by CJFosdick on November 10, 2010

Part 1:
The people spoke. Disenchantment with the Obama Doctrine was very evident in the midterm election of 2010.  In Obama’s words, he and the Democrats got a shellacking.

The impact of the Tea Party, the movement started less than two years ago, has grown to be a major player in the drama of the past election. However, many with their “usual expertise in deciphering the public mood and wishes”  are still chirping around with belittling comments putting down the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, and some the of Tea Party favorites who didn’t win in their districts.  Specifically under attack are Christine O’Donnell, Meg Whitman, and Carley Fiorini . The consensus of opinion from the nay-sayers  is that these candidates were too unsophisticated, too amateur, too lacking in polish to be able to win against the slick, experienced established candidates. They, Democrat and Republican Beltway types alike, say these things with snobbishness dripping from their voices. I guess these elites never heard of Andrew Jackson, Abe Lincoln, or Dwight D. Eisenhower, all men of humble beginnings, self-made giants among men who became, not just great leaders of their times, but leaders whose legacy lives on today, those among the greatest of the great. I would like to add my humble voice to say to those who lost, “There is no shame in losing. Many candidates have lost only to win in future elections, Ronald Reagan being one.

These candidates under attack now are the people’s choice, the common folks who have had enough of the establishment, you know those candidates backed by the Tea Party Movement. If I had my way, I would put term limits on all elected offices. Our founding fathers did not intend for career politicians to stay forever as musty legends living in ivory towers far removed from masses they represent, growing richer and more powerful the longer they can stay in office. Of course, not all politicians go this route. For example, I think Oran Hatch of Utah is one such man.

The people spoke, and hope has started to return to the folks, or at least a beginning of hope. The anger and fear of seeing America changed so radically is starting to fade. We yearn for the return of the America we love and cherish. We want things to change back; we want to have the very unpopular Obamacare voted down; we want to see the government stop spending like there is no tomorrow; we want to have the taxes stay the same for everyone; we want Bush’s tax cuts made permanent.

The people spoke, the Tea Party grew. The people spoke louder, and the Republicans ousted Democrats right and left in the2010 election, often with the Tea Party backing. We can already see a brighter tomorrow begin. The folks will continue to speak, even louder and more insistently to let our wishes be heard. We will no longer be called “the enemy”*. We will no longer be told we must “sit in the back of the bus”*. We will no longer be shut out of proceedings in our government’s business, no more secret votes at midnight where Republicans were not allowed in.**

The people spoke, and therein lies the power of the government. I am proud to be one of the folks, I am proud to be associated with the Tea Party,  and I am proud that I spoke with my vote. The people spoke and America changed on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Neophyte Change and Hope has returned to America.

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