Then all of a sudden it hit me, this was just one small example of a very big message that Americans are trying to send to their representatives in Washington. It is best described by using the famous line from a classic movie. The line is this:
"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more".
In case you don't recognize the line, it was from the movie Network and it was offered by the actor Peter Finch, playing the role of national news anchor Howard Beale, expressing his feelings about the television news world after being fired by his network. It was a classic performance and the words are, I think, very appropriate for what America is thinking today.
When college professor Dave Brat took on Cantor, he faced a well oiled political machine with plenty of money and a slick campaign strategy designed to quickly dispatch the upstart who dared to challenge the Leader. But there was a problem with the strategy; it employed a false representation of both Brat and Cantor as well. And in the case of its representation of Cantor, it tried to gloss over the Leader's support for Amnesty by claiming just the opposite. But the voters were wise to this trick and it backfired.
Dave Brat is not only an honest man but he also has the gift of being able to deliver his message clearly and succinctly without the usual platitudes and gobbledy gook so common in politics. It was refreshing and it resonated with the voters in Virginia's Seventh Congressional District, with the result being a resounding upset.
Americans are tired and they are angry. They are tired of hearing a President repeatedly lie to them at the same time they witness a Congress which is more concerned with Wall Street and K Street than Main Street. And what's more, they are fed up with spoiled politicians who are primarily concerned with their own power and riches while putting the interests of those they represent in a distant second place. Amnesty is just one example of it with the cowering to the Chamber of Commerce for campaign contributions while selling their souls.
Dave Brat got it loud and clear and he knew that if he could get his message out broadly enough it would gain traction. And as he covered the district tirelessly and his numbers began to tick upward, a couple of talk radio Conservatives picked up on it and put their microphones to use in Brat's support. Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham led the charge and it came at just the right time near the end of the campaign when all of the stars came together for Brat.
I think this is a wave of the future and new, fresh blood is what it will take to change things. Change is what we must do if America is to survive. I congratulate Dave Brat and wish him well in the November election. And I look forward to more such upsets in the future as we strive to take our country back.
Wake up, America. There is a new wind blowing and it will bring in a freshness that America is looking for. Let's just hope it arrives before it is too late.