Thursday, January 14, 2010
Scott Brown Could Deny the Dems 60 in the Senate
Sometimes it really does all come down to one legislator or one vote — political history has an alarming way of providing such examples and thus denying us the cynical comfort of indifference to short-term outcomes. All of which means you might want to consider doing something that boosts the odds of voters in Massachusetts filling what used to be Ted Kenendy’s Senate seat (ironically) with a Republican, Scott Brown, who would rob the Democrats of the sixty votes needed to stop a filibuster of their healthcare-socializing bill. The lives of hundreds of millions of people may be palpably worse in the next few decades if he loses on Tuesday.