The news wire is abuzz with stories about the launch of Obama’s monstrosity known as Obamacare, otherwise known as The Greatest Lie Ever Told to the American people (“It’ll be cheaper! It won’t increase the deficit! You can keep your existing health insurance if you want to!).
But this headline caught my eye this morning:
WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Former Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has put his Massachusetts home on the market, further fueling speculation about his political future. <link>
It made me remember the time when Brown’s shocking victory in 2010 — he won Ted Kennedy’s seat, as a Republican! — derailed Barack Obama’s brazen attempt to use the 2008 world financial crisis as a lever to force socialized medicine on a country that did not want it. Massachusetts voters had spoken loudly: “we have Romneycare, it sucks, and we don’t want Obamacare.”
And so for a moment it appears that we were saved.
Audacious Obama, however, pressed on, ignoring the will of the people. He and his useful idiots found a few nefarious ways to bludgeon his own party into passing the Greatest Lie Ever Told and Never Sold.
As many commentators have observed, no major piece of legislation was ever passed without at least one vote in favor from the minority party, and Obamacare carries this dubious distinction: it garnered not one single Republican vote. This alone consigns it to being an outright hijacking of our nation, and Obama paid the price by losing the House in the mid-term elections.
But the law yet remains, with all its delayed-action booby-traps set to explode on schedule.
Meanwhile, Senator Brown turned out to be much less the Conservative Republican we all thought he was. If he was trying to tack left in order to retain his Senate seat, it failed: he lost the seat to Elizabeth Warren. Thanks, Scott, for going the Anti-Reagan route when we desperately needed a Reagan.
And so now he apparently has still more aspirations in the political realm?
Brown refused to disclose why he’s selling, telling The Republican newspaper of Springfield that “it’s personal.”
Oh really, it’s “personal”?
Well so is the debacle known as Obamacare, a law so malignant that it will become a marker of when the United States decline really began to accelerate, and so malignant that its pain will be felt by every single American on a very personal level. Did I see a smile just cross Obama’s face?