Skip to comments.Howie Carr Brown v. Coakley Election Day LIVE THREAD
Posted on 01/18/2010 6:32:22 PM PST by raccoonradio
This is the live thread for election day coverage on THE HOWIE CARR SHOW (etc.); Mass. Special election Scott Brown (R) vs. Martha Coakley (D). ALL are welcome (not just Howie Carr regulars) Join us! This thread will be active all through the election day and afterwards too.
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Ping to the Howie Carr Show ping list, but ALL are welcome to join us for election day coverage and commentary. Scott Brown v. Martha Coakley (and ind. Joe L. Kennedy)
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Howie was on Hannity’s TV show tonight and Sean introduced him as writer for the Boston GLOBE! (Not Herald) Howie didn’t correct him
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JFK or Ted K? The choice is clearly there on the ballot
The Lowell Sun
by PETER LUCAS (formerly of Boston Herald, Boston Globe)
If President Jack Kennedy’s name were John Fitzgerald, rather than John Fitzgerald Kennedy, he probably could not get elected to the U.S. Senate in modern-day Massachusetts. Actually, he probably could not even have won the Democratic nomination for the job in last month’s primary election.
The reason? Well, not only would he have run as an unknown, he would also have been labeled a right-wing conservative, a man way too far to the right to be acceptable to the whacked-out liberals in Massachusetts who control the Democratic Party — and the democratic process — in this one-party state.
Jack Kennedy, you see, believed in a strong national defense, in stockpiling missiles, in an expanded military budget, in standing up to the Soviet Union and its dictator, Nikita Khrushchev, in overthrowing Fidel Castro in Cuba and deposing the Diem brothers in South Vietnam. He was a Cold War warrior who surrounded himself with some pretty tough advisers. He believed that it was the job of the United States to defend and promote freedom and liberty around the globe. He did not bow to anyone. He thought tax cuts stimulated the economy and created jobs. He believed that a rising tide lifted all boats, and he was right.
Now, Republican state Sen. Scott Brown, who is running for the U.S. Senate in next Tuesday’s special election, is no Jack Kennedy. Truth be told, neither was the late Sen. Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy, whose seat Brown is seeking to win in an uphill contest against
Attorney General Martha Coakley, the much-favored Democratic nominee. Unlike Jack, Ted Kennedy never met a tax hike he did not love, and the last war he supported was the War on Poverty, which we lost.
While the four Democrats running for the office fought each other in the primary over who would be the next Ted Kennedy (Coakley was the shrill soprano Ice Queen running against the Three Tenors), Scott Brown did them all one better by becoming the next Jack Kennedy. They could have Ted Kennedy and all the big-spending liberal baggage associated with the lion of the Senate. Brown would morph into Jack Kennedy, the Cold War warrior, the tax cutter, the World War II hero. It was a bold and brilliant maneuver.
You’ve seen the television ad. There is the black-and-white picture of Jack Kennedy talking about tax cuts and the economy. Suddenly, Kennedy morphs into Scott Brown, in color no less, and Brown ends up completing Kennedy’s remarks.
And like Jack Kennedy, Scott Brown has a military record he can rightly brag about. He is a lieutenant colonel in the National Guard and has participated in assignments in such countries as Kazakhstan and Paraguay. As a military man, he has taken courses in Islam, al-Qaida, the Geneva Conventions and protocols dealing with the treatment of prisoners of war. So when Scott Brown talks about things military, you tend to listen.
Which is why his strong stand on defense of the United States in the War on Terror has resonated with the public and has put Coakley, a candidate with no military or foreign experience, on the defensive. It is also why Brown has been able to gain on Coakley in the polls.
The issues have broken Brown’s way, not only from the lagging economy and unemployment but to national security and the War on Terror. Brown supports President Obama’s decision to send more troops to Afghanistan; Coakley does not. Brown wants to bring the Nigerian terrorist who tried to blow up a jet over Detroit on Christmas Day before a military tribunal because he is a war criminal, like 9-11 terrorist mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the rest of his killer crew; Coakley would read them their Miranda rights before granting them a taxpayer-financed soapbox of a civilian trial. Coakley would empty out Guantanamo and shut it down; Brown would keep the prison open and well-stocked with war criminals. Brown would use “enhanced interrogation” techniques to obtain information from these terrorist killers; Coakley would get them civilian lawyers.
Unlike the Democratic primary, when all four candidates sang from the same songbook, this final election to complete Ted Kennedy’s term has given the voters a clear choice between two very different politicians. The bottom-line question is this: Who do you trust more to protect you, your family and your country from terrorists, him or her? Voting for Martha is voting for Ted; voting for Scott is voting for Jack. Take your pick.
Peter Lucas’ political column appears Tuesday and Friday. E-mail comments to email@example.com.
Hey, if anyone calls into the show, I’ve got a joke for Howie:
Q: What did Martha Coakley say when asked the question “What do you consider Tom Brady’s greatest achievement?”
A: Getting Marcia and Jan to stop fighting.
Jane Swift is on with Von Susteren right now... “Former Governor”? ACTING governor; she was never elected in her own right. And she stopped her campaign when her poll numbers were in the teens and Mitt Romney was being urged to run...
“I’m in a firing mood” she joked once (she later said, “I had said I was in a fiery mood”)
Ask the mods to post in Breaking News and keep it there.
OK, I’m in.
Howie was great on Hannity, nice application of powder:)
So glad Howie didn’t take the ‘hack-road’ today and actually worked on MLK day!
hi, is there any way to move this thead to breaking news? thanks!
I hope Patches loses to the twice convicted ex-mayor of Providence, RI, Vincent “Buddy” Cianci. Then there will be NO Kennedys elected anywhere in the USA.
Damn Sean!!!! Get your facts straight!!
Yeah like I said I heard it on XM (FNC= XM 121) and now I just watched it on Fox News (Howie: yellow tie) and my ears heard it correctly: “columnist for the Boston Globe”! Still a nice 10 min. or so
I just started reading Prince of Providence, about Cianci,
via a library copy...
How is it?
I was wondering if Hannity was playing off of Coakley’s failure to know that Schilling was a former Red Sox hero and not a Yankees fan when he said that Howie wrote for El Globo. Howie was gracious not to smack him for the misspeak, regardless!
Polls open in 15 mins?
I voted at the Cove Elem. School in Beverly around 8:50 am (after needing assistance in getting my car out of an ice rut; Howie was right about the weather). Snow falling...off to the school where it was tough to find parking.
4 people holding Brown signs and a Brown sign behind them.
0 for Coakley. Steady stream of voters in and other; I cast
my ballot proudly.
Not too bad but only a chapter or two in; distracted by all this stuff. ‘Sokay, I have it for 3 weeks.
Howie column ping
Want payback? Vote for Scott Brown!
By Howie Carr | Tuesday, January 19, 2010 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Go Scott go.
This election is payback, for everyone in Massachusetts who has to work for a living, who isnt on the dole, or a trust fund. Its for everyone who hates getting dozens of robo-calls from clueless pols pushing Marsha Coakley and from union thugs living large off your union dues.
Vote for Brown if youre tired of the 25 percent increase in the sales tax, and the brand new 6.25 percent sales tax on alcohol, on top of the 37 percent excise tax.
Send the hacks a message.
Vote for Brown if they ignored you when you voted for the death penalty, and to cut income taxes, and they wouldnt even let you vote on gay marriage. If youre still waiting for your property tax cut. If youre still waiting for the attorney general to send a corrupt pol - any corrupt pol - to the can.
Send them a message.
If youre old and worried about the Medicare cuts theyre proposing, if youre young and dont want to pay the fine for not having health insurance, if you have a good health-care plan and you dread paying Obamas 40 percent tax. Marsha - er, Martha - had a message on TV yesterday morning for everyone who falls in those three categories:
They are wrong.
Thats what these people always say. Youre wrong, theyre right. Nothing to see here, move along. And make damn sure you pay your taxes, and forget what Obama said about not raising taxes on anybody making under $250,000. That was then, this is now.
On Sunday I called Coakley Mike Dukakis in a skirt. I would now like to apologize to Mike Dukakis.
Did you see this woman on Ch. 25 yesterday? Does she ever take her foot out of her mouth? She claimed shes been running a positive campaign - you know, like Chuck Schumer calling Scott Brown a teabagger. Then she said her big problems have been bad weather and the holidays - Christmas, in other words. You should check out the whole thing. Shes not standing for the big insurance companies, even though she went down to D.C. last week to pick up some cash from them.
You want irony? Do you realize that if the state Democrats hadnt changed the Senate succession law twice in the past five years, they wouldnt be in meltdown mode this morning?
Their lame (soon-to-be) lame-duck governor could have appointed whatever stiff he wanted.
Irony? Heres another one: Steve Lynch, the congressman from Southie, was basically kicked to the curb by the unions because he wasnt gung-ho enough for their scheme to destroy health care. Maybe he couldnt have won the Democrat primary last month, but a couple of things you can say about Lynch.
Unlike Martha, he knows who Curt Schilling [stats] roots for, and he also knows that there are still terrorists in Afghanistan. Come to think of it, Ill bet he can also spell Massachusetts.
This is Martha yesterday on the voters she says are wrong: I think theyre gonna send someone to Massachusetts who has a proven record.
That would be you, Martha. Youll be the one we send to Massachusetts. Scott Brown well send to Washington.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1226579
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Huh? Unclear why normal MA winter weather and a regularly scheduled holiday should be a problem for her but not for Scott Brown!
January 18, 2010
The Content of Obama’s Character
By Christopher Chantrill
On the holiday celebrating Martin Luther King’s birthday, we celebrate also the first year of America’s first black president, Barack Obama.
It’s telling that 47 years ago, when Reverend King made his great speech on the Washington Mall, he did not say that he had a dream that one day, an African-American would become president. King’s vision on August 28, 1963 was less ambitious:
I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Even so, Barack Obama was elected president based on the color of his skin. On the night of November 4, 2008, African Americans wept with joy because one of their own had become president against all that they had been told and all their fears about a racist America. Liberals rejoiced because of the “first,” that America had answered the question: Is America ready for a black president?
Some Americans voted for Barack Obama for non-racial reasons. Independents and disgruntled Republicans voted against the mistakes and the corruption of the Bush era.
Now that Obama is president, he is no longer being judged by the color of his skin. Now, the vast majority of Americans will judge him on the content of his character. It is his character, of course, that is the great unknown, as Charles Krauthammer has written:
Obama is a man of first-class intellect and first-class temperament. But his character remains highly suspect.
But word is starting to dribble out. Reports Hugh Hewitt on the latest campaign page-turner, Game Change by Mark Halperin and John Heilmann:
The portrait of the president is really an effort in poison-pen pointillism, where hundreds and hundreds of razor sharp paragraphs combine to create a deeply disquieting picture of the new president. President Obama is presented as insecure and needy of reassurance (p. 25), self-important, cynical and megalomaniacal (pp 30-31), petulant and spoiled (p. 111), touchy and vain (p. 112), hypocritical (p. 119), overweening (p. 184) and deceptive (p. 120.)
Another disquieting note is the overarching theme of Obama’s first year of governance: the determination to govern against the preamble of the Declaration of Independence, which states that government gains its just powers from the consent of the governed. The American people do not consent to the $787-billion stimulus. They do not consent to the cap-and-trade bill. They do not consent to the federalization of health care.
The comparison to the character and governance of President George W. Bush is telling. We knew, before we elected him president, a lot about his character: his fight against business failure and alcoholism. President Bush’s character was confirmed in the challenges of his presidency, when he submitted to a political immolation in his second term as the price of getting the war on terror right.
The awful chasm opening before us today after the first year of Obama is the realization that we have no knowledge of the man’s character. If President Bush was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, President Obama has been spoon-fed royal jelly by the worker bees in the liberal hive all his adult life. Even now, we know of no occasion in his charmed life when Barack Obama rose above the shibboleths and routine thuggeries of political faction.
Yet President Obama is called to lead the nation out of a nasty recession provoked by his party’s compulsive manipulation of the credit system, a history that reaches from the $400-billion losses at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac all the way back to Andrew Jackson’s war with the Second United States Bank.
In the year ahead, as unemployment stays high and as isolated desertions in the Democratic ranks metastasize into headlong routs of whole battalions, President Obama will face challenges that test every fiber of his being. Sensing his insecurity and need for reassurance, cunning men and women will suggest ways of using his political power to get back in the game. Will he sacrifice his party and his presidency and do the right thing, or will he sacrifice the American people on the altar of political expediency?
I fear the answer to that question.
Christopher Chantrill is a frequent contributor to American Thinker. See his roadtothemiddleclass.com and usgovernmentspending.com. His Road to the Middle Class is forthcoming.
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Listen to Howie today from 3-8 pm, one more hour than usual, on WRKO AM 680 or his affiliates (note: some affiliates may only carry till 6 or 7 pm)
Howie affiliates to the best of my knowledge
WRKO 680 Boston MA
WCRN 830 Worcester
WXTK-FM 95.1 Cape Cod
WHYN 560 Springfield area
WNTK-FM 99.7 Lake Sunapee NH area
WUVR 1490 Newport NH
WKBK 1290 Keene NH (also 104.1?)
WVMT 620 Burlington VT
WGAN 560 Portland ME
WVOM 101.3 & 103.9 Lewiston ME
WEGP 1390 Presque Isle ME
We must find a direct link to Scott’s campaign to report all voter fraud being called in or posted on FR.
“Sokay” Rhodes scholars they ain’t!
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Truck-driving Scott Brown hits brakes on Dem
By Howie Carr | Wednesday, January 20, 2010 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Photo by Ted Fitzgerald
The snow is brown - Scott Brown. Guys in pickup trucks dont let a few flurries bother them.
The lesson is clear. The people are mad as hell, and they arent going to take it anymore.
This isnt an election, its a movement. We reversed the curse - the Kennedy curse.
Over the past week or so, weve seen listening as people from out of state were saying something most of us have never heard before: Oh Good, I wish I lived in Massachusetts.
At least for a day or so they wished they did, so they could vote for Scott Brown, to let these smug moonbats and the Beautiful People and Obamas tax cheats and the freeloading illegal aliens know that they dont own this country - not yet anyway.
Health-care reform dead for a generation? Lets keep our fingers crossed. Two generations would be even better. As several callers to my radio show said yesterday, paraphrasing Michelle Obama:
For the first time in my adult life, I feel proud to be a Massachusetts resident.
Thats Massachusetts, not Massachusettes - the way Marsha - er, Martha spells it. Sorry about that, all you post-middle-aged sob sisters. How sexist it was of Scott Brown to continue campaigning over Christmas. Why, why, its practically a hate crime.
Martha Coakley. She is woman, hear her squeak.
Heres the thing about Martha Coakley: She was trying to sell a product nobody wanted. A quote from Gore Vidal sums her up perfectly: No talent is not enough.
You want to know what the fastest selling T-shirt in Massachusetts is going to be? Dont blame me, I voted for Mike Capuano.
It turns out Martha Coakley wasnt Shannon OBrien. She was worse, much worse. She was the female Tom Dewey, an empty pantsuit. Hey, Martha, good move running those TV spots quoting Brown as saying hed be the 41st vote against the Obama rationing scheme when more people in Massachusetts are against the more taxes-fewer services plan than are for it.
Keep on truckin, Martha.
And how about that Boston Globe - running its phony-baloney poll a week ago Sunday in a pathetically lame attempt to stop the Brown surge.
They had Coakley ahead by 15 percentage points - these trust-funded Kool-Aid drinkers should be lugged for common nightwalking. Another proud moment for the bow-tied bumkissers of Morrissey Boulevard, which will certainly be mentioned when the obituary for the moonbats Bible is written a few months from now.
Speaking of obituaries, coming up next, tomorrow night, Gov. Deval Patricks annual State of the State address. Hey Deval, first they came for Marsha, and you did nothing. Then they came for . . .
Cancel the State of the State, Deval. Schedule visiting hours, 4-8.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1226749
When I tuned into Howie’s show yesterday and he was in a good mood, my spirits lifted. This is a great column - it sums up the situation masterfully. Thanks for the ping.
Let’s do this special election thread for one more day
Upstart Republican Scott Brown rocketed to victory in the race to the U.S. Senate yesterday, steamrolling Attorney General Martha Coakleys layabout campaign in an against-all-odds triumph that sent shock waves from the Heartland to the White House...What message would you like Scott to bring to Washington?
Democrats agree on the obvious: Somebody had taken the seat for granted, had underestimated the publics anger over the economy, over the Democrats health care overhaul, over plain old arrogance in Washington. The rest is an epic intraparty blame-a-thon not seen among Democrats since President George W. Bush won re-election over Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry in 2004. The White House joined in Tuesday while people were still voting in Massachusetts, blaming Coakley and dismissing the notion that the toxic political environment had been a factor. Coakleys campaign fired back in a point-by-point memo that blamed that very environment...Why do you think Coakley lost?
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