From the right: Less than two weeks ago, The New York Times said that so much as a "tighter-than-expected" victory for Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley would incite "soul-searching among Democrats nationally," which sent Times readers scurrying to their dictionaries to look up this strange new word, "soul." The Democrats immediately remind Americans what they didn't like about Democrats, and their power is revoked at the voters' first possible opportunity. Obama has cut the remembering-what-we-don't-like-about-Democrats stage of this process down from two to four years to about 10 months. Four years of Jimmy Carter gave us two titanic Reagan landslides, peace and prosperity for eight blessed years -- and even a third term for his feckless vice president, George H.W. Bush. Two years of Bill Clinton gave us a historic Republican sweep of Congress, which killed the entire Clinton agenda (with the exception of partial-birth abortion and felony obstruction of justice) -- and also gave us two terms for George W. Bush. And now, merely one year of Obama and a Democratic Congress has given us the first Republican senator from Massachusetts in 31 years. In other recent news, last November, New Jersey voters, who haven't voted for a Republican for president since 1988, threw out their incumbent Democratic governor, Jon Corzine. In Virginia, which Obama carried by 6 points a year earlier, a religious-right Republican won the governor's office by 17 points. That Old Obama Magic Is Back - HUMAN EVENTS And from the left: Its that rare election where voters know exactly what theyre voting on. If theyre with Democrat Martha Coakley they get health care reform. If they go for Republican Scott Brown its deliberate, premeditated murder for health care! Chris Matthews: A Vote for Scott Brown is ?Premeditated Murder for Health Care?