That is what I am feeling right now. I truly do not have the words to express anything else, because the feelings are much more complex than that.
We all knew that this was coming. We tried to warn the politicians not to do it. We were dismissed as "Astro-turf", "Radicals", "Un-patriotic", "Extremists" and "Right-wing Terrorists". We were marginalized.
We were ignored.
In my mind, November 7th, 2009 is the political equivalent of September 11th, 2001. It is an assault on our country.
On 9/11, Radical Islamic terrorists attacked our country and our financial centers with airplanes, and temporarily wounded our economy. The Nation came together in response with a unity of purpose and resolve that was short-lived but was a beautiful thing to see while it lasted. The People remembered what it meant to be an American.
On 9/11, I cleaned my guns. It seemed like a rational response to an attack on our country whose scope was unknowable. Yesterday's assault on our country will be far more devastating in the long run than 9/11.
What should the rational response be this time?