Everyone remembers the enchanting, idealistic Frank Capra film about Mr. Smith [James Stewart] going to Washington, witnessing dirt and corruption, and refusing to go along with it. On Tuesday, Scott Brown, running as a Republican, trounced an opponent to win a Senate seat held by the Democrats for 40 years.
Today, he met in Washington with John Kerry, the other Democratic senator from Massachusetts and held a press conference in which he appeared calm, confident and at ease, while Mr. Kerry seemed stiff, choleric beneath his attempt to maintain a calm countenance, and nervous.
For Mr. Kerry has spent enough time inside the Beltway to know how slimy the ropes there can be, and since Mr. Brown did not arrive in his senate–correction, the Peoples’ seat, as he oft reminds us–he does know how Mr. Brown will respond to the traditional partisan arm pulling that goes on around there.
Because there is already a hue and cry to seat Mr. Brown immediately, it does not appear that it will take long to swear him in and allow him to get on with the business of being a senator. It has been said that, “as soon as the paperwork is forthcoming, he will be seated.”
The question, as always, is when indeed WILL the paperwork arrive, and how much will his opponents–in this case, the Democrat majority in the senate–do to stall it. It would appear that efforts to thwart seating would not only be in vain, but, now that so many are on to their tactics, reflect poorly upon those who would try it.
In the meantime–it appears that America has turned a new corner, and, despite frantic efforts to derail, discredit and subvert the will of the American people and anyone who disagrees with the socialistic party line being handed down out of the White House, the will of the American people has been made known, and is gathering steam. It is hard to conceal the presence of 2.1 Million people anywhere, let alone in our nation’s capitol and it is harder yet to steal their minds. It has been tried, unsuccessfully, and Americans have shown, time and again, that they love their country, their Constitution, and their freedoms. They will not relinquish these for anything or anyone.
So, welcome to Washington, Mr. Brown. May you succeed in bringing a breath of fresh air to that stultified, thug ridden city, and help to facilitate rise, once again, of the American Spirit!