While national Democratic leaders apparently point fingers and cast blame, Republicans can’t contain their glee. They should. If the Massachusetts election of former state Sen. Scott Brown is a referendum on anything, it is that the masses who voted for change are even more disgusted with the status quo.
Wow, who’d a thunk it? A Republican won the U.S. Senate left vacant when liberal icon Ted Kennedy passed away.
While national Democratic leaders apparently point fingers and cast blame, Republicans can’t contain their glee.
If the Massachusetts election of former state Sen. Scott Brown is a referendum on anything, it is that the masses who voted for change are even more disgusted with the status quo.
The president’s campaign theme was “change,” yet what we’ve seen is more of the same – the players may have changed, but the game has not.
We’ve seen Congressional leaders take debate and discussion over health care and insurance reform behind closed doors.
What we’ll get dumped on us is a 1,000-plus-page manifesto that boils down to mandatory insurance with no interstate competition, much less a not-for-profit to muzzle upwardly spiraling premiums.
If you don’t believe the insurance industry will make out like bandits under this Democrat administration in the same way the pharmaceutical industry laughed all the way to the bank during Republican control, I have a bridge I want to sell you – don’t walk out on it, it’s good, I promise – trruust me. …
Oh, did I say bank? My bad, I didn’t mean to bring up that tax-dollar-number-too-big-to-really-comprehend disgrace.
Not to get off on a rant here, but it seems industry after industry is lining up for what amounts to nothing more than corporate welfare siphoned off from the middle class to mega-rich corporate executives and shareholders with the government acting in the role of the lucrative agent who arranges it all.
The balance in the U.S. Senate may have shifted slightly now that Democrats no longer have a filibuster-proof majority, but the stench wafting up from the greed orgy there is still just as disgusting.
Republicans need to stop laughing so haughtily and learn the lesson they never grasped during the Bush administration. We’re damned tired of being lied to and taken advantage of. Special sweetheart deals for states and industries are nothing short of corruption on a staggeringly large scale.
At some point, a third party will sweep across the country in a populist tidal wave that Bush betrayed and Obama bailed on. Both parties will be left to gather dust on history’s back shelf.
David Schiefelbein is an editor with the Lake Sun in Missouri, a GateHouse Media newspaper. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The opinions expressed in this column are those of the writer and not necessarily those of the newspaper.