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Obamacare is Dead

The healthcare bill is dead. So says Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard. Let's hope he's right:

The impact of Republican Scott Brown’s capture of the Massachusetts Senate seat held for decades by Teddy Kennedy will be both immediate and powerful. It’s safe to say no single Senate election in recent memory is as important as this one.

Here are a few of the repercussions:

1) President Obama is weakened. For the third time in three months, he couldn’t deliver for a Democratic candidate. Last November, he abetted the defeat of Democrat Creigh Deeds in the Virginia governor’s race and failed to prevent Democrat Jon Corzine’s ouster as New Jersey governor. Now in Massachusetts, his appearance for Martha Coakley was a bust. A president who can’t aid his party’s candidates loses influence with Congress and inside his party.
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Anonymous said...

Today's first reading at Mass was:
1 Sm 17:32-33, 37, 40-51
about David slaying Goliath. It seemed appropriate to the occasion.

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