cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Christine O’Donnell, who defeated the entrenched Republican in the Delaware senate primary on Tuesday, has brought out the worst in the staid, old Republican Party once again. Karl Rove was nearly apoplectic as he discussed this ‘terrible’ thing that had occurred; he opined about how this one race could threaten the Republicans’ ability to re-capture the majority in the Senate. The recognized RINO had gone down in flames. Rove lamented that Republicans had lost a chance to get a majority. But what wasn’t discussed was the value of a hollow majority upon which no one can rely when the chips are down. RINOs simply cannot be relied upon in the most important votes; they have historically let us all down at the very time it counted the most.
At the same time, Nancy Pelosi proclaimed that the Tea Party had actually done her Democrat Party a big favor. I do not know what she is smoking, but she seems to be hallucinating ‘big time’. She is trying her very best to put lipstick on what is a very ugly pig from the Democrats’ perspective.
The Washington ‘establishment’ is in an uproar over the big change in dynamics this election cycle. The establishment seems to realize that the so-called Tea Party movement has some real legs, and it is begrudgingly coming to understand that Sarah Palin is more than a flash-in-the-pan as the mainstream media has been attempting to create since she was plucked from the relative obscurity of the Alaska governorship by John McLain.
The two major parties cannot seem to grasp that the people are tired, bone-tired as Dave Obey mentioned, over the political scene. They want change and they want lasting change, not just the typical lip service to change that has become the establishment’s customary response.
There is a very real movement amongst the common citizens this time that seems to not be going away anytime soon. There is an economic storm building given all the debt being added so that we can continue to spend ourselves into a deeper recession than otherwise might’ve been the case.
Even Wisconsin’s Senator Feingold tried to get Ron Johnson to agree to SIX debates, thus demonstrating that Feingold is either over-confident about his debate skills, or has recognized he is in deep trouble, or both.
It appears that people are not going to sit back and allow themselves to be lulled into a stupor now that the primaries are done; the people still seem energized and ready to make permanent changes.
It is driving the establishment nuts.