Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The winds of change are a blowin'
They were only primaries, but voters in several states yesterday sent a strong message to Washington..."Follow the letter of the Constitution or we'll fire you." The lap-dog media is already stretching distance between Obama and these outcomes by spinning them as anti-incumbent sentiment because of the economy, frustration with specific issues like jobs, or discounting them entirely as irate voters collectively pitching a hissy fit. Make no mistake, this was anti-Obama through and through...as it will be in November.
That libertarian Rand Paul won in Kentucky resonated with vulnerable candidates across the country who now realize that voters are serious about the constitutional role of government, serious about retaining their liberties, and most importantly, serious about what the government should NOT be doing. Yesterday was a repudiation of TARP, the stimulus bill, car company takeovers, banking takeovers, insurance bailouts, Wall Street coziness, Obamacare, border indifference, etc.
Watch in your state for conservative candidates(and maybe even some democrats in red states) to start echoing libertarian-sounding speeches about limited government, balanced-budget bills, across-the-board tax cuts, and dramatic reductions in wasteful government spending. Politicians are nothing if not self-preservationists and they'll say anything to get re-elected but, thankfully, as we witnessed last night and hopefully again in the generals, we still have an electoral system in place through which we can hold them accountable for their campaign speeches and actions.