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Massachusetts' Right Turn

Political advocacy groups stayed up late Tuesday night to see that the unbelievable had actually occurred—a Republican had filled the Senate vacancy left by the death of Senator Edward Kennedy.

The replacement was painfully ironic for Democrats. Kennedy was a long-time advocate for universal health care, and the election of Scott Brown gives Republicans the one additional vote needed to block Democrat health care legislation.

As the dust settled, Christian advocacy groups interpreted the results.

"This election had nothing to do with Scott Brown or Martha Coakley," said Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council (FRC). "It was about our President, who stepped into the Oval Office 365 days ago and made a hard-Left turn so fast that it gave Americans whiplash."

Traditional Values Coalition executive director Andrea Lafferty turned the rhetoric against Obama even higher, saying the campaign "was about Obama's nationalized health care plan, his dishonesty, and all of the liberal shenanigans going on in the House and Senate."

The Liberty Counsel said in a statement that it was not Obama's election that was the revolution; it was this win in Massachusetts that was the real "shot heard round the world."

"The tax and spend, big government, anti-life agenda has been pushed back. ObamaCare has been derailed," said the Liberty Counsel statement. The group predicted that if liberals in Congress don't heed this revolution, they will lose badly in the 2010 general elections.

Chuck Colson of BreakPoint said the key issue was "a paramount moral issue" of over-spending and out of control ...

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