David A. Black, Sr.
Leading the way to truly reforming Congress, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts elected Republican Senatorial Candidate, Scott Brown to fill a Senate Seat held by a member of the Kennedy Family for 50 plus years. I guess Massachusetts agreed with Mr. Browns assessment that he was not running for “Kennedy’s Seat”, but rather the “People’s Seat”.
As a matter of fact, Senator Brown beat the ‘media, odds-on favorite’, Democratic Candidate, Martha Coakley by a decisive 5% margin, giving a climactic ending to a race featuring an incalculable long-shot. This, even after President Obama came to town, stumping for Coakley and ‘dissing’ Brown because he drives an old pick-up truck. Sure makes you wonder who is out of touch with the People.
The election of a Conservative Republican, in a State largely held by Democrats, has significant meaning. For instance, we can draw from the election result is that Massachusetts gave the nation Hope for real Change in American Politics.
It is really too bad that Representative Barney Frank, of Massachusetts, does not understand the message the voters of his State sent to Congress. Rep. Frank thinks the necessary Change is to require 67 votes to block a filibuster, instead of 60. He did not have a problem with the standard 60 votes while he and his fellow Democratic Congressmen were forcing their Government take-over of the American Health Care System down our collective throats. I wonder if he has been reading the writing on the wall?
No, the real message is that the People are fed up, and want an end to “politics as usual”. Most of the Massachusetts voters backed Candidate Obama because he promised to do just that. Instead, the nation has watched President Obama, and his Democratic Majority, use strong-arm tactics in politically hijacking America.
Now the People are doing what comes natural to American Patriots, they are retaliating. Like Flight 93, like Richard Reeds’ attempt at a ‘shoe bomb’, or the recent attempt to bomb the flight into Detroit from Amsterdam on Christmas, hijack a plane, win or lose, Americans will fight back; hijack our government, the reaction of the American People is the same. It really does not matter what State we live in, Americans are not good at being willing victims.
Another distinct reality of Sen. Brown being elected is that the Health Care Reform Act, as envisioned by President Obama and constructed by his Democrat henchmen, is ‘Dead On Arrival’. The loudest, most significant campaign promise made by Candidate Brown was that as Senator, he would be the forty-first vote to stop Health Care Reform and the Cap and Trade bill.
Prominent Democrats are already trying to establish new positions on these two bills. After a year of the Democrats claiming they have a mandate from the People and constantly reminding us who won the election, now they are attempting a last stitch effort to save their latest socialistic take-over bid of the American economy. That is, the Health Care System was soon to be added into the pot where the financial, auto, and housing industries are stewing.
If Mr. Brown holds true to his word, the fact that he has become the most recent addition to the United States Senate is good for America. I only wish we could apply such impact to the man elected into the Oval Office. Instead, the contrary is true, President Obama has proven to be only a detriment.
In fact, President Obama still doesn’t get it! In his response to Sen. Brown’s election, he wore a look of disgusted concern indicating that Democrats must be more focused on the voter concerns. Of course, I guess the idea of Obama attempting to distance himself from the debacle at center stage and throw his fellow Democrats under the bus, comes as no big surprise.
America, as in the Revolution, with the Tea Party, Massachusetts has taken the lead in returning our nations sovereignty.
DO NOT STOP NOW!
Unlike President Obama, who dragged his feet in reinforcing our military in Afghanistan, we can all stand firm in November and reinforce the message delivered by our brethren in Massachusetts. Together, we can fight back and stop the current hijacking of America.
Just to clarify, I am not backing Republicans entirely. Rather, I am supportive of the referendum set forth by the voters in Massachusetts by endorsing Conservatism.
In closing, I will borrow a famous quote from Neil Armstrong; the traditionally Democratic State of Massachusetts, electing Republican Scott Brown to the United States Senate, is one small step for Republicans, one giant leap for Conservatism.