Acton’s Republican Town Committee gathered last night for our January meeting. In a departure from format we drank a champagne toast to Scott Brown’s stunning upset victory. Many in the room had labored long and hard to achieve it. It was a rare moment for us. But it couldn’t fully hide our dark little secret. Acton’s vote was our forth-in-a-row 60/40 loss. Our town has become “MoonBat Central”, while our RTC remains stuck in the 70s.
Many people have trouble understanding the real differences between the words effort, struggle, work, and results. It is often said that an addict cannot begin recovery until he admits he is an addict. Our RTC leadership is stuck in a comfort zone with what worked thirty and forty years ago. Tons of hard work and sterling effort went into call centers, lawn signs, and even some standouts. As I drove around there were 10 Scott signs for every Coakley one.
As I stood those long cold 14 hours at the polling place, I was feeling pretty good about the honk & thumbs-up-to- glare & middle finger ratio. The Dems were clearly losing the race Tuesday. Until about 5:30 PM, when the parade of agenda voters began to arrive en masse. I see no reason to avoid the subject, we have a sizable gay and lesbian population here in Acton, most I think attracted by our extremely liberal school curriculum.
So when the snow stopped Wednesday morning Acton was 1405 votes short of a Scott Brown victory. We’re stuck with that same 60/40 vote split which has plagued Special Town Meeting, our 2008 General Election, and the 2009 Selectman race. Do you ~ think ~ we should consider a new approach?
NOT A CHANCE!! Our leadership knows best, and they are very content to stay in the decade they’re familiar with. I mean, GAWD FORBID that we “offend” any of those 1405 voters who won’t even make eye contact with us as they scowl past us and vote for abortion, the Rainbow Amendment, higher taxes, and now for “free medical care” [aka ObamaCare].
So come our Annual Town Meeting, we can rely on those same 1405 swing voters showing up, and of course they’ll vote to raise our taxes to pay for their horde of “counselors” in the schools. And November 2nd? Oh yeah, they’ll be back yet again – moonbats voting for moonbats – still avoiding eye contact.
Addicts cannot begin to heal until they admit their addiction. And this old soldier is just SO politically incorrect, right?
/s/ Iron Mike
Old Soldier, – Still Good for Parts!