What a difference a year makes!
On inauguration day, January 20th, 2009, Barack Obama and his congressional super-majority roared into power vowing to set the nation on a new course.
Today, January 20th, 2010, the stunned Democrats are nursing their wounds after having lost the senate seat once held for 47 years by the number one liberal icon of the past half century, Ted Kennedy. Their statist healthcare agenda is crumbling, salvageable now only through possible political dirty tricks. A catastrophic mid-term election is looming in just 9+ months, signaled by a monumental electoral upset in the most liberal state in the nation.
The Left is reeling.
In so short a time, the tide has turned. And it turned with no help from a me-too Republican Party still floundering for lack of any coherent philosophical/political message.
This was a seismic defeat for the Democrats. This was the end of the Kennedy myth. This was real change.
But, it was no victory for the GOP.
Welcome to the grassroots Tea Party rebellion!