...in both senses of the word!
/rɪˈvoʊltɪŋ/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ri-vohl-ting]
1. disgusting; repulsive: a revolting sight.
Definition one is for the leadership. Obama, Reid, Pelosi, et. al have made promises of an ethical and transparent government. They took a recession which by most estimates would have self corrected in six months, spent trillions of borrowed money on pork and turned the economy into a financial disaster which may take years to recover. Here's was Democrat and Obama voter Mort Zuckerman had to say about it:
In the campaign, he said he would change politics as usual. He did change them. It’s now worse than it was. I’ve now seen the kind of buying off of politicians that I’ve never seen before. It’s politically corrupt and it’s starting at the top. It’s revolting.
Definition two was demonstrated in Massachusetts on Tuesday. Scott Brown would have never been elected, except for the votes of many rank and file Democrats. Some lifelong Democrats. Some Kennedy Democrats. A large percentage of which rebelled against the Democratic machine's business as usual. They rebelled against being taken for granted by a party that assumed that anyone who could snag the nomination (in this case by scheming and jockeying for the nomination long before Ted Kennedy had even assumed room temperature) would be coronated in due time.
The people of Massachusetts did not want the government juggernaut to continue unabated. The folk who had swallowed GM and Chrysler and every student loan were about to swallow 1/6 of the nation's economy and nationalize the health care system, which, for all its flaws is still the best in the world. The people of Taxachusetts knew how to put a stop to it. They revolted. They elected a Republican.
There have been some, whistling past the graveyard, who try to assert that Brown is a "RINO" and thus, still a liberal. If this were true, given the choice between "Democrat" and "Democrat lite", why would any Democrat cast a vote that would deny their own party the vote that kept their Senate majority filibuster proof?
Scott Brown's election is in his own words, bigger than just opposing Obama. It's about making government more responsive to its citizens. This is a rare opportunity for Republicans. If only they don't blow it. Again.
Cross posted at Say Anything