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  • Sam Youngman: “Conway sweats. A lot.”

    09/20/2015 12:56:48 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    Over at the Lexington Herald-Leader, political writer Sam Youngman offers a blistering critique of Jack Conway’s performance at Tuesday night’s debate. Not only did Youngman compare Conway to “A 1980s commercial for antiperspirant,” but said: “Between the Al Gore body language and the 1960 Richard Nixon sweating, Conway looked ill at ease on the stage, and he desperately needs strong debate performances from here on out to break through a political environment that is potentially apocalyptic for Democrats.” Conway’s answer to a question about a sexual harassment case bothered Youngman (among others) “The larger problem for Conway came from some...
  • Martha Coakley (almost MA governor) and the KKK

    11/30/2014 1:02:40 PM PST · by pabianice · 19 replies
    How Martha Coakley sent a guy to prison using a case won by the KKK in 1875. ===================================================== Martha Coakley and the KKK, strange bedfellows. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has aspired to higher office in Massachusetts for years. Scott Brown defeated her and the “machine” in a closely contested U.S. Senate race in 2010 but that didn’t deter her, she’s back again, this time running for Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. If ever there were a candidate that illustrates blind faith voting, Mar - tha would be it. The brand name Democrats including Hillary Clin - ton and...
  • Baker (MA Gov-elect): No driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants under Real ID

    11/08/2014 9:57:29 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 20 replies ^ | 7 Nov 2014 | Matt Ingersoll
    Gov.-elect Charlie Baker this morning said he would nix a Patrick administration plan to issue special driver’s licenses to non-citizens to comply with new federal rules. “I don’t support issuing driver’s licenses to people who are undocumented,” he said this morning on Boston Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” with Joe Battenfeld and Jaclyn Cashma
  • Wow! Just Wow!

    11/06/2014 4:17:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | November 6, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I’d almost forgotten to write this column. I’m sitting here watching election returns, and I am just stunned. Massachusetts? Maryland? MARYLAND?!?! Forget the Senate for a minute, or the massive Republican majority in the House, and think about the fact that Republicans did so well in the gubernatorial races across the country. In Michigan, after passing a “Right-To-Work” law, Gov. Rick Snyder wins handily. Union money and muscle plus President Obama campaigning against him couldn’t sink a man with the Twitter handle @OneToughNerd. Speaking of unions, no one had a bigger target placed on their back by the unions than...
  • Lame: Barnicle Says Menino's Passing Could Be to Blame for Coakley Loss

    11/05/2014 6:47:05 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Barnicle could be the early leader in the race for the lamest excuse for a Dem loss. On today's Morning Joe, Barnicle claimed that the death of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino "disrupted" the Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign, and that but for it, Martha Coakley might have "pulled it out." Really? Menino might not have been the most silver-tongued speaker, but the five-time Beantown mayor was a popular figure in the Bay State. It's not hard to imagine that far from hurting Coakley's campaign, Menino's passing might have prompted some sympathy votes for her, a fellow Dem. View the video here.
  • No Class! Dem Pol Exploits Death of Popular Mayor to Bolster Sagging Campaign

    11/04/2014 1:41:24 PM PST · by Abakumov · 5 replies
    Radix News ^ | November 4, 2014 | Radix News
    Our roving Radix observer in South Boston writes on the Massachusetts Gubernatorial race: “The news of the day is…Democrat Martha Coakley has attached ‘Thank you Mayor Menino’ signs to all her campaign signs in Boston…it backfired huge as all the people are sickened by her trying to use the mayor when he is literally just in the ground. People are bat [guano] about the Menino sign …he didn’t support her campaign …she is classless using the popularity of a dead mayor who is just in the ground.” Coakley operatives “showed up at midnight to attach the Menino signs …. trying...
  • The 15 Worst Democrat Gaffes This Election

    11/02/2014 10:37:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | November 2, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    This started as a top ten list.Let's face it, with President Obama's awful approval ratings and the unfortunate consequences of Obamacare felt like a sting around the country, Democrats were already vulnerable in this year's midterm elections. These gaffes certainly won't help. Let's take a look at some of the worst mistakes Dems have made on the campaign trail so far:1.) That awful/insensitive/shameful and now infamous ad from the Wendy Davis (D-TX) gubernatorial campaign. 2.) Those colorful campaign memos from Michelle Nunn’s (D-GA) campaign, in which her own campaign referred to her as a “lightweight.” 3.) Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) saying he was...
  • COAKLEY 2016!!!

    10/28/2014 9:36:30 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    Self | October 28, 2014 | PJ-Comix
    I thought Martha Coakley was out of politics for good after she lost a "sure" election to Scott Brown for Senator to Massachusetts. So imagine my surprise a few weeks ago when I found out that Coakley is baaaaack as the Democrat nominee for MA governor. Then add to that my surprise that Coakley is now not only behind by waaaaay behind in solidly Democrat MA. That woman is absolutely toxic as a candidate therefore...COAKLEY 2016!!! I support Coakley as the Democrat nominee for President in 2016.
  • Martha Coakley Announces Run For Governor

    09/16/2013 1:20:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | September 16, 2013
    Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley officially launched her campaign for governor Monday, saying she had learned from the errors made during her stunning loss to Republican Scott Brown in a special election for the U.S. Senate.
  • Coakley struggling to solidify her base

    10/22/2014 9:54:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Attorney General Martha Coakley is locked in a dead heat for governor with Republican Charlie Baker because she’s struggling to win over the two demographic groups she needs most. Partisan Democrats and women voters formed the backbone of the recent Democratic victories in Massachusetts. But three weeks before Election Day, Coakley is still struggling to close the sale with the state’s Democratic base. Democrats have established a winning formula in recent contests: Roll up big margins with women voters, turn out the party faithful and capture just enough independent voters to allow Democrats’ built-in numerical advantage to overwhelm Republicans. This...
  • Coakley Staffers: “Get Out Of Our Office!”

    01/19/2010 1:18:37 PM PST · by Eagles2003 · 21 replies · 2,541+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | Jan 19, 2010 | Snarky Basterd
    Coakley staffers won’t allow “biased” reporter inside their office, claiming private property and civil rights, “which we still have despite nazis like you.” Well played, “Progressives.” Video is typical of Union Thuggery. Only thing they didn't do was hit a woman.
  • Worcester Diocese under attack from Martha Coakley

    03/21/2014 10:41:11 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 2 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 21, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for the Christian Post Reporter, Michael Gryboski notes that, "A Roman Catholic diocese in Massachusetts that refused to sell a historic mansion to a gay couple is facing mounting legal pressure. Massachusetts' Attorney General Martha Coakley recently filed a brief in support of the gay couple who are suing the Diocese of Worcester alleging discrimination. Filed before superior court earlier this month on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Coakley argued that the diocese's actions constituted 'sexual orientation discrimination.' 'The commonwealth's compelling interest in protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination derives from their status as a politically vulnerable minority...
  • Martha Coakley backs AGs’ call to snuff smokes

    03/18/2014 5:49:02 PM PDT · by massmike · 42 replies ^ | 03/18/2014 | Donna Goodison
    A group of 28 state attorneys general are calling on Wal-Mart and other retailers to follow the lead of CVS Caremark and stop selling tobacco products in their stores with pharmacies — a move Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley backs but has not yet signed. The group’s letters to Wal-Mart, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Kroger and Safeway said there is a “contradiction in having these dangerous and devastating tobacco products on the shelves of a retail chain that services health care needs.” Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS said in February that it would stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its 7,600-plus stores...
  • Crime Lab Scandal Rocks Massachusetts

    09/23/2012 6:17:28 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 43 replies
    NPR ^ | September 20, 2012 | by Tovia Smith
    Massachusetts is reeling from a massive scandal in its state crime lab. Details are still emerging about what officials call a "rogue chemist" who may have mishandled evidence in as many as 40,000 cases over 10 years. It could mean the unraveling of countless convictions. Even lawyers prone to hyperbole may not be overstating it when they call the scandal a catastrophic failure and unmitigated disaster. "Any person who's been convicted of a drug crime in the last several years whose drugs were tested at the lab was very potentially a victim of a very substantial miscarriage of justice," says...
  • Mass. chemist in lab shutdown handled 50k samples

    09/07/2012 3:27:44 PM PDT · by ex91B10 · 15 replies
    Live5 (WCSC) ^ | Sep 05, 2012 | Denise Lavoie
    The chemist at the center of a scandal that shut down a state crime lab was involved in testing more than 50,000 drug samples, raising the possibility of an enormous number of legal challenges from people convicted or awaiting trial.
  • Massachusetts crime lab scandal explodes

    04/04/2013 4:42:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 4 April 2013 | Rebecca Trager
    More than 300 convicted inmates have been released from Massachusetts state prisons in the US as a result of the September 2012 arrest and subsequent indictment of Annie Dookhan, who worked in a Department of Public Health state laboratory and allegedly falsified evidence used in criminal cases. Now the scandal has grown with the prosecution of another Massachusetts state lab chemist for tampering with evidence and stealing drugs seized as evidence. Sonja Farak, who worked at the Massachusetts State Crime Laboratory in Amherst, was charged with tampering with four drug samples stored at the lab on 1 April. In two...
  • Chemist in massive drug lab scandal arrested

    09/28/2012 11:12:10 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 38 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/28/12 | Erin Smith and Joe Dwinell
    Annie Dookhan, the former state chemist at the center of a lab scandal which could overturn hundreds of drug convictions, was arrested by state police this morning. Dookhan, 34, was brought out of her Franklin home in handcuffs and put into an unmarked cruiser shortly before noon. She did not speak and kept her head down as she was led down her walkway in front of reporters. Dookhan is charged with two counts of obstruction of justice and falsely pretending to hold a degree from a college or university. She will be arraigned at Boston Municipal Court this afternoon. Dookhan,...
  • Mass. (AG) proposes fining utility NStar almost $10M

    08/08/2012 10:16:32 AM PDT · by matt04 · 5 replies
    The Massachusetts attorney general is seeking a nearly $10 million in fines from electric utility NStar for what she calls "inadequate" responses to two major storms last year that left hundreds of thousands of customers without power, some for days. Attorney General Martha Coakley's office made the recommendation in a brief filed Tuesday with the Department of Public Utilities, which has the authority to impose the fine. The attorney general says NStar failed to properly anticipate the severity of Tropical Storm Irene in August and a late October snow storm; failed to communicate effectively with customers and government officials; and...
  • AG Martha Coakley (D-MA) seeks $16.3M fine against National Grid for slow response to 2 storms

    07/27/2012 2:22:08 PM PDT · by matt04 · 14 replies
    Attorney General Martha M. Coakley on Thursday proposed a $16.3 million fine against National Grid, saying the giant utility failed to communicate effectively, neglected to mobilize enough crews and was delinquent in responding to thousands of fallen wires during last year's October snow storm and Tropical Storm Irene. ... Deborah Drew, a spokeswoman for National Grid in New England, issued a prepared statement, saying company officials "strongly disagree with the extreme conclusions of the attorney general. Drew said she would not comment beyond the statement. She said the company will file its formal response on Wednesday with the state Department...
  • AG Martha Coakley seeking $4 mil penalty for W Ma Electric Co. based on response to Oct snowstorm

    07/12/2012 2:10:22 PM PDT · by matt04 · 14 replies
    Attorney General Martha Coakley is seeking $4 million penalty from the Western Massachusetts Electric Company, saying the utility failed to adequately communicate with residents and municipal officials or secure proper staffing levels during the October 2011 snow storm. In a press release, Coakley is recommending that the state Department of Public Utilities issue the $4 million penalty. In a legal brief filed Tuesday, Coakley said that the electric company failed to meet three separate standards of its plan for responding to storms. “The October 2011 snow storm left thousands of Western Massachusetts customers without power for as many as 12...
  • AG Martha Coakley: ‘Everyone is pleased’ charges brought in Trayvon Martin case

    04/12/2012 11:19:23 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies ^ | April 12, 2012 | Matt Murphy
    Attorney General Martha Coakley, the state’s top prosecutor, said Thursday she agreed with the decision by a Florida special prosecutor to bring charges against the man responsible for killing Florida teen Trayvon Martin. But when asked if she would ever ask the residents of Massachusetts to pray for her to win a conviction – as Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey did Wednesday - she chalked it up to Florida being Florida.
  • Barbara Anderson: Coakley's failure to do right by Amiraults makes her poor choice for Senate

    01/17/2010 5:54:40 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 8 replies · 769+ views
    Salem (MA) News ^ | 1/16/10 | Barbara Anderson
    Say what historians will about this shameful aspect of our history, at least Massachusetts didn't honor John Hathorne after he participated in the mass hysteria that sent 19 alleged witches to the gallows here in 1692. Years later, Hathorne, a judge who acted more as prosecutor according to the transcripts of the witchcraft trials, came to be seen for what he was — a disgrace to the concept of justice and a sad excuse for a human being. At least that's how he's portrayed in his great-grandson Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel "The House of the Seven Gables." We less superstitious...
  • Teacher question hurtling towards 2012 ballot, union vows lawsuit

    10/23/2011 8:11:42 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies ^ | 10/23/2011 | Michael Norton and Kyle Cheney
    An advocacy group pressing for a ballot law that would force schools to prioritize teacher effectiveness over seniority in hiring, layoff, and transfer decisions says it has amassed more than 100,000 voter signatures, but the state’s largest teacher’s union is gearing up to fight the proposal in court. Attorney General Martha Coakley, who is charged with reviewing ballot questions to ensure they comply with legal criteria, certified the teacher evaluation proposal in August, clearing the way for advocates to launch their signature drive. But the MTA argues that the proposal should never come before voters because it violates laws governing...
  • Dems gang up on Brown (Dems say Scott votes 87% with GOP)

    06/05/2011 3:35:22 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/5/11 | Richard Weir
    Candidates lob shots during convention Open season on Scott Brown officially kicked off yesterday with five of the six Democratic candidates seeking to reclaim the “people’s seat” training their sights and barbs squarely on the freshman U.S. senator during speeches at their party’s state convention in Lowell. “When Ted Kennedy went behind closed doors with lawmakers and lobbyists, he always fought for us,” Bob Massie, the nonprofit executive who ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 1994, told some 3,000 Democratic delegates gathered on the floor of Tsongas Center. “When Scott Brown goes behind closed door with lawmakers and lobbyists and...
  • President Screw-Up

    11/14/2010 2:40:33 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 57 replies
    Sunday, November 14, 2010 | cc
    This guy has the lead touch. Next time your liberal friends tell you what a great leader Obama is, just point to what happened in Asia last week. One of the main purposes of the Asia trip was to sign a free-trade agreement with South Korea. The deal had already been fully negotiated (under Bush), was all set to go, it just needed the President's signature. So what does Know-It-All do? He tries to renegotiate the terms to be more friendly to his union buddies back home. End result? Talks collapse, no trade deal. Obama heads home empty-handed - again....
  • Sinking By The Stern

    03/01/2010 5:07:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 539+ views ^ | March 1, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Union Influence: The White House picks its most frequent visitor to sit on its deficit commission. He believes in big government, in big spending, and that the workers of the world should unite. What could go wrong? Computer security firms have been known to hire the best former hackers because they know best how to stop others like them. But the appointment of Andy Stern, president of the Service Employee International Union (SEIU), to a bipartisan commission to come up with ways to deal with the rapidly rising federal budget deficit is like having a serial arsonist organize Fire Prevention...
  • Finger-pointing begins for Democratic insiders (MA)

    01/18/2010 9:55:14 PM PST · by Ravi · 41 replies · 2,198+ views
    Politicoooo ^ | 1/19/10 | Raju Sauce
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — As voters head to the polls in Massachusetts, nervous Democrats have already begun to blame one another for putting at risk the Senate seat Ted Kennedy held for more than 40 years
  • Brown Already Recording Robo-Call For McCain

    01/20/2010 4:18:07 PM PST · by Carling · 81 replies · 1,859+ views
    TPM ^ | January 20, 2010 | Rachel Slajda
    Sen.-elect Scott Brown (R-MA), who won his seat in last night's special election, has already recorded a robo-call for Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) re-election campaign. Brown's campaign confirmed that he recorded the call, which asks voters to call McCain and thank him for supporting Brown. The number goes to Friends of John McCain, the senator's campaign. McCain is facing an election this November. He may also find himself vulnerable in the Republican primary if the more conservative J.D. Hayworth challenges him. A reader from Arizona who received the call tells us that Brown praises McCain for supporting him when no...
  • Vanity - Thomas Sowell Quote for Obama and Democrats in light of Brown Victory.

    01/20/2010 1:41:15 PM PST · by KansasConservative1 · 12 replies · 899+ views
    Quote from Thomas Sowell ^ | 1/20/2010 | Self
    "Intellectuals and their followers have often been overly impressed by the fact that intellectuals tend, on average, to have more knowledge than other individuals in their society. What they have overlooked is that intellectuals have far less knowledge than the total knowledge possessed by the millions of other people whom they disdain and whose decisions they seek to override." (Thomas Sowell)
  • Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr. (Last Republican Elected To Class 1 Seat in Massachusetts: 1946)

    01/20/2010 10:36:25 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 18 replies · 595+ views
    Senate Years of Service: 1937-1944; 1947-1953 Party: Republican; Republican LODGE, Henry Cabot, Jr., (great-great-great grandson of George Cabot, great-great grandson of John Davis of Massachusetts, great-great grandson of Elijah Hunt Mills, grandson of Henry Cabot Lodge, brother of John Davis Lodge, and nephew of Augustus P. Gardner), a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Nahant, Essex County, Mass., on July 5, 1902; graduated from Middlesex School, Concord, Mass., in 1920 and from Harvard University in 1924; engaged in newspaper work 1924-1931; member, Massachusetts State legislature 1933-1936; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1936; reelected in 1942, and...
  • Obama's lost senate seat is a victory for Netanyahu (NEW PICTURES!)

    01/20/2010 8:50:54 AM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 40 replies · 2,155+ views
    haaretz ^ | 16:06 20/01/2010 | By Aluf Benn, Haaretz Correspondent
    The Republican upset in the race for the U.S. Senate seat held for nearly half a century by liberal Edward M. Kennedy reflects a huge victory for opponents of U.S. President Barack Obama - and also for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Scott Brown defeated once-favored Martha Coakley for the Massachusetts seat even after U.S. President Barack Obama rushed to Boston on Sunday to try to save her candidacy. Over the past nine months, Netanyahu has managed to curb pressure from Obama, who enjoys a Democratic majority in both houses of Congress. Now, however, Obama will be more dependent on the...
  • A View From Inside Coakley’s Camp

    01/20/2010 4:16:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 719+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 20, 2010 | Michael Cooper
    Martha Coakley’s campaign had originally planned on spending less money in the general election against Scott Brown than it had spent winning the Democratic primary, its chief strategist said in an interview today. Many people had expected the four-way primary to be tougher than the general election against Mr. Brown, a little-known Republican state senator. So the Coakley campaign, which spent roughly $5 million to win the Democratic nomination, entered the general election with only about $450,000 left and plans to spend only about $1.8 million against Mr. Brown in the final stretch, which was less than two months long....
  • Dems Double Down

    01/20/2010 4:11:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 995+ views ^ | January 20, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Care: Will the administration seize the moment of Scott Brown's victory to work out real solutions, or will it follow Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid over the cliff? Or is it just about government control? Before Sen.-elect Brown became the Scott heard 'round the world, House Speaker Pelosi was asked what his victory in the bluest of blue states would mean. "Certainly the dynamic will change depending on what happens in Massachusetts," she replied in a bit of an understatement. The dynamic has changed, yet the Democrats, as the country song goes, apparently don't know when to hold them...
  • Rush Limbaugh: The EIB Celebration Zone: This One's for You, Mary Jo!

    01/20/2010 3:02:54 PM PST · by seanmerc · 16 replies · 1,354+ views ^ | 20 Jan 10 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life I am proud of Massachusetts, as I paraphrase Michelle (My Belle) Obama. For the first time in my life I am proud of Massachusetts. I seem to remember some hack saying you never want to waste a crisis. Some hack in the White House said that. I think his name was Rahm Emanuel. That's exactly right. Well, they are in a crisis right now, and turnaround is fair play. So let me say, ladies and gentlemen, you never want to waste a crisis, especially when it's the libs experiencing...
  • Iowahawk: Do No Blame Me

    01/20/2010 1:34:14 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies · 1,750+ views
    Iowahawk | January 20, 2010 | David Burge
    Special Post-Election Analysisby Rosa OrtizFormer Chief of Housekeeping Staff, Coakley For Senate CampaignI have been in this country for now many years and I have learn many things. Like to put the 20% away for the rainy day. Do no to mix the permanent press with the cottons. And as Dio is my witness, do no never take the job for the Kennedys.Please for to let me explain. I am being to not blog for many months here because I am very busy. Continued
  • Experts: Race aftermath will sink Attorney General, buoy Scott Brown

    01/20/2010 8:31:32 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 12 replies · 778+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/20/10 | Edward Mason
    Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley limps out of the bruising Senate battle with a damaged image and an uncertain future, while state Sen. Scott Brown bursts onto the national scene as a rising Republican star, experts told the Herald yesterday. A prohibitive early favorite, Coakley squandered a 30-point lead to an unknown, upstart state senator, losing “Ted Kennedy’s seat” in an electoral collapse some compared to the worst disasters in Bay State political history. “This is probably more damaging (to Coakley) than Dukakis in the tank,” said political analyst Lou DiNatale. “She’s damaged goods,” DiNatale said. “The question is whether...
  • Pro-Life Reaction to Scott Brown Defeating Martha Coakley

    01/20/2010 8:29:04 AM PST · by julieee · 8 replies · 669+ views ^ | January 20, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Life Reaction to Scott Brown Defeating Martha Coakley Washington, DC -- Scott Brown defeated pro-abortion activist Martha Coakley Tuesday night in a special election for a U.S. Senate seat that became a national expression of disappointment with the pro-abortion health care bill. Leading pro-life advocates applauded the vote because of its impact on the legislation.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-20-10 (Pretend Pundit Pied Piper Pitt: "Martha Coakley will win on Tuesday")

    01/20/2010 6:59:09 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 93 replies · 1,755+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 20, 2010 | William Rivers Pitt, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    There is nothing that William Rivers Pitt loves more than putting on his Pretend Pundit cap and prognosticate as some sort of political insider for the DUmmies. We have seen this many times and Will inevitably ends up with egg on his face. Remember that courtroom somewhere in Ohio where lawyers for John ("I served in Vietnam") Kerry supposedly filed papers that would somehow overturn the 2004 presidential election? That was a Pitt "scoop." Oh, and Obama would have no problem getting ObamaCare passed because he "parked it" according to Pitt after one of his many boring speeches on...
  • "(But the Votes All Went Brown in) Massachusetts," as sung by the Bee Ohs

    01/20/2010 1:24:46 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies · 321+ views
    January 20, 2010 | Charles Henrickson, the wag tailoring the doggerel
    (BUT THE VOTES ALL WENT BROWN IN) MASSACHUSETTSTune: "Massachusetts" Original Sung by the Bee Ohs Feel we've got a lock in Massachusetts Since it's Teddy's seat, it must go blue But the votes all went Brown in Massachusetts They say we lost--I can't believe it's true Tried to run and hide with Marsha Coakley Thought there's not a thing she had to do But the votes all went Brown in Massachusetts They brought me down and now I'm black and blue Talk about the loss in Massachusetts Speak about how freakish it must be But the votes all went Brown...
  • Democracy Wins!

    01/20/2010 5:39:29 AM PST · by parkerj · 254+ views
    theFinancialSkinny ^ | January 19, 2010 | theFinancialSkinny
    Call it a teaching moment. The voters of Massachusetts schooled President Barack Hussein Obama today when they elected Republican Scott Brown to fill the United States Senate seat which had been held by the late Edward M. Kennedy for forty-seven years prior to his death in August 2009.
  • To my disheartened politico pals (Nantucket lib barf alert)

    01/20/2010 4:35:17 AM PST · by islander-11 · 61 replies · 1,471+ views ^ | 1/20/10 | Grant Sanders
    (If any of you mindless rabble are reading this, stop now. This message is not for you. And reading is really not your thing as you've proven time and again. I will probably use a few big words later and you know how that gives you a headache. So stop reading now. I mean it.) Truth is, the problems this world faces are far more complex and far more difficult to fix than people like Scott Brown can fathom. We know this, don’t we, friends? We understand this, innately. The problems with the banking industry, climate change, energy, healthcare, foreign...
  • Video: Sarah Palin to Dems on Scott Brown's Victory: This is What Democracy Looks Like, Democrats!!!

    01/20/2010 3:28:16 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 29 replies · 1,469+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | January 20, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Appearing on Greta Van Susteren's On the Record at about 10 PM EST, just before the Scott Brown victory speech, Sarah Palin gently lectured the Democrats with a phrase that has all the makings of a memorable one-liner. "This is what democracy looks like, Democrats!" Indeed, it is. On a night when Scott Brown cleaned the proverbial clock of Democrat Martha Coakley—whose laughingstock of a campaign basically imploded on itself in the last several days due to all kinds of scandalous revelations—Palin offered her two cents regarding the reasons for Brown's victory, Coakley's loss, and the attitude that Democrats should...
  • ‘Hope and Change’ is Dead, the audacity of complete Failure (Special election gloat post)

    01/19/2010 8:45:11 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 132 replies · 2,696+ views
    1/19/2010 | sickoflibs
    It’s over folks. Not just the Massachusetts Senate election but any Democrat health care reform bill. Democrat’s chances of passing a health care reform bill that looks like anything like we have seen is about zero. The rest of the battle against Democrats till the November election is downhill from here. If you had been watching MSNBC the past few days you could see the democrat party and Obama White House preparing for this humiliating loss. Story after story was about Martha Coakley's coming defeat and about how she screwed up. Last night Chris Matthews did a 2 hour special...
  • Brown Wins Massachusetts; Now, Republicans, Don't Screw This Up ... Again

    01/19/2010 7:33:23 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 15 replies · 610+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 1/19/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    I remember feeling back in November 2008 like the earth had suddenly skidded to a harrowing halt and started spinning precariously in reverse, throwing everything safe and real and decent into oblivion, as if to erase the entire American Century and plunge the nation into the dark ages.I felt that sudden grinding halt again today, but the results were as blissful as an ocean breeze: Almost a year to the day of the inauguration of pResident Barack Obama, Republican Scott Brown shocked the entire country, delivering “Ted Kennedy’s” Senate seat to its rightful owner – the people of Massachusetts.
  • Coakley's Downfall

    01/19/2010 7:23:26 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 7 replies · 503+ views
    YouTube ^ | 01-16-2010 | patrickjohnson3
    Click here.
  • Dems trade friendly fire while waiting for election returns

    01/19/2010 5:05:55 PM PST · by freespirited · 15 replies · 768+ views
    Politico ^ | 01/19/10
    The Democratic Party collapsed into a circular firing squad while waiting for election returns from Massachusetts Tuesday, with everyone from Martha Coakley's pollster to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi taking shots at other Democrats. The not-so-implicit premise: Democrats will lose the seat Ted Kennedy held for more than four decades. While Democratic Senate insiders and some White House officials are blaming their own party’s nominee for a lackluster campaign that let Republican Scott Brown frame the race, Pelosi suggested Tuesday that her Senate counterparts shared part of the blame. "We're always in touch with our members," Pelosi said at an afternoon...
  • Why Does Martha Coakley Want to Raise Your Taxes?

    01/19/2010 4:43:26 PM PST · by U of IL Conservative · 1 replies · 230+ views
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | Monday, January 18, 2010 | Kaitlyn Ewing
    When looking for someone to represent you in Congress, what do you normally look for? Is this candidate a proponent of higher economic and personal freedom? Do they support lowering taxes? Will they be a strong voice for his/her constituents? In the Massachusetts special election for U.S. Senator, all of these issues are at stake... ========> Check out full piece (from yesterday!) at
  • How Scott Brown Used Google to Get Results in Mass. Election

    01/19/2010 4:37:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 736+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 19, 2010 | Jennifer Valentino
    Politics aside, you can count Google as a clear supporter of at least one aspect of Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown’s campaign — the use of online media. “He has definitely run a model campaign,” Google spokesman Galen Panger said in an interview with Digits. “He has really adopted every single tool in the Google arsenal.” There’s been a lot of news out today about how Mr. Brown has used social networking tools to help his campaign against Democrat Martha Coakley for a crucial Senate seat in Massachusetts. But amid all the talk of Twitter and Facebook, a slightly less...
  • Why Does Coakley Want to Raise Taxes on Families with Special-Needs Kids?

    01/19/2010 4:22:42 PM PST · by U of IL Conservative · 8 replies · 405+ views
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | Thursday, January 14, 2010 | Ryan Ellis
    Americans for Tax Reform today challenged Massachusetts Senate candidate Martha Coakley to defend her support for a tax increase on families with special-needs children. Coakley has endorsed the Senate healthcare bill, which contains a new cap on flexible spending accounts (FSAs)--disproportionately raising taxes on these families. Under current law, there is no legal cap on FSA contributions. Most people defer $10 or $20 per paycheck to pay for eyeglasses, co-payments, and non-prescription medication. Many families, however, defer thousands of dollars per year into FSAs to pay for special needs education on a pre-tax basis. The Senate healthcare bill’s $2500 FSA...
  • Rapid Response

    01/19/2010 3:51:01 PM PST · by freespirited · 12 replies · 868+ views
    NRO ^ | 01/19/10 | Mark Steyn
    I love the way every time Martha Coakley attempts to correct the missteps in her campaign she ends up amplifying them. Portrayed as a hack put up by the party machine who can't be bothered campaigning with real voters, she busses in Obama, Kerry and various minor Kennedys for a rally at a private school. Revealed as a dimwit who can barely string a coherent sentence together on war and foreign policy, she fires back that she only took her position on Afghanistan because the idiot primary voters made her do it. Hammered as the emblem of a lazy out-of-touch...