Congratulations on your 2006 electoral victory, and on seizing the House of Representatives, and perhaps the Senate, from your Republican opponents. We The People have given you the opportunity to govern, and this election should prove to you that We The People expect and demand that you govern with integrity.
We The People have decided that we are tired of your opponents for a number of reasons, and have therefore given you the opportunity to serve as temporary caretakers of this great nation. Some of The People who elected you are tired of Republican corruption and influence peddling. Some have had enough of the lies about Iraq and are horrified by the number of lives of brave Americans lost there. Some have had enough of your opponents’ pandering to the religious right. Some are repulsed by the disgrace known as Mark Foley. Some are fed up with this President and his administration. For whatever combination of reasons, We The People have collectively had enough of the Republicans, and have voted them out of power, at all levels of government, and from coast to coast, for the time being.
You have been given an opportunity to prove yourselves to The People. If you had ever had real jobs, you would understand that employers give new hires a grace period to prove that they can do the job effectively and efficiently. That is what We The People have decided to do with you – we have given you a trial period to show us that you can and will do what is best for The People of this country.
Do not think of this election as a victory for liberal tax and spend policies – it’s not. Do not think that We The People have given you rein to suck up to lobbyists and enrich yourselves to our detriment – we haven’t. Do not think you have been given license to muzzle us or enact legislation to protect us from ourselves – you haven’t. Think of this only as an opportunity to serve The People of this great land and to prove to us that you deserve to be kept on beyond your brief trial period.
If you screw up this trial period we will fire you as we fired your predecessors. We have had enough of politicians stealing from the till. We are tired of special interests buying legislation that is contrary to the best interests of Americans. We are fed up with our elected public servants telling us blatant untruths.
Make the most of your opportunity, and realize that you are servants to The People and caretakers of these United States. If we are dissatisfied with your service during this review period, we will find others who are more reliable and more competent to serve in your place.
You have been given both an opportunity and fair warning. We are watching.