"Obama himself grimly faced a need to regroup on Wednesday, the anniversary of his inauguration, in a White House shaken by the realization of what a difference a year made."
"The local election played out against a national backdrop of animosity and resentment from voters over persistently high unemployment, Wall Street bailouts, exploding federal budget deficits and partisan wrangling over health care."
- The Progressive can not state their political ideals out loud, "Statism", because if they do, the ideas are rejected.
- The progressives dismissed the Tea Party "A bunch of Nuts". This can not be further from the truth. The Teabaggers are a mix of Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, and others that strongly believe that the Constitution is actually a real document that limits our government; and that the Constitution is being ignored and our liberties debased. These Teabaggers are actually constitutionalists that see the big picture. The
KennedyMartha Coakley campaign and the Progressive administration did not and could not run against this. To run against these "Teabaggers"would be to admit their existence, give credit to their ideas, and that is the last thing the progressives can afford.
- The present administration ran and won a campaign on the premise of "We are not George Bush". This worked, but it is a tactic and not a strategy. Tactics may win battles, but they don't necessarily win wars. Tactics must be coupled with sound strategy, and in the political sense, strategy means a sound philosophy. "I am not Bush" is not a philosophy. Statism is a bankrupt political philosophy. Adherence to the constitution is a sound political philosophy as well as promoting Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Brown ran on this,
KennedyMartha Coakleydid not.
A quick note to the RINOS out there. "I am not a Democrat" is not a philosophy. Statism is a bankrupt political philosophy. You will loose also.