I was at the Franksville bonfire. It was an awesome sight. That many people standing in the cold....you generally can only get that at a Packer game.
We are motivated.
I hear these comments every day:
"I fear for my country," said Elvira Orth, when asked what brought her out - "the loss of our freedoms."
"I've never seen my country changing like it is," said Karen Lohr of Waterford. "It's going in the wrong direction," said her husband, Jon.
"I'm not a Democrat. I'm not a Republican," Kieckhefer later told the crowd. "I'm a conservative, a fiscal conservative," and he, like a lot of others in the room, is spooked by the fact the federal government's skim off the economy grew by a fifth in one year, even before it takes over the half of health care it doesn't yet control.
"We have a fiduciary responsibility to our kids and grandkids," he said, to stop such unsustainable bloat.
The other thing I hear...and this is most important: "I've never paid attention to politics or gotten involved before. But now I'm in and I'm not going back."
These are people who are ready to go to metaphorical war. Push has finally come to shove. That leviathan of the average American has been awakened. Throughout the last 234 years, no one has found a way to overcome it. Enemies both foreign and domestic have found their end at the hands of the average guy (or gal). We have been bullied and lied to by the Leftists for 50-or-so years. We were slow to anger, but the time has come.
Democrat or Republican, don't think for a minute that we are going away. We aren't.
There are some Right Wing bloggers out there who seem to think they are above this fray. I say to them: "You can sit at your computer and feel all self-righteous about you blogging or you can make a real difference. Join in."