Obama Rebuked: Scott Brown (R) Wins “Kennedy” Seat

Make no mistake about it regardless of what any White House spokesperson, liberal strategist or elected Democrat official says, President Obama was officially rebuked in Massachusetts on Tuesday. The spin has begun with White House spokesman Robert Gibbs basically making things up to explain away the catastrophic Democrat loss in Massachusetts.

After Martha Coakley’s embarrassing loss, Democrats around the country are taking notice, especially in races once considered a “lock” for Democrat candidates.

CS Monitor reports:

If President Obama woke up Wednesday morning reeling from the outcome of the Senate race in Massachusetts and re-evaluating his agenda, voters in Massachusetts – especially the 2.1 million not enrolled in any party – got exactly what they wanted.

In a stunning political upset Tuesday, state Sen. Scott Brown (R), little known before the race, defeated the state’s Attorney General Martha Coakley (D) to replace Sen. Edward Kennedy in the US Senate.

But while Mr. Brown’s margin of victory was a modest 5 points (52 percent to 47 percent), the message to Mr. Obama and Democrats was clear: independents don’t feel bound to the president just because they voted him into office.

Just more than a year ago, Obama won 57 percent of the independent vote in Massachusetts and 52 percent nationally, according to exit polling. Democrats across the country were euphoric and political analysts predicted a long, slow recovery for the Republican Party.

But that was then.

Though there was no exit polling for this race and the exact number of independents who voted for Brown is still unknown, polling prior to election day showed independents heavily favoring the Republican. Sixty-five percent of independents reported they were planning to cast a ballot for Brown, according to a poll by Suffolk University. Independent voters also played an important role in electing Republican governors in New Jersey and Virginia last fall.

The response from Democrats has been mixed from immediate backing off Obamacare by some to the inevitable defiant tone of doubling down on the hated socialist program by others.

Brown’s glorious victory won’t entirely derail Obama’s socialist agenda though it will be a major roadblock considering Brown ran under the banner of being the “firewall” 41st vote specifically against Obamacare. Luckily President Obama came to Massachusetts to put his personal stamp on the election lest anyone be uncertain as to whether this was a referendum on Obama’s policies and (lack of) leadership.

In case you forgot how important the Massachusetts senate race was and how tightly intertwined it was with President Obama’s agenda, here’s a reminder:

President Obama is now 0 for 3 in important elections following his victory in 2008. First Virginia and New Jersey fell, now Massachusetts has followed.

What Democrat “locked” seat will be next?

  • All politicians regardless of political party need to sit up and pay attention to the results of the Massachusetts election. Politicians need to remember why they are elected and the people of Massachusetts provided that reminder through this election.

  • Bill Hedges

    I disagree with you Nate. A “modest 5 points.” Not in Ma…

    Scott Brown is not a watered down ‘Scott Brown Republican’ in order to get elected. He is what he is. He is a economic John F. Kennedy tax cut and small government to raise government revenue Republican. Today some say the previous President would be a Republican. ‘Newt Revolution Republican’. Scott quotes John.

    I look at Scott as a Boston Tea Party, Sarah, Governor of La., and others as the conservative future for the Republican Party. A winning combination. A win for America.

    Scott believes in water boarding and against Obama agenda. For our men in war. Yes to health care reform, no to obamacare. You know MA has a State health plan ? It’s deep in debt. Going to have to get into restricting. Sound like a theme discussed here before ?

    Obama was not ‘at his best’ in MA. He made the ‘Joe the Plumber’ mistakes. He let the real obama ‘shine through’.

    One that will haunt him. A 200,000 mile truck. There are many that voted for obama that don‘t ride in limos.

    Second shows obama arrogance. Obama did not bother to know anything about Scott Brown’s political stance and he so said. Obama knocked the man’s politics and said something like he would blindly follow the Republican party ?

    Third point was said in interview after election given by that real long ex Clinton name man news guy. If I could spell the name I would give the quote it was so dumb. It was like obama was elected as change to Bush and so was Scott Brown. Disbelief that obama said it. Obama smarter than Bush ? Bush didn’t use prompter. No wonder obama is not answering questions without pre-arranged limits and knowing questions to be asked. Bet that is, is. (Bill Clinton) requirements.

    Nate asked “What Democrat “locked” seat will be next?”. Two for (near) sure. Harry Reid and Chris Dodd. Glad to see them planning trip home. They’ve done plenty. Barney Frank sure needs to go. Most unlikely is the Queen, Nancy. Hard to believe she will lose. Well, ah, MA?

    “I feel sorry for them,” Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.) said of his most junior colleagues. “It’s like they walked in and got hit upside the head with a big jackhammer.”

    Kennedy’s son, Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) said Democrats have to understand that they’ve entered a different era — and that they can’t just assume that voters will be with them.”

    “It’s like in Roman times, they’d be trotted out to the coliseum and the lions would be brought out,” Kennedy said Tuesday night. “I mean, they’re wanting blood and they’re not getting it so they want to protest. And, you know, you can’t blame them. But frankly, the fact is we inherited this mess, and it’s becoming ours.”


    “Lions” Kennedy ? OUT OF TOUCH !!! GET REAL. ALL I ASK.

    No doubt Patrick Kennedy is saying what obama was echoing in interview. Another Bush’s fault.

    The fallacy of this has been proven here. Republican candidates must prove it to the public, CONFONT THE LIARS. I would show Bush’s warnings and Barney Frank and Democrats voting against bill that could have averted this economic collapse.

    The moderate elected obama needs to rear his head now. Liberal obama needs to rest in peace. As Bill Clinton had to adjust, so does obama. Forget this post- election ranting.

    Yes the whole truth and meaning of this Scott Brown election is arguable.

    Something that is not suppose to freeze over, is frozen now…

  • JD

    It was nicely done! Congrats to Brown. I hope the Senate waits to seat him before they make a move on healthcare.

  • Wow, it’s amazing how these democrats are back peddling and distancing themselves from Obama with just one election. I would say that no one’s seat is safe. Do you hear that Nancy Pelosi, we’re coming for ya!

    The skies not the limit b/c there’s footprints on the moon!

    Hi all, its been awhile.

  • Bill Hedges

    Conservative Gal

    I’ve been missing seeing those kisses (logo) you throw on here.

  • JD

    lol. I couldn’t agree more. This is the first election… I think people are reading too much into this.

  • Bill Hedges


    I’d be interested in examples of:

    “I think people are reading too much into this.”

  • Babs

    No, JD, this is the 3rd election – Virginia, New Jersey, and Mass. Doesn’t matter whether its a governor’s race or a senator’s. The people are speaking loud and clear. Isn’t it strange how elections turn out when there’s no bully tactics involved – notice ACORN had no influence here.

    Hey CG, nice to see you again. 😉

  • Bill, have no fear I have been busy working for our cause behind the scenes. Recently I was offered a position on the board of my Western Fairfax Republican Women’s Club. We put VA back on the right path in 09′. I personally have meet Bob McDonnell while campaigning last summer and Nate will tell you that he was afraid I would remove him from all the pictures in the house and replace him with Bob. Silly man. I also have been working hard on local campaigns here in VA, 2010 is going to be a huge year!

    I am so pleased that Landreaux has joined the site as a contributor, the site couldn’t be in better hands.

    Babs, hey girlfriend missed you tons. We need to catch up!

    JD, it seems like the wind has been taken out of your Obama sails. Buyers remorse?

    Here’s to a successful 2010 for the GOP!!! Who would have thought Obama would tank so quickly 🙂

  • Bill Hedges

    Conservative Gal

    So you helped in “a harbinger of a 2010 Republican comeback.”

    Will watch him give “GOP State of the Union Response.”


    Bet Nate will allow one photo. At least if he becomes next President.

  • JD

    lol. No babs, No buyer’s remorse. I am just honest enought to talk about politics. Sometimes Obama falls in line, some times he doesn’t.

    No matter what, we elect people based on what we “think” they are going to do. In some areas they succeed and in others they don’t. Overall, i am still happy with my choice.

    I did enjoy the state of the union, but I didn’t like how it kind of rambled on at the end. I am not talking about point of view, since I know you don’t agree with Obama, but what did everyone think presidentially about the state of the union address.

  • JD

    haha… I didn’t mean babs. I meant in response to CG. Sad to admit but I have multiple screens with youdecidepolitics.com.