Update: Music for a Sunday evening:
Barack Obama clawed his way to Massachusetts today in a last desperate attempt to breathe air into his drowned presidency. The Massachusetts special election on Tuesday is now, beyond dispute, a REFERENDUM on Barack Obama – and Barack Obama is poison – even in deep blue bluest of the blue Massachusetts.
In a political sense, the damage to Barack Obama is already done. The coffin car which carries Obama is already over the bridge and in the brackish waters, as far as public opinion is concerned. No longer are Obama’s false prophet false hopes believed. Obama’s oratorical detours and promises of change are now increasingly seen, not as change for the better, but corrupt change for a corrupt machine spawned in corrupt Chicago.
The Irish eyes of Boston did not smile on Obama today. Instead, an atavistic song plays through Irish hearts as they see Barack, Hawaii Barry, come to Boston to save himself amidst Celtic memories of other days. The Civil War era standard “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” is but an echo of the old Irish song, “Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye”.
The early song’s title became a book of pained love about a young president slain in a Texas car, in a sun drenched Texas plaza, many years ago. The lyrics of the old song now describe, not the Johnny president so beloved, but the usurper lump who rolls ever closer to his political end through leaves of grass:
Ye’re an armless, boneless, chickenless egg
Ye’ll have to put with a bowl out to beg
Oh Johnny I hardly knew ye.
Barry, We Hardly Knew Ye. So quickly you’ve come to your end.
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Barack Obama went to to Boston today, to an unfilled small hall, to save himself and the Obama Dimocratic Party. Fate has lifted the humble sounding name of Massachusetts’ “Scott Brown” as Obama’s ostensible political executioner. Today Scott Brown attended “The People’s Rally” packed with voters eager to see him along with Curt Schilling, the legendary Red Sox baseball player, Doug Flutie, of Boston College and NFL history, John Ratzenberger, from the electronic Boston of television’s comedy “Cheers”, and Scott Brown’s daughter Ayla Scott.
As Obama rode wraith-like to Boston, Obama’s Chicago thugs are prepared to thwart the will of the people and deny immediate succession rights to Scott Brown if he wins the special election on Tuesday. As we have written that threat will infuriate Massachusetts voters. The legal questions are already wafting before a single vote is counted.
But the legal questions, discussions about “Yankee” Curt Shilling, sensationalism about reporters attacked, Coakley gaffs, Brown surges, Obama’s bastard status, rape laws, and polls are all beside the point. On Tuesday, the voters of electric blue Massachusetts, who voted for Obama one year ago, will hold a REFERENDUM on Barack Obama. Scott Brown and Martha Coakley are now almost irrelevant. The issue is Barack Obama. Barack Obama is poison even in Massachusetts.
The Obama fellatio-er Andrew Sullivan, begs for Obama and a vote for Coakley, and wonders if Massachusetts is “Obama’s Tora Bora“. Sullivan has issued a “Red Alert” on behalf of his Obama love. At The Atlantic, Obama enabler Marc Ambinder lists the reasons why Obama walks knowingly into Waterloo, Massachusetts:
The White House says that President Obama will campaign for Martha Coakley in Massachusetts on Sunday afternoon. Why?
(1) The White House has decided to OWN the race in Massachusetts, despite faulting Coakley for running a sleeper of a campaign since the primary. [snip]
(3) Coakley needs help turning out Obama Democrats…Democrats who SUPPORT health care reform.
(4) For Democrats, the race needs a…sorry…Game Changer…that shifts attention away from the daily drib-drab and Coakley’s unforced errors…and Democrats need to understand the stakes. Health care reform hangs in the balance… that’s not an exaggeration. If Democrats try to delay Brown’s seating by ten days, the blowback will be fierce.
(5) The decision was made in light of external press coverage and polling. (Coakley’s latest internals have her DOWN four points in the latest daily track.) [snip]
(7) Democrats and their allies will have about 600 troops on the ground next Tuesday and around 2,000 volunteers, but these troops need people to motivate. Democratic base enthusiasm is at an extremely low level, motivated by the idea that Obama doesn’t care about them or their ideals.
(8) The psychological effect of a loss in Massachusetts would be significant. It might persuade Democrats to retire. It might persuade folks who’ve compromised on health care to take a step back. It will almost certainly further demoralize the Democratic Party.
Ambinder foolishly attributes Obama’s trip to a “decision” by the White House. Nonsense, the “White House decided to OWN the race in Massachusetts” is nonsense. That reality was imposed on Barack Obama because he knows it is either go to Massachusetts and claw for some air, or die an immediate death at the hands of true blue Massachusetts voters.
Ambinder also forgets to mention a loss or barely a win will destroy Barack Obama. Real Democrats now realize “Obama doesn’t care about them or their ideals”. Foolish Independents and Republicans who believed the “uniter not a divider” flim flam now know better too. Many Democrats are also aware that Obama’s transfer of wealth to the insurance companies is a health scam and they DO NOT support the Obama scam.
At the much more realistic Wall Street Journal, The Backlash Is Coming! The Backlash Is Coming!
People in Massachusetts think they’re at the leading edge of politics. That’s not good news for Democrats.
With characteristic hubris, people in this state like to think they’ve been at the leading edge of American politics since the “shot heard ’round the world” in 1775. And in the past few years, we’ve given the nation a preview of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign with Deval Patrick’s successful 2006 bid for governor; provided a critical boost for Mr. Obama’s candidacy in the form of an endorsement by Edward Kennedy; and enacted a health-care law that is a template for ObamaCare.
But hubris has yielded to shock here at the possibility that the next political trend the Bay State might foreshadow is a voter backlash against the Democratic Party.
Massachusetts gave the nation much when Boston revolutionary fervor began. But Massachusetts of late owes the nation a great deal. Ted Kennedy, Deval Patrick, and Barack Obama are all oppressions from Massachusetts. It’s time for Massachusetts to um, do right.
After Kennedy’s death in August, few imagined there would be any problem replacing him with another Democrat in the U.S. Senate. It’s been 16 years since Massachusetts elected a Republican to a congressional seat, 31 years since the last Republican senator left office. Gov. Patrick appointed a former Kennedy aide as the interim senator, and Democratic primary voters chose the well-regarded state Attorney General Martha Coakley as their nominee for the special election.
Democrats in Massachusetts are awake to Obama’s “content of character” or lack thereof. Independents and Republicans are awake too. “And many people do not realize that independents outnumber Democrats—51% of registered voters in the state are not affiliated with a party, while 37% are registered as Democrats and 11% as Republicans.”
A Barack Obama loss in blue blue blue Massachusetts will assure Dimocrats in other, less blue to purple to red, states that Obama’s promises to rescue them are the boasts of a charlatan, liar, and flim-flam man. Like every cheap flim-flam man, Obama is writing checks that cannot be cashed.
But Obama was in a lose/lose situation created by the voters of Massachusetts. Go to Massachusetts and lose, or don’t go to Massachusetts and lose as well as demonstrate the emptiness of promises to campaign and rescue in the future – lose/lose.
“A lot of people don’t even realize there is an election on Tuesday to fill the unexpired term of Ted Kennedy,” Obama says in a robocall that state voters began receiving Friday. “They don’t realize why it’s so important.” [snip]
But so far it’s been Brown who’s benefited from turning the election into a referendum on the president’s policies. He’s based much of his campaign on a promise to stop Obama’s health plan, since his win would leave Democrats one vote shy of the 60 needed to stop a filibuster, while Coakley has vowed to pass it.
According to a Suffolk University poll released Thursday—the first to show Brown in the lead—55 percent of Bay Staters have a favorable view of Obama .
But only 48 percent approve of the job he’s doing and just 36 percent like his signature health care bill.
We have already witnessed the “Obama Magic” in other states and in Copenhagen. It’s possible we will see a “Massachusetts Miracle” on Tuesday. But the “Massachusetts Miracle” will be the election of Scott Brown:
While President Obama made stump stops in both those states during their gubernatorial elections last year, “the polls actually got worse for the Democratic candidates there after Obama came,” Jensen notes. “Not necessarily because he came, but it certainly wasn’t a game changer in a Democratic direction.”
Exit polls in both states showed independents, who backed Obama in 2008, went with the Republican candidate in 2009.
“It’s in some ways the opposite of 2008,” said Jensen.
Republicans have woken up to the Obama disaster. Independents have woken up to the Obama disaster. Obama cheating Dimocrats remain in a Hopium drunk. Real Democrats have woken up though, to the Obama disaster.
“I’m leaning toward him,” Giosi said one recent afternoon, nodding at the TV screen, which had been playing a seemingly continuous loop of ads both promoting and denigrating Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown. [snip]
“I think [President] Obama is scaring a lot of people with this health reform. Somebody’s going to have to pay for this. It’s not going to be a small bill.”
One person who could end up paying for it is Coakley, Massachusetts’ Democratic attorney general and once the overwhelming favorite to keep the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s seat in the party’s hands.
Ah, yes, the “Kennedy seat”. That reason.
The Kennedy we used to defend. The Kennedy we did not cry for when he died. That Ted Kennedy, the one filled with laughter and excuses from friends and enablers.
Ed Klein, former Ted friend, former Newsweek editor, apologist extraordinaire:
“I don’t know if you know this or not, but one of his favorite topics of humor was indeed Chappaquiddick itself. And he would ask people, have you heard any new jokes about Chappaquiddick? That is just the most amazing thing. Its not that he didn’t feel remorse about the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, but that he still always saw the other side of everything and the ridiculous side of things, too.”
The apologists and the excuses ooze from the brackish waters.
The corpse of the Chappaquiddick Chauffeur is in the driver’s seat with Barack Obama by his side, with a bound and mouth-taped Martha Coakley who struggles in the back seat. Almost one year to the day after his bungled oath of office, Obama’s Joker grin will not save him from his fate.
The Barry, of unanswered questions, phony autobiography, and unanswered questions is tied to the Ted Kennedy of the brackish waters. This Tuesday, those of us, who defended Ted Kennedy for so many years along with those who foolishly believed and voted for Barack Obama will say “Teddy, Barry, We Hardly Knew Ye – Good Riddance and Goodbye.”