Huge headache for the Obama administration.
BOSTON — A little-known Republican upended the balance of power in Washington by winning a U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts, a result that imperils President Barack Obama’s top legislative priorities and augurs trouble for his party in this year’s elections.
Much sookie-laa-laaing over at the Huffington Post from where the blame is being placed on all manner of illogical factors, as interpreted by Chistery at Tim Blair’s:
1) Massachusetts used to be full of enlightened people, now just stupid rednecks who like Palin.
2) They voted for someone that wont help Obama.
3) Dirty liars got in because of their dirty lies.
4) The election may show democracy in action, but because it didn’t go my way, democracy sucks and you get what you deserve (whining continues a while longer).. Voters cut off their noses to spite their face.
Leftie elitists, they’re so misunderstood. Can’t the rubes see that even though they’re headed for the poorhouse, at least under Obama’s guided-from-on-high socialism, they’ll be enlightened along the way.
This commenter at the normally leftwing Washington Post illustrates the voters’ mood:
I am a Democrat who voted for Obama but I did not vote for massive debt, a health care reform bill that is anything but reform, backroom deals to buy the votes of senators, treating our allies Israel, England, Germany, and France as though they were the enemy, refusal to acknowledge that Islamic terrorism is a threat to our country and does exist, a carbon tax energy policy that will cost the middle class billions of dollars in new taxes, and the arrogance, hubris, and attitude of Obama and his diehard supporters that are harming America.
I am glad Scott Brown won and if the liberal Democrats don’t get the message that this country did not want a far left turn when Obama won the election this life long Democrat will never vote for a Democrat again.
Posted by: mjkoch* | January 19, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse