Meanwhile, back at Tea Party Headquarters....
Hear that loud, shrill whistle? That's the sound of the Tea Party falling at terminal velocity from 60,000 feet, soon to make a bunch of smoking holes in the ground all across America. Just as I predicted. :)
The Tea Party's recent fall from grace over their handling of the budget / debt ceiling in Washington happened in the blink of an eye. From hero to goat....a quick, instant SPLAT! Americans are practical people who get things done, and are willing to sit down and work together....aka "compromise"....to make things happen. Case in point:
In the New Jersey gubernatorial race the incumbent (Republican) Chris Christie is quick to point out that, yes, he's a conservative, but is willing to compromise if it will deliver positive results for his state. Democrats aren't the Devil incarnate, and can in fact be valuable political partners. And polls suggest he's headed for a BIG win.
In contrast, polls say the Virginia gubernatorial race is going to be a major crash-and-burn exercise for Tea Party (Republican) candidate, Kenneth Cuccinelli II. He's portrayed as a stiff, extreme ideologue, the exact opposite of what thinking Virginians want.
This to me is very good news. Exciting news, even. It might not make for a very interesting blog post....no catastrophes, no blood or guts, no "he said / she said" scandals, but still very good news. Send all the extremists to the woodshed for a sound whipping, and leave governing to those who can sit down and work together like adults.
Now for a 180 degree turn, I must eat some humble pie. Last week I spoke out against having too much stuff, yet bro and I went out last Friday and bought new phones. My rather lame (but true) excuse is that Verizon's $100 trade-in offer was about to expire. "Use it or lose it" they say.
As I use my mobile phone for both home and business purposes (it's the only phone I have) and as my old one was many generations past it's prime, I felt slightly less guilty buying a new one.
And dang, is it cool! It can pull up things faster than I can even think about them. And K says (and she's pretty tech savvy) that the phone's camera is better than any other camera I have, so my little pocket Canon will soon be relegated to a place of honor on my memorabilia shelf.
That's progress, I suppose.