With Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts, Obama’s health insurance reform bill is defeated.

The irony of it is Obama’s insurance bill was always sold as something America needed to cut costs – that America could not afford to continue pouring in 1/6th of the GDP to pay for it. Yet the bill did nothing to cut costs. In fact, the bill increased them. In addition, it did nothing to reform insurance coverage for the better, it did nothing to reduce hospital and drug costs, it did nothing for tort reform, it maintained government elitist participation in separate heath care and it did nothing to let insurance companies compete across state lines. The bill represents the best work the Democrats could offer and in the final analysis it shows they are incapable of doing the job.

America won tonight.