I hate watching returns. My stomach does flips and churns with every percentage point that goes up or down. But here I sit riveted to my chair, and my stomach is beginning to settle as it appears that Scott Brown will indeed hold a Massachusetts senate seat. Oh what a difference a month can make!

This reaffirms my belief that people are smart and are paying attention. It seems as though there really has been an awakening. The people are making their voices heard with their votes.

Congratulations to the people of Massachusetts for regaining the peoples’ seat and turning the tide, or at least stemming it. Brown may not be the answer to all of our prayers, but he’ll do for now.

It will be interesting to see the ripple effect this has on the rest of the Democratic Party and all those carrying a Progressive agenda. I predict more retirements. I’m just not sure those seeking re-election are ready to face informed voters and stomach the returns awaiting them in November.

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  1. “This reaffirms my belief that people are smart and are paying attention.”

    I hope you’re right and I am grateful for Scott Brown’s victory. But if the above statement is true, how do we explain the elections of 2008? I regret to say that I have become a little cynical about the people’s ability to think beyond the next government payout. I hope you are right and I am wrong.

    1. @Greg Smith,
      Prior ignorance and letting their ideology overpower reason? (example: my mom’s mom voted for JFK, even though his politics didn’t match, because he was the first Irish Catholic and that was A Big Deal.)

      I tend to try to figure folks are ignorant, rather than stupid. Ignorant can be cured.
      .-= Foxfier´s last blog ..Scott Brown =-.

    2. Greg, I understand your cynicism. I have plenty of my own, but I’m holding it in reserve. I agree with what Foxfier said and think that people are beginning to pay attention. I was shocked last night by Facebook status updates. Nearly half of my friends had posted something regarding the Massachusetts election. That would not have happened a year ago. People are becoming informed. Let’s hope it lasts and moves us in the right direction.

  2. Greg – I personally believe that Obama is our “Saul.” After having spent some time under his leadership, we the people are beginning to understand that was not a good choice. I also personally believe that Sarah Palin will be out “David.” Her leadership will be a great period in America.

    Shane, Woo Hoo! Is today not a great day! I love it when the good guy wins!
    .-= Dominique´s last blog ..Refusing to lose at WINNING! =-.

  3. The link to Dodd’s retirement was great. I hope that many other Democrats will retire and let the people choose between two new people who have to actually talk about ideas.
    .-= Frances´s last blog ..Race to the Top =-.

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