Obama’s Unicorn of Hope and Change Died Under the Weight of Ted Kennedy’s Ego
In Massachusetts, Barack Obama’s unicorn of hope and changed died under the weight of Ted Kennedy’s ego. The left gets angry when it is pointed out, but it is an objective fact. Once Kennedy’s condition became terminal, he could have resigned his seat in favor of an appointment or special election. Instead, the Democrats and Kennedy decided he should martyr himself to advance socialized medicine | Read More »
Empty Phone Banks for Martha’s Empty Campaign
It is snowing in Boston today. The Massachusetts Teachers Association is, notwithstanding the snow and holiday, doing what it can to get Martha Coakley elected. They are running phone banks today to help out. There’s just one problem. The phones are there and ready to go, but no one showed up to make calls. Would you want to get out in the snow to make | Read More »
Will the Democrats Ignore This Precedent Too?
If Martha Coakley wins on Tuesday, it won’t matter, but should Scott Brown pull off the upset of the year, Democrats are going to have to defy long time historic precedent to keep Paul Kirk, the appointed Senator of Massachusetts, in the Senate. Fred Barnes cites Republican lawyers on this precedent, but there is actually quite a lot of substantive detail that you can read | Read More »
My Working Theory on Brown v. Coakley: Democrats Want Brown to Win
Clayton (you guys remember him, right?) suggested this and I think he is right. My working theory of the Massachusetts race is that a lot of Democrats desperately want Scott Brown to win. From Blanche Lincoln to Ben Nelson to Evan Bayh, they are privately praying Scott Brown cleans Martha Coakley‘s clock. Now they won’t admit it in public, but they know if Brown wins, | Read More »
The Story The Media Is Missing Because It Does Not Fit Their Narrative
Let’s admit there is media bias. We know there is despite the best efforts of some on the left to deny it. I cannot tell you the number of reporters at major networks and newspapers who will, in private moments, admit there is a real bias. In most cases it is not an intentional bias. It is a product of being largely highly educated, liberally | Read More »
A Couple of Points
1. If Scott Brown pulls very close to Coakley or wins on Tuesday, does that not kill the stupid little argument Obama has been trotting out that the Democrats need to pass health care deform to rally the Democratic base? I mean, if health care hangs in the balance by this one campaign, you’d think of all the people in America, the Massachusetts voters would | Read More »
Who Exactly Is Bought And Paid For By Washington?
Check out this video. Martha Coakley is attacking Scott Brown as being bought and paid for by Washington Republicans including George Bush, who does not live there. Meanwhile, half the health care industry showed up at a Martha Coakley fundraiser in Washington to buy her. “I hope they all use lobbyists to raise money,” said one. Well, the only one who is for sure is | Read More »
Meehan ADMITS He Shoved McCormack
Well well. After the media carrying Martha Coakley‘s water for an entire day, claiming that report John McCormack tripped instead of, as McCormack claimed, being shoved to the grown by Coakley aide Michael Meehan, Meehan has now issued an apology for shoving McCormack. Yet again we have the bulk of the mainstream media carrying a Democrat’s water and buying wholesale their spin. Will the AP | Read More »
Martha Coakley Saw Nothing
Consider this an open thread.
Democrats Go Into ‘Sheer Panic’ Mode Over Massachusetts
The Democrats have gone into ‘sheer panic’ mode over Martha Coakley‘s campaign in Massachusetts. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has purchased advertising made expenditures1 to help Martha Coakley. Read that again. NOT the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), but the campaign committee for the House of Representatives. Why would House Democrats be spending their precious resources on someone running for the United States Senate? | Read More »
Doug Flutie Endorses Scott Brown
Excellent news, although it is rather buried in this video.
What are the DNC and DSCC Seeing That We Aren’t?
Coming on the heels of Martha Coakley saying Scott Brown’s surge is “frightening”, I’m hearing tonight that the DNC and DSCC have rapidly deployed senior aids to Massachusetts to try to get the Coakley campaign under control and course corrected. Internal polling on the Democrat side suggests that Brown has pulled to within the margin of error and public polls are reflecting this. The Democrats | Read More »
The Republican Unicorns and Reality
Remember 2000? Bush spent a good bit more in resources in California than any sane person thought prudent. He lost California. Republicans have, for a long time, been losing California. Ahnuld (writing it this way so I don’t have to look up the proper spelling of his last name) has largely been a fluke. He came to power in 2003 during the Gray Davis debacle | Read More »