Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.
The Massachusetts special election is a Tea Party dream come true! They are even referring to it as the Boston Tea Party. Best of all, the margin is large enough to call it 52% Brown - 47% Coakley.
Tomorrow I will be watching the Dow. I'm thinking it will be up again in anticipation of ObamaCare's demise?
I am also wondering if more Senators will jump ship now that they know ObamaCare is unlikely to pass the Senate. Why stick your neck out if you know it won't pass?
Why stick your neck out, indeed, if you know that a Republican just won in the very blue state of Massachusetts? No doubt, there will be concern over seating Scott Brown before moving forward with ObamaCare. There will also be increased concern over deficit spending and shifting of tax burden to the states connected with their version of health care reform. These 2 issues could provide a gracious turnaround on a former yes vote.
Still, I hate to count chickens before they are hatched. Democrats are so desperate to pass something, they are again talking about using the nuclear option or the House passing the original Senate version.
But for today, I'll breathe a sigh of relief, because of the Brown victory. To think a year ago, tomorrow, Conservatives like me were grieving over the inauguration of a president we knew would push a socialistic agenda. Who in their wildest dreams could have predicted this upset?
Election news: WH Reacts to Massachusetts Special Election
Brown Gives Rousing Victory Speech