Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The Morning After....

Posted by Kirby noon Eastern

Well, it was morning when I finally opened my eyes this morning. Our own CT Bob did an amazing job -- we learned that teaming up is really the only way to do this -- he was able to go out and gather video and still shots while I held the fort down and typed and edited photos. I can't help but look at national media and read papers online and wonder "What election are they talking about?" This isn't the first time I have been in the middle of a story and then didn't recognize the story when told by others, but this is the most bizarre of all.

As we predicted, the Ds are falling in line behind the party nominee -- that would be Ned -- and it will just be a time to sit back and let those machinations work out themselves. Meanwhile, we can just sit back and listen to ourselves be characterized by the MSM while they try to figure out which way the power is shifting and how the pundits can get themselves in the middle of it. Be sure to check back later today -- Bob shot amazing video of Jessie Jackson and Maxine Waters in our blogger room -- they were incredibly moving and inspirational. And believe me, he has more tricks up his sleeve to share once he gets some sleep and does some paying work.

Fortunately, this is a new world -- a democracy, if you will -- in which people with access to computers and a desire to report from the ground can be on equal footing with the beautiful people lined up in front of their cameras with makeup you could scrape off with a putty knife who follow power. We follow ideas. We follow ideals. We follow people without hidden agendas. We follow those who want to serve their constituents. We follow people who care about their fellow man and supporting this amazing experiment called the United States and getting it back in line with the Constitution our framers brilliantly constructed so as to remain our guiding principle here, 200+ years later.

We are thousands of points of light, flickering in the darkness to those who have almost lost hope in how great America can be again. WE are the patriots.


Anonymous said...

Your thousands of points of light apparently have met some black holes in Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, East Haven, Naugatuck, Waterbury and West Haven...all of which shine brightly on where Ned needs to work more.

noneed4thneed said...

"we can just sit back and listen to ourselves be characterized by the MSM while they try to figure out which way the power is shifting and how the pundits can get themselves in the middle of it."
That a great analysis of the situation. Thanks for all of the hard work the last couple weeks. Keep it up.

low-tech cyclist said...

That's what this is really all about - small-d democracy.

"The bloggers" have been part of the story because the Web has provided us with tools to have this conversation, where the podium isn't hogged by a handful of politicians and pundits anymore, but where we all can get a word in edgewise.

I'm 52 years old, and have been thinking for most of my life about the problem of how to get new ideas heard in our media-ocracy. And now, you can post a diary on Kos or TPM Cafe, or post in your own blog, and see if anyone likes your ideas.

We are in Year Six of the worst Presidency the U.S.A. has ever known. It's hard to exaggerate the damage this man and his crew have done to our country. But I honestly believe we're at the turning of the tide. Not just with respect to Bush, but about our entire politics.

Things are going to change because people want to be involved in the politics of their country. They don't want to be passive bystanders; they want to know they can make a difference, not just on that one day they cast their votes, but on an ongoing basis.

Small-d democracy. This is what it's all about.

Sue123 said...

Great job, Kirby!

Anonymous said...

Good luck. You guys are well on the way to McGovernizing the party.

Anonymous said...

Fire up the letters to the editors, gang:

Karl Rove Calls Lieberman To Offer Help

George Stephanopoulos on ABC:

According to a close Lieberman adviser, the President's political guru, Karl Rove, has reached out to the Lieberman camp with a message straight from the Oval Office: "The boss wants to help. Whatever we can do, we will do."

Bush lost in CT last night. Now, like Joe, he wants a do-over--and his are always very, very dirty.

Oaktown Girl said...

"we can just sit back and listen to ourselves be characterized by the MSM while they try to figure out which way the power is shifting and how the pundits can get themselves in the middle of it."

I really pray Lamont and his camp are aggressive in defining who he is and what his campaign is about, and don't just let the opposition define him.

I know the msm is doing and has done everything they can to lable Lamont and his supporters as "extreme", and that's only going to keep coming. But we don't have to just sit back and take it. The issues are on our side. Ned can easily put Holy Joe on the defensive, and needs to do so. I hope my faith (and money) have not been misplaced. Gotta take the fight to the enemy.

Anonymous said...

I'm an MSM blogger (Providence Journal), just here to say you did a fine job yesterday.

Said it on my blog as well, and pointed to you:

Anonymous said...

Hi guys,

Great job. Standing on third base with Bush pitching and Lieberman catching.

You'll be walking to home plate before you can say Ned Lamont.

Last night you scored a triple:

for America
for Democracy
for the World

Thanks a billion [points of light]

Malcolm in the UK

Julio Rodriguez said...

well said kirby and thank you ct bob for keeping us informed down here in jeb's sunshine state

Anonymous said...

"you... uh... you guys are not going to stop..?"

joenuzz said...

Ah, yes the morning after... have you guys ever heard of George McGovern? You like to compare Iraq and Vietnam well Lamont and his politics are your McGoverns.

Sue123 said...

Sheila from the Providence-Journal -
did I see you at the WakeUp Walmart rally?

Whoops - NPR is having something on Joe on - it's 5:50

Anonymous said...

Having the fat faces of the twin racial arsonists Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton looming over Lamont's shoulder at his victory announcement will do WONDERS for appealing to independent voters.
Watching you guys eat your young is a pleasure.

Anonymous said...

Sue 123 -- nope. I'm an editor, seldom go anywhere.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather have my teeth extracted than put up with another six years of Joementum.

Beth said...

Job well done guys. I am hoping that Ct. Bob finally got some rest and that a basket was passed around at the party to collect money for a new laptop for him.