Brown Won Because Of Bush

Barry said in an interview with ABC News:

“Here’s my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts but the mood around the country — the same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office,” Mr. Obama said. “People are angry and they are frustrated. Not just because of what’s happened in the last year or two years, but what’s happened over the last eight years.”

Brit Hume deftly analyzes Barry’s preposterous spin:

Floating in the river of commentary on the Massachusetts senate election is the claim that it mostly reflects an anti incumbency mood and that Bay state voters are just as angry at Republicans as Democrats. Well if that’s true they have a peculiar way of showing it. Scott Brown is no watered down greened up Republican-lite. On the economy, he campaigned for across the board tax cuts, the Ronald Reagan kind. And against the current wave of big spending on defense he wants a military quote second to none and no constitutional protection for enemy captives. He’s even asserted waterboarding is not torture. On the environment, he’s skeptical man is warming the planet and he flatly opposes the cap and trade bill being pushed by the president. And of course he’s against the centerpiece of the Obama agenda, the health care reform bill. Those positions you might expect from a Republican running in a conservative state. But Scott Brown ran on them in liberal Massachusetts and won convincingly because tens of thousands of people who normally vote D voted R. President Obama said today that the anger that elected Brown is the same anger that elected him and it goes back eight years. In other words Massachusetts has elected its first Republican senator since the 1970s because it was still mad about the Bush Administration.

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