Did you doubt Big Pink when we wrote Barack Obama At War With Hillary Clinton (And Thank You Andrew Breitbart)? Your doubts should disappear with the publication of the Mark Halperin book Game Change coming out Monday.
The Book Game Change is a hit on Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton and everyone who Obama wants to destroy. The sources in the book are obviously from Obama and his thugs. We have had an article discussing the work of Mark Halperin ready for a year at least which we have not yet published. The issues in that article are now ripe and we will publish that long delayed article tomorrow.
Mark Halperin and Big Media played a destructive role in the Democratic primaries in 2008 and with the publication of his book (co-authored with John Heilemann) the 2008 primaries and general election are now once again a focus of attention. The 2008 primaries are not the only issue that is ripe for discussion. Harry Reid and “Negroes”, “racism” charges, Ted Kennedy and the Chappaquiddick gang, the Democratic Party suicide, the secret war against Bill and Hillary Clinton by the Democratic establishment (now the Obama Dimocratic Party), how the Left and the Right can unite, the real meaning of the Tea Party movement, – all these issues are now also ripe for discussion. We will discuss them tomorrow and in the week to come.
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The issue today is the Victory In Massachusetts for those of us who supported Hillary Clinton in the primaries and who now resist the Dimocratic Party – until it decides to once again represent the coalition of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and mainstream Democrats – not the Chicago Thug Machine. Have no doubt that what is happening in Massachusetts is a victory for us.
As our readers know, we endorsed Martha Coakley in the primary election in Massachusetts. Coakley won the primary. Our endorsement was based not only on Coakley’s credentials but also on her support of Hillary Clinton during the primary season in 2008 (when the entire Democratic establishment in Massachusetts endorsed Obama) and because the Kennedy clan loathed Coakley, and because the Dimocratic establishment was against her as well. Nancy Pelosi went so far as to endorse Coakley’s opponent in the primary.
When we endorsed Coakley we wrote this:
Let’s be clear, Dimocrats must suffer shattering defeats in the 2010 elections (let’s not forget the few 2009 elections and what is really happening there) if we are to have a Democratic Party in the foreseeable future or ever. The Democratic Party modeled on the FDR winning coalition must be restored. Obama must be rejected. More importantly Obamaism must be rejected too.
With the above in mind, those of us who reject Obama and his Obamination Party must have allies in elected office. We must be very selective in whom we endorse.
Since that endorsement some very disturbing things have happened. So disgusting are the intervening events that only Bill Clinton can save Coakley in the general election scheduled for January 19. We understand that Bill Clinton will travel to Massachusetts just before January 19 in order to save Martha Coakley.
Few understood what was happening in Massachusetts, or refused to believe what was happening, until Rasmussen issued a poll which showed Republican Scott Brown going from a thirty point deficit to a nine point deficit. The Rasmussen poll also noted that all the energy and momentum was with the Scott Brown campaign. The Rasmussen poll was immediately attacked by every Dimocrat who continues to believe in the Chicago Thug Machine and continues to support the Obamination which is the health care scam.
Last night however, a poll which is perceived to be pro-D, not Republican, showed even more dire results. The reasons for the shift in public opinion are many. Martha Coakley deserves some blame because she, like Ned Lamont, did not campaign after she won the nomination. Coakley was not as bad as Lamont, who went on vacation, but Coakley essentially ceded two weeks to the hard driving Scott Brown who campaigned furiously and and aired advertisements.
But what has really hurt Martha Coakley is the utterly ugly health care scam she says she will vote FOR and which Scott Brown says he, as the 41st Republican filibuster supporting senator, will vote AGAINST and thereby kill the odious legislation.
Martha Coakley has also turned to the Kennedy clan to try and save her campaign. This ugly situation is really hurting her. The PPP poll and Dimocrats believe tying Coakley to Ted Kennedy will help but we believe that is a delusional act of suicide (we will discuss this below).
But in the past few days, a truly ugly and revealing event has cast Coakley as a villain. That event is the Dimocratic threat/promise to disenfranchise the will of the voters of Massachusetts if Scott Brown wins the general election. Here is the disgusting, revolting, story:
It looks like the fix is in on national health-care reform – and it all may unfold on Beacon Hill. [snip]
Few have considered the Jan. 19 election as key to the fate of national health-care reform because both Kirk and front-runner state Attorney General Martha Coakley, the Democratic nominee, have vowed to uphold Kennedy’s legacy and support health-care reform.
But if Brown wins, the entire national health-care reform debate may hinge on when he takes over as senator. Brown has vowed to be the crucial 41st vote in the Senate that would block the bill.
The U.S. Senate ultimately will schedule the swearing-in of Kirk’s successor, but not until the state certifies the election. [snip]
Another source told the Herald that Galvin’s office has said the election won’t be certified until Feb. 20 – well after the president’s address.
Since the U.S. Senate doesn’t meet again in formal session until Jan. 20, Bay State voters will have made their decision before a vote on health-care reform could be held. But Kirk and Galvin’s office said today a victorious Brown would be left in limbo.
In contrast, Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell) was sworn in at the U.S. House of Representatives on Oct. 18, 2007, just two days after winning a special election to replace Martin Meehan. In that case, Tsongas made it to Capitol Hill in time to override a presidential veto of the expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Yesterday, Brown, who has been closing the gap with Coakley in polls and fund raising, blasted the political double standard.
“This is a stunning admission by Paul Kirk and the Beacon Hill political machine,” said Brown in a statement. “Paul Kirk appears to be suggesting that he, Deval Patrick, and (Senate Majority Leader) Harry Reid intend to stall the election certification until the health care bill is rammed through Congress, even if that means defying the will of the people of Massachusetts. As we’ve already seen from the backroom deals and kickbacks cut by the Democrats in Washington, they intend to do anything and everything to pass their controversial health care plan. But threatening to ignore the results of a free election and steal this Senate vote from the people of Massachusetts takes their schemes to a whole new level. Martha Coakley should immediately disavow this threat from one of her campaign’s leading supporters.”
Martha Coakley must denounce this election theft. Nothing less than an absolute rejection of this defiance of the will of the voters will do.
We denounced the Roland Burris shenanigans when he was schemed against. We did not support Burris but he was duly selected and we understood not seating Burris was a “protect Obama” scheme. When the Hillary victory in New Hampshire was challenged we supported an election recount because we believe above all – the will of the voters must be respected.
We recall that when Dimocrats won two congressional seats this past November the winners were almost immediately sworn in so they could cast votes for the health care scam. But in Massachusetts the will of the voters is already discarded.
We Hillary supporters objected when the Democratic establishment defied the will of Michigan and Florida voters who supported Hillary and instead gave Hillary delegates to Obama. Now Massachusetts, one of the original thirteen colonies, home of the Boston Tea Party, is declaring “No Representation, But Nullification”. Coakley is silent thus far on an issue of basic democracy. This is an outrage.
Coakley must not only speak out against the Dimocratic establishment plans but denounce them as well and then vow to represent the people – not that corruption which is now the Obama Dimocratic Party. Coakley must understand that events are moving outside her control and that in order for her to be a Senator worth having, she must be a representative of the rights of the voters NOW.
Coakley is in danger of running against the people of Massachusetts and for the corrupt Dimocratic establishment. Coakley must understand that getting in the political car with the Kennedy clan is a big mistake. Massachusetts voters want – CHANGE.
Indeed, during the primary campaign Coakley said she would oppose the Obamination which is the health care scam before congress. She was against it, before she was for it:
State Attorney General Martha Coakley, the Democratic nominee for US Senate, reluctantly threw her support yesterday behind the Senate health care bill, even though it contains restrictions on abortion coverage that abortion rights groups are calling unacceptable.
During the primary campaign, Coakley said she would not have supported the House health care bill because of provisions designed to prevent federal funding of abortions that abortion rights advocates said went too far. Her stand was a major point of debate during the campaign; several of her opponents criticized her for being willing to sink the health care bill over a single issue, but she insisted that there were some things on which she would not compromise.
“Let’s be clear on what’s principled here,’’ she said at the time of her opponent, US Representative Michael Capuano. “If it comes down to this in the Senate, and it’s the health care bill or violating women’s rights, where does he stand?’’
Obviously feeling the pressure, Capuano pivoted a few days later and said that while he voted yes in the House, he would vote no on final passage if the abortion restrictions did not change.
Coakley used her stark position on abortion rights to appeal to supporters for donations; in an e-mail, she declared her decision to make her position “a defining moment’’ in her campaign.
Asked last week whether she would vote against a bill that went beyond current law in restricting abortion coverage, Coakley said, “Yes, that’s right.’’
In a statement to the Globe yesterday, Coakley said that although she was disappointed that the Senate bill “gives states additional options regarding the funding mechanisms for women’s reproductive health services,’’ she would reluctantly support it because it would provide coverage for millions of uninsured people and reduce costs.
This double talk nonsense and obfuscation is killing Martha Coakley. She won the primary because she stood on principle and AGAINST the health care scam. Now she is in danger of turning herself into a tool of Dimocratic corruption.
According to Public Policy Polling (PPP), which is for sure not a Republican polling firm, the Senate race in Massachusetts is now a “toss up” with Republican Scott Brown in a paltry lead (48-47). PPP advises Coakley that she can still win the election. The advice is to get Democrats “energized” and because there are more Democrats than Republicans in Massachusetts she will win.
PPP also gives this ridiculous piece of advice which is contradicted by the evidence and common sense:
Make it about Ted Kennedy’s legacy. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about this poll is that among those planning to vote 47% oppose the health care bill to only 41% who express support for it. Clearly voters who loved Kennedy and want to see comprehensive health care reform become a reality are not grasping how important coming out to vote for Coakley is to making that goal happen.
The voters did not “love” Ted Kennedy. He was the Democrat in a heavily Democratic state but Democrats did not give him any “love” when they voted for Hillary even though he did everything he could to drive Hillary over the bridge (more on this when we discuss Halperin’s book tomorrow). And we repeat, Coakley won the primary when she said she would vote AGAINST the health care scam.
Coakley tying herself to Ted Kennedy’s corpse will lead her to where he is. Coakley tying herself to Obama’s health care scam will lead her to deserved defeat.
Coakley must denounce Dimocratic corruption and the health care scam. Here’s more from PPP:
-Brown has eye popping numbers with independents, sporting a 70/16 favorability rating with them and holding a 63-31 lead in the horse race with Coakley. Health care may be hurting Democratic fortunes with that group, as only 27% of independents express support for Obama’s plan with 59% opposed.
-In a trend that’s going to cause Democrats trouble all year, voters disgusted with both parties are planning to vote for the one out of power. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Brown’s standing is that only 21% of Massachusetts voters have a favorable opinion of Congressional Republicans…but at the same time only 33% view Congressional Democrats favorably. And among voters who have a negative take on both parties, who account for more than 20% of the electorate, Brown leads 74-21.
Coakley finds herself in a car in Chappaquiddick if she thinks the PPP advice is sound. In Framingham, even a Democratic Committee Chair is disgusted with the Obama Dimocratic Party and has left to become an independent voter. [Martha, check out this cartoon HERE, if you want to see where PPP’s advice will lead you to.]
There is a case to be made for sending Martha Coakley and not Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate. Some polls show her winning and Bill Clinton, along with the odious John Kerry will make the case for Martha Coakley on Friday at a rally. The argument for Coakley is that she is on “our” side of the issues. This argument is that Scott Brown in the Senate will stop the Obama health scam but other than that he would oppose “us” on every other issue because he is a Republican. But that argument is not rational.
The argument is not rational because we have seen what Obama Dimocrats, in overwhelming power for a year, have done. For an entire year we have seen that Obama Dimocrats do not represent “us” – the Democratic grass roots. Whether on Wall Street bailouts or Big PhaRma sweet deals or sexism and misogyny or stimulus scams. What Obama Dimocrats are expert at doing is waving red flags like “abortion” or “racist!” or “teabaggers” to denigrate the Tea Party movement. But the anger is growing among Americans.
From Massachusetts to California the anger is growing. In California:
The number of initiatives so far, while high, is not the largest in history. But the rage that underlies them has not been seen in decades, said lawmakers, pollsters, political consultants and the proponents.
“The feeling is one of revolt,” said John Grubb, the campaign director for Repair California, a coalition behind a pair of initiatives to call a constitutional convention. “And come January, they will start negotiating the budget again, and there will be more fear and loathing. The feeling here is that California state government is broken, and we need not a little fix, but a big fix.”
As we have argued repeatedly, the Dimocrats must face devastating defeat after defeat after defeat, if they are ever to recognize the massive Mistake In ’08 they made and return to the FDR coalition as well as reject the politics represented by Obama’s Situation Comedy Coalition.
Republicans are well aware of the historic mistake Dimocrats made in ’08. They are readying their appeal to the “Reagan Democrats” that Hillary proved so powerful a voice with. Republicans are also on the right track by asking what effect a close election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts will have on Blue Dogs. Scott Brown has already provided a victory for Republicans and the ever growing NObama Coalition. Republicans and Independents are rightly energized and Scott Brown’s offices are erupting with volunteers.
Any parent, animal trainer, or criminal justice professional knows that the closer the punishment is to the misdeed the more effective the lesson. It is imperative that in election after election after election Dimocrats suffer devastating defeats until they apologize for what they did to Hillary Clinton and us in 2007-2008 as well as abandon race-baiting and sexism and misogyny as political tools to achieve the “leadership” ends. Last November voters in New Jersey and Virginia started the punishment.
Come November 2010 we will be at work to ensure Obama Dimocrat defeat. It will be difficult because many of those we will oppose will be those who say things we like. Their words will be on our side of the issue debate. But their actions will say something else. We’ve seen it for a year now, in practice, not in audacious dreams.
But we have learned that words are not actions. We were never gulled into believing Obama words because we looked at his history and the content of his character and the character of his friends.
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For Hillary supporters and those who reject the Obama Dimocratic Party of endless Obaminations, the Massachusetts election is and will be a victory. If Martha Coakley wins she will win because of the help Bill Clinton provides and because she supported Hillary Clinton in the primaries. Martha Coakley, during the primaries, ignored the Dimocratic establishment in Massachusetts and supported Hillary. The Kennedys cannot stand her nor can the rest of the Dimocratic establishment in Massachusetts.
If Scott Brown wins, the entire Obama Obaminations Program Schedule (OOPs) blows up into dust. If Scott Brown wins and Dimocrats try to stonewall him from taking the oath of office there will be anger in the electorate we have never witnessed since the Civil War. If Scott Brown wins the Obama health care scam will lie on a mortuary slab along with Michelle’s sleeves.
In either case the NObama coalition will be strengthened. All Dimocratic elected officials must now be scared. If Massachusetts is in play…
Martha Coakley can save herself by rejecting Obama and his Obaminations. She must come out against the Obama health scam as she did during the primaries and mean it this time. Coakley must vow to abide by the election results and make sure the winner is immediately seated. Coakley must stand with the American people and the American Way, not the Chicago Way. It’s the only way to win.
Martha Coakley must earn her support.
We cannot support Martha Coakley – she must support us.