Celebrate Good Times

January 20, 2010

Red Massachusetts

Scott Brown defeated Martha Coakley yesterday in the race for the late Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat, 52% to 47%.  If you haven’t been following it, here’s the skinny:

This probably means that Democrats no longer have enough votes (60) to overcome Republicans’ filibuster of the health-care bill in the Senate.  That means that the Democrats’ version of health-care “reform”—already getting less and less likely as time went on, given that they hadn’t passed it before this year, an election year—is probably now dead.  We won.  Thank You, God, and a big thank-you to the people of Massachusetts.

Does that mean the government takeover of health care is dead and gone for good?  Well, no, I suppose no bad idea ever is—I would have thought socialism and statism generally would be a lot less popular these days than they are, since we defeated the Soviet Union—but it’s been more than a decade and a half since the last time we defeated Democrats’ efforts to take over health care (“Hillarycare”); I’m hopeful that we have at least another decade before we have to fight this battle again.

And when we do?  I say, Bring it on!  “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty”, and America has just shown that she’s still up to the task.

In the meantime, I seem to recall the Democrats’ efforts to take over health care leading (in part) to a big Republican (and, more importantly, conservative) takeover in Congress the last time around.  If history must repeat itself, perhaps we can reap the good as well as the bad?

One Response to “Celebrate Good Times”

  1. Glenn Beck Says:

    Yes, Thank You God for stopping health care while allowing Haiti to be annihilated by an earthquake. Well done, sir.

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