In the end, the animating vision behind the message Scott Brown delivered was rather simple. Here it is folks:
Mr. Brown says it frustrates him that too many politicians still believe that people will be fooled by what they’re proposing. “People aren’t stupid, and leaders should figure out they’re better informed now than ever.”
Brown respected voters, and he was repaid for that courtesy with his startling upset victory.
One of the hallmarks of the Obama administration—and especially the present Congress and its members—is their feeling that they can fool enough of the people enough of the time. Obama has so much contempt for voters that he believes he can lie over and over, be caught on tape doing so, and get away with it. Let us hope that Brown’s election is part of a tide that will prove the bankruptcy of that assumption, and will start a trend for the election of politicians who (gasp!) think the American people are fully able to distinguish rain from pee.
[ADDENDUM: Pretty funny, and closely related.]