Friday, January 8, 2010

Ironic: Big-Government Statists Complain About "Outside Influence"

Liberal statists have worked for generations to increase the role of big government in every aspect of our lives.

Unfortunately, the statists have been quite successful. To wit, a big-government liberal in Massachusetts votes for legislation that gives him a say in what kind of light bulb a man in Nebraska will use...and a big-government liberal Nebraska votes for legislation that gives him a say in what kind health insurance a woman in Massachusetts can have.

Incumbent politicians love this state of affairs, but it frustrates most Americans (even liberals).

As a result of this highly concentrated power, every race for the U.S. House of Representatives and every race for U.S. Senate has the perverse potential to upset the lives of hundreds of millions of people.

This fact is illustrated beautifully by recent developments in the 2010 United States Senate special election in Massachusetts.

Few people outside of Massachusetts should care about the outcome of the special election to fill Ted Kennedy's old seat. But because the U.S. Congress is currently considering legislation that could have a profound and permanent impact on the lives of 300 million Americans, and because the bill will pass or fail on a razor thin margin, the fate of the nation will be determined by the 10% of Massachusetts voters who decide to show up for the election on January 19.

(And Health care reform is just one of a host of important issues that hang in the balance. National security, tax rates, energy policy...just about everything one can imagine will in some way be affected by the outcome of the Massachusetts race.)

Predictably, "outside groups" want to have a say in the outcome of this all-important election. Ironically, the big-government statists of Massachusetts were the first to complain about outside influence:

A conservative group is joining Republican Scott Brown in his effort to defeat Democrat Martha Coakley and her bid to succeed the late Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, although Brown says he opposes the outside intervention.

The Iowa-based American Future Fund plans to spend $400,000 over five days airing a television ad comparing the two major-party candidates on the issue of taxes. The ad started airing in Boston on Thursday night.


"It's unfortunate that Scott Brown and his supporters have resorted to these desperate, negative attacks funded by extreme right-wing groups," said Coakley spokesman Corey Welford.


Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., is also condemning the ad, citing links between American Future Fund personnel and the group that attacked his Vietnam Swift Boat exploits during the 2004 presidential campaign.

Politicians' faux outrage notwithstanding, the people of Massachusetts are right to want to keep "outside groups" out of Massachusetts politics. The best way to move in that direction is to send people like Scott Brown to Washington.

Brown understands that the federal government is too big. If he and fellow conservatives are successful in dialing back Washington's power, fewer people will have reason to care who Massachusetts sends to Washington in future elections.


Scott Brown says government is too big.

Perhaps Not All Politics Are Local.

I want a government small enough to fit inside the Constitution.

Brown takes Coakley down a couple of notches…literally

Coakley: a candidate lacking in heart and a campaign lacking in soul…

Scott Brown on the Fred Thompson Show

It’s not Kennedy family's seat. It’s not the Democrats’ seat. It’s the people’s seat.

Help Scott Brown By Making Calls From Home!
(from anywhere in the U.S.)


DaBlade said...

Libs eating their own when it comes to a lone-wolf dem who is outrageously opposed to infanticide and wants to inflict his life valuing beliefs on poor woman.

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