FOXNews.com: Has Obama Become Radioactive?
If you’re looking to analyze Barack Obama’s first year in office, look no further than yesterday’s special election in the Bay State. It’s symbolic — and very telling — that one year after Obama’s inauguration, the Democratic candidate, Martha Coakley, was beaten by newcomer populist Scott Brown, losing Ted Kennedy’s seat in a traditionally blue stronghold. More notably: twelve months after Obama was sworn into the office of the president and a sea of blue swept Washington, the Democratic Party is now on the verge of implosion.
Despite the spin that Democrats and the White House are pushing — that the Massachusetts election has nothing to do with national issues, that Martha Coakley is a poor candidate, or that she ran a bad campaign, or that it was George W. Bush’s fault she lost (according to Howard Dean last night on MSNBC) — this race wasn’t about Boston’s Big Dig or Dubya. It was Barack Obama’s report card, and its outcome is a referendum on the policies and record of his first year in office.
Massachusetts translates to a failing grade for the administration and congressional Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi and the inarticulate Harry Reid, for their insistence on sticking to, and pushing through, a progressive, radical agenda that the American people overwhelmingly reject. (Note: Lady Nancy Macbeth has said she will move full speed ahead on health care. We’re not exactly sure how with members defecting but let this quote be a sign of her arrogance).
If you thought infighting was bad before, prepare for some serious Dem on Dem violence and an every member for himself mentality. Senate and House Democratic electeds facing re-election in the fall will run for the hills and from the Hill—specifically Capitol Hill and the White House, while their Republican challengers begin to cut campaign ads featuring the unpopular President and congressional leadership.
The president is now radioactive, as Bush was in 2008. Democratic leadership will face insurmountable challenges trying to rally their troops and pass any piece of legislation going forward, while they rightly bury their disastrous 2,000+ page health reform bills.
He Ain’t Radioactive, He’s Toxic