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Coakley's Loss: Pie in the President's Face
The Nation ^ | January 20, 2010 | William Greider

Posted on 01/20/2010 1:37:56 PM PST by matt1234

Barack Obama went to Boston to rally voters and got a pie in the face. He lost his innocence as the valiant young president and also lost his sixty-vote majority in the Senate. Now we will find out what the man is made of--either a true political leader or just another show horse. Dozens of explanations are being offered for why the Dems were humiliated in Massachusetts. Democrats incline to grab easy answers. The president, if he is tough enough, will instead face the hard message of this political fiasco.

The special election displayed monumental miscalculations by which Obama has governed, both in priorities and political-legislative strategies. It may seem perverse and unfair, but the president's various actions for reform generated a vaguely poisonous identity.

(Excerpt) Read more at thenation.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brown; coakley; ma2010; obama; thenation
Mmmmmmm, pie.
1 posted on 01/20/2010 1:37:56 PM PST by matt1234
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To: matt1234

I’m kind of thinking it was more like a brick.


2 posted on 01/20/2010 1:40:23 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: matt1234

I heard that Bammy likes pie!


3 posted on 01/20/2010 1:42:20 PM PST by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: matt1234

He promised us all a slice of the pie!

My pie! Where it at fool?


4 posted on 01/20/2010 1:42:42 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: matt1234

Thunderbirds “Tuff Enuff”

Ain’t that tough enough
Ain’t that tough enough
Ain’t that tough enough
Ain’t that tough enough

For you, baby
I would swim the sea
Nothing I’d do for you
That’s too tough for me


5 posted on 01/20/2010 1:43:25 PM PST by hoe_cake (a state of limerent consciousness)
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To: matt1234
I agree.


6 posted on 01/20/2010 1:43:57 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Enterprise

He “finally got a piece of the pie.”


7 posted on 01/20/2010 1:44:00 PM PST by matt1234 (36-month arugula futures are down sharply in early trading)
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To: matt1234

“Run even quicker now and try to sovietize the country before the voters can nix the wonderful lefty plan in November!”


8 posted on 01/20/2010 1:44:22 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: matt1234
Dozens of explanations are being offered for why the Dems were humiliated in Massachusetts.

One reason is Coakley's cluelessness. But her campaign started to fall apart when Reid was buying votes in the senate:


9 posted on 01/20/2010 1:44:50 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

dozens of explanations...

D.E.N.I.A.L.


10 posted on 01/20/2010 1:46:07 PM PST by hoe_cake (a state of limerent consciousness)
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To: matt1234
Now we will find out what the man is made of.... We know....
11 posted on 01/20/2010 1:46:25 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: HiTech RedNeck

exactly....

rat bastards, led by a illegitimate marxist usurper rat bastard. imo


12 posted on 01/20/2010 1:48:16 PM PST by himno hero
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To: matt1234

Unfortunately for him his rhetoric does not jibe with his governance. And also unfortunately for him, the American people recognized that in a short year.


13 posted on 01/20/2010 1:49:20 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: matt1234
Now we will find out what the man is made of--either a true political leader or just another show horse.

Waiting to see if Obama changes is a waste of time and only gives him the opportunity to ram his policies through. (Much like giving an enemy time to reload.)

14 posted on 01/20/2010 1:49:41 PM PST by 1776 Reborn
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To: matt1234

Where are all the obama followers who once asked, “Where my pie at, foo’?” Now they know where to find it at (sic).


15 posted on 01/20/2010 1:50:01 PM PST by Vision Thing (He has a white house, and he wants to paint it black.)
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To: matt1234

“...just another show horse....”?

Got the horse part right.

Now, instead of “show”, perhaps you might want to consider the opposite of the eating end.......take that word....and place it after “horse”.

If the Obamaloon were a “scientist,” he’d be a climate “scientist”.


16 posted on 01/20/2010 1:50:53 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: matt1234

“He lost his innocence as the valiant young president...” Oh my GOD, is THIS a wide open invitation for comment! I mean, “innocent as a $2 whore; valiant as John Kerry wounding HIMSELF....” It’s really TOO EASY!!


17 posted on 01/20/2010 1:53:57 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: matt1234

Obama’s track record for bringing home the bacon really sucks:

1. Chicago Olympics—no way Jose
2. Virginia Governor—nope
3. New Jersey Governor—nada
4. Copenhagen Climate Treaty—nei
5. Massachusetts Senator-—fifth time is the charm-—sorry bozo, try again.

By about this time if I had been rejected as many times as Obama, I would be checking my armpits to see if my deodorant had failed me.


18 posted on 01/20/2010 1:57:28 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Oldpuppymax

“innocent as a $2 whore; valiant as John Kerry wounding HIMSELF....”

Don’t ever ask the media to report the facts - it would destroy their world view. Instead of “innocent” I think the word they meant to use was “a little slow”. Man, once the media picks their template, no amount of facts will change their ivy leagued opinion: innocence and valiant. Wow.


19 posted on 01/20/2010 1:58:44 PM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Enterprise
I heard that Bammy likes pie!
Too Much Pie for One Guy
 
20 posted on 01/20/2010 2:01:42 PM PST by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: matt1234

And not an AJ Burnett kind of pie either!

This was all Obamacare’s fault, had little to do with the candidates. Coakley was an experienced politician, a statewide office holder, with high name recognition, and decent favorability, and had just won a primary against 2 decent foes, so the attacks on her competence are worth zero. Brown is clearly a very good candidate, but a good Democrat beats a good Republican every time in Massachusetts.

Brown campaigned well, and Coakley started slowly and made some mistakes toward the end, but that doesn’t drop anyone 35 points in two months. It was Obamacare, and the despicable way it has come about - the Louisiana Purchase, the Cornhusker kickback, the C-SPAN letter, the Gibbs blow-offs, Nancy’s “he said a lot of things during the campaign” line, Arnold’s “Nebraska got the corn and California got the husk” message, and finally the unions escaping in a Cadillac. Coakley was handed a load no candidate could bear, and she had no way to throw it off.

This was basically Greta Van Sustern’s take from last night and the more I think about it the more I agree. Sure there were other issues, but if Obamacare had already been passed, or wasn’t on the horizon, Coakley would be the senator. And “The People’s Seat” would be an unspoken answer to an unasked question.

The Administration appears to still believe NY23 is the rule and everything else the exception - Westchester, Nassau, VA, NJ, MA... please, nobody wake them up, OK?

So kudos to everyone who has fought against Health Deform. Even Norm Coleman for fighting the good fight to hold off Frankenstein and delay. It is a battle of attrition and we are winning.

Keep fighting, it isn’t over.


21 posted on 01/20/2010 2:04:23 PM PST by lowtaxsmallgov (Low Taxes Small Government - we can do it! Scott Brown - WE DID IT!!!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Hahahahahahhaha.....you know what Brown’s chart looks like??????????Guess????????? THE H O C K E Y Stick chart.....this is priceless!!!!!!!!! Only this one if friggin real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 01/20/2010 2:08:05 PM PST by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: matt1234

Obama needs to stay the course. At least until November. So far, he’s done wonders for the conservative cause.


23 posted on 01/20/2010 2:08:43 PM PST by jim35 (Tea Party former Republican)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

Please don’t denigrate our Veteran Kerry....he served in Viet Nam, you know....this new injury is the result of pulling out some leg hair when he removed the after trauma bandaid he has to continually apply and change since Viet Nam.....please honor his sacrifice../s


24 posted on 01/20/2010 2:10:29 PM PST by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: matt1234

25 posted on 01/20/2010 3:08:38 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Enterprise

I think he likes nose candy even more.


26 posted on 01/20/2010 3:19:12 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: matt1234

“Obama’s mild-mannered faith in bipartisan deal-making seemed strangely out of touch.”

“But we know he is a brilliant politician, astute in his political vision.”

GUFFAWWW!!!


27 posted on 01/20/2010 3:41:12 PM PST by AndrewB (FUBO)
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“But we know he is a brilliant politician, astute in his political vision.”

When that vision is not obscurred by pie.

28 posted on 01/20/2010 3:44:32 PM PST by matt1234 (36-month arugula futures are down sharply in early trading)
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To: matt1234

One has to wonder at this author’s selective memory when he complains that 0bama couldn’t have anticipated the resistance from the Republicans. We’ve had eight years of stubborn, unreasoning, hate-filled rhetoric and the Dems’ very best attempts at a complete roadblock for Bush and he expects the victims to play nice? It isn’t happening, and especially not in the case of 0bama’s overweening ambition in terms of health care legislation. And it isn’t going to happen ever unless the working definition of “bipartisan” changes from its present “you have to agree with the Democrats on everything.”


29 posted on 01/20/2010 4:24:51 PM PST by Billthedrill
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