Effect Measure

Some readers seem to think I should be commenting on the election of Scott Brown to the US Senate in Massachusetts. I don’t have much to say. Senate Democrats brought it on themselves, although it’s too bad they also brought it on the rest of us, but that’s the way the system works. So Welcome to the Senate Mr. Brown. I’m sure The Family will be glad to have you over for dinner:

Comments

  1. #1 Lea
    January 24, 2010

    After going to The Family link you provided it’s clearer now why I’ve heard John Thunes name being thrown around for the next Presidential race.

    And why wouldn’t you talk about Scott Brown revere, he broke a 37 year old Democratic stronghold in Massachusetts.
    “That’s the way the system works” … you and I may not live long enough to see significant changes however, there are plenty of people angry and fighting mad right now who are working to change “the way the system works.”

  2. #2 revere
    January 24, 2010

    Lea: Not true about the Democratic stronghold. You read too much main stream media. Independent voters outnumber either party by a wide margin. Massachusetts has a history of electing Republicans to statewide office, most recently Mitt Romney and before him several more Republicans (all Governors since Dukakis have been Republicans I believe). And it isn’t that there’s nothing to say about Scott Brown but that I didn’t have anything new or different to say. As for how the system works, we vote. I hope that doesn’t change. We should have public financing but that’s a different issue.

  3. #3 Lea
    January 24, 2010

    Actually enjoyed the video you put up.

    Not really too much main stream media, I’ve broadened my horizons actually. We’re due for a new computer and I’ve been contemplating getting rid of the television all together.
    The blog sphere is still very brutal but I’ve gotten used to it. I’m willing to listen to another person’s point of view and mull it over, with one exception, and that is the War on Drugs.

    Explain, please, what you meant by: “I hope that doesn’t change. We should have public financing but that’s a different issue”.

  4. #4 revere
    January 24, 2010

    Lea: I mean I hope we still get to vote and that the votes are honest and that they count, all of which happened in Massachusetts, much as I regret how it turned out.