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Panic on Beacon Hill

In case you haven’t heard, Massachusetts, of all places, is about ready to explode. On the very verge of Congress passing the late Ted Kennedy’s signature issue, national healthcare, his replacement is about to be decided, and things are not looking well for the Democrats.

Scott Brown would be the vote that breaks Senate cloture, meaning the Republicans would be able to stall and probably throw the bill healthcare into disarray and limbo. And today, for the first time, a poll has him running 48/47 over his opponent.

After only one year of Obamaism, the electorate is showing a strong case of buyer’s remorse, witnessed to three months ago by the Democrats dramatically losing the governorships of two states that Obama had carried easily. There is deep concern among the general population that Obama is not strong enough on national defense, and that he has preoccupied himself on dubious and divisive side issues such as healthcare and capping and trading carbon credits to alleviate supposed manmade global warming, when he should have attended to the essential basics that unite us, defense and the economy.

Behind this concern is deep and wide alarm among many that Obama is abruptly trying to plunge this nation into post-American socialism and globalism.

But aside from any disagreement with the issues or overall agenda is the disappointment of many over the fact that Obama has hardly proven to be the noble unifier and healer that he explicitly promised to be. The promised governmental transparency and fair play has not remotely been seen in the pushing through of the healthcare bill. Indeed, there is much testimony that this is perhaps the most highly politicized White House ever, and is permeated by the stench of Chicago backroom politics.

Scott Brown has presence and purpose. He is intelligent and telegenic. He is running a good race and his opponent is not. He has momentum, and his opponent’s history is just beginning to plague her.

It could well turn out that Brown is not the conservative that many assume him to be. He is coy about social issues, and he very wisely is focusing strictly on the meat and potato issues of defense and the economy.

But still, he is immensely better than his opponent, and even with possible reservations, he is a step in the right direction, especially for Massachusetts. And, critically, he would break Obama’s socialist healthcare scheme.

This is happening in the very heart of American liberalism, Massachusetts. I’d say that for those praying for a revival of America, Scott Brown is an answer to prayer.

Hannity interview.


  1. Doreen Saz
    January 11, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Three thoughts keep coming to my mind as I read commentaries on the security issue in US and how much criticism Obama is getting over the ‘almost’ Christmas terrorist attack.

    What would they be critical writings if under his watch 2 towers came down, 4 planes and 8,000 were killed?

    And the second thought that keeps repeating itself is this; once terrorists make up their mind to attack America nothing will stop them. Now that they got everyone busy with the airports, they will decide to attack trains, or subways, or concert halls, church assemblies, clubs. What leader can stop this? What security system can prevent this?

    And third how can a people who want to preserve their life, and value their life, surrounding themselves with weapons and strong army, fight and win against a people who are willing to die for their cause, in a heartbeat. This is what happened with the CIA agents; this man had nothing but the desire to die for his cause and he penetrated into the sanctuary of the CIA. There was nothing he would not sacrifice-integrity, opinion of the world- his very life, for his cause. There is no army that can come up against this kind of zeal. The same thing happened at Fort Hood when the Doctor seemed to be a friend of the Army used friendship to cover his hatred, and was willing to die for the cause.

    What I’m sharing are just thoughts that keep surfacing as I read and listen to the talk on ‘security’. I have no answers only questions.


    • January 11, 2010 at 6:10 pm

      Hi Doreen,

      A) The differences between 2001 and now are that 1) we know what we are up against – or should. It is eight years later. We should be up to speed. And 2), we had a leader then who spoke from the gut, in terms of persuasive moral conviction, rather than an organizer with a radical social agenda who tends toward lawyerly compromise for solutions. Sorry to be blunt, but it is clear that Obama dithers on critical decisions, while either troops are dying in the field or the nation marvels at an out-of-control security system that only a bureaucrat could defend – with obvious mendacity.

      B) I agree that if we do secure airplanes – which we’re not close to doing – they simply will detonate outside the airport security barriers. That would be almost as devastating as taking down a plane. Or they’ll hit a train, etc. No nation can combat this indefinitely without getting hit at some point. But clearly, we are not even serious about fighting the problem, and despite his domestic words of resolve, which took three weeks to extract from him, we have an appeaser at the helm who abroad repeatedly apologizes for America.

      C) Your third question hearkens to the confluence between the spiritual and the practical. No nation can win the battle we are in in its own secular strength, because humanism is not the source of our strength. We cannot defeat our enemies, the wheels are falling off our chariots, we are in confusion, we attack and consume each other, moral chaos reigns, we choose children and the ignoble to be our leaders, because we have abandoned the Lord as our God. Yeah, we still give Him some formal lip service – Bible scenes at the Supreme Court, a Bible every four years at the inauguration, etc. – but we kicked Him out of schools, and just about every other public meeting place, and we routinely allow decadent programming into our homes. We can have our church, as long as we just keep it within the four walls and irrelevant to practical life. Otherwise the humanist culture cops will make life difficult for you.

      The War on Terrorism is essentially a spiritual war, and I see two things God wants to accomplish with it. First, we need to draw back to God in individual and national repentance. Second, we need to bring the Gospel to the Muslim nations. I think that as we continue in our impotence, and we see more blood flowing, we will again get serious with the Lord. It’s the only way out of this mess we are in. The Lord is calling the West to account for the Gospel it has been invested with. It’s time to spread the Kingdom.

      And getting serious with the Lord affects everything, including how we vote.


  2. Doreen Saz
    January 12, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    You say “It is eight years later. We should be up to speed. We had a leader then who spoke from the gut, in terms of persuasive moral conviction”.

    I’m not sure but I don’t think Obama has been in office a year. If Bush could not do something meaningful in 7 years, how can you expect a leader not even one year in office do more?
    It is not logical. And if the leaders were reversed, I would ask the same question…how can a leader do more in 1 year than the former did in 7?

    I don’t think you can compare the oratorical skills of Bush and Obama. Bush was an expert at building very thick walls and Obama is into building bridges.
    The whole world recognizes that.

    Most of the troops who died, died under the former admisinstration obvsiously since your new leader has only been in office 1 year.

    Yes it is time to spread the Kingdom but not with guns.


    • January 12, 2010 at 8:07 pm

      Doreen, I don’t know where to even begin with this, so I don’t think I will.


  3. Doreen Saz
    January 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    That’s quite all right … I understand.

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