Submitted By Todd on January 21st at 5:09pm
"We're in no rush," Pelosi said.Now there's a shift. I was talking to a liberal friend on Sunday night - just two days before the Massachusetts Miracle. He was feeling defensive about the Obama presidency coming apart, and was explaining that even if all Obama did was pass health care reform, his presidency could be deemed a success.
This idea of Kamikaze Politics - get the power and use it to affect unpopular change - epitomizes the liberal mindset. They know what's best, not the people, and they're morally justified to use whatever means necessary, the people be damned.
"We're not in a big rush," Pelosi said. "Pause, reflect."On the other hand, the idea of a speedy swearing in for Scott Brown struck good government people like Senator Kerry as perturbing just a few days ago. Fraudulent temporary Senator Paul Kirk even said he'd vote for ObamaCare, against the will of the people, if he got a chance before Scott's admission into the world's number one boy's club.
Today, though, Kerry was drooling when he got his Scott-op even claiming to be proud of his record of change!
U.S. Senator John Kerry on Thursday called for the seating of Republican Senator-elect Scott Brown "as expeditiously as possible."Scott Brown est arrivé and John Kerry will never be the same. I first met Scott when we both attended Tufts University in the late seventies. Our most extensive contact has taken place in the past few years though, as he's used talk radio to raise his profile in the state senate. And the growth that he's gone through in the past few weeks, from my vantage point, exceeds the previous thirty years. Pardon me for gushing, but Scott's character and clear sense of self are an inspiration - he has a decency and sincerity unseen on the national stage. Leading by example, I believe he is going to spearhead the sort of change that Obama campaigned on, but walked away from. Obama inspired with his impressive use of political stage craft. Scott inspires because he doesn't need technique.
McCain and Brown spoke about the importance of the election and its impact on President Obama's health care legislation, which has stalled since Brown's victory. McCain said Brown represented the "dreams and hopes and the frustrations that Americans feel today. … He won his campaign because of who he is."This morning I had coffee at a Starbucks in Jupiter, Florida, where I'm taking a few days off. Sitting outside enjoying the 75 degree temps at 9am, I overheard two former New York City firefighters talking about Scott a couple of tables over.
Brown said he looked forward to working with both parties in Congress but said the health care bill in its current form was "not good for Massachusetts." He said voters in his state are angry over deals that had been cut with Democratic senators, such as Ben Nelson of Nebraska, to win their support for the bill.They were thrilled at his win, and full of ideas about why he had won and what his election represented. I asked them how they knew about the race - what had gotten them involved in Massachusetts politics. "This isn't Massachusetts politics," one told me, "it's a national story." I believe they're right. On the way back to the house, the local music station ran a national newscast. "Senator-elect Scott Brown of Massachusetts is in Washington DC to make the rounds of the U.S. Senate today..."
"I'm going to have to get a bigger office," McCain joked as reporters jockeyed for position. "It's a little overwhelming seeing you all here," Brown said. "I understand it will calm down and I can get to work.And when I got home, there was Scott on Fox as he held an impromptu press conference with Senator Kerry. Scott has a tiger by the tail, and the country has his back. Hope and Change is in the air, and this time - it's the real deal.