The LuLac Edition #1074, Jan. 19th, 2010
TAKING ON THE BANKS
In case you didn't see or hear the President's radio address this week, I have decided to run the video in its entirety. President Obama lays out a plan on how average Main Street Americans can recoup the plunder from the bankers on Wall Street.
One of our regular posters is Jim Lyons of the Wilkes Barre GOP 6th District. Jim is an articulate writer and great, funny guy who loves America and his politics. This is something he put up on the 6th District site the other day. I vehemently disagree with Jim's New England high hopes. But it's a great article and thought my LuLac readers should see it.
Revolution is afoot!
So through the night rode Paul Revere;
To every Middlesex village and farm,
A cry of defiance, and not of fear,
A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door,
And a word that shall echo for evermore!
For, borne on the night-wind of the Past,
Through all our history, to the last,
In the hour of darkness and peril and need,
The people will waken and listen to hear
The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed,
And the midnight message of Paul Revere....
From The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
Something absolutely stunning is happening in Massachusetts.
Revolution is afoot.
The special election to fill Ted Kennedy's seat, a seat the Democrats clearly thought was a slam-dunk "sure thing," is on the verge of going to Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown.
Brown's opponent, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakely, has seen the bottom fall out of her campaign. A double digit lead in the polls evaporated over the past few days, with some polls favoring Brown and many saying the race is "...too close to call."
What tipped it?
This simple statement by Scott Brown during the Massachusetts Senate debate: "...With all due respect, it’s not the Kennedy’s seat, it’s not the Democrats’ seat, it’s the people’s seat."
Since making that statement, Brown's campaign has seen a massive infusion of cash. In fact, it's been called a "moneybomb" and contributions have flooded into his campaign from frustrated Americans all across the nation. Regular folks. Folks who want their country back and are using this Senate race to send a clear message: A revolution at the polls is coming.
Here's a smattering of some of the comments posted at the Washington Examiner:
...I sent $100 from Ohio on Monday, and emailed everyone on my contact list to do the same. Go Brown Go!!
...Sending money from California. I know a lot of people who are. Let The People Speak for the People's Seat...
...The folks get it. Brown can stop Pelosi, Reid and the insanity that is Obamanation. It should be a message heard loud and clear on Capitol Hill. No to Cap & Tax, No to Obamacare, No to Illegal Immigration Amnesty, No to Bailouts and No to insane spending. Are you listening,Washington elites?
...Sent money from Idaho--Go Scott!
...To the people of the great state of Massachusetts: We're watching and hoping that you will rise up and vote for Scott Brown. This is beyond party---This is for our COUNTRY...
...Sent money from Louisiana. God bless America and term limits.
...I sent Scott some money from NJ. He's a great American Patriot to run as a conservative and inspire everyone. The Tea Party group I belong to also supports Scott Brown. This is so important - thank God we're all pulling in the right direction. There is hope for this country now...
So what is the relevance for us, here in northeastern Pennsylvania?
It shows that when push comes to shove, the People still run this country. If a Republican can seriously threaten ...and perhaps even win ...a seat held by Democrats since 1962 in a state where no Republican Senator has served since 1979 ...then surely we can change the political map here in Luzerne County.
So let's register voters. Let's grow our Party. Let's do whatever we can to assure that when one of the People's seats are up for election locally, a Republican will have the honor and privilege of serving them in it.
Revolution is afoot!