January 20, 2010
What lessons should be learned from Scott Brown's victory in the Massachusetts senate race? Let's hear from Democrats.
Congressman Pete Weiner of New York: "If there isn't any recognition that we got the message and we are trying to recalibrate and do things differently, we are not only going to risk looking ignorant, but arrogant."
Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana: "There's going to be a tendency on the part of our people to be in denial about all this…if you lose Massachusetts and that's not a wake-up call, there's no hope of waking up."
The hard left is intent on forcing their health care reform bill thorough despite the election result and polls showing its unpopularity. If they do, they risk losing one or both houses of Congress in November. The voters don't like arrogance from either party and this election again proved it. Just listen to what the Democrats are saying…at least some of them.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.