By Mark Steyn,National Review
Obama’s radical goals hang in the balance…
I’ve been out of the country for a couple of days,so let me see if I’ve got this right:
America is preparing to celebrate the first anniversary of Good King Barack the Hopeychanger’s reign by electing a Republican?
In what the tin-eared plonkers of the Democrat machine still insist on calling “Ted Kennedy’s seat”?
Remember the good old days when the glossy magazine covers competed for the most worshipful image of the new global colossus? If you were at the Hopeychange inaugural ball on Jan. 20,2009,when Barney Frank dived into the mosh pit,and you chanced to be underneath when he landed,and you’ve spent the last year in a coma until suddenly coming to in time for the poll showing some unexotically monikered nobody called Scott Brown — whose only glossy magazine appearance was a Cosmopolitan pictorial 30 years ago (true) — four points ahead in Kennedy country,you must surely wonder if you’ve woken up in an alternative universe. The last thing you remember before Barney came flying down is Harry Reid waltzing you round the floor while murmuring sweet nothings about America being ready for a light-skinned brown man with no trace of a Negro dialect. And now you’re in some dystopian nightmare where Massachusetts is ready for a nude-skinned Brown man with no trace of a Kennedy dialect. How can this be happening?