The revered musical Fiddler on the Roof has a song "Miracle of Miracles" where Tevye describes the various miracles God performs in the Old Testament. The modern day political election equivalent happened last night with Scott Brown's electrifying win in yesterday's Massachusetts Senate special election. The red state of Massachusetts actually went Tory Blue last night by electing the moderately conservative Brown to assume the now denounced "Ted Kennedy seat." Brown ran an effective and principled campaign emphasizing the real world political and economic concerns of the Commonwealth's citizens. His victory, hopefully, means the end of Obamacare and is a well deserved kick in the groin to commemorate Obama's first year in the presidency.
More and more people are realizing that there is no good behind Obama's grandiloquent rhetoric. In his victory speech last night, Brown effectively denounced Obama Administration policies of giving Islamist terrorists the same constitutional rights enjoyed by law abiding American citizens. Brown has also successfully tapped into our anxiety about the mounting debt burden this country faces and how it will shackle future generations in ways we cannot possibly imagine unless concerted action is taken now. While Brown may not be as conservative as we'd like on some social issues, he is, nevertheless, a significant improvement over Ted Kennedy. His victory is a sign that some signs of intelligent life and moral sobriety may be returning to a state that has become synonymous with liberal secularist depravity instead of being the City on a Hill envisioned by John Winthrop and other Puritan founding fathers.
Besides supporting fiscal sanity and a strong national defense, Brown can bolster his reelection chances in 2012 and his long-term political future by nurturing a cultivating a staff who delivers effective and responsive constituent service to Massachusetts residents regardless of their political beliefs or social status. This was a very effective formula for noted South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond's political longevity. If a representative helps a constituent with their government information needs or provides effective casework for them in battling government bureaucracy, that pays enormous dividends even if the legislator and constituent are of divergent political perspectives.
Hearty congratulations are in order to Senator-elect Brown and I look forward to the contributions he will make to the Senate and to enhancing the quality of legislative policymaking. Hopefully, Senator McConnell and other Republican Senate leaders will give Brown plum committee assignments and greet him like a rock star when he arrives to be sworn in. Brown's victory proves that all things are possible with God and in American electoral politics.