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Who You Calling "Congressional Elites"?

NY Times Quotes U.S. Senator Evan Bayh III, Son of three Term U.S. Senator Birch Bayh:

Senator Evan Bayh, Democrat of Indiana, said the atmosphere was a serious threat to Democrats. “I do think there’s a chance that Congressional elites mistook their mandate,” Mr. Bayh said. “I don’t think the American people last year voted for higher taxes, higher deficits and a more intrusive government. But there’s a perception that that is what they are getting.”

Senator Bayh: If you look up the term “Congressional elites”, you will find a picture of yourself…so you know Congressional elites mistook their mandate.

And It isn’t a perception the that we are getting “higher taxes, higher deficits and a more intrusive government”…..It is a STONE COLD FACT WE ARE!

It is such condescending attitudes by Senator Bayh that is fueling the insurgent campaign of Scott Brown in, of all places, Massachusetts!

Note to Republicans: If Brown wins on Tuesday: don’t get cocky. Part of Brown’s strength is coming from independents who are the largest registered segment in Massachusetts (50%!) and those independents are fueled, in a great part, by the Tea Party movement and the issues they are upset over are financial: Taxes, Jobs and Healthcare. Social issues are not the driving force up there. For you Republicans who demand their candidates be “pure”…Scott Brown is a social libertarian.  There is a lesson here. In 2010, 2012 and probably for a few more election cycles, “It’s The Economy Stupid!”

Note to Tea Parties: If you stay focused on the economy and taxes, you can become “King Makers”.  If you stray outside those areas, you possibly forfeit your chances to make a difference in 2010 and 2012.

My Two Cents….