"The wrecking ball from NJ, Governor Christie, and the border stalwart from AZ, Governor Brewer - 2012 President and VP ticket?" twittered Shaggy Bull last evening, putting a bee in our bonnet that we've been promulgating amongst our followers. Some definite interest out there. In related news, the wrecking ball twittered us this afternoon (see below for details), and now our name is right up there in the "Twitter Feed" column of his official web site. Don't know how we got there, but we're enjoying the ride.
SissyWillis, SaveJersey, JoeNBC It is a glorious morning 4 America Joe. Enjoy it. I am enjoying it with my family @ the Jersey Shore.
Gasping for breath and fanning ourselves in near ecstasy, we twittered back:
Thanks for tweeting me. I am now the envy of all my friends. :D Hubby & I enjoying lovely day at home in Chelsea-by-the-Sea, MA
On this "glorious morning 4 America," Tuck is out re-roofing the garage, while we are here in the studio flying through cyberspace. Not everyone's idea of the perfect Fourth of July celebration, but it works for us, and isn't that what freedom's all about? Later on we'll grill some burgers and watch the fireworks across Boston Harbor from our front porch. But we digress …
Governor Christie, AKA "The Wrecking Ball from NJ," has a personal relationship with the above-mentioned JoeNBC, on whose MSNBC show he appeared the other day, but a quick scanning of TWB'S recent tweets suggests that twittering someone like ourselves — a denizen of Dan Collins's "Island of Misfit Bloggers" — may represent a new direction. Could Christie's staff be channeling Dan Riehl?:
As a long time observer of and participant in Right-side new media, there are some big changes coming together. Dana Loesch, among others, represents that change. It's as much a maturing, as it is remaining fresh and young. Check out the Cedra Crenshaw video below …
Early on, it was often a big slice of angry ranting, combined with a more pedestrian repeating of the GOP meme of the day. Many of those elements still exist, but there's something else going on.
Matt Lewis' Top 25 Twitter list typifies some of these folks; there are many more, like my friend Sissy Willis [Look, Ma!], who is a must follow and blogs here on occasion, as she's an important voice for a particular segment of the GOP base. The movement isn't one thing, it's made up of many parts, or factions …
Add in Andrew Breitbart's big investment in the Right on line [his latest, Big Peace, premiers today], Pajamas TV, The Daily Caller, The Tea Party movement mostly on the ground, but connected in - and one can see a serious, yet occasionally snarky, fun and attractive, yet substantive movement taking shape out here. I believe, as I've always believed, that such a movement is going to bring big and positive changes to America. And it's exciting and rewarding to feel a part of it at this critical point in the political history of America.
Update: The Anchoress links with "A smaller revolution."