Raymond Flynn, former Mayor of Boston and Clinton appointee to the Vatican and pro-life Democrat, told XM radio listeners he voted for Brown. His diagnosis of what the heck is going on in Massachusetts, which Ben Smith of Politico reported, is:
“[Massachusetts] Democratic liberals are against the Obama health care bill, because they already have coverage through the state plan we passed. They see this bill in Congress as a cost because of the wheeling and dealing with Nebraska and the Lousiana purchase. It’s really turned them off….
“People feel like their vote is being taken granted with this powerful, one party state, and with one-party government in Washington. People want a little coalition, and a little respect… I don’t know how you regroup from something like this. There are going to be a lot of problems in the Democratic party from here on out.”
An ex-Mayor of Boston and former Ambassador should have a real sense of what is happening on the ground in Massachusetts. If correct, and I’m inclined to think Flynn’s analysis is accurate — especially when taking into account the kill ObamaCare posts on FireDogLake and The Huffington Post — then the Progressive’s vote at the polls may be what puts Brown over the top. But the election, regardless of who wins, will certainly give the Progressive’s in the House pause about voting for ObamaCare.
Flynn’s analysis illustrates the damage the Dems have already done to themselves.