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Boston Tea Party (WSJ Editorial)
Wall St Journal ^ | Jan 20, 2010 | Editorial

Posted on 01/20/2010 1:43:44 AM PST by The Raven

'It is to me a new and consolatory proof that wherever the people are well-informed they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights."

—Thomas Jefferson to Richard Price, January 8, 1789.

Two hundred and twenty-one years later, the sage of Monticello has been proven right again. Aroused and well-informed by a year of watching a liberal majority go very far wrong, Massachusetts voters handed a Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy for 47 years to Republican Scott Brown, a little known state senator from Wrenthem.

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TOPICS: Editorial; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: democrats; ma; ma2010; obamacare; scott; scottbrown; senatorbrown; teaparty; thomasjefferson; wsj
Words are not coming out today.
1 posted on 01/20/2010 1:43:44 AM PST by The Raven
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To: The Raven

God bless all those who fought for their country last year and yesterday. Yesterday was a very big day, but yet just another step in the fight back for our country.


2 posted on 01/20/2010 1:50:35 AM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: The Raven

Words are not coming out today.

Then I will help.

The Dems will not be sitting on their respective rear ends.

Can anyone envision the reception on the senate floor of Mr Brown?

What will be the next dem atrocity on the American people, despite the win by Mr Brown.

How soon will the American people lapse into the warm fuzzy after the apparent victory?


3 posted on 01/20/2010 1:55:40 AM PST by wita
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To: wita
This is not the end.
Nor is it even the beginning of the end.
But it is the end of the beginning.
4 posted on 01/20/2010 2:01:58 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: GOP Poet

Than you, Masschusetts!!! Just as Paul Revere did so long ago, you clearly and loudly sounded the alarm across the commonwealth, across the state, across the country and, across the entire world. Barack Hussein Obama has failed America, he has failed “all” Americans, he has failed his presidency, he has brought only two negative things to the POTUS office, he is trying to destroy the great nation we are and he has effectively diminished our stature throughout the world, and....the enemies of the United States of America know how to work him like a puppet. He is a lightweight, an empty suit and if he ever came across an ounce of common sense, he would never recognize it. He never worked a real day in his entire life, knows zilch about American history and could care less!!! Actually, he should resign!!! The American people, by a large majority have his number and, as such, he has become a lame duck POTUS and will remain one. The country is without effective leadership, and has been that way since his assuming office last January!!!!


5 posted on 01/20/2010 2:03:22 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: GOP Poet

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

PRAISE GOD.


6 posted on 01/20/2010 2:25:17 AM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: The Raven

Ya know...

There is another interesting aspect to this.

Frankenboy has relished his junior Senator bad boy routine. He loves acting the a$$hole because he thinks he can get away with it, and nobody (among the Senators) is as pugnacious and loudmouthed as he is.

Now comes a very physically fit, junior REPUBLICAN Senator who happens to be an Army reserve officer...

Methinks the next time Franken tries to go off on one of his temper tantrums, he just might get told to put a sock in it or get his face reshaped.

This is sooooo cool.....


7 posted on 01/20/2010 2:25:54 AM PST by Ronin
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To: wita

The evil doers have a lot more skull duggery up their sleeves.

God has bigger sleeves and better surprises for them.

We shall see.

It’s gonna get very very VERY ugly.


8 posted on 01/20/2010 2:26:33 AM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: The Raven
Education is indeed key. In this day and age of internet and so many other means of communication and learning, I'm always amazed at how people go to the polls to vote without even a clue as to the issues and the candidates. These are the ones who swallow such feel good lines as “hope and change” without knowing just what the change is going to entail. These are the ones who follow all the Hollywood celebs and their scandals....they know everything about Michael Jackson, Charlie Sheen and Tiger Woods, but if I were to mention Scott Brown, they would get that puzzled look. They can't wait for government run health care, but if you tell them what they are in for if it passes (e.g., the life and death committees that will make all your health decisions for you), they think you're crazy.

It was heartening to see people stand up for a change in Massachusetts. Let's hope the rest of the country follows suit.

9 posted on 01/20/2010 2:28:49 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Quix

It’s gonna get very very VERY ugly.

Or very interesting. I haven’t decided which. Either way or both, there is HOPE completely unlike that of the Obama campaign.


10 posted on 01/20/2010 3:13:20 AM PST by wita
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Actually, he should resign!!! The American people, by a large majority have his number and, as such, he has become a lame duck POTUS and will remain one. The country is without effective leadership, and has been that way since his assuming office last January!!!!

You are correct! Let's not be mesmerized by the new RINO spin that says Obama is still loved by the people and can become an effective President if he now learns the lesson of Massachusetts and moves toward the center. This has always been and will remain A BATTLE TO DEFEAT EVIL! Evil is at work and is trying to destroy the nation. It must be eradicated. BRAVO JLAGRAYFOX. . .well said!

11 posted on 01/20/2010 3:15:43 AM PST by McBuff
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To: wita

TRUE. TRUE.

AND HOPE IS PRETTY PRICELESS.


12 posted on 01/20/2010 3:17:07 AM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: wita

HOWEVER,

I’m increasingly being drawn more firmly into the conviction that

ANY HOPE outside of HOPE IN JESUS THE CHRIST

is a false hope.

I’m not saying this necessarily is . . .

I’m just saying that whatever we invest in, contribute to, involve ourselves in . . .

unless there’s a strong, real viable aspect of Christ being at the head, the chief focus, the chief motivation . . . of the actions and efforts . . . they may well; they likely will be

in vain.

At some point, they will certainly be in vain.


13 posted on 01/20/2010 3:20:17 AM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: The Raven
Wonder what Hillary is up to now????? !!!!!!
14 posted on 01/20/2010 3:30:34 AM PST by Kiss7
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To: Kiss7
Wonder what Hillary is up to now????? !!!!!!

Heh.

Depends.

15 posted on 01/20/2010 4:13:20 AM PST by Gorzaloon (For the first time in my life, I am proud to be a Massachusetts resident)
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To: Quix
Just wait until the liberals see the power and the glory of the Lord.... even then, the atheist will believe.
16 posted on 01/20/2010 4:19:21 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Should be interesting.

Sadly, Scripture says many will still curse God and die rather than repent, submit and live eternally.

Horrific.


17 posted on 01/20/2010 4:21:37 AM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Quix

Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders build in vain.


18 posted on 01/20/2010 4:22:14 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: American Constitutionalist

FOR SURE.

Been there. Done that . . . lots of wrecks and disasters in the wake.

Thankfully, have also contributed to His projects.

Back to bed.

thx.


19 posted on 01/20/2010 4:25:39 AM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Quix
" Sadly, Scripture says many will still curse God and die rather than repent, submit and live eternally. "

Those who will curse GOD when they see him physically were not his in the first place, and no matter how much they have heard of the Gospel will change them.....
The LORD knows those that are his.
And, yes, Jesus Christ is GOD in the flesh....
20 posted on 01/20/2010 4:25:57 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: The Raven

“It is to me a new and consolatory proof that wherever the people are well-informed they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.” —Thomas Jefferson to Richard Price, January 8, 1789.”

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” - John 8:32


21 posted on 01/20/2010 4:49:14 AM PST by RoadTest (The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Ps. 119:130)
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To: The Raven

My new tag line. Thanks Tom.


22 posted on 01/20/2010 5:37:38 AM PST by Mercat (wherever the people are well-informed they can be trusted with their own government)
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To: wita

We can rejoice and celebrate another victory for the American movement started with the Tea Party protests. But, we cannot rest until we have not only removed these tyrants from power in our government, legal system, education, and bureaucracies.
We must also remove the “special status” of unions and other liberal groups who are given power protected by government to the exclusion of other Americans. Make them all compete with the rest of us!!!


23 posted on 01/20/2010 5:39:09 AM PST by Wpin (I do not regret my admiration for W)
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To: AdvisorB; antivenom; Blonde; BroJoeK; catnipman; Diana in Wisconsin; eddiespaghetti; Fintan; ...


To be added or removed from the
"The Wall Street Journal" Ping List,
FReepmail
GOP_Lady.

24 posted on 01/20/2010 5:46:13 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: The Raven
"Words are not coming out today"
Then how about a picture?
25 posted on 01/20/2010 5:48:22 AM PST by cartoonistx
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To: Wpin

A challenge far greater than the Massachusetts Miracle.


26 posted on 01/20/2010 5:51:55 AM PST by wita
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To: GOP_Lady
It's telling, too, that at his rally for Mrs. Coakley on Sunday, Mr. Obama mentioned health care only by implication. The Commander in Chief did find time to deride Mr. Brown's pickup truck—six separate times. Mrs. Coakley also didn't mention health care in her final TV ad. The Democratic Party's top priority had become such a political albatross that Democrats didn't dare mention it lest it drive more votes to Mr. Brown.

Many predicted that Obama would try to sell the story that Coakley was a female Creigh Deeds. "It's all her fault." However, notice that just about the time Reid was buying votes, the Coakley campaign started to fall apart.


27 posted on 01/20/2010 5:54:32 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: Quix

re: It’s gonna get very very VERY ugly.

Yes, it is. And that’s exactly what liberals count on to help them carry the day. They are like the two-year-old in the candy aisle who plans on making such a scene that mom will give in and buy the candy bar, just to avoid the embarrassment.

It’s important to remember, that the uglier they try to make it the more we know they feel they are losing. We need to learn to take their rising level of ugliness as a measure of our growing level of success.


28 posted on 01/20/2010 5:56:33 AM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Wow!


29 posted on 01/20/2010 5:56:51 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

EXACTLY!


30 posted on 01/20/2010 5:57:40 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Coakley was a pretty clueless candidate though. Coakley jokes:

“Coakley believes Larry Bird is a Sesame Street character.”

“Coakley went into Cheers and didn’t know anybody’s name.”


31 posted on 01/20/2010 6:33:56 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: jwparkerjr

I mean . . .

—famine
—civil war
—WWIII
—martial law
—massive deaths
—massive incarcerations

—etc

. . . ugly


32 posted on 01/20/2010 9:42:00 AM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: cartoonistx

Hah !! Excellent


33 posted on 01/20/2010 9:46:58 AM PST by The Raven (Scott heard ’round the world)
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To: cartoonistx

Hah !! Excellent


34 posted on 01/20/2010 9:47:09 AM PST by The Raven (Scott heard ’round the world)
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To: Ronin
Frankenboy has relished his junior Senator bad boy routine. He loves acting the a$$hole because he thinks he can get away with it, and nobody (among the Senators) is as pugnacious and loudmouthed as he is.

I was thinking this a.m., Massachusetts voters should be as proud as Minnesota voters should be ASHAMED.

35 posted on 01/20/2010 12:24:05 PM PST by La Enchiladita (The Spirit of '76 has preserved Liberty, thanks be to God.)
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To: GOP_Lady

BTTT


36 posted on 01/20/2010 12:25:27 PM PST by La Enchiladita (The Spirit of '76 has preserved Liberty, thanks be to God.)
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To: The Raven
"Words are not coming out today."

Wasn't the Raven always rather succinct?

"Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore"..."

How about "Nevermore 60 vote majority for Dems"?

37 posted on 01/21/2010 7:04:52 AM PST by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective...)
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To: BroJoeK

>>Wasn’t the Raven always rather succinct

Yep...but check out my Free Rep. home page (click my screen name)


38 posted on 01/22/2010 2:16:10 AM PST by The Raven
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