As anyone who reads these words I occasionally throw up on my little corner of the internet is probably aware - I'm a conservative. Libertarian with a small l, perhaps. I like small government, low taxes - and generally to be left alone with my guns and whatever religion I happen to believe in.
This is an ideal that I've never personally witnessed. I've seen shadows of it - and proof it can work. But I've never lived there. I sure would like to someday. The GOP just rolled the House and took away the super majority in the Senate on the auspices that people did *not* like the Hope and Change coming out of Washington. Look, I could wax on for hours about why that is. Other people have said it already.
I could also tell the GOP they need to get their head out of their ass, and actually practice what some of them preached to get elected. Its been done before, in other places.
So instead, I'm going to say this. Representative Earl Pomeroy? You've been handed your traveling papers. It's pretty clear that you haven't really given a damn about this state for a good chunk of my life and you should have been hauled out on your ass years before I could vote. But thats ok, because its been done now, and you can thank Obamacare for it - because lets be honest here - you didn't read it, but you knew what was in it, and the rest of us who did read it hate it. Your crony Dorgan got the hell *out* of Politics when he saw the writing on the wall, and your other Crony Conrad's next. So enjoy your new free life living on the east coast without having to pretend you're actually from here anymore.
We won't miss ya. And you won't miss us. If there was any justice in the world, we'd get rid of the pension plans you folks enjoy.
But I'll settle for this - for now.