A speedbump down the ruination road of Carter’s Second Term
The predictably impossible, happened … the tax day Tea Party protesters, summertime Town Hall Meeting questioners, and the jilted Obama Independents raised their collective ugly head and rejected a Government being run as a one political party rule and voted a registered Republican to replace Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy in the United States Senate.
Scott Brown was swept into office by waging a campaign based upon actually being a representative of the constituents who purposely voted him into office as opposed to having a political party rubber stamp vote occupying the one of one-hundred voting seats in the United States Senate.
Do not let people who talk on the news programs tell you that this win in Massachusetts was a just a typical mid-term rejection of the ruling party … “this happens all the time” … this win by Scott Brown was a historic rejection of Barack Obama and his policies aided by the unbridled leadership approach employed by Nancy Pelosi in the House of Representatives and Harry Reid in the US Senate. This election was an example of a “Power To The People” moment.
The very liberal U. S. Congressman from New York, Anthony Weiner probably said it best, and he was a person who’s philosophy benefited from the last full year of a one-party rule paradigm —
“Large numbers of independent voters saying they’re upset about health care, that’s not just their fault, that’s our fault, too. And we have to think about what we’re doing wrong here and to have a conversation as if nothing happened, whether you’re in Massachusetts or not, is being tone deaf, — I don’t think it would be the worst thing to take a step back and say we are going to pivot to do a jobs thing…If there isn’t any recognition that we got the message and we are trying to recalibrate and do things differently, we are not only going to risk looking ignorant but arrogant.” Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-New York, said.
Other notable quotes:
“Moderates and independents even in a state as Democratic as Massachusetts just aren’t buying our message. They just don’t believe the answers we are currently proposing are solving their problems. That’s something that has to be corrected.”-Evan Bayh (D-In.)
Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) said it “would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Brown is seated.”
Massachusetts voters and Scott Brown have changed the debate on health care reform. In his acceptance speech he was right on when he said:
“When there’s trouble in Massachusetts, there’s trouble everywhere and they [the ruling Democrats in Washington DC] know it. One thing is clear, people do not want the trillion dollar healthcare plan that is being forced on the American people.”
Let’s hope more and more Democrats really do know it.
Just maybe, liberalism in Massachusetts wasn’t … too big to fail!
Make no doubt about it, this election was a referendum on more than Healthcare, it was also a referendum on Taxation, Jobs, Transparency, and most of all, the Obama Administration & its process of one-party rule … and represents a speedbump here, down the ruination road of Carter’s Second Term.