If President Obama and congressional Democrats want to prevent more Democrats from suffering the fate next fall as outgoing New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, outgoing Westchester County Executive Andy Spano and various Democrats across the Commonwealth of Virginia did last night, they would do well to ditch health care as an issue and focus on legislation designed to create jobs.
And as they work on that legislation, they need bear in mind that to generate job creation without further burdening taxpayers and their descendants, you need remove the burdens on employers. No wonder Virginians and New Jerseyites voted, respectively, for Bob McDonnell and Chris Christie. These men know that government regulation won’t help entrepreneurs in their states. They knew that the big issue in their jurisdictions was Joe Biden’s favorite three-letter word, jobs.
In Virginia, forty-six percent said “that the economy and jobs are the most important issue to their vote. One in four indicate that health care reform is their most pressing issue,” In New Jersey, voters rated health care the fourth most important issue, after the economy/jobs, property taxes and corruption.
And yet the Democrats in Washington, D.C. have made health care their most important issue. From my perspective as a blogger who follows the news, the 111th Congress has devoted far more time to health care reform than it has to economic growth (which give the makeup of the current Congress is not necessarily a bad thing).
But, I do think politicians in Washington follow election returns. They read the Washington Post and know that the Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia carried Fairfax County. Republican Barbara Comstock even knocked off incumbent Democratic Delegate Margi Vanderhye in an inside-the beltway district.
And this is why as mayor of the gay conservative city in the county of the land of blogs, having found a few coroners who have thoroughly examined Obamacare and have thus averred it’s not only merely dead, it’s really most sincerely dead, I can let the joyous news be spread that Nancy Pelosi’s wicked big bill will soon to be dead.