Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Vote Heard 'Round The World

For those of you who have been in a cave for a few days, Massachusetts (the bluest of the blue states) elected a Republican senator to fill the seat of the late Ted Kennedy. Why is this news?

It's news because as long as I can remember (and I'm mid 40's), Democrat Ted Kennedy has filled that senate seat. The election of a Republican to fill that void breaks the 60 vote super-majority that the Democrats have held since President Obama's election. The right to filibuster has once again been given to the Republicans. Perhaps the back room dealings and the less than transparent government that has resulted in bills getting crammed down the throats of Americans will be a thing of the past. And then again, maybe the government for the people by the people exists only in my imagination.

I'll step off my soapbox now.


Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

We are THRILLED with the news! WOTT! WOOT!

Mrs. NB

Jewel said...

I just want to thank all of those in Massachusetts who voted for Scott Brown, thus representing so many of us who are tired of lifetime politicians who no longer (if they ever did) care about what their constituents want.
Hopefully, this will prompt our public servants to begin to REALLY listen to us.