Full column here.
UPDATE: (AP) 1.16.10 7:30 a.m.
“If Scott Brown wins, it’ll kill the health bill,” said Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass, reflecting that the Republican would provide opponents of the health care bill a decisive 41st vote to uphold a filibuster and block passage in the Senate.
[Barney predicts Brown will lose, but that may be wishful thinking more than anything else.]
Tuesday the voters in Massachusetts decide if a liberal Democrat or a conservative Republican will fill the Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy. This is high political drama. As President Obama has said, the “stakes are very high.” (He says that frequently about a lot of things these days.)
Welcome to the days of Democrat desperation politics.