Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Good Day to Be a Democrat

It's a GOOD DAY TO BE A DEMOCRAT! One of the folks is our local democratic party always ends his emails with that tagline. Last night when I saw him I told him I'd been thinking of him all day. This morning, all I can say is that David hit the nail on the head.

We have a new representative in this state. Hallelujah. Jim Ryun is out and Nancy Boyda is in. When we were lobbying in DC Ryun was gracious enough to meet with us but he was practically antagonistic - at least what little personality we saw out of him. I don't know Nancy Boyda, but she has GOT to be an improvement.

In a state race here a twenty-something libertarian candidate got 22% of the vote over the incumbent republican. If that's not an indication the Republican isn't doing well I don't know what is. Had a democrat been running in that election my guess is they'd be the incoming rep.

Watching the statewide races, it's amazing how many school bond issues passed, as well as other "liberal" agendas. Amazing what happens when people get out and VOTE.

THANK YOU for voting, calling, and whatever else you did to start the wheels of change in this country. It has been a long time coming. I hope it's not too late.

Your vote does count. Witness how close the races are in places. This is why your vote counts.

And, I hope every democrat who is coming into office remembers that we put them there for change, and they better deliver. No one is going to be watching that more closely than those of us who have worked on this mid year election. If you think we're going to take the fire off your feet, you've got another thing coming. I've invested my time, energy and money in this - I expect to get what I paid for with my time, energy and money.

Don't screw us over. And, please, don't screw over the people who decided their vote did matter and got out and voted for the first time. Get busy and do something good with this mandate you have. I realize you don't have to do a lot to accomplish more than the outgoing congress, but dream bigger.