It's quite clear what the voters of Massachusetts told us yesterday when they elected Scott Brown, the Conservative Republican, to the Senate seat once held by Ted Kennedy:
Dear MoveOn member,
Watching a conservative Republican replace Ted Kennedy in the Senate is simply devastating.
But as bad as the news is this morning, there's actually one reason to be hopeful.
For the last year, most Democrats in Washington have let lobbyists and corporate interests run roughshod over the people's business. Wall Street got bailouts. Bankers got bonuses. Big Insurance rewrote the health care bill. Meanwhile, ordinary Americans continue to struggle to make ends meet.
But now, finally, Democrats know they need to change course to win back voters' confidence. The question is, will they learn exactly the wrong lesson? Will they give up on change altogether? Drop health care reform? Follow the lead of conservatives like Joe Lieberman and Evan Bayh and embrace "Republican-lite"?
We need to make sure Democrats don't get it wrong this time. It's time to demand that they start truly fighting for working families. Pass real health care reform. Rein in Wall street. Take on the banks and special interests that stand in the way of change.
And so on. Now check out this from Levana Health:
America was angry in 2008. Angry with a sinking economy. Angry with a country headed in the wrong direction.With evidence like this, how can anyone deny that Americans desperately want more and more progressive douchebaggery? How can anyone say that Americans don't feel thrilled at the prospect of surrendering their personal sovereignty and handing over 1/6 of the American economy to a Federal Government that is so good at doing things like delivering the mail?! How can Americans not be excited at the idea of IRS-like regulations every time they get a cut on their finger?!
In 2008, America voted for change. We voted to stand up to Wall Street. We voted to clean up Washington. And we voted to guarantee everyone quality, affordable health care.
Last night in Massachusetts, voters stood up and told us that they're still angry and that they still want change. And politicians in Washington must deliver, or else.