SOLO-International Press Release: The Vote Heard Around the World?

Lindsay Perigo's picture
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-01-20 03:17

SOLO-International Press Release: The Vote Heard Around the World?

January 20, 2009

Republican Scott Brown’s stunning victory in the election to fill the Senate seat formerly held by far-left shyster Edward Kennedy is a decisive indication that the American voters’ honeymoon with Barack Obama is over and they are clamoring for divorce, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.

“Never mind their incomprehensible stupidity in entering this abusive relationship in the first place,” admonishes Perigo. “What’s important and reassuring is that they’ve awoken to the coercive, anti-American nature of their president ... and want out.

“Mr. Obama won their hearts with his sweet-talk about change they could believe in. The actual change he has attempted to enact is from soft capitalism to hard socialism.

“Scott Brown proudly promised to be the vote that derails Obama’s health care plan. This plan would make it compulsory for every American to take out health insurance—a shocking reversal of the relationship between the state and the individual laid out in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Massachusetts voters who supported Obama in 2008 but voted for Brown today are citing health care as the reason for their switch. Mr. Obama and his fellow-socialists Pelosi and Reid have been told in no uncertain terms their Big Bossy Government agenda is not wanted.

“It’s to be hoped that the rest of Obama’s toxic program is now equally destined for the ashcan of history. His proposed success taxes, his treasonous over-spending, his cap-and-trade scam, his decreeing that carbon is toxic, his takeover of the ‘commanding heights’ of the economy, his refusal to call terrorism ‘terrorism’ let alone name its Islamic roots, his gladhanding of dictators, his obeissance to union mafias, his diabolical determination to turn the Land of the Free into the United Socialist States of America ... let us hope his treason to liberty has been stopped in its totalitarian tracks.

“This will require that voters, who showed themselves none too bright and none too American in 2008, keep faith with their awakening. It will require Republicans to repudiate their own socialist proclivities and present a genuine pro-freedom alternative to Mugabama in this year’s elections. It will require that the magnificent patriots of the Tea-Party movement keep up the pressure to take America back to its roots.

“May today’s vote be heard around the world, and obviate the need for another equally audible shot,” Perigo concludes.

Lindsay Perigo: editor@freeradical.co.nz

SOLO (Sense of Life Objectivists): SOLOPassion.com


Thanks for the clarification Frediano...

Marcus's picture

...I just thought Obama losing Congress was a given.

Anyway, if he does lose majorities in both houses, ironically it could save his Presidency- just like Clinton!

Behind the scenes he would still be working his toxic Marxist magic though!

It's not

Brant Gaede's picture

It's not so much the Reps getting their shit together, Scott, as the American people.

Nevertheless, Cokeley got over a million votes. I understand the votes she got over that million, I don't understsand the million.

--Brant

The Question

atlascott's picture

"How in the post Reagan world of 1992, just 3 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, does America fall for the bumper sticker argument 'It's the economy, stupid!" The right couldn't find the intellectual capital to face down those four words in 1992, but better get its act together in 2010 and finally send the idea of centrally planned, command/control 'the' economy running firmly back onto the trash heap of history."

The real question is: what evidence do we have that the republicans are gutting their rotted philosophic base with the real principles which made this country great?

I see lip service on the campaign trial and that about it.

Scott Brown is good looking and, dare I say, Presidential-looking. Does he have the goods? We shall see..

Wishful Thinking

atlascott's picture

"Much of the hard left is in major denial mode. Reality in America is smacking them up the side of their heads."

True.

"The major shift in the polls occurred with the revelations of all the crude deals being made, with Louisiana, Nebraska and the unions, to get this thing passed in a rush. Not only Republicans and Independents, but even many Democrats found this repulsive. (something like 1:5 of Democrats voted for Brown...) This isn't what they thought they were voting for last year, it is exactly the opposite."

Nah, you're giving them too much credit, on average, for being principled. They aren't. They are peeing their pants, desperate to hold on to power.

"Another 'me, too' GOP administration was going to be like four years of Fabreze, masking the mold. "

Agreed, but exactly WHAT about the Republicans as a corrupt political machine has changed? That they will parlay Tea Party outrage into more Republican votes? With that "mandate" they will legislate morality, expand Federal power, and spend more money.

I agree that it is sweet that these naked Marxists are learning that this is NOT a Socialist country. Yet.

Bang on.

atlascott's picture

"The hope is in a coup within the GOP. Rip out it's guts and install a spine."

Dead, bang, spot-on, Ross.

Thanks, Ted! Aaron

Aaron's picture

Thanks, Ted!

Aaron

Of course

Brant Gaede's picture

Of course I knew the reference.

In 1972 I drove to Boston in my '68 Pontiac station wagon to hear Rand speak at the FHF. (I went every year from 1968--right after the Break--to maybe 1976.) I drove to Concord. I saw that statue of the Minuteman. There were a bunch of Chinese there and a little old white-haired man I intuitively knew was Paul Dudley White, President Eisenhower's cardiologist. He was their host. There were some security people with earphones about. I had personally spent 13 nights with Eisenhower in 1965 after he had had a heart attack while on an Augusta golfing vacation, in the army hospital at Ft. Gordon, Georgia. I thought, what a contrast. All these commies and there was that absolutely GREAT statue which really wasn't a tribute to the Minutemen so much as to American Individualism! And what greater tribute then that that those great heroes could have!? I was wearing my old army field jacket and as I went to my Pontiac I espied one of the Chinese guys in the back of their bus looking at me. I looked just like a Chinese war vet in China must have looked, but I was getting into my very decent looking vehicle and driving off.

--Brant

Marcus: 1994

Frediano's picture

Marcus:

What also happened -- or I should say, failed to happen -- in 1994, we can't let not happen again in 2010. It was only in 1989 that the Berlin Wall fell. The 92-94 period was an excellent and lost opportunity to finally have the 'left/right' debate in this country, to bring home the point, and ask the question: "Do we fully get the significance of the Berlin Wall falling? Does America embrace centrally planned, command/control 'the' economy running, or do we officially turn our back on that failed idea?' It almost happened, but in an odd turn of human group dynamics, both sides failed to adequately engage in the debate. Instead, it devolved to ... silliness. Eventually, 'Monicagate', and so on. But worse. The left, recognizing that with the fall of the Berlin Wall, it was 'hanging on to the table top of history by its fingernails in post Reagan America, immediately fought back instead with Carville's "It's the ECONOMY, STUPID!" And...the right had no intellectual answer to that! Even in the immediate wake of the '89 Berlin Wall falling, the right could not stand up under the onslaught of Carville's Twitter ready bumper sticker silliness. So instead of manning up and facing down those cute 4 words, it was politically much easier to throw a prolonged mudfest, and just 'win', then it was to engage the opposition in an actual debate, and let America lance this festering boil. The GOP settled for taking power in 1994, riding out the last 6 years of the Clinton Administration with CLinton tied down and inneffective, and then winning with Bush in 2000.

This wasn't just the GOP, it was Democrats as well. After 1994, they rope-a-doped the GOP backlash by fully entering their own season of silly. It's been silly ever since. Instead of actually having the debate, it was if both sides were either afraid to actually engage, or were convinced that a surer way to victory was to show total contempt for the American people, and battle for power in the arena of silly..

A consequence of not lancing the boil in 92'-94' is that the far left in America successfully rope-a-doped and lived to fight another day. I'm not talking about hanging around on the fringes, I mean, knocking on the door and actually taking power. The '94 GOP 'revolution' was exactly like taking half of our antibiotics, the GOP never really fully engaged, was satisfied merely with 'winning.' The Democrats were satisifed with also not fully engaging, and for years since, political conflict in the US has been waged with silly cartoon debate, never really fully and honestly taking on the left/right question. For the Bush years, an ineffective left was sadly equally matched by an inneffective right, satisfied with just 'winning' and reaping the no longer merely benign benefits of running the CronyFest on the Potomac, ultimately a victim of arrogance and indifference, into which rose Obama to take advantage of the nations growing concern with an out of all control government. Ironically, to declare Reagan officially dead and to grow it even larger. But, the GOP in 2008 was perversely singing the exact same 'run the Economy' tune! In Reagan's tomb, no less, at the 2008 January CA Primary debates. (Except, as pointed out by Atlascott, by Ron Paul.)

How in the post Reagan world of 1992, just 3 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, does America fall for the bumper sticker argument 'It's the economy, stupid!" The right couldn't find the intellectual capital to face down those four words in 1992, but better get its act together in 2010 and finally send the idea of centrally planned, command/control 'the' economy running firmly back onto the trash heap of history.

There is an interesting schism going on.

Frediano's picture

Some, a few, are clinging to the dream, and want to go 'full steam ahead' before it is too late. The Pelosi's. Others may want that, but have sobered up, because they realize if Mass. is in play, then every state in the nation is in play.

Obama, OTOH, seems to be taking the 'reset button' route, and splitting somewhat (visibly) with the far left. For instance, his comments about 'the people of Mass. have spoken, and he's heard them.' He's insisting(not that he actually can, other than figuratively, because of the separation of powers)that Congress not act on health care until Scott Brown is officially seated in the Senate. So, at least publicly, he's come down on the 'don't sneak this through while we still have 60 votes in the Senate' camp.

Smart man. He knows that if he does what the far left is screaming for him to do, to pull any and all stops to push through what was cobbled together in a mad rush last year, even if that means pulling some stunt in the Senate, the American people --including Democrats who just find these tactics unsightly -- will go absolutely berserk, and what just happened in Mass. will seem like nothing.

The extreme left is having a hard time giving up its dream of all or nothing now, and Obama seems much more willing to take something now, rope a dope the anger, weather the storm, and get the camel's nose in the tent. I'm willing to bet he ends up doing just what he said he was going to do, and spend the rest of 2010 with public hearings, transparency, real debate, and some kind of compromise at the end of the year, just in time to have taken the edge off all of this heat for the 2010 midterm elections. He wasted alot of political capital his first year letting Pelosi and Reid run his show. That is water over the dam. He'll use a lot more to get anything done in 2010 in the present environment. He's treading a fine line between who he is going to alienate more, his extreme left base or the moderate independents who elected him. He's right, in that, he's never going to win over the right, but OTOH, there are some issues on this topic that he could get the right to agree on, things like the freedom to go out of state for insurance, or the freedom of the self-employed and small businesses to form aggregate groups/associations and negotiate for group rates, which used to be totally legal, and never adequately explained as to why the law was ever monkeyed with to prohibit. Why not just pass separate bills for the things everyone can easily agree on, including the right? The politics of 'all or nothing' is not going anywhere. Or more correctly, after yesterday's Minuteman redux, it is going nowhere.uy

I think Obama is too smart to not get what just happened, and he's got his full attention on surviving politically intact for long enough to get done what he came to do. In some ways, Mass. might end up improving Obama's game. But, he's herding cats. No matter how deftly he finesses his intentions, the Pelosis and Reids and Franks and Waxmans, etc. are going to end up taking him down. It's not going to matter much, even if he ends up looking like the sanest guy rowing that boat; the boat is heading in the wrong direction. He's not going to be able to adequately distance himself from them, and they aren't going to be able to avoid being who they are, and with any luck at all(as in, his opponents don't end up being even more hapless), that boat is sinking in 2010, will flounder until 2012 when the rest of the adults arrive to clean up the mess after the Hope and Change Party.

Marcus

Frediano's picture

Did you mean "1984"? Otherwise I don't understand the reference.

I'm sorry, it's kind of a local reference. When Clinton took office in '92, he and the Democrats in the US over-reached, and in the 1994 midterm elections, there was a massive backlash, and the GOP ended up taking back the House and Senate. A sobered Clinton in January 1995, after the Nov 1994 election, gave his "The erah of big government is ovah" State of the Union speech, and he 'retriangulated' and moved a little closer back towards the center.

We all thought that was the end of it, but what he didn't tell us was that 'The erah of really frickin' big government' was just beginning.

The Democrats controlled the White House and both houses of Congress between 92 and 94(though not super majorities), and yet could not ram through Nationalized Health Care then, either. Clinton also used up alot of political capital barely getting through the '94 Crime Bill, and when it was time to make a push for Hillary's NHC, they were out of gas. Robert Dole, as GOP minority leader in the Senate during that period, basically held off the Democrats long enough for Newt & Co. to arrive with the 'Contract with America.' It was a remarkable turn around in political fortunes, based on over-reaching and misreading a mandate to lurch far left. Obama and the Democrats seem to be repeating history in 2010.

How many times, in how many different ways, does America have to tell the far left, "We really don't want what you guys are selling?"

regards,
Fred

well of course "The Shot

John Donohue's picture

well of course "The Shot Heard Round the World" which occured on Lexington Green 19th of April, 1775

I confess I had to google, but only to get the exact date in April. I should have just pulled up the memory of the poem about Paul Revere's ride the night before. "The 18th of April in '75, hardly a man is now alive that remembers that famous day and year..." [did not have to google that]

I saw a headline today calling Scott Brown's victory "The Scott Heard Round the World."

"By the rude bridge...."

Ellen Stuttle's picture

Ralph Waldo Emerson. 1803–1882

Concord Hymn

Sung at the Completion of the Battle Monument, April 19, 1836

 

BY the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.

More cheers for Frediano's post

Ellen Stuttle's picture

I think it's spot on.

America can't get out the Clorox until it brings focus on the problem, and as the Obama underneath all that Hope and Change slowly exposes himself, the problem is becoming crystal clear. What doesn't kill us will make us stronger, and for the first time in a long time, there is real 'hope' that America is going to back away from its flirtation with American Totalitarianism.

Another 'me, too' GOP administration was going to be like four years of Fabreze, masking the mold. We needed 4 years of Obama to make us realize it is time to get out the Clorox.

That's just what I thought at the time of the election, only using a different image, that of a fever sore which would come to a head and either kill or cure -- whereas a GOP administration would have just been continuation of the same slow disease.

As I said to my husband, "Yes, people voted for him [Obama] -- and they're soon going to find that they *don't like* what they got!" The reality underneath the "Hope and Change" is becoming "crystal clear."

Ellen

Dude.

atlascott's picture

At first I was offended.

Then I realized: you are probably right. Very few probably have the first clue.

On a related note, I finally disagree with Thomas Sowell.

He says that we are committing suicide by equating Dems and Repubs.

I think that it is equally problematic to cast the current and recent crop of Republicans as saviors or as anything more than blood-sucking ticks on the body politic, concerned with nothing more than drinking their fill our our blood. There is not a whiff of meaningful change in the Republican party. They merely attempt to parlay Tea Party outrage into votes. So that they can return to Washington and corrupt party politics, but this, time, on the 'winning' side. But we all lose.

Frustrate the overt Socialism of Obama? Maybe.

Whilst expanding the government's size, expense, and incursions into our private lives? Yes.

Sure, the Dems are literal and quicker national suicide. But we must remember that there is no such thing as a "small government" Republican any more.

Except for Ron Paul.

Lindsay...

Ross Elliot's picture

...why not take a straw poll? I doubt anyone on this board fails to get the reference.

It occurs to me ...

Lindsay Perigo's picture

It occurs to me to ask: do folk know to what the title of this press release alludes? I assumed they would, but I keep forgetting that this is Airhead America, in which knowledge of American history is as rare as talent on American Idol.

(Shudders)

I note ...

Lindsay Perigo's picture

... that in the aftermath Queen Nancy is insisting that health care reform will proceed regardless. By which of course she means her brand of health care reform.

In one of my "The Anti-American President" articles I posited that Obama would rather be a one-term President than jettison his far-Left agenda. Certainly it's clear now that Nancy for one doesn't mind strapping on the dynamite.

Slap down for Brown

John Donohue's picture

About Brown, you guys may have all heard this, but it made an impression on me even if it was not an ad lib....one can only hope he ACTUALLY means it...

Chris Mathews was haranging him to the effect "You mean to tell me you'd stand there and say you'd block the lifetime of work and long held passion by taking Ted Kennedy's seat and wrecking the Democratic Health Care reform?"

To which Brown said: "With all due respect, this is not Ted Kennedy's seat, it is the People's seat."

Call me sentimental but that raised goose bumps.

The interesting thing...

Ross Elliot's picture

...about Brown is that he's a Mass. native. That means he could possibly be that rare combo of economic liberal *and* social liberal. Time will tell.

He seems like a bright guy, and a good speaker; not in a slick Mitt Romney way, or a calculated, cynical Obama way, but gutsy, funny and to the point.

The effects of this will be immediate. The Dems will either jump the shark or play that old cynical kiss-and-make-up game that left wingers all around the world have been doing for years.

American patriots have spoken but is the GOP listening? I don't think a viable third party is on the horizon, despite the tea party movement. The hope is in a coup within the GOP. Rip out it's guts and install a spine. Look to NZ for some history. We've had nine years of left wing shenanigans under Labour, followed by one year of third-way after a landslide National victory. It's third-way because the Labour administration was so far left. The new, supposedly right-of-center government hasn't had the balls to pick up the mandate it was given and promote a freedom agenda. Instead we have a steady hand on the tiller and tweaking. That's the danger for America if the GOP isn't reconstituted.

Excellent post Frediano

Sandi's picture

"Obama's presidency is so important to America. He's been like a weakened strain of small pox, perhaps our vaccination against socialism. Like sunshine on mold, his presidency has illuminated a kind of rot that has been festering in America for decades."

KASS Cool

Inside Out

James S. Valliant's picture

Rand's opposition to Reagan, and Peikoff's opposition to Bush, certainly do not indicate an "implicit" support for the Republican Party, but rather an explicit opposition to the religious Right. No, what appears to be so upsetting is the Objectivist opposition to the Libertarian Party, the foreign policy of which, all by itself, is deeply repugnant to the very core of Objectivism. Warnings about the dangers looming from Iran and Islamic ideologues now seem prophetic. I would've thought that the reaction to 9/11 provided an ample demonstration of just how out of touch Libertarians are with the core of the American psyche, as well.

The prescient insights of the Objectivists along these lines are something for which we should be forever grateful.

Frediano...

Marcus's picture

"...dig in his heels and continue to rush/ram 'something' through, and make 1994 seem like 'The Prequel' to 2010..."

Did you mean "1984"? Otherwise I don't understand the reference.

Kyrel Zantonavitch you raving

John Donohue's picture

Kyrel Zantonavitch you raving idiot. Here's the reality:

You must have missed the Objectivist VoteDem scandal! For years some Objectivists [SOME!] have been voting for Democrats because they were deemed the lesser of two evils for the very reasons you cite. This charge was led by Leonard Peikoff.

Sorry we are all very aware of the bankruptcy of Conservatism and good luck finding a Conservative in the Objectivist movement. However I bet a lot of Objectivsts will be voting Republican in November this year.

Oh by the way, who do you have in mind as the New George Washinton?

Death to Republicanism and Conservatism!

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

This SOLO Press Release discusses Americans' "incomprehensible stupidity" and the "coercive, anti-American nature of their president."

But there was never any "incomprehensible stupidity" in electing Barack Obama. Previous president George Bush was a failure in every important sense, including domestic and foreign policy. And he was "coercive and anti-American" to the core.

The only truly incomprehensible stupidity to observe is Ayn Rand's and the Objectivist Movement's fifty years of implicit support for the Republicans and conservatives. I honestly believe current Objectivist thinking is so fatuous and immoral here that the Objectivist Movement potentially could back -- and find non-existent hope in -- the Republicans and conservatives for 5000 years to come!

Here's the reality: Republicans and conservatives are virtually as anti-freedom and anti-American as the Democrats and progressives. Job One of all liberty-lovers is to obliterate the Republicans and conservatives. You need to hate their guts with all your heart and soul. You need to find the gentlest, sweetest part of their ideology, and then brutally crush it.

Once the Republicans and conservatives are defeated, the Democrats and progressives will fall of their own accord. But the key point is to loath and passionately oppose Republicans and conservatives at all times, at all costs. Hate them and expose them as the hard-core traitors, and enemies of liberty and justice, which they truly are. Anything else and you just water down your philosophy, confuse the world, destroy the rational hopes and dreams of everyone, and savagely undermine Objectivism.

Fifty years of Objectivist stupidity and depravity is enough!

Frediano excellent post. I

John Donohue's picture

Frediano excellent post. I like the phrase "last train out of FDR station!"

I also agree that one candidate for the turning point was the exposure of that cynical deal with the Nebraska Senator. That guy will go down in history and not in a good way for him.

I read one sick stab in the dark last night by someone from the retreating defeated army to the effect "we lost. maybe we can just put together some little provision on the way down, like, just, make it illegal for an insurance company to refuse applicants because of prior conditions."

That's how ugly their brains are.

It's interesting to see the reaction here this morning...

Frediano's picture

Much of the hard left is in major denial mode. Reality in America is smacking them up the side of their heads. Not even Rachel Maddow could smarm without a visible facial tick. She's staring into the maw of the Left's Last Gasp in America, and knows the glory days are all behind them. She and hers had already made reservations for conservatives next 40 years in the wilderness, and this morning, she and hers are frantically wondering if 39 years worth of all those reservations are refundable.

The major shift in the polls occurred with the revelations of all the crude deals being made, with Louisiana, Nebraska and the unions, to get this thing passed in a rush. Not only Republicans and Independents, but even many Democrats found this repulsive. (something like 1:5 of Democrats voted for Brown...) This isn't what they thought they were voting for last year, it is exactly the opposite.

This can go two ways. Obama can panic, realize that this is the last train out of FDR station, dig in his heels and continue to rush/ram 'something' through, and make 1994 seem like 'The Prequel' to 2010, or he can take his licks, hit the reset button, and spend the rest of 2010 actually doing what he said he was going to do with open, public hearings, actual transparency, a real debate, and so on, and try to pass some kind of consensus compromise, which will look nothing like what the hard left just tried to foist on the nation. Smaller, more focused steps that everyone agree make sense. Like, why are folks restricted to so few insurance options, limited to their own state? Why are small businesses and the self-employed prohibited from agregating into cooperative/groups to get group rates? This used to be legal in America...until politicians changed the law in the 90's. Why? Towards what end, any of these restrictions of freedom?

As important as this election was, I would be shocked if the net result is an end of -any- kind of health care reform at all. It was at most an end of the crazy, rushed, cobbled together nonsense that the hard left just tried to ram down the nation's throat.

You can always count on the hard left to misread a mandate, over-reach, and screw the unscrewable pooch. They are never in more danger to themselves as when they are anywhere near the seat of power. It's in their DNA, they can do naught else. It's why Obama's presidency is so important to America. He's been like a weakened strain of small pox, perhaps our vaccination against socialism. Like sunshine on mold, his presidency has illuminated a kind of rot that has been festering in America for decades. America can't get out the Clorox until it brings focus on the problem, and as the Obama underneath all that Hope and Change slowly exposes himself, the problem is becoming crystal clear. What doesn't kill us will make us stronger, and for the first time in a long time, there is real 'hope' that America is going to back away from its flirtation with American Totalitarianism.

Another 'me, too' GOP administration was going to be like four years of Fabreze, masking the mold. We needed 4 years of Obama to make us realize it is time to get out the Clorox.

Judging by Scott Brown's acceptance speech, some conservatives in America have really focused up. (Maybe even some of the GOP?) Talk about 'tone perfect.' There was no hint at all of dancing on Ted Kennedy's grave, or gloating over this victory as a referendum on Obama. He let the fact of it speak for itself, without gloating, like an adult. It was tone perfect. He acted the way we'd wish politicians would act. There was no posing, there was no condescension. But, there were some great lines...

"Because what happened here in Massachusettes can happen all over America."

"Our campaign, with its modest beginnings, ended with an emergency landing of Air Force One at Logan."

Great result.

Sam Pierson's picture

I've been saying to people don't count out the American people. They won't be bullied. Exciting times.

A golden day for Liberty!

Marcus's picture

I was overjoyed when I heard the election result on the news this morning.

It's a shame that you can imagine the Washington Mafia behind closed doors now planning and scheming how they can get still their health bill around this little annoyance called the "voice of the people".

Sweet Irony!

Robert's picture

Ted Kennedy set this up! Muhahahaha!

First, he agitated for the establishment of the special election process to prevent the Mass. governor from appointing Senators to prematurely vacated seats.

Second, after becoming terminally ill, he hung onto his seat too long. Had he resigned earlier, the election may have been held before the shit hit the fan...

It feels good

Brant Gaede's picture

I donated money to the Brown campaign--boy, do I feel good about that!

--Brant

Great news...

Olivia's picture

a very democratic way to dance on Ted Kennedy's grave.

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