President Obama says, “Everybody can buy a truck” (see video below from On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.)
I’ll bet that’s news to millions of Americans who not only can’t afford a truck, they don’t even have a job to start saving for one. This is no isolated incident with Obama. We all remember his comments about “clinging to religion and guns” during the 2008 campaign. President Obama has shown a stunning detachment from the real needs and wants of average Americans. Unlike the way many Americans related to President Clinton, no one seems to believe Obama can “feel their pain”.
Enter Scott Brown – in a pickup truck. His now famous ads show him as a man of the people. How much of that is true is yet to be seen, but one thing is for sure. It plays a lot better with Americans who are suffering through a severe recession to be the guy driving the truck rather than the guy making fun of it.
Scott Brown’s stunning victory in the Massachusetts Senatorial special election should be a wakeup call to this President, and his friends in Congress who seem to think they know what’s best for everyone else, but are afraid to rub shoulders with the hoi polloi. It should also be a wakeup call to the far Left media, and their constant carping about Americans who have the audacity to object to the deficit spending, lack of transparency, and generally tone deaf nature of our representatives in Washington DC.
Scott Brown now becomes the 41st vote to help stop a Senatorial super majority. That is the least of President Obama’s problems. With recent GOP victories in Virginia, New Jersey, and now in the bluest of states, someone in DC should get the message that America is not happy with the kind of change they are getting. When a state this blue turns Brown, there is a much deeper angst at play in the American political psyche.
Unfortunately, it appears the President and the Democrats in Congress have chosen to explain away the recent losses and continue to cling to their agenda as though it was bequeathed to them from on high.
Blaming everything on what he inherited no longer works. Claiming that this is just an “anti-incumbent” phenomenon isn’t going to work. The constant, insane blather from far-left radio and Television personalities doesn’t seem to work.
So what will work?
Well, it might be a start if President Obama realized that not everyone can afford a truck. Not even the ones from the car company he took over. And the reason they can’t has a lot to do with his policies, and a lot to do with why Massachusetts has a brand new Republican Senator.