On Wednesday, January 20th Republicans in Washington were bloated with arrogant victory. I told one Republican Senator, "Arrogance is what lost this seat for the Democrats, don't go there." I was not alone in tossing cold water on Republican grandstanding. This is the reality: The Republicans didn't win in Massachusetts; the Democrats lost. The Democrats lost because of arrogance and backroom deals that disturbed at the deepest level America's sense of fairness. Almost 25% of Democrats voted for Scott Brown. His victory was as much a message to Republicans as to Democrats. The message was clear: no more secret deals that affect the people as a whole. Stop the corruption and do everything in the open as the Founders intended.
OBAMA ON BROWN - This was Obama's clueless statement about Scott Brown's election to the Senate: "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," Obama said in an interview with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos. "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." If President Obama actually believes this statement, that Republican Scott brown was elected in a heavily Democrat state because people are still angry at George W. Bush, then the President is delusional.
Republicans lost the Senate and the House in 2006 because of corruption and backroom deals. Scott Brown was elected in Massachusetts because the people are fed up with the corruption and backroom deals of the Democrats. Scott Brown's election was not just a "wake up" call to Democrats; it was a warning from the people to both major parties. The message is clear: We want honesty and transparency and no more secret deals that cost us, the people, our treasury.
(Statement of GING-PAC chairman William J. Murray on the election of Scott Brown)