Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tea Partying It Up

The Tea Partys are coming of age.

Scowling lefties can call the movement "teabaggers", "angry", whatever. Fact is, the core of the tea party movement is one that unifies a lot of people. While viewing tea party signage there is no doubt a lot of signage espousing the whole range of conservative causes, it is not those causes that are the root of its success.

The original tea party was about taxes and hence spending. This one is similarly rooted in taxation and spending policy. Tea Party leaders need to remember this, keep your rallies focused on limiting government taxation and spending.

Same Excuse Different Side


A lot of lefties are trying to rationalize Scott Brown's victory by trying to tell us (actually I suspect it is more for themselves) the voters of Massachusetts voted for Scott Brown rather than the Dem because the Senate was not left enough.

Now, doesn't THAT sound familiar? Starting in 2006, I heard that rationalization being used a whole lot on our side. The typical, line went "Well, the GOP did not deliver on the promises of , so instead of voting for Democrat lite might as well vote for the real thing.

That, is what the left is now saying — we were not rejected for being too left, we were rejected for not being left enough.

Does either make sense?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Brown Beats Coakley!


Deep Blue Massachusetts votes for Scott Brown (R) to replace Teddy Kennedy (D). Reading Twitter is great fun, especially #masen.

Congratulations to Scott Brown on his victory over Martha Coakley.

The Democrats and more specifically President Obama are feeling the first tingle of a slap on their hands. No doubt, the same tingle was being felt in 2006 by the GOP. One fellow (former Obama voter) this evening on the Luntz section of Hannity said I wanted change back to the center not a far left lurch.

I am quite sure the Congressional leaders (both houses) and the President will come out redoubling their grip on the national steering wheel. They believe they need to get their agenda done within the next year or it will be at least another 12 years before they get another opportunity. You bet they will work to ram this stuff down our throats. Scott Brown's win made that harder for them to do.