Mourn and Move On. We’ve Got Some Fish to Fry!

I know you’re mad.  Me?  I’m pissed.  But we can’t wallow in the past, point fingers at the Democrats and throw ourselves a pity party.  There is literally no time.  We have to move to action.  If this bill does nothing else (besides divide out country, send us barrelling into socialism, and bankrupt our children), let it put a big honkin’ fire under our asses.  Let’s make it clear that NO ONE in Washington, Annapolis, or Towson has an inkling of job security.

Many of you wonder, “What’s the use?  We’re going to lose anyways.”  Maybe you’re right.  We do live in Maryland after all, a solidly blue state, but who’s to say we can’t make a difference in 2010?  Who’s to say we can’t get out there, work our butts off and make this state just a tad bit purple.

Inside Washington this bill split the Dems and the Reps, but in Mainstream America, it’s not about party as much as it is about the encroachment of government on our lives.  There are plenty of Democrats and Moderates fuming right along with us.  I’m pretty sure not all of them signed up for this kind of “change.”  Let’s harness the energy and use it for good.  Let’s strive for a Two-Party system in the state of Maryland.  There will never be a better time than now.  If we go home in November without picking up a single seat, especially the governorship, then we’ll only have ourselves to blame.  I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t want that on my conscience.  We can no longer sit by the wayside with our tails between our legs.  Using the words of my friends from Madagascar (the movie not the country), “We got to move it. We got it to move it.”  Now shake those hips, open those lips, and let’s send a message, and not just to those who represent us, but to our neighbors, our family, our friends.

However, we must be careful not to waste of time either.  Arguing with a die-hard liberal is, well, a waste of time.  Focus your efforts on those known as swing voters, ones that actually might jump ship (at least for a particular candidate or election).  Team up with our local candidates and sign wave, leaflet, donate, or host a Meet & Greet at your house.  If you’re really fed up, maybe you’d even consider running against Cummings (US Congress), Kasemeyer (State Senate), or in District 10 (such a forgotten district, I can’t even remember the Delegate’s names off the top of my head).  Even if you don’t think you’re a viable candidate, who cares.  At least make them work a little for the job they have.  Let’s make it difficult for them to cross the picket line.

If you want to get involved in the grassroots efforts in this or any area, send me an email at  I’ll plug you in.  Oh and did you know that Anna’s cookies from Ikea are extremely addictive.  While I’ve been typing this post, I’ve eaten half the package.  Thankfully they’re also semi-lowfat.


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