Who want to be with the biggest losers?
By Sinclere Lee
Washington (BNW) Obama beat McCain in Massachusetts by 26 points in 2008, but fast-forward to 2010 when Massachusetts voters elected a Republican to the Senate seat left open by liberal icon Edward Kennedy. What happened?
The Democrats are the biggest losers; they lose two governorships in New Jersey and Virginia and now they have lost the senate seat in Massachusetts. They are losers because of their weakness and inability to stand up to Republicans. And, with the help of the insurance industry spending over a billion dollars trying to stop health reform, Democrats are on the verged of losing health reform after a year of stops and starts. And as a result, losing the support of the Black vote for not passing health care reform my do the Dems in.
"If you were fired up in the last election, I need you more fired up in this election," Obama proclaimed days before the election, trying to rejuvenate the enthusiasm blacks showed him, but it didnt work. The Black voted that Blacks gave Obama is not transferable to whites. In fact, Blacks need to abandon the Democratic Party and start an Independent Black Party. For one, Im an independent Black!
"When there's trouble in Massachusetts, rest assured there's trouble everywhere, and they know it," Brown said of the Democratic Party.
Republican leaders sounded a similar theme, saying Americans were fed up with what they called Democratic arrogance in Washington.
"Americans are investing their hopes in good Republican candidates to reverse a year-long Democrat trend of ignoring the American people on the issues of health care, spending and the growth of government," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, said in a statement.
His former aide and longtime friend Paul Kirk, who was appointed on an interim basis, currently hold the seat vacated by Kennedys death.
Obama called Brown and Coakley after the victory, and told Sen. Brown that he looks forward to working with him on the urgent economic challenges facing Massachusetts families and struggling families across our nation.
Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin said last week that certifying Tuesday's election results could take more than two weeks potentially enough time to allow congressional Democrats to pass a final health care bill before Brown is seated.
But multiple Democratic sources said that is unlikely. Even if House and Senate Democrats could reach a deal to meld their bills and pass them in the next couple of weeks, there would be a huge outcry from not only Republicans, but also an increasingly distrustful public if they appeared to be rushing it through.
Galvin predicted as many 2.2 million of the state's 4.5 million registered voters would vote at least double the turnout from December's primary. In one sign of high interest, more than 100,000 absentee ballots were requested ahead of the election, according to Brian McNiff, Galvin's spokesman.
Coakley was initially expected to easily win the race to replace Kennedy, who made health care reform the centerpiece of his Senate career. There must be massive hurt at the White House at the victory by Scott Brown, who has vowed to give Senate Republicans the vote they need to help block Obama's top legislative priority, healthcare.
It maybe a maelstrom for Democrats facing re-election in congressional elections come November and under pressure to create jobs in the weak U.S. economy as Republicans plot a comeback from losses in 2006 and 2008.
"This is further affirmation that Democrats are in deep trouble in the November 2010 elections," said Andy Smith, a political science professor at the University of New Hampshire.
All 435 House seats and about a third of the 100 Senate seats will be up for election in November. The party in power usually loses seats in the first election after a new president takes office.
"There's going to be a tendency on the part of our people to be in denial about all this," Senator Evan Bayh told ABC News, but "if you lose Massachusetts and that's not a wake-up call, there's no hope of waking up."
If there's a wake-up call for the Democrats over this disater it is this: If you cant deliver health care reform, we cant deliver the vote in November of 2010. Case closed! Please, win one for the gipper!