Hey Democrats, Is the Party Over?
By Angie Brenner
The win in Massachusetts by Republican Scott Brown proves once again that the Democratic Party has lots to be sorry about. I don’t know much about Massachusetts politics except that it was the bluest of the blue states; and I have my hands and mind full in California with Arnold and the budget shortage in Sacramento. It seems to me that Ms. Coakley should have walked away in this race by a landslide – but I thought the same thing in 2000 about Al Gore.
One can only imagine the partying going on today at Fox Network whose pundits (Karl Rove clones?) spun tales of this election being pivotal (read essential) to Obama’s healthcare bill and his re-election. Of course these are lies, but if “they” say it, it must be true. Right?
Well, no, but the left-leaning congressmen and women waffle and stumble, and become hesitant and unsure. They wring their hands and argue amongst themselves. Maybe they even begin to believe the lies and fulfill the prophecy.
Why haven’t they learned the lesson Bush taught so well: The American people want to be TOLD what is right for them, they don’t really want dialog. Several witty and firmly spoken lies are better than reality any day. One only has to view a town hall meeting or watch Fox News to realize this. The spinsters these days are so good that one memorable quote of 2009 was from a town hall meeting discussion on the healthcare bill where a fellow stood up and told the panel to “keep your government hands off my Medicare!” Hummm.
The Democrats – and I still count myself among this sorry-$%#@$ group – often go out of the way of logic to lose. The faux-pas of Ms. Coakley may appear minor to many of us, but I mean, really, misspelling your state! Perhaps the intern who put together the ad needs to learn about spell-check. Maybe she deserves to lose; it was a sloppy campaign at best. But, it saddens me to think that this amazing country chooses to be run by former nude center-fold, Scott Brown, who has the agenda to kill a chance for universal healthcare, and not so long ago, spread lies about Obama’s mother, rather than a solid, proven candidate.
The pen may be mightier than the sword, but the spin is way bigger than the truth.
Angie Brenner is West Coast Editor for Wild River Review. She is completing a memoir about her journeys in Turkey, Anatolian Days & Nights.