Democrats were quick to say that Republicans shouldn’t crow too much about Tuesday’s wins in New Jersey and Virginia. And they’re right.
But there was a strong message in Tuesday’s returns for Democrats, too. And that was this: You’d better start using the power voters gave you – and produce.
No wonder so many Democrats in Virginia and New Jersey stayed home on Tuesday. And no wonder so many Independents, who voted for Barack Obama last year, either didn’t vote or voted for the Republican: Because Democrats didn’t give them much to cheer about.
Think about it. Voters trusted Democrats to bring about change. They gave them power over the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives.
And what have Democrats done with it? Nothing! They’ve dithered around on health care for 10 months. They’ve fought among themselves. They’ve been kissing Republican asses. And they still haven’t produced a health care reform bill.
Not only that, Harry Reid now says it may have to wait till next year! Which would be a disaster.
You know the rule about power: Use it or lose it.
Democrats had better start using the power they have, or they’re going to lose it in 2010.
That’s my parting shot for today.