#NoBillNoBreak flew over the interwebs, as supporters rallied outside the Capitol for a semi-pre-planned vigil. Something was coming, and our side was preparing the troops in advance. Local Survivor Leaders were traveling to Washington, D.C. My thoughts went to the Million Moms March. I imagined a candlelit row of supporters holding pictures of loved ones gunned down by weaponry which has its place in the hands of a well-regulated militia and no where else.
I never considered that House Democrats would pull such a stunt. Paul Ryan can complain about fundraising during the event, but that's a Campaign Finance Reform issue I'd be happy to debate with him at a later date. I would rather not be distracted from the message that Rep. Lewis sent, loudly and clearly. He tweeted
We got in trouble. We got in the way. Good trouble. Necessary Trouble. By sitting-in, we were really standing up.Rep. Mark Walker said the stunt was an insult to Woolworth's. Sure, I'll buy that. Following his analogy, his House of Representatives runs the lunch counter at which Christina-Taylor will never get to sit. You go right ahead, Rep. Lewis and colleagues. Insult them all you want. The rest of us will be watching and remembering at the ballot box come November.
You've made my day, my week, my month. I've wanted to feel the Bern, because I missed the passion of my anti-war days. Seeing you on the carpet, holding hands, doing what needed to be done to draw attention to what needs to be done.... I'm smiling, big time, right now.
I'm going to like going into the 4th of July with this attitude.