Last night, I was having the worst time trying to find my voice. I couldn't really determine all that I wanted to say. But now that I am watching John Boehner blather and bleat about the American people and other such things, I have a better sense of what I want to say. He, in my mind, represents precisely what is wrong with our country. As I watch him right now, flanked by Haley Barbour and Mitch McConnell, I see pure animus, and I fight mightily not to see enemies. But it is fucking hard.
With that said, I don't think that the Democratic Party has all of the answers. And Lord Jesus I can say that the GOP has not had the answers in my mind since Teddy Roosevelt. God knows I held my nose as I voted for Glenn Nye in the Virginia Second, but there was no way I could even fathom voting for Scott Rigell (and I am glad that Nye lost, because there is no use for someone who is Republican-lite).
I think I now know how McCain supporters must have felt on that night in 2008. When I look at Boehner, I see someone who represents why affirmative action was instituted in the first place. I see him the way whites see black folks they assume are affirmative action hires, but I don't think I am wrong about his actual lack of qualifications. I do not see him as an adult in the building. I do not see him as someone who gives a rat's ass about all of the desperate and poor and unemployed and uninsured who are cheering his ascension today.
But, I will be just fine. I will settle in and watch exactly what he does with this new position of power he will acquire in January, and I am more than prepared to use my little space of the blogosphere to hammer him for every single slight that I find, every opportunity that he puts his self interests before those people he purports to speak for (and I mean the broke people, not the rich ones that he and too many in all of Washington he seems to prefer), and any move to impeach the President without just cause (I definitely expect that to come down the pike).