Every Breath

22Jan10

Scott Brown breathes, Dems collapse.

Now, with independent voters souring on Obama, vulnerable lawmakers are likely to be reluctant about casting votes on other controversial issues such as caps on carbon emissions, tax reform, and a revamp of entitlement programs ahead of November’s midterm elections. The White House may have to pare this year’s legislative wish list.

The White House, which spent last year urging lawmakers to pass a health care bill as soon as possible, is now saying they agree with Pelosi that things have to slow down. But they declined to read the last rites to their health care initiative.

The historical effect of the Obama presidency, in my mind, will be the revelation among working class voters that when they cast their traditional vote for Democrats they’re actually voting for liberalism. Scott Brown is the first signal that this process has begun. No doubt, this has Democrats shaking in their boots.

A poll conducted on behalf of the AFL-CIO found that 49% of Massachusetts union households supported Mr. Brown in Tuesday’s voting, while 46% supported Democrat Martha Coakley. The poll conducted by Hart Research Associates surveyed 810 voters.

Just a few weeks ago, we were promised that the renomination of Ben Bernanke was a sure thing. Of course, so was the election of Martha Coakley less than three weeks ago.

Three more senators, Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) and Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), announced Friday their opposition to a second term for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

The more Scott breathes, the more things change.

Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.

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2 Responses to “Every Breath”

  1. There’s a video on youtube called Hitler hears of Scott Brown. You must see it. If you can’t find it there is a link at Rush’s website for Friday in the stack of quick hits page. Go now!

  2. 2 John

    In the days before the election I was beginning to think that if enough people didn’t get behind then State Sen. Scott Brown that I was going to start to look for another state to move to. When he said that he was born here and would die here it kept me in the fight. I even went to the North End that morning Rudy Giugliani came in to get more of a personal attachment. You are right about the timing that the Rupublican party must wake up. I have a pretty good feeling that Scott Brown has little attachment to the GOP but must at this time so he didn’t come across as a Joe Kennedy. Maybe Joe Kennedy will get the message and run as a Republican to get another one of these political Democrat hacks out of office. He had a good message too but probably should have thrown his support over to Scott Brown in the last days.


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