Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Rich Galen: "Heed the Call " .... The Times They are a' Changin' "

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

Bob Dylan

From Rich Galen's Mullings column:

What follows will be considered nothing less than heresy by other children of the '60s (who are now IN our 60s), but the irony is too perfect to ignore.

The poet laureate of our generation was a guy named Robert Allen Zimmerman, better known to some as Bob Dylan.

Of all the poems he set to music, one of my favorites was "The Times They are a'Changin'" which was a plea to "mothers and fathers," "writers and critics," and "Congressman, Senators" to (in the latter group) "please heed the call." ....

Here's the headline on the Washington Post's web page about their new poll:
Majority Favors GOP Control of Congress

The explanatory graf reads:
"A new Washington Post/ABC poll found those most likely to vote in the midterms prefer the GOP over continued Democratic rule by a sizable margin of 56 percent to 41 percent."

Calling a 15 percentage point chasm a "sizeable margin" is like calling the Deepwater Horizon spill an "oil leak."

To read the rest of the column click on the title for a link.

But, to quote from the first Star Wars movie in 1977 when other freedom fighters were fighting an "evil empire" :) Republicans:"Don't get cocky."