Archives for January 18, 2010

Scott Brown Update:

If the latest polls are anywhere near right, it looks like History is about to be made tomorrow with a Scott Brown win. I have been ready election commentary all morning long and all signs point to a Brown win.

If the Republican party can’t exploit this movement, which is far more in sync with conservative values than is the Democratic party, in November, then it should just fold up its tent and go home. There is an enormous void waiting to be filled. The moment is now.

T Shirt of 2009

Later Update: MSNBC’s Schultz- I’d Cheat To Keep Brown From Winning In Massachusetts

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Sidebear: No suprise here… he would do what the Democrats usually do.

Update: Scott Brown surges ahead in Senate race

Riding a wave of opposition to Democratic health-care reform, GOP upstart Scott Brown is leading in the U.S. Senate race, raising the odds of a historic upset that would reverberate all the way to the White House, a new poll shows.

Although Brown’s 4-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley is within the Suffolk University/7News survey’s margin of error, the underdog’s position at the top of the results stunned even pollster David Paleologos.

“It’s a Brown-out,” said Paleologos, director of Suffolk’s Political Research Center. “It’s a massive change in the political landscape.”

Read more here…

Great Scott

Update: Massachusetts Miracle

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Quote of the Day…01/18/10

“Democrats have defined success as dragging any [health care] bill into law as quickly as possible, no matter how damaging, while leaving the mess it creates to be cleaned up in the future once the entitlement is entrenched and higher taxes are inevitable. The only way to prevent that outcome is to force them to start over.” – The Wall Street Journal


Seventy-seven rag tag militia men faced more than 700 British regulars in their famous red coats on the grassy common of Lexington, Massachusetts at sunrise on April 19, 1775. History determined that the first shot of the American Revolution was probably fired from the musket of an ordinary American farmer. The brief battle ended badly with eight colonists killed and ten wounded. The militiamen pulled back to Concord to fight another skirmish. History called it the shot heard round the world.

Battle of Lexington

It is only fitting that the first shot fired in the Second American Revolution be fired in Massachusetts on January 19th, 2010. The Second American Revolution will not begin with a musket shot, but a ballot dropped into a ballot box by an ordinary citizen somewhere in Massachusetts. Can a young rebel, unknown Scott Brown, take the Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy since 1962 and become the 41st vote that kills the health care bill? The odds of Brown winning this election were as great as the militiamen beating the British Army at Lexington and Concord. By nightfall on the 19th it will become clear if the Kennedy Seat in the U.S. Senate has fallen to the rebels, or if the Democratic Majority held. Win or lose, the Second American Revolution has begun.

The militiamen did not win the battle of Lexington. They fell back, and won their first battle on the North Bridge in Concord later that same day. Likewise, our rebels may not win on January 19th but we will fight again, and win somewhere else. There were many battles in the War of Independence and great sacrifice. The Declaration of Independence was not written for more than a year and the war lasted eight long years. We face the same in the Second American Revolution.

Like the colonists of 1773, we have been given our Intolerable Acts – the Stimulus Bill no one read, the Health Care Bill no one wants, and the Cap & Trade Bill we cannot afford. Like the colonists of 1775, we have our own Tea Party. A modern version of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense was written by Glenn Beck. Our General Washington may come from Ohio, instead of Virginia, in the form of a young Governor John Kasich. Our James Madison, author of The Federalist Papers, may be Newt Gingrich. Our own Thomas Jefferson has not yet appeared, but we are confident he will surface. Our revolution has begun.

Our modern Democrats are much like the British rulers of the colonies in 1775. Disconnected from the public they serve, they live opulent lives far from the working men and women of our land. They impose ever increasing taxes on working families to pay for an unquenchable thirst for spending. When the people speak, they no longer listen. By November, many of these Democrats will become casualties of the Second American Revolution.

Unfortunately, too many Republicans fail to remember that they are just public servants and responsible to the people. They spent too much and earmarked too often. They focused on their re-election, campaign contributions, and forgot that they work for the people. That is why in this revolution the rebels are not Republican or Democrats – they call themselves the Tea Party or Independents. The message to Republicans is very clear. Either clean up your act, or you too will be gone.

As we have done in the past, Americans can re-invent themselves. It was American ingenuity that brought us the PC, the cell phone and the Internet. We can make our government functional once again, but first we must take it back. When we do, it will not, and cannot, resemble what now exists. American needs to deconstruct the mess that has become of our government. We need to restore the values of our founders and focus on a new foundation for government that has three core principles.

    • First, and foremost, is Security. Government must protect its people. Whether with an army, a police force, its doctors or its educators, government’s Job One is to protect our citizens. That includes preparing our children for tomorrow’s jobs,

    • Second, Americans deserve Economic Honesty. That means control of its spending and restoring the value of the dollar. We must end unpaid mandates, promises that cannot be met and borrowing what we cannot afford to pay for today. Government must live within its means.

    • Third, our Founders gave us The Constitution and The Bill of Rights. It is time we read our founding documents again and follow these words of wisdom.

The first shot of the American Revolution was fired on April 19, 1775. No one dreamed a rag tag group of colonists could topple Great Britain’s military might. The War of Independence was not won until eight years later in 1783. There was great sacrifice along the way. There were many battles and many of those were lost. But in the end, we prevailed and a great nation was born.

The Second American Revolution begins on January 19th, 2010. The election will be close. We may not win that battle. Like our forefathers, no one dreamed we could win the Kennedy Seat in the U.S Senate. They forgot that it really belongs to the people.

Thomas Jefferson said,

    “When the people fear the government, you have Tyranny. When the government fears the people, you have Liberty.”

Jefferson was right.

Editor’s note: Tomorrow: Thomas Jefferson and the Principles of 1798

Learn what Jefferson said about …”Nullification” and what Madison said about… “The General Welfare Clause”