I just had to put the number just to be fun, but in all seriousness, what are your feelings about the effect of yesterday's special election in Massachusetts to replace the late Senator Ted Kennedy.
Brown wins Senate Seat in MAl
About three weeks ago, it was a shoe-in that the democrats would easily win the seat, but Martha Coakley's vast mistakes in the media and her backing down allowed for one of the biggest upset victories in Massachusetts Politics and will thus end the Democrats' Supermajority in the Senate. A supermajority is when 3/5 of the congress is controlled by one party, a move that would allow the majority party to take bills out of closure and not allow the minority party to Filibuster the bill at hand. The major conflict that this brings to the Democrats in the Senate is in the execution of President Obama's agenda on the controversial health care bill, a bill that the Republicans now have the power to stall the bill from passing. In a sense, this small Special Election that was held due to the untimely death of Senator Ted Kennedy in August, was a national election in its effects on the future of the Health Care Bill in America. The influence from a state that already has State Mandated Health Care and a state with a majority of independent voters has a lot of people talking about the future of the Health Care Bill and many other bills that are or could happen in this time. What's your take on this event, and its effect in all of America. I'm somewhat concerned but hopeful that the health care bill will eventually be passed, in addition to the thought that the Democrats were eventually going to lose the Supermajority in November due to the election containing a lot of Senators and Representatives going for retirement or reelection.