Santa Barbara welcomes the Governor

I have serious doubts regarding the efficacy of protests as a choice of tactic in the current political moment, but looking at these pics from Santa Barbara today…

It just seems right, somehow. When you think about the incredibly small number of people driving the agenda that the Governor is pushing, you can’t help but come to the conclusion that our democracy has been overrun by an oligarchy of corporate interests. Maybe those pictures are what democracy looks like as it’s being pulled back from the brink. As long as protests aren’t all we do (and it certainly isn’t in Santa Barbara, those people are organizing like crazy), we’ll be OK.
Via Erik Love’s The Most Important Blog…Ever, this post over at dailykos and over at the Courage Campaign.