Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts sent shock waves through the Democratic establishment. Democrats, having convinced themselves that the seat owned by Ted Kennedy was theirs for the keeping, ran a lack luster candidate. The people of Massachusetts felt otherwise and in a whirlwind manner gave the boot to the elitist mindset that had held their state hostage for decades.
More so, the Brown victory sent a clear message to Democrats across the nation; you are in trouble.
The left leaning mainstream media, their pals on left leaning blogs and Democrat politicians have spent the better part of a year deriding, insulting and name calling anyone that dared question the far left leaning agenda of the newly minted Obama administration. Rather than work with a campaign pledge to bring the nation together, Obama and his minions proceeded to hoist their left leaning tendencies on an unsuspecting electorate; people that bought into hope and change but got nothing but insults and empty pockets.
The derisive and derogatory sexual reference to the term teabagger was conjured up by the not so funny antagonists on the left that thought they could get away with anything now that they had fooled a centrist nation into giving the Democrats a majority across the board. Politicians and blowhards in the media quickly picked up the term, and some asses are even still using it today.
As luck would have it, Democrats overplayed their hand while accomplishing little. (yes, Rush predicted this would happen; all while keeping one half of his brain tied behind his back, just to make it fair).
And now they are being paid back in spades. The people really are angry.
Now two sides of the left are starting to play it out against each other.
Some Democrats are jumping ship. Whoa, slow down, perhaps we are moving too fast.
Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) told a local reporter, “It’s probably back to the drawing board on health care, which is unfortunate.” Rep. Bill Delahunt (D-Mass.) told MSNBC this morning he will advise Democratic leaders to scrap the big bill and move small, more popular pieces that can attract Republicans. And Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) said his leadership is “whistling past the graveyard” if they think Brown’s win won’t force a rethinking of the health care plan.
Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), who now might draw a challenge from Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), said the party needs to rethink its entire approach to governing.
Others however are digging in deeper.
On the sidelines, Democrat Rep. Barney Frank took to the airwaves to call for sabotaging Senate rules and ending the filibuster in anticipation of losing the magic 60th vote for the government health care takeover plan. Democrat Rep. Steny Hoyer trotted out the old blame-the-GOP card – incoherently arguing that GOP candidate Scott Brown’s surge among conservatives, independents, and once-reliable rank-and-file Democrat voters in the deep-blue state of Massachusetts was a backlash against Republican obstructionism.
Whatever happens I predict this is just the beginning. Scott Brown’s Boston Tea Party is just the first step in a process that will most certainly be the beginning of real change at the hands of the very tea party protesters the left loves to insult. Over hear at WoW we will be glad to see these weasels walk a very long plank as they try and jump ship like lemmings over a cliff. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Speaking of weasels we are beginning the week anew with a fresh list of submissions for consideration in the weekly Watcher of Weasels search for the best weasel exposing articles in the blogosphere. Please read and pass on to your friends. Results will be up on Friday!
- American Digest – Bring. It. On.
- Bookworm Room – A perfect statement about the balance of power between government, citizens and business
- Joshuapundit – Pat Robertson, The Devil And Me
- Rhymes With Right – Getting It Right On Palin
- The Glittering Eye – The Triumph
- Right Truth – Here Come the Orphans
- Soccer Dad – Rachel’s tomb and the protection of jewish holy sites
- Mere Rhetoric – Government Labor Protections And Welfare Policies Keeping French Youths Jobless, Alienated
- The Colossus of Rhodey – Harry Reid, “light-skinned” and “Avatar”
- The Provocateur – Some Thoughts on Dr. Chacko’s Dismissal
- Wolf Howling – Wailing & Lamentations
- Submitted By: American Digest – Sippican Cottage – Quincy Market (Election Day)
- Submitted By: Bookworm Room – A New Conservative Lesbian – Obama’s ‘Enabling Act’ trial balloon
- Submitted By: Joshuapundit – Seraphic Secrets – Haiti: No One But the Israelis Has Come to Help
- Submitted By: Rhymes With Right – Volokh Conspiracy – The Supreme Court’s Cult of Celebrity
- Submitted By: The Glittering Eye – The Coast Guard Compass – Guardians Report In: HS1 Larry Berman
- Submitted By: Right Truth – Fore-Left – The Ties That Bind – Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal
- Submitted By: Soccer Dad – The Muqata – Israel’s emergency response
- Submitted By: Mere Rhetoric – Danger Room – Visualizing the Underwear Bomber’s Online Life
- Submitted By: The Colossus of Rhodey – Common Sense Political Thought – My health care anecdata
- Submitted By: The Provocateur – American Spectator – The Scott Heard Round the World
- Submitted By: Wolf Howling – YouTube – Martin Luther King “I have a dream”