Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Al Franken Senate Sixty Celebration

The News: Al Franken won the court case, Norm Coleman conceded, and now Al Franken is going to be Senator.

The Question: Should we react like Clarence Thomas did when his nomination to the Supreme Court was finally approved--


The Answer: Hell No! Why spend our whole lives being cynical and defeated before anything bad actually happens? That's for people like Clarence Thomas.

It's un-fucking-believable.

I feel like the Jeremy Piven character in Grosse Pointe Blank--SIXTY VOTES! SIXTY VOTES MAN! SIXTY! S-I-X-T-Y! SIXTY!

Ok. Back to my sober, serious, analytical self. Ric, you have a Ph.D. in political science. Pull yourself together. There are moderate Democrats out there who might be offended.

Oh, screw it. SIXTY VOTES MAN!!!

Get rid of the filibuster!

Confirmation for Dawn Johnsen!

The Public Option for health insurance!

More regulation for Wall Street!

More Green Energy!

A War Crimes Investigation for Dick Cheney.

Come on President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi. Let's get stuff done!

What's even better is that the Democrats have a decent shot at actually increasing their Senate majority to 63 or 64 in 2010.

Yeah, progressives.

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