January 20, 2010

Massachusetts Miracle

The dead Kennedys are surely rolling over in their graves this morning but the Drudge headline above has to be taken as pure sarcasm. The reason we needed a Massachusetts miracle at all is because the American public was duped by a first term Senator with great oratory skills. And hows that working out?

The backlash against the Obama agenda is certainly amazing but it is not the end of the fight because the Democrats have shown they are willing to kamikaze their agenda through Congress and Obama will not pull a Clinton and move right or better yet a Palin and move out. This was a remarkable victory but lets not loose sight of the fact that the country will not be out of the woods until the progressives are deposed in November.

Update: Via Powerline
Then again, Brown had this to say last night:

"And let me say this, with respect to those who wish to harm us, I believe that our Constitution and laws exist to protect this nation - they do not grant rights and privileges to enemies in wartime. In dealing with terrorists, our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them, not lawyers to defend them."

What Others Are Saying:

From the WSJ: (Who doesnt like a good Jefferson quote)

'It is to me a new and consolatory proof that wherever the people are well-informed they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights."

—Thomas Jefferson to Richard Price, January 8, 1789.

Two hundred and twenty-one years later, the sage of Monticello has been proven right again. Aroused and well-informed by a year of watching a liberal majority go very far wrong, Massachusetts voters handed a Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy for 47 years to Republican Scott Brown, a little known state senator from Wrenthem.

From RCP:
Barack Obama has made some mistakes in the last year. He misjudged the mood of the country. He misjudged the capacity of Congress to legislate with a decent respect for the national interest. He misjudged the extent of the recession - how it would affect unemployment and ultimately the public consciousness.

Tonight's result in Massachusetts is the first price he pays for his political mistakes. It will not be the last. Republicans may or may not take back the House of Representatives next year, but they are set to make big gains in the lower chamber. Only the hardiest of Democratic partisans doubt this, and even they are starting to come around.

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