Obama Suffers Devastating Loss in Mass. Senate Upset
By: David A. PattenIn one of the most shocking turnabouts in modern political history, GOP underdog Scott Brown has single-handedly captured the so-called "Kennedy seat" in Massachusetts, wiped out the Democratic supermajority in Congress, and pushed the president's Obamacare agenda to the very brink of a stunning defeat.
Just before 9:30 p.m., The Associated Press declared Brown the winner, and Democrat Martha Coakley called him to concede. At the time Brown was declared the winner, returns showed him comfortably ahead by a margin of 52 percent to 47 percent.
Given Obama's personal investment in the race, the results represented a sharp rebuke of the president's healthcare reforms and big-government agenda.
Even before the polls closed, bitter accusations were hurled between defeated Democrat Martha Coakley and state Democratic officials over who was to blame for the debacle.
In an exclusive Newsmax interview, Fox News commentator and best-selling author Dick Morris discussed the astounding result: "It certainly is the revisiting of the shot heard 'round the world, which was originally made in Lexington and Concorde, Mass. … that absolutely was what happened tonight.
"A shot was fired that will be heard around the world. The most liberal seat in the most liberal state went Republican. And it didn't go for a squishy Olympia Snowe Republican. It went for a real Republican."
Morris added: "It marks the last bill Obama is ever going to pass of any consequence, except for bipartisan stuff. This is the end of the Obama ascendancy, because he has so systematically alienated the 40 Republicans, that now that there are 41, none of them is going to give him the right time of day.
And this really marks the end of Obama's attempts to reshape the United States," Morris said. "He'll try, but he won't succeed.