January 21st, 2010
10:00 AM ET
5 years ago

Democrats step back before deciding how to move forward

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Without a super-majority in the Senate, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may need to step back before deciding how to move forward. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

(CNN) - The message from voters in Massachusetts has Democrats reassessing their next steps as they balance the risks of an election year with an agenda they can no longer push through on their own.

Republican Scott Brown's jaw-dropping victory Tuesday night in the special election to serve out the remainder of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's term stripped Democrats of their 60-seat majority in the Senate.

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  1. SLM

    The arrogance of the Democrats took the place of common sense. Calling people who oppose their view Nazis and ignoring the will of the people knowing we don't want the health care bill they are proposing. Back room deals, shutting out the Republicans from the health care debate, spending us into oblivion with more pork projects....etc. Democrats were given the opportunity to do whatever they wanted with 100% control of everything..........and they screwed it up. Time to undo the disasterous change.

    January 21, 2010 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  2. Enough

    They can start by taking responsibility instead of thinking the blame Bush excuse is working. It's not, the mess we are in is 100% Obama and the Democrats baby.

    January 21, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |