According to the time zone I left this morning, it’s nearly 4:00 a.m., so my comments this evening will be short. It has been a long, long day, and while I’d love to expound upon the now-missing, formerly common courtesies of air travel–your seat, for instance, not being your living room, and therefore not the best place to clip your toenails–I’ll only say one thing:
The people are standing up.
The democrats are on the defensive.
America is stirring.
And that’s all for me tonight. Big thanks, and thanks I’ll surely expand upon later as I read everything written in my absence, to Robert and to everyone else for contributing, reading, writing, and keeping the light on. I’m sure I’ll be slow to get back into the swing of things, so to speak, so bear with me.
Update, 10:26 p.m. Eastern
Too tired to sleep. Saw the following video on YouTube, took immense delight in it, and wanted to weigh in:
GOP Thugs? Really, Ms. Maddow?
Where were you, exactly, over the previous eight years, when movies about the assassination of George W. Bush were released? When there were calls for the vice president’s death? When military funerals were protested by Code Pink fanatics?
Yet a collection of concerned Americans, living in a representative republic in name only, shouting such obscenities as “READ THE BILL” and “JUST SAY NO” is somehow a better example of thuggery than we saw from the rabid left (big tip o’ the hat to Michelle Malkin for a collection of great videos and examples) during the Bush presidency?
As I mentioned an hour or so ago, I absolutely love what I saw. I wish I had been at the town hall meeting in Philadelphia. Considering that the event was held at the National Constitution Center, just steps from where I work, my question of Sen. Specter would be something along the lines of: “Regardless of whether we should listen to Barack Obama’s own words that the public option will eventually work its way into a single-payer system, aside from all of that, where exactly in the Constitution can you find the authorization for the federal government to get into the health care business?”
Would that make me a thug?