Massachusetts Senate Race, Quico Canseco's 23rd District Congressional Campaign...Home From OZ?
by Larry Perrault on January 16, 2010 at 1:02 PM
The Massachusetts Senate race is huge and immediately demanding of our attention. Here’s why:
Honestly, even after the latest reports of polls showing Scott Brown actually LEADING IN Massachusetts, and this morning hearing perhaps America’s most scrupulous analyst of political struggles, Michael Barone, say that looking at the trend and the polls, he would predict a Brown win, I just can’t bring myself to be optimistic about it. The Massachusetts Democratic machine is political hardball central (no, that was Chicago). Not only has Obama belatedly agreed to a last-minute “if he can’t do it, who can?” visit, they will flood Massachusetts will Soros-type funding and union strongarming, and bus every possible Democratic voter to the polls. There will be multiple votes, votes from the infirm, the comatose, the dead, and even from dogs and cats. And if there appears to be a Brown win inside a few points, there will be legal challenges galore. Bring all the great polls and Barone-type experts you want who think it possible, I won’t rest until Brown is sworn in, the vote is held, and Obamacare is dead and cold.
That’s how big this thing is. This health care bill is the most grotesque, monstrous (not exactly redundant) distortion of The United States Constitution to be proposed in my lifetime. And, that puts it at the head of a very long and socially celebrated queue. If Scott Brown is elected and in place before there is a vote on it, a large stake will be driven through that vampire’s heart. It may well be even if he is not quickly seated and there are recounts and/or legal challenges. In fact, it may kill it even if Brown loses but comes close. Only a few Democrats would need to be frightened off by the public’s action; only one in The Senate actually, where there is already wavering.
Quico Canseco has mobilized his campaign in South Texas for calls into Massachusetts. That sort of thing is happening all over the country. It also shows that Canseco is a bright bulb in South TX who knows what America’s critical values and struggles are. My heart is afraid to hope about Massachusetts, but if Scott Brown can win, or even if we can staunch this health care monstrosity, I might see a flicker of light at the end of the tunnel. It would be interesting to tune in to MSNBC at 5pm that evening, just to see if Ed Schultz’s head actually splits right open. It still would be a long, hard slog to exit the 2009-made mess, and it would call for an uncommon exercise of American character that has been long missing, to surmount the problems that have already been created. We still wouldn’t be back in Kansas. But we would have brought back the witch’s broom.