Republican Scott Brown won the Massachusetts special election last night, beating Martha Coakley by a margin of 51% – 47%. Not a landslide by any means, but the first time a Republican has won a Mass. Senate seat in 47 years. Amazing when you consider the high number of folks who tend to vote heavily Democrat in that state.
Brown himself didn’t claim it as a Republican victory; he openly said he’d been given “the people’s seat,” telling everyone that he wasn’t in it to win for himself but the people. His remarks were in stark contrast to Coakley, who went about her entire campaign with her pinky out and her nose up. But what has everyone buzzing today is not nearly as much that a Republican won–it’s big news that a Democrat lost, and before the votes were even tallied Democrats had begun to take aim at each other for the loss.
This morning, every Democrat in the free world was slinging mud at another Democrat somewhere. They’re having a complete meltdown over this after trying to write off the gubernatorial losses in New Jersey and Virginia. Now they can’t ignore reality, but they are trying damn hard to create a reason that will allow them to sidestep that reality.
DNC spokesmen pointed at Coakley’s lazy and gaffe-ridden campaign (the insult of Red Sox hero Curt Schilling didn’t help). White House staffers blamed the DNC and a liberal pollster for not doing enough. Coakley blamed the DNC for not helping the campaign with enough funds, the DNC blamed Coakley for being too mouthy, and somehow, Steny Hoyer managed to be the only one not blaming a Democrat–he said the backlash was aimed at “Republican obstructionism.”
After MSNBC legend-in-his-own-mind Keith Olbermann attacked Brown as a homophobic woman-hater (that’s funny, after he’s attacked Michelle Malkin as both the worst person in the world and a “mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it”), Hoyer had the temerity to blame public anger about Republicans for a Republican win. I’m not sure how this works in his mind, but then again, he is a liberal, so that’s assuming he even has a mind. Big-labor don Andy Stern of the SEIU also blamed the GOP, but he made more sense. He lashed out at us because now Democrats won’t have unfettered access to a filibuster-proof majority to pass Demcare.
Brown started off driving his own pickup truck across his state to get his name out there. He stood out in the frigid winter at Fenway Park to shake hands and get to know people. Tea Party activists, a true grassroots effort (when compared to the labor unions), stepped up to help when the RNC didn’t. As a result, Brown came across as a down-to-Earth human being that was likable and willing to do what was right.
The Democrats are blaming everyone and everything they can to avoid the truth: Americans are sick of business as usual, and Obama’s promises to change that have fallen absolutely flat. With the continuation and expansion of TARP and the passage of Porkulus, Democrats have put us in debt until my generation dies, and now they want to pass a $1-trillion-plus healthcare bill that will only make matters worse. On top of that, Democrats are attacking banks for their fourth-quarter earnings even after those banks returned their TARP money.
The “most transparent Congress in history” has made a joke of itself by resorting to backroom deals meant to ram Demcare down our collective throats. They’ve bought off several votes to make it work, angering other states left with the bill. They forced the “stimulus” on America by voting on it before it was posted for us to read and intended to do the same with Demcare.
What’s more, Obama promised bipartisanship–and since the 2008 elections, there hasn’t been one ounce of civil discussion between Democrats and Republicans. In fact, last summer, Republicans wanted to stay during their break and hash out economic issues, and Nancy Pelosi ordered the lights and CSPAN cameras turned off to shut them up.
AND, just one year after the Democrat takeover, a US-bound jetliner was nearly blown to kingdom come in one of the most brazen attempts to commit terrorism since 9/11. What did the Democrats do? Push for full-body scanners. This after wailing bloody murder over the USA PATRIOT Act (which, by the way, still required proof that the phone records or evidence being sought related to an emergency terrorism investigation, just without the eighty steps in between).
The people of this country started with a rumble in the Tea Parties and they made fun of them. Democrats lost NJ and VA and they wrote it off. Now they’ve lost what was considered a sure thing and they can’t ignore it, but they still don’t get it. They’re killing their own party and they are going to pawn the responsibility off on anyone as long as they don’t have to be fingered for it.
Face it, Democrats–America will not tolerate socialism. You may find a sizable number of followers but the majority of us are against it and willing to fight to our dying day. Take a lesson.
And to the Republicans: learn both from this and your Dede Scozzafava debacle. It’s not about your party being in power. It’s about being in control of your party.