Like Scrooge’s vision of his headstone in “A Christmas Carol,” these are the words we most fear to read come November. Despite Democratic attempts to alienate the electorate en masse, the Republicans are well on the way to blowing their opportunity to regain traction in the fall elections. To succeed at the polls, the GOP needs to develop some workable ideas they can sell to the voters.
I turned off the coverage of the Massachusetts election long before Senator Coakley gave her concession speech. In a country that prides itself on its democratic process, one has to wonder whether we are resting on our laurels when we allow the outcome of a single Senate race to determine the course of our lives and the financial future of our country.
The newest betrayal of the American taxpayer took place last week, Chicago-style, as organized labor was paid off to the tune of $60 billion in return for their support of health care reform. While exempting high-premium health insurance plans from the “Cadillac Tax” was publicized as a necessary concession, this was just another facet of this administration’s ongoing assault on the private sector.