One year ago today Barack Obama took the oath of office and became the 44th President of the United States. 364 days later his presidency as we knew it and he planned it, ended.” Drew M. at Ace of Spades
I must admit I felt no cause to celebrate a year ago…it was a somber day for many of us. Sure, it was an historic day…BUT SO IS TODAY. I mentioned the disbelief I first felt at the notion of a taxpayer revolution being able to stop short the advance of Obamacare here, but continued on to say that “what we [were] seeing…in [the] uprisings at town hall meetings [was] a harbinger of the upcoming 2010 midterm elections.” I had no idea at the time that it would start in January…oh happy, happy day!
Make no mistake: Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts yesterday is hard evidence that there is open rebellion in the ranks of taxpaying Americans…not just conservatives, not just tea partyers, but Independents and Democrats alike. Brown could not have won with only Republican support…there just aren’t enough Republicans in Massachusetts to pull that off. And with the high turn-out at the polls yesterday, it is clear that Brown took the majority of Independents and many Democratic cross-overs as well. This is about the people rejecting the Democrats’ health care plan, for one, but also a rejection of Obama’s broader agenda. People haven’t been pleased with Obama’s first year in office. People are angry at the abuse of power that the President and the Democrat Congress have displayed. Scott Brown ran on conservatism…smaller government, lower taxes, and a sensible approach to the War on Terror, and he won by 5 POINTS…in Massachusetts, baby.
Exactly one year after Obama was inaugurated, the Massachusetts meltdown mirrors the White House meltdown. For the sake of their political survival, Democrats need to stop promising change and start promising self-correction.” Michelle Malkin
Last Spring, when the Tea Parties began, a friend and Obama supporter told me that elections have consequences. I’m not entirely sure what he was getting at…people have a right to protest no matter who wins an election, but whatever. In any case, lets take that statement now and project it at Obama, rather than the voters. So, welcome to the consequences of your policies and actions during your first year in office, and…