Scott Brown vs. Obama

Quoting Glen Johnson and Liz Sidoti:

In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to win the U.S. Senate seat held by the late Edward M. Kennedy for nearly half a century, leaving President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul in doubt and marring the end of his first year in office.

Ah... marring just "the end" of his first year in office?  As opposed to the rest of his first year, which was such a smashing success what with all those jobs he created, his closing of Gitmo, and his reforming of the health care system?  Right.  Back on planet Earth, the reality is more like this:

Quoting Karl Rove on Fox News:

Remember: a year ago [the stimulus bill] got passed in February.  The president himself said if you pass the bill, unemployment won’t go above 8%, we’ll have 3.65 million new jobs, and 90% of them will be in the private sector.  And on each one of those points, this stimulus program has been an utter failure: none of those markers have been met.

Over the past few months, Obama has gotten involved in off-year elections to support the Democratic candidate in Virginia, New Jersey, and now Massachusetts.  In all three of those cases the voters rejected the Democrat.  The majority of voters also don’t want Obamacare, don’t want civilian trials for terrorists, and, judging by the fact that businesses still just aren’t hiring, don’t want all the new taxes that Obama’s policies will inevitably entail, particularly cap & trade and health care reform.

When the American public does not want the policies Obama advocates, and then in the most liberal state they elect the Republican when Obama himself stumped for the Democrat, it’s hard to see how that’s not a referendum on Obama’s policies.

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