Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Scott Brown and what Obama should do

So I did not win the Mass Senatorial election. More's the pity. But looking at who did win, Martha Coa...wait a minute. Scott Brown won the race?! What in the hell is going on, Massachusetts? Isn't this a red state through and through? No. It's not. The constituents of the commonwealth can transcend party lines when the needs arise. And what was the need in this case? Well, it was the need to shoot down a candidate who took this election for granted.

Here in Massachusetts, we hate being talked down to. We get annoyed very easily when we are told how we should act, think, behave and vote. Then we raise our middle finger and do the opposite. Boston Tea Party started it all, and we continue that attitude to this very day. When Coakley figured she had the election wrapped up from day one, she got our heckles up. As she was vying for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat with Obama in office, this was like shooting whales in a barrel. Not so much. Camelot II has ended for the president, and his efforts to push through a National Healthcare Bill is bringing down his stock considerably. Brown getting elected put a halt to that healthcare train. This is a good thing. Universal Healthcare is a fine concept, but it should be done properly, with bipartisan participation.

If Mr. Obama might listen to me for a moment, I have a method for getting his approval ratings up:
1) Put healthcare on the backburner for the moment. Clinton realized that it's a huge uphill battle when he tried to push it through. Take a lesson from Mr. Clinton and relax on UHC.
2) Remove our troops from Iraq. It was a mistake to be there in the first place. The war was a bad move. Time to end our occupation.
3) Take one-third of those troops to aid in the war we should be fighting: hunting down Bin Laden and his organization. Get him. If he's really still alive, that is.

The amount of money that we would save by not being in Iraq could be pumped into the economy or used to pay off the National Debt (or a fraction, anyway).

5 comments:

Sparks515 said...

How come this blog spot doesn't have a "like" button like they do on Facebook?

mulderjoe said...

Well, you can put it as a link on Facebook.

But thank you for saying so!

Horroru said...

This senatorial election wasn't about "Marcia Coakley" (as the inept Patrick Kennedy called her)although she did run a horrible race.
This was purely about sending a message to Obama and the Democrats that Independent voters are disgusted with their extremely Left leaning agenda, and more specifically their insistence on rushing through a terrible Health Care bill.

I think a quote in this MSNBC article really gives a sense of what many Independent voters felt, including those who lean to the Left:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34923900/
"'I voted for Obama because I wanted change. ... I thought he'd bring it to us, but I just don't like the direction that he's heading,' said John Triolo, 38, a registered independent who voted in Fitchburg.
He said his frustrations, including what he considered the too-quick pace of health care legislation, led him to vote for Brown."

This is the third Democrat candidate in a row that Obama has stumped for who has lost an election (after Corzine in NJ and Deeds in VA). If I were the President I'd take that as message from the people that it's time to move toward the Center.

No more late night/Christmas Eve votes on a process that Obama promised on at least 8 separate occasions would be televised on C-Span. Concentrate on ending the war and stimulating the economy and job creation.

Just an observation from an Independent who leans Right and would like to see both Dems and Repubs come toward the Center.

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