Thursday, January 21, 2010

What Does It Mean to Win in Massachusetts

In the wake of the one year anniversary of the Obama presidency, a little unknown Republican in Massachusetts took down a very popular Democrat for the Senate seat that was vacated by former Ted Kennedy.

That was the shot that penetrated deep into the souls of most Democrats in Congress. Finally, the win for Scott Brown was enough to put every Democrat on notice. Why would this Massachusetts election be significant to get Democrats antsy? Well, it took 47 years for a Republican to take over the seat that Ted Kennedy vacated. In fact, the seat Scott Brown won had been in Democratic hands for all but six years since 1926.

With only 12% registered Republican in Massachusetts, this unknown Republican with little cash was able to defeat a very popular and well-funded Democrat Martha Coakley for the US Senate. Most importantly, it will end the supermajority in the Senate that the Democrats held for the past 2 years. With the Mitt Romney look, Brown brings to the table his conviction as a pro-business, pro-capitalist, pro-waterboarding, anti-cap and trade, and the man who will help defeat Obamacare.

What does that say to Liberals? It means a very painful journey to the 2010 mid-term election. It means Democrats will repeat their past disaster of 1994 when Republicans gave them a severe beating during that mid-term election. Isn’t this a nice gift to give to Obama’s first year as president?