Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Brown Bomber

(Jim Young, REUTERS)
UPDATE: Monday, 3:45 PM

Okay, I have now taken my phone off the hook after the 9th or 10th political advertising call so far today.
So previous Cover Boy and current State Senator Scott Brown must be doing something right as the desperate Dems had to dispatch heavy hitters to protect sacred ground: President Obama today, and of course Slick Willy (the other "first black President) was around on Friday before jetting off to Haiti to save that part of the world.

And of course they try to brand Brown as a right wing water boy for the failed polices of Bush/Cheney.

Fun to watch the all-powerful Democratic establishment squirm--something that almost never happens in Massachusetts (Well, except when a Republican gets elected Governor). How can you blow a 30 point lead in no time? It helps if you're business-as-usual at a tumultuous time when business is anything but usual.

My buddy Howie Carr described Martha Coakley as "Mike Dukakis in a skirt." Ouch! Remember the tank driving incident?

And of course Martha thought Curt Schilling--Red Sox Nation superhero--was a Yankee fan. Double ouch!


arhs78 said...

Thanks for laying off Amherst kids in high school as subjects for you demagoguery.

Don't think I didn't see you loitering across the street with your camera trying to take pictures of me.

Take one step passed the gate with he sign "No Trespassing" and I'll unleash the dogs.

In the spirit of journalistic criticism, I'm quiet sure you made a mistake when you typed the headline "Brown Bomber" and put a photo of Obama not Brown directly under it. Your average high school student could do better.

Anonymous said...

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LarryK4 said...

Gotta love paranoia.

Anonymous said...

Gonna be a lot of organic anger in Amherst after the election.

Am I right, little village?

Anonymous said...

"The Brown bomber", that is fcking sweet ass sht Larry.

Anonymous said...

"Slick Willy"


Anonymous said...

did you watch the film mr. cub reporter?

a lot of smart people exposing some serious shit. it dwarfs and makes irrelevant the whole mass senator debacle.

watch it.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is fun to watch the Democratic establishment squirm.

But it would have been more fun, and politically healthier for Massachusetts, to have a honest-to-goodness grass-roots Republican Party, made up of real live moderates such as the one that ran against Ellen Story several years ago, competing all the time and everywhere at the local level.

But, of course, none of our parade of Republican governors wanted to build a Republican Party from the ground up. They chose instead to go to the health club on the lunch hour and not come back to the office, or go to the movies like Paul Cellucci, or be anywhere BUT Massachusetts like Mitt Romney. They got bored with the job, and the nitty-gritty of state politics, very quickly.

If Ms. Coakley's opponent wins, his protestations to being his own man notwithstanding, that will ensure that absolutely nothing will happen on the health care front. And that's enough for me to vote for the bad campaigner.

Rich Morse

Anonymous said...

U gotta wonder Y massachusetts is SO scared about Brown running for the seat, never got SO many phone calls asking for my "vote" (from Coakley) in all my life! Just what are "they" afraid of anyways????? MTA. Clinton
s backing her?????
I smell something, do you?
Brown gettin my vote..
Coakley is Shaffer in drag, HA!

Anonymous said...

And of course they try to brand Brown as a right wing water boy for the failed polices of Bush/Cheney.

Duh! He is. He said he would be the vote that killed Healthcare Reform. 'Nuf said.

Max Hartshorne said...

Larry I was tempted to vote against Coakley, I just don't like that voice and that assumption that a dem deserves the seat. But do you honestly want a creationist believin' global-warming doubting, anti-gay and totally pro GOP guy who thinks Palin is a good candidate in there? I'm voting for the seat, not her, but I gotta vote blue this time.

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TCC said...

A reason to vote for Scott Brown - perhaps a non-political one - is to give a little justice to Tooky (or Tookie?) Amirault for the terrible injustice he, and his family, endured.

Listen to this Howie Carr interview. Starts at 6:30.

Max, you may be voting for "the seat" but a vote for Coakley is a vote for a corrupt fool who was also responsible for extending an innocent man's (Tooky) time in prison. So 'Kennedyesque,' dontcha think?

Anonymous said...

This just in:

Coakley in "Free-fall":

A new InsiderAdvantage poll conducted exclusively for POLITICO shows Republican Scott Brown surging to a nine-point advantage over Martha Coakley a day before Massachusetts voters trek to the ballot box to choose a new senator.

According to the survey conducted Sunday evening, Brown leads the Democratic attorney general 52 percent to 43 percent.

"I actually think the bottom is falling out," said InsiderAdvantage CEO Matt Towery, referring to Coakley's fall in the polls over the last ten days. "I think that this candidate is in freefall. Clearly this race is imploding for her."

The numbers show males and independents overwhelmingly breaking for Brown, who has married his GQ looks with a populist tone in a pick-up truck on the campaign trail.

Brown holds a 15-point lead among males and crushes Coakley by 41 points among self-described independents, a group that's been steadily inching away from the Democratic party over the last year due to growing apprehension with government spending, bailouts and health care reform.

Read more:

Anonymous said...

Well-written post. I was in total disbelief when I heard Coakley thought Schilling was a Yankees fan. I've always been slightly annoyed when politicos pretend to be fans of the local team on the trail, but I've never heard of anyone messing it up before.

Anonymous said...

Max: You do realize, don't you, that nearly everything you claim about Scott Brown is a lie? He's not a creationist, he wants to take a balanced approach toward climate change, he's not at all anti-gay.

One thing is true: he is a republican. But to many of us that's a feature, not a bug.

Now stop repeating the canned talking points the Coakley campaign emailed you.

Ed said...

arhs78 said...
Take one step passed the gate with he sign "No Trespassing" and I'll unleash the dogs.

You do realize that this is criminal threatening, don't you?

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