Barrack Obama, talking about Scott Brown's election to the late Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat:
"Here's my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country.
The same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office.
People are angry, and they're frustrated. Not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but what's happened over the last eight years."
I disagree vehemently with the President on some things, not the least of which is universal healthcare. However, this is one thing that I agree with him on.
I have many friends on the Right who would like to hail Scott Brown's election as historic moment that signals a seismic shift away from Obama's vision of America. I think it's more a statement about America's anger. We're mad and looking for something to take out our anger on. Whichever side (Right or Left) that is better able to stir up the anger in its base leading up to election time...is the side that wins.
November could be interesting.
P.S. For my friends on the Left, you should know that I passed up some pretty good Ted Kennedy jokes/jabs with you guys in mind. I just wanted you to appreciate that fact. :)
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