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No, let US be clear

posted at 8:26 am on January 20, 2010 by

Loud and clear. Surely you can hear us now.

The citizens of Massachusetts have stepped in to stop a rampaging US Congress and president. The executive and legislative branches have spent the past year trampling on the will of the people in their frenzy to seize and swallow as much of America as they can, as fast as they can.

The people of Massachusetts have spoken, God bless them.

The message of Brown’s election is impossible to spin. No, the people didn’t vote for Scott Brown in order to send him to Washington to work with Pres. Obama for change (Donna Brazile) or as a protest against Republican opposition to change (Steny Hoyer). What nonsense.

This was an unambiguous vote against Obama’s ‘change’ agenda.

Brown campaigned as the super-majority breaker and his supporters voted for precisely that. Why else would they be chanting 41, 41, 41?

Will Obama and the power-drunk Democrats in Congress get it? Early signs point strongly to maybe. Philip Klein posts a statement from Barney Frank that Klein reads as a possible death knell for Obamacare. (Hat tip to Michelle Malkin — read her excellent analysis of the Democrats’ meltdown.)

It’s a heckuva happy anniversary for Obama. It was just a year ago today that he flubbed the oath of office, charmed us with a color-coded inaugural invocation, and dissed our Medal of Honor heroes by skipping their ball. He was likened to Fred Astaire, though he cannot dance, and [gulp] Jesus Christ, though he has yet to part or lower the oceans or whatever. But that’s probably our fault. Change is hard and some will cling, bitterly, to the status quo.

Remember this line from the inaugural speech?

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics. We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things.

Ah, the naked irony. Pettiness, lies, the failed dogma of socialism, and political corruption have been the hallmarks of Obama’s presidency. And by ‘childish things’ it seems he meant our liberty.

Mark Steyn commented at the time:

Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Put aside the bitter partisanship, so “childish” and “petty,” and we can all be grown up about this and do the things that need to be done. The idea of a politics conducted within less ideological and more technocratic bounds is seductive. It’s how things work in much of Europe: You have a choice between a left-of-center candidate and an ever so slightly right-of-left-of-center candidate, and, regardless of which one you plump for, you wind up with the same old smidgeonette right-of-left-of-right-of-left-of-center government. The result has been to deliver a society of permanent high unemployment, unaffordable entitlements and deathbed demographics – even before the economic downturn put more immediate question marks over the future.

That’s what Massachusetts voters rejected yesterday.

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Scott Brown (R-MA)

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uknowmorethanme on January 20, 2010 at 8:36 AM

The message of Brown’s election is impossible to spin. No, the people didn’t vote for Scott Brown in order to send him to Washington to work with Pres. Obama for change (Donna Brazile) or as a protest against Republican opposition to change (Steny Hoyer). What nonsense.

This is the “denial” stage of grief and I believe that most leftwingers will hold onto it for a long time. They threw a temper tantrum for 8 years in order to gain full power over the government and they are not about to give in after one election for one senate seat.

jwolf on January 20, 2010 at 8:38 AM

“Will Obama and the power-drunk Democrats in Congress get it?”

Obamas teleprompter has to get it first.

percysunshine on January 20, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Will the Democrats get it? No.
Hell, I’m betting the Republican leadership won’t get it.

single stack on January 20, 2010 at 9:27 AM

I’m proud to be an American.

publiuspen on January 20, 2010 at 9:28 AM

Will Obama and the power-drunk Democrats in Congress get it? Early signs point strongly to maybe.

You obviously didn’t see axelturf and fibbs on msdnc. They went back to the same bs(unconvincingly), even with the help of the left-leaning proffered question provided by the anchor.

mossberg500 on January 20, 2010 at 10:05 AM

Will the Democrats get it? No.
Hell, I’m betting the Republican leadership won’t get it.
single stack on January 20, 2010 at 9:27 AM

There you go. Brace for back to business-as-usual. Or back to work for the people who did the work to elect Brown, and will need to do the work to recover our country.

rrpjr on January 20, 2010 at 11:32 AM

How close are we to McCain and Graham feeling it’s safe to pal around with Democrats again ?

This is a wonderfully successful event in the process, but only that. The battle continues ……

Filecchio on January 20, 2010 at 11:53 AM

Great headline.

sammypants on January 20, 2010 at 11:59 AM

That’s what Massachusetts voters rejected yesterday.

You need to make sure Ed reads this and tell him to “lighten up” with all this “caution” stuff. Rush is having as much fun as you are. Nice post!

Rovin on January 20, 2010 at 2:20 PM

I hope they never get it and never understand why they too will be unemployed very soon.

bbh on January 20, 2010 at 4:43 PM

Following up, transcript of Gibbs & Axelrod spinning it here.

Then Obama’s spin:

The same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office.

People are angry, and they’re frustrated. Not just because of what’s happened in the last year or two years, but what’s happened over the last eight years.”

And oh yeah, he’s frustrated, too. Read the whole thing if you can stand it.

Pundette on January 21, 2010 at 7:05 AM