Via The Wall Street Journal.
‘It is to me a new and consolatory proof that wherever the people are well-informed they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.”
—Thomas Jefferson to Richard Price, January 8, 1789.
Two hundred and twenty-one years later, the sage of Monticello has been proven right again. Aroused and well-informed by a year of watching a liberal majority go very far wrong, Massachusetts voters handed a Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy for 47 years to Republican Scott Brown, a little known state senator from Wrenthem.
The resounding five-point victory in one of America’s most liberal states is an upset heard ’round Washington—and one that ought to force Democrats to rethink their entire agenda, national health care in particular. Despite an 11th-hour intervention by President Obama in a state he carried with ease only 14 months ago, state Attorney General Martha Coakley was routed even in such unlikely tea-party outposts as Andover (58%) and amid a large turnout for a midwinter special election.
……The question now is how Democrats will respond to this historic election rebuke. Only a fleeting supermajority and corrupt logrolling has allowed ObamaCare to advance as far as it has, but many liberals will be tempted to keep telling voters to shut up and learn to like what Democrats give them. “Let’s remove all doubt,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters this week. “We will have health care one way or another.”
Sometimes politicians really are as obtuse as they seem.
More analysis here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703837004575013120573610774.html
The ‘Boston Tea Party’ tag will really stick in the craw of the Leftards. They have an abject hatred for the Tea Party movement and our opposition to Obama’s socialist government intrusion into our rights. They also despise having the Constitution and Bill of Rights invoked as a counter-argument to their Nanny State lunacy.
Take heed Nancy: We will not back down. We will not allow you and your merry band of Dem thugs to run roughshod over our freedoms. We do not tolerate your arrogance and disdain for the American public. Get your suitcase packed. You’re going home in November.