ™‚ And thank YOU for making calls for Brown. As we're finding out, the people don't really know what's going on, they think that Martha is of the JFK democratic party (they haven't looked around for decades, apparently, at how far left that train has gone–JFK, himself, would be a Republican by today's standards. Or and Indie. He'd damn sure want no part of BO's socialist agenda). Please keep doing what you can πŸ™‚ We'll be there for you when your election rolls around, that's certain.

    @ Velcro, thanks so much, your support means a lot πŸ˜€

    @ Trestin, lmao, that's funny! But given the big mess surrounding Martha's use of UPS branding, it's probably not a good idea. But hee! That made me smile.

    @ CL, thanks! I never would have believed I'd be involved in politics to this degree. Never. Not even last year at this time. But times change, and they've changed rapidly and alarmingly. I HAD to get involved; I can't call myself a patriot or even an American if I sit back while my country is hijacked and “fundamentally transformed.”

  8. Fuzzy,

    If you think yesterday was exciting,(and I'm sure it was) I hope you will be able to join my wife and I when we go to Washington on August 28th to hear Glenn Beck give his “Plan for America” speech at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial!

    We were lucky enough to attend the 9/12 Rally last September, and the very thought of attending another gathering like that gives me goose bumps!

    The sleeping giants have awoken, and they are pissed!

    Lock & Load!!!

    Sons & Daughters of Liberty Unite!!!

  9. Yes! Thank you for going! I've contributed to different campaigns across the country (this one included), which some people don't get. I tell them it's not legal for me to vote in all the states involved, so I'm just trying to do my small part. It must have been a trip to go out and 'be there' though. Very cool!

  10. @ L, I've got the Beck thing in the back of my mind, but I plan to see what he says/does this year about his Plan before I commit to it. I'm definitely mad as hell and not going to take it anymore!

    @ Janie Lynn, It was a trip, and very exciting. Thank you so much for contributing, too, without patriots like you, Brown's campaign would never have been able to get this far (and hopefully right on over the finish line!).

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