From shining sea to shining sea the Wave of Blue has crashed upon the shores of Washington DC. And it will wash out the problems faced by all of us.
President Bush took the first step to fix the problem with the war in dumping Rumsfeld, but I for one think he has merely jumped out of the skillet into the fire with Bob Gates. Don't get me wrong, the guy is experienced, someone said earlier today that he worked for seven Presidents. But at what spying on the American people? I have my doubts, but am willing to see what he does before dumping on him.
We Democrats must not forget the election of 2008. But our representatives in Washington must not think short term, they must take the necessary steps to make the future of this country secure, to make it a country that cares once again, to create programs that alleviate the problems faced by millions of Americans in health care, education, global warming, and Social Security to name a few.
Members of WeDemocrats.org gave of their hard earned money, of their time to create this Wave of Blue, I for one am darn proud of each and everyone of them.
We Democrats across the nation have no time to rest on our laurels. There are school board, municipal elections and other elections coming up in the next few months. We took back our Government, we are taking back the Democratic Party thanks to Gov. Howard Dean, we must also take back local governments if we are going to see change in this country.
Many are saying it wasn't so much the issues as it was a vote against Bush and his Republican cohorts, but believe me it was the issues at the core of this election. We raised the issues that powered the election; especially Iraq, which some pundits told Democrats to steer clear of. We didn't listen to the political know it alls, we pushed the war in Iraq, and it was a big deciding factor in this election.
It was these same pundits who said that a Wave of Blue was impossible, that sweeping change could not occur. Guess what it happened and is happening as I write this.
New life, new blood in government is needed to formulate changes that are necessary as we face the unknown future.
Its been a long hard fought battle to get where we are today, its been a long couple of days as we waited with bated breath for the final shoe to fall in Montana and Virginia. But its done and we now face a brighter future in America.
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