Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Kathy Michael Report

Copy of an email sent me by Kathy Michael - mcleancountypundit.com

Erick Erickson at RedState nails it with this analysis. Enjoy.

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. . . ObamaCare was on life support. Scott Brown just removed its feeding tube thanks to Ted Kennedy.

There are ten other things to take away from Scott Brown's victory:

1. Someone needs to ask Keith Olbermann, David Shuster, and the Democrats how the teabags taste.

2. Scott Brown should give the Republican response to Barack Obama's State of the Union speech next week. From his truck.

2. Centrist Democrats are running away from health care deform as fast as possible now. As Evan Bayh (D-IN) said, if Massachusetts is not a wake up call, there is no waking up for the Democrats.

3. The GOP has as much to worry about from Scott Brown's victory as the Democrats do. Consider this: Brown ran against the DC Republican establishment as much as the Democrat establishment. When the DC Republicans put in their $500,000.00 after the tea party had already raised Brown millions, they did so quietly and under the radar. Contrast that with Jim DeMint, who publicly endorsed Brown and used the Senate Conservatives Fund as a vessel to rally conservative activists for Scott Brown very publicly.

4. Jim DeMint said health care was Barack Obama's Waterloo. Yup. And the people of Massachusetts delivered the decisive blow. Today we may have to start calling DeMint "Wellington." He, not the GOP, has beaten Obama like a drum on health care.

5. Like it or not - Mitt Romney: Winner. But the health care issue in Massachusetts could be a serious vulnerability for him in light of the voters of Massachusetts who have the Democrats' universal health care dream have voted for the candidate opposed to expanding that "dream" to the nation.

6. There are a number of liberal Democrats tonight who are thinking the following: force health care through, take the hit in November, then expect every election from here on out to be about problems with health care - the Democrats will, in every case, be able and willing to outbid the GOP thereby creating a permanent Democratic majority. They will try it if they can. The GOP must not get overconfident of a health care deform defeat.

7. Little noticed bit of Scott Brown trivia: he polled better on the issue of "enemy combatants" than on health care. Voters really do not trust the Democrats on national security and it is growing in the conscience of voters as a very real issue.

8. How many people will die because Barack Obama's White House is incompetent. This is not hyperbole. No competent White House would spend political capital on a trip to Europe to sell the Olympics without a guarantee it would happen. No competent White House would spend political capital two days before an election viewed as a referendum on the President of the United States with the President's candidate's poll numbers cratering. If the White House is not competent in spending the President's political capital, how the heck can it be competent to save American lives?

9. The Left tells us the nation is now ungovernable. Actually, the allegedly ungovernable citizenry just told those attempting to govern to go to hell.

10. In 2008, Independent voters voted for Obama to prove they were not the racist bigots the media and Democrats hypothesized they were. Ever since, Independents have been voting against Obama to prove they also are not socialists.

OTHER WEDNESDAY MORNING HEADLINES

Voters Send Washington a Ringing Message - Brian Mooney, Boston Globe
Massachusetts Voters Tea Off on Obama - Michael Goodwin, New York Post
Dems Should Still Pass Health Reform - Hacker & Hopkins, Washington Post
One Year Later, Dems' Dream Deferred - David Paul Kuhn, RealClearPolitics
No Obama Obits, Please - Joe Conason, New York Observer
What Does Obama Do Now? - Jay Cost, RealClearPolitics
Obama Needs to Fight Back - Dan Kennedy, The Guardian
Brown's Win a Blessing in Disguise for Obama - Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe
The Democrats' Deadly Delay - Harold Meyerson, Washington Post
Forces of Change Now Target Obama - Smith, Martin, & Harris, Politico
Win Sends Shock Waves Through Blue-State Races - Kyle Trygstad, RCP
Blame the Left for Massachusetts - Lanny Davis, Wall Street Journal
Learning the Wrong Lessons From Massachusetts - Joan Walsh, Salon
The Idea Is the Problem - David Harsanyi, Denver Post
Is China the Next Enron? - Thomas Friedman, New York Times
Tim Geithner's Lifelong Love of Bailouts - Mark Calabria, New York Post
Muhammad Cartoonist Defiant After Attack - Henryk Broder, Der Spiegel


Editorials
Mass Tea Party: Voters Tell Dems to Shelve ObamaCare - Wall St. Journal
Win Doesn't Negate Obama's Resounding HC Mandate - Boston Globe
Heckuva Job Brownie! - New York Post
Hope Met Reality in Obama's First Year - San Francisco Chronicle


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