For the record, I think Texas Tuesdays is a great resource to those of us living in Texas, and hope similar sites spring up for the other 49 states. Nothing beats an informed electorate.
I continue to see straws in the wind that make me think this could be a year for sweeping changes. It's been ten years since the Republican takeover in 1994. Dick Armey thinks the time may be right to make a case for throwing the current set of bums out. The Bonassus reminds us that a big chunk of the "Contract With America" was more about reforms within Congress than about sweeping visionary legislation. With all of the DeLay scandals, the Medicare vote including the Nick Smith bribery allegations, and so on and so forth, turning those tables should be easily doable.
But even if you put all that aside, what this has been about as much as anything has been banding together for a common goal. It's about doing something rather than hoping someone else will. It's about taking part in this allegedly participatory democracy that we have. It's about trying to make a difference. I could keep reaching into the bag of pompous, high-minded syllogisms here, but you get the point.
So yeah, steal this idea. Do us one better. I don't mind at all.
UPDATE: Nick Confessore pours a little cold water on the "Contract with America" logic.Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 02, 2004 to Texas Tuesdays | TrackBack