Trivia: How Epic was Scott Brown’s Massachusetts Miracle?
Leaving aside for the moment what this means to the agenda of Obama and the Democrats, I just want to point out just how groundbreaking Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts. For the first time since 1953, a Kennedy will not be the elected holder of this seat (Benjamin A. Smith II and Paul Kirk have both held this seat during this time, but they were | Read More »
Time to tip the King – Why Obama’s Healthcare Bill is Still Dead
Back in August, I wrote an essay explaining why Obama’s effort to pass Healthcare Socialization was doomed. As it turned out, he got a lot closer to succeeding than I thought he would. I did not account for how dumb he and his team are, and the willingness of Democrats to commit political suicide. Perhaps the last part is inaccurate. The Democrats instead self deluded | Read More »
A Little Hypocrisy Goes A Long Way
“A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.” – Niccolo Machiavelli Machiavelli would certainly be proud of the current administration. Ever since President Bush’s election victory in 2000, Democrats and liberals have accused Republicans of everything from gaming the electoral system to hiding things from the American public. Judging from the rhetoric, it seemed clear that once Democrats gained the majority, they would | Read More »
Here, There, and Everywhere
Powerful Democratic allies are coming out of the woodwork to ensure they maintain their supermajority in the Senate. A veritable army of lobbyists from insurance and pharmaceutical companies have dumped money into the race knowing full well that they’ll recoup it when the health care bill passes. Barack Obama is attempting to place Coakley on his ever-shortening coattails by putting out email and Web video | Read More »