People on the right are arguing that Scott Brown won because Obama is trying to jam healthcare and other leftist policies down America’s throat and the American people are saying no thanks. People on the left are saying that Scott Brown won because the White House has a message problem, and that is the reason that Americans aren’t buying what they are selling.
The people aren’t buying Obama because Obama has been a loser. He has passed nothing. The economy is showing mixed messages at best. Only due to a malfunction in the bomb in jihadist underpants was a tragic terrorist adverted. Now, I am not blaming Obama for the terrorist problem, but it was a failure. The only thing Obama did win? The Nobel Peace Prize, which did not count because it did not pass the laugh test.
If you’re to be a successful leader, you have to have successes. Despite all the outrage you see on the TV, most people are not Tea Party advocates. They don’t hate the health care bill with every bone in their body. Still, most Americans are happy with their current health care, though they do have concerns with problems in it. Still, they are willing to listen to someone who is pissed who thinks it will hurt them. The last thing people want is a good system with problems to change into a horrible system, and that is what is being sold by the anti-health care advocates who have gotten their message out. It’s very similar to what Bush tried to do with Social Security.
So, Obama needs a win. He is not going to get a win with the current health care issue, so he needs to scrap it. The only win that will matter for 2010 is the economy. It’s not going to be fixed, but if the Democrats want any hope, they need unemployment to be clearly going down by November. Another possible win? Send the next terrorist we catch in the USA to a military prison, torture him for some information and then kill him. Just an idea.