No More O(h)!
Among many other things, Scott Brown’s stunning Senate victory in Massachusetts underscores The One’s fading glory. Obama has made very public pushes for three Democrats in the past several months and lost all of them (Va. and NJ govs and now Mass. Senate).
Only a year ago, we were being told that conservatism was dead, that the country had moved permanently to the left and that the GOP was becoming an increasingly marginalized minority party with support only among white Southerners. It certainly didn’t take long for this administration and the corrupt congressional leadership to blow whatever mandate they really had (which was much, much less than what they thought they had).
Part of the Dems’ education from losing Teddy’s seat ought to include distancing themselves from an increasingly unpopular president and his deeply unpopular agenda. November is a long way away, but from where things stand today, I wouldn’t want Mr. O campaigning for me this fall if I were a Dem congressman.
At the same time, a word of caution to the Republican party. Many people, particularly the tea party crowd, still don’t feel comfortable with you. Being out of power in Congress for only 3 years and out of the White House for only 1 apparently hasn’t been long enough to convince people that you are truly shifting back to the conservative principles that a majority of Americans want and expect from you. Right now, you are riding an anti-Obama, anti-Pelosi, anti-big-government-madcap-spending wave. Don’t get cocky or comfortable, thinking that that alone will carry you for long. If health deform (sic) dies, Dems will be less unpopular this fall than if they ram it through. So while killing it would truly be a victory for the nation, don’t think that the anger will continue burning till November.