I'm smiling. A grin that just won't quit is plastered on my face because of the
stunning upset last night when a, gasp, Republican won the bluest of all
Senate seats, thus throwing sand in the gears of the Obama machine's march towards
Republican Scott Brown whipping the pants off Coakley last night is cause for rejoice.
As is the delicious schadenfreude of seeing the left in disarray, pointing fingers
and laying blame for the historic repudiation of leftists, Obama and everything
they have been trying to force down our throats for the last year. It appears America
may survive Obama after all. And what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
As Rush Limbaugh noted, many Democrats are headed for the tall grass. If a vote
was held today on Obama's health care bill, at least 5 formerly sure votes wouldn't
materialize. Last night's wake-up call has the 'less elite' Democrats being brought
face to face with the stark reality that they are accountable to 'we the people'
instead of the Obama machine. And a vote for Obama could very well mean they will
be enjoying their lucrative pensions much sooner than they thought.
Scott Brown's historic upset doesn't mean America is home free. I predict the
Democrat leadership will continue ignoring the will of the American people and probably
enact an unconstitutional health care bill. And I expect they will also continue
taxing us to death as they redistribute our wealth to their union buddies and politically
connected rent seekers. The good news is, the American people have shown that they
will not stand for it.
Nancy, Harry and other political 'elites' have a terminal case of inside the beltway
syndrome- also known as cognitive dissonance. They have bought into their own version
of reality. A reality that doesn't allow for the possibility that their own narrow
world view isn't the universally accepted view they believe it is. And any version
that doesn't comport with theirs is, well, invalid. And one election in Massachusetts
isn't going to change their minds.
Case in point: Noticeably absent from all talking points today, is any serious discussion
by leftists of the fact that this election was a referendum on Obama. A stunning
rebuke. A warning bell that Americans don't want what he is selling.
Leftists, instead of learning from their mistakes, will continue doing what they
do so well. They will ignore unpleasant realities in hopes they will go away. If
that doesn't work, they will re-define them, spin them, repackage them and trot
out a new improved version of the same old same old. But their tactics are wearing
thin, as is Obama's charisma and ability to influence. As is the old media's ability
to control the discussion.
I know what Obama and crew still don't know. That the American people have finally
seen the light and they don't like it one bit. And they are not going to sit back
and let Obama turn this country into another failed socialist state. The people
have spoken, but the Democrats still have waxy yellow build-up clogging their ears.
The left will continue their path towards assisted suicide due to their complete
inability to allow for the possibility that the American people know better than
than political elites what is best for America. And when Democrats are thoroughly
repudiated again in the next election cycle, they'll continue to blame Bush or race
or sexism. They will not change. And they will lose again.
I must admit to a certain satisfaction in the fact that one of my truisms is coming
true. I've always said 'Give the left enough rope and they'll end up hanging themselves.'
Nice to know some things never change.
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for
She lives in South Carolina
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