Thursday, January 21, 2010
I am amused by the election of Scott Brown and the left's reaction to it. They have begun to carve each other up and the blame game is in full swing. Whether this will derail Obamacare or not, is unclear. I have a problem believing that the left will willingly give up their "Holy Grail" of universal health care. The left is of the mind that this is the time when all the stars have aligned. With the comments of Pelosi today my BS meter went haywire. She is a devious backroom, armtwister and her meek pronouncement that the votes just aren't there for the Senate version was a little too pat. I'll believe it when I see it.
As for Brown, the cynic in me will withhold judgement of him. A check of his record gives me pause. He's pretty liberal on social issues, although his saving grace can be that he seems to be fiscally conservative, pro tax cuts, pro school choice, for LEGAL immigration, pro military, anti criminal prosecution for terrorists etc. We'll see if he is a true conservative worth supporting or just a place holder to stop the runaway health care bill and left wing agenda of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid. I don't give my heart freely anymore. I'm a jilted lover in a political sense.
If Obama has any sense he'll do a Clinton and move to the center for self preservation. Clinton was slick enough in 1994 to see the handwriting on the wall, but then, he's a politician not an idealogue. He was out for himself and was a slick politician possessing very few deeply-held beliefs. Power was his deal and he was good at getting it and hanging on to it. Of course this is all redundant when we're talking about politicians.
Obama may just be another ideologue. If he is, we will get to watch a televised suicide. Then he can join Jimmy Carter in the toilet of history. I'll pull up a chair, pop a beer, and watch the fireworks as the left self destructs.
Should be entertaining.