Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Après le déluge ...

The blogosphere is alight with all kinds of commentary on the Massachusetts special election. Here's my two cents ...

It would appear that the Obama Experiment has hit a huge speed bump, if not a brick wall. What happened yesterday in Mass. - a state, let's not forget, that Obama won by 26 points just two years ago - represented a complete rejection of what Obama has done, and what he wants to do. Democratic day-aftering notwithstanding, the Massachusetts Senate race did not hinge on local issues; it was a referendum on Obama ... and Obama, through Martha Coakley, lost. Big time.

Barack Obama has now thrust his upturned chin into three major elections, and three times he's lost. The man is now, officially, a political toxic asset. Obama can redeem himself, he can become the post-partisan man o' the middle he claimed to be in 2008, but he'll have to reign in Nancy Pelosi and the liberal barons who're currently in charge of the U.S. House, and he'll have to jerk about three knots into Harry Reid's ass, to do so. I don't see that happening.

To borrow a line from Weird Science, I wouldn't give a squirt of piss to be a swing-district, swing-state Democrat candidate this year. Come November, Democrat candidates are going to have a lot to answer for -- ObamaCare (whether it passes or fails), closing Gitmo, budget-busting "stimulus" bills, 10% unemployment, etc. -- and the Hope 'N' Change Express of 2008 ain't gonna be around to save 'em. (That said, I can't fuckin' wait to watch Roy Herron squirm when he gets asked if he'll be inviting Obama to come down and campaign for him.)

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