Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Long time no post!

So, over the last few months I have been absent from the blogging community. The Biggest reason was my hire to the US Census Bureau. The Next was the birth of my son. However with elections coming up I thought now would be a good time to post. I am going to spend a lot of this time talking about Florida Representative Alan Grayson. He recently released an attack ad comparing his opponent Daniel Webster views to those of the Taliban. He said this based off of a 2009 speech that was taken out of Context. Earlier on Sept. 2, 2010, Grayson referred to people attending Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally the previous weekend by saying “These are people who were wearing sheets over their heads 25 years ago.” He also said: “You only have three friends in life: God, your mama, and the Democratic Party.” And in August he accused Republican operatives in a heated exchange of spying on an Organizing for America conference. It goes without saying that this guy is a loose cannon. He is out of touch with the regular American, and because of this he is seven points behind Webster in a recent Sunshine State News Poll. However, to be fair we have allowed Washington to be this way. It is not Grayson, and it is not just Democrats. If you remember, there was a reason the Democrats won the House in 2006. There is a reason Obama won the Presidency in 2008. We did want change. The government has gained power for a while now. It used to be a slow process. But recently it has picked up steam, and because of that we are finally taking notice. The Question remains, "Can it be stopped?"