by Kevin Theis
Well, they did it. The wise and thoughtful voters of Massachusetts went and filled Ted Kennedy's Senate seat with a freakin' teabagger.
This is bad in many, many ways. (In a couple of ways it's good, too, but let's face it: it's mostly bad.)
First, kiss health care reform good-bye. Unless the Democrats can pull off an incredibly clever stunt and get the bill passed in...oh, about two days...this thing is toast. Between Brown and that lickspittle Lieberman, the bill will either die an agonizing death or get so gutted it will reform absolutely nothing.
Oh, and energy? Wave politely at that issue as it walks out the door, too. We've got one of those "Drill, baby, drill!" morons taking up the 41st seat on the other side of the aisle.
Another stimulus package? Ain't gonna happen either. Not with a newly christened Senator No taking up that chair.
Shoot, they might even get the Democrats to lie down and allow the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy to stand. Don't believe me? Just watch.
What a bunch of puss-buckets. How dare the voters of Massachusetts elect the one guy who can successfully kill health care reform, the main issue championed by the man whose office he is inheriting?
And the worst part? Massachusetts already has universal health care. This is a typical example of "I've got mine, now it's time to pull up the ladder behind me."
Hey, Massachusetts? Have I got your attention? Good.
Fuck you, Massachusetts.