Okay enough poking fun at Bawney, err...I mean Barney. James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal wrote a piece on Sean Bielat, Mr. Franks challenger to the Congressional seat in Frank's district in Massachusetts.
'I don't consider myself a tea party candidate," Sean Bielat tells me over dinner. "I don't know what it means." But an hour later Mr. Bielat, Rep. Barney Frank's Republican challenger, receives a hero's welcome at the Spindle City Tea Party, a gathering of nearly 200 citizen- activists in this economically depressed mill town. As he approaches the stage, they stand, applauding and chanting "Go, Sean, go!"No matter where you live in the country, you would do well to check out Sean's campaign if you would like to see Barney Frank gone. Don't forget that many people across the nation donated to Scott brown's campaign, not just the people of the district in Massachusetts that he ran in. You can make a difference even if you don't live in Frank's district or in Massachusetts at all.
What he tells them is consistent with this reporter's view of the tea party: "I'm starting to think that people want to take this country back—that people no longer believe that the government has the answers for our betterment, that the government can tell them how they should use their money. People believe that they have the power to create their own opportunity, if only they are given the chance. . . . There is so much wrong in Washington, I almost don't know where to start."
There are plenty of ways to help, donations of money, donations of your time or talents, word of mouth, encourage people to vote, give them rides if needed. Blog, Tweet, Facebook, and social network the heck out of the campaign, put signs in your yard, or bumper stickers on your car. Write to the editors of your newspaper if you are in Frank's district, many small local papers will accept articles from citizens on such subjects.
If you want to see change from the same old, same old, then dump Barney and elect Sean by doing whatever you can to help. Remember one thing that Barack Obama did not, change starts with YOU, the ordinary every day citizen. You have the power and as you have seen in many of the primaries throughout the nation, it is not necessarily the incumbent or the candidate with the most money that wins !
Sean Bielat for Congress