When even Chris Matthews gets it...
Thanks to Keith D for writing this note:
Scott Brown’s resounding victory one week ago in Massachusetts was a shot across the bow of the Democrats in power and should have sent a clear and concise message to both the Administration and Congress. What would that message be you ask? With unemployment up beyond 10% (a number that was supposed to be 8% after the passage Obama’s almost $800 billion stimulus package), uncontrollable spending, and a healthcare “reform” bill that doesn’t address cost containment, one should get the hint that a redo is in order. Maybe Hillary could dust off the red “reset” button she presented to Russia’s Sergei Lavrov and instead hand it over to Obama for his State of the Union.
Instead, we get this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTEq_nDVxNU.
Howard Dean makes the argument that the voters of Massachusetts only voted for Brown because the politicians are not listening to the voters and there hasn’t been enough change. Apparently, unbeknownst to all of us, this has nothing to do with either the magnitude of the current healthcare bill or lack of focus by the President on the real issues such as jobs, national security and ballooning deficits. The thought process is that the current policies are not liberal enough, and that the American people want them to be even more aggressive and partisan when crafting and implementing policy.
If that weren’t enough, Matthews goes after another liberal representative in this back and forth regarding the potential for reconciliation: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036697/vp/35020823#35020823.
I have this suggestion for the Democrats: When Chris “Tingle Down My Legs” Matthews gets it, so should you. But they don’t. It looks as if the Democratic establishment is going to dig in their heels, with congressional Democrats working to move this bill through back-door deals and possible budget reconciliation and the Administration bringing in the likes of Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod to remind members of Congress just who is The One.
It will be an interesting State of the Union address tomorrow as The One continues to show his impatience with the American public. However, if both he and the Democrats continue to ignore the warning signs of a discontenedt populace and misread the results of Massachusetts election, we will see another 1994 in 2010. Or maybe even bigger. Obama cannot continue to pursue his radical agenda and not expect the voters to push back. Brown was the beginning and it won’t end unless Obama gets out of his echo chamber.
[Note from Ross: I do not believe Obama can or will get out of that echo chamber…]
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