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Coakley campaign launches Obama ad

Hoping to capitalize on President Obama's visit to the state on Sunday, state Attorney General Martha Coakley's (D) campaign has launched a new ad featuring the president in the waning hours of the Massachusetts Senate special election.

"Martha knows the struggles of working families because she's lived those struggles," says Obama in the ad before rattling off a laundry list of Coakley's accomplishments as Attorney General.

"Every vote matters," says Obama at the ad's conclusion. "Every voice matters. We need you on Tuesday."

The ad is yet more evidence that Democratic strategists have placed all of their chips in energizing and turning out the party's base, believing that, in a state as strongly Democratic as Massachusetts, even a moderate turnout among the base can deliver a victory to Coakley.

What remains the most important unknown in the race is how the obvious intensity among Republican -- and even independent -- voters for state Sen. Scott Brown (R) translates into votes tomorrow.

Even Democrats acknowledge an intensity gap remains between the two sides but argue that, unlike their Republican counterparts, the Democratic turnout operation will deliver every possible base vote that is out there for Coakley.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 18, 2010; 12:46 PM ET
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HumanSimpleton (and FairlingtonBlade):

Did you know that there is no uniform manner for the replacement of U.S. Congressmen? Just because you've never thought about the National Continuity Policy doesn't mean others haven't.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuity_of_Operations_Plan

Posted by: JakeD | January 19, 2010 7:18 AM | Report abuse

37thand0street wrote, "I don't know if there are 200 people in insane asylums in Massachusetts with computers."
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A quick read of comment boxes on Washington Post should put your mind at ease on that score.

What's more, Rasmussen counts each inmate twice.

Posted by: douglaslbarber | January 19, 2010 12:58 AM | Report abuse

12BarBlues


Rubio is going to win.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 12:45 AM
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Perhaps you are right. Is that important to you?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | January 19, 2010 12:57 AM | Report abuse

Since 37th wants to talk about Haiti, listen to this. Here are two ideas I heard on a talk radio program to solve the problem of a couple million Haitians without food/water.

1. Evacuate all the Haitians to other countries.

2. March all the Haitians down to the beach so they can line up for water.

3. Attach little parachutes to water bottles.

There were more ideas, but these were the more memorable.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | January 19, 2010 12:47 AM | Report abuse

12BarBlues


Rubio is going to win.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 12:45 AM | Report abuse

douglaslbarber


I don't know if there are 200 people in insane asylums in Massachusetts with computers.


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 12:41 AM | Report abuse

FairlingtonBlade:

No.

Posted by: JakeD | January 19, 2010 12:37 AM | Report abuse

12BarBlues


The French Minister of Co-Operation is refusing to co-operate.

You have to wonder, what motivated the French to actually create the position of Minister of Co-Operation in the first place.

Well, anyway - apparently the French started a scuffle with us in the Control Tower at the Haitian Airport.


Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 12:37 AM | Report abuse

37th,

Thanks for the Haiti update. Is this French revolution at the Control Tower worth watching? If you recommend it, I'll go somewhere online to watch it. The French have historically been pretty fun when they are in an uproar.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | January 19, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

drindl:

You need to learn the difference between asking a hypothetical question and praying. Good luck with that.

Posted by: JakeD | January 19, 2010 12:34 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps there are 200 people in Massachusetts who read these comment boxes.

No matter how suave Brown, he stands for a movement, not just a party, a movement which advocates bringing weapons to political rallies as a sign of their devotion to their reading of the 2'nd Amendment.

He will win every vote of every Glenn Beck supporter who types in Washington Post comment boxes about making Democrats bleed.

He will win the vote of every Rush Limbaugh supporter who thinks that we've already done too much for Haiti and "those people" ought to be left to fester among their own dead.

He will win the vote of every Pat Robertson supporter who thinks that God's got a paddle waiting to spank gays and union members.

I hope he will not win your vote.

Posted by: douglaslbarber | January 19, 2010 12:29 AM | Report abuse

12BarBlues


The French Minister of Co-Operation is refusing to co-operate.

You have to wonder, what motivated the French to actually create the position of Minister of Co-Operation in the first place.

Well, anyway - apparently the French started a scuffle with us in the Control Tower at the Haitian Airport.


Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 12:24 AM | Report abuse

Ok, 37th, here's something else to chew on. If we can look into the future post Tuesday, we can see Crist & Rubio engaged in their arm wrestling contest. Latest Rasmussen poll of 1/15/10, as follows:
"A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely GOP Primary voters finds Crist and Rubio each with 43% of the vote. Five percent (5%) prefer another candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided."

I think Tea Party claims Rubio as their own. So, how is your crystal ball on that Florida race?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | January 19, 2010 12:24 AM | Report abuse

REALLY? So, if al Qaeda detonated a couple nukes in D.C. (killing the top 200 leaders from both sides of the aisle), you still think that Obamacare passes?

===

Fantasizing again?

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | January 19, 2010 12:22 AM | Report abuse

12BarBlues


Leave the guy alone - seriously - tonight is the time you should be reflecting on the misguided policies of Obama - and swearing that you will change your ways.

Get with the program, will ya ?


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 12:07 AM
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LOL. I've just got up off my prie-dieu and now I've started flagellating myself with my lil whips. I'm trying, boss, I'm really trying!

Now, what are you doing to assume the mantle of power? Fess up, now. :-))

Posted by: 12BarBlues | January 19, 2010 12:15 AM | Report abuse

When the voters learn that Obama wants Coakley to win the Senate seat and not Scott Brown, that will really change the dynamics of this race. Whatever Barack wants, Barack gets. He has the "gift" you see.

Posted by: mitchflorida | January 19, 2010 12:07 AM | Report abuse

12BarBlues


Leave the guy alone - seriously - tonight is the time you should be reflecting on the misguided policies of Obama - and swearing that you will change your ways.

Get with the program, will ya ?


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 12:07 AM | Report abuse

mitchflorida

I didn't know that - funny how Obama had to take time out of Haiti relief operations to go to Massachusetts without a tie and tell everyone.


Then he made a white sox joke.

Horrible.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 12:03 AM | Report abuse

I was a little surprised to see Ireland labeled as socialist. I remember Ireland 30 years ago as a pretty poor place, who made a lot of capitalist changes which attracted huge US investment (I owned part of a company who started a manufacturing company in Ireland in those days). Ireland's economy soared and until the global financial crash in 2008, was a great capitalist economy. So, again Ireland socialist?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | January 19, 2010 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Wow, Barack Obama wants Massachusetts voters to support Democrat Martha Coakley. Who knew?

Posted by: mitchflorida | January 18, 2010 11:54 PM | Report abuse

I don't really give a damn about who Curt Schilling is a fan of, for it has nothing to do with legislating in the U.S. Senate. Quite frankly I now view MLB players as Bluto comic strip characters with lima bean sized testicles. The choice for Mass voters is really simple, if you hate middle class Americans, Ted Kennedy and the Kennedy family vote Republican. But if you want Ted Kennedy's dream to live on, vote Democrat!

Posted by: sunrise2 | January 18, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

America has been swift-boated yet again. This time Americans have been tricked into believing that Obama and the democrats are socialists. Even this one who says he was a student in Ireland believes this. 'Socialist' is a term (and a scare tactic) that has been so effectively used that much of American believes that democrats are socialists even though they have no clue what 'socialism' means.

As for democrats, they deserve it, when you allow this to happen again and again. Mr. Obama has been far worse and far more ineffective to counter such attack. It is pitiful the way he has acted.

Posted by: pattr1 | January 18, 2010 11:35 PM | Report abuse

I am an American and a student doctor who has lived in the socialist country of Ireland for years. I have seen how horrible socialized health care is. In Ireland, under socialized medicine, the emergency room wait times are 8 hours long even if you have a medical emergency. A friend of mine in Ireland was having an asthma attck and had to wait hours without any treatment at all. Even when patients in Ireland have cancer they have to wait months and months; 6 months and more for treatment or surgery for cancer sometimes. Socialized medicine is HORRIBLE. WE do not want to ruin the American health care system by bringing in socialized medicine here. People from all over teh world come to America for surgery and medical care because we have the best medical care in teh world right now. The health care bill that the Democrats want to pass sounds alot like socialized medicine to me. We need a health care bill that will focus only on providing health care for teh poor only not change teh entire health care system. We need a new health care bill. Do not force this horrible health care bill down the American people's throats. Our health care system will be ruined and many people will end up very ill because of it!!!!

Posted by: ainemitchell | January 18, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

I don't believe most democrats are socialist. I think they were fooled by Obama just like I was. Don't think all Democrat't are like Reid and Pelosi.

Posted by: farmsnorton | January 18, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

hi All! I really hope that Scott Brown wins the election tomorrow. Martha Coakley seems totally out of touch with the real people of Massachusetts. For example. Martha did not even know that Curt Shilling was a member of the Boston Red Sox team. She stated that "Curt Shilling was a Yankee fan," and unbelievably she was not kidding. Also, Martha made some arrogant comments about how Catholics who do not believe in prescribing the morning after pill which induces abortion, should not be allowed to work in emergency rooms. I am a pro-life student doctor who is a Catholic and it is against my religious beliefs to prescribe any kind of contraceptive or any kind of pill that worud induce an abortion. So I guess Martha Coakeley feels that people like me should not be allowed to work as doctors in emergency rooms then! How insulting. Has Martha Coakeley not heard that we all have religious freedom still in America? We are not a communist or socialist Marxist country!!!!Also, it seems like this health care bill that is going to cost trillions of dollars( so much money) for Americans and will probably end up bankrupting America, is being jammed down the throats of Americans at lightning speed. This health care bill is huge and it seems that most of the Senators who voted yes for this bill have not even read it yet. Why can't we take the necessary time to come up with a good health care bill plan that won't bankrupt our country? Why is this bill being pushed on all of us without the proper time to think about whetehr or not we really want this health care bill? VOTE for Scott Brown!!!!! He will save America from being Bankruptcy by getting us all more time to get a cheaper cost effective health care bill in time!!!! Thank you.

Posted by: ainemitchell | January 18, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

'HumanSimpleton:

"Healthcare reform will pass regardless of what happens tomorrow."

REALLY? So, if al Qaeda detonated a couple nukes in D.C. (killing the top 200 leaders from both sides of the aisle), you still think that Obamacare passes?

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse'

Why do you keep praying for violence and death, jake...just a question. Is this your version of 'christianity'?

Posted by: drindl | January 18, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

It doesn't matter what happens tomorrow - the AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN - THEY DO NOT WANT OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE PLAN.


Even if Coakley won, I seriously doubt that Pelosi could keep her 218 votes together given the scare from the electorate this week.


Every democrat in Congress has to be worried about their political standing - if they are in a district which is less BLUE than Massachusetts, they could be in a worse position than Coakley if they vote for the health care bill.


Obama's health care bill is now RADIOACTIVE !!!!


Who wants the Obama health care bill ??? It will lead to certain defeat in November.


RADIOACTIVE !!!!!


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 18, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Genefox1 wrote, "Repugnant is a society at odds with itself, one segment rushing to the aid of human beings crushed by not only a natural event but the ravishes of poverty... and other half so insensitive to our own poverty and imbalance of wealth."

That rhetoric would trip off the tongue a tad more easily were union members to pay the same Cadillac tax as business managers with the same health plan, were Mississippi to receive the same federal funding for Medicaid as Nebraska, were Ms. Coakley not she the quintessential prosecutor who can't let a bad case like Fells Acre go.

I voted for and support President Obama and were I a citizen of Massachussets I would be voting for Coakley (while holding my nose).

But I don't think things are as clear-cut as you do.

Posted by: douglaslbarber | January 18, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Noacoler wrote, "Now go spank it to Sarah Palin some more."

Be still my heart! The Thrilla from Wasilla! I've actually had to take out a self-storage unit in which to keep my multitudinous copies of "Runner's World".

Posted by: douglaslbarber | January 18, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Are the Republicans so full of hate as they might seem? Are the Republicans so scornful of other members of our society as they express in blogs as this? Are Republicans so at war with humanity as they scream in the wind?

Are the Republicans really so repugnant as this?

Repugnant is seeing a large segment of our American society bent on not allowing another large segment any measure of health care. Repugnant is seeing that playing out against the poverty and anguish of Haiti. Repugnant is a society at odds with itself, one segment rushing to the aid of human beings crushed by not only a natural event but the ravishes of poverty... and other half so insensitive to our own poverty and imbalance of wealth.

Repugnant is seeing a political party willing to wage a class war just for the sole purpose of defeating the President, who happens to be a member of the other political party.

Repugnant is the agenda of the Republican Party.

I hope that helps those of you in the GOP understand the meaning of repugnant.

Posted by: Genefox1 | January 18, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps the most telling indication of how out of touch Coakley has been with the people of the Massachusetts was when she called Curt Schilling a Yankee fan. Even the most sheltered recluse knows better. Bye Martha, next comes McGovern, the Barney and Kerry.

Posted by: observer510 | January 18, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

I heard about 10 words of OBAMAS speech in MASS> and it sounded like he was on the campaign trail again. BLABBING about having the same things as before, an that we don;t want just a few to have and millions to have not. WHAT A CROCK OF CR@P. He is really getting on my nerves with his drivel. He just doesn't get it, for a Harvard man he sure is $TUPID. The people don;t want what he is forcing down our throats. And why is everyone saying Senator Kennedy's seat? ITs the PEOPLES SEAT, they decide who sits in it Kennedy is dead, HE DIDN'T OWN IT and the DEMOCRATS DON'T OWN IT. The BLATANT arrogance of these people makes you want to vomit. They are having so many behind closed door meetings they aren't sleeping. Trying to figure out what underhanded sneaky BULL$HYT they can pull next. Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the OBAMA BUNCH need to realize that the AMERICAN PEOPLE are not stupid, we aren't falling for their LIES. They are running scared. It didn't take long for the inexperienced know nothing OBAMA to make the AMERICAN PEOPLE wake up. They are now seeing that he is driving this COUNTRY INTO THE GROUND. I wish someone would DUCT TAPE HIS MOUTH WITH CRAZY GLUE.. By the way has anyone seen his other STOOGE little TIMMY GEITHNER? He is probable;y working out another DIRTY DEAL to bail out the WALL STREET CEO'S AND THE BIG BANK PRESIDENTS with yet another multi billion dolor waste of tax payers money known as a stimulus the only thing he stimulates is their own money trail.

Posted by: itscc721 | January 18, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

A commenter calling others "goobers" is complaining that the goobers are racists because they disagree with the commenter on matters of policy.

==

Pay attention, Cletus.

They're not racists for policy disagreements.

They're racists because they hate people who aren't white.

Now go spank it to Sarah Palin some more.

Posted by: Noacoler | January 18, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Healthcare reform will pass regardless of what happens tomorrow.

but just to see the goobers squirm I'd love to see Brown win, and then not even matter.

LOL

Posted by: HumanSimpleton | January 18, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse
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Healthcare reform won't pass anytime soon because it's not even on the agenda. If Coakley wins, or if Democrats bend the rules Health Insurance Stimulus will probably pass.

Posted by: rpatoh | January 18, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

It doesn't matter what happens tomorrow - the AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN - THEY DO NOT WANT OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE PLAN.


Even if Coakley won, I seriously doubt that Pelosi could keep her 218 votes together given the scare from the electorate this week.


Every democrat in Congress has to be worried about their political standing - if they are in a district which is less BLUE than Massachusetts, they could be in a worse position than Coakley if they vote for the health care bill.


Obama's health care bill is now RADIOACTIVE !!!!


Who wants the Obama health care bill ??? It will lead to certain defeat in November.


RADIOACTIVE !!!!!


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 18, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Let me be clear: bringing Obama to campaign was the WORST thing Coakley could have done.


Obama is the reason she is in the situation she is -

WHY remind the voters ???

Coakley and her campaign has to be completely out of touch with reality.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 18, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

A commenter calling others "goobers" is complaining that the goobers are racists because they disagree with the commenter on matters of policy.

Perhaps the commenter's next move will be to call for mommy's help when the others don't take kindly to being called goobers - not that there's anything wrong with that all-American vegetable the peanut.

Posted by: douglaslbarber | January 18, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

SusanfromMA:

If you really want to send a message to the Dems, per your first post below, you should vote for "Joe Kennedy" instead. He is pro-choice and pro-gay marriage.

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to vote Democrat because I'm not willing to compromise my strong belief in a woman having the right to control her own body and my support of all people having the right to marry. Hetrosexual or homosexual -- who cares? Anyone should have the right to marry. Unfortunately the GOP has hijacked the party's doctrine and moved so far to the right that I can't follow them. I wish we had the old Yankee Republicans like Bill Weld who were fiscally conservative but stayed out of people's bedrooms and didn't tell women what they could do with their own bodies. The Republicans preach individual freedoms and having government out of your life until you're a woman. That's where they lose me.

Posted by: SusanfromMA | January 18, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

HumanSimpleton:

YOU are the one who stated that "nothing that happens tomorrow" can stop the passage of healthcare reform. I would submit that my Tom Clancy "worst-case scenario" (I certainly hope it doesn't happen) would indeed stop such passage, as the government would have to first be re-formulated from scratch. There wouldn't even be a quorum to proceed forward.

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

REALLY? So, if al Qaeda detonated a couple nukes in D.C. (killing the top 200 leaders from both sides of the aisle), you still think that Obamacare passes?

==

he meant "whatever happens in the MA election," you autistic little twit.

Hoping for a terrorist attack and the death of millions so Obama "looks bad.". What a loathsome subhuman creep you are.

Posted by: Noacoler | January 18, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

McGovern, Barney, Kerry and every other self-serving pol who have totally ignored the people who elected them can start packing now - they're next. If the supposed "Kennedy" seat can be regained by the PEOPLE of MA your days are numbered. No more favored mortgages, free trips, self-approved raises while the people who hired you struggle. No more enhanced health care at our expense while attempting to saddle us with outrageous debt. no more PORK. The reckoning is just begining and if the replacements attempt to repeat your gross excesses they'll be thrown before they become entrenched.

Posted by: observer510 | January 18, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

You're sick and tired of the cronyism and "toe the line" politics of your state but then you admittedly plan to vote for the "toe the party line" candidate.

Now THAT'S what's wrong with our country.

Posted by: RobParker
==

Nah, what's wrong with the country is people like you -- racist to the bone who hate Obama, not because he is a Democrat, but because his skin color is black.

Eliminating bigotry takes a while, and as a nation we have done well enough since the Civil Rights Acts despite the likes of you.

So it takes another decade or two, as long as the likes of you are exposed, we'll get there.

Posted by: HumanSimpleton | January 18, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

HumanSimpleton:

"Healthcare reform will pass regardless of what happens tomorrow."

REALLY? So, if al Qaeda detonated a couple nukes in D.C. (killing the top 200 leaders from both sides of the aisle), you still think that Obamacare passes?
==

Yes goober, healthcare reform will pass regardless of what happens tomorrow.

But that is hardly of interest, since it was a foregone conclusion when Reid skilfully got the much need 60 vote cloture.

What is of interest is the thought process that you express -- that of al Qaeda detonating two nukes to kill people in Washington.

And that you are actually looking forward to even that to not let much needed healthcare reform pass.

Posted by: HumanSimpleton | January 18, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

HumanSimpleton:

"Healthcare reform will pass regardless of what happens tomorrow."

REALLY? So, if al Qaeda detonated a couple nukes in D.C. (killing the top 200 leaders from both sides of the aisle), you still think that Obamacare passes?

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

If undecided Mass. voters would please read the Wall Street Journal's article, "Martha Coakley's Convictions", by Dorthy Rabinowitz of 1-14-10.
The sordid story of how Ms. Coakley as a new local prosecutor continued the wrongful hounding prosecution of a family that ran a child-care facility.

Posted by: sperrico | January 18, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Wow! Look at the goobers salivate as if Brown is going to win, and even if he did, it would mean something.

Healthcare reform will pass regardless of what happens tomorrow.

but just to see the goobers squirm I'd love to see Brown win, and then not even matter.

LOL

Posted by: HumanSimpleton | January 18, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Common sense.

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

I've a very liberal independent who almost always votes for Democrats. I'm going to vote for Martha Coakley because I just can't stomach having Brown represent us in the Senate. He's way too conservative for me. But I'm VERY disappointed in the way Coakley has run this campaign. The whole MA Democratic party has taken the seat for granted. Those of us who aren't from Boston or Hyannis and aren't of Irish roots have forgotten about Ted Kennedy. We're tired of the cronyism --- the DiLeos, the Finnerans, the DiMasis, the pandering to the unions and the excessive pensions. They forget that they were voted into office and can be voted out.

___________________________________________

You're sick and tired of the cronyism and "toe the line" politics of your state but then you admittedly plan to vote for the "toe the party line" candidate.

Now THAT'S what's wrong with our country.

Posted by: RobParker | January 18, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Common sense.

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

myerelazar <--- my goodness you have a short memory! And a historical revisionist. Rather than making stuff up to fit your wishes, try to gather facts and construct your views based on them.

Posted by: michael4 | January 18, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

37thand0street-

And you know this how?

Posted by: michael4 | January 18, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

37thand0street-

And you know this how?

Posted by: michael4 | January 18, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

It doesn't matter what happens tomorrow - the AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN - THEY DO NOT WANT OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE PLAN.


Even if Coakley won, I seriously doubt that Pelosi could keep her 218 votes together given the scare from the electorate this week.


Every democrat in Congress has to be worried about their political standing - if they are in a district which is less BLUE than Massachusetts, they could be in a worse position than Coakley if they vote for the health care bill.


Obama's health care bill is now RADIOACTIVE !!!!


Who wants the Obama health care bill ??? It will lead to certain defeat in November.


RADIOACTIVE !!!!!

.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 18, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

In the CBS Sports Playoff Challenge my fantasy football team the Pork Bellies finished this week in 121,190'th place. As in, somewhere south of one hundren twenty one thousandth place.

I confidently predict that Coakley will do better than the Pork Bellies.

Posted by: douglaslbarber | January 18, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

THE AMERICAN SLIDE


PACK IT UP BARACK OBAMA,
CAUSE YOUR TAKEN’ A RIDE
YOU’RE FIXIN’ TO GO DOWN
THE “AMERICAN SLIDE“

NOT MANY STEPS ON YOUR LADDER;
ONLY TEN MONTHS TALL
IT DIDN’T TAKE YOUR PARTY LONG;
FOR THIS NATION TO FEEL THE FALL

ALL THOSE YOU SEE AS GOOD,
ACORN, RANGEL, PELOSI AND MORE
AMERICA SEE’S THEM DIFFERENTLY;
AND THEY WANT THEM OUT THE DOOR

BUT YOU IGNORE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
AND WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY;
SO NOW YOU’RE LOSING RESPECT
IN A QUICK; DISHONORING WAY.

PEOPLE ARE BEGINNING TO MARCH ON WASHINGTON;
AND WAVE THEIR SIGNS AROUND,
BUT YOU CONTINUE TO IGNORE THEM;
AND STAND YOUR STUBBORN GROUND

SINCE YOU CAN’T SEEM TO LISTEN
TO WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY;
IT HAS FOSTERED THEM A FIGHT;
IN A “CONSTITUTIONAL” RIGHT OF WAY

PEOPLE HAVE VOICED THEIR OPINIONS,
WITH A GREATER DEFENSE IN TOTE;
FOR THEIR WORDS WILL BECOME ACTIONS
AND GET IN LINE TO VOTE

SO PACK IT UP BARACK OBAMA,
CAUSE YOU’RE TAKEN’ A RIDE.
GOIN’ BACK TO CHICAGO
DOIN’ THE “AMERICAN SLIDE”
written by lynn hughes

Posted by: Political-Peanut | January 18, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

A perfect storm: a lackluster candidate who is more patrician than politician; populist rage over the economy and kid glove treatment of Wall Street by the Administration, the appearance that passing a flawed health care bill is more important to the Democratic Party in Massachusetts than in electing someone to represent the people and another example of how, in most elections, it is the forgotten middle, the centrists either independent or Democratic or Republican who decide elections.

I voted for Obama but have been disappointed by his leadership, actually lack thereof on most issues including health care and have seen my worst fears come true with a government run by individuals (Obama, Pelosi, Reid, et al) who see this nation through a far left prism and not as the moderate and inclusionary nation it is. Partishanship reigns.

The Democrats both in Massachusetts and in Washingto will deserve all the grief they have brought upon themself if Scott Brown is the all important 41st vote. And, if Barack Obama thinks tomorrow is disappointing wait until he tries to ram through the rest of his agenda without a veto proof Senate.

Posted by: bobfbell | January 18, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

A perfect storm: a lackluster candidate who is more patrician than politician; populist rage over the economy and kid glove treatment of Wall Street by the Administration, the appearance that passing a flawed health care bill is more important to the Democratic Party in Massachusetts than in electing someone to represent the people and another example of how, in most elections, it is the forgotten middle, the centrists either independent or Democratic or Republican who decide elections.

I voted for Obama but have been disappointed by his leadership, actually lack thereof on most issues including health care and have seen my worst fears come true with a government run by individuals (Obama, Pelosi, Reid, et al) who see this nation through a far left prism and not as the moderate and inclusionary nation it is. Partishanship reigns.

The Democrats both in Massachusetts and in Washingto will deserve all the grief they have brought upon themself if Scott Brown is the all important 41st vote. And, if Barack Obama thinks tomorrow is disappointing wait until he tries to ram through the rest of his agenda without a veto proof Senate.

Posted by: bobfbell | January 18, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

For the last 8 months, we have been writing, crying, yelling to Mr. Obama to our Congress Men/Women to our Senators that it’s the Economy, if he can't fulfill any of his campaign promises - the Health care bill is great, but it’s 3-4 year from now, in this economic environment it’s eternity, a new President will change it to something Mr. Obama and company will never be able to recognize, we, not the Bankers, are in a much worse situation today than prior to his election, if he and his economic team have no guts, will, or wish to deal with the Wall Street Hoodlums, the fat BANKERS who are destroying Americans on a daily basis, Foreclosing Homes, Cancelling Credit Cards, Cancelling home equity lines, calling Small Businesses line of Credit, Calling mortgages, Damaging the Small Business ability to survive let alone to hire, Manipulating the Stock and Commodity Markets by using 1,000 times Fast Computer power plus Super Sophisticated software to price gauge us via the MOTHER OF ALL INSIDE INFORMATION, if this Administration will allow Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street Bankers to sell Bad Product and then bet against it, Which is obviously INSIDE INFORMATION to act like " Business as USUAL" HE and Only HE will lose the Senate and house majority, most probably tomorrow, if not tomorrow, by this November for sure, and he'll be a ONE term President which will be remembered as one of the biggest mistakes America have ever done, it's unimaginable to know, that with all the sophistication they have no idea how angry are WE. “Yes We Can Change - FOR THE WORSE”

Posted by: myerelazar | January 18, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Come on Massachusetts, lets give Scott Brown a big enough margin that the Acorn and SEIU thugs and the Democratic machine can't even think about trying to steal this election.

Massachusetts, be the first shot of the Second American Revolution to restore the original principles of the Founding Fathers. God knows the country needs it.

On Tuesday January 19, 2010, we will hear it: we will hear the "Scott" heard around the world.

Posted by: Straightline | January 18, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

VIRGINIA (!), NEW JERSEY (!!), and tomorrow, MASSACHUSETTS (!!!):

---loony-left d-crat socialists = 0
---freedom-loving American citizens = 3

The war to TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY is going very, very well. If you're a d-crat socialist, surrender NOW. In the great battles of Nov 2010 and Nov 2012, WE WILL TAKE NO PRISONERS!

Posted by: TeaPartyPatriot | January 18, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

As far as she is concerned, this was never supposed to happen. Coakley is desperate. She was asking for people's votes at the MLK breakfast. The democrats have no shame. She is even calling Red Sox Pitcher a Yankees fan. The dems are so worried about Brown they are trying to find a way to protect Obamacare. These dems can't even get enough votes in Massachusetts anymore. Brown's victory will leave dems with less than the 60 votes they need to win. Dems are reaping what they have sown.

Posted by: mock1ngb1rd | January 18, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

House Dems STILL voting for ObamaCare

AFTER the Massachusetts Massacre scheduled for tomorrow

here is your new anthem

White Flag

I will go down with this ship
and I won’t put my hands up in surrender
there will be no white flag above my door...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_6B_QcDGGc&feature=related

Posted by: ProCounsel | January 18, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama runs to Mass. to support yet another lying tax cheat. Check the facts. She fits right in with Obama's crew. The more things change the more they stay the same.

Coakley admitted to making an honest mistake while filing the financial disclosure forms for her senate run claiming to have no personal assets when in fact she had an account under her husband's name with over $200,000 and a personal IRA containing approximately $12,000.

Posted by: askgees | January 18, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Hooo boy, this is fun to read... The fanatics are reaching the flying spittle stage... Delusions, venom, rage, - all in all a hoot...

Well first of all, change is good... The Senators seats in every state should change hands every two terms - and I don't care which party wins, as that is meaningless... The instant these wanna-be lifetime Senators hit Washington they vote the party line and to Hades with the folks who elected them...

Second, in watching the health care bill being moved along by every means, fair and foul [especially], raises the question: If this Health Bill is so grand, so good, so evolutionary, so necessary, why are the two leaders for this legislation having to offer sweetheart deals, behind closed doors, to one state and another to bribe their own party Senators to vote for it?

dr. o

Posted by: ad4hk2004 | January 18, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Like the headline just about this article, the "earth will shake" when Brown wins in a landslide. And the foundations under the Dummycr*ps will crack and crumble, while the majority in Congress (at least at this point) tremble at their prospects in November.

Who could possibly imagine that an upstart Republican could take "Ted Kennedy's seat" (a supersized one at that) in bluer-than-blue Massachusetts?

The Dummycr*ps are seeing that NONE of their seats are safe in November. The Second American Revolution is underway!!

Go Brown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

Posted by: segeny | January 18, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Obama's time could be better spent. Obama, as Commander in Chief, had the authority to have US Force conduct humanitarian relief with all available resources. Instead of using American air to deliver supplies by parachute and American naval to use amphibious landing craft to bring supplies into Haiti's many beaches, Obama has chosen to funnel all support through one commercial airport...and then delayed French relief flights so Hillary could have a political visit and photo opportunity. Sheer incompetence and political exploitation on the part of this administration is resulting in many needless deaths and much suffering among the Haitians.

Posted by: JCM-51 | January 18, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama and most Democrats in Congress take the votes of progressives for granted, while pursuing an agenda that is quite unprogressive: a weak health care bill paid for by the middle class and people sixty-five and older, wasting tens of billions on Obama's war in Afghanistan, being subservient to special interest groups. Yet the "party base" is expected to turn out to vote for Coakley.

A vote for her is a vote to continue the centrist agenda of Obama and most Senate Democrats, in which there will be, at best, limited positive changes, with some bad policies, including protectionism, limited, delayed health care reforms, two wars in the middle east, amnesty for illegal immigrants and eventually higher taxes on nearly everyone

A vote for Brown is a vote probably to require sort of starting over on health care, which could turn out for the best, if a better bill emerged, but this is not ensured, and less likelihood of more equitable taxation being achieved.

Either way, the real losers are probably the majority of the American people, as neither party truly represents us.

Posted by: Aprogressiveindependent | January 18, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Pretty funny the Three Stooges have weighed in to protest name calling by calling everyone names.

I have noticed that since their cowardly retreat, tail between legs, that the quality of the thread has soared.

I suspect three shrinks will be on the list of jobs saved.

Posted by: Moonbat | January 18, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

I'm just having trouble understanding why anyone would vote for the party of Dick Cheney and George W. Bush . . . .

Posted by: palmtree2001 | January 18, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Obama using his magic to come in at the last second and save a terrible campaign, ask how Creigh Deeds is doing being Governor, and you already know where this is headed.

Posted by: bflaherty5 | January 18, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

I finally saw barrys speech. Unbelievable. He is still running against george bush.

Doesn't he realize He is the new Bush?

I thought he was so smart. Clearly not.

Posted by: Moonbat | January 18, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Pretty pathetic.

Posted by: postfan1 | January 18, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

I pray Coakley looses this election. It will be a great repudiation of Barack WallStreet O'bama.

Posted by: smart_sha | January 18, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the Dems should run an ad featuring former president George W. Bush...

Posted by: srb2 | January 18, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

SusanfromMA:

If you really want to send a message to the Dems, vote for "Joe Kennedy" instead.

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

I've a very liberal independent who almost always votes for Democrats. I'm going to vote for Martha Coakley because I just can't stomach having Brown represent us in the Senate. He's way too conservative for me. But I'm VERY disappointed in the way Coakley has run this campaign. The whole MA Democratic party has taken the seat for granted. Those of us who aren't from Boston or Hyannis and aren't of Irish roots have forgotten about Ted Kennedy. We're tired of the cronyism --- the DiLeos, the Finnerans, the DiMasis, the pandering to the unions and the excessive pensions. They forget that they were voted into office and can be voted out.

Posted by: SusanfromMA | January 18, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse


"Any word on whether the Brown peeps will respond with an ad featuring former president George W. Bush?"

The Republicans won't be doing that. Because they know from Obama's trip to Massachusetts, it's disastrous to use an unpopular president in a political campaign.

Posted by: WylieD | January 18, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: katrina8532 | January 18, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Noacoler --- you ranted about the opinion's that have been placed on this website. I am sorry to inform you, but your posting was the MOST unprofessional of all. Perhaps you should step back and re-evaluate?
Pack it up Barack Obama; cause your takin’ a ride
Your fixin’ to go down the American Slide
Not many steps on your ladder; only ten months tall
It didn’t take your party long, for this Nation to feel it’s fall
All those you see as good; Acorn, Rangel, Pelosi and more
America sees them differently; and wants them out the door
But you IGNORE the AMERICAN PEOPLE; and what they have to say
So now your loosing respect in a QUICK, DISHONORING way
People are beginning to march on Washington, and wave their signs around
But you continue to ignore them; and stand your STUBBORN GROUND !
Since you can’t seem to listen to what the American people have to say;
It has fostered them a fight; in a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT OF WAY !
People have voiced their opinions; with a greater defense in tote;
For their words will become actions, AND GET IN LINE TO VOTE !
So pack it up Barack Obama; cause your takin’ a ride.
Goin’ back to Chicago, doin’ the American Slide !!

Posted by: Political-Peanut | January 18, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

LOL Intrade has Brown 70 - Coakley 28.

Intrade never misses.

Not even the SEIU and ACORN thugs can stop the Scot Brown "Pickup Truck" Express.

It would take massive voter fraud on a scale never seen before.

Posted by: Straightline | January 18, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

losthorizon10:

Assuming he really is "President" the fact that Obama won't release his LONG FORM birth certificate does make you wonder if he is hiding something else like the fact he was born out of wedlock. If his father was really Barack Sr., maybe it was a reference to the fact that he was still married in Kenya? The Coakley is making things up, though (see "rape" claim below). Scott Brown does not deny that he voted against aid to 9/11 recovery workers because it was too expensive, at the same time he was trying to fund a golf course in his district and give tax subsidies to corporations. He also does not deny voting against emergency contraception to rape victims (it's called ABORTION, look it up). What he denies is the Coakley campaign allegation that he voted to turn away ALL rape victims from any and all other treatment. See the difference?

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

I've worked and run enough political campaigns to know the cardinal rule of running for office:

Never Never Never think that you have a lock on winning.

Always run a campain as though you have the most able opponent.

Obviously Coakley and her state Democratic Party officials forgot that cardinal rule.

Now it will probably cost them them the election.

Arrogant bastards!

They assumed Kennedy's seat belonged to them.

Wrong!

It belongs to the people of Mass.

Posted by: stephenrhymer | January 18, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Even more "entitled" than Coakley is Gillebrand and her pimp, Chuck Schumer in New York.

Posted by: pgr88 | January 18, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Spread the word people. The mark of the beast on your forehead is when you accept the Anti-Christ through blind faith. The mark of the beast on your hand is when you accept the Anti-Christ through gifts. People Obama is the Anti-Christ that you have all read about. You have been warned. The future is not set and can go in two very different directions. Get involved and help stop this massive take over.

Posted by: makom | January 18, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

On the other hand, may I ask, what value have Republicans been to the country in the past 10-20 years? Record deficits (starting with Reagan), an unprovoked war that has primarily benefited the pockets of Bush/Cheney cronies, the loss of trillions of dollars in the stock market and savings, staggering numbers of uninsured Americans, staggering numbers of unemployed (dare we call it the Bush Depression?), loss of stature in the world, etc., etc.

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | January 18, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Any word on whether the Brown peeps will respond with an ad featuring former president George W. Bush?

Posted by: srb2 | January 18, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

It's not three or four unemployed trolls, it's only two, it's always been two. Most of the contributors worth reading have been driven away by the noise from the all-day every-day carpet-repeat posting.

Chris, for allowing this to go on, you deserve to end up at the car wash, you lousy hit-wh0re. And to think WaPo fired Froomkin and kept a flatterer like you.

Cosign DDAWD. 95+% of the posts are from people we all scroll past.

I miss the good ones who used to post here. Now it's just institutionalized zouk and high school dropout Jake and all their alter ego monikers. Way to go, CC, now the comments match the blog.

Posted by: Noacoler | January 18, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

The campaign against Scott Brown has effectively been ten days long. Ten days is not a long time, but in that time we've learned a lot about Brown.

Scott Brown suggested on television that President Obama was born out of wedlock, then tried to claim that Martha Coakley was making things up when her campaign called attention to it.

Scott Brown voted against aid to 9/11 recovery workers because it was too expensive, at the same time he was trying to fund a golf course in his district and give tax subsidies to corporations.

Scott Brown tried to deny emergency contraception to rape victims. When he was called on it, he tried to deny the truth, then hid behind his daughters.

Scott Brown claimed he didn't know anything about any Tea Parties, even though he'd appeared at their rallies and publicized fundraisers they threw for him.

Scott Brown opposes a fee to get back bailout money from the biggest banks.

Wall Street LOVES Brown. Coakley, not so much- they are scared of her.

Posted by: losthorizon10 | January 18, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Coakley is pathetic.

Posted by: pgr88 | January 18, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Must read for all Americans and for people of Massachusetts:

“Translation of Obama’s Message to Massachusetts” Sensational, true, and funny piece by
“Robbing-America” - http://www.robbingamerica.blogspot.com

It starts ; ’Citizens of this great State of Massachusetts, I am here to remind you of everything that has gone wrong, I mean right, in... Washington. We have used your hard earned money to…….........’

Read on people of Massachusetts….....It is hard to choose between crying or laughing.

Posted by: JohnGalt9 | January 18, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Pack it up Barack Obama; cause your takin’ a ride
Your fixin’ to go down the American Slide
Not many steps on your ladder; only ten months tall
It didn’t take your party long, for this Nation to feel it’s fall
All those you see as good; Acorn, Rangel, Pelosi and more
America sees them differently; and wants them out the door
But you IGNORE the AMERICAN PEOPLE; and what they have to say
So now your loosing respect in a QUICK, DISHONORING way
People are beginning to march on Washington, and wave their signs around
But you continue to ignore them; and stand your STUBBORN GROUND !
Since you can’t seem to listen to what the American people have to say;
It has fostered them a fight; in a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT OF WAY !
People have voiced their opinions; with a greater defense in tote;
For their words will become actions, AND GET IN LINE TO VOTE !
So pack it up Barack Obama; cause your takin’ a ride.
Goin’ back to Chicago, doin’ the American Slide !!

Posted by: Political-Peanut | January 18, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

What value does C-SPAN Obama bring to the race?

Posted by: Tupac_Goldstein | January 18, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

FWIW "broadwayjoe" is back on the previous thread ; )

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

JakeD


I think the missing people really do working for a coordinated organization - and they are off making phone calls right now.


Is there any other explanation?

The Washington Post boards were the site of an intimidation campaign - organized - against posters who don't agree with them.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 18, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Ddawd


What are you crying about? That your side is wrong ?? Or are you crying that other points of view are displayed ?


Is it your desire that only one point of view is allowed?

Exactly what do you want Ddawd ???

.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 18, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, yeah, drindl. How's YOUR boycott of Glenn Beck's advertisers going? Probably would be better if you stop posting in this "sewer" and leave the political discussion to us men.

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

he may be getting more hits, ddawd, but they're all from the same 3 creatures, which doesn't do much for advertisers. particularly since this particular 3 are all unemployed.

Posted by: drindl | January 18, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

HARD to believe that Coakley's campaign REALLY DOES NOT UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE VOTING AGAINST HER. People are against Obama's agenda.


So what does Coakley do?


She brings Obama in - how does that makes sense? Coakley should have made the case that she is an independent voice, that she was running against Washington - instead she does the opposite.

How wrong can she be ???

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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 18, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Massachusetts is not a State, it is a Commonwealth.


There are 46 States, and 4 Commonwealths.

Thank you.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 18, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

"nothing on here but racists and haters... so much for you wanting 'political dialogue,' Chris. what you have now is a sewer.

Posted by: drindl "

Meh, Chris C fostered this echo chamber. If he gets more hits this way, then that's his prerogative to keep things how they are. He's been getting far fewer from me. Yeah, I'll check in from time to time, but I'm not going to be refreshing much just to scroll through ten pages of posts from people I ignore.

Posted by: DDAWD | January 18, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse


BULLETIN TO: TEAM OBAMA, A.G. HOLDER, JOHN BRENNAN, DENNIS BLAIR, SEC. NAPOLITANO, SEC. GATES, SEC. CLINTON
cc: D. AXELROD / R. EMANUEL / V. JARRET / R. GIBBS / JAY CARNEY

President Obama could have used this argument:

The U.S. Senate needs Coakley to help restore the rule of law in America -- which should have been the priority of Obama's first year in office. Exhibit A:

SECRET MULTI-AGENCY FED PROGRAM TORTURES, IMPAIRS, SUBJUGATES THOUSANDS OF U.S. CITIZENS WITH NATIONWIDE SILENT MICROWAVE / LASER CELL TOWER AND SATELLITE RADIATION WEAPONS SYSTEMS, POLICE-ENABLED COMMUNITY WATCH TERRORISM: VETERAN JOURNALIST

• A Bush-Cheney spawned American Gestapo continues to commit serious civil and human rights violations under the Obama administration -- which has turned a deaf ear to victims' pleas.

TEAM OBAMA, CONGRESS MUST ASK: What do they know -- and when did they know it?

• Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan
• FEMA Director Craig Fugate
• NSA Director Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander
• Former JSOC Commander Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal
• DIA Director Maj. Gen. Michael Maples
• DOJ Asst. Atty. Gen./National Security David Kris
• CIA Deputy Director Stephen Kappes
• FBI Director Robert Mueller

See: Poynter.org (Journalism groups -- Reporting):

"U.S. Silently Tortures Americans with Cell Tower Microwaves"
"Gestapo USA: Fed-Funded Vigilante Network Terrorizes America"

http://www.poynter.org/subject.asp?id=2
http://nowpublic.com/world/u-s-silently-tortures-americans-cell-tower-microwaves
nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-terrorizes-america
OR NowPublic.com/scrivener (see "stories" list)

Posted by: scrivener50 | January 18, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Martha Coakley Criticizes Scott Brown for putting up a faith exemption, but she is for a health care bill that has a stronger faith exemption, what a fraud she is.

Posted by: WashingtonTimesisBetter | January 18, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama could not even remember what state he was in.

What about Brown did Obama criticize mostly, his ownership of a GMC truck,

So now Obama is against ownership of Government Motors vehicles, Hey Hussein Obama, why are you criticizing your own vehicles?

Posted by: WashingtonTimesisBetter | January 18, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

In his 1982 Cosmo naked centerfold Scott Brown conceals his genitals with his left hand. True fact--the photo is online. My question: What was Brown hiding?? When a real man exposes himself publicly, he doesn't resort to half-measures. Is Massachusetts in danger of electing a senator with a cojones shortage, or the like? I'm just asking.

Posted by: Steve62 | January 18, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Everyone who posted that Palin doesn't have a chance to beat Obama in 2012 better learn a thing or two from Brown.

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Obama yesterday started complaining about "post-partisanship" and how it didn't work out the way he thought.


Well, Obama.


Was Obama's version of "post-partisanship" that everyone was going to fall in behind Obama's agenda ????


THAT is not "post-partisanship"


"Post-partisanship" means real negotiations with the Republicans - and coming up with something that EVERYONE CAN AGREE ON.


Obama campaigned on this theme.


That means it is on Obama to go the extra mile - to get the Republicans in there -


Obama was the one elected saying he was going to make this happen - AND now Obama appears to be complaining that OTHER people did not make it happen.


Well Obama, other people were not elected President, you were.

.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 18, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Predictions for Tues: After reading all I could get my hands on and even speaking to people in Mass I know my prediction is as follows:

Coakley: 51%
Brown: 47%
Kennedy: 2%

I think if Brown wins it will be by a far wider margin than above. I just think that a Virgina type of upset in Mass is difficult to see. Coakley certainly deserves to lose and would in most any other state; however, a conservative Republican winning in Mass would be a like a liberal Democrat seizing the governorship in TX.

Posted by: am1968 | January 18, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

drivl:

Consider it revenge for the MA Dems changing the rules to not allow a Republican Governor to appoint a vacant Senate seat, and then changing the rules again once a Democratic Governor could appoint a vacant Senate seat.

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Obama and Axelrod might have been able to get away with this if Obama’s presidency had been viewed as successful and skilled. But it’s not. And when combined with the growing realization that Obama is not up to the task of governing, that he is pursuing policies that exacerbate our problems and takes us down a wrong and even perilous path, it is poison. The toxicity is such that what was once unthinkable now seems more likely than not: Democrats losing the Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy for almost half a century. And even if they don’t, 2010 is shaping up to be a perfectly awful year for Democrats. It’s a safe bet that in response they and their allies will lash out in rage, angry at the perceived injustice of it all, furious at the fate that has befallen them. They will blame Obama’s predecessor, Republicans in Congress, the conservative movement, angry white males, Fox News, Sarah Palin’s tweets, and the wrong alignment of the stars. It won’t work.

Having created a myth, they must now live with its unmasking

Posted by: drivl | January 18, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

drindl:

First of all, I am neither a "racist" nor a "hater", and I doubt that "fairfaxvoter" is either. Second, our gracious host has asked that we all refrain from any such ad hominem personal attacks. Even if everything you just posted was true, it is a logical fallacy to assume, a priori, that we "racists / haters" are inherently incorrect in our assessments.

Thank you very much for your cooperation and adherence to the blog rules.

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Poor krazy kat lady. all the fellow liberal moonbats have ceased the mutual admiration society. since no one IRL will talk to her, she is all alone.

this blog being overcome by reason and fact, she has no where to go.

Never fear, it is almost the chrissy foxxy drive time hour. he never pays attention to what anybody thinks or says.

Posted by: drivl | January 18, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

nothing on here but racists and haters... so much for you wanting 'political dialogue,' Chris. what you have now is a sewer.

Posted by: drindl | January 18, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Even LIBERAL DailyKos commissioned another polling (from R2000 this time): It went from +8 for Coakley (when done for BlueMassGroup) down to TIED (48/48). Where are you "broadwayjoe"? Is today a FEDERAL holiday for you?

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

mbcnewspaper writes:
"I don't know what'll happen in Massachusetts tomorrow, but I know what happened in Virginia last November. Obama swooped in at the 11th hour (sound familiar?), had a big rally (sound familiar?), generated lots of perceived enthusiasm (sound familiar?), got press people talking about a late Dem surge (sound familiar?) and Deeds flooded the airwaves with commercials touting Obama's endorsement (sound familiar?). And he lost - huge. It's certainly true that Virginia ain't Massachusetts; I suppose that's what Dems are counting on. But if I was a Dem, the parallels would be looking a bit ominous right now. We'll see."
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Agree it doesn't look great, but it sure doesn't sound like Virginia last November. At this stage in Virginia (that is, the day before the election) the polls were double-digits apart -- and by that I mean the difference was not in the teens, but in the twenties (!!!). A huge Democratic defeat was obviously in the cards and recognized across the board by all analysts, partisans, etc. No suspense whatsoever except for the exact size of the defeat, just like the McCain campaign the year before. Thus, at this stage in Virginia 2009, the Obama rally was seen as a symbolic, obligatory gesture that could not change the outcome.

But to point out another problem with the comparison, there actually was no "this stage" in Virginia. Virginia had a normally scheduled fall 2009 general election for all statewide officers and all House delegates, with a full-length campaign season many months long, that both parties had years to prepare for. Massachusetts is holding a special election in the dead of winter with a short run-up and only one office on the ballot. No reputable analyst on either side can compare a general election with a special election; special elections are their own weird category.

By the way, still on Virginia, I'm happy to report that Democrats just WON a special election, in a major upset, locally in Fairfax County, where a centrist Democrat gained the state seat left vacant by our new far-right Republican attorney general. This happened just last week. While I celebrate the win, it actually contradicted every last shred of conventional wisdom by both parties as the Democrat was confidently expected to lose by all sides after the blowout last fall. It's just more evidence that you never know what will happen with a special election. And that's what Coakley-Brown is.

Posted by: fairfaxvoter | January 18, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

since when did a little inconvenience like the law get in the way of liberal power grabbing? how do you think they got into this mess? they have not learned a thing. consider what the stooges on this blog were saying until the cowards fled.

Posted by: drivl | January 18, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

The 17th Amendment says:


When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

THAT MEANS KIRK'S TERM ENDS TOMORROW TUESDAY

So the democrats do not have their 6oth vote after tomorrow.

The CONSTITUTION CLEARLY STATES THAT THE TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT IS UNTIL THE ELECTION.


IT'S PRETTY CLEAR.


UNTIL THE ELECTION.

.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 18, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

CNN.com Quick Vote:

Who will win Tuesday's U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts?

Brown (R) 54% (103,212 votes)

Croakley (D) 46% (87,539 votes)

Total votes: 190,751

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

A survey conducted Sunday in Massachusetts finds Republican Scott Brown with a nearly 10 point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley in the special election campaign to fill the U.S. Senate seat occupied for nearly five decades by Ted Kennedy. (Snip) The telephone survey conducted by Cross Target was of 574 likely voters and has a margin of error of 4.09 percent. Another survey conducted Sunday found an almost identical 9.6 percent lead for Brown.

Barry, can you hear us NOW?

Posted by: drivl | January 18, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Watchdog.org reports that amid bad weather in Boston today, Coakley's phone bank at the Massachusetts Teachers Association had failed to draw a single volunteer as of 20 minutes after its start time.

the vaunted liberal machine as run by barry.

Posted by: drivl | January 18, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

The second shot heard around the world. Watch this inspirational video and pass it along:
http://www.breitbart.tv/massachusetts-miracle-video-sets-stakes-for-tuesdays-election/

Citizens of Massachusetts be prepared for intimidation by ACORN, SEIU or the Black Panther Party at the voter stations. Be prepared to video and call police. Do not be discouraged by Eric Holder dismissing law suits brought against such scum.

Posted by: Bubbette1 | January 18, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Boy, she must really want to lose...

Posted by: rarnold1953 | January 18, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

All of the above, drivl:

"I, Barack ... I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will execute ... the office of President of the United States faithfully [SIC] and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

1-20-09

RESIGN NOW!!!

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

barry didn't meet with repubs for over six months concerning health care. Is that the old college try?

At what point is it piling on to barry's failures?

I wonder when the finger pointing starts if old teddy will be mentioned. why did he hang on to this seat for so long despite being unable to fulfill the duties. If he had resigned in a timely fashion, the libs could have elected a replacement before the hangover from electing the most unqualified present ident ever set in.

does this notion apply to byrd and others? Is there some dying in office clause that nets the family some huge benefit we don't know about?

an entire year with a huge advantage, even a mandate, and the liberals deliver zilch. Is it their leaders, their ideas, their methods, all of the above?

Posted by: drivl | January 18, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Obama yesterday started complaining about "post-partisanship" and how it didn't work out the way he thought.


Well, Obama.

Was Obama's version of "post-partisanship" that everyone was going to fall in behind Obama's agenda ????

THAT is not "post-partisanship"


"Post-partisanship" means real negotiations with the Republicans - and coming up with something that EVERYONE CAN AGREE ON.

Obama campaigned on this theme.


That means it is on Obama to go the extra mile - to get the Republicans in there -


Obama was the one elected saying he was going to make this happen - AND now Obama appears to be complaining that OTHER people did not make it happen.

Well Obama, other people were not elected President, you were.


Posted by: 37thand0street | January 18, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Dem leadership. what did you expect. I'm surprised they fooled anyone this long. Of course when the press is MIA, the time tends to expand.

Fox news makes more money than all the rest of them combined.

how's that boycott working out for ya moonbats?

Posted by: drivl | January 18, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like the Olympic thing too.
Remember:

"He wouldn't go there if he didn't have some inside info that they were going to win".

Or perhaps the emperor has no idea what he is doing after all.

Posted by: drivl | January 18, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

The Blue Dogs in the House - who all have districts which are alot less blue than Massachusetts - have to be extremely concerned about what has gone in with this campaign.


Coakley has made the situation worse, obviously.

However the same trends are all over the country - the Blue Dogs have to be telling Pelosi that they can't vote for the health care bill again.


Certainly not a health care bill with a massive financial hole in the middle of it.

The entire political calculus of the health care bill changed this week.


It is NOT JUST ONE VOTE IN THE SENATE.


Nancy does not have her 218 votes anymore - and Ben Nelson and Blanche Lincoln have to be wavering now.

Obama has to compromise with the Republicans now.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 18, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

I don't know what'll happen in Massachusetts tomorrow, but I know what happened in Virginia last November. Obama swooped in at the 11th hour (sound familiar?), had a big rally (sound familiar?), generated lots of perceived enthusiasm (sound familiar?), got press people talking about a late Dem surge (sound familiar?) and Deeds flooded the airwaves with commercials touting Obama's endorsement (sound familiar?). And he lost - huge. It's certainly true that Virginia ain't Massachusetts; I suppose that's what Dems are counting on. But if I was a Dem, the parallels would be looking a bit ominous right now. We'll see.

Posted by: mbcnewspaper | January 18, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Still not counting my chickens before they hatch (especially with all the squirrels running around with ACORN), but here's my prediction:

Brown 52.7%
Coakley 44.2%
Kennedy 3.1%

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

From the prior thread, Rothenberg notes:

"Brown is running extremely well with Independents in the Bay State, and unless Democratic turnout exceeds everyone's expectations, Brown is headed for a comfortable win."

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

The intended "edge" of the sword was to get Dems who would vote for Coakley but were on the fence about staying home. There probably wasn't a lot she could have done differently (a DEM campaigning against Obamacare, not likely). On balance, though, I agree that it was a HUGE mistake!

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Is ACORN a political operation or a non-profit ??


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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 18, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

HARD to believe that Coakley's campaign REALLY DOES NOT UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE VOTING AGAINST HER. People are against Obama's agenda.

So what does Coakley do?


She brings Obama in - how does that makes sense? Coakley should have made the case that she is an independent voice, that she was running against Washington - instead she does the opposite.


How wrong can she be ???

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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 18, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Bringing Obama in was a double-edged sword, turning out Independents in a special election. With news that Brown is clearly ahead now, how much more does that actually supress Dem turnout?

Posted by: JakeD | January 18, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Democratic turnout operation will deliver every possible base vote that is out there for Coakley.


and with the help of ACORN and the black panthers, many that are not.

Posted by: drivl | January 18, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

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