The real winner in these 2014 elections? Weed!
The Nation's capitol will soon have fun-filled "flower" fests in its lovely parks. Gardens will be green with the grasshopper who has no legs. Kitchens will be filled the seductive smell of "Space Brownies." Residents of Washington, DC just voted to legalize marijuana.
Indeed, all this ganja giddiness may just create some goodwill among the incoming Republican majority up on Capitol Hill. Bring the party up to the Senate Swamp! It shouldn't be hard to lure the new majority outside for a little afternoon blunt blazing... hey... there's even a GOP Senator from Missouri who is named Roy Blunt!
Once the GOP has a few healthy hits of good old-fashioned pot, my guess is they will see the uncoolness of denying nutrition assistance to the one in five children who are hungry in the United States. When the new GOP Senate Majority indulges in a little Sweet Lucy, I am certain they will see that they have been downright cruel denying a raise to millions of our country's working families struggling to make ends meet on a minimum wage that is far too low.
A high GOP just might become introspective enough to realize that Americans are fed up with corrupt Wall Street Banks, tax loopholes for greedy corporations, a shredding of a safety net for neighbors in need. Pot just could be the the mind-altering remedy that the country has been waiting for.
It's just possible that as weed wins, so the country wins. A stoned governing majority may be just the answer the 2014 electorate was bargaining on. And, if not -- well, come on down to the nation's capitol and get stoned with the rest of us. Progressives will keep fighting -- even harder -- to keep the gains we've won and to continue the inevitable march forward... but at least now, it will feel a bit easier.
Cross-posted with permission from OtherWords.