Skip to comments.IS MASSACHUSETTS SENATE RACE A HEALTH CARE REFERENDUM?
Posted on 01/18/2010 11:56:39 AM PST by Patriot1259
Who would have guessed that a seat held by the Kennedy's since the 1950's may find itself in the Republican column? A state wide seat in which registered Democrats out number Republicans 3 to 1? The news media is attributing these amazing turn of events -- with the Republican challenger leading in some polls -- to the general discontentment towards the party in power in both the White House and the Congress. Maybe, but I do not think so. I think it is much more personal than that.
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SPIN TEDDY SPIN! FASTER! FASTER!
Fantastic! With the polls so optimistic I guess I won’t need to go out and vote for Brown tomorrow.
While the writer is correct in that Massachusetts voters have ‘seen the enemy and he is us’ insofar as their own healthcare debacle is concerned, it’s also true that the federal healthcare issue is a microcosm of the Obama presidency and the democrats as a whole.
The simple fact is, Americans (those who voted for Obama) have lost faith in Hope & Change. They’ve seen it morph into something scary and don’t want any part of it. There’s no ‘promise’ anymore. And focusing on healthcare when the economy is tanking is as dumb as dumb can get; not to mention that what focus has been placed on the economy is totally wrong and damaging in itself.
OTOH, there are also those who placed faith in Obama because they wanted an end to capitalism. They’re disabused because he hasn’t advanced as far and as fast as they want. So Obama and the dems lose on this front as well.
Sure, this is about healthcare, but it’s about the democrats, about Obama and about socialism in general. And all FAIL.
Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles! I just got off the phone with my 88 year-old father; a died in the wool, life-long democrat who was born in and has lived in Mass for over 70 years. HE HAS NEVER VOTED FOR A REPUBLICAN NEVER. After polite chit chat about the NFL play off games I dared broach the subject and asked him if he was going to vote on Tuesday (every time politics have come up in the past he has berated me with tirades about those evil republicans). Well, he came right out and told me I AM going to vote on Tuesday and I am seriously thinking of voting for Scott Brown. Needless to say I was and am totally ASTONISHED ASTONISHED (I did not let him know in the least and kept my heart-felt joy and enthusiasm at his answer to my self so as to not scare him off)!
I tactfully asked him WHY he was going to vote for Brown and his answer was: Because of the healthcare bill Obama is trying to pass. I carefully agreed with him and reinforced the fact that Obama wants to gut Medicare/Medicaid by taking away 500 BILLION DOLLARS from the system and that if he adds 40 million people to the rolls, especially illegal aliens the health care system would collapse I told him that Brown is an honorable man and that he is totally opposed to the healthcare bill and would vote against it MY DAD AGREED! I was flabbergasted!
If my own father; a life-long Massachusetts FDR Democrat who has voted for EVERY Kennedy, Kerry/democrat to ever come down the pike, is going to vote for Scott Brown, a REPUBLICAN, BECAUSE OF HIS OPPOSITION TO Obama and his evil healthcare debacle then things are looking VERY promising for Scott Brown and we could all be in for an incredible victory on Tuesday. To this end I am fervently praying.
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