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Brown shakes up Obamalism; trouble still looms for the GOP

By Chris Ingram

This morning’s news is dominated with stories about the stunning upset Republican Scott Brown managed over Democrat Martha Coakley in Massachusetts U.S. Senate election to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat.

Yesterday I expected Coakley would pull it out in a squeaker — admitting I hoped I would be wrong. And I was. So today I eat crow — gladly.

The brakes have been applied to the liberal agenda of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid. Democrats across the country are wetting their pants wondering what to do. The handwriting is on the wall: Americans have had enough of uncontrolled spending, mindless government programs, and saddling our children with more debt.

Yesterday plans were in place to pass Obamacare by railroading the bill through the House of Representatives in the event Coakley lost. But today those plans are a little more dim as the reality of the message liberal, mostly Democrat voters in Massachusetts sent to the out of touch leadership of the Democrat Party.

It’s rather ironic that one of the biggest bastions of big government, union thugs, and free-spending liberalism sent the message isn’t it?

Now before voters who prefer government restraint start popping the champagne, remember, the monkeys in charge of the banana tree for the GOP are still the same bunch of clowns who got the party in the mess were in today. Right now they’re thinking they’ve done a good job. In reality, they haven’t done squat. Voters rejected the Democrats, they didn’t embrace the GOP.

Let’s hope they got the message. But don’t count on it. Members of Congress tend to be very slow learners. Remember, they’re all monkeys. 

Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of www.IrreverentView.com. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, Front Page Florida, and National Review online. E-mail him at: [email protected].

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