20 January 2010

Historic Poetic Justice - Boston Tea Party II

"If -- repeat if -- Scott Brown wins next Tuesday, it is no exaggeration to say he will change the world of politics as we know it." ~ Andy Hiller, 14 January 2010

The first American Revolution started in Massachusetts. Has the second one started there? Let there be no doubt about this historic Senate election: This is a bombshell in progressive/liberal/Democrat circles. This is not the proverbial canary in the coal mine--symbolically, it is a whole flock of dead ravens on the front lawn of every liberal politician in America. In so many ways, it is one of those out-of-nowhere poetic justice moments that are pivotal in American history. Think about it. The bluest of blue--deep blue--states, Massachusetts, has elected a conservative Republican who made no bones about his conservatism. President Obama and those in Congress who have been governing against the will of the majority of Americans have been blindsided. Moreover, Scott Brown has been elected to the seat formerly held by THE iconic politician of the left--"the swimmer"-- Ted Kennedy. AND, Scott Brown has openly promised to be the 41st vote to kill the socialist healthcare "reform" legislation which was Ted Kennedy's lifelong dream. Undeniably staggering. Since the statists have taken control of the federal government, conservative candidates have had stunning wins in 3 major elections (two of them VERY blue states): Virginia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. This is an unprecedented turn of political fortunes since 2008. 

"An epic upset . . . a stunning embarrassment for the White House" ~ The Associated Press
"A remarkable upset victory." ~ The Washington Post
"A dramatic upset." ~ ABC News

It is a moment that those who love liberty, freedom, and our founding principles should savor--but not for long. The progressives will not stop their "ends justifies the means" agenda. In a classic illustration of "what part of losing 3 elections in a row do you not understand?" - Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said Coakley's loss won't deter his colleagues from continuing their practice of blaming George W. Bush's administration. 

Yeah, that seems to be working out real well there for you Congressman. By all means, do keep it up. At least one Senator from my home state seems to have gotten religion since the Massachusetts election was called:

In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process. It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To that end, I believe it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated. ~ Virginia Senator Jim Webb (D - at least for now).

I guess those tea-bagging jokes just aren't quiet as funny as they were a few weeks ago, huh?
More on this and the related historical perspective coming in a detailed post soon.


13thBama said...

It is just the beginning. My reading of "Liberal Fascism" has opened my eyes to the left. The light has been turned on, now watch the roaches scurry.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Yes, Goldberg's book is quite an eye-opener for sure.

WerewolfinExile said...

This is an important moment, however, it is too soon for conservatives to get complacent and cocky. There is still serious ground to cover between now and November, plus, the RNC needs to get itself organized. They have been MIA and this victory, along with last November's should be chalked up to legitimate and genuine discontent from the people and ignorance on behalf of the democrats.

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of Obama's inauguration. The irony in that sweetens the victory even more.

Goldberg's book is excellent and informative.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Yes, and the Republicans' recent history has shown they, too, need to have their feet kept to the fire. Though their party platform is in harmony with my basic philosophy, they tend to stray.

Arthur B. Breedlove said...

I tend to be rather measured in my response to Republican "victories",primarily because of my skepticism that it will translate into anything meaningfully conservative. Hopefully it will result (at least) in a rethinking of the health care bill. The "tea party" movement should dial up the heat even further as a means of keeping the Republicans honest(no small task)and to give voice to grassroots conservative ideas.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...


Hopefully, it will at least slow the socialist freight train down.