Compare Barney Frank's rational response to the election of Scott Brown (below) with the spin a few Democrats are trying to put on the Senate election in Massachusetts.
It wasn't a referendum on President Obama's health care takeover, they say, because Massachusetts already has a similar health care plan.
Yes, and it is working the same way: big costs, small benefits. Independent voters in Massachusetts showed their independence by trying to save the rest of America from the same fate.
Other variations are blame Martha Coakley, the inept Democrat candidate, blame the stupid voters, blame the evil GOP.
But the clincher came from Obama himself. He blames George Bush.
People are fed up about what has happened "in the past eight years," he said from the state of Denial, where he is currently residing.
Just recently, one of Obama's flunkies was bashing Bush for being a big spender. And he was. But Obama has spent more in a year than Bush did in eight, and he's just getting started.
This from a guy that a Newsweek flak compared favorably to God.
"I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God," Evan Thomas said last summer on MCNBC.
Funny, I don't remember God playing the blame game and refusing to take responsibility for his own actions. (Nor do I remember Obama creating the Earth, although he did promise to make the waters recede.)
But -- let's be clear -- that's what Obama is all about. No one is responsible for anything -- except Bush. You have to wonder if even liberal Democrats will be tired of that excuse by 2012.