OK, several hundred thousand of us, by the dozens, hundreds, thousands, and even ten thousands - in the middle of the day and in the middle the work week - gathered at hundreds of sites yesterday to tell our elected employees that they are not our masters, our wallet is not their wallet... and we have had quite enough. We did it. The usual suspects never thought we'd get our complacent arses off our sofas and out of our cubicles and show up. But, we did. Yay, us!
OK, now what?
Hadn't really thought about that, had you? OK, some folks have (see here, here and here), but what about you? I know the Tea Parties were generally ignored by the Mainstream Media, or at best ridiculed, but the MSM, the Democrats. and the GOP can count the numbers just as well as I can, and they know that it takes a lot for you to get riled up enough to show up in the numbers you did. They all know the Earth moved yesterday. But should they be worried? Was yesterday just a harmless tremor, releasing pressure along a fault that will now dormant again? Or, was it the precursor to a political Mount Saint Helen's?
That, dear readers, is up to you. Just remember that the world is run run by those who show up - and stay.
Special Note to the gloating GOP party types sending me Tea Party press release emails: Shut. The. Hell. Up. Just because the Productive Class is furious at Obama taking their money (and their children's and their grand children's) to "spread the wealth", does not mean they see the GOP as the answer. Right now, you're not. You - the me-too, not-quite-as-big-government Republicans that gave us the TRAP bailout - have no credibility. If you want some, you damn well better grow a pair and earn it. So far, you haven't. M'Kay?