Sunday, November 12, 2006

New members of the Senate - a reason for hope

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'- Dylan

Holding up combat boots worn by his son serving in Iraq, Democrat Jim Webb announces his victory in Virginia's Senate race.

"It's time for a change in Washington. We need new priorities and real leaders who will put the interests of the many ahead of the interests of the few."

"We proved a progressive campaign that fights for the middle-class can win in Ohio."

"Yesterday, we heard the voices of Missourians, and they have said, we want change.
They have said, we want accountability, we want an independent voice willing to stand up to anyone to fight for Missouri's families, we want to restore the American dream for everyone."

"I believe in taking a new path of hope where we roll up our sleeves and go to work together to create the jobs of the future, tackle the problem of unaffordable health care, and reduce the deficit."

"Winston Churchill said that politicians work for the next election, and that statesmen work for the next generation. I will do my best to work for the next generation of Montanans, and to get this country moving forward again for the benefit of Montana’s working families."

Bernie regards terrorism as a very serious threat to the United States and the world community, but believes strongly that we can combat it without undermining the basic constitutional rights which make us a free country.

So much for the new theme that "conservative democrats" won the election. We could only be so lucky as to get an influx of new Senators this "conservative" every election.

A few words of famous advice:
Just get up off the ground, that's all I ask. Get up there with that lady that's up on top of this Capitol dome, that lady that stands for liberty. Take a look at this country through her eyes if you really want to see something. And you won't just see scenery; you'll see the whole parade of what Man's carved out for himself, after centuries of fighting. Fighting for something better than just jungle law, fighting so's he can stand on his own two feet, free and decent, like he was created, no matter what his race, color, or creed. That's what you'd see. There's no place out there for graft, or greed, or lies, or compromise with human liberties. And, uh, if that's what the grownups have done with this world that was given to them, then we'd better get those boys' camps started fast and see what the kids can do. And it's not too late, because this country is bigger than the Taylors, or you, or me, or anything else. Great principles don't get lost once they come to light. They're right here; you just have to see them again!


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