The Upset in Massachusetts

January 20, 2010 | NeW Staff

The come-from-behind victory from Scott Brown has shown the power of our democratic process.  The newly elected Senator from Massachusetts soundly defeated his opponent to become the first Republican to occupy that seat since 1979. 

Iain Martin today in the Wall Street Journal notes:

“…it’s proof, yet again, of the wonderful vitality and contrariness of American democracy — a reminder that it is a system designed to restrict the exercise of arbitrary power.”

In addition, this upset has caused many to speculate over the fate of the health care legislation.  Perhaps Congress will now pause to thoughtfully consider the consequences of passing such a bill which calls for a massive overhaul. 

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