Jan 19 2010

Christmas Day Bomber & Health Care Caused MA Earthquake

After a year of Americans feeling economically vulnerable and insecure, and after the Senate made good on the liberal threat to remake all our health care policies (which 70% of us are just fine with), it is a interesting but not surprising to hear from both camps in the MA Special Election that the Christmas Day Bomber may have actually been the straw that broke the voter’s confidence and unleashed their anger. First from the Brown camp:

On the issues, “people talk about the potency of the health-care issue, but from our own internal polling, the more potent issue here in Massachusetts was terrorism and the treatment of enemy combatants,” says Fehrnstrom. Health care, he says, was helpful in fundraising, but it was the campaign’s focus on national security in the final week that he believes helped to give voters another issue to associate with Brown.

And now from the Coakley camp:

Coakley’s lead dropped significantly after the Senate passed health care reform shortly before Christmas and after the Christmas Eve “bombing” incident.

Coakley claims her campaign was sending warning signals to the WH early on. I don’t doubt it. This is the same team that missed blaring warning signs regarding the two terrorist attacks on our soil which occurred on their watch. It is becoming clear this WH struggles to do one thing right, let alone walk and chew gum at the same time.

Team Obama failed to stimulate the economy and keep America safe from attack. It was the coincidence of pure luck that saved this nation from a Christmas Day horror over Detroit and we all know how close we came to disaster. I think when you combine economic insecurity (high unemployment, the loss of control of your health care) with personal/national security fears you get what we see in MA – overflowing voter anger.

Furthermore, a lot of us suspect it was silly liberal fantasies about national security (no intense interrogations, no chasing down leads from the NSA, lawyering up our enemies and wrapping them in our constitution), which mirrored the silly liberal economic theories underpinning government spending over tax cuts, which made the arrogance of DC liberals so unbearable. What we have are clear examples of political man-made disasters of the liberal making – and we are getting tired of their false promises, their pretending nothing they did is wrong and blaming others.

Screw ups make a difference. You can spin reality only so far – a lesson the Dems are just now beginning to learn.

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2 Responses to “Christmas Day Bomber & Health Care Caused MA Earthquake”

  1. AJ,

    There is a very good reason that the 24 Dec 2009 terrorist attack resonates on Massachusetts.

    American Airlines Flight 11 originated from Boston.

    Democrats block out 9/11/2001 like it didn’t happen.

    Republicans and independents in Massachusetts know there but for the grace of God could have gone them or one of their loved ones.

  2. marbee says:

    What a sad mental state this country is in. We are in desperate need of an overhaul of our health care system, and all the Republicans can do is quibble and stymie any real change. 70% of us are just fine with our health care? What are you smoking?? Over 30% of all claims submitted to insurance companies are denied. The top 6 insurance companies net over 3 billion a year.
    Here’s a thought: the party that apparently supports personal responsibility should support personal responsibility toward health. Develop a primary health care system, i.e., preventative. Tell the guy with diabetes type II, smokes, and can’t walk around the block without getting winded that he can’t have any stents placed in his heart until he loses 100 pounds! Spend some time in a hospital; see that most hospitalizations could be prevented if people made better decisions in their lives!
    I work as an RN in an ICU. I see sorrow and tragedy every day. Many of my patients are there through no fault of their own. But sadly, the majority of my patients are in the hospital, near death, and it could have been prevented. The big nasties? Uncontrolled DM II, obesity, smoking, alcohol abuse, prescription drug abuse.
    Get a clue folks! Our nations health care should not be dictated by insurance companies! They do NOT know best!