January 20, 2010, - 12:11 am
**** SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO of Scott Brown Victory Speech ****
And let me say this with respect to the people who wish to harm us, I believe–and I know all of you believe–that our Constitution and laws exist to protect THIS nation. Let me make it very, very, very clear, they do not grant rights and privileges to enemies in wartime. And the message we need to send in dealing with terrorists: our tax dollars–our tax dollars–should pay for weapons to stop them and not lawyers to defend them. . . Giving new rights to terrorists is the wrong agenda for our country.
–Scott Brown in his victory speech, tonight (I transcribed it, word-for-word).
Congratulations, Senator-Elect Scott Brown. Told ya on Saturday Night, he’d pull it out, and he did. Now, how long ’til we drop the “-Elect” part, and he’s seated? We’ll see what shenanigans the Obamacare Dems try to pull, but regardless, it’s an incredible defeat for Barack Obama, whose White House flacks are now spinning it as “not a referendum on President Obama,” which is exactly what it, in fact, was.
Either way, the man who was once Cosmopolitan magazine’s “America’s Sexiest Man” is about to be seated as “America’s Sexiest Senator.” And even sexier than his movie star looks will be his vote against Obamacare. He might not be the most conservative dude on the planet, but it’s such an incredible victory and poetic justice replacement for Club Ted a/k/a Ted Kennedy. (Plus, he’s a Lt. Col. and 30 year veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard–always a good thing to have a Senator with military experience, rather than drunk driving and sex in restaurants experience.)
When Barack Obama was elected, I posted a number of e-mails and comments I received from fellow proud Jewish conservatives like me who voted for John McCain. Most were demoralized and gave up hope, but as I noted then, politics is in cycles and I told readers “we would come back,” just as Ronald Reagan followed Jimmy Carter. One of those readers was my fellow co-religionist and co-ideologue, Scott–also an Orthodox Jew. Scott’s hope was restored tonight with Scott Brown’s election.
Good evening Ms. Schlussel –
I have not written to you in a long time, but still follow your blog closely. You posted a letter I wrote to you right after the election of Obama. I was despondent. I believe I said something like for the first time I feel that I don’t know my country anymore.
Tonight, with the win of Scott Brown, my faith in America has been somewhat restored, and I feel an optimism that I have not felt in over a year. We can do this. We can get our country back on track. All is not lost. Just wanted to share my thoughts with you.
Keep fighting the fight for good.
Scott expresses what I think many Americans felt at the beginning of the Reagan Revolution (before Ronald Reagan was elected, but when we knew Jimmy Carter could be beaten when we saw a preview in America beating the Soviet Olympic Hockey team in the Semifinals at Lake Placid in the winter of 1980). I think that, with the election of Scott Brown tonight, we’re at the beginning of a “Post-Obama Revolution.” Yes, we have three long years to go, but there are elections in November. Now, if only we could find a modern day Ronald Reagan to pick up the baton for 2012.
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