A stern rebuke of the Democrats’ national agenda.
I will never forget the first day I tuned into the “new” Rush Limbaugh show, which had recently begun broadcasting on 1270AM in Detroit in the late 80s.
I enjoyed the lively commentary, but then in a dead-on parody of Ted Kennedy, “The Philanderer,” a take off on Dion’s “The Wanderer” came on.
That began a two [...]
If you went looking for comedy last night, you couldn’t have done better than tuning in to the Rachel Maddow show about the time that Scott Brown officially won last night’s election to succeed Ted Kennedy as Massachusetts Senator. Host Maddow and guest Chris “Shiver Me Timbers” Matthews were beside themselves, aghast at the results. [...]
Last night’s victory by Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts –in which he decisively won the seat that had been occupied by Ted Kennedy for decades– was hugely significant.
Given that the vote took place in the bluest of blue states, the margin of victory itself –5%– was huge. It was so large that it was outside the margin [...]
‘It is to me a new and consolatory proof that wherever the people are well-informed they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.” —Thomas Jefferson to Richard Price, January 8, 1789. Two hundred […]
IT REALLY is the people’s seat, and yesterday the people took it back. But in electing Scott Brown instead of Martha Coakley to replace the late Ted Kennedy in the US Senate, Massachusetts voters did more than hand the GOP its most improbable and thrilling come-from-behind victory in a generation. They did more than embrace […]