Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Send Mitch More Troops

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell might pick up a 41st vote. That could stop Obamacare in its present form (and replace it with something sensible and incremental that actually lowers costs).

For that to happen, Republicans need to win the special election in the People's Republic of Massachusetts. It's neck and neck.

Note the difference between the Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown, according to Jeff Jacoby:

Coakley supports ObamaCare, opposes the war in Afghanistan, and favors higher taxes on the wealthy. Brown is against the health care legislation, backs the president’s surge in Afghanistan, and wants across-the-board tax cuts à la JFK. Coakley is an EMILY’s List prochoice hard-liner; Brown condemns partial-birth abortion and is backed by Massachusetts Citizens for Life. Coakley has no problem with civilian trials for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Brown thinks it reckless to treat enemy combatants like ordinary defendants.

Right-thinking people with any money left over from the Holidays need to make a contribution to Brown, stat.

Nothing could cure Seasonal Affected Disorder better than a Republican victory in Massachusetts. As Brown has said repeatedly, "It's not the 'Kennedy Seat.' It's the people's seat."

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