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Scott Brown wins Massachusetts Senate special election race

State Sen. Scott Brown won a remarkable upset victory over state Attorney General Martha Coakley (D) tonight in a Massachusetts Senate special election, a victory likely to spawn broad-ranging political and policy consequences heading into the midterm elections.

"Tonight the independent voice of Massachusetts has spoken," Brown said to raucuous cheers at his victory rally.

Brown's victory is the first for Republicans at the Senate level for Republican in Massachusetts since 1972 and he becomes the lone GOPer in the 12-person federal delegation from the Bay State.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said President Obama called Brown and "congratulated Senator Brown on his victory and a well-run campaign."

While it is a historic win within Massachusetts, the implications of Brown's victory for the national political scene are even more critical.

Brown will give Republicans a 41st seat in the Senate, robbing Democrats of the filibuster-proof majority the party had used to pass President Obama's health care plan late last year. In the immediate lead-up to tonight's vote, Democrats -- including the White House and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) -- insisted that the party would move forward on health care but it is unclear whether that bravado will carry over in the coming days as the party seeks to deal with Coakley's stunning upset.

"I have no interest in sugar coating what happened in Massachusetts," said Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (N.J.). "There is a lot of anxiety in the country right now. Americans are understandably impatient."

Congressional strategists had warned in the closing days of the Massachusetts Senate race that a Coakley defeat had the potential to trigger a series of retirements within the Democratic ranks as members flee a political wave that could wash out dozens in the House and high single digits on the Senate side.

"My message to my clients? Jump ship now," said one Democratic operative who advises a number of targeted Members of Congress. "Obama can't help you."

Democratic leaders spent much of Tuesday reaching out to vulnerable Members to convince them that the circumstances that led to Coakley's demise were unique to her and the state and not indicative of the general political environment in which they will have to run in November.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen (Md.) sought to downplay the Massachusetts result in a statement released after Coakley had conceded the contest. "House Democrats have been preparing since day one last year for what we knew historically would be a very challenging election cycle," said Van Hollen.

It's not clear whether these efforts will pay off as Democratic Members of Congress were already fearful of what is coming in 2010 -- particularly after five retirements and a party switch over the past two months in competitive districts around the country.

The high stakes for Democrats were apparent in the final week of the campaign as the national party poured resources and manpower into Massachusetts in hopes of saving what was clearly a flagging campaign.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spent nearly $1.5 million on ads in support of Brown and President Obama made a hastily-scheduled visit to the state on Sunday -- his wife's birthday -- in hopes of energizing a lethargic party base.

As Tuesday wore on, and it became clear that Coakley was likely to come up short, the finger pointing within the Democratic party began in earnest with the candidate's advisers insisting that they had not received nearly enough support in the past month from national Democrats and DC-based strategists alleging that the blame for the loss lie entirely on Coakley.

"The campaign failed to recognize this threat, failed to keep Coakley on the campaign trail, failed to create a negative narrative about Brown [and] failed to stay on the air in December while he was running a brilliant campaign," said one Democratic party official, adding that it is "wishful thinking" from Coakley to blame the national party for "one of the worst debacle in American political history".

Republicans, meanwhile, were gleeful -- touting the Massachusetts victory on top of wins in gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey in 2009 as evidence that the political pendulum was swinging quickly in their direction.

"Democrats will try to play this race off as an isolated incident, but the recent spate of polling in swing districts across the country proves that Massachusetts isn't the exception of the 2010 election cycle, its the rule," said National Republican Congressional Committee communications director Ken Spain. "Any Democrat who voted for the health care bill now knows how big of an albatross they will have hanging around their necks."

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 19, 2010; 10:32 PM ET
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The election in Massachusetts yesterday was unique because most of the voters were independent. This could set an interesting precedent in American politics. This article from Tonic lays out what happened in the Massachusetts senate race and what might happen in the future:

http://www.tonic.com/article/scott-brown-independents-new-era-us-politics/

Posted by: alexenglish | January 20, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

reusser,
My you have a short memory, remember how the democrats opposed everything the Bush did? Hmmm? You don't like it, we learned it from you, only we are better at it.
BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, the conservatives know what the Constitution says, in the case of health care, it says that what is not enumerated in the constitution is reserved for the states. Health care is NOT ENUMERATED in the constitution, so actually the Republicans ARE the party of NO as in NO, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO DISREGARD THE CONSTITUTION.
Of course socialists like you could care less about the constitution. The only parts of the constitution you like are the ones that are not in there, i.e. separation of church and state (made up by black robed thugs), right to abortion (made up by black robed thugs), right for terrorists who are not American citizens to have Miranda rights and a free lawyer. And you are pushing for another right that THE PEOPLE don't want, homosexual marriage, which is not in there either.
Let me tell you something else as you are hyperventilating. IF A State DECIDES on these rights, I have no problem with that, as long as they don't push on other states those same values. Why? Because they are reserved for the states.
Of course you have to have more than a 3rd grade education in order to understand these FACTS.

http://livingfortruth.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/how-the-west-was-lost/

Posted by: funbowhunter | January 20, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

With all the fun, here's the blog stats.

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Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | January 20, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

A MOVEMENT IS BUILDING IN AMERICA THAT CHANGE IS NEEDED. DEMOCRACY WILL CEASE TO EXIST.WHEN YOU TAKE AWAY FROM THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO WORK.TO GIVE TO THOSE WHO ARE NOT!!!!!!! www.pistoneforcongress.org

Posted by: baseball3 | January 20, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

cjsmall1:

How about you just copy and paste it to us here instead?

Posted by: JakeD | January 20, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

You can read my "Open Letter To Scott Brown And His Supporters" at the following location:

http://go-galt.org/Galt_Pledge/JG_Blog.html#100

Posted by: cjsmall1 | January 20, 2010 7:41 AM | Report abuse

Maybe the Dems can get over their arrogance now and realize we elected them to be servants, not rulers. Poll after poll said we don’t like the health care reform you are proposing. We don’t like cap-and-trade. We think America is an EXCEPTIONAL place – but did you listen? Now “Teddy’s seat” has turned red. Will they get the message now and slow down and redo some of their proposals, or will they get swept out of power in November. Do not underestimate the anger of the American people over this.
http://theillinoisguy.wordpress.com

Posted by: theillinoisguy | January 20, 2010 7:36 AM | Report abuse

Webb talks with uncharacteristic integrity for a Democrat when he adocated that the Senate vote be suspended until Brown is seated and Kirk is beamed out of the of his seat.. Webb could have been the "41st vote". He lacked the guts to do so.

The Massachusetts Senate seat is "the People's Seat". Teddy's seat was a barstoo ( right next to Christopher Dodd)

Quo warranto,B.O.?

Posted by: SlovenianWonder | January 20, 2010 6:53 AM | Report abuse

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spent nearly $1.5 million on ads in support of Brown and President Obama made a hastily-scheduled visit to the state on Sunday -.....


Assume you meant this was spent in support of Coakely??

This election gives Swing Vote a whole new meaning.

Posted by: rhodeisland | January 20, 2010 6:46 AM | Report abuse

Thank God this country is NOT a democracy!!! The "progressive" party might try to reinstate slavery once again if all it needed was 51% of the vote.

Posted by: eric6161 | January 20, 2010 4:12 AM | Report abuse

reussere wrote, "There is simply no reason to deal with Republicans. They are not the loyal opposition. They are the enemy."

Before I reply, let me state my liberal bona fides.

I regard a right to health care like I regard a right to criminal justice. I favor a single payer system of national health care.

I strongly support unions based on a study of history and life experience which leads me to believe that in their absence, people with nothing to bring to market but their labor get hornswaggled.

I believe that left to itself, capitalism - especially in the age of limited liability international corporations - tends to do whatever it can to get the highest possible profits in the next quarter, environment and nation be damned.

So presumably I'm not a tea-bagger.

Republicans are not my enemy. I live in the USA, where at the moment we have two political parties - Republicans, and Democrats.

There's no law against a 3'rd 4'th or 5'th, but this is what we've got now, and what we've had, for a long time.

I'm a Democrat, but I've got friends, neighbors and family members who are Republicans.

They are *not* my enemies. They are fellow citizens with whom I disagree when discussion turns to politics.

Posted by: douglaslbarber | January 20, 2010 1:58 AM | Report abuse

I suspect that the election tonight will have unintended consequences for both parties. It is quite true that Republican's can rejoice that their politics of blindly opposing everything the Democrats are doing has solidified their base and shifted races all around the country. However, no party is immune from the fatal flaw of hubris. Since this policy seems to be working so well, I suspect that they will amplify their rhetoric of fear even more, and try all the more for failure of American policy, both foreign and domestic.

I suspect that the main reason that this policy is currently working has more to do with the very real fear people have of personal and societal economic hardship, imagined or real. Once the economy improves, as it inexorably will, and the fear subsides, saner and more rational thinking will begin to occur in more and more people.

Since the vast majority of the Republican machine is opposed to doing anything at all, productive or not, a more reasoned approach will discard that blind opposition. This will ultimately cause an even greater sag in Republican popularity.

While its true that the political pendulum always moves in both directions, Republican efforts to artificially move the pendulum will, to borrow an economic term, result in a shallow recovery, followed by a double dipper. In other words, instead of retrenching and taking the time to come up with a new generation of ideas and modifying their message and ideology in recognition to what didn't work during their last time in power, Republicans are squandering a very real chance to make a sustained comeback.

Now, Democrats will simply move on. They will use reconciliation and other seldom used tools to bypass the Republican minority completely. There is simply no reason to deal with Republicans. They are not the loyal opposition. They are the enemy.

Posted by: reussere | January 20, 2010 1:14 AM | Report abuse

JakeD wrote,

douglaslbarber: "On our first stop back to Boston (the Barking Crab), we will have fried clams and lift our glasses to the Lion of the Senate."

That is deeply moving to this geezer who volunteered for Kennedy in the PA primary in 1980 and still regards that, and Kennedy's speech at the Dem convention that year where he had to concede to Jimmy Carter, as the high point of my political life.

Thank you.

Here's a toast to Scott Brown. He didn't win this election by being an ogre. And winning it wasn't easy. When you're the first Republican to win election as senator from Massachussets since Edward Brooke won in 1972, you deserve a little respect as the peoples' choice. Here's to Scott and Jake, and the USA.

Posted by: douglaslbarber | January 20, 2010 12:38 AM | Report abuse

HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa!!!

Healthcare "reform" may be stopped because Kennedy croaked!! Don't you love the ironies!!!


HaHaHaHaHa!!!!!

Posted by: Robster1 | January 19, 2010 9:50 PM
--------------------------------------
Healthcare reform is DEAD.

Does anyone want to predict which will be the FIRST major corporation to drop all employee healthcare coverage? Will it be one of the telecom companies? Then watch the tsunami of corporations following suit.

Will Robster find it so funny then? Perhaps, he will.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | January 20, 2010 12:32 AM | Report abuse

The election in many ways is fitting. In one of the most liberal states in the union, in the state where the first tea party took place a republican will now take the senate seat that belonged to Ted Kennedy a champion of socialized medicine. A republican who vowed to go to DC and say NO to OBAMACARE.

As a registered independent I have been appaled at the back room deals made by Obama/Pelosi and big pharma, big unions, lobbysists and a whole slew of special interst groups to pass a politcally expedient healthcare reform bill that if passed would reduce the quality healthcare for all Americans while bankrupting the country.

The good poeple of MA should celebrate this election as a victory of the American people over corrupt government big business and the Pelosi/Reid tyranny.

Barack Obama was elected as post partisan post racial candidate who would bring transparancey and responsivenes to government instead he has shown himself to be a Jimmy Carter liberal who is even more aloof to the will of the American people than GW Bush.


Posted by: acdminc | January 20, 2010 12:29 AM | Report abuse

This was a win for America and my faith has been restored. Thank you Massachusetts for speaking for all of us. This is not a Democratic or Republican issue.....incumbents in general need to go, especially those who have been there for more than 4 years and are clearly not working for their constituents best interests. After 4 years, they are corrupted and working for themselves or special interests. If we can't get Congress to provide term limits, we'll do it ourselves.

Posted by: dobrien60 | January 20, 2010 12:26 AM | Report abuse

JakeD, at the end of the day, we're both American citizens, and have to live together. I for one am glad of it, and like our traditions.

Be well, send clams!

Posted by: douglaslbarber | January 20, 2010 12:20 AM | Report abuse

douglaslbarber:

On our first stop back to Boston (the Barking Crab), we will have fried clams and lift our glasses to the Lion of the Senate.

Posted by: JakeD | January 20, 2010 12:19 AM | Report abuse

Obama has been given the chance of a lifetime by being elected by the American People and it was due to black Americans: They deserved to be given a chance.

BUT instead of following the American Constitution, Obama like a fool, idealistic leftist idiot and arrogant he is, tries to change the Constitution and aims to transform America into a socialist state just like Europe!

Look at Europe, Europeans have long ago turned againts their socialist system as it NEVER WORKED and created hords of LAZY AND CORRUPTED CITIZENS WHO BELIEVE THE STATE OWES THEM ALL!

The economy of France is stagnant and the ONLY capable president who could have lifted France (Sarkozy)is hated by the stupid french people because of some of his jewish roots, although a practising Christian, Can you believe that ?

Sarkozy has confirmed himself that he receives daily antisemitic hate mail!

FRANCE YOU DO NOT DESERVE A GREAT PRESIDENT LIKE SARKOZY

Coming back to America, Obama could have followed the Constitution instead of breaching it and created genuine financial help for people on low income, for them to receive a good education and health care.

He could have regulated the finance systems in keeping with the Constitution.

AMERICA DOES NOT WANT TO BECOME ANOTHER CUBA

AMERICANS, OBAMA DOES NOT DESERVE YOU

MASSACHUSSETS HAS CLEARLY SPOKEN

Posted by: TPdBLY2b | January 20, 2010 12:13 AM | Report abuse

Extreme Left Wingers = America Loses
Extreme Right Wingers = America Loses
Corruption = America Loses
Greed = America Loses
Bailouts = America Loses
Self Serving Politicians = America Loses
Lobbyists = America Loses
Creating 'Moral Hazards' = America Loses
Destruction of the Publics Trust - America Loses

Independent Thinkers with Good Ideas and the Ability to Execute Their Plan (Without Blame) = GREAT for AMERICA!!!

Posted by: Zeppelin2 | January 20, 2010 12:11 AM | Report abuse

Thank you, douglaslbarber. While some on the right are "toxic" as well, I really appreciate your comments and will do my best to remain civil at least.

Posted by: JakeD | January 20, 2010 12:07 AM | Report abuse

This is so awesome. Now, because of this, the news stations are looking for the next Scott Brown. I just read that the next hot ticket is actually in Wisconsin to de-thrown long time Senator Russ Feingold. Google the name Dave Westlake and you will see for yourself. This is just a start of things to come in America.

Rock on Scott Brown!!!!

Posted by: handprop | January 20, 2010 12:06 AM | Report abuse

"The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spent nearly $1.5 million on ads in support of Brown"

Why is the DSCC spending money in support of Brown?

Posted by: conversefive | January 20, 2010 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Well I was fixing to make a post about how conservatives in the internet era no longer understand the "conservative" nature of civility, and it was going to begin like this:

"English language conservatism at its best recognized that traditions represented accumulated wisdom regarding how to keep selfish, inclined to breast-beating human nature at bay so that people could live together in peace, and prosper."

Then I looked more closely at the comments here.

Tonight it is my fellow liberals who have abandoned civility.

mtnmanvt, for instance, writes, "If the dems had an ounce of integrity they would have beaten this nazi."

jbh3 wrote, "Next up; they'll start promoting assassination. It's over, America -- we're back to the Bush/Cheney stone age."

mnsnow, who deserves to be quoted at length, wrote: "Reading the comments of so many radical idiot morons on this message forum is the sorriest comment for America. The hate and vindictiveness reminds me of the kind of radicalism that was created in Europe and culminated in the second world war. We seem to be on another brink of madness. What are you fools thinking about? Have you no understanding about what liberty and freedoms are all about? You breed the seeds of a totalitarian society bent on restricting our travel through fear, creating unequal distribution of wealth so as to create the "new world order" dominated by wealth exploiting the plebians, and sucking the life out of our liberties through onerous things like the Patriot Act. Maybe you buy the drivel of a Beck, or Limbaugh, or Hannity, or Cheney, or that mindless Palin, but the fact of the matter is that your type of political thinking will bring down America. Oh my God, our founders are gyrating in their graves seeing and listening to the degradation of our America which seems to be breeding a generation of those who call themselves Americans, but seek to terminate the land of the free, and the home of the brave."

So I'm not going to rip republican posters, as I had planned to do, for not being civil.

The indecorum tonight - which really is toxic in a democracy - is from my side, the losing side. When we should have said, "Congratulations, you won fair and square, your senator is clearly the choice of the people of Massachussets", we instead delivered a load of vitriolic dung to the comment boxes of the Washington Post.

Maybe this has something to do with our ill fortune.

Exactly what do we stand for?

Posted by: douglaslbarber | January 20, 2010 12:02 AM | Report abuse

In the USA we have a secret ballot so that no matter what their motivation was -- whether they simply despise the President, or they just don't want to pay taxes, or they thought Scott Brown was cute in his Cosmo centerfold, voters don't have to tell anyone why they ticked his box on the ballot.

I will be curious to see what all these secret ballot voters privately think about their decision six years down the line.

Six years after they, and the rest of the planet, have suffered the consequences of what they have wrought today.

I want those voters to know that while they may have thought their decision to cast that vote for Scott Brown was a frivolous little lark, they must be willing to stand up and accept responsibility for what they have done.


Posted by: PeterIII | January 19, 2010 11:45 PM


Oh Yeah, we KNOW What we've Done All Right.
We've Done what should have been Done a Long Long Time Ago...
AWAKENED THE SLEEPING GIANT, KNOWN AS THE U.S.A.

Party is Over Congress! DO YOUR JOB and QUIT BLAMING RADICAL T-BAGGERS.

We are Pretty Average up here in Massachusetts.

Bahney Fwank was Throwing some Serious Insults at what described as Radical Right Wingers.

Goodbye Barney, You and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are on the SHORT LIST to be VOTED OUT :)

Posted by: Zeppelin2 | January 20, 2010 12:01 AM | Report abuse

Conservatives have their narrative for this, of course. But in fact Republicans just lost a House district in upstate NY they held since 1885, running a candidate endorsed by the tea-baggers. And now Democrats have lost a Senate seat they've held for decades.

The take-away message here is: "A pox on both your houses!" The Democrats not least of all because of the alacrity with which Obama sold out to the health care industry.

Posted by: fzdybel | January 19, 2010 11:59 PM | Report abuse

"The doctrine that 'human rights' are superior to 'property rights' simply means that some human beings have the right to make property out of others; since the competent have nothing to gain from the incompetent, it means the right of the incompetent to own their betters and to use them as productive cattle. Whoever regards this as human and right, has no right to the title of human."

-Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

This sums up the health care debate in this country perfectly.

Posted by: mikemcrae23 | January 19, 2010 11:56 PM | Report abuse

Chris:

A vote for racial harmony was not a vote for big government and higher taxes.


The whole thing was a delusion.

The democrats set out to fool America, and they ended up fooling themselves.

Incredible, however that is what just happened.

Right in front of our eyes.


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 11:55 PM | Report abuse

.

"YES, MY NAME IS BARACK OBAMA! I REPRESENT CHANGE IN OUR GOVERNMENT! I WILL MAKE MY GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENT! YOU CAN SEE MY BILLS POSTED ON MY WEBSITE 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE, AND YOU CAN WATCH MY HEALTH CARE NEGOTIATIONS LIVE ON CSPN! I AM BARACK OBAMA! THE TALL, BLACK, SKINNY, FCK YOU VOTED FOR! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!"

Posted by: AuthoritativeAuthoritarian | January 19, 2010 11:53 PM | Report abuse

How can You keep Timmy the Tax Cheat in Control of the Treasury (Hence the I.R.S.)

Prior to That, Helicopter Hank, with his Well Known Ties to Goldman Sachs?

Ben Bernanke, who also Contributed with Loose Monetary Policy.

See Mr Obama and Congress, this is where the Nation is Disillusioned with all of you.

It all goes back to TRUST.
In Ben, we DON'T TRUST.

Ah, another Vote to Audit the FED!

This is the Start of the American Revolution, Part II
There shall be No Dangerous Weapons, just a nice Little Voting Booth.

Posted by: Zeppelin2 | January 19, 2010 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Obama = Jimmy Carter = a one term disaster.

Incompetence in foreign and domestic policy in a center-right country spells nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey hey good bye.

Thank you Barry.

Watch for Iran to announce sometime in the next three years that they have acquired nuclear weapons and for the Democrats to go into the desert as they did after Jimmy.

There is no true leader waiting in the wings, like a Ronald Reagan, or a Harry Truman, the only two leaders we have had in the Oval Office since the WWII, but hopefully one will emerge from either party.

Bye, bye Barrry.

Posted by: djo4 | January 19, 2010 11:49 PM | Report abuse

In the USA we have a secret ballot so that no matter what their motivation was -- whether they simply despise the President, or they just don't want to pay taxes, or they thought Scott Brown was cute in his Cosmo centerfold, voters don't have to tell anyone why they ticked his box on the ballot.

I will be curious to see what all these secret ballot voters privately think about their decision six years down the line.

Six years after they, and the rest of the planet, have suffered the consequences of what they have wrought today.

I want those voters to know that while they may have thought their decision to cast that vote for Scott Brown was a frivolous little lark, they must be willing to stand up and accept responsibility for what they have done.


Posted by: PeterIII | January 19, 2010 11:45 PM | Report abuse

I was watching that wacko Olberman tonight during Brown's acceptance speech. He cut away and teased about making fun of the Tea Party, and cut to... A BIG PHARMA COMMERCIAL. Hypocrite!!!!

View what the metro-male in the White House has done to our country:

http://livingfortruth.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/how-the-west-was-lost/

Posted by: funbowhunter | January 19, 2010 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Our Fine Mr Brown Goes to D.C to sit in 'THE PEOPLES SEAT', in 'THE PEOPLES BUILDING' to 'REPRESENT THE PEOPLE'

Sorry, Lobbyists don't count as People.
They are just doing a Job as Sales People and Getting Paid Quite Well, at OUR EXPENSE!!!

'GO SCOTT GO'

Posted by: Zeppelin2 | January 19, 2010 11:37 PM | Report abuse

KCWOOKIE,

I know you THINK you know what you are talking about, but the following are the FACTS:

Fact: Congress passes all spending bills and are charged with lending legislation.
Fact: Congress has been in the hands of democrats since 2006. 2 full years before Bush left office.
Fact: Bush and other Republicans warned about the coming banking crises and cautioned to reign in Freddie and Fanny's flawed lending practices 2 years before the collapse.
Fact: The democrat controlled congress REFUSED for 2 reasons:
a: Freddie was a cash cow for democrat re-election coffers.
Frank Raines was the head of Freddie and they did not want him touched for some reason.
Fact: Obama was part of that congress.
Fact: Blacks voted for Obama @ 95%.
Fact: Whites voted for Obama @ 43%.
Fact: The numbers show Blacks voted for Obama JUST BECAUSE HE WAS BLACK, which is a RACIST reason for doing so.
Fact: Democratic policies since the Johnson administration
have destroyed the black family, which was stronger than whites at that time. Those policies paid black women NOT to get married, and would add to the monthly stipend for each child born out of wedlock.
Those same policies broke up poor white families as well.
Those same policies built the inner city slums of today, places that are some of the most unsafe IN THE WORLD.
The Black community has suffered this disease of poverty due to voting for democrats who continue to promise to help them but never deliver.
Einstein said: The definition of insanity is to do something over and over again expecting different results.
Liberals teach others that they are OWED something. No-one is OWED anything. Thinking you deserve the fruits of another's labor is the sin of covetousness. God WILL NOT BE MOCKED, you cannot continue to brake His laws and expect to be blessed. As long as you believe and act on sin, you will be a SLAVE to that sin, and the burden of that sin will be laid on your back.
You voted for the metro-male and the thieves in congress we have now. You are now REAPING THE REWARD OF GENERATIONAL SIN.
In order to stop the punishment you are placing on yourselves, you must do things differently, that is called repentance (turning away from what you use to do).
I am not saying vote republican. I am saying vote conservative principles. I am saying find a new way of doing things. I am saying find a need in peoples lives and fill it.

http://livingfortruth.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/how-the-west-was-lost/

Posted by: funbowhunter | January 19, 2010 11:37 PM | Report abuse

Isn't it fitting that Massachusetts, home of the ORIGINAL Boston Tea Party is the place for such a pivotal election which was clearly the voice of American people once again throwing tea at the Washington harbor of spending this country into ruin. Tea Party on America!

Of course, we all knew after the loss that we'd hear the obfuscation, the downright lies, and excuses from the liberals, once again trying to detract what the real results of this election mean. That it's a clarion call that at least for now the MAJORITY (Read: like it or not - that's how this country is supposed to operate...) have spoken and said, "Enough of this crap...You guys had your shot through the Anointed One, you lost - now get over it." I want to see the liberals coming back here and saying, "You know...you were right...." - when even more dems fall in what is to be surely the trend in elections to follow, unless of course the liberal leadership pulls their collective heads out and changes course.

Go ahead, Crucify Senator Brown for posing in the buff as a model - when he may have been a little wreckless in law school - but make no mention that your own former PRESIDENT OF THE US was screwing around in the Oval Office with an intern... Nice.

Posted by: TeaPartyBaby | January 19, 2010 11:36 PM | Report abuse

You know, who cares. People don't have health care and the Democrats couldn't deliver. They are cowards and allowed themselves to be cowed by the GOP. I have no use for Democrats who are cowards and I have even less use for the GOP.

The GOP torched our economy and people listen to them on how to fix it, priceless. I'm so disgusted with the Democrats that I can't see straight. I hoped that President Obama would have balls, but I was wrong. Stop playing it safe and fix this country. Make the GOP take credit for obstructing improvements for Main Street. Expose the liars and their Wall Street handlers.

Posted by: kcwookie | January 19, 2010 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Next up; they'll start promoting assassination. It's over, America -- we're back to the Bush/Cheney stone age. Sell all your stocks now; buy gold.

Posted by: jbh3 | January 19, 2010 11:31 PM | Report abuse

Finally, once again the words "We the people" mean something.

Both the Democrat and Republican parties better wake up.

The people of this country are as diverse and complicated as any group of people.

I did not like George Bush and I really dislike BO.

The "change" these politicians are trying to push on the American people are not for the American people.

Greed, Corruption and Arrogance are the norm now.

I only hope Mr. Brown does what he campaigned, so many never do.

Posted by: gboyd1 | January 19, 2010 11:31 PM | Report abuse

LOL!!!

Posted by: JakeD | January 19, 2010 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Finally, once again the words "We the people" mean something.

Both the Democrat and Republican parties better wake up.

The people of this country are as diverse and complicated as any group of people.

I did not like George Bush and I really dislike BO.

The "change" these politicians are trying to push on the American people are not for the American people.

Greed, Corruption and Arrogance are the norm now.

I only hope Mr. Brown does what he campaigned, so many never do.

Posted by: gboyd1 | January 19, 2010 11:29 PM | Report abuse


You're likable enough, Barack.

Posted by: WylieD | January 19, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

obama, pay attention, shelve the health care bill......

Work on the 'jobs' problem.........

That 'might' save your job in 2012.......

I doubt it, but it might…..it’s your best shot not to be another carter….

Posted by: UpAndOver | January 19, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

jbh3,

This is for you, maybe facts will change your mind!
Fact: Congress passes all spending bills and are charged with lending legislation.
Fact: Congress has been in the hands of democrats since 2006. 2 full years before Bush left office.
Fact: Bush and other Republicans warned about the coming banking crises and cautioned to reign in Freddie and Fanny's flawed lending practices 2 years before the collapse.
Fact: The democrat controlled congress REFUSED for 2 reasons:
a: Freddie was a cash cow for democrat re-election coffers.
Frank Raines was the head of Freddie and they did not want him touched for some reason.
Fact: Obama was part of that congress.
Fact: Blacks voted for Obama @ 95%.
Fact: Whites voted for Obama @ 43%.
Fact: The numbers show Blacks voted for Obama JUST BECAUSE HE WAS BLACK, which is a RACIST reason for doing so.
Fact: Democratic policies since the Johnson administration
have destroyed the black family, which was stronger than whites at that time. Those policies paid black women NOT to get married, and would add to the monthly stipend for each child born out of wedlock.
Those same policies broke up poor white families as well.
Those same policies built the inner city slums of today, places that are some of the most unsafe IN THE WORLD.
The Black community has suffered this disease of poverty due to voting for democrats who continue to promise to help them but never deliver.
Einstein said: The definition of insanity is to do something over and over again expecting different results.
Liberals teach others that they are OWED something. No-one is OWED anything. Thinking you deserve the fruits of another's labor is the sin of covetousness. God WILL NOT BE MOCKED, you cannot continue to brake His laws and expect to be blessed. As long as you believe and act on sin, you will be a SLAVE to that sin, and the burden of that sin will be laid on your back.
You voted for the metro-male and the thieves in congress we have now. You are now REAPING THE REWARD OF GENERATIONAL SIN.
In order to stop the punishment you are placing on yourselves, you must do things differently, that is called repentance (turning away from what you use to do).
I am not saying vote republican. I am saying vote conservative principles. I am saying find a new way of doing things. I am saying find a need in peoples lives and fill it.

http://livingfortruth.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/how-the-west-was-lost/

Posted by: funbowhunter | January 19, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

President Obama and Congress, here's a SIMPLE QUESTION to You ALL.

Who do You Work For?

Lobbyists?

That's the Talk Here in Very Very Blue Massachusetts...

Don't come here saying that you don't know much about the other guy in the Pickup Truck and Mocking Him...

He was out there, beating the Pavement for Votes from 'We the People', Not having $10,000 a plate Fundraisers in D.C.

Do You know what this is President Obama and Congress?
It's Called, 'A Teachable Moment'...

You would all be advised to Block off the Streets around the White House and Congress, to Keep the Lobbyists At Bay.

Do What You were ELECTED to do, REPRESENT THE PEOPLE!!!

Remember This, If You have to RAM a Bill Through, using the Super Majority Route, That Bill is NOT a BILL WORTH PASSING.

One last question about Health Care.
I Googled the question,"Does _ _ _ _ _ _ (Random State) sponsor a Health Care Plan"?

I typed in MA, MD, AZ and Oregon.
All of those States have Health Care for the Poor and Low Income.

So, where is this Crisis in Health Care you Talk Of?

Why Not Let the STATES Deal with Health Care Reform.
Have a Competition and See which States can Obtain the Best Health Services AND Control Costs to the PUBLIC.
Then Model a National Health Bill based on The Successful States.
Sorry, but most of the Average People that I know are Mostly Happy with their Health Plans...
I Think The STATES Are Perfectly Capable of Reining in the Out of Control Health Care Costs, (If they cordon off their State Houses, From The LOBBYISTS)

Posted by: Zeppelin2 | January 19, 2010 11:25 PM | Report abuse

Going long gold. This just insures the Bush/Cheney depression will no longer be avoided. American empire, RIP.

Posted by: jbh3 | January 19, 2010 11:24 PM | Report abuse

As a libertarian, I must say this race has seemed like horse sh*t vs. dogsh*t to me. But anything that prevents that thousand-page monstrosity pretending to be health care reform from being passed is okay with me.

Posted by: bucinka8 | January 19, 2010 11:23 PM | Report abuse

Just what we needed to kill this ridiculous healthcare bill. Now the Reps have the votes they need to kill it and start over. No more bribes. No more talks behind closed doors. Time for the Libtards to wake up. The people don't want this crammed down their throats!!!!! When the 2010 elections come around, the Libtards will be thinking twice. Massachusetts is as liberal a state as they come. If a Republican can win in MA, you better believe they can win anywhere when the elections come.

Message to Obama: The People have spoken!!!! Time to get your socialist agenda out of the White House. Can't wait to vote you out next!!!!! You are a complete failure!!!!!!

Posted by: Ward4DC | January 19, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse

B2O2,
No, you still don't get it.

Amazing how so many dems are trying to blow this off as a no-nothing election! You knew it was lost when your daddy obama started the rumbling about a plan to save the horrid health bill before the election even took place.

I worked 45 years for my little SS check and I sure as heck don't like seeing the $$$ go to illegals and dead beats that have NEVER contributed. I'll gladly pay for my own insurance, and the "society leaches" out there need to do the same thing! Close the borders!

This was not Kennedy's seat! It belongs to the Americans in Mass. and they have spoken. :)

Posted by: txdtr | January 19, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse

how can the democrats so screw up not taking MASSACHUSETTS in a senate race????

mass was like.. 75% PRO DEM!!!

LOL

Posted by: AuthoritativeAuthoritarian | January 19, 2010 11:21 PM | Report abuse

As one who voted for President Obama and supports him I congratulate Massachussets Republicans on an historic victory and trust that the will of the voters will be respected and Senator Brown will be seated in timely (read "fast") fashion.

We all play by the same rules in this country and this time the Republican party came up with aces.

Let's get on with the nation's business, and leave off the recriminations and insulting speech on all sides.

Posted by: douglaslbarber | January 19, 2010 11:20 PM | Report abuse

Brown has specifically declared that he supports the 2006 Massachusetts law that extended coverage to nearly all citizens of that state. He opposes the national reform that is essentially the same as the Massachusetts law. Anyone who doubts this can check Brown's website where this is all explicitly laid out. This means that he opposes extending the same coverage to all Americans which he supports for the citizens of Massachusetts. This man is a cynical fraud.

Posted by: twm1 | January 19, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

As a Massachusetts voter, first time in eight years I've voted for a Republican. Democrats currently in office just don't listen...or answer their e-mails!

Posted by: ageewhizzy | January 19, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

So thFact: Congress passes all spending bills and are charged with lending legislation.
Fact: Congress has been in the hands of democrats since 2006. 2 full years before Bush left office.
Fact: Bush and other Republicans warned about the coming banking crises and cautioned to reign in Freddie and Fanny's flawed lending practices 2 years before the collapse.
Fact: The democrat controlled congress REFUSED for 2 reasons:
a: Freddie was a cash cow for democrat re-election coffers.
Frank Raines was the head of Freddie and they did not want him touched for some reason.
Fact: Obama was part of that congress.
Fact: Blacks voted for Obama @ 95%.
Fact: Whites voted for Obama @ 43%.
Fact: The numbers show Blacks voted for Obama JUST BECAUSE HE WAS BLACK, which is a RACIST reason for doing so.
Fact: Democratic policies since the Johnson administration
have destroyed the black family, which was stronger than whites at that time. Those policies paid black women NOT to get married, and would add to the monthly stipend for each child born out of wedlock.
Those same policies broke up poor white families as well.
Those same policies built the inner city slums of today, places that are some of the most unsafe IN THE WORLD.
The Black community has suffered this disease of poverty due to voting for democrats who continue to promise to help them but never deliver.
Einstein said: The definition of insanity is to do something over and over again expecting different results.
Liberals teach others that they are OWED something. No-one is OWED anything. Thinking you deserve the fruits of another's labor is the sin of covetousness. God WILL NOT BE MOCKED, you cannot continue to brake His laws and expect to be blessed. As long as you believe and act on sin, you will be a SLAVE to that sin, and the burden of that sin will be laid on your back.
You voted for the metro-male and the thieves in congress we have now. You are now REAPING THE REWARD OF GENERATIONAL SIN.
In order to stop the punishment you are placing on yourselves, you must do things differently, that is called repentance (turning away from what you use to do).
I am not saying vote republican. I am saying vote conservative principles. I am saying find a new way of doing things. I am saying find a need in peoples lives and fill it.

http://livingfortruth.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/how-the-west-was-lost/e dead, and that lady that was filling out blank absentee ballots did not help!
You whining liberals from the dem undergroud, please crawl back under your rock.

Posted by: funbowhunter | January 19, 2010 11:16 PM | Report abuse

theworm1:

Obama could resign.

Posted by: JakeD | January 19, 2010 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Reading the comments of so many radical idiot morons on this message forum is the sorriest comment for America. The hate and vindictiveness reminds me of the kind of radicalism that was created in Europe and culminated in the second world war. We seem to be on another brink of madness.

What are you fools thinking about? Have you no understanding about what liberty and freedoms are all about? You breed the seeds of a totalitarian society bent on restricting our travel through fear, creating unequal distribution of wealth so as to create the "new world order" dominated by wealth exploiting the plebians, and sucking the life out of our liberties through onerous things like the Patriot Act.

Maybe you buy the drivel of a Beck, or Limbaugh, or Hannity, or Cheney, or that mindless Palin, but the fact of the matter is that your type of political thinking will bring down America. Oh my God, our founders are gyrating in their graves seeing and listening to the degradation of our America which seems to be breeding a generation of those who call themselves Americans, but seek to terminate the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

Posted by: mnsnow | January 19, 2010 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Chris:

"The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spent nearly $1.5 million on ads in support of Brown and President Obama made a hastily-scheduled visit to the state on Sunday -- his wife's birthday -- in hopes of energizing a lethargic party base."

that should say "millions on ads in support of Coakley"

Posted by: panglossixote | January 19, 2010 11:12 PM | Report abuse

This is a great victory for the American
people and the end of the corrupt Kennedy
Political Machine and marks the start of
the Obama/Pelosi/Reid/Hoyer Socialist Damn
Liberal Incompetents in control of Congress
and the White House...So,can the Impeachnment of Empty Suit Fake Messiah
Barack Hussein Obama be very far behind,
after the Democrats have lost control of
Congress in 2010 and continues in 2012?
Obama Will End Up Impeached & In Jail!

Posted by: redheadclaudine | January 19, 2010 11:12 PM | Report abuse

This is a great victory for the American
people and the end of the corrupt Kennedy
Political Machine and marks the start of
the Obama/Pelosi/Reid/Hoyer Socialist Damn
Liberal Incompetents in control of Congress
and the White House...So,can the Impeachnment of Empty Suit Fake Messiah
Barack Hussein Obama be very far behind,
after the Democrats have lost control of
Congress in 2010 and continues in 2012?
Obama Will End Up Impeached & In Jail!

Posted by: redheadclaudine | January 19, 2010 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama has decided to ignore previous Republican crimes and misdemeanors, Obama decided to do a stingy stimulus full of tax breaks and pork, Obama decided to kill the only option that would have slowed the cost of health care & led to universal coverage, Obama decided to accelerate the Bush bailout, Obama decided to escalate a meaningless and fruitless war, Obama decided to gut real financial reform and substitute finger wagging and silly taxes and fees, when Obama decided to not help people with bankruptcy and mortgages remediation and when Obama decided to fiddle around and not pass a jobs bill.

So, how is Obama's administration going to 'altered' by the MA vote?

Posted by: theworm1 | January 19, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Australia (with universal health cover, thank GOD!!) and much of the Western world, shakes its head in disbelief at your country.

Posted by: accjane | January 19, 2010 9:41 PM |

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Except, of course, if one of those Western countries suffers a natural catastrophy. Then they can't get enough of us. So, to them I say butt out!

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | January 19, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait to see Senator Harry Reid's a$$ lose his seat. Maybe a light skinned Negro with no Negro dialect can replace Harry Reid. LOL

Posted by: Ward4DC | January 19, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

OK, no more futzing around with trying to get all the Democrats on board, go with the nuclear option. Throw out the pork that Nelson, Landrieu and other Democrats demanded.

You need 51 votes to pass health care reform. Stop trying for sixty. George the Worst was elected with 49.7% of the vote in 2000, 51.2% of the vote in 2004.
And he bragged that he had a mandate.

Posted by: dotellen | January 19, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations Scott Brown! I pray you will be able to create some common sense in that Democrat House and help keep wild man President Obama within range of sane politics!
Thank the Lord for a prayer answered!

Posted by: PaulRevere4 | January 19, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE WELCOME U.S. SENATOR SCOTT BROWN (R) MASSACHUSETTS!!!!

HEY SWIFTBOAT JOHNNY....YOU'RE NEXT.....BYE BYE KENNEDY MAFIA!

Posted by: ANTILIB | January 19, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

We've taken Massachusetts, now we're gonna take New York, then California...Yeeeeeaahh!

Posted by: houston123 | January 19, 2010 11:03 PM | Report abuse

Don't let anyone claim that the Massachusetts Upset wasn't a referendum on Barack Obama. If not for a year of Obama's arrogance, "Ted Kennedy's seat" would still exist and Martha Coakley would have it tonight.

It is ironic that Ted Kennedy's support of Obama contributed to the loss of the Kennedy seat so soon after his passing.

Posted by: peterd | January 19, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Let's impeach Obama now and get it over with.

Posted by: get_it_right | January 19, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

The Democrats in the Senate need to start proposing legislation that will put hefty regulations on the banking industry.

I believe this is what the people want!

Then they need to start reeling back on the national debt that the GOP and the people want. That means that the President needs to start vetoing any bill that has even a scintilla of any earmark attached to any bill.

Drop the Healthcare Bill. It's done! Finished! If this is what the people want.

If the Party of NO is what the people want, this is what the Democrats should deliver.

Posted by: helloisanyoneoutthere | January 19, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

A word to the Wise in DC.

If you are Too Arrogant to do the job You were ELECTED to do, YOU will be on the NEXT Tea Party List.

YOU DON'T RAM ANY BILLS DOWN THE VOTERS THROATS!

I Live In Massachusetts and I saw this coming, a good 2 weeks ago!

The Trials of Terrorists in OUR Court Rooms? Wake Up!

The RAMMING Through a Health Care Bill was TRULY ARROGANT!!

The Continued Money to Corporations that had MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF MONEY, GOT EXTRA GREEDY and Put themselves Under, and NOW MOCK US with their Ridiculous Bonuses / Pay Packages, COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS!!!

Heres the Going Phrase, "TOO BIG TO FAIL".
The Solution, Bigger is Not Better!!!
The Glass-Steagall Act should be Re-instated (Even Improved for These Times)

TARP and All Future Handouts from Congress should go to the Responsible Banks and Businesses.

OBVIOUSLY, the Ones who Took the Handouts have SERIOUS STRUCTURAL ISSUES and BAD POLICIES.

Basically, they are so big, they are HOLDING US ALL HOSTAGE!!!!

Stability and Trust will get the Economy rolling again.

As a Nation, the FEAR Has Gripped us all.
The fear has us holding on to what little we have!!!

Let the Housing Prices FALL to what the Average Median Household can AFFORD, so we are NOT Slaves to Outlandish Prices!

The Median Household Income is said to be $50,303.
History shows that Banks used to have Guidelines for Lending, in which a Potential HomeBuyers Mortgage was NO MORE THAN 3X Their Annual Income, MAXIMUM.

Ban Adjustable Rate Mortgages, as they are too risky.

I Actually make the Median Income, but cannot afford a Middle Class Home in Massachusetts, as Prices Average around $220,000 (About 4 times my Income, which includes a $20,000 down payment!

That should be LAW, to be able to Finance No More than 3x Ones VERIFIED ANNUAL INCOME.

Who wants to be a Slave to a Mortgage Anyway?

Posted by: Zeppelin2 | January 19, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

President Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and the Democrats in Congress support illegal immigration and this horrible health plan. Congress have not been listening to the majority of the voters. They have been listening to self interest groups like La Raza, MALDEF, LULAC, Casa de Maryland, and the Catholic Church on the illegal immigration issue.

Posted by: Ward4DC | January 19, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

People didn't learn from 8 years of republican mismanagement.They just dont want this administration to succeed.So petty grow up people.

Posted by: ashzam14 | January 19, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

ptgrunner:

You said:
"Instead, it seems that the Democrats have almost nothing to show for the past year."

You should:
CHECK THE NATIONAL DEBT !!!
&
S O C I A L I S M

Posted by: talketwo22 | January 19, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

So let me see if I have this straight. A former male centerfold running on the ticket of the "family values" party was just elected to the US Senate -- largely on a promise to vote down health care reform because it would interfere with Massachusetts' current system of socialized medicine. The right wing is pointing to this as a repudiation of the "leftist" policies of a president who has never so much as uttered the phrase "public option". Did I get all of that?
-------------------------------------
Well, just about.

As someone put it, this isn't just a canary in the coal mine, it is a flock of dead ravens on the front lawn.

Posted by: oracle2world | January 19, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Thank You God For Another Answered Prayer!
Congratulation New Republican US Senator
Scott Brown and thanks Ma Voters too! The
Beginning of the End of the Corrupt and
Total Incompetent Crooked Power Mad Complete Failure Arrogant Empty Suit Barack
Hussein the Insane Obama Regime Has Begun
and the Democrats will continue to keep on
losing US Senate and Congressional Seats
on Election Day 2010 and 2013! NO Obamacare
and No Illegal Alien Amnesty! And Above All
NO More Barack Hussein Obama,Nancy Pelosi,
Harry Reid and Steny Hoyer!

Posted by: redheadclaudine | January 19, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

I honestly believe that the Republican are snakes and they will mess up as usual. Democrats are no better, but at least they are progressive, they have ideals. Republicans sit around and whine about what should and should not be, but they never do anything. Republicans are all talk, they are do nothings, they lack intergity and hide behind their so call morals. I am sure they will do everything they can to derail progress and I see it happening now. Mark my work, Republicans cannot make this country a better place, they have never tried and they will use their underhand tricks to make a mockery of the American People. I also believe that their are so many Americans who have no common sense at all, mostly these so call conservatives. People don't realize, these conservatives are the people who got us in the economic mess we are in now. Everybody know that the bank execs, mortgage lenders, home builders who overbuilt, were Republicans who are not even getting a slap on the wrist. If it was not for a bailout, thousand of more people would have been unemployed, several major banks would have failed, and still it would have been Obama's fault because you Republicans would blame him for the cold weather. Furthermore the thousands of people laid off since late 2008 could not easily find a job within weeks, but you idiot Republicans fooled others to believeing it was possible and it was Obama's fault that people are not working. First of all, this is not the 1930's, Americans, both Republicans and Democrats are too lazy to take any kind of job, we sit up on our high horses and look down at professions because we think they are too good, or they don't supplement our unnecessary expenses. So of course people can't find jobs, and the government is suppose to create jobs, I thought you Republicans did not want government in your lives, but anytime there is a need, just like everyone else, you are sticking your hands out, such hypocrits, always want to tell people who they can or cannot marry, if they can or cannot adopt children base on their sexual orientation, what they can or cannot do with their bodies.

Posted by: devmonbar | January 19, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

I am watching Scott Brown's election speech on Fox Cable News. CNN is not caring his speech. CNN is still focused on Haiti. One would think, CNN and MSNBC sould be caring the speech of the new Senator of Massachusetts, not still focused on Hait.

Posted by: Ward4DC | January 19, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

So let me see if I have this straight. A former male centerfold running on the ticket of the "family values" party was just elected to the US Senate -- largely on a promise to vote down health care reform because it would interfere with Massachusetts' current system of socialized medicine. The right wing is pointing to this as a repudiation of the "leftist" policies of a president who has never so much as uttered the phrase "public option". Did I get all of that?
-------------------------------------
Well, just about.

As someone put it, this isn't just a canary in the coal mine, it is a flock of dead ravens on the front lawn.

Posted by: oracle2world | January 19, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Stop health reform.

Stop illegal immigration.

Give immigrant jobs to real Americans.

unemployment problem + time heals all wounds = fixed.

Buy stocks and reverse mortgages and lots of them.

Posted by: yarbrougharts | January 19, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse

obama said, "CHANGE"

so, an incredibly democrat state turned republican after he took office.

that's change all right!

LOL

Posted by: AuthoritativeAuthoritarian | January 19, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse

brown was a reasonably sound, fairly sane, adequately competent candidate...coakley was an indept clod, health care reform was a complete disaster...and thus, the result...

Posted by: coastaldude | January 19, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

I don't see why the America "sheeple", that would be those of you, both Republican AND Democrats, who see this as a victory for the American people. It is a victory for the same old privileged politics that as run Washington, D.C. for decades. Those of you too afraid to think for yourselves, but rather depend upon the idiot box (MSM) and the talking heads on it to think FOR you.

There has never been two parties so distanced from average Americans than today's Republican and Democratic parties. The extremes of both are what runs each party. And neither represent 'the majority' interests.

For those who suggest that this was nothing more than the people of Mass. exercising political and economic fatigue, I agree.

Do I think American needs health care reform to cover 50 million people who are currently without insurance who overwhelm our emergency rooms of whose cost is transferred to those of us who do have insurance in the form of increased premiums and co-pays, of course I do. And, I expect the Democrats to follow through on what got Obama elected. Lest, he, too be kicked out of office.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | January 19, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Now to get rid of Barneys Frank and John Kerry...you can do it Massachusetts!!

Posted by: ward5354 | January 19, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

I am watching Scott Browns election speech on Fox Cable News. CNN is not caring his speech. CNN is still focused on Haiti. One would think, CNN and MSNBC would be caring the speech of the new Senator on Massachusetts, not still focused on Hait.

Posted by: Ward4DC | January 19, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

"The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spent nearly $1.5 million on ads in support of Brown..." Seriously? That explains the outcome.

[Must be a typo, right?]

Posted by: straighttalkespresso | January 19, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

I am a Democrat who voted for Obama but I did not vote for massive debt, a health care reform bill that is anything but reform, backroom deals to buy the votes of senators, treating our allies Israel, England, Germany, and France as though they were the enemy, refusal to acknowledge that Islamic terrorism is a threat to our country and does exist, a carbon tax energy policy that will cost the middle class billions of dollars in new taxes, and the arrogance, hubris, and attitude of Obama and his diehard supporters that are harming America.

I am glad Scott Brown won and if the liberal Democrats don't get the message that this country did not want a far left turn when Obama won the election this life long Democrat will never vote for a Democrat again.

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Posted by: houston123 | January 19, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

I am a Democrat, but I don't support President Obama's healthcare plan. I am glad Senator elect Scott Brown won. I am going to become an Independent, because the Democratic and Republican parties suck. D.C. voters need to replace worthless loud mouth liberal Eleanor Holmes-Norton, liberal Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, and the left wing liberal D.C. City Council. We need some moderates on the D.C. Council.

You want until Congress and President Obama address illegal immigration, the citizenry will be upset, because they are fed up with illegal immigration.

Posted by: Ward4DC | January 19, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

This race only proves that a Democrat supported by the Party isn't always the best candidate, and a wild-swinging Republican can upset the balance. Did MA get a good Senator? Not really.
I am running in NY, struggling against a Party with thick heads, against Lobby money, against masssive spending, against the insurance industry Lobby, against the party of no....will I prevail? You tell me.
http://www.norenforsenate.com
I stand for something..will the media give me a chance to prove it?
Dr. Noren

Posted by: norenforsenate | January 19, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Thank You, Massachusetts!

You read,…“Translation of President Obama’s Message to Massachusetts”……. at......“Robbing-America” at http://www.robbingamerica.blogspot.com .........

.........and decided to act on it.

Are You Reading it also, Washington? ………..Is time for you to act on it and correct your course.

Posted by: JohnGalt9 | January 19, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

This is defeat of Obama(Geitner& Summers) Wallstreet agenda.. You cannot foole people all the time.

Posted by: smart_sha | January 19, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

It is 1994 all over again, baby!!!

It seems it was just yesterday that brilliant insightful rags, like the Post, were running two-three stories a day about absolute repudiation of the Republican party.

Liberal blogger, danced in the street while ranting and raving about the wholesale societal rejection of conservative principles.

Guess all that is over now.

Guess conservatives are back on top.

Guess the power structure has shifted.

The more congressional lib and the obama corruption brigade push their socialist agenda, the more liberals will lose in 2010.

But the very best aspect of fabulous uber blue state election is, conservatives everywhere can now say to all liberals still moving.

' WE WON, YOU LOST, GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'

Posted by: 2xy4k9 | January 19, 2010 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Scott Brown Soundly Defeats Martha Coakley In Massachusetts

Wow! One said, “Great Scott”. Whatever you choose, Tuesday was a great day for Republican Scott Brown’s victory over Democrat Martha Coakley; all in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Additionally it was a great victory for the GOP, all Conservatives, and for our great nation. We must say “Thank you” to the Republicans, a few Democrats, and the majority of registered Independents as they vigorously supported a great candidate, and a great man to become Republican Senator Scott Brown.

Tuesday was a big loss to President Obama who had promised to “transform” America.
Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi has led the way to their “transformation” as Obama directed.

For that “change”, Massachusetts voters said “NO”. One vote from Massachusetts is “transforming” from radical left-wing Liberal to Conservative.

Beginning immediately, I believe you will see many other Democrats on Capitol Hill consider their previous activity and voting records, and begin voting more with the “Blue Dog” coalition.

Oscar Y. Harward
oharward@carolina.rr.com
http://conservativechristianvoice.blogspot.com

Posted by: oharward | January 19, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse


LibertyForAll


Honesty, the democrats are the ones who have been nothing but intolerant for the past 10 years.

.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Brown proved that over the past few months it pays to run a clean decent campaign. He didn't get in the gutter like his opponent did and he got rewarded. Let that be a lesson to the liberals who think that is the only way to get what they want. The majority across this country is celebrating this victory tonight. It is a victory for the people who actually contribute something positive and good.

Posted by: joanne38 | January 19, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

So let me see if I have this straight. A former male centerfold running on the ticket of the "family values" party was just elected to the US Senate -- largely on a promise to vote down health care reform because it would interfere with Massachusetts' current system of socialized medicine. The right wing is pointing to this as a repudiation of the "leftist" policies of a president who has never so much as uttered the phrase "public option". Did I get all of that?

Posted by: B2O2 | January 19, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

What can you say: This was an Obama slapdown!!! The people of MA sent a message on behalf of the nation: Stop the corrupt healthcare bill and start over with bipartisan support with something simple! Stop the trillions in corrupt spending and special interest deals! Stop the incompetence of "The System Worked"! Stop spending hundreds of millions of dollars for Circus trials for murdering terrorists! Leave the murdering terrorists in Guantanamo Bay! Stop persecuting the heroes who kept us safe after 9/11 and our hero Navy Seals! Stop the broken promises and outright lies. Stop that whacko lurch to the crazy left!!!

Posted by: valwayne | January 19, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

MEMO TO: President of the United States

FROM: US Tax Payers

SUBJECT: Pink Slip

You are hereby put on notice that your reckless economic policies will cease effective November 2, 2010. Massachusetts has concurred with the rest of the United States, that you, Pelosi, and Reid, do not have the best interest of the US Citizens in your agenda. Although you campaigned for democrat incumbents in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Virginia, your appearance did not alter the conviction of the citizens that the historic spending of your adminstration must come to a halt. You sir are in need of serious soul searching and reflect upon the lies that you fed the US Citizens when we voted for you.

Posted by: ward5354 | January 19, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

What a sad night for America. And the world.

Selfishness and fear have again won over community and hope.

Those that think the best path for America can be found by looking backwards, rather than forwards, have won the day.

Well guess what? This is one progressive who has learned his lesson.

I'm not going to remain quiet any more. I'm going to infiltrate THEIR rallies and I'm going to shout them down, and I'm going to scream so loud their ears will ring.

Because apparently, in America today, that's what works.

Posted by: PeterIII | January 19, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Scott Brown wins in Massachusetts!!! Mary Jo Kopechne is finally vindicated!!! And Sanity is starting to return to the U.S. Senate!!! I hope Senator Brown will call ServiceMaster to rid his office of the stench of the Charlatan of Chappaquiddick!!!

Posted by: billslater | January 19, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

After a cocktail or four.

Brown and his present and future troops will bring in the golden era of small government. We don't need health reform or new wall street rules. We don't need regulations and stipulations "Get out of my back yard!". All these problems are over-exaggerated. If we just leave them alone we will be OK, we won't drown. Government is good at fighting wars... otherwise quit telling me what to do, give me my money back, I'll am the best judge of my own life.

Posted by: yarbrougharts | January 19, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Will any actual journalists at the Washington Post, our national political paper of record, look into Mrs. Coakley's allegations of voter fraud?
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There are only 100,000 dead people on the Commonwealth's voter rolles. The margin of victory was greater than that.

Posted by: oracle2world | January 19, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Senator Brown, quit shaking hands and kissing children and basking in your new found glory. Get to work!! The battle has only begun for you. You have lots to do.

Posted by: roland2 | January 19, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Question: Will Brown stand up for the American worker? Will he stand up for jobs in America, and not jobs for commie China?

I kind of doubt it.

Look, Obama did a good job of showing that Democrats can bail out big business just as good as Republicans can do.

But Obama did not seem to be as militant defending the interests of the workers, so, ok, the Dems lost, that's fair.

But, will Brown stand up for the workers? Or will he support the globalists anti-American free trade agenda that is destroying America and our jobs. I don't care how many years he was in the national guard, if he opposes tariffs, he hates the American people and he is another one of those "free-traitors".

Beginning and end of story. We'll see what happens.

Posted by: santafe2 | January 19, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse


Broad____joe

Be a man, apologize to America.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

If the republican party mistakenly believes they have resurrected their image and their party's credibility they will be thoroughly disappointed.

Brown won because he has the potential to stop Obabmacare. Something the people of Mass may have become disillusioned with as a result of their own health-care diktat and voted accordingly.
Contrary to the results of this election, republicans are held with equal contempt to the democrats. One can only hope the sun is finally setting on both these organized crime syndicates.

Posted by: dedreckon | January 19, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

F this party, these "leaders"...the Democratic party just lost the left. again.

FU D's....goodbye. again. i gave you ten years and you screwed me.

Posted by: anarcho-liberal-tarian | January 19, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Just turned off MSLSD; Undermann was making his typical snide remarks
TURN FOX NEWS

Posted by: houston123 | January 19, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Will Brown beat out Palin then to run against Obama in 2012? Or, will it be Mitt Romney, although Limbaugh hates him. I think Brown will probably be the up and coming star.

Posted by: magnifco1000 | January 19, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

The only thing Ted Kennedy ever fought for was the right to live like an aristocrat at the public's expense. His "public" service was self-service, all financed by his fascist father's bootlegging profits. I don't care what kind of a job Brown does. It just thrills me to see the Kennedy snobs take one on the chin for once. Patrick Kennedy is next...Ha, ha...and then Barack, the Anointed One.
Maybe the Kennedy family can establish their own safe-driving school in Ted's memory.Posted by: tsd1
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I have no problem with your description of the Kennedy patriarch, but trashing Ted Kennedy in total is nothing less than idiotic. There are many a Republican who claim their "seat" to be their own, or of a party lock, so the "Kennedy seat" is simply one that has been held by Democrats. On the other hand, that doesn't mean it cannot change to another party for the right reasons. Not the case here.

Ted Kennedy did fight for health care. Ted Kennedy may have been in an pseudo-aristocrat family background, but his wealth was miniscule compared to the billionaires floating around this country. Yes, he was a liberal, but did stand for health care reform which is needed in this country. America might have good health care, but it stands pretty low compared to other countries in respect to health care access.

The issue is not Kennedy, he's dead. The issue is the stupidity of voters who would protest Obama by electing a right radical Republican who is more for blocking reform, blocking regulation, and restricting our rights and liberties. The issue is air-headed Americans who have lapsed into a mindless case of stasis when it comes to their own protections.

I don't care if the seat went to a Repub, but at least have it go to a moderate Republican who has brains enough to understand the ramifications of a continued broken health system. But, not to someone who is but another radical robot who simply is anti-American as he plays the game of anti-Democrats in a quest to ruin the American political system.

Posted by: mnsnow | January 19, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Democrats really shot themselves in the foot with this special election, and in more ways than just the conventional senses of choosing a lackluster campaigner and expecting the seat to be safe.

Way back in 2004, the Massachusetts legislature anticipated the possibility of John Kerry winning the presidency, leaving his seat open for an appointment by Mitt Romney. Aghast at the idea of a Republican governor putting a Republican into a "safe" Democratic Senate seat, the Massachusetts legislature forced through a change to a special election. But Kerry lost, and so the law sat on the books unused until Kennedy died.

Imagine if Democrats hadn't played that nasty partisan game of political expediency. Kennedy would have died, and the Democratic governor would have appointed a Democrat to the seat to sit out the rest of the term. Brown never would have stood a chance.

And Democrats in the state legislature probably even made the situation worse when they changed the law again when Kennedy died. Wanting that 60th vote for health care, they were unwilling to wait for the special election, so they quickly pushed through a new law allowing for a temporary appointment by the governor until the election could be held. The result? Senate Democrats had to make virtually no concessions to Republicans and passed a partisan bill on party lines.

Imagine if the Senate had only had 59 votes this entire time as that seat sat empty. The fear now of the presidency, House, and a filibuster-proof Senate all in Democratic hands would be less, and some people might have been angrier at Republican obstruction than at Democratic fumbling, making voters willing to give this seat to a Democrat.

No doubt, Brown ran an excellent campaign and deserved the win hands down, and that's the chief reason for this result, but if meddling Democrats in the state legislature hadn't messed with the law in the first place, Brown never would have had the chance to run. And if they hadn't messed with the law a second time, anger at Democrats might have been less.

Irony?

Posted by: blert | January 19, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

RUSH AND HIS LIES WIN AGAIN....

Posted by: rajihammer | January 19, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

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Your arrogant contempt for the middle class, Independent voters is why the Democrats will probably lose control of Congress this fall.

Why do liberals think that anyone who doesn't agree with them is a right wingnut?

Posted by: hisroc | January 19, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

REPUBS HAND OFF A CRAP ECONOMY, BLAME IT ON DEMOCRATS AND THE DUMB ASSES BUY IT!!!!!

Posted by: rajihammer | January 19, 2010 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Will any actual journalists at the Washington Post, our national political paper of record, look into Mrs. Coakley's allegations of voter fraud?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | January 19, 2010 10:26 PM


_________________________________________

Broad______joe


Coakley conceded - she is going home now - she is driving home.


you on the other hand have to be kidding.


Be a man, and apologize to America.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 10:39 PM | Report abuse

What a joke. Obama goes to Mass. to campaign for Coakley and she loses. Obama campaigns for the Olympics in Chicago and the United States loses. If our elected officials pass a flawed health care bill the United States loses. This is a result of the President's agenda and the American citizen's disgust with it, nothing more.

Posted by: jchristian11 | January 19, 2010 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Broadwayjoe


Coakley conceded - she is going home now - she is driving home.


you on the other hand have to be kidding.


Be a man, and apologize to American.

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Posted by: 3_thand0street | January 19, 2010 10:31 PM
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Doin' right never gets tired. America got over Fort Sumter, it'll get over this.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | January 19, 2010 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Dems- get what this is about please.
You depended on personality politics. Barack is more likable than Hillary or John were so he is the man-
the only thing is, he is a leader who found his parade,
this is not a parade that found it's leader.
You need to stand for something.
What is bailing out the banks instead of the people with the mortgages?
what is a "stimulus packag" that is 2/5 tax cuts?
what is this stripped down, mostly no-change "reform" plan for healthcare?
what is a still operational Guantanamo?
What is increasing our presence in Afghanistan?
Where is the energy policy? Gay marriage or military rights? gun laws? immmigration reform?
you have not put forth a progressive agenda- never did, and had no history of one-
so the people elected you but you don't really stand for anything.
The Republicans had figure head idiots from 1980 to 1988 and 2000 to 2008 and still had people driving an agenda. They never caved in to the left because they had an agenda. An evil, wrong agenda, but an agenda. What the hell is the Democratic party's agenda? To give us watered down right wing policies? No thanks.

If you ever think you are going to win anything again Dems, you better either stand for something all the time, or start picking the best looking coolest people who everyone wants to have a drink with. The choices that have been made so far looks like we'd better enlist George Clooney and Oprah to run for us the next few elections- because we don't stand for anything.

Posted by: NYClefty | January 19, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

God Bless Massachusetts and thank you Scott Brown. Take note D.C. Americans will vote for freedom and freedom will prevail.

Posted by: Beavereater1 | January 19, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Now all our problems are over!

Posted by: camasca | January 19, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Will any actual journalists at the Washington Post, our national political paper of record, look into Mrs. Coakley's allegations of voter fraud?

Posted by: broadwayjoe

Why? That's the mantra of all losers. They lost, it HAD to be fraud.

Posted by: rdrunner82 | January 19, 2010 10:29 PM
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Well, er, you said it, I didn't. Just asking whether the Post will follow up on Coakley's voter fraud charges, that's all.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | January 19, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Spin all you want Libs, here's the bottom line:

- If the Republicans can win in Mass., they can win anywhere. Harry Reid? Barbara Boxer? Both possibilities, especially Reid.

- Think Nelson and Blanche Lincoln won't notice this? Think they are going to stay reliable Dem votes for left-wing agendas? Don't count on it. They'll be worried about their political hide more than they will a lame-duck Senate Leader.

- This empowers Lieberman and Snowe among others. This is a good thing. Any result that weakens Reid, Pelosi and Obama is a good thing.

- This weakens Pelosi's hold on her caucus as well. Think Blue-Dogs won't notice this? This can only be a good thing.

- Webb is already calling for holding off on any voting until Brown gets seated. Webb is a moderate. Think he doesn't see the writing on the wall?

Posted by: websterr1 | January 19, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse

:::: laughing ::::

lollllllll........

Yesssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!

:o)

Posted by: DebraJMSmith | January 19, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse

RUSH AND HIS LIES WIN AGAIN....

Posted by: rajihammer | January 19, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

58 more to go and we can hardly wait. It is not a good idea to be calling voters uneducated bunch of teabaggers. They show you how educated they can be. They actually make their way to the polls without any guidance and they vote your behind out. Arrogance doesn't make a very attractive candidate. I, myself, thought it was funny that Obama actually brought Coakley's polls down more. I don't think if I was a Democrat campaigning, I would want Obama to stump for me. I'd be bold and tell him to stay put in the White House and keep his endorsement silent, or go on a long vacation till it was over. I really don't think Clinton did her any favors either.

Posted by: joanne38 | January 19, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

I'm staying in America where I was born and raised. If all the smart Democrats leave there's no hope right?

Stay and try to save this country before we are an ATM machine for China. (I don't know, maybe we borrowed too much already)

Posted by: cmarshdtihqcom | January 19, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

If the election were held tonight, Scott Brown would be elected President.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

I respect your opinion. However, I think this result tonight will only serve to advance the democratic agenda. I understand your desire to froth at the mouth at this empty victory. I would froth if the result was a dem win. Look at the big picture. The country is moving left, and although this momentum is punctuated by occasional fits of conservatism, the overall trend will limit your backward influence. There is still time for you to join us. You won't have to keep fighting for nothing. Welcome friend

Posted by: dsanchez1
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What world are you in? Except for the 60% of Americans that want smaller govt and less programs, I guess the country is moving to the left. I would like you to give some kind of proof that what you say is true. Recent elections don't support you.

Posted by: rdrunner82 | January 19, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Do you realize that the popular vote split for Brown-Coakley (53-46) is the exact same popular vote split for Obama-McCain (53-46)?

Does that mean that Brown has the same kind of sweeping mandate that Obama and his supporters seem to think that he had?

Posted by: dnn71 | January 19, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

SENATOR Brown, MA (R): Change WE can believe in.

Posted by: JCM-51 | January 19, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Will any actual journalists at the Washington Post, our national political paper of record, look into Mrs. Coakley's allegations of voter fraud?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | January 19, 2010 10:26 PM


_________________________________________


Broad______joe

Coakley conceded - she is going home now - she is driving home.

you on the other hand have to be kidding.

Be a man, and apologize to American.


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

If you're a Democrat, I would scrap health care completely and forever....it isn't worth the effort. Live with the truth that, in America, healthcare is a priviledge -- not a right.

And, when all the birther/teabaggers come screaming to "take their tax money back," -- listen to them and give it back. And, while you're at it, introduce a balance-budget amendment to the Constitution, pass it, and then live by it.

The howling and screaming you will hear from everybody who has lost their benefit -- from the banks who need their bailout money to the Medicare folks who want all their benefits+ to all the people who will see their unemployment benefits capped at 8 weeks to everyone who will lose any type of health insurance -- will just have to live with it.

Go ahead...have some nuts. Give the people what they want.

Do it.

Posted by: Losercuda | January 19, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Tommy Wells on Twitter doesn't think much of the Republicans:

"Massachusetts is a disaster. We need to make as much progress as possible before these nutwhacks get back in charge."

http://twitter.com/TommyWells

Posted by: BaracksTeleprompter | January 19, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Nolib1 wrote:
"THE BOSTON TEA PARTY.
The socialists/commie watermelon liberals (green on the outside, red on the inside) were sent 'packing'. The experiment has failed. Time for the O-man to resign.

This is the beginning of something big. America has awakened to the mistake perpetrated on this country a year ago. The hate-America first crowd is on the ropes. There may be hope for this country after all. Time for real Americans of all colors and creeds to unite against the destruction of our country and those liberals who rob from the working class and redestribute to those who refuse to work and contribute to society."
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Are you seriously insane? I don't even know where to start. The Republican Party hasn't had anything to do with working class since Lincoln -- their major contribution to the working class has been redistributing their money to offshore tax havens and multinational corporations. The hate-America first crowd is all busy watching Glenn Beck right now...recognize Orwellian Newspeak when you see it, fool--they don't understand the Constitution and think it should work like a private club. And please, if you think Obama is some sort of Red, you should maybe start with a base understanding of socialism or communism, because you clearly have no knowledge in those areas.

Posted by: cuffdc1 | January 19, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

I think the tingling feeling Chrissy Matthews is feeling up his leg is him wetting himself.

Posted by: csr99 | January 19, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Obama, you are no match for my company and our USA trillion dollar health care industry. Tomorrow, the stock market rallies again, why? Investors know we are on the way to unlimited profits. We own the Senators and we own the Congress. Obama, you should have just shut-up, and taken our cash, like the rest of them. Thank you America and thank you Senator Brown.

Posted by: magnifco1000 | January 19, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Will any actual journalists at the Washington Post, our national political paper of record, look into Mrs. Coakley's allegations of voter fraud?

Posted by: broadwayjoe

Why? That's the mantra of all losers. They lost, it HAD to be fraud.

Posted by: rdrunner82 | January 19, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Cillizza-

As I said, King Obummer, the so-called "Harbinger of Change," needs a third (and a fourth and a fifth...) "Teachable Moment."

Now, let's get this country back on its feet.

Cut taxes
Cut spending
Incentivize those who produce, not those on the dole
Drill, Baby, Drill
No more cash for Obama's stash.

This country runs on "cheap oil" and the revenues generated from a "severance tax" would go a long way in reducing the deficit.

Time for the Democrats to jettison Pelosi, Van Hollen, Reid, Waxman, Miller, Hoyer and the other California libertards that have bankrupted their states, to bring it to the national scene.

Posted by: Computer_Forensics_Expert_Computer_Expert_Witness | January 19, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

powerange,

I respect your opinion. However, I think this result tonight will only serve to advance the democratic agenda. I understand your desire to froth at the mouth at this empty victory. I would froth if the result was a dem win. Look at the big picture. The country is moving left, and although this momentum is punctuated by occasional fits of conservatism, the overall trend will limit your backward influence. There is still time for you to join us. You won't have to keep fighting for nothing. Welcome friend

Posted by: dsanchez1 | January 19, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

The American People have spoken.


The democrats have been ignoring the people all year.


Even tonight, many democrats are saying that they still want to pass health care reform in its present form - they are still in denial - AND THEY DON'T GET IT.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Hahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!

Posted by: DaMan2 | January 19, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

It will be fun to watch Brown vote lock, stock, and barrel with the republicans. Mass voters won't put up with that. The hangover tomorrow will be striking. I wonder if Vegas will take bets on how long it takes for voters to recall this guy?


Fortunately the Dems don't vote lock, stock and barrel with the Dems, do they?

Posted by: rdrunner82 | January 19, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse


Rachel Maddow is teabagging Chrissy Matthews on MSNBC right now. And she has some big ones!

Posted by: ItsOver2 | January 19, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

MNSNOW,

The only thing Ted Kennedy ever fought for was the right to live like an aristocrat at the public's expense. His "public" service was self-service, all financed by his fascist father's bootlegging profits. I don't care what kind of a job Brown does. It just thrills me to see the Kennedy snobs take one on the chin for once. Patrick Kennedy is next...Ha, ha...and then Barack, the Anointed One.

Maybe the Kennedy family can establish their own safe-driving school in Ted's memory.

Posted by: tsd1 | January 19, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Will any actual journalists at the Washington Post, our national political paper of record, look into Mrs. Coakley's allegations of voter fraud?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | January 19, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

The Democrats brought this on themselves. 1) By treating the "Kennedy seat" as a birthright. 2) Most importantly, by showing the country that the party is fragmented and given to internecine warfare--not remotely with a coherent policy (particularly on finances and healthcare). 3) Obama's foolish choice to let the fragmented legislative branch design the healthcare policy that was to be the centerpiece of his administration. If it's your centerpiece, you need to design it--and powerfully defend it from the inevitable attacks from both parties.

Posted by: stuck_in_Lodi | January 19, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

THANK YOU SENATOR BROWN AND THE CITIZENS OF

MASSACHUSETTS!!!!!!!

We have hope once again!

Posted by: Intuition1010 | January 19, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Hey John Kerry!!!!!!

You're NEXT..............

Posted by: wyattnev | January 19, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Those Democrats who are lamenting the loss of the legacy of Ted Kennedy and blaming the voters of Massachusetts for not electing a democrat are assuming that any democrat could replace Ted Kennedy. They egotistically assumed that Massachusetts voters would vote for anyone with a D after their name on the ballot. Regardless of what you thought about Ted Kennedy, I think he was elected over and over because of who he was and not because he was a just any democrat. Now that Ted Kennedy is no longer here, Massachusetts made its choice among the options presented to them. The dems took Massachusetts for granted and lost. Plain and simple.

Posted by: readerl | January 19, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

The Dems lost in MASS with a 3-1 democrat-to-republican ratio. What are they going to do in states where the ratio is even?

I hope President Obama and the Democrats figure it out - we do not want to socialize America! No Universal health care especially at a time with soaring deficits.

Posted by: agupta1 | January 19, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Aurellano:

Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Posted by: JakeD | January 19, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Is Senator Brown's Victory a Repudiation of President Obama and his Policies?

http://www.youpolls.com/


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Posted by: usadblake | January 19, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Can you dumb dems in Congress HEAR. US. NOW?

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | January 19, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

nice going obama.

your campaign for 'transparency and change' in government must have meant something else...

what? i have NO idea!

you just set up for the republicans the 'SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD'.

maybe you should have shared your bogus health care plan with the american people.. instead of hiding it under your bed and out of view from CSPN.

you putz.


Posted by: AuthoritativeAuthoritarian | January 19, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Obama..."We can't win them all"

No. The fact is you can't win ANY.

Posted by: rdrunner82 | January 19, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

One thing is certain. Give him a few month of voting lockstep with the crazies in the gop and Mass will have the greates political upset in recent memory, followed by the greatest case of buyers remorse in political history.

Posted by: John1263 |
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Obama voters don't seem to have voters remorse. Maybe Mass. voters will be as dumba**ed as you guys.

Posted by: bnw173 | January 19, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Tonights election may be the best thing to happen to Progressives in our country. Without having to worry about the 60th vote, the Democrats are free to move left and start to pursue a more progressive agenda. 50 votes in the Senate plus the Vice President are all it takes to start to use reconciliation to pass legislation.
Single payer health care and tighter regulation on Wall Street is now possible without the Blue Dog anchors weighing it down.

Posted by: dboz1970 | January 19, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

The spinners are in hiding......nothing to say???

Posted by: jahs4fun | January 19, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Nothing is ever as good or as bad as it looks. Democrats need to adjust. As evidenced by this board, and by listening to Steele, Republicans will clearly think this election is much better for them that it really is. Yeah it's a win, and yes it is big, but nothing is ever as good as it seems.

It will be fun to watch Brown vote lock, stock, and barrel with the republicans. Mass voters won't put up with that. The hangover tomorrow will be striking. I wonder if Vegas will take bets on how long it takes for voters to recall this guy?

Posted by: zackool | January 19, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Good! Now I guess Sen. Brown has to explain why is against health care reform even though Mass already has one. Does he favor repealing Mass Health Care reform?

Posted by: AMQ1 | January 19, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Warrist-in-chief Obama will feel so badly he'll have Rahm Emanuel give a few more billions to families who own major banks. Since Obama has acted increasinglylike George W. Obama, what's the big deal about tweedledum becoming tweedledee in Mass?

Posted by: TeresaBinstock | January 19, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Sen Nelson of Nebraska hands GOP their short victory.
Now is time for Public Optn with 51 votes.
Real Health insurance reform.
Obama, forget bipartinansip. it wasted a whole year with that making GOP behaving as if they are the party in the majority.
sen Nelson, laugh for now

Posted by: osinov | January 19, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

greed

Posted by: dsanchez1 | January 19, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

THERE YOU GO LADIES AND GENTLEMAN. THE HOAX IS OVER. THE CONTINUED DENEGRATION OF MIDDLE AMERICA HAS COME BACK TO BITE YOU IN YOUR SOCIALIST AS_. I DONT THINK SAUL ALINSKY COVERED THIS TYPE REVOLUTION IN HIS BOOK. GUESS YOU IDIOTS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO COME UP WITH A NEW PLAN TO TAKE OVER AMERICA. HEY REID & PELOSI, YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED. YOUR COLLEGUES WILL CONTINUE TO RETIRE AS THEY CAN NOT SUPPORT YOUR ANTI-AMERICAN AGENDA. AS I HAVE BEEN STATING FOR SOME TIME NOW, LIBERALS SUCK, AND ALWAYS WILL. TONIGHT JUST REAFFIRMS THAT.

Posted by: Cobra2 | January 19, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

This election was referendum on Obama and the healthcare bill and you can't spin it any other way. I think healthcare will have to take a back seat now, but I were Obama I wouldn't give up on the things that most Americans and what both parties want out of the bill. As an independent from Virginia, I am glad the Democrats and Obama decided to make some changes to healthcare. Maybe the conditions of our society and economy is the burden. If unemployment was below 7% then I believe healthcare reform would have been done. This election indicates also that Americans are fickled and impatient. I said the same in 2006 when the Republicans lost the Congress. They need to get through the things such laws against denying people insurance who have pre-existing conditions, have parent insure their children to age 26 (You have many people who have special needs children/grandchildren like my parents do. Putting a cap on how much you charge people for a surgery and making the insurance companies pay more on the cost of care. There were too many compromises and lack of transparency, and bickering and this lead to independents leaving the Dems. The Democrats have themselves to blame. Healthcare reform may have to become a priority in Obama's second term if he gets one.

Posted by: jharris3 | January 19, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse


IT'S CHRISTMAS MORNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Posted by: ItsOver2 | January 19, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

"Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen (Md.) sought to downplay the Massachusetts result in a statement released after Coakley had conceded the contest. "House Democrats have been preparing since day one last year for what we knew historically would be a very challenging election cycle," said Van Hollen."

There is challenging. There is historic. This is beyond that. This is about as remarkable a win as Rs could dream up. Ted Kennedy, granddad of the D party and patron saint of nationalize healtcare, is rolling in his grave. Libs need to realize this occured in perhaps the most liberal state in America and there is no way to paint this other than a complete and utter disaster for the D party and a stunning victory for the the Rs.

Posted by: amaranthpa | January 19, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

dsanchez1 ...wow, pretty pissed huh? Here's the deal...Obama is crushing achievement in this country...work hard, work many jobs, make a lot of money and Obama wants to take it away...talk about destroying the American Dream...he's a lightweight in a heavywweight country...thank goodness even the dem libs in Mass have seen how out of synch this Amateur is....Nov 2010, expect more of the same results...the dem libs are toast.

Posted by: powerange | January 19, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Nay, Nay, Nay, Nay..........

Nay, Nay, Nay, Nay..........


.........Hey, Hey, Hey.

Say Goodbye Barry !!!

Posted by: thgirbla | January 19, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Brilliant. Now the stupid citizens of Massachusetts can be added to the list of the dumbest American voters. So to punish Obama the supposed liberal minded voters of that state protest the need for health insurance reform by electing a radical right Republican obstructionist to take over the seat of Ted Kennedy? Are they kidding? The man is turning in his grave, a man who fought his whole life for health care. Astonishing.

As if there isn't enough gridlock from the sour grapes Un-American radicalist Republican Party today, they have to add insult to injury with this bozo? Granted the Democrats are about as stupid thinking that they can coast into a victory without even trying seriously to defeat this guy who has nothing to say but NO. Good ole boy Mitch McConnell is laughing in his sheet right now!

The American voter has proven time and time again that they are absolutely out to lunch, are apathetic to the extreme, and are not awake enough to understand the ramifications of radicalism in America. So we won't have health care reform, well fine good Mass. voters...so keep your high premiums, get less effective care, and watch tens of thousands of lives lost because of high drug prices, or lack of health coverage or venues for health services.

Yes, congrats voters of Mass., a conglomeration of ingrate Democrats, and unstable and idiotic Independent voters.

Posted by: mnsnow | January 19, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

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”

Posted by: Political-Peanut | January 19, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

1 pig down 58 more to go on the Hill and 2 especially filthy pigs left to down in the WH (Lieberman is more than welcome to stay).

Way to go Massachusetts!!! Welcome to the ranks of the sane!!!

Every single Democrat can go straight to hell or jump off some incredibly high cliff for all I care.

Posted by: DCer1 | January 19, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Van Hollen just lost any chance he had for my vote

Posted by: JDB1 | January 19, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Nice rout Massachusetts Patriots.Impressive.Very impressive! The leader so far in the Patriot State Of The Century Awards goes to **** **** **** * Massachusetts ! ******YEEEEEE !!!!!! *******HAAAAAAA !!!!!!! Now the battle begins !!!!!!!!!!!!! *************

Posted by: Imarkex | January 19, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Re-elect Bush 2012!

Posted by: bushisacrook | January 19, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

"Even a lot of smart people believe in economics, and even the Democrats are looking after Wall Street now. We won't recover. If you like rural India you'll love the America of 2020.

Posted by: Noacoler | January 19, 2010 9:45 PM"
________

Partyin' like it's ...1939 Germany...Will Brown start waving a teabagger BHO-as-the-Joker sign now? Since when did Massachusetts start voting like Biloxi, Mississippi? It still amazes me that the rightwing machine, with help of MSM embeds (including Drudge "emulators"), can regularly get Americans to vote directly against their personal interests. Pelosi can get around this by simply passing the Senate version of the health care bill. No prob. I won't lie: this is a big deal--a teabagger with no message besides: I hate health care reform and (unspoken) I hate BHO because ...well, you know..wins Ted Kennedy's seat. :)

Posted by: broadwayjoe | January 19, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

If the residents of MoCo had any brains, we might be able to kick out Van Hollen too!

Change we can believe in!

Posted by: island1 | January 19, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

If the residents of MoCo had any brains, we might be able to kick out Van Hollen too!

Change we can believe in!

Posted by: island1 | January 19, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Obama–Supernatural Confusion???

Obama has passed the most stringent test in America–election to the Presidency. This alone is evidence of his competence and intellect. Only 44 Americans in our history have reached this level.

Yet Obama has consistently and repeatedly committed the most basic, obvious, elementally stupid mistakes. More ominously, even if he lacked the intellectual prowess, the President can obtain the best options from among 300 million citizens and then need merely make a choice.

Why has Obama been so helplessly confused?

Consider that Obama mocked the Bible books of Deuteronomy and Leviticus by name. Obama’s speech is still on You-Tube. These books are in the Jewish part of the Bible, the Old Testament , which is also part of the Christian Bible.

Deuteronomy 28, in the very book Obama mocked by name, pronounces specific curses:

15 However, if you do not obey the LORD your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come upon you and overtake you

(Numerous detailed curses omitted)

20 The LORD will send on you curses, confusion and rebuke in everything you put your hand to, until you are destroyed and come to sudden ruin because of the evil you have done in forsaking him

Posted by: ProCounsel | January 19, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Oh, snap! Now I know why Harvard has to look for out of state students to fill the University.

Posted by: IAMINDISTRESS | January 19, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

This was not Ted Kennedy's seat, this is the people's seat. The arrogance here is unbeliveable. If the Democrats persist in trying to pass this bill they will all go down to defeat in November!

Posted by: Ciolajr | January 19, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

America's finally waking up from the nightmare. Thanks, Massachusetts.

Posted by: OttoDog | January 19, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Another one bites the dust. Having President Obama campaign for you is the kiss of death. It reinforces the desire in many to let Obama Know what a reckless spender he is.

People are fed up with the level of corruption in the current Congress. Now they won't have to roll out near living corpses like Teddy or that ancient fowl dude from W. Virginia to stop a filibuster.

Posted by: alance | January 19, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

What a tortured stance this man has on health care: it's too expensive, and will interfere with what Massachusetts already has in place.

So the new hero of the "anti-socialist" right is worried about upsetting the socialized medicine Massachusetts has. Ummmmmm. Hmm. So, does that mean that Brown will push for the rest of the country to follow MA's model? As a progressive, I could certainly live with that. Is it possible the right wing wackos have handed us a very welcome Trojan Horse? Wouldn't that be the ultimate irony. They are just stupid enough to do this.

Posted by: B2O2 | January 19, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse


Rachel Maddow is teabagging Chrissy Matthews on MSNBC right now. And she has some big ones!

Posted by: ItsOver2 | January 19, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Mass. you saw what 8 years of GOP leadership did. You heard the heartless remarks of Limbaugh and Robertson regarding Haiti.These are the new leaders of the GOP You are going to have GOP leadership which in the Senate
The same GOP that completely dissolved the middle class when they were in power. I am sorry for you and sorry you did not heed history. You will regret it in the long run. In the short run you may seem to have a victory in the long run the GOP will push you backwards and you will be at the mercy of the right wing part of the party. Enjoy your victory???? Time will prove it a major mistake for you and your state.

Posted by: patisok | January 19, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Tonight, we humiliated Obama in Massachusetts. In November, we dump his failed presidency into the grave. He deserves every shovelful of dirt heaped into it.

Posted by: josephpturner | January 19, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

John Zogby calls the race for Marcia Coakley!

Zogby, time to teabag into the sunset with Coward Dean, Nancy Piglosi, Bill Impeached Clinton and Chrissy Matthews!


Posted by: ItsOver2
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

And you did mean along into the same sunset with Shrub, Big Dick, and Rummy. Right?

Posted by: bnw173 | January 19, 2010 10:13 PM | Report abuse

The Democrats sought to downplay the results? Are you kidding? The anger is palpable. You'd have to be living on the planet Mars not to see it.
Obama needs to realize that this is not a Democrat free for all. This is the people's money and the people's health care. This is a program that no one wants and no one can afford. Why does Obama and company keep pushing such an unpopular program? The Democrats will lose even more seats in November, 2010 and will most likely lose the White House in 2012!
It's time for them to wake up and smell the coffee.

Posted by: Ciolajr | January 19, 2010 10:13 PM | Report abuse

That confirms it -- American voters love a gridlock. Nobody but nobody is going to run this coutry except the special interests. Forget about the GOP or the Democrats. They're both losers.

Posted by: dparks2 | January 19, 2010 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Insurance companies are already counting their increased profits!

Posted by: bushisacrook | January 19, 2010 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Bye Bye OBAMA!!!

It will be one and done for you and your MASSIVE socialist ego my friend.

Posted by: Redskin_in_miami | January 19, 2010 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Obama never wants to enforce immigration laws so illegal immigrants can keep receiving welfare and healthcare benefits as in the case of Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango, an illegal immigrant from Kenya yet lived in taxpayer-funded public housing complex in Boston for many years and also contributed $260 to Obama's presidential bid. In fact, Obama, with his immigration reform, wants to naturalize twelve million illegal immigrants so they can get healthcare insurance and vote for his Democratic Party. Worse still, without California's votes, Obama would have never become President, but he refuses to give financial aids to California while bribing Nebraska to accept his healthcare reform!!!

Posted by: TIMNGUYEN1 | January 19, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Sad state of affairs when a huge majority isn't enough to get things done in the Senate because of the incessant filibustering by the minority party. 70% of all bills are filibustered by the party that claims they are against government waste. Yet they have no problem wasting time, which is the one thing we're definitely not getting back.

Posted by: squier13 | January 19, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Gooooooooal,
Re-elect Bush, bring back Chenney, Karl and consort, viva la republica and tutti-frutti. Save Haiti bring back the tonton macoute, give the finger to the palestinians, embrace china, we want McCain and Lieberman. What! sorry I am extrapolated again, should have listen to my puritan father and pray

Posted by: atrium | January 19, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

The people of mass have spoken. But boy you people have a short memory. Do you really want a republican agenda? If so, you deserve what you get. You will get nothing but will contribute in spades to the rich. So don't complain anymore. You chose to buy into greed. Republican = greed. You will be on the wrong side of the greed. Read a book. Study hard and maybe you will understand. Glen Beck is not your friend. He speaks down to you. You deserve to be spoken down to for your ignorance. Congrats. It doesn't affect me much. I make six figures. I will end up collecting your pain

Posted by: dsanchez1 | January 19, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

I'm leaving the country, too.
Posted by: Aurellano

YEAH! Like Alec Baldwin DIDN'T DO!

Posted by: houston123 | January 19, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Of course the real question is whether the Administration and Congress will acknowledge the election results, be open to a change in direction, and then reach out for bipartisan and more moderate solutions.

But since it appears that this hubris-filled crowd is completely unable to admit they could possibly be mistaken about the proper course going forward for this Nation, and apparently intend to now "double-down" on their previous policies, November 3rd promises to be much, much uglier than this.

But then, denial is always like that. So let the games begin.

Posted by: prosecutor1 | January 19, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama had 53% of the vote last year, and Scott Brown has about 53% - however 53% of Massachusetts.


So anyone who called Obama a landslide.


This has to be a landslide plus plus.


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Spin, Spin, Spin, Spin, Spin ............

that's the sound of Uncle Teddy spinning in his grave tonight !!!

Rhut Rhoo...............

Posted by: thgirbla | January 19, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

The Democrats lost. Why? Outright arrogance and stupidity.

The Health care bill should have passed in August - With a PUBLIC OPTION.

The Public wanted a public option, The GOP did not, So, what do the Democrats do? they tell the public to P*ss off, and give the GOP what it wanted.

The Public objected to being FORCED to buy insurance at outlandish prices. The Insurance companies loved it. So, what do the Democrats do? they tell the public to P*ss off, and give the Insurance Companies what they wanted.

The Democrats have been telling the public to P*ss off quite a bit the last year or so.

Being a staunch Democrat, I have voted Democrat for decades. This past year, because my party spent the year dithering, kow-towing to Blue Dogs, Red dogs the GOP, Big Pharma, Insurance Companies, Wall Street and the banks, out of sheer disgust, I voted a sorry worthless GOP into office as Governor of Virginia.

Did My Party get the message? No. They kept right on, on the same tack, never looking at what us regular folks, (Not the "tea Partiers, Not the town hallers, not the GOP Shills)wanted, but telling us what we were gonna get.

Well, thanks to this attitude, what we will get is the shortest interval between dominant party and party of obscurity ever.

And it's not Obama. Its just the Arrogance lack of respect for those of us out of work, lacking insurance, lacking the ability to pay our bills.

The Folks in Washington go to "parties" We attend soup lines and try to find a job, while they threaten to financially punish us if we don't buy insurance.

I, who once marveled that we would have a health care bill, pray for its death as an abomination crafted to please big money, the GOP, and other assorted interests while tossing the regular folks some very expensive sops.

So, Democrats, party of my father, and my father's father, take us for granted, and reap what you have sown.

Posted by: maxtor0 | January 19, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

PISSA!

Posted by: mipost1 | January 19, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Honestly:

Thank John Kerry for this.

Posted by: recharged95 | January 19, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

One thing is certain. Give him a few month of voting lockstep with the crazies in the gop and Mass will have the greates political upset in recent memory, followed by the greatest case of buyers remorse in political history.

Posted by: John1263 | January 19, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

The GOP is dead. It will never come back.

Yours,
All the idiot liberals on here 14 months ago

Posted by: dbw1 | January 19, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

WE DEMAND TERM LIMITS!!

Posted by: houston123 | January 19, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Our boycott of Boston is officially over! We are planning our first trip for May : )

Posted by: JakeD | January 19, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Hope and CHANGE!!!

Hope and CHANGE!!!

Hope and CHANGE!!!

Hope and CHANGE!!!

Hope and CHANGE!!!


Posted by: ItsOver2 | January 19, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

I'm leaving the country, too. The United States is in decline and fascism is on the march here.

Posted by: Aurellano | January 19, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse


It should also be said that one party rule does not work. I think this was also the message from mass voters. We see it all over here in DC, also Maryland. It just doesn't work. It leads to cronyism and favortism and poor government.

I hope we took a big step towards getting our government back from the special interest lobby tonight.

Posted by: Jaymand | January 19, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse


It should also be said that one party rule does not work. I think this was also the message from mass voters. We see it all over here in DC, also Maryland. It just doesn't work. It leads to cronyism and favortism and poor government.

I hope we took a big step towards getting our government back from the special interest lobby tonight.

Posted by: Jaymand | January 19, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

This is the start...Kick them ALL OUT!!!

Posted by: bob59 | January 19, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

HOOAH!!!

Just the beginning of a giant house cleaning. All the corrupt democrat slugs need to go.

Posted by: LarryG62
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

You did mean to add "clean out all those corrupt Repubs along with the corrupt Dems". Right?

Posted by: bnw173 | January 19, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Massachusetts !!!!!!!!!!!


Shot heard around the country.........


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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

It is sad and shocking at the same time.

WTF happened to the grassroots movement of Obama-nation? Considering he won >50% of the vote in that state.

Considering:
A. It's Massachusetts!!
B. Election was a man vs. women ?!@#
C. It's replacing Kennedy's spot !!!!!!!
D. Mass voted for Obama

This does present a referendum on Obama--it's change they DON'T believe in.

Oh the irony in political circles tonight.

Posted by: recharged95 | January 19, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

HOW SWEET IT IS!
Posted by: Linda7

AMEN SISTER!!!

Posted by: houston123 | January 19, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

John Zogby calls the race for Marcia Coakley!

Zogby, time to teabag into the sunset with Coward Dean, Nancy Piglosi, Bill Impeached Clinton and Chrissy Matthews!


Posted by: ItsOver2 | January 19, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

ONE MORE FOR THE NO PARTY...NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO WHO CARES WHATS GOOD OR BAD THE ANSWER IS NO.

Posted by: eaglehawkaroundsince1937 | January 19, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

little known secrets at the wash po.......

when "Sen. Scott Brown, R. Mass," was typed on the word processor

the wash po spell check REJECTED "R" and "Mass"

Posted by: ProCounsel | January 19, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

I think that this is just a result of a bad campaign. The people just don't understand that the "one" is just doing so much good for us. This is no big deal, we'll still pass this billl cause we gotta.. ;)

Posted by: jercary | January 19, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Drug industry and heath insurance industry stocks went through theroof today. Guess why? A brown win means we could still end up stuck with the misery we call a health care system. Robber baron corporations stealing, literally, stealing our life's blood. And republicons cheer for this. Was reading some interviews in the NYTimes -- lock step disinformation was the reason all of the brown voters cited -- health care rammed down our throats. Every single one of them used the exact same phrase. Wonder where they heard that repeated every 20 seconds for weeks? Lemmings., Fools. Child care workers complaining about the health care bill that will save them thousands of dollars a year and get them better coverage. Waitresses and other people in occupations that almost never offer insurance complaining about a law that will make their lives better because those lying sacks of dung on talk radio are more interested in their petty games and ratings than the United States of America.

Our appologies to the legacy of the Kennedy family. Your half century of magnificent and selfless service to the people of the United States is not forgotten, excpet by some fools in your home state. Disgraceful uneducated uninfromed trolls.

Posted by: John1263 | January 19, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

R's, it's a pleasant fantasy, but not so.

This race was lost because 1)Rick out-campaigned Martha, 2)voters considered Rick more of a change candidate than Martha at a time when everyone wants change, and 3)to the extent healthcare played a role (not much since Mass already has it) it did not help that the right pretended to invite compromise, then distorted, misrepresented, and ultimately obstructed healthcare until, with the help of slimy ads by the US Chamber, public opinion went against it.

But then, it's easier to sabotage an idea than it is to come up with one of your own. Just play back the Republicans talking on Cspan this year and you'll see it.

Ultimately this will be good for Democrats. It is better to rely on ideas and ideals and not the vote count in the US Senate.

Posted by: skohler | January 19, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

THANK YOU SENATOR BROWN AND THE CITIZENS OF

MASSACHUSETTS!!!!!!!

We have hope once again!

Posted by: Intuition1010 | January 19, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations to Sen. elect Brown. Enjoy your two years in the spot light.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | January 19, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

I should just let it go, there are nuts everywhere but funbowhunter wrote: "Thinking you deserve the fruits of another's labor is the sin of covetousness. God WILL NOT BE MOCKED."
Funbow, you have every right in the world to your crackpot religious beliefs, but they have no place here in a political discussion. The day that America starts to be run by far-right religious fascists is the day we can start counting down to our true doom, for it will mean an end to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, true religious freedom (which means the freedom FROM religion as well), freedom of speech and on and on.
You are the American Taliban, funbow.

Posted by: babsnjer | January 19, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama shouldn't get all the credit. He should share it with:

Nancy Pelosi
Chuck Schumer
Henry Waxman
David Obey
John Murtha
Barney Frank
Chris Dodd
etc....

Posted by: ADNova | January 19, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

HOW SWEET IT IS!

Posted by: Linda7 | January 19, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

There really is no splitting hairs here, this is bad for the dems. Independents are clearly making a strong statement. My suggestion to house dems is this, if you are going down, as suggested by all the republicans, you might as well go down passing health care reform. The worst possible thing they can do is not pass health care and not get re-elected. The damage has been done, nothing left to lose at this point. At least the dems have the guts to stand up, and vote for what they believe in.

Posted by: zackool | January 19, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Very confusing. 14 months majority voted for "yes we can". Now they voted for "yes we can't".

Can't do healthcare reform
Can't do immigration reform
Can't do environmental reform
Can't do financial reform

Basically leave the status quo. President should go for another vacation as the electorate doesn't wan't anything to be done.

Posted by: IAMINDISTRESS | January 19, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure that Al Franken will be glade to show Brownie to his new office in the Senate !!!

Posted by: thgirbla | January 19, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Who cares? I didn't want a watered-down gift to the insurance and health care industry bill anyway. Write a good single-payer bill and put it up for a vote--let's find out how each Senator votes.

Many of the old-club Democrats are Republicans in drag. Let's kick them out into the sunlight for all to see.

Posted by: rusty3 | January 19, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

"Obama can now show leadership."

Anything is possible, I suppose. But I'll bet he'll ask his benefactors first to make sure it's okay.

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | January 19, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

giacomino


You can not be serious after everything the democrats have said about the Republicans over the past year and a half.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

I should add, I have family in ND with joint US/Australia citizenship and they are potentially impacted by this if health bill does not pass. At least my family has the option to move to Australia WHERE THEY WILL BE LOOKED AFTER BY THEIR NATION, which I might add is the best performing democoractic economy in the world in recent times. How many others in your nation will have this option? What a shame.

Posted by: accjane | January 19, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Say it with me dums....

Republican Senator from Massachusetts, Scott Brown !!!

Mmm! Mmmm! Mmmmm!

Posted by: ItsOver2 | January 19, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama needs a truck and an agenda

Posted by: bilbur | January 19, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

I'm very seriously considering a permanent move to Canada. The U.S., more precisely the people of the U.S., is nothing to be proud of.
Posted by: ptgrunner

Please DO AND TAKE THE REST OF THE DEMS WITH YA!

Posted by: houston123 | January 19, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

THE BOSTON TEA PARTY.
The socialists/commie watermelon liberals (green on the outside, red on the inside) were sent 'packing'. The experiment has failed. Time for the O-man to resign.

This is the beginning of something big. America has awakened to the mistake perpetrated on this country a year ago. The hate-America first crowd is on the ropes. There may be hope for this country after all. Time for real Americans of all colors and creeds to unite against the destruction of our country and those liberals who rob from the working class and redestribute to those who refuse to work and contribute to society.

Posted by: nolib1 | January 19, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

"who is the leader of the conservative movement?"

Every man who values personal freedom and responsibility. That's why the conservative movement is so enduring and ultimately prevails in American politics.

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | January 19, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Now, if we can have a special election for President of the United States...tomorrow, if Scot er, excuse me, Senator Scott Brown pledges to put KSM back into a HARD CELL in Gitmo and NEVER let that filth into our wonderful country, I will vote for him to TAKE OVER AS POTUS, ASAP.

I DON'T WANT 3 years of 'lame duck' as POTUS.

Posted by: mipost1 | January 19, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Coward Dean blamed George Bush for obama's multiple failures!


Now dean is teabagging himself!

WOW!!!

Posted by: ItsOver2 | January 19, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are terminally corrupt.
Democrats are terminally stupid.
Mass. has just chosen corrupt over stupid.
As the Dems did the impossible - lost Kennedy's seat.

Posted by: chucky-el | January 19, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JDB1

I've been a democrat my whole life and this is the best news I've heard in a while!
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My story exactly. Is that troll Mikulski up for re-election?

Posted by: PS7900 | January 19, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

wicked awesome massachusetts!!

Posted by: fourformom | January 19, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Hear that Barry? That's the sound of the villagers getting ready to storm the White House. You and your comrades need to wake up and hear the people's voice. Jobs is the #1 concern of the populace, not health care.

Posted by: profmoriarty | January 19, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

HOOAH!!!

Just the beginning of a giant house cleaning. All the corrupt democrat slugs need to go.

Posted by: LarryG62 | January 19, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

And the American flag flies free and proud once again.

Posted by: RealTexan1 | January 19, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

THE BOSTON TEA PARTY.
The socialists/commie watermelon liberals (green on the outside, red on the inside) were sent 'packing'. The experiment has failed. Time for the O-man to resign.

This is the beginning of something big. America has awakened to the mistake perpetrated on this country a year ago. The hate-America first crowd is on the ropes. There may be hope for this country after all. Time for real Americans of all colors and creeds to unite against the destruction of our country and those liberals who rob from the working class and redestribute to those who refuse to work and contribute to society.

Posted by: nolib1 | January 19, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

hogsmile


You have ONLY OBAMA to blame.


Obama promised to be bi-partisan, post-partisan when he got to Washington.


Instead of doing that, Obama pressed for a far left-wing health care version - did not sincerely negotiate with the Republicans and failed YOU, and he failed the American People.

Obama is a failure.


Obama is a miserable failure - and the sooner we get someone in there who can do the job - someone who wants to do the proper job - the better America will be off.

Thank you.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Someone has to win and someone has to lose; nice try libs

Posted by: houston123 | January 19, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Obama's teleprompter will announce shortly that it is all Bush's fault.

Posted by: pkhenry | January 19, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Just a year ago, there was so much hope. How short people's memories are. The Democrats, had they acted with a smidgeon of unity, could have accomplished a lot in the year that has passed since Obama took office. But it will take a decade to undo the damage done by nearly 30 years of GOP dominated politics in Washington and by George Bush in particular. Instead, it seems that the Democrats have almost nothing to show for the past year. Obama certainly could have led more strongly, but he didn't. And the GOP held up progress in ever possible way...I guess that is their job as they see it. The Democrats should expect more losses in 2010, unless people realize that they will not be getting health care.

I'm very seriously considering a permanent move to Canada. The U.S., more precisely the people of the U.S., is nothing to be proud of.

Posted by: ptgrunner | January 19, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Other than poljunkie3's witty take on "Casey At The Bat" these responses offer nothing but empty gloating. Here's what I would like to know: If this is some sort of vindication of conservative principles, who is the leader of the conservative movement? What ideas and policies to improve the lot of average Americans does he or she offer? In fact, who are the policy wonks on the right? And if this is viewed as a victory for the Tea Party, same questions.
And if any of the answers involve Sarah Palin, we'll all know we're listening to morons who can't even see their own enlightened self-interest in front of them.

Posted by: babsnjer | January 19, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

National disgrace. A tragic dump on the nation and coming the day after the King Holiday -- perhaps we should have a national day of mourning and flags at half mast around the country. No wonder the rest of the world looks at the US and thinks we are retards.

Posted by: John1263

Aahh, those must be the words of a LOSER!

Posted by: NoWayNotNow | January 19, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

I seriously doubt that Scott Brown's victory is a harbinger of defeat for Obamists or the Democratic Party. His market appeal was sold well, and that's often all it takes to win. In the exit polls, the pro-Browns stated that there was no single issue that won their vote. Many stated that they they were pro-Obama. That they voted a change for changes sake is obvious. When this type of upset happens, it's usually followed by a very entertaining stream of opposition pundits doing a touchdown strut. They should bear in mind that the game is still on.

Posted by: MrWhig | January 19, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Was Brown always from Mass. Their was Brown in Illinois for a Senate seat when Obamma was.He was destroyed by some tapes of him and his wife at places they can make tapes and some of these high cost places they went to. I think if same one he has an ax to grind with the boy. Really it was nothing but it was turned around for the benifit. He pulled out of the race.

Posted by: sbhappe34 | January 19, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Hey Obama...Reid...Pelosi...

CAN YOU HEAR US NOW????

IF YOU TRY TO RAM THIS SO-CALLED "HEALTH CARE REFORM" DOWN OUR THROATS...YOU WILL PAY THE PRICE AT THE POLLS THIS YEAR. AND MR. PRESIDENT, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL NOT GO TO SLEEP ON YOUR WATCH.

It's better to be a "teabagger" than a "teabagee" Heh Martha?

Posted by: atthun | January 19, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

RUN CONNIE RUN!!!!

Posted by: red4ever2 | January 19, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

RUN CONNIE RUN!!!!

Posted by: red4ever2 | January 19, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Hey Pelosi,you absolute horror of a human being! Spank! Can you hear us now? How does the long part of that tea bag taste now? Get used to it, we're coming for you next.

Posted by: carlbatey | January 19, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Wow, what a poop stick in the eye. Ted's seat, now Scott B(R)own's. Truly Awesome!!!!

Posted by: tom56 | January 19, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

So once again the politics of being against everything and hate rules over being for something or doing good for the country. The politics of Reagan and the Bush contaminate more of the country with their hatred and being for anything positive. I feel for the people of Mass and the rest of the county, for the so-called Christians (hypocrites) are ruining us and this country.

Posted by: bally79 | January 19, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

I hope y'all are happy that the american public which will think nothing of spending 600 plus billion on defense; look down its noses on the labor movement and thinks Fox News is where it's at has just torched the Obama agenda after one year. good work clowns

Posted by: LeerossSF | January 19, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Not all is lost. Obama can now show leadership. He can do away with the filibuster in the Senate and pass single-payer health care. As an alternative he could do away with the filbuster and vote in Medicare in 10 year increments.

But I do not believe he has the guts.

Posted by: Maddogg | January 19, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Interesting lessons to be learned from the outcome and from the posted comments. Virtually every supporter of the winner has posted a comment consistent with, "In your face, Obama." This tells us that the winners didn't choose a candidate or a platform, but merely got off their asses to stop one man that they've decided is the cause of all their problems. This merely shows that the DNC and DSCC have lots of work to do if they want to compete in the mid-terms. The GOP advances by playing to the lowest common denominator, and it turns out, appealing to people's fears and prejudices works better than appealing to reason and high ideals. So, now we know that the Mass. voting public has nothing on Oklahoma. Congrats to the GOP, they've won a major victory, perhaps they can stop health reform, then win back Congress, and even defeat Obama in 2012, and then they can have a new face spout the same populist blather as a cover for corporate greed for a fourth decade while they talk about abortion and gutting spending, but actually do nothing about abortion and grow the government and the national debt as they consistently have since 1980. Quite a victory. Lincoln may need a corollary, perhaps you can fool a majority of the people a majority of the time. RIP better angels of our nature.

Posted by: giacomino | January 19, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

I have a dream... a dream that Obama will be a one-term president.

Posted by: tuzoner | January 19, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Such a disgrace. Look at the rightard gloating posts and they have one thing in common. no facts. Obama lost, socialism, acorn, all the usual nonsense. They oppose legislation that will make their own lives better. Amazing. And why? Well, hanity and beck told them that they should think that. Over and over and over again. They oppose keeping the economy from sliding into a second Great Depression, where it was going a year ago this day. They oppose cleaning the air, cleaning our water, using homegrown renewable energy instead of giving our wealth to Arabs and Hugo Chavez, they oppose anything and everything that makes a scintilla of sense. And why? Well, if Democrats are for it then they have to be against it. If Democrats were in favor of sending these rightards Moms for a vacation cruise they would be against it. And scream at Mom for being a commie. What a sorry and sad state and just a year after we FINALLY had an election where the vast majority saw the light for the first time in years.

All that said -- Democrats still have 59 seats and more than an 80 seat House advantage. Time to get cracking Harry and Nancy. Time's a wasting. If you want to win in November it is time to brush the disloyal unAmerican party of no aside, time to kick the obstructionists to the curb and do what the vast majoeity of us worked so hard to give you those big majorities to do. Health care, cap and trade, reinstate inheritance taxes, tax the wealthy to fill the deficit hole, clean and green energy. We want it done by May. Or you deserve more of this, although the country may not survive another second of republicon party antics and the hate speech of fux the news.

Posted by: John1263 | January 19, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

BHO is now a lame duck prez. I actually believed he would make this country better. wow! was I fooled. the democrats deserve this lose and deserve to lose all their seats. i'm done voting for these people.

Posted by: watchdog5 | January 19, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

The silver lining in this electoral upset (besides the fact that future-Sen. Coakley is finished as a politician) might be that the two health care reform bills awaiting conference committee reconciliation will fail to be reconciled. Should that happen, the current dysfunctional, extortionate non-system that passes for health care provision in the United States will remain in place, bleeding us white. In short order, it will become such a terrible problem for so many people (not that it isn't already) that the political elites will finally wake up to the fact that there's something bigger here than the next bribe (disguised as a campaign contribution) due to be collected from health insurance companies through their lobbyists and executives. A less partisan approach will be applied to the underlying real world (vs ideological) problems, and a workable single-payer system for the American people will be enacted.

It's that, or be hit by a full-scale political revolution, out there somewhere but dead-ahead (and not the bogus {if not to say, farcical} kind, the "Reagan Revolution" kind).

Posted by: hogsmile | January 19, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

I want to give Brown a Barrack/Michelle fist bump.

Posted by: BaracksTeleprompter | January 19, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

So Mr nudie won, Well those that voted for such an absolute idiot will regret it.They now have a guy that will walk in lock step with the reps and vote no to any good changes for Americans including for themselves.Talk about screwing up Mass,you did a heckava job today.As the saying goes...be carefull what you wish for.

Posted by: smorrow | January 19, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

I got a headache from shaking my head so much. A chance of life time when we can make some hard changes in America for better, we manage to ruin it.

Posted by: lhao333 | January 19, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Congrats to the GOP. However, this will benefit the dems in november. Plus, the health care bill will move forward despite this result. So what's the big deal? GOP you still fail. Hahahah

Posted by: dsanchez1 | January 19, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Welcome to reality Mr. Obama!!

Posted by: cschotta1 | January 19, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Gotta think that if Massachusetts Democrats had been sufficiently intelligent as to nominate Rep. Mike Capuano rather than out-of-touch loser Martha Coakley the outcome here would have been quite different.

Coakley took the race for granted until the last ten days---she never educated herself on national issues and failed to get on the air to define herself positively before hitting Brown with barrage of negative ads in final week.

She was an inherently weak candidate with an inept campaign and no positive message. Too detached, unwilling to campaign amongst ordinary voters, out-of-touch.

In short, Martha Coakley is a very incompetent politician. She might be ok as an Attorney General, but she is a failure as a politician. How in the world did Massachusetts Democrats choose her over quality candidates like Capuano and Khazei? We across the country are left wondering how Coakley ever became the nominee in the first place? Really dumb move by Massachusetts Democrats to select this incompetent and inept candidate as the nominee.

Posted by: OHIOCITIZEN | January 19, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse


Broad_____joe

Are you going to be a man and apologize to America?

Polls and Trolls


Polls and Trolls.


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: mdwalton | January 19, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

The people aren't "taking back the country" you nit wits! The only winners tonight were the pharma and health care companies.

Don't you get it? When are you going to wake up? Use your own mind and words; not those of some party flacky that have been spoken a thousand times.

Have some original thoughts. If that's possible.

Posted by: easysoul | January 19, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Oh poor Rachel and Chrissy they are cryin!

Posted by: houston123 | January 19, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

I can just hear the screams of fat, ugly girls on U Street.

Posted by: HookInMouth | January 19, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Brown wins/America wins!

"We don't need no stinking.." health bill!

Who needs a health reform bill that-
1. Cuts Medicare by half a trillion dollars and eliminates Medicare Advantage!
2. Raises EVERYONE'S health premium costs!
3. Adds ANOTHER two and a half trilion dollars to Federal deficit!

Thank you Massachusetts!
You spoke for the nation!

Here's a message for Obama/Pelosi?Reid:

"We don't need no stinkin'..." health bill!

Posted by: TRUTHTELLER13 | January 19, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Live from San Francisco...Pelosi is the next target. We are going to take this city and California back from the socialists...ENOUGH!

Posted by: samwoods77 | January 19, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

WHAT A HISTORY MAKING ELECTION.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

tax breaks for the rich, no banking regulation, no housing regulation, continued out of control debt, no plan for health care reform, no solution to Afghanistan, a new war, in Iran, with no idea how to pay for, wal-mart and McDonald jobs for everyone. Republicans rule again. Enjoy Americans. Maybe if were lucky, this time they will actually cause the second great depression.

Posted by: kubrickstan | January 19, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

It's likely tonight begins Obama's long decent into irrelevancy. He simply doesn't understand that to gain Republican respect requires his boot on their throat. He doesn't engender fear in the opposition as LBJ, lacks the zest for political combat of a Teddy Roosevelt, not possesses the vision of FDR. Hope and change, no more meaningful than an old Soviet era five-year plan.

Posted by: slim2 | January 19, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

I think we America owe the people of Massachusetts who made this happen a show of gratitude, and congratulations for making a decision based on real political awareness and not partisanship!

GOOD JOB MASSACHUSETTS!! and Thanks!

Posted by: williepete1 | January 19, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa!!!

Healthcare "reform" may be stopped because Kennedy croaked!! Don't you love the ironies!!!


HaHaHaHaHa!!!!!

Posted by: Robster1 | January 19, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

YOU LOST BIG TIME DEMS! YOU WILL NEVER CONCEDE THOUGH

Posted by: houston123 | January 19, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

I left the Democratic Party because of Obama and his supporters. At a time when this country needed experienced folks with the experience to bring the GOP to the table, Democrats turned to this political light weight and lifted Karl Rove's play book and played it on the Clintons. Obama, along with his vile supporters, over played their hand. Obama, along with his vile supporters, gave the GOP a free pass to get back into power and there is no excuse for that, not even skin color.

Let's count the days before Obama supporters start blaming the Clinton's for this loss.

It's a sad day in America, we deserved much, much better than this.

Posted by: billbridgesmaccom | January 19, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Ladies and gentlemen..... pay close attention to your news sources, because in the next week your representitives are going to outdo themselves on putting the screws to this country. Rules will be bent or ignored. Common sense (wait a second... that isn't allowed in Congress anymore) will take another extended vacation and right before your unbelieving eyes, Botoxic Pelosi aand Scary Reid are going to send a health care bill to the White House that will be even worse than you ever thought possible. And that is when this country will become interesting again.

Posted by: nosuchluck | January 19, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Now, THIS is hope and change we can believe in!! Shows the power of us indies....The Chicago thugs are not listening to the people and the people are now tuning them out...in Va., NJ, and now big blue Mass.!!!! Hooray!!!!!!

Posted by: NCIndependent | January 19, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

rhA39;

If Congressional Dems and the Obama-nation were serious about health care reform, they wouldn't do it using Chicago-back-room-locked-door tactics... And they sure as heck wouldn't be pandering to unions in allowing them into the bargaining room and NOT the American people.

Faced with real issues, Obama is coming up batting zero with his extreme leftist agenda. He isn't producing results and he isn't living up to his campaign hype and promises of change.

Posted by: randy_boyd | January 19, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

I am laughing at all these so called conservatives crowing about this so called victory when you all just lumped us with another member of the 'Party of No.' Seriously, what have the conservatives done in the last year except try to stop funding for the troops in the Middle East so that they could stall the health care bill.
Doesn't stock prices of health care companies going up due to the possibility of a Brown win say something to you???
The ignorance and stupidity of peopl just baffles me. When did we all become so effing selfish??

Posted by: phorse | January 19, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately this victory is about 50 years to late.

It will be tough to undo the Kennedy damage er I mean magic.

Posted by: krankyman | January 19, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Coakley gang that day
Her lead was down to 2 with just a few days left to play
When the Herald gave support to Brown and others did the same
A sickly silence fell upon the Dems who watched the game

If unions swing Republican there’s got to be a reason
In any other year you’d likely see them hung for treason
But politics has turned into a very ugly scene
It seems we’ve gone way right or left, with nothing in between

The state that gave us Henry Gates, the prof who likes to spew
Was home to Alan Dershowitz, and F. Lee Bailey, too
Dukakis, John F. Kerry, Barney Frank, the list is long
Of lib’ral politicians who all sing the party song

When Nixon crushed McGovern nearly 40 years ago
The Bay State was the only state that went to George, you know
Mitt Romney was a rare exception, winning on the right
But now it looks as if Scott Brown may have a win in sight

There was ease in Scott Brown’s manner as he stepped into the race
There was pride within his bearing and a smile upon his face
And when, responding to the cheers, he slightly tipped his head
He said, “Don’t get excited yet, you guys. She’s still ahead.”

Elections last November showed the tide was swinging right
New Jersey, one the left thought safe, became a bitter fight
Jon Corzine sought a second term, but Christie was ahead
Election day, his lead held up. “Strike one”, the voters said

And then down in Virginia, Bob McDonnell beat Creigh Deeds
Another state where Democrats were struggling in the weeds
The rapid shifting left that now was coming into view
Upset Virginia voters and their ballots said “Strike two”

From the suburbs filled with people there went up a muffled roar
As those who used to simply vote are passive folks no more
They send their angry letters, call the talk show hosts to vent
They really do not like the way their money’s being spent

On Tuesday night we watched as precincts sent their ballots in
And watched the numbers tally. What to do if Brown should win?
As Martha watched returns roll in, she said, "It could be worse
Just look how long the Red Sox took to beat Bambino’s curse”

The sneer is gone from Martha’s lips, her teeth are clenched in hate
She snarls and shakes. Her heart is filled with qualms about her fate
She knows that there’s unrest. It may be more than she can handle
Will she replace the man who caused the Chappaquiddick scandal?

So once again, election night was quite an education
It’s just one state, but surely tells the feeling of the nation
So grab a beer, some chips and turn to MSNBC
And watch as Mr. Olberman hears people yell “Strike three”

Oh somewhere in this favored land, the trend is tilting right
The band is playing everywhere, and people’s hearts are light
And somewhere men are laughing and somewhere children shout
But there is no joy in Boston. Martha Coakley just struck out

Posted by: poljunkie3 | January 19, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Three reasons not to get too excited about Brown's victory:

1. The people who voted in Massachusetts spoke. "America" did not speak.

2. Due to the actions of Lieberman and Nelson (at least), there was no filibuster-proof majority before, and there was only a change of one vote today.

3. The "Nuclear Option" may be in play for the health-care reform bill.

Posted by: urkelism | January 19, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Obama and his people have got to be kidding trying to blame this on Coakley - it is completely Obama's fault.

OK, let's just say Bush was still President, Coakley would have won.

So, ergo, it is Obama's fault 100%.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

CONGRATULATIONS SENATOR-ELECT BROWN!

CONGRATULATIONS MASSACHUSETTS!

Coakely has received poetic justice for her horrific oppression of the Amirault family as well as the family with the one-year-old baby girl who was raped in 2005.

This cancels angry unlawful Al's seat he stole from the Minnesota electorate.

God is good!!!

Posted by: kwoods2 | January 19, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

This was an azz kicking, no need to sugar coat it. The Dems need to find a way to promise all things to all people: more spending and more tax cuts. Unless the GOP already has a patent on that.

Posted by: hoos3014 | January 19, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Ladies and Gentleman

This is about taking back our country
and any R or D that forgets that is
going to be out..

OUR government is way too big and
OUT OF CONTROL BIG TIME

GOOD START
FRANK

Posted by: friendoa | January 19, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

The only breaking news here is that the margin of victory was not 80/20. It brings to mine a favorite Japanese quote of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto after the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor that kill many, then God Fearing Americans. "A military man can scarcely pride himself on having 'smitten a sleeping enemy'; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten. I would rather you made your appraisal after seeing what the enemy does, since it is certain that, angered and outraged, he will soon launch a determined counterattack." Yes you may know it as the sleeping giant quote. Well I equate the liberal/communist takeover of this country as tantamount to that sneak attack because so many hard working Americans were complacent and asleep at the wheel. We are awake now. This paper played down the Tea Party March on Washington that breathed live back into this country while it has blown out of proportion other marches that weaken and divide it. A sad testament to a paper that has taken the name of one of the founders of a society that it seems to despise.

Posted by: beowulf39565 | January 19, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

The best quote of the day: "Mary Jo's Revenge"....have we heard from DCSAGE today????...probably licking wounds and other body parts...good stuff for sure!

Posted by: powerange | January 19, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

I FREAKIN LOVE MASSACHUSETTS NOW!!!! USA! USA! USA!

Posted by: stevea1 | January 19, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Dems prayed for a miracle, and they got it in Scott Brown.

They can bail on healthcare, blame it on Republicans, and save their a****.

Posted by: oracle2world | January 19, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Hey Nancy! Put that in your bong and smoke it! You just got smoked!

Posted by: calabash2 | January 19, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

What a sweet victory - to think that I lived to see the Senate seat formerly occupied by the Great Gasbag and lecher now occupied by a Republican.

Thank you, voters of Massachusetts for seeing beyond the empty promises of Obama, Pelosi and Reid. You served your nation well today.

Posted by: hill_marty | January 19, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Did I read this right? "The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spent nearly $1.5 million on ads in support of Brown ..."

Posted by: KansasBred | January 19, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

YEAH, BABY!!

Hey, barky, how's THIS for "CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN??!!

It's gonna be a VERY LONG NIGHT at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (wouldn't want to be the "One" sleeping with michele tonight, 'cause she's going to be ONE CRANKY WITCH....to say nothing of what obummer's mood is going to be like!!!

"The Ted Kennedy Senate seat" has been RETURNED TO THE PEOPLE OF MASSACHUSETTS!!!!

Posted by: jammies | January 19, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

A sad day for Mass. An even sadder day for America.
Now all the fruitcakes will be really encouraged.

Posted by: easysoul | January 19, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Biglio: even if the Dems had 435 seats, America us finished. No country in history has ever recovered from financialization, neither will we. We've been on borrowed time since November 1980.

Even a lot of smart people believe in economics, and even the Democrats are looking after Wall Street now. We won't recover. If you like rural India you'll love the America of 2020.

Posted by: Noacoler | January 19, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

National disgrace. A tragic dump on the nation and coming the day after the King Holiday -- perhaps we should have a national day of mourning and flags at half mast around the country. No wonder the rest of the world looks at the US and thinks we are retards.

Posted by: John1263 | January 19, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

This was not about one specific issue but about making Americans proud again.

Posted by: robinhood2 | January 19, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Wow, the teabaggers are out in force tonight. Notice the rise today in the stock market today? Guess which industry lead the rise? Big Pharma and health insurance companies. Guess why they expect big profits in the future based on a Coakley loss?

You guys have been shooting yourselves in the foot since Reagan. Now with a destroyed economy, a war that was a mistake, a weak military and phone records obtained illegally under Bush you want to continue the damage by keeping the health care industry happily eating our hard earned dollars. At some point Americans will not be fooled again.

Posted by: Fate1 | January 19, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Oh for crying out loud! You know, it is pretty strange when some goober who posed nude awhile back and appears to be oddly fixated on his pickup truck beats a democrat - in Massachusetts. I think there is a strong message there - like anybody but a democrat. I think this vote screams that the voters are just tired of the same old poop. They will vote anyone in rather than send back the same garbage over and over and over again. Oh well, seems like Obama will go the way of Jimmy Carter...I think you can start calling him Jimmy Carter No. 2.

Posted by: Lou60 | January 19, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Consider what this trend implies.

Since Barry has clearly sided with the Muslim killers , it seems clear that the US can and will win the war on terror.

Posted by: Moonbat | January 19, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

what a headline!! Democrat LEANING state !
?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? lol :-)

Posted by: thornegp2626 | January 19, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

what a headline!! Democrat LEANING state !
?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? lol :-)

Posted by: thornegp2626 | January 19, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

"My message to my clients? Jump ship now," said one Democratic operative who advises a number of targeted Members of Congress. "Obama can't help you."

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

That pretty much says it all.

Posted by: Hawaiian_Gecko | January 19, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Marywexler

I guess you guys would have preferred a depression (left to us by the former administration) to a recession--bad as it is. Check the facts. Most of the legislation that allowed the economic collapse was put in place before Bush. Look back at Carter, Reagan, Bush 1, and most importantly CLINTON.

Will we now restore tax cuts to the top 10% of the country? A heck of a lot better than spending money we dont have like the Obmanation is doing!

And I hope none of you loses a job and thus your health insurance. As an example, my self-employed son pays 20% of his pre-tax income for medical insurance, with all kinds of limitations and exceptions....Is that where we want to be? You need to realize we are, as individuals, responsible for our well being. The GOVERNMENT is NOT responsible and more importantly not CAPABLE of caring for your son.

Grow up. If you want something better for yourself and your family YOU need to make it... not the Government.

Posted by: John-from-far-away | January 19, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

and this is good. This health care bill is crap. If there is no public option, there should be no bill passed. Obama's biggest mistake was playing down the importance of the public option. It isn't that American's don't want health care reform...they just don't want it without the public option. Obama is to nice. That's his problem.

Posted by: kubrickstan | January 19, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Happy anniversary, Mr. President.

Posted by: grunk | January 19, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

>I hope Ted Kennedy can see this from the fire deep down below!

>Posted by: BO__Stinks

Absolutely typical hate-filled bigotry.

Posted by: truamerican | January 19, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

This is nothing but an excellent wake-up call for Democrats, who have in general been skating on Obama's remarkable election.

It's also a pretty sad picture of Americans' willingness to put their money where their mouths are ie. their/our alleged '08 wish for change. In other words, Americans are yet again mouthy sissies.

But that political reality in mind, Democrats unfortunately need to get to the middle, or the rest of this year is going to be much worse than what happened tonight.

By the way Democrat congresspeople--you so fuc*ing blew it by not passing health reform months ago, thereby leaving all that mess piled upon this special election. Thanksabunch, jerks.

Posted by: binkynh | January 19, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Australia (with universal health cover, thank GOD!!) and much of the Western world, shakes its head in disbelief at your country.

Posted by: accjane | January 19, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Scott Brown carried Hyannisport in a landslide. Hyannisport--so closely identified with the Kennedys.

Posted by: kohnfjerry | January 19, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

The Fix writes
""My message to my clients? Jump ship now," said one Democratic operative who advises a number of targeted Members of Congress. "Obama can't help you.""


Morons, the lot of 'em. They pissed away a golden opportunity, and now are learning the wrong lesson. Fools.

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Posted by: bsimon1 | January 19, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the dems will grow some stones and do something useful besides just trying to pass bad bills and declare 'mission accomplished"

Probably not.

Posted by: privacy3 | January 19, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Were still going to take you bibles and guns from you, and mandatory abortions for all.

Posted by: porcelainproductions | January 19, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Were still going to take you bibles and guns from you, and mandatory abortions for all.

Posted by: porcelainproductions | January 19, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Were still going to take you bibles and guns from you, and mandatory abortions for all.

Posted by: porcelainproductions | January 19, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Were still going to take you bibles and guns from you, and mandatory abortions for all.

Posted by: porcelainproductions | January 19, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Hey Dems, no need to fret. This was all Coakley's fault. Your future is bright. Please keep your heads in the sand.

Posted by: conservativemaverick | January 19, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

democrats


Dont be sore losers - it is really ugly.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

I would like to know where the Dems get these cardboard, 'plain oatmeal', candidates. I have seen better candidates from the LaRouche party. There seems to be a never ending supply of boring, unmotivated, and uninspiring Democrats manufactured somewhere in the northeast. Here's a tip: pretend like it matters, you dolts.

Posted by: blackmask | January 19, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

another obama loss.
now swear Brown in tomorow like the dems did for the seat in NY when the gop canidate conceeded.

Posted by: infantry11b4faus | January 19, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Free at last, free at last
I thank God I'm free at last
Free at last, free at last
I thank God I'm free at last

Way down yonder in the graveyard walk
I thank God I'm free at last
Me and my Jesus going to meet and talk
I thank God I'm free at last

On my knees when the light pass'd by
I thank God I'm free at last
Tho't my soul would rise and fly
I thank God I'm free at last

Some of these mornings, bright and fair
I thank God I'm free at last
Goin' meet King Jesus in the air
I thank God I'm free at last

Posted by: BaracksTeleprompter | January 19, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

"YEEEEEEEAAAAAH!!!!"

Posted by: houston123 | January 19, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

As a life-long Democrat, this doesn't suprise me at all.

Given just an overwhelming mandate and majority just a year ago, they just put all their hope in the leadership of a person who never demonstrated leadership ever before in his life....and this is what you get.

This is too funny.

Posted by: Losercuda | January 19, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Guess it's time for a new teleprompter with a new populist-centrist message... How ironic is it that in one of the most liberal, blue states of the union, Obama's leftist, socialist, ultra-liberal program just got its back broken...

How deliciously ironic!!! Ted Kennedy's former seat is the vote that will effectively relegate Obama to Jimmy Carter status...

And as a side note: just wait until gas reaches $4 a gallon this summer and there is no George W., Dick Cheney, or Halliburton to blame it on -- meanwhile the bankers and Wall Street fat cats will continue cashing their bonus checks. The Dems will turn inward and begin to eat their own young.

Couldn't happen to a nicer group of thugs !!!

Posted by: randy_boyd | January 19, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Health care reform. As some might know the USA is ranked 37th in health care in the world today.
It amazes me that some people put their pocket book above their family, friends, and fellow Americans health.
These people have no soul.

Posted by: rha39 | January 19, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
But there is no joy in the White House— mighty Obama has struck out.

Posted by: sophic | January 19, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
But there is no joy in the White House— mighty Obama has struck out.

Posted by: sophic | January 19, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

"Can you hear us now!!"

Posted by: cxm_tech | January 19, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

The ability of americans to hurt themselves is beyond belief!
thank God I live in Canada.
good luck with passing any recovery legislation with the republicans now, just wait for the euro to go down and see how much your economy will hurt, you have seen nothing yet!

Posted by: biglio | January 19, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

If the dems had an ounce of integrity they would have beaten this nazi. Brown is anti poor people, anti civil rights, and the reason he was elected is the dems have betrayed everything they pretend to stand for. Frankly it serves them right. Unfortunately it is not the rich dems in congress who will suffer for this, it is the poor people across this country and people around the world who will suffer because the US government will become more hawkish, more totalitarian. The US is going down and the people who have made this happen are insulated by the money they have stolen from us.
It really is time for a change, and I don't mean obama's faux change, I mean real change. There are a lot more of us regular folks than there are of the rich elite dems and reps who are screwing us.
Posted by: mtnmanvt | January 19, 2010 9:30 PM
====================================
You are too intelligent for this teabagger-infested forum. That was the most accurate and appropriate response on here. Rev. Bookburn - Radio Volta

Posted by: revbookburn | January 19, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

The world turns, and none too soon! I see this as a huge loss for Obama and his socialist regime.

Posted by: John-from-far-away | January 19, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

I don't care for either side of the isle...all of them are a bunch of worthless, thieving dirt balls.....

Posted by: SofaKingCool2009 | January 19, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

I guess you guys would have preferred a depression (left to us by the former administration) to a recession--bad as it is. Will we now restore tax cuts to the top 10% of the country?
And I hope none of you loses a job and thus your health insurance. As an example, my self-employed son pays 20% of his pre-tax income for medical insurance, with all kinds of limitations and exceptions....Is that where we want to be?

Posted by: Marywexler38 | January 19, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Seems the whiners from the dem underground are here in droves tonight. We took your abuse for a year. The disparaging of those members of the Nationwide Tea Party movement. Now go back to your caves.

Fact: Congress passes all spending bills and are charged with lending legislation.
Fact: Congress has been in the hands of democrats since 2006. 2 full years before Bush left office.
Fact: Bush and other Republicans warned about the coming banking crises and cautioned to reign in Freddie and Fanny's flawed lending practices 2 years before the collapse.
Fact: The democrat controlled congress REFUSED for 2 reasons:
a: Freddie was a cash cow for democrat re-election coffers.
Frank Raines was the head of Freddie and they did not want him touched for some reason.
Fact: Obama was part of that congress.
Fact: Blacks voted for Obama @ 95%.
Fact: Whites voted for Obama @ 43%.
Fact: The numbers show Blacks voted for Obama JUST BECAUSE HE WAS BLACK, which is a RACIST reason for doing so.
Fact: Democratic policies since the Johnson administration
have destroyed the black family, which was stronger than whites at that time. Those policies paid black women NOT to get married, and would add to the monthly stipend for each child born out of wedlock.
Those same policies broke up poor white families as well.
Those same policies built the inner city slums of today, places that are some of the most unsafe IN THE WORLD.
The Black community has suffered this disease of poverty due to voting for democrats who continue to promise to help them but never deliver.
Einstein said: The definition of insanity is to do something over and over again expecting different results.
Liberals teach others that they are OWED something. No-one is OWED anything. Thinking you deserve the fruits of another's labor is the sin of covetousness. God WILL NOT BE MOCKED, you cannot continue to brake His laws and expect to be blessed. As long as you believe and act on sin, you will be a SLAVE to that sin, and the burden of that sin will be laid on your back.
You voted for the metro-male and the thieves in congress we have now. You are now REAPING THE REWARD OF GENERATIONAL SIN.
In order to stop the punishment you are placing on yourselves, you must do things differently, that is called repentance (turning away from what you use to do).
I am not saying vote republican. I am saying vote conservative principles. I am saying find a new way of doing things. I am saying find a need in peoples lives and fill it.

http://livingfortruth.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/how-the-west-was-lost/

Posted by: funbowhunter | January 19, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Harry Reid, now try your reconciliation tricks with Obamacare. See where it gets you.

==

why, it will get the bill to Obama's desk for signature, of couse, what else did you expect?

Posted by: Noacoler | January 19, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Okay Scott Brown, you win. How do we create jobs? What do we do in Afghanistan? What do we do about Iran? What is your position on bank regulation? How do we improve airport security? What do we do about China? How will we fix health care? Will you be like all the other republicans and be against everything President Obama supports? Or, will you be just a man in a truck that posed naked for cosmo? You won, now comes the hard part...your solutions to the problems.

Posted by: kubrickstan | January 19, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Imagine how big the difference would have been with out the leftist corruption?

No SEIU? No ACORN?

You folks are on the way out.

Posted by: VirginiaConservative | January 19, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

It's the Boston Tea Party.

Posted by: BaracksTeleprompter | January 19, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

This is a GREAT DAY FOR AMERICA.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | January 19, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

The new Senator from Massachusetts has Washington Democrats in Congress and at the White House to thank for his victory, no matter how much they will deny their helpful role.

Posted by: mftill | January 19, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Barry is now a cornered animal. Will he run for the nearest exit or rabidly fight to the death?

Posted by: Moonbat | January 19, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

You fools! Don't you know that the New York special House election result is the only one that matters?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: dcjimd | January 19, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Reagan Democrats are baaaaaacckkkkkk.....

Posted by: robinhood2 | January 19, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Can you hear us NOW, Barry, Harry, and Nancy?

Posted by: Just-Tex | January 19, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

It is very easy to run as an outsider and be all things to all people. The Republicans claim to be against "big government" and "high spending" but they also oppose "cuts" to a runaway entitlement program like Medicare. You can hold one or the other of those positions but not both. It appears the voters were duped (not the first time).

Posted by: RealChoices | January 19, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Nice synopsis, Mr. C. One gripe: in the 13th paragraph, I think you mean Coakley rather than Brown. I don't think the DSCC was putting out millions for Brown. :-)

Posted by: LexPark_JEM | January 19, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations to Scott Brown for running a solid campaign.

Hoping he votes like the moderate he ran as and not like the party he belongs to. Not holding my breath.

Jaymand: the baggers are right wing nuts. Nobody else would carry guns just to feel "in charge."

Posted by: Noacoler | January 19, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

I hope Ted Kennedy can see all this from the Great Beyond!

Maybe this will be the beginning of the end of the Obama Oppression.

Posted by: Revcain777 | January 19, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Nov 2009 – Virginia voters rejected Obama/Leftists; McDonnell (R) beat Deeds (D).

Nov 2009 – New Jersey voters rejected Obama/Leftists; Christie (R) beat Corzine (D).

Jan 2010 – Massachusetts voters rejected Obama/Leftists; Brown (R) beat Coakley (D).

Nov 2010 – To be continued.

Posted by: VirginianforFreedom | January 19, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

I LOVE THE SMELL OF COWERING LIBERALS!!!
Another lib bites the dust...Way to go Brown.

Harry Reid, now try your reconciliation tricks with Obamacare. See where it gets you.

We told you Harry, Nancy, Obama, Gibbs, et al....2010 was going to be the year. And what better place to start than that bastion of Kennedy liberalism. Fitting finish.

Posted by: queenofkeyboards | January 19, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Yeeeee hawwww! This is great news. If you have a healthcare plan you like, you should be CELEBRATING!

Chalk up another loss for OBama. Everything he stumps for turn to crap, folks.

Face it, On-the-job training is fine if you work at Burger King... not so good as the leader of the free world.

Posted by: rg019571 | January 19, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

C'mon Dems! Have a nice cry and get over it. Hopefully this won't stop you from pushing ahead against the clear will of the American people. Just ignore them. What do they know compared to Michael Moore anyway?

And then get you to the wilderness for awhile. :)

Posted by: grohlik | January 19, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

WOO HOO!!!

Posted by: JakeD | January 19, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Enjoy your Pyrrhic victory republitards. The more you're in power the more real Americans see you for the incompetents you collectively are.

Posted by: washpost18 | January 19, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Democratic partisans, especially at the white house and Congress, would win more respect if they were more candid, telling the truth at least occasionally. They think most people are really stupid, just as the Bush II crowd did. Always blaming failures on someone else. Grow up!

Most of the people in this country expect the truth from our "leaders," but this is occurring increasingly less often, with Republicans and Democrats nearly equal in their lack of candor.
In fact, the results in Massachusetts reflect poorly on Coakley, Obama and the Democratic Congress. Most people expect politicians, especially someone such as Obama who promised chnage, to be honest and keep their promises.

Posted by: Aprogressiveindependent | January 19, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

If you ask me, I think we are all reading way to much into the results of this one little race. For I personally think that the rise in the price of tea in China is the primary reason for Brown's victory. Seriously, it makes just about as much sense as any other ballyhooed reason out there ... save mine.

Posted by: jralger | January 19, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

"Scott Brown won.

Barack Obama lost.

Hallelujah!"

No, Massachusetts lost. This was a grudge election. Tonight they're elated. Tomorrow they wake up and realize they're in bed with a monster.

Posted by: Koko3 | January 19, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

United States Constitution 1

Obama 0

Final score
January 19, 20101
Massachusetts

Posted by: ProCounsel | January 19, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

My hat's off to the majority of Bay State voters for rejecting crony and royalty politics. Political courage, smarts, and spunk kicked the Red Coats off the colonies and now bad politics as well. Bravo Zulu! Massachusetts!

Posted by: usnret742w4 | January 19, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

"Atlas shrugged.
America roared.
Obama lost.

Posted by: DagnyT"

Brilliant.

Posted by: Guyasuta | January 19, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

This can't be!!! Obama needs to give us free health care. How did we allow a repbulican win Mass. Please don't take my welfare away....I don't want to have to work again. I demand a recount!!! Did they count all the ACORN votes???

Posted by: hannah06 | January 19, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

In "Democrat Leaning State"

Oh lord - what a funny headline. Calling MA "leaning" Dem is crazy inaccurate.

This is a HUGE wake up call for Congress - the rats are already jumping off the health care "reform" bill. TRUST THAT. Down in flames.

Posted by: georged1 | January 19, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

If the dems had an ounce of integrity they would have beaten this nazi. Brown is anti poor people, anti civil rights, and the reason he was elected is the dems have betrayed everything they pretend to stand for. Frankly it serves them right. Unfortunately it is not the rich dems in congress who will suffer for this, it is the poor people across this country and people around the world who will suffer because the US government will become more hawkish, more totalitarian. The US is going down and the people who have made this happen are insulated by the money they have stolen from us.
It really is time for a change, and I don't mean obama's faux change, I mean real change. There are a lot more of us regular folks than there are of the rich elite dems and reps who are screwing us.

Posted by: mtnmanvt | January 19, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Democrat leaning?????? Mass is a one party state. This is a stunner beyond beliief.

This is a referendum on the Pelosi/Reid/Obama agenda.

I hope this sends a message to Washington. And remember independents delivered message. Tea baggers are not a bunch of right wing nuts.

We are independents that believe the Federal government is out of control.

Spending is out of control.

Posted by: Jaymand | January 19, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Only thing Obama has won is a nobel peace prize. Democratic politicians in NJ/MASS/VA are all cursing the chosen one.

Posted by: cr10 | January 19, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

This can't be!!! Obama needs to give us free health care. How did we allow a repbulican win Mass. Please don't take my welfare away....I don't want to have to work again. I demand a recount!!! Did they count all the ACORN votes???

Posted by: hannah06 | January 19, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Wanna bet the Progressives don't get it yet?

Posted by: ssol4569 | January 19, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Van Hollen needs to get a clue. A loss like this in a blue state stronghold is beyond "challenging". It's a massive upset, holding home field advantage like that and losing.

Posted by: SCOTSGUARDS | January 19, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

massachusetts--

when you absolutely, positively, need to rebel against tyranny

massachusetts delivers.........

Posted by: ProCounsel | January 19, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

obie,although u paid them well yr union robots coudnt help you

Posted by: snapplecat07 | January 19, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully this will kill the health care bill.

Posted by: moebius22 | January 19, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse


Mary Jo Kopechne is dancing on obama's failure !!!!!!!!!!!!

YAHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Posted by: ItsOver2 | January 19, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

I'm a Green political sympathizer and liberal Democrat so Coackley should've won the election. Brown ran as a moderate when he's actually a man who's committed to the intolerant ideology of social conservatism. The truth is that even with Brown in United States Senate, President Obama's promises will still become law. The health care reform bill will become law and the Democratic party is still a great political party.

Posted by: LibertyForAll | January 19, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Hear us now, Pelosi?

Posted by: grunk | January 19, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Before we jump to conclusions, let's see if the lawyers for Al Franken can work their magic again. There have to be some ballots in the trunks of D(o)uchebag operatives that haven't been counted.

Posted by: magellan1 | January 19, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

I hope this sends a message to Washington. And remember independents delivered message. Tea baggers are not a bunch of right wing nuts.

We are independents that believe the Federal government is out of control.

Spending is out of control.

For you incubents hear this now. We'll be back voting in 2010 and 2012!!!!!!

Posted by: Jaymand | January 19, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

THE MASSACHUSETTS MASSACRE--

AMERICA FIGHTS BACK AGAINST TYRANNY OBAMA

one small step for scott brown,

a giant leap for america

Posted by: ProCounsel | January 19, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Thank you for your frequent updates via Twitter. Much better than anything I could find on NYT.

Posted by: cambridgema | January 19, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

yeeeeeeeeeehawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Posted by: tacheronb | January 19, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: funbowhunter | January 19, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Great job Scott Brown!!!! The second Revolution has just begun in Boston!!!! Down with the liberal Congress!!!

Posted by: WildBill1 | January 19, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Ahhhhhhhhh, the bluest of blue down the tubes. Roll red tide, roll!!!!!! What a stunning outcome. Do you think Obama will get the message now? The November bloodbath is just around the corner.

Posted by: PittAlum | January 19, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse


Maybe if she had posed neked....

Posted by: WylieD | January 19, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

"You're doing a heck of job brownie!"

Posted by: letswin | January 19, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

I hope this sends a message to Washington. And remember independents delivered message. Tea baggers are not a bunch of right wing nuts.

We are independents that believe the Federal government is out of control.

Spending is out of control.

For you incubents hear this now. We'll be back voting in 2010 and 2012!!!!!!

Posted by: Jaymand | January 19, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

I hope this sends a message to Washington. And remember independents delivered message. Tea baggers are not a bunch of right wing nuts.

We are independents that believe the Federal government is out of control.

Spending is out of control.

For you incubents hear this now. We'll be back voting in 2010 and 2012!!!!!!

Posted by: Jaymand | January 19, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Getting dead Ted's seat is almost worth having Stinky win.

Posted by: BO__Stinks | January 19, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse


Atlas shrugged.

America roared.

Obama lost.


Posted by: DagnyT | January 19, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

So, how many hours does it take for Chuck Schumer to resign as head of the gang of dimwits who allowed this to happen?

Posted by: 20steveltd | January 19, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Obama’s Failed Presidency
Predictive Profile AFTER the Massachusetts Massacre

Obama's Presidency is in free fall FAILURE.

When a Republican even had a CHANCE in Massachusetts-- the verdict is in on the Obama Administration.

Team Obama was voted off the island by angry Americans fed up with the stimulus waste, cap and trade, obama's incessant asinine attacks on capitalism as he kills jobs, obamacare and most importantly 10% unemployment.

A failed embittered Presidency can be extremely dangerous--
so a profile of Obama's like FUTURE actions is critical.

In his monumental work "Hitler and Stalin" Alan Bullock notes both Hitler and Stalin were narcissists. ProCounsel is NOT stating Obama is either Hitler or Stalin. But his analysis, written long before Obama's ascendancy, is a useful model.

Bullock explains narcissism on page 11:

"In such a state only the person himself, his needs,feelings and thoughts, everything and and everybody as they relate to him are experienced as fully real, while everybody and everything otherwise lacks reality or interest."

Bullock describes the effects of narcissism and provides a predictive model useful for Obama on page 343:

"Narcissistic personalities are convinced of their special qualities and their superiority over others, and any threat to this self image--such as being criticized, shown up, or defeated--produces a violent outrage and often a desire for revenge."

Bullock cites 3 psychological reactions Stalin used to guard his narcissistic self image. Bullock credits Robert Tucker for these insights on page 356. The 3 reactions to expect for the Obama profile would be:

a. Repression–simply blankly deny the truth, no matter how obvious or even if caught on video

b. Rationalization-Admit but use the fault as proof of his zeal

c. Projection-Obama will attribute to others the motives and attitudes he refuses to admit in himself

Ironically, per the Profile Dems in the House and Senate will be in much more danger from a wounded irrelevant White House than the Republicans, as Obama will deem the Dems unworthy of him--THEY failed NOT him.

Don't believe the profile??

Just go back and review Obama's response to the Detroit airplane bombing. Obama went through all 3 stages above and that analysis is especially instructive as Obama was naked--without senior staff.

Posted by: ProCounsel | January 19, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

I've been a democrat my whole life and this is the best news I've heard in a while!

Posted by: JDB1 | January 19, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Democrats! Remember saying this to us just a few short months ago?

We won, you lost, so shut up!!!

Well, right back at ya', losers!!!!

Posted by: NoWayNotNow | January 19, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

I hope Ted Kennedy can see this from the fire deep down below!

Posted by: BO__Stinks | January 19, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

The Massachusetts Massacre
a political autopsy- how and why obama’s presidency failed

coakley was the least significant among the losses on tuesday night. obama’s presidency not only failed, but was soundly rejected. but due to his predictive profile, obama will not comprehend the nature and extent of his failures.

obama had a systemic political failure in massachusetts.

political autopsy results–

1. while obama slept–how could massachusetts NOT be on obama’s radar screen?

obama has spent most of the year bribing senators due to a razor thin margin in the senate. yet obama sleeps while brown attacks.

more ominously obama had two systemic failures–strategic and tactical which will reappear with far more serious consequences in national security, as homeland napolitano makes coakley look like a genius.

2. strategic –obama failed to designate someone to monitor massachusetts. thats what presidents do--and obama didn’t.

obama is not only asleep at the switch, obama denies there are trains while the whistle gets louder and louder.

3. tactical–obama does not multitask well, he is hopelessly mired in a reactive mode. team obama has some great players, but the bench lacks depth.

Posted by: ProCounsel | January 19, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse


Scott Brown won.

Barack Obama lost.

Hallelujah!

Posted by: DagnyT | January 19, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

You rock with getting the news out first Czilla!

Posted by: BO__Stinks | January 19, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

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