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Can Bielat Beat Barney?
The American Spectator ^ | 10-11-2010 | Robert Stacy McCain

Posted on 10/11/2010 8:40:34 AM PDT by MassPatriot

NEWTON, Massachusetts -- Brian Phillips was wearing flip-flop sandals Sunday at the nondescript office near the corner of Elliot and Chestnut streets that is headquarters for one of this fall's most remarkable congressional campaigns.

Phillips is campaign manager for Sean Bielat, the young Marine officer who is challenging Barney Frank in one of the most solidly Democratic districts in the country. During his 29-year career in Congress, Frank has never faced such a formidable opponent and the surge of support for Bielat's campaign has clearly rattled the incumbent. Ever since Scott Brown's triumph in January, the GOP in this state has been fired up (as Jim Antle noted last week in his article "Red Bay State") and there is a sense among 4th District Republicans that the Democrats have been caught flat-footed.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: barneyfrank; massachusetts; seanbielat
I'm starting to sense that same surge in MA that I felt in the last couple of weeks before Scott Brown won back in the winter. Go Sean!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_P0050O-ys

1 posted on 10/11/2010 8:40:40 AM PDT by MassPatriot
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To: MassPatriot

Disgusting headline of the day award.................


2 posted on 10/11/2010 8:41:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: MassPatriot
Can Bielat Beat Barney?

That is a bad title for a Barney Frank article

3 posted on 10/11/2010 8:43:26 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: MassPatriot

Please PLEASE throw this bastard out, MA.


4 posted on 10/11/2010 8:44:08 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: MassPatriot

Someone change that headline ... PLEASE.


5 posted on 10/11/2010 8:44:32 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (First there was nothing. Then it exploded.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

How ‘bout “Can Bielat come from behind to win?”


6 posted on 10/11/2010 8:46:42 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: MassPatriot

One of the lessons from the Scott Brown win is that (this year at least) the political machine candidate CAN be beaten.

The tea partiers got it, that’s why you saw so many incuments losing in primaries. The party insiders (of both parties) are just now getting it.

It will be interesting to see how many politicians in “safe” political seats get turned out this year.

I think I’m going to record the MSNBC & CNN election night coverage just so I can watch the looks of horror on their faces. “who did you say just lost?”


7 posted on 10/11/2010 8:47:39 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The next step for the Tea Party--The Conservative Hand--is available at Amazon.com)
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To: Right Brother
How ‘bout “Can Bielat come from behind to win?”

Freepers. . .can't live with em. .can't live without em. .LOL!!!

8 posted on 10/11/2010 8:49:56 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: Brookhaven

I took the day after Election day off from work just to watch all the commentary :)


9 posted on 10/11/2010 8:52:12 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: MassPatriot

How about, “Barney Blows His Re-election”


10 posted on 10/11/2010 8:52:58 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: MassPatriot

It would be awesome if we could find dump Frank.


11 posted on 10/11/2010 8:53:18 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: Personal Responsibility

I already told my husband that I plan on staying up all night just to watch the coverage. I want to see the California returns, too.


12 posted on 10/11/2010 8:56:41 AM PDT by republicangel
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On weekends, if there are 3 in the office phone banking in one office, then there are more in the other offices, plus more than that walking the neighborhoods, putting up signs, attending the campaign’s event, etc. 3 phonebanking is more impressive than the writer thinks and shows a very active campaign. That said, I do wish folks would get involved. 3 should be 12. People talk, talk but need to walk, walk.

So, if you are around a competitive race, get the office location and go and phone bank over the weekend or evening, whenever you can. Seriously. Turnout in midterms is typically 35% . . . so it’s all about getting your people informed that there’s a race and out to vote.


13 posted on 10/11/2010 9:01:07 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: republicangel
I already told my husband that I plan on staying up all night just to watch the coverage. I want to see the California returns, too.

I think there are a lot of us who will be absent or working from home on November 3! I plan on staying up into the wee hours watching the returns...enjoying a refreshing adult beverage or three and laughing as the liberal FOX commentators suck lemons. And reading the FR threads about the reactions of the loons at CNN and MSDNC!
14 posted on 10/11/2010 9:04:40 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Right Brother
‘Bielat Not Bending Over For Frank.’
15 posted on 10/11/2010 9:09:15 AM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: McBuff

I like:

Barney love that Dick Armey, but won’t see that anymore after November.


16 posted on 10/11/2010 9:24:14 AM PDT by Huskerscott
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To: MassPatriot

It would be great to make this happen. The fact that we are making races like this close show how strong we are in the very winnable districts. We are playing on their half of the field almost entirely. Very few GOP leaning districts are even in play for them at this point. Even when they have incumbency.


17 posted on 10/11/2010 9:26:50 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Red Badger

You are bad dude.... LOL


18 posted on 10/11/2010 9:32:16 AM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: skeeter
Please PLEASE throw this bastard out, MA.

He'll end up as a "professor" at Camelot High.

Or a czar.

19 posted on 10/11/2010 9:34:13 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: republicangel; All
I already told my husband that I plan on staying up all night just to watch the coverage. I want to see the California returns, too.

All you people sound like a bunch of political junkies!!! LOL!!!
20 posted on 10/11/2010 9:34:21 AM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: no dems

21 posted on 10/11/2010 10:00:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: MassPatriot

BTTT


22 posted on 10/11/2010 10:01:31 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: JPG

‘Bielat: Franks numbers dropping faster than a bar of soap in a gay bathhouse.’


23 posted on 10/11/2010 10:08:36 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (First there was nothing. Then it exploded.)
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