Have you had enough?

February 05, 2008 by barbara

barbara says

Burn this Coleman/Bush image into your brain and do not put it out. It says it all. (Click on headline for a closer look if you dare.)

Do you want to present Norm Coleman with a one-way ticket out of D.C.? Do you want to defang Tim “McCain’s Intended” Pawlenty with solid veto-proof majorities in both Minnesota House and Senate? Do you long for an exorcism of the White House as preamble to a long Democratic occupancy there?

Then get up out of that computer chair and march your behind to your caucus tonight! (I mean that lovingly, of course.) Because this is where the rubber really hits the road in Minnesota and 23 other states. Today. Tonight.

Not sure where your caucus meets? Check here.

Not sure what it’s all about? Read Eric Black’s excellent piece here.

Want to see what a caucus looks like if you haven’t been to one? Watch this video.

Now, get up and go. It’s time for us to get united and get to work.

The preceding message was brought to you by barbara, that "fed up and rising" woman.

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Eva (not verified) | February 5, 2008 - 6:37pm

I am sorry, but I feel it is useless to even try. I will be staying home.

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barbara says (not verified) | February 6, 2008 - 1:19am

No, no, not useless!! In my hometown, my senate district was absolutely thrilled in 2004 to have its highest caucus turnout ever: 750 people. Deemed amazing in what had been a reliably conservative stronghold.

Tonight, that same district -- my district -- attracted more than 3,000 caucus attendees. It was chaotic and wild and absolutely wonderful.

There is a palpable sense that we can do this. What is "this"? Simply stated, "this" is turning the bastards out of office across the board. Regaining majorities where there are none. Gaining a bullet-proof margin where majorities already exist. Reclaiming the White House from the pretender to the throne.

There will be a boatload of work to do. But for 24 hours, let's just revel in the delicious victories. It was an absolutely historic night in Minnesota. See purple fade back into blue.

Woo hoo!!

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MLS (not verified) | February 6, 2008 - 7:28am

Barbara,
I love your enthusiasm. Keep it coming. YAHOO!!!

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Eva (not verified) | February 6, 2008 - 4:02pm

Enthusiasm is great I suppose, but if we win, we will then have to lead and that would be risky for us. Would it not actually be better to let the Republicans lead and then we can continue to blame them?

What if something really bad happens and Democrats have the White House and Congress ?

Who can we blame?

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MLS (not verified) | February 6, 2008 - 4:52pm

"What if?"
Hasn't something bad already been happening these past 7 years. Think about it.

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Eva (not verified) | February 6, 2008 - 5:20pm

As a matter of fact, no. It can be, and will be so much worse, more than we can even fathom or possibly believe at this time. Sadly, we will hardly remember the petty political battles that we seem to be involved in now; the blame will be severe, all else will pale.

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barbara says (not verified) | February 6, 2008 - 6:02pm

MLS, "Eva" is jerking our chain. It's snark. Kinda funny, though.

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Eva (not verified) | February 6, 2008 - 6:22pm

You have no idea how much I wish that were so.

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leftymn (not verified) | February 7, 2008 - 8:36am

I certainly the coming few years as a challenge given the economic situation especially. But 8 years of Bush/Cheney and the damage done to our foreign policy, constitutional rights, the Supreme Court and the entrenchment of crony capitalism has scarred the country. This will take at least one generation to undo. Nothing could be worse than this. The changes required will not be easy and yes the "long knives" will be brought out , but allowing a GOP president to choose 2 more SCOTUS justices will damage us even more. The era is changing, we have had over 30 years of REagan-Friedman-Cheney economics and foreign policy (personally I saw the Clinton years as "lite" extensions of the same line) and it is time to shift the pendulum back. It could be possible to change the governing dynamic for the next 30 years. You have to have some thing this aging skeptic finds hard to endorse: Faith.

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