Discussion in 'Politics' started by uscitizen, Jan 20, 2010.
It is very entertaining to observe.
It was a historically significant victory which overturned a traditionally Democatic seat.
Does it signal a 2010 rout by the republicans? Perhaps not, but it was a wakeup call for the Dems
Not evidenced by the reaction in the press, on this board or amongst the leaders of the Democratic party. Like I said, it was just a fluke, keep doing what you are doing.
I disagree. I have not seen the "official" results, but early estimates stated that Brown was victroious due to the Indepedent vote. This same Indepdent vote put Barack Obama into the White House. IF the early estimates are true, this COULD be a sign of things to come for the Democratic party, no?
Time will tell. it mostly depends on how the economy does in the next year or so.
Americans have a VERY short memory. And seem to love being programmed.
Exactly. This short memory, along with the Democrats' "business as usual" politics in regards to healthcare reform, have eroded the support of the American people. Unless Obama drops back and punts on healthcare reform, and puts a stop to sweetheart deals for unions and individual states, in order to garner votes, that erosion will only continue, IMHO.
Since it has been said that Mr. Brown is not exactly a standard bearer for Conservatism, the full results of this Massachusetts Miracle is not quite clear.
On the other hand, some implications DO seem to be pretty clear already.
The Health Care "bill" which WAS being cobbled together by the liberal Democratics is now in serious trouble. Yes; it is true, the Democrat "leadership" could decide to ignore the message that the majority of voters in Massachusetts just sent, and try to cram some version of that misguided "bill" through Congress (and by using any one of several possible parliamentary type techniques to get that accomplished). But if the innate common sense imposed on Congresscritters by the discipline of having to run for re-election works, the "leadership" might not be as able at this point to pull it off.
It is also pretty clear that the voters of EVEN a liberal Democrat dominated state like Massachusetts HAVE indeed sent a message.
Suddenly finding themselves one vote shy of a SuperMajority, the liberal Democratics are now confronted with the consequences of their leadership's appalling lack of concern with the will of the electorate. If you don't think there are consequences in what happened yesterday, you are deluding yourselves.
The message got sent and it has been received loud and clear by the folks in Washington who are obliged to pay attention to those things.
Plus, standing around with your fingers in your ears, screaming " lalalalalala" has never been a solid long term strategy.....
Move along, move along, nothing to see here folks, move along.
I agree....and I look forward to watching the newly elected Senator keep his campaign promises to the people of Massachusetts.
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