Skip to comments.As Massachusetts Goes, So Could Go Nation
Posted on 01/21/2010 9:29:49 AM PST by truthandlife
A CHARISMATIC Democrat emerges out of nowhere to become chief executive. Democrats rule the House and Senate. They push an unpopular agenda.
This is the Massachusetts story behind the stunning story of Scott Browns victory, and it is a microcosm of Washington.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick won election by promising hope, change and a different kind of politics. Barack Obama ran on the same promise. Now, President Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are pushing an agenda that infuriates voters.
Martha Coakley ran a poor campaign for US Senate. The tepid prosecutor lost her case to a slick politician. But Democrats who try to make Browns victory all about Coakley miss the bigger picture.
Consider the Massachusetts map of this weeks election results. It looks a lot like the electoral map of America during the Bush years.
Theres blue on the two coasts - Boston and western Massachusetts - where the liberal establishment resides. In between, theres a sea of red, or in this case, brown. Those heartland voters of Massachusetts who picked Brown over Coakley include conservative Democrats and independent, or unenrolled, voters.
Browns victory is shocking to the country because he succeeds a liberal icon, the late Edward M. Kennedy. Moreover, the seat has been held by a Kennedy, or Kennedy associate, since 1952, when John F. Kennedy beat a Republican.
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I wouldn’t call Scott Brown a “slick politician.” That is one lame-ass way to explain why Coakley didn’t win. Sure, she was tepid and boring, but her sense of entitlement was her downfall. She thought that all she had to do was pt her name on the ballot, and then she could walk right in. Scott Brown appealed to the masses with common sense and a personable nature, and he won their hearts and minds by being a real person, not a slick politician.
No bias there...nope...none whatsoever!
Nope, no bias at all in the MSM.
Scott Brown is sharp and smart. Rats pooh-pooh this as “slick” to their peril.
“Democrats rule the House and Senate. They push an unpopular agenda.”
A stunning, albeit obvious, admission. What happened to the notion that the resistance to health care just amounted to a lunatic fringe of unpatriotic tea baggers? Is the MSM ready to eat those words? Or are they just forgotten as if they were never uttered?
I guess to the sychophants at the Globe, he is pretty ‘slick’, since he overcame the imaginary 17 point lead they had pegged for Croakley....
The Boston Globe must not have gotten the message from their NYT bosses. This is what NYT editors said today-—
There are many theories about the import of Scott Browns upset victory in the race for Edward Kennedys former Senate seat. To our minds, it is not remotely a verdict on Mr. Obamas presidency, nor does it amount to a national referendum on health care reform even though it has upended the effort to pass a reform bill, which Mr. Obama made the centerpiece of his first year.
As I recall from youtube clips, Obama not only ran on the same lies as Deval Patrick, he gave verbatim some of the same “original” speeches. What a sorry lot.
objectively, history has shown
that obama is the slick politican and not charsiamatic because alot of what obama promised turned out to be lies. He just said whatever to get elected
David Axelrod created Deval Patrick as a “test run” for Obama’s 2008 campaign. It’s no wonder both of them are gong down in flames now. They were nothing but poll-tested empty suits spouting “hopenchange” drivel designed to appeal to yuppie latte-liberal suburbanites. Neither of them had a whit of executive experience. And both of them lost control to hardcore liberal statists in the legislatures. Both of them are now clueless why their administrations have run aground, and powerless to do anything about it.
These 5 words are woefully inadequate in describing what democrats have been attempting to pull in DC.
Lies, back-room deals, attacking (sometimes physically) any dissent, massive bribes and rampant corruption. And that's not even addressing the fact that what they propose is unconstitutional.
So goes Mass so goes the country? NOT...what about the 47 years of dem in Scott’s Senate Seat and all the dem congresscritters in DC. That’s not how the country goes...