January 20, 2010
Last night the corporate media portrayed Scott Brown’s win in Massachusetts as a victory of Republicans over Democrats. It wasn’t Republicans, however, that catapulted Scott Brown’s win over Massachusetts Democrat and attorney general Martha Coakley. It was independent voters in the traditionally liberal and Democrat dominated state that made the difference, not Republicans.
“David Paleologos, director of Suffolk University’s Police Research Center, whose recent poll foreshadowed a Brown win, said independent voters who were fired up over the lingering recession and faltering economy, the loss of jobs and the cost of government mandated health care drove the election,” reports the Boston Herald.
Democrats, of course, say it is all a big right-wing extremist coup d’état.
“Over the past few weeks, radical right-wing activists turned Massachusetts into ground zero for the Tea Party movement, and we saw a taste of what’s to come in 2010,” warned New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley.
[efoods]Buckley and the Democrats may attempt to spin the election as a victory for “radical right-wing activists,” but the truth is something entirely different — the election served as a referendum on big government and irresponsible and out of control federal spending. Scott Brown was elected in one of the most liberal states in the country not because he is a Republican, but because his victory will shut down Obamacare and send a message to Democrats.
In fact, Scott Brown’s political philosophy — akin to that of big government Republican Mitt Romney — is irrelevant. Brown is your typical “center-right” politician — he voted for Romney’s health care plan, supports gay marriage, and said he would have voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. He apparently buys into the climate change scam as well.
On the other hand, he campaigned on a platform of fiscal responsibility and limited government, something mainline Republicans always do on the campaign trial, only to betray their promises once seated. George Bush campaigned as a traditional Republican. Once in office, he ratcheted up the federal deficit and began invading small defenseless countries. Republicans dutifully fell in line.
None of this matters, even with the hysterical warnings by Democrats that the “radical right-wing” and much maligned Tea Party have changed Obama’s game plan. Scott Brown talked about ending gridlock in Washington, but his election victory represents just that — breaking the Democrat voting majority and ensuring that they will not be able to force Obamacare and other big government programs down the throats of the American people.
Scott Brown’s victory is a victory for the Tea Party — not the GOP hijacked Tea Party but the original one that is solidly Libertarian and opposed to the Democrat vs. Republican politics as usual.
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