Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Comment on the Belmont Club:
"Pentup-gram"


First rule is, don't take advice from the enemy. You can read him for the purpose of getting in his head but do not let him into yours. Grant did not send a note over to Lee asking if he wanted to inspect the lines together at the Wilderness for old times sake.

Brown is of course very in tune with the voters in Massachusetts. To many Republicans are trying to cram him into some conservative mold. Rush was a little more enthusiastic about the national political implications than I thought prudent. Brown in office will probably align with McCain and represents what I consider the Romney wing of the party. Personally I am fine with that given the community that elected him. Reasonable expectations at the beginning can help avoid the pain of dissapointment in the future.

3 comments:

Teresita said...

Brown is of course very in tune with the voters in Massachusetts.

Only 19% of Massachusetts voters are registered as Republicans. 51% are Independent, and 73% of independents voted for Brown. It was the Teapartygoers elected Brown, not the GOP organizations.

marymcl said...

The point is, his election is all to the good. A guy in a pick up truck drove around saying he'd vote against the health care bill - god love him, I say. My son and I had a happy high five at the news of his election. It's a point of no return insofar as national politics goes - the emperor is naked and even if They don't want to say so, everybody knows it and everybody else knows they know (if you follow me) Such are the convolutions of contemporary life (I've developed an aversion to the term "elites" and if I never encounter it again it will be too soon...)

In other words, little by little we're winning - by which I mean the republic is going to come out of this crisis all the better for it. Wait and see if you don't believe it...

Teresita said...

Brown is of course very in tune with the voters in Massachusetts.

Only 19% of Massachusetts voters are registered as Republicans. 51% are Independent, and 73% of independents voted for Brown. It was the Teapartygoers elected Brown, not the GOP organizations.