Today was a beautiful day. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping. Truly a picture perfect day. But honestly, it would have been a beautiful day even if it was pouring. Because last night, everything changed. Last night a storm swept through and washed everything clean.
Today is a beautiful day because Alan Grayson is no longer my congressman.
I'm happy that Queen Nan has been kicked to the curb, that so many states will now be governed by conservatives, and that Marco Rubio has won. But my dearest heart's desire, to see Alan "Teacups" Grayson sent home after one term. has come to pass and I'm fairly giddy with it!
We had to have line work done to our cable/internet connection (a tree grew through the line) today, so I was unable to watch the post election wrap-ups. What I have seen has given me the impression that there are others who are just as happy as me that DisGrayson will no longer be darkening the halls of Congress and it's just so nice to know that it was a shared dream and a successful effort.
Last night was a resounding repudiation of the Pelosi/Obama agenda. It wasn't the messaging, it wasn't the weather, it wasn't anything but their policies and the offensive, patronizing, arrogant way in which it was implemented against the will of a majority if Americans. We still have a long two months of lame duck session to go, but there is now a light at the end of the tunnel. A rebuke was delivered and a mandate presented. The people have demanded a course change. Now it is up to the republicans to deliver and the White House to triangulate.
The big question is this: Will Barack Obama move to the center and compromise or will he remain firmly entrenched on the left - damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead? Compromise will get him reelected, entrenchment will get him primaried.
There is plenty of time to ponder that question. Tomorrow. For now, it's time to bask in the glory -
Alan Grayson is NOT my congressman!