Scott Brown Wins – Barack Obama Loses

[Updates at end of article.]

Scott Brown Wins – Balloon boy Barack Obama has lost.

One year ago Balloon Boy Barack Obama fumbled and stumbled the oath of office.

Oh, how transformative was that sleek modern vessel of Hope and Change floating above pesky problems below, on the Earth, where people live. It’s Obama, and he is the future – the future is now.

Evan Thomas said of Obama: “I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God.”

No longer. Not after today. Not After Massachusetts.



Massachusetts that “high information”, “sophisticated”, “cradle of liberty”, “Yankee”, Democratic state just said “NO”. Massachusetts said “NO” to Obama and “NO” to the Kennedy clan.

Ted Kennedy plotted to keep Hillary Clinton out of the Presidency. Kennedy plotted to gift the nomination to a boob. Kennedy plotted to keep Hillary Clinton from leadership on health care in the U.S. Senate. Kennedy knew he was deathly ill but did not resign his senate seat. Kennedy plotted to twist Massachusetts’ law to get a crony appointed to the job after his death. Kennedy died. Kennedy took health care with him.

Obama race-baited to label Hillary Clinton and her supporters falsely. Obama gay-bashed. Obama played the part of stooge for forces such as Big Media and the treacherous and privileged Dimocratic “leadership”.

That sleek airship filled with the “situation comedy” demographics and purged of that old, historically winning coalition which was the FDR (now Hillary Clinton) coalition, has now crashed. And burned.

The Obama Kennedy Chappaquiddick Health Scam Is Over The Bridge In Massachusetts.

One year to the day –

“But for those trapped in the infinitesimal tangle, There was No HOPE.”



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Update: It’s old, and it’s been done many times before. This time it’s funny because it’s true.



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221 thoughts on “Scott Brown Wins – Barack Obama Loses

  1. HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN OFFICE, MR PRESIDENT!

    we love you so much we arranged a 1 year birthday treat, it was delivered tonight, i hope you like it.

  2. Scrambling already

    Senator Webb (D-VA) via The Corner:

    “In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process. It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To that end, I believe it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated.”

  3. Our best wishes to Martha Coakley. She had the Obama anchor around her neck. This is Phase I in the wake-up call. November is Phase II.

  4. So many on this site changed their political designations from democrat to independent after what happened to Hillary.

    It is said that many independents went for Brown today. I hope Rasmussen does a nation-wide poll to find out just how many independents were originally Hillary supporters. I think if the numbers are up there, then a trend is definitely in the making.

  5. I don’t know if this is another example of a very media saavy Brown campaign but Drudge has a HUGE ad at the top calling on people to sign a petition to seat Sen. Brown right away.

    It alternates with an ad to repeal Obamacare..LOL

  6. You know, how we were all keeping lists of Hillary traitors that went under – Judas, Dodd, Craig, Timmeh, Caroline, Teddy, Kerry, and so on. Well, tonight we sacrificed one of our own. But it feels good to take down DNC and WH. Will Rahm be the one to go next for this debacle? Hope so.

  7. wbboei
    January 19th, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    Let me be more specific: what I see in their move to buy a major interest in FOX is an attempt to buy out dissenting opinion against Obama whom their royal family sponsored to get into Harvard.
    **************

    Sooo obvious isn’t it.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Too little too late Mr Moto
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    moononpluto
    January 19th, 2010 at 10:02 pm
    Scrambling already

    Senator Webb (D-VA) via The Corner:

    “In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process. It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To that end, I believe it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated.”

  8. “In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process. It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To that end, I believe it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated.”
    —————————————
    I have read this guy completely accurately, including my blog on the subject yesterday. Put this statement alongside Obamas imperial pronouncement that health care reform will go through come hell or high water, and what have you got? The Hindenberg.

  9. Yes, she seemed like a nice person. The governor standing next to her needs to go next. I felt bad for her too. She apparently had lots of female support. We just had to see a woman go down in defeat, esp. one that was really good.

    Claire, I will be sing and dancing on that one.

  10. The problems of this country are far too serious for it to be run by the likes of good time charley (Obama), wiley coyote (Axelgrease) and the punk (Emanuel). And their coalition is a joke.

  11. This election answered the question raised by Howie Carr: are there more hard working people or more parasites in this state. If he were in the bar tonight I would by him a drink.

  12. admin
    January 19th, 2010 at 8:39 pm
    Alcina, we know what Michelle is doing don’t we?
    ——————————————————–

    She is sleeve yanking tonight!!!!

    —————————————————

    Just got off work and came back to read the good news, but I do feel bad for Coakley. The timing was wrong for her and I think she took the election for granted. Who would have thunk that a Republican would like Kennedy’s seat? Karma is a b*tch. I wonder, if he is rolling over in his grave??

    Thank you for the great pbp.

  13. Went over to MSNBC to see how they are taking the loss. Matthews says the main problem with the Democrats is the inability to act. Rachel Maddow says that the Dems have to pass Obamacare with the next 30 days or so or the Dems will be in trouble.

    Keith Olbermann is foaming at the mouth almost and attacking everything about Scott Brown like a mad dog on one of his infamous “Comments”.

    For the first time in a couple of years, I’m enjoying watching MSNBC tonight!

  14. Oberman was calling Brown a woman hater. Well that was the pot calling the kettle brown. I guess he forgot what he said about Hillary needing to be taken in a back room and have crap beat out of her. Oh how soon they forget.

    Rove is saying she was a terrible campaigner, it was Obama and his crap that sunk this lady.

  15. Senator Webb (D-VA) via The Corner:

    “In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process. It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To that end, I believe it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated.”
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    Jim knows the people who voted for Brown in this upset victory Massachusetts are the same kind of people who voted for him in his upset victory Virginia. They are his kind of people. The Irish Americans he wrote about in his book Born Fighting.

  16. What is Caroline Kennedy thinking tonight
    ——————————
    Objection your Honor: the question assumes facts not in evidence. I think this is a bitter blow to their family legacy. She will ask the waiter at the restaurant 21 to bring another drink for her and her paramour–with NYT.

    We are drinking my friend
    To the end of a brief episode
    So make it one for my baby
    And one more for the road

  17. Scott Brown just said he asked Barack Obama if he’s like for him to drive THE TRUCK down to Washington for him to see it.

  18. Scott Brown just mocked Obama by saying he was going to bring his truck to Washington. He also told Obama to pick a player and Scott would pick a player and they would go at it on the basketball court.

  19. Arianna Huffington just said this could be a really good night for the Democrats…if they learn the lesson.

  20. As I said in the thread below, while I wanted Mr. Brown to win b/c it has humiliated Obama and the dimocrats (and particularly the arrogance of Ted Kennedy who in large part cost Hillary the victory and tarnished Bill’s reputation to enhance the so-called Kennedy mystique), ordinarily we would support a good woman like Coakley who did stand by Hillary. On a personal level I will feel bad losing a pro-choice woman in the senate, but sadly, she is just another casualty of ego-maniac / black Jesus Obama.

  21. Keith is still foaming. He says the guy who actually came up with the name teabaggers was from…none other than FOX.

    I’d forgotten how vicious Keith can be. WHEW!

  22. “Let them take a look at what happened in Massachusetts,” says Brown. This echoes Roosevelt’s “Norway” speech and is very JFK too.

  23. Debbie Wasserman Schutlz says the priorities need to be reset. Economy, jobs, bank loans, etc are the issues people talk about. She didn’t say healthcare.

  24. Wow.
    It seems almost too good to be true. Save for the fact that someone as deserving of the good like Coakley would have to take the fall.
    Funniest thing I’ve read in awhile though was the wonder what caroline’s thinking—– your honor objection assumes facts not in evidence. Very funny.

  25. The Blue Dogs will now have some help, they won’t have to put up with being strong armed. They can vote NO if they want to.

    Susan Ethridge says even with Coakley’s gaf she should have won in MA. Ethridge is from MA, so she knows. SHe said its a referendum on Obama.

  26. Debbie Wasserman Schutlz says the priorities need to be reset. Economy, jobs, bank loans, etc are the issues people talk about. She didn’t say healthcare.
    ————————
    Too late. Why? Because:

    Brutus:
    There is a tide in the affairs of men.
    Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
    Omitted, all the voyage of their life
    Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
    On such a full sea are we now afloat,
    And we must take the current when it serves,
    Or lose our ventures.

  27. Southern Born, Lets hope John Kerry is next. When is he up for re-election. THey need to get all those elitists out of there.

    Then we need to get the cronie capitalists out of the the republican party. THen we get our country back.

    Oh we need to clean out the media.

  28. Henry, someone in the comments was asking about you the other day. Martha Coakley and her supporters are probably in some pain tonight, but in a way they have been spared.

    If Martha Coakley had won tonight she would only have faced a very ugly couple of years hanging out with Hillary haters, traitors, and liars, in the Senate. Martha Coakley would also have faced a vicious primary in order to get a full term. She and her supporters might not realize it tonight, but she has been spared a fate worse than defeat – having to talk to Barack Obama and his flabby arms and manboobs (not to mention pretending not to notice Michelle’s eyebrows when talking to her sleevelessness).

  29. i don’t think Meshill is very proud of her country tonight. This is a wonderful night.

    Gotta thank the boyz over at Hillbuzz too. They were unrelenting in their support for Scott and banging the drum for donations to him. Thanks to all who stand up to these criminals. We The People will take our country back.

    I’ll sleep well tonight.

  30. Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile)
    Tuesday, January 19th at 11:15PM EST
    Red State Blog

    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 in America. Had he resigned before the health care debate began, the Republican victory in Massachusetts would be a myth. Instead, it is now a reality. Yes, you can credit Ted Kennedy with killing health care, not just Mary Jo Kopechne.

    There are ten other things to take away from Scott Brown’s victory:

    1. Someone needs to ask Keith Olbermann, David Shuster, and the Democrats how the teabags taste.

    2. Scott Brown should give the Republican response to Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech next week. From his truck.

    2. Centrist Democrats are running away from health care deform as fast as possible now. As Evan Bayh (D-IN) said, if Massachusetts is not a wake up call, there is no waking up for the Democrats.

    3. The GOP has as much to worry about from Scott Brown’s victory as the Democrats do. Consider this: Brown ran against the DC Republican establishment as much as the Democrat establishment. When the DC Republicans put in their $500,000.00 after the tea party had already raised Brown millions, they did so quietly and under the radar. Contrast that with Jim DeMint, who publicly endorsed Brown and used the Senate Conservatives Fund as a vessel to rally conservative activists for Scott Brown very publicly.

    4. Jim DeMint said health care was Barack Obama’s Waterloo. Yup. And the people of Massachusetts delivered the decisive blow. Today we may have to start calling DeMint “Wellington.” He, not the GOP, has beaten Obama like a drum on health care.

    5. Like it or not — Mitt Romney: Winner. But the health care issue in Massachusetts could be a serious vulnerability for him in light of the voters of Massachusetts who have the Democrats’ universal health care dream have voted for the candidate opposed to expanding that “dream” to the nation.

    6. There are a number of liberal Democrats tonight who are thinking the following: force health care through, take the hit in November, then expect every election from here on out to be about problems with health care — the Democrats will, in every case, be able and willing to outbid the GOP thereby creating a permanent Democratic majority. They will try it if they can. The GOP must not get overconfident of a health care deform defeat.

    7. Little noticed bit of Scott Brown trivia: he polled better on the issue of “enemy combatants” than on health care. Voters really do not trust the Democrats on national security and it is growing in the conscience of voters as a very real issue.

    8. How many people will die because Barack Obama’s White House is incompetent. This is not hyperbole. No competent White House would spend political capital on a trip to Europe to sell the Olympics without a guarantee it would happen. No competent White House would spend political capital two days before an election viewed as a referendum on the President of the United States with the President’s candidate’s poll numbers cratering. If the White House is not competent in spending the President’s political capital, how the heck can it be competent to save American lives?

    9. The Left tells us the nation is now ungovernable. Actually, the allegedly ungovernable citizenry just told those attempting to govern to go to hell.

    10. In 2008, Independent voters voted for Obama to prove they were not the racist bigots the media and Democrats hypothesized they were. Ever since, Independents have been voting against Obama to prove they also are not socialists.

  31. Our best wishes to Martha Coakley. She had the Obama anchor around her neck. This is Phase I in the wake-up call. November is Phase II.

    I apologized to her in the voting booth this afternoon. I think she is a fine public servant who, in any other year, would have cruised into the Senate. She just got caught up in something that was much larger than her.

    I’ve been a political junkie for about 50 years now. My first Presidential rally was meeting Jimmy Carter at a snowy airport in Pittsfield, MA before the New Hampshire primary in 1976.

    The last 10 days have been the most breathtaking political tsunami I’ve ever seen. Period. Bar none. I’ve see races break late, but this was at a whole new level. This was an entire state collectively holding up a middle finger to sitting President who campaigned here two days before the vote. Literally breathtaking.

  32. wbboei, the boys on the big orange blog are pist as hell at Jim Webb. The lefties are going to go after him now. I think he can handle it.

  33. The Cheetoh is imploding, but this comment really chills my bones:

    What we’re witnessing (6+ / 0-)

    Recommended by:
    Kentucky DeanDemocrat, Allen, m8rix69, indie17, eXtina, Inspector Javert

    is the product of a corrupt media and a dumb, distractable electorate. I’m not sure that anything can be done at this point, but one thing I am sure of is that continuing to operate on the premise that the majority of Americans are reasonable, intelligent people who will do the right thing if the facts are presented to them objectively is not going to work. I know that it’s not what most people who come to this site want to hear, but most Americans need to be manipulated into doing the right thing. Reasoning with them might be the morally correct thing to do, but is simply not going to get the job done.

    Great, so now the “progressives” are full-out screw Democracy, let’s be totalitarian and shove whatever we want on the stupid people for their own good. They are fucking fascists.

  34. In fairness though. The Marcia Coakleys of the Democratic Party need to open their eyes, too. These rigid far-left positions are not selling. That stuff about how Roman Catholics shouldn’t work in emergency rooms did NOT sit well. Those policies, and many others of the far left, are simply not viable.

  35. wbboei
    January 19th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Webb was Repub before he switched to Dem and only won by 8,000 votes. Unfortunately he only seemed to find a voice, wisdom or BALLS when the ship started sinking. Dollar short and many days too late IMHO.

    mp

    I think his speech was great and did not find it rambling.

  36. confloyd,

    As an oldtime Liberal, I believe in our form of govt, and our constitution, even more than I believe in any particular policy. I DO NOT WANT even good things done that have to be done by cheating, and subterfuge, and deceiving the People, and violating the Democratic process. Bad fruit grows from that tree, no matter your intent.

    If you want it done, then convince the populace and get the votes. But don’t steamroll them because you think they are stupid, so therefore should have no say. They DO have a say. Even if you think they are stupid. Even if you disagree. THE PEOPLE have their voice, and you have to respect that.

  37. hwc

    Coakley ran a horrible campaign. She made blunder after blunder. The only saving grace in my eyes was her support for the Clintons. Not enough. She was going to vote lock step wit the “fools on the hill”. I am glad, very glad NOT to have another zombie in DC.

    Now let’s hope Brown can be the man we all want him to be.

    FOOL ON THE HILL…BEATLES…

  38. H4T, they are reading too much Cass Sunstein and his ilk. Their premise is that they know better what is good for everybody because they are so smart — this arrogance has always been there in such people but now THEY think they have a president of their liking and therefore power. They need a lesson in democracy. They need to be soundly defeated. We need an unbiased media as an ally but we don’t.

  39. HillaryforTexas
    What is the Cheetoh site? I recognize a name in the recommended list and the thought that she is advocating this position(if it’s the same person) makes me want to wretch.

  40. I wonder what the junior senator from Nebraska who wanders through the halls of congress with his fly down and his wallet pocket unbuttoned (so it can be easily accessed by lobbyist anxious to make a contribution to the cause of corrupt government) is thinking tonight.

    Obama may find that he has a tough opponent in Jim Webb if he tries to push this thing through. I would really like to see what happens to little rahm if he tries to get tough with webb. Webb is a very tough hombre.

    In the military the normal protocol is for the junior officer to initiate the salute, hold it and wait until it is returned by the senior officer. There is only one exception: the medal of honor. If an apprentice seaman with the medal of honor enters a room all senior officers up to an including the CNO himself are required to initiate the salute. I suspect there will be alot of senior republicans who will be initiating salutes to Scott Brown when he gets to Congress, and it will be up to him to decide which salutes he returns.

  41. H4T, that statement did sound very facist. In fact the dimocratic party has been acting like facists since the primary season. They have been discounting the voters for too long and the backlash is starting. I hope Brown can live up to the job.

  42. wbboei,
    Here is that segment that is tying Hillary to the progressive movement which according to Beck is bad.

    h t t p : //www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL43JLYBcAs

  43. Chris M has aged in two years (first time watching MSNBC after two years – after NH primary week and has it been that long?) and looks like he has grown wiser. He is beaten down and humble and tolerable. I am going to watch him for the next hour.

  44. After long long 1.5 years’ political hibernation, I’m back.

    I’ve beening doing great without following much on politics.Not too bad career wise in a recssion. Everything we predicated on this Obama has panned out. This guy is a disaster.

    I feel bad for this lady, but she’s just the sacrificial lamb of the current crazy dim-party.

  45. HillaryforTexas
    thank you. I do know one of the names listed there. When I first got an email account ten plus years ago I saved everything I got to a folder as that’s what I thought you should do. Well I no longer save every email but never got around to deleting all those old ones. Hypocrisy is a tremendous understatement about the person who recommended that article and she will be getting a great big flash back within the hour.

  46. If someone mentions Bill and Hillary Clinton to Matthews…that wiser, humble, and tolerable will fly right out the window.

  47. I feel very sad for Martha Coakley tonight as well. I think she got caught in the middle of a stiuation she did not create and wound up capitulating to Obamacare, which is the worst thing she could have done, under the circumstances. But who could imagine following your own party’s agenda is the thing that would make you toxic in the bluest of blue states. If she held to her primary behavior of fighting the bill she might have been but then would have been toxic in the Senate — Obie and Pelosi would have seen to it. This was a no win situation for her.

    Still I believe the bigger issue is to send the message that MA voters sent tonight. Had she won, they would have passed this disaster without a second thought.

  48. Kostner, many have taken a break from politics. Good to hear you are doing well. As you write, we were all correct about Obama: elect a boob, expect boobery; elect an egoist and you will get egotism; elect a crook and you will get robbed.

  49. confloyd, I was just elaborating on my response to that insane Cheeto post. People who want to just take over and shove crap down people’s throats are SICK. I don;’t even care if it’s policies I agree with, you don’t do it that way.

  50. Lawrence O’Donnell plausibly states that Coakley was stabbed in the back. He says a lot of Dims in Massachusetts (like Mayor Menino of Boston) did not want Coakley to have the Senate job for life. The accusation is that in Boston the GOTV operation was not activated to deny Coakley the victory.

    We suspect there is some truth to what O’Donnell says. Some, but not all.

  51. Lawrence O’Donnel tells Chris Tingle that the house dems he spoke with today will not vote for Senate bill. There is no shortcut.

  52. Karen Tumulty of Time and Jonathan Martin of Politico say – House voting on Senate bill is the best option, because reopening senate bill opens pandora’s box (my phrasing). This means we will have deadlock. In the previous hour, Chris talked about how LBJ played chess with house and senate to pass civil rights bills. I don’t think O has LBJ’s smarts, stamina, and will power to push against the Hill. Dims are doomed in midterm.

  53. Kostner, Welcome back. OMG, its really been a long time since you were here. I can’t believe that I’ve been here this long.

    H4T, yes those back room deals, the okie dokie is bad news. The people of MA showed them tonight, hopefully they are listening. We, the People of the United States of America are the ones in charge, they better not forget it. If they get too far out of line we will throw them out.

    One sign I read at a tea party gathering said “If you ram this HC bill down our throats, we will ram up you ____ but in 2010′. Hopefully they realize we mean business we are tired of the kick backs.

  54. I wonder how many dems today feel a bit relieved that they may not have to vote on the health insurance reform bill? They may have an out now. I’m sure more than a few were threatened and bribed to vote for this pos legislation. It will be interesting to see how it pans out.

  55. “they” can try to spin this any way “they” want…Obama is three for three…Obama went to New Jersey, he lost – Obama went to Virginia – he lost, Obama went to Mass – he lost…three strikes and you are out!…the MSM can try to protect all they want…

    …the writing is on the wall…the red flags are glaring…this is all about Obama and the arrogance of the clueless Dim leadership…

    *******************

    btw… I heard Lawrence O’Donnell state that same theory on MSNBC about NY-23 until the dem pulled it out…I think it is his fall back spin line…

  56. Before the moment passes, let us consider the deeper logic of what happened tonight.

    To be sure, this election was about Obama and health care.

    But it was also about Obama and the perpetuation of the Kennedy Machine– which lost its nominal leader last autumn.

    As you may recall, Teddy defied the law of primogeniture and passed the bulk of the estate to his illegitimate son Barack. He wanted Barack to be his political heir. And he wanted his corrupt political machine to live on and on and on.

    Well, shit happens on the way back from the morgue. And the best laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley. (N.B. The same can be said of rats).

    When the end came for Teddy, as he slipped the mortal coil and crossed the River Styx for ten eternities his final thoughts were of Barack, and Barack, and Barack. The man who would preserve his political dynasty, to whom he whispered:

    Dont’t let it be forgot
    That once there was a spot
    For one brief shining moment that was known
    As Camelot. (aka The Kennedy compound)

    And Barack aka little orphan annie whispered to Teddy. I will carry the torch forward for you forever–daddy war bucks.

    A promise made is a debt unpaid and the trail has its own stern code. So when the machine started to sputter in the special election Barack looked down at his feet and said Teddy–wherever you are down there– this is your seat and I will defend it. I will go in because : ” I can make them believe ANYTHING I want them to believe.”

    So in he went. Vini vini viche. I came, I saw, I conquered– right? If Julius Caesar can do it then by god Bacack can do it. Yes he can. Right? Well, er . . . Actually, Barack’s contribution to a Coakley victory was like the dead cat bounce. bounce. No coattails.

    No coattails in the bluest of blue states in an election for the seat of his mentor, benefactor and sire. And what does that say to all the congressional rubber stamps who were willing to defy their constituents and do his bidding? He cannot save them from the consequences of his benighted leadership. Support me now and I will support you later is no longer believable. In some case support me now and I will not come in and campaign for you becomes a more alluring promise.

    My girl Shirley Bassey said it best: The Party’s Over/

    It is an exquisite bind the Messiah finds himself in now. He was the designated heir of the Kennedy political fortune, the son Teddy had hoped for and never got, the man to whom he uncle Ted passed the the silver chalice

    This is the exquisite bind I wanted to see Obama in. His coattails amounted to a negative zero in Massachusetts where

    Matthews does not understand the difficulty of this predicament. But Matthews is an idiot.

  57. If Hillary decides to run at some future time–or is forced to do so to save the country then the question will arise which of the media devils to dance with. Fox News has the audience and a better track record than the others save one which I will mention in a second. The problem with FOX is they are non stop Hillary bashers. If she decides to deal with them, she needs to do interviews with Greta and Oreilly to establish a beachhead against the inevitable attacks from the wacko crew of Hannity, Beck, Morris and possibly Rove. Also, she should do something with Sarah. The main networks are a wasteland with the possible exception of CBS. Bob Schieffer has been more credible than dilbert Brian Williams, or the little G(r)eek. CBX is one I would look at in that situation. ABC, NBC ans CNN should be avoided at all cost. Their lies and distortions are a matter of record. Moreover, they have no audience to speak of.

  58. tourndown must be in mourning
    ——————————-
    Turndown fought very hard for Martha on this site and I for one commend her for it. If Martha had had hardworking loyal and conscientious people like our friend Turndown running her campaign and did not have the ugly albatross Obama and his policies hanging around her neck the result tonight might well have been different.

  59. wbboei,
    Here is that segment that is tying Hillary to the progressive movement which according to Beck is bad.
    ———————————
    I know Connie. Like I said, M has been giving me an earful about this.

  60. Greta on Fox really puts the hammer on Obama for dragging this woman Coakley’s body through the street. It was the Nebraska kickback and the sleazy hooker’s payoff to the unions that caused Coakley to drop 20 points almost overnight. She took the hit for Obama, now he’s shoving her out the window.

  61. Connie: I am sure in different different bars in different cities, the Republicans are sitting around asking themselves how do we capitalize on this and the democrats are sitting around asking themselves how do we limit the damage to our election prospects. The future belongs to whoever comes up with the right answers and changes its behavior accordingly. The right answers require an acknowledgment that both parties are doing things wrong, but at this point the dimocrats are by far the more pressing problem. Both must go back to the quaint notion that no matter how long it has been they were sent their originally to serve the people of their state, and the oath they originally, and at the beginning of each succeeding term of office took made no provision whatsoever for supporting lobbyists and special interests at the expense of constituents.

  62. I do not want either party laying claim to what happened today. The credit goes to Brown and to the people of Massachusetts. I wish there were some way the American People could thank the people of Massachusetts. This is the second time they have saved the country from tyranny.

  63. I believe now, Obama is a miracle worker, he managed to do the impossible.

    He changed Massachusetts Camelot Republican. The guy is just amazing.

  64. Aaah…. like Browns winning song playing in the background “tonight’s gonna be a good good night!” It sure is, I’ve just been reading online and this guy over at thedailybeast just wrote in an article he named ‘He’s done everything wrong’ he goes off on obama 🙂 🙂 And in it there’s a passage which I loved

    “One business leader said to me, “In the Clinton administration, the policy people were at the center, and the political people were on the sideline. In the Obama administration, the political people are at the center, and the policy people are on the sidelines.”
    Sounds like Clinton wasn’t so bad after all huh? hahahaha 2012 here we come 🙂

  65. I may have missed the party but at least I know what happened thanks to Big Pink.!

    Great thread.

    BTW, I heard one commentator say the Massachusetts meltdown was like the HINDENBURG crashing into the TITANIC!

    hehehehehe.

    And personally I thought Brown’s speech was great, especially this part;
    I’m Scott brown
    I’m from Wenthrum (sp)
    And I drive a truck.

    Bwahahahaha.

    TTTT, after living in the mountains for the past few years, my next vehicle is gonna be a truck, too. Nothing better for getting up icy slopes or hauling over-sized stuff from stores that are 20 miles away.

  66. H4T, I just got up and watched to video you posted, what a way to start the day. I sent it to everyone I know. LOL!! He probably failed lunch, funny as hell.

    Well I would like to be a fly on the oval office window today, but the fur is flying.

    That video is probably Soros and Zbig, crying in their beer. All that money and he still can’t put a sentence together without a teleprompter. ha ha ha!!!

  67. pm317, I thought the Brown speech was good, he sounds like an everyday American father with a good sense of humor. He has two very nice daughters, one in pre-med.

  68. I watched CNN this morning. They had two policial analysts on. One was a Dim, and she was talking so fast you could hardly keep up. She was stating when the Dims left office they had a surplus, and when the Reps left office they had debt. Of course she did not mention that the surplus was the Clinton achievement. The Rep really just kept hammering that they needed bypartisen governing.

    It is my experience, when you are talking fast, and trying to get everything in, you are scared, and that was what she looked like. The Rep came off much more confident.

    They keep trying to spin it as her failure, when everyone knows it was the Dims failure. We needed a leader, not someone reading from a teleprompter.

  69. Yea, his speech was good. If authenticity was the word for Palin, this guy combines it with a good sense of humor, off the cuff too like you see in that video (which probably got him an earful). Where are the Dem stars? Oh, yeah, they got the fake, flake, Obama.

  70. Anthony Weiner was very critical and harsh about Obama’s leadership, or lack thereof. Several Dems are coming out of the wood work, Webb, Bayh, Frank, Weiner…I actually like Weiner’s idea of expanding medicare incrementally.

  71. Nobody is talking about the fact that the great one himself went to Massachussets to save the day and this is an absolute slap in the face for him. His ego must be just a little dented.

  72. I know her name his anethema to many on this site now, but Taylor Marsh has a pretty good article on the Massachusetts election today, which I invite everyone to read. She starts by saying o could have done anything he wanted with the majority he had, and ends with:

    “Instead, Barack Obama reached across the aisle and let the Republicans stymie the Democratic agenda on the altar of Let’s Make A Deal, which they had no intention of doing. For one full year Pres. Obama has laid back, waited, and let things spin completely out of control until even Ted Kennedy’s old seat has been squandered on the altar of bipartisanship.

    The President pretending he wasn’t a Democrat so much as some mediator in a policy dispute, making sure not to pick his own side over the other.

    Obama’s promise unfulfilled, the voters decided to seek another kind of change for themselves.

    The urgency of personal plight waits on no politician.”

    Taylor Marsh: Welcome back!

  73. Greta last night said that Coakley was winning until Dec. 19th when the Louisiana purchase to place her numbers dropped dramatically, then Nelson got the big payoff in Nebraska, her numbers dropped somemore. Then we had the Christmas day bomber and Obama never left his vacation, her numbers were in the pits by that time. Its Obama’s screw ups.

    They are always going to say America loves Obama but not his policies because they are afraid causing black on white riots.

  74. Admin,

    Are you planning to do an article/report card on Hillary’s first year in office as SOS?

    I would be very interested in reading your thoughts on her successes and, if any, failures.

  75. I’m loathed to admit as i hate PPP but they had this race pretty spot on in the final poll tally, they said 51/46.

    Final score was 52.4 and 47.3

    Thats pretty good.

  76. Let me see if I have this correct: Taylor Marsh blames the Brown victory and the pending death of health care deform on the Messiah being too bipartisan? Someone remind me, exactly how many non-Dimocrats were in the closed-door meetings when Nebraska’s corn was husked, Lousisiana was purchased, big pharma was bought and the unions traded future electrion thuggery for health insurance tax rebates?

    Ridiculous.

  77. The View ladies are screaming today. They were talking healthcare. Whoopie said GWB did nothing, Obama does too much and why can’t we have the same insurance that the congressman and senators have????

    Isn’t that what Hillary suggested??

  78. I agree with Hitler on the video H4T posted, they should have stuck with Hillary!!! THe dumbasses!!

    Obama better start having parties everynight because his days are numbered as CIC. He is going to be voted out in 2012, that is if he has enough guts to run again. My guess he won’t, he’ll say he can’t because he hasn’t had time to spend with Meechelle.

  79. The View ladies – screw them, they turned their backs on America and Hillary when they endorsed that POTUS (Piece Of Turd Uniting Shit)as i call it.

  80. Hear the lament:
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-01-19/hes-done-everything-wrong/

    The problem with these people is that they think he ran a brilliant campaign and that he had brilliant political instincts one year ago. We are saying that premise is totally wrong. He never was all that and will never will be. In fact he has not changed from what he was in IL at all. I will await their enlightenment if it ever happens.

    In the campaign, he said he would change politics as usual. He did change them. It’s now worse than it was. I’ve now seen the kind of buying off of politicians that I’ve never seen before. It’s politically corrupt and it’s starting at the top. It’s revolting.

    Five states got deals on health care—one of them was Harry Reid’s. It is disgusting, just disgusting. I’ve never seen anything like it. The unions just got them to drop the tax on Cadillac plans in the health-care bill. It was pure union politics. They just went along with it. It’s a bizarre form of political corruption. It’s bribery. I suppose they could say, that’s the system. He was supposed to change it or try to change it.

    One business leader said to me, “In the Clinton administration, the policy people were at the center, and the political people were on the sideline. In the Obama administration, the political people are at the center, and the policy people are on the sidelines.”
    [snip]
    He’s improved America’s image in the world. He absolutely did. But you have to translate that into something. Let me tell you what a major leader said to me recently. “We are convinced,” he said, “that he is not strong enough to confront his enemy. We are concerned,” he said “that he is not strong to support his friends.”

    The political leadership of the world is very, very dismayed. He better turn it around.

  81. The demeanor of the witness can be very revealing:

    Binking=nervous witness
    Talking fast=panicking witness
    Promising to hold negotiations on C-SPAN and not doing it (and never being asked why by big media)=lying witness

  82. alloutin10
    January 20th, 2010 at 11:09 am

    ——————–

    Well said! Obama may just be the most “partison” wanabe politician in history. Once again Taylor Marsh plays the apologist and blames everyone but the false messiah.

  83. “The problem with these people is that they think he ran a brilliant campaign and that he had brilliant political instincts one year ago. We are saying that premise is totally wrong. He never was all that and will never will be. In fact he has not changed from what he was in IL at all. I will await their enlightenment if it ever happens.”

    All Obama ever was was a mouthpiece stuck in front of a camera with a teleprompter, everything else was run by others like Rahm and Axelrod. People are now realising this, that its the power behind the throne thats dangerous. Obama is dead in the water and yes i think I am right and you are right. Nov 5th,the day after the 2010 mid terms, i think Obama will announce his intention of not running again, he’s already hinting he’s not happy, he’s bored and can’t be normal and go out. Its written all over his face.

    If the midterms is how i think they are going to be, its going to be worse than 1994. Last night confirmed it.

  84. alloutin10:
    Yes, TM blames o’s failings on his being too laid back, too intent on bipartisanship, though you should read the whole article because TM articulates much else.
    In my opinion, that is one way of looking at o’s failure, though the fundamental failure is due to o being an ego-driven fool, thinking he could just stand above the fray and let everyone else do the fighting. Pelousy asked him for some guidance on health care, and on September 9 he showed himself to be the clown he was. No leadership.
    My complaint about TM is that she didn’t see the light before the Nov 08 election. Since about March last year, she has grown increasingly critical of o, but she just woke up too late.

  85. “The problem with these people is that they think he ran a brilliant campaign and that he had brilliant political instincts one year ago.”

    —————–

    Was that the campaign where he used Chicago thug tactics, bullying, race cards, cheating, stealing votes, etc…etc…?

    Oh yeah he ran a brilliant campaign…except that it belonged in a prison setting and not in the free world.

  86. thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-01-19/hes-done-everything-wrong/?cid=bs:archive3

    Mort spells it out…

    He’s Done Everything Wrong
    by Mort Zuckerman

    Info RSS Mortimer B. Zuckerman is chairman and editor in chief of U.S. News & World Report and publisher of the New York Daily News. He is also the co-founder and chairman of Boston Properties Inc. He is a trustee of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Washington Institute for Near East Studies, and the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

    Obama punted on the economy and reversed the fortunes of the Democrats in 365 days.

    He’s misjudged the character of the country in his whole approach. There’s the saying, “It’s the economy, stupid.” He didn’t get it. He was determined somehow or other to adopt a whole new agenda. He didn’t address the main issue.

    This health-care plan is going to be a fiscal disaster for the country. Most of the country wanted to deal with costs, not expansion of coverage. This is going to raise costs dramatically.

    In the campaign, he said he would change politics as usual. He did change them. It’s now worse than it was. I’ve now seen the kind of buying off of politicians that I’ve never seen before. It’s politically corrupt and it’s starting at the top. It’s revolting.

    Five states got deals on health care—one of them was Harry Reid’s. It is disgusting, just disgusting. I’ve never seen anything like it. The unions just got them to drop the tax on Cadillac plans in the health-care bill. It was pure union politics. They just went along with it. It’s a bizarre form of political corruption. It’s bribery. I suppose they could say, that’s the system. He was supposed to change it or try to change it.

    Even that is not the worst part. He could have said, “I know. I promised these things, but let me try to do them one at a time.” You want to deal with health care? Fine. Issue No. 1 with health care was the cost. You know I think it was 37 percent or 33 who were worried about coverage. Fine, I wrote an editorial to this effect. Focus on cost-containment first. But he’s trying to boil the ocean, trying to do too much. This is not leadership.

    Obama’s ability to connect with voters is what launched him. But what has surprised me is how he has failed to connect with the voters since he’s been in office. He’s had so much overexposure. You have to be selective. He was doing five Sunday shows. How many press conferences? And now people stop listening to him. The fact is he had 49.5 million listeners to first speech on the economy. On Medicare, he had 24 million. He’s lost his audience. He has not rallied public opinion. He has plunged in the polls more than any other political figure since we’ve been using polls. He’s done everything wrong. Well, not everything, but the major things.

    I don’t consider it a triumph. I consider it a disaster.

    One business leader said to me, “In the Clinton administration, the policy people were at the center, and the political people were on the sideline. In the Obama administration, the political people are at the center, and the policy people are on the sidelines.”

    I’m very disappointed. We endorsed him. I voted for him. I supported him publicly and privately.

    I hope there are changes. I think he’s already laid in huge problems for the country. The fiscal program was a disaster. You have to get the money as quickly as possible into the economy. They didn’t do that. By end of the first year, only one-third of the money was spent. Why is that?

    He should have jammed a stimulus plan into Congress and said, “This is it. No changes. Don’t give me that bullshit. We have a national emergency.” Instead they turned it over to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi who can run circles around him.

    It’s very sad. It’s really sad.

    He’s improved America’s image in the world. He absolutely did. But you have to translate that into something. Let me tell you what a major leader said to me recently. “We are convinced,” he said, “that he is not strong enough to confront his enemy. We are concerned,” he said “that he is not strong to support his friends.”

    The political leadership of the world is very, very dismayed. He better turn it around. The Democrats are going to get killed in this election. Jesus, looks what’s happening in Massachusetts.

    It’s really interesting because he had brilliant, brilliant political instincts during the campaign. I don’t know what has happened to them. His appointments present somebody who has a lot to learn about how government works. He better get some very talented businesspeople who know how to implement things. It’s unbelievable. Everybody says so. You can’t believe how dismayed people are. That’s why he’s plunging in the polls.

    I can’t predict things two years from now, but if he continues on the downward spiral he is on, he won’t be reelected. In the meantime, the Democrats have recreated the Republican Party. And when I say Democrats, I mean the Obama administration. In the generic vote, the Democrats were ahead something like 52 to 30. They are now behind the Republicans 48 to 44 in the last poll. Nobody has ever seen anything that dramatic.

    *********************************

    Mort sums it up beautifully

  87. TM is a silly opportunistic cow, sorry but she is, she dumped Hillary when she no longer needed her, went into Obama’s camp and now thats not working out, she’s off to something else, she’s a political tramp.

  88. “In the generic vote, the Democrats were ahead something like 52 to 30. They are now behind the Republicans 48 to 44 in the last poll. Nobody has ever seen anything that dramatic.”

    He’s got that wrong its a 9 point lead now, 45 to 36. So its even worse.

  89. The problem with these people is that they think he ran a brilliant campaign and that he had brilliant political instincts one year ago. We are saying that premise is totally wrong. He never was all that and will never will be. In fact he has not changed from what he was in IL at all. I will await their enlightenment if it ever happens.
    ———————————————————————–
    A friend of mine who is somewhere to the right of Nero called last night and tore into me about how big media was calling Scott Brown the insurgent candidate. I told him to shut the fuck up and listen. Take a good look at Obama and how he rose to power. He was presented as the insurgent candidate but was very much the establishment candidate flying under the radar screen. From the beginning the media establishment supported him, the party establishment supported him (c.f. Game Change), global business elites contemptuous of the American People supported him, he is the flotsam and jestsom of the Chicago Machine, the scion of the Kennedy dynasty, the Beltway establishment–in sum the elites. The stateist policies he has enacted are further evidence of this fact. In sum, Obama was and is the establishment candidate.

    Consequently, truth to tell, Hillary, Sarah and now Brown are the in fact the insurgent candidates. That insurgency is beneficial to the American People and a direct threat to the status quo. And that is why they are targeted for destruction. If fools like Taylor Marsh figure this out they will have to check themselves into the booby hatch where they belong.

  90. Scott is on now. He is for healthcare, but not the one the dem’s have. He seems to say that he likes letting each state decide what works for them. He said he voted for HC in Ma.

  91. I agree with you that he did not run a brillant campaign, the media made it look like a brillant campaign, and they are as guilty of what is happening here as the Dims. How a press corp can allow the will of the Dim people to be totally ignored, let the back door threats, etc that happen at the convention, and still think they are in any way guardians of our democracy is obsurd.

    A group of Dims and the Media created a false idol, and now everyone knows it. People will not believe them again. When you lose your credability, you lose your audience, and the ads that pay your people.

    When the Dim stratigists said that the Dims did not make deals with the Insurance co, and were for the working people, I almost laugh. Does she not know that OO has and is making deals with the Insurance Co. All the rest of us know. Also, we know the special deals he is making with select people and groups to get his HRC through. That is not for All the working people, only some.

  92. She signed her own death warrant with backing Obama, pity really. The last line is the best.

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view.bg?articleid=1226842&format=text

    Experts: Race aftermath will sink Attorney General, buoy Scott Brown

    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 she’s going to survive.”

    A veteran Democratic operative who asked not to be named said insiders were “disgusted“ by Coakley’s performance.

    “She’s toast,” he said.

    Coakley is unlikely to get another shot at higher office after blowing the Senate race. And if she tries to hold on as attorney general, she’ll face some high hurdles, the operative said.

    Her defeat last night leaves her open to challenges from Republicans and Democrats alike.

    For starters, Coakley may have trouble raising money. With just $93,000 in her state account, Coakley will have the unappealing chore of hitting up people who just bankrolled her failed Senate bid.

    Brown, on the other hand, emerges from this campaign as “a celebrity, a political superstar,” said Todd Domke, a Republican political analyst.

    “That’s rare for a Republican in Massachusetts or any politician,” he added.

    Brown can write his own ticket in Republican circles after whipping a well-financed Democratic machine, in a Democratic state, and in pursuit of the white whale of GOP politics – the seat held by the late liberal icon Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

    “This is the coveted prize – the pelt of Ted Kennedy’s seat,” said Thomas Whalen, a Boston University political historian.

    Brown, until recently an obscure GOP state senator best known as a former male model, nearly stepped aside to allow former White House chief of staff Andy Card to take on the Democrats. Now, it’s Brown who’s being touted as a possible national candidate.

    “There’ll be speculation that the 2012 Republican ticket will be (Sarah) Palin-Brown,” Whalen said.

    As some Democratic insiders blamed the candidate, Coakley’s loss isn’t entirely on her, said Tobe Berkovitz, a Boston University communications professor.

    Democrats who eagerly backed President Obama’s agenda – particulary his controversial health-care overhaul – may have overestimated its popularity here and across the country.

    “They all chugged down the Obama Kool-Aid,” said Berkovitz, “and now they’re realizing that it may not be the beverage for 2010.”

  93. Canaan
    January 20th, 2010 at 3:02 am
    Greta on Fox really puts the hammer on Obama for dragging this woman Coakley’s body through the street. It was the Nebraska kickback and the sleazy hooker’s payoff to the unions that caused Coakley to drop 20 points almost overnight. She took the hit for Obama, now he’s shoving her out the window.
    &&&&&&&&

    Agreed, “Marcia” may not have run the best campaign. But in the context of all the smelly deals crafted in Obama’s first year, where:

    * lobbyists wind up writing, ahem, “reform bills”,

    * bribes and favors are used to win the support of BlueDog Dems and Repubs

    * White House outsources the crafting legistlation which results in a terrible bill that isn’t very viable even IF dems had fillibuster-proof majorities

    …even a well run Dem campaign has a lot of baggage to carry.

    Obama’s leadership is disastrous for the country, and disastrous for his own party.

  94. Today marks the 1 year anniversary for Honolulu Barry’s Inauguration. I really like the gift the voters just sent him to mark such a “Joyous” event……

    Republican Scott Brown.

    Obama’s going down! If the Democrat party wants to save itself from the destruction of supporting Barry, they will primary him in ’12. Hopefully Hillary will toss her name in and get this fraud out of office.

  95. Everytime I hear this guy talk I am impressed, he is just sooo original. He will not say that he is a Reagan democrat. He says maybe Washington is ready for a new kind of republican, one that takes care of the people, not special interest.

    I want to put a bubble tent around him before he goes to Washington to be corrupted.

  96. DAILY KAOS WRITER IN FAVOR OF BUREAUCRATICALLY STYMYING DEMOCRACY:

    “Jake McIntyre” thinks foot dragging by the Mass. political hierarchy can delay Brown’s “certification”, and that the placeholder Paul Kirk is STILL THE LEGITIMATE SENATOR, and that “Let’s see what possibilities there are for ramming this through”.

    So NOW these types care about the certification process, but not about a presidential candidates bona fides???

    The Critical Distinction Between a Lame Duck and a Dead Duck
    =======================
    by Jake McIntyre
    Wed Jan 20, 2010 at 08:06:03 AM PST
    Under Massachusetts law, it’ll probably take 10 days for the election of Scott Brown to be certified and for Brown to be sworn in as a Senator. Nothing nefarious — that’s just how orderly transfers of power work in a democratic system. Consequently, Paul Kirk will continue to serve as Senator up until the point that Brown is properly sworn in.

    Barney Frank, God love him, doesn’t think Kirk counts:

    “I know some of my Democratic colleagues had been thinking about ways to, in effect, get around the results by working in various parliamentary ways, looking at the rules, trying to get a health care bill passed that would have been the same bill that would have passed if [MA AG] Martha Coakley [D] had won, and I think that’s a mistake,” Frank said. “I will not support an effort to push through a House-Senate compromise bill despite an election. I’m disappointed in how it came out, but I think electoral results have to be respected.”

    Jim Webb agrees, except ever so more so:

    “In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process,” Mr. Webb said. “It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To that end, I believe it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated.”

    You know, I don’t remember Jim Webb going on strike and filibustering all Senate votes while Norm Coleman and the Republican Party used every procedural trick at their disposal to keep Al Franken out of the Senate for six months. And there’s a good reason for that: government has to function per its own rules. Coleman and the Republicans may have been acting in bad faith in delaying Franken’s swearing in, but life had to go on for the Senate while the mess in Minnesota was sorted out.

    Lame ducks are a feature, not a bug, of our republic. They allow the work of government to continue as our democratic process ensures that the results of elections are proper, accurate, and complete. And while lame ducks generally don’t engage in major legislation, they retain the powers of their offices, and occasionally do attempt to make significant changes on their way out the door — witness George W. Bush’s “midnight” executive rulemaking. That’s how our government works.

    Now I’m not advocating that a health bill be hurried through Congress in the next couple days — far from it. I’ve got serious reservations about the bill on offer, and it would be a shocker if an rush bill didn’t end up looking a lot uglier than what’s currently being discussed. But this notion that the work of government needs to be put on hold, and the country resigned to twiddling its thumbs and listening to “Little Spanish Flea,” while we wait for one of 100 senators to be sworn in, is just absurd — especially when there’s another senator properly holding that seat. It’s even more ludicrous when you consider that this senator doesn’t change the balance of power in the chamber. He represents the 41st member of a minority caucus. No committee chairs will be ousted following his swearing-in. Mitch McConnell will not become the Majority Leader. Dick Durban and Harry Reid won’t have to move to less desirable offices. All Brown represents is one more Senator in a small minority. Now sure, you can say that he does represent “the end of the Democratic supermajority.”

    But how can he represent the end of something that never existed?

    Congress should feel free to continue to do the people’s work over the next few days. That’s how we do in a republican democracy.

  97. FURTHER DISCUSSION OF PLOYS TO DELAY BROWN’S CERTIFICATION…

    These guys just don’t get it. The country doesn’t want a BAD health care bill, that would make things worse.

    Yes, health care sucks, is getting more expensive, and the rules are constantly shifting in favor of the insurers. So improving health care, lowering costs, are a great idea. Universal coverage could also be achieved, so that you don’t have abuses of emergency rooms as “health care for the uninsured”.

    Anyhow, here’s what the ram-it-through crowd is considering:

    The backstory on seating the newest Senator
    ===================================
    by David Waldman

    Wed Jan 20, 2010

    Questions about how long it could take to certify Brown’s election? Or whether there could be a delay in the Senate in seating him?

    Here’s a pocket guide to Question One, from Marc Ambinder:

    Q. Can Democrats really delay seating Brown?

    A. Probably. There are several built-in election procedure traps, including the counting of absentee ballots and ballots from soldiers overseas. If for some reason these ballots are counted and there are no significant challenges by the seventh day after the election — that’s next Wednesday — State of the Union Day — then Secretary of State Bill Galvin could certify the election if he wanted to. Harry Reid, the majority leader, won’t seat a senator until the secretary of state certifies him or her. But a week is too short a time frame here: under federal law, overseas votes can arrive as late as January 29. Throw in a few days for the counting of provisional ballots, and we’re into early February. Then the formal certification meeting happens, which can take an extra day, depending on who is where.

    After the results are received from the local election officials, the secretary of state will present the total results to the governor and the Governor’s Council for certification. Only after the results are certified by the governor and the Governor’s Council can a certificate of election be issued. (The governor and the council schedule their own meetings, which usually take place on Wednesdays.)

    On Question Two, Brian Beutler:

    “When there is a certified winner in Massachusetts, the Senate has received appropriate papers and the vice president is available, the successor to Kennedy/Kirk will be sworn in,” Reid spokeswoman Regan Lachapelle toldthe Washington Post last week.

    According to the Secretary of the Senate, this falls directly out of Senate rules (specifically Rule 2). The Secretary of the Senate’s office has said she needs the certificate before winner can be sworn in, according to a Senate Democratic aide. The Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has said it will take “up to 10 days” to allow for absentee votes and the military votes to be counted, then cities and towns each have to certify the results, then the statehouse.

    And have you heard the one about how Ted Kennedy was seated the day after his election? Well, it’s true, and the wingnuts no doubt will want to make a mountain out of that molehill. But here are Brian Beutler and Eric Kleefeld on that one:

    “Senators have always had to be certified to be sworn in,” he says.

    So why the exception for Kennedy? The short answer is the Senate disregarded its own rules and seated him despite lacking certification (the state certificate arrived a few weeks later). The longer answer is that there are some important differences between Kennedy’s election 47 years ago and this year’s race in Massachusetts.

    Most crucially, according to Ritchie, the Senate was not in session in November, 1962, which means nobody was around to object to seating him immediately–the rules were waived and Kennedy was sworn in without certification. “Kennedy was sworn in the next day,” Ritchie emails. “He won by a commanding majority, and the Senate was not in session, so there was no challenge, even though the paperwork for his certification came later.”

    Kinda hard to argue with a 47-year-old unanimous consent request that you now regret. But that’s teabagger sentiment for you.

    Bonus nerd points: Two other Senators-elect were added to the rolls the day after their elections, along with Kennedy. They were Tom McIntyre (D-NH) and Milward Simpson (R-WY).

    Why? These three special elections apparently coincided with the general election of 1962, but because these three candidates were filling unexpired terms in the Senate (which seats, though the 87th Congress had adjourned sine die on October 13, 1962, continued in existence though vacant) they were entitled to seating in the Senate as members of the 87th Congress, as opposed to everyone else elected that November, who had been contesting seats for the 88th Congress.

    The Senate being adjourned, however, Kennedy cast a grand total of zero votes before his certificate arrived, and his predecessor in the seat, Sen. Benjamin Smith, II (D-MA) himself cast a total of zero votes following Kennedy’s election.

    But if you’re a teabagger, everyone’s Hitler anyway, and facts = teh socialisms, so none of this matters.

    And besides, the Dems are already diving out of the way.

    Brown’s supporters, of course, insist that the Senate “seat him now.”

    Well, they’ll be starting the voting today on raising the debt ceiling, and by unanimous consent, the bill will require 60 votes to pass. Want to make your first vote on either raising the federal debt limit or sending the country into default? Come on down, I guess.

    They might settle for “seat him later” on that one, though.

  98. http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/19150
    Obama’s narcissism and arrogance will blind him to the message of the Massachusetts victory.
    Saying No to Emperor Obama

    By Alan Caruba Tuesday, January 19, 2010

    Yes, it’s true. The emperor has no clothes. Even in a State where you cannot swing a dead cat without hitting a dozen Democrats, the voters said “No.”

    “We don’t want your odious Medicare ‘reform’. We don’t want to be forced to buy insurance. We don’t want a bill that exists only because every sweetheart deal and other form of bribery was used to get it to this point in the Senate.” And, ignored by the media, it was no to amnesty for illegal aliens as well, another issue of Scott Brown’s race.

    The significance of the Massachusetts victory for Scott Brown is the repudiation of Barack Hussein Obama, his policies, and his performance in office.

    It wasn’t the first time the voters sent the White House this message. They told him to buzz off in Virginia and they told him to get lost in New Jersey. This is a tangible voter backlash against profligate spending and excessive taxation.

    Come November, the voters, Democrats, Republicans, and independents will come together to clean house in Washington, D.C. It takes no great punditry to see that coming. If the midterms were held tomorrow, the result would be the same.

    It is almost beyond comprehension how Obama could have engineered a failed presidency within the space of just one year. He got a lot of help from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as mendacious and imperious an individual to have ever held that office. He got a lot of help from Majority Leader Harry Reid, a scowling, malicious cockroach whom the voters of Nevada will remove in November.

    Obama’s narcissism and arrogance will blind him to the message of the Massachusetts victory. He and his press secretary, Robert “Glib” Gibbs, will put out a statement that will dismiss the historic event as just an aberration, but the aberration is Obama!

    So, stand up and take a bow, Massachusetts!

    Home to the Pilgrims;
    home to the Boston massacre when British troops fired on protesters in 1770;
    home to the 1773 tea party to protest taxes; and
    birthplace of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Sam Adams, Elbridge Gerry, Josiah Bartlett, Roger Sherman, and John Hancock, signers of the Declaration of Independence!

    Those first Americans led the resistance to the greatest power of their day, Great Britain, and its king.

    For all the years Obama taught the U.S. Constitution at the University of Chicago Law School, he either never really understood it or never believed it means what it says.

    He never understood that real Americans will not be pushed around, cheated of their Constitutional birthright, or be lied to.

    They will push back.

    A former emperor, Napoleon of France, spent his last days as an exile on St. Helena. It would not surprise me if Emperor Obama spends his on one of Hawaii’s islands.

  99. CA GOP candidates say Mass Senate victory means Boxer is next

    The upset victory of Republican Scott Brown Tuesday in the Massachusetts Senate race had an immediate effect in California, where GOP U.S. Senate Republican candidates wasted no time going on offense — vowing that Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer is on tap next.

    Former South Bay Rep. Tom Campbell made the first move, issuing a jab at Boxer — along a claim that he will now take her on and address “the suicidal direction Congress and the President are taking our economy.”

    The combative statement from the ususally low-key Campbell hint at the pumped-up themes — and energy — to come from the GOP side in the 2010 CA U.S. Senate race against Boxer, where former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and Assemblyman Chuck DeVore of Irvine are already raring to go. And GOP state officials were positively bubbly in their reaction to Tuesday’s election results in the Bay State, where Brown handily beat Democrat Martha Coakley.

    Their message: it’s on. And look at these opening reactions and their themes as the shot across the bow to appeal to those 1 in 5 voters in California who are independents; those Californians could play a role in what promises to be a very lively, hard-fought race here in Democratic-leaning California, where Boxer will be front and center in the GOP target.

    Campbell: “Congratulations to Scott Brown – the new Senator from Massachusetts. His win is a tremendous victory for every American taxpayer, regardless of party, who’s concerned about the suicidal direction Congress and the President are taking our economy. Clearly, the people have spoken, and clearly they want to change course. In this regard, I’m the only candidate for Senate with a proven record of fighting federal spending — a record that stands in very sharp contrast to Barbara Boxer’s reckless abuse of our tax money.”

    Here’s DeVore’s reaction: “This is not the first time the Bay State has started a revolution. Now it’s up to us to continue what began in Massachusetts, and return common sense conservative and Constitutional principles to the center of American governance.”

    Fiorina’s reaction: “This news out of Massachusetts tonight is not good news for Barbara Boxer. Over the last 18 years, she has repeatedly taken California voters for granted and cast votes that have cost Californians jobs, increased our taxes and contributed to the rapid increase in our national debt. I challenge her to learn a lesson from tonight and become the 42nd vote on the side of California taxpayers, instead of for the special interests. And throughout this campaign, I intend to hold her accountable for her failed record, while also continuing to make the priorities of the people of California — job creation and reining in out-of-control government spending — my first priorities.”

    And here’s a jubilant CA GOP chair Ron Nehring: “Barbara Boxer can’t be too happy with tonight’s results. If Massachusetts can elect a Republican to the United States Senate in 2010, so can California.”

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/nov05election/detail?&entry_id=55612

  100. pm317
    January 20th, 2010 at 10:22 am
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    Yes, coming out of the woodwork like the roach’s they are. Where were they when we needed them to stand up to this machine? Coming out now is NOTHING but self preservation.

  101. Just listened to the View, and I agree with Woopie. Everyone should have what the Goverment meanting Sen, Rep, Civil Servants have, and if you have to curtail some wars, so be it.

  102. http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/19159
    Obama: inexperienced Marxist whose political agenda was to dissect and destroy institutions long held near and dear to the American people

    Isn’t It Rich? 364 Days On, America Comes Roaring Back!

    By John Lillpop Tuesday, January 19, 2010

    Isn’t it rich?
    Just 364 short days ago, the greatest nation in human history was turned over to an inexperienced Marxist whose political agenda was to dissect and destroy institutions long held near and dear to the American people.

    Barack Obama was sufficiently naïve and narcissistic to actually believe that he could, and should, restructure American politics and culture to conform to his own peculiar far left radicalism.

    His “vision” was to tear down America and her leaders at every opportunity, especially on foreign soil. He wanted the entire world to know that America was no better than any other nation, and that being a good “citizen of the world” was far more important than American preeminence.

    He made a special point of rejecting the notion that America is a Christian nation, and did so on Muslim soil where anti-American terrorism is a chief export.

    He decided that he knew best when it came to national security, and arrogantly set about to dismantle the safeguards installed by his Republican predecessor and which, incidentally, had kept America safe for nearly eight years.

    He decided that funding liberal pet projects was more important than carrying out his fiduciary responsibility to the American people, all the while piling trillions upon trillions of dollars of debt onto the backs of unborn generations of American taxpayers.

    He foolishly decided that he and the Democrat party had the moral right to ram a very flawed health care plan down the throats of the American people, even though 56 percent of the populace opposes the plan.

    Now, just 364 days after Barack Obama was declared an omnipotent, all knowing, and an infallible messiah by the leftist media, the great people of Massachusetts have declared other wise.

    Isn’t it rich?

  103. ADMIN:

    SUSAN COLLINS IS A LIAR AND A PATRIARCHAL WOMAN. A PATRIARCHAL WOMAN IS ONE WHO THROWS OTHER WOMEN UNDER THE BUS TO MAINTAIN HER OWN POWER, ON BEHALF OF THE MALE POWER STRUCTURE.

    COLLINS IS BLAMING HILLARY FOR FAILURE TO REVOKE THE PASSPORT OF THE TERRORIST SUSPECT. SHE IS SAYING IT RIGHT NOW IN CONGRESS. THE MEDIA IS PICKING UP THE STORY.

    THE STATE DEPARTMENT DID WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO DO. IT GOT THE CIA INVOLVED IMMEDIATELY. ONCE THE CIA IS INVOLVED THE CIA GOAL WAS TO FOLLOW THE SMALL FISH TO GET THE LARGER FISH. THAT GREATLY INFLUENCED HILLARY’S DECISION ON THE PASSPORT.

    HINDSIGHT IS ALWAYS 20-20. NO ONE KNEW THAT AQ WOULD SEND OUT THIS SMALL FISH SO SOON IN SUCH A DEVASTATING WAY.

    COLLINS IS PLAYING CHEAP POLITICS WITH NATIONAL SECURITY. THAT IS NOT WHAT WE SEND PEOPLE TO WASHINGTON TO DO. SHE NEEDS TO SEEN FOR THE PATRIARCHAL DEMAGOGUE WHICH SHE MOST CERTAINLY IS.

  104. NewMexicoFan
    January 20th, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    Just listened to the View, and I agree with Woopie. Everyone should have what the Goverment meanting Sen, Rep, Civil Servants have, and if you have to curtail some wars, so be it.
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    That was Hillary’s plan in a nutshell

  105. http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/19182

    Making Obamacare null and void in the Pelican State
    Louisiana Legislature Floating Bill Making Obamacare Illegal in State
    By Warner Todd Huston Wednesday, January 20, 2010
    Louisiana State Senator A.G. Crowe (R, Slidell) is introducing a bill for the 2010 legislative session in Baton Rouge that would make Obamacare illegal if it violates state laws, effectively making Obamacare null and void in the Pelican State.

    Senator Crowe states that his bill “provides that no law or rule shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer or health care provider to participate in any health care system or health insurance.”
    Crowe’s proposed Senate Bill (download .pdf file) begins as follows:

    HEALTH CARE. Prohibits state or local governmental coercion of any Louisiana employer, health care provider, or individual to compel participation in any health care system or health insurance plan.

    Crowe insists that Obamacare violates Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution and “is therefore unconstitutional.” He also feels that the president’s plans violates the 10th Amendment among others.

  106. From BP
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    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/19150
    Obama’s narcissism and arrogance will blind him to the message of the Massachusetts victory.
    Saying No to Emperor Obama

    By Alan Caruba Tuesday, January 19, 2010

    Yes, it’s true. The emperor has no clothes. Even in a State where you cannot swing a dead cat without hitting a dozen Democrats, the voters said “No.”

    “We don’t want your odious Medicare ‘reform’. We don’t want to be forced to buy insurance. We don’t want a bill that exists only because every sweetheart deal and other form of bribery was used to get it to this point in the Senate.” And, ignored by the media, it was no to amnesty for illegal aliens as well, another issue of Scott Brown’s race.

    The significance of the Massachusetts victory for Scott Brown is the repudiation of Barack Hussein Obama, his policies, and his performance in office.

    It wasn’t the first time the voters sent the White House this message. They told him to buzz off in Virginia and they told him to get lost in New Jersey. This is a tangible voter backlash against profligate spending and excessive taxation.

    Come November, the voters, Democrats, Republicans, and independents will come together to clean house in Washington, D.C. It takes no great punditry to see that coming. If the midterms were held tomorrow, the result would be the same.

    It is almost beyond comprehension how Obama could have engineered a failed presidency within the space of just one year. He got a lot of help from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as mendacious and imperious an individual to have ever held that office. He got a lot of help from Majority Leader Harry Reid, a scowling, malicious cockroach whom the voters of Nevada will remove in November.

    Obama’s narcissism and arrogance will blind him to the message of the Massachusetts victory. He and his press secretary, Robert “Glib” Gibbs, will put out a statement that will dismiss the historic event as just an aberration, but the aberration is Obama!

    So, stand up and take a bow, Massachusetts!

    Home to the Pilgrims;
    home to the Boston massacre when British troops fired on protesters in 1770;
    home to the 1773 tea party to protest taxes; and
    birthplace of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Sam Adams, Elbridge Gerry, Josiah Bartlett, Roger Sherman, and John Hancock, signers of the Declaration of Independence!

    Those first Americans led the resistance to the greatest power of their day, Great Britain, and its king.

    For all the years Obama taught the U.S. Constitution at the University of Chicago Law School, he either never really understood it or never believed it means what it says.

    He never understood that real Americans will not be pushed around, cheated of their Constitutional birthright, or be lied to.

    They will push back.

    A former emperor, Napoleon of France, spent his last days as an exile on St. Helena. It would not surprise me if Emperor Obama spends his on one of Hawaii’s islands.

  107. I spoke to a Republican operative this morning. He told me that the powers that be are talking about Brown as a potential presidential candidate in 2012. They said last night proved the country wants change, but not the kind Obama offers. They want change that reinforces American values, rather than trashing them. They want solutions not more rhetoric. And Brown has no baggage. He connects with ordinary people. And his bipartisan pitch is perfect for the times.

    He told me they see Obama as a goner. They believe Axelrod’s announcement that they intend to push forward on health care deform over the objections of the public, and politicians worried about their own careers will hasten Obamas demise. They see Hillary as the alternative. She has to act, because to stay where she is will take her down as well. It is not enough for her to say I am serving my country. She gets no credit for what she is doing–Big Media has seen to that. The case in point is Haiti where she is the one on the point position solving the problem but you do not hear about it.

    As you might suspect, this operative thinks highly of Hillary as do many of his colleagues. But they would not want word of it to get around. He sees a potential match up between Hillary and Brown in 2012.

  108. Just watching CNN,and Buffet is criticizing OO about the Bank Tax. The Banking industry is going to challenge the Constitutionality of the tax (they have been singled out). I guess that OO is human after all.

    The unconstituionality of his HC in a state is an interesting move also.

    Too bad they are not intersted in whether he was really eligible, by the constitution to run for office.

  109. Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 28% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -12 (see trends).

    On the first anniversary of his inauguration, the President is dealing with the fallout from a stunning election upset in Massachusetts last night. On his way to victory, Scott Brown won unaffiliated voters by a 73% to 25% margin. That is consistent with a weakness among unaffiliated voters that has been evident in the President’s numbers for several months. Currently, just 25% of unaffiliated voters Strongly Approve of the President’s performance while 44% Strongly Disapprove.

    Most voters said health care was the top voting issue in Massachusetts. But, a final look at the Massachusetts Election Night Poll shows that Martha Coakley narrowly won among voters who ranked health care as most important. Brown won among those who consider the economy most important. That’s consistent with national polling showing that voters are now more likely to trust Republicans over Democrats when it comes to the economy.

    Overall, just 38% of voters nationwide now support the health care plan working its way through Congress. That matches the lowest level of support yet measured. Data will be released later today on the health care excise tax and other related issues.

    Overall, 48% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove. To get a sense of longer-term trends, check out our month-by-month review of the President’s numbers.

    In Texas, both Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison lead likely Democratic nominee Bill White in the race for Governor. In the Republican Primary, Governor Rick Perry leads Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison by a 43% to 33% margin. A third candidate, Debra Medina, attracts support from 12%. Medina’s numbers jumped from 4% earlier in the race and she has now been invited to participate in an upcoming debate.

    In California, Senator Barbara Boxer’s support remains below 50% against three potential opponents. In Colorado, Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton leads Democratic Senator Michael Bennett by a double digit margin. Rasmussen Reports has released other Senate polls for Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Kentucky. and California.

    In Ohio, Republican John Kasich still holds a modest lead over incumbent Governor Ted Strickland. Rasmussen Reports has also released polls on the 2010 governor’s races in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

  110. aking Obamacare null and void in the Pelican State
    Louisiana Legislature Floating Bill Making Obamacare Illegal in State
    By Warner Todd Huston Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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    It is great politics but unfortunately there is this:

    Article VI: The Constitution and all laws passed pursuant thereto shall be the supreme law of the land, all state and local laws to the contrary notwithstanding.

  111. There are two questions for Hillary. Whether to get out. Whether to run. The first one looks easier to me at least now. If she stays where she is then her legacy will suffer. The justification of serving the country becomes lame at some point, when the Administration she is supporting is destroying it, and becoming increasingly unpopular. The second question, whether you can trust a party who betrayed you to fight a battle against a photogenic candidate with Brown who big media will fall in love with and go through a redux of 2008 that is the real question. Where there is a will there is a way, but it requires serious thought and if the answer is no, then it is understandable. She is the one who has to go back in the ring with one maybe both hands tied behind her back. If she decides to do it she will have many supporters.

  112. Brown is big medias way off the hopium train. That is unforunate. I want them to go through cold turkey and annihilation. Perhaps they will.

  113. Brown Won Hyannis Port, too:

    Turns out Hyannis Port’s results are included with Barnstable’s and the Town Clerk’s numbers show Senator-elect Brown won every single precinct. Can we finally declare Camelot over?

  114. For what it’s worth…
    Rush Limbaugh just suggested that Hillary resign her SOS position and start preparing for 2012.

  115. Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 28% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President.
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    The AA population is around 11% isn’t it? That would leave 17% other

  116. From Bp
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    Idiots. But it will be that much faster these assclowns are voted out of office.

    Following Scott Brown win, White House insists its mandate stands

    http://tinyurl.com/ycr6zm8

    As the country woke up to a new political landscape the morning after the Massachusetts special election, the White House tried to balance a tone of contrition with a message that the Obama administration believes it still has a mandate.

    “There are messages here, we hear those messages but there is a tendency in this town … to over blow things even beyond their importance,” said David Axelrod, a top adviser to President Obama, on MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown.”

    Axelrod signaled that the White House is not giving up on health-care reform.

    “He believes there is a real crisis,” Axelrod said. “He believes we have to deal with that crisis.”

    “We also have to take into account what voters were saying yesterday … We will take that into account and then decide how to move forward,” Axelrod said.

    “But it’s not an option to walk away from a problem that’s only going to get worse.”

    Axelrod and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs appeared together exclusively on the show, choosing the hour-long political specialty program as the venue in which to test their messaging in the wake of Republican Scott Brown’s win in Massachusetts.

    Axelrod and Gibbs each said several times that they understand that there is real anger in the country, a pivot from this summer, when they dismissed those who angrily protested the health-care bill at town hall forums.

    “There’s a tremendous amount of anger,” said Gibbs, who in August called the town hall protests “manufactured anger.”

    But Axelrod, known as the White House’s “keeper of the message,” argued that the anger in the country does not mean their agenda has been rejected.

    “There is a general sense of discontent about the economy and there is a general sense of discontent about this town,” Axelrod said. “That’s why we were elected. We are committed to doing something about it.”

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, however, appeared next on the program, and said the message of the Massachusetts election was simple.

    “The message of the moment is that the American people are asking us …. to defeat this health-care bill, to start over on a truly bipartisan basis and to get it right,” said McConnell, Kentucky Republican. “They want us to stop the spending, stop the borrowing and stop the health-care bill.”

    McConnell said Obama “still has a chance here to move to the middle.”

    So far it seems Obama and congressional Democrats will try to ram health-care through Congress, most likely with a straight vote in the House on the Senate bill, possibly accompanied by a reconciliation bill that makes changes to pacify House members.

    David Plouffe, who ran Obama’s presidential campaign, was defiant, saying that the Massachusetts election was not a referendum on health care.

    “We have a choice as a party. We can cut and run, which I think will be devastating to the country … or we can get this done,” Plouffe said. “We ought to get this done and we ought to go out on the campaign”

  117. birdgal
    January 20th, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    How many sleeves did MO yank out last night???
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    Well if i were to guess what kind of animal/insect she reminds me of, it would be a Black Widow Spider, so that would be 8 sleeves!!!!

  118. Yes, this is the same Country with the Absolute Monarchy: King Abdullah, ruler of the oil-rich state, that the Fraud was photographed bowing to: and in great Muslim respect, they beheaded some poor soul during his visit. This is the same Country that is trying to buy a major share of Fox….
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    Saudi girl, 13, sentenced to 90 lashes after she took a mobile phone to schoolBy Mike Theodoulou
    Last updated at 1:25 PM on 20th January 2010

    A 13-year-old girl has been sentenced to 90 lashes and two months’ prison in Saudi Arabia after she took a mobile phone to school.

    A court ordered the girl to be flogged in front of her classmates following an assault on the school principal, according to the Saudi daily newspaper Al-Watan.

    After the assault she was discovered to have concealed a mobile phone, breaking strict Saudi regulations banning the use of camera-equipped phones in girls’ schools.

    Brutal: public floggings, such as in this archive picture, are a common punishment handed down by religious courts in Saudi Arabia
    Al-Watan said a court in the northeastern Gulf port of Jubail had sentenced the girl to 90 lashes inside her school, followed by two months’ detention.

    The punishment is harsher than tha dished out to some robbers and looters.

    Saudi Arabia, a leading US ally in the Middle East, is an absolute monarchy controlled by the Al-Saud ruling tribe, and lacks any legal code.

    Absolute monarchy: King Abdullah, ruler of the oil-rich state, meeting Gordon Brown on a 2007 visit to Downing Street
    King Abdullah has promoted some social reforms since taking the throne in 2005 but diplomats say he is held back by religious clerics and princes.

    Cinemas and music concerts are banned, while many restaurants and even some shopping centres cater to families only, especially on holidays.

    Religious police roam streets to make sure no unrelated men and women mix.

    The Saudi court system is exclusively controlled Wahahbi/Salafi clerics, and bans the employment of non-Salafi citizens, especially as judges.

    Saudi Arabia is the world’s leading country in the use of torture-by-flogging, public beheadings and publically crucifying condemned prisoners.

    The country crucified two people in 2009, including one in the capital Riyadh during President Barak Obama’s visit last April.

    In September, twenty Saudi teenagers who ransacked shops and restaurants were publicly flogged.

    Newspapers reported that the teenagers received at least 30 lashes each in a public square.
    Most of the hijackers in the September 11 attacks in 2001 came from Saudi Arabia.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1244689/Saudi-girl-13–sentenced-90-lashes-took-mobile-phone-school.html#ixzz0dBEjOEsi

  119. BLANKLEY DOUBTS THAT HIS ADVICE TO OBAMA WILL BE REALIZED…

    huffingtonpost.com/tony-blankley/obamas-highest-priority-r_b_429696.html

    Obama’s Highest Priority: Regaining Confidence
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    Tony Blankley
    January 20, 2010

    Although losing the 60th vote in the Senate is a critical loss to President Obama, the even greater danger to the President caused by yesterday’s Senate election is the reduced confidence that Democratic Senators and Congressmen will have in the political leadership of the president. Until he rebuilds that confidence he will not be able to lead his party effectively. The rank and file may not agree with their leader, they may not even like him, but they will follow as long as they have confidence in his political shrewdness (and thus fear in opposing him.)

    President Bush lost the confidence of his fellow party men and women after Katrina. It infected and undermined their confidence in his judgment on unrelated issues, such as the Iraq War. If I were the president’s advisor this morning, I would tell him that regaining that confidence in his political shrewdness is his highest priority. His other priority must be to let the general public see that he has listened to them and is taking steps to respond.

    There is a fairly obvious (at least to me) four-step agenda for the president to accomplish those objectives. First on health care, he should call in the Republican leaders and quickly negotiate a modest health insurance reform that will get 90 votes in the senate and 350 or more votes in the House. It’s not much, but it puts the issue behind him with a modest accomplishment with a reinforcement of his shredded campaign pledge to be bipartisan. And yes, that negotiation can be put on C-SPAN.

    Second, he should pivot to the issue of the banks and play a hard populist card against them (I personally disagree with this, but it will be good politics for him.). Beat up on the banks for a couple of months as loudly as he wants to. The left will love it, but so will many in the center and even on the right. This will get him in better alignment with the national mood than his health care position did. It will also have the advantage of not inducing Republican opposition, as most Republicans will not want to get on the wrong side of the public furor over bailouts and bonuses.

    Then, third, he should spend the rest of the legislating season conspicuously leading congressional budget trimming and cutting — but avoid cutting entitlements, as that would be unpopular. And fourth, he should propose some pointless bills to create jobs. He needs to be seen passionately engaged trying to create jobs, even though there is not much he can actually do about it at this point — other than assure both small and big business that he will not increase taxes or regulations (but he probably can’t make and keep that promise.)

    These steps have a reasonable chance of bringing his job approval up to a steady mid 50s, drain some of the hostile energy currently pulsating across the country and lead to a relatively modest Democratic party congressional loss this November (say 20 seats or less in the House and 4-5 seats or less in the Senate.) If he ends the year in those conditions, his rank and file Democrats will have regained some confidence in his political sagacity — and he can spend 2011-2012 trying to move the country to the left again.

    But if he fails to take effective action, he will experience what most presidents do in the second year — an average 5-point drop in the Gallup Poll. Then his re-election would be largely out of his control, but rather at the mercy of a big drop in unemployment — a pretty iffy matter, according to most experts.

    I offer the foregoing advice in the hope that he will not take it. But the advice is sincere, nonetheless.

  120. gonzotx
    January 20th, 2010 at 1:48 pm
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    LOL! That is a lot of sleeves.

  121. Gibbs, bringing up Ronnie Raygun and his poll number in 81 and 82′. OMG, they still don’t get it. The GOP trying to steal Brown win as theirs when Scott Brown himself has refused to say he is a Ronnie Raygun republican.
    Brown is a right of center independent. JUst listen to him. He sounds just like Hillary.

  122. agreed confloyd, i too feel brown is just as you said above. Center right independent and sounded like a mix of hillary and Palin.

  123. Wbboei, Who the hell is SUsan Collins? I bet she is a pundit who has never gotten her hands dirty helping anyone who needed it. SHe is one of those whose only use of her hands is to point the finger at someone else that is doing everything possible to help keep this country safe.

  124. “A 13-year-old girl has been sentenced to 90 lashes and two months’ prison in Saudi Arabia after she took a mobile phone to school.”

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    And this is a country that has the nerve to attack Israel for it’s practices? This is a country that obama admires and looks up to?

  125. Found this @ BP…hmmm…snake in the grass I would say..have to drive to Dallas to watch my daughter coach Basketball. Use to drive to watch her play…see ya all Friday
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    is this shit for real? we are idiots and should believe him:

    “Exclusive: President Obama Says Voter Anger, Frustration Key to Republican Victory in Massachusetts Senate

    Obama to Senate: Don’t “Jam” Through Health Care Until Brown Seated

    President Obama warned Democrats in Congress today not to “jam” a health care reform bill through now that they’ve lost their commanding majority in the Senate, and said they must wait for newly elected Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown to be sworn into office.

    One year into the president’s term, George Stephanopoulos interviews Obama.

    The president also said the same voter anger that swept him into office in 2008 carried Brown into office on a stunning upset victory Tuesday night over heavily favored Democrat Martha Coakley. “

  126. I suggest a Hillary/Brown 2012 Independent ticket — their main message overhaul both parties and create a vision for the government that is in fair balance of its people with its corporations.

  127. BILL CLINTON: “I FEEL YOUR PAIN”

    OBAMA: “I FEEL GREAT”

    Apparently, from a disappointed Obamaphile.

    tnr.com/article/politics/he-doesnt-feel-your-pain

    Does He Feel Your Pain?
    Forget Massachusetts. Obama’s problem is nationwide.
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    John B. Judis
    Jan. 20, 2010

    Bill Clinton didn’t know he was in big trouble until the very eve of the November 1994 election. Barack Obama knows now, barely a year into his presidency. While the party loyalists can blame Martha Coakley’s defeat on her ignorance of Red Sox baseball, it was clearly a message to the president and his party. Yes, a less inept candidate might have beaten Scott Brown, but if Obama and his program had been more popular in Massachusetts, even Coakley could have won–and by ten points or more.

    There were no network exits polls, only a limited sample by Rasmussen, but some of the polls taken beforehand bear out Obama’s role in Coakley’s defeat. In the final January 17 poll by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning North Carolina outfit that picked up Brown’s surge early in the month, 20 percent of the respondents who voted for Obama in 2008 said they’d vote for Brown. Among those voters, only 22 percent approved of Obama’s presidency, and only 13 percent backed his health care plan. (Click here to read Thomas B. Edsall: “Why Health Care is the Graveyard of Democratic Dreams.”)

    In fact, the percent of 2008 Obama voters who were backing Brown almost perfectly matched the percentage who were dissatisfied with Obama’s health care plan, which Brown himself singled out for criticism in his campaign. According to the Rasmussen exit sample, 52 percent of Brown voters rated health care as their top issue–a clear indication that they were viewing the election in national and not merely state terms.

    The most important question raised by Coakley’s loss is not what she could have done better–the answer to that can fill pages of unhappy anecdotes about campaign mishaps–but why Obama’s popularity is so low that a Democrat could lose Massachusetts. A conservative Republican Senate candidate winning Massachusetts, which Obama carried by 62 percent to 36 percent in 2008, is comparable to a liberal Democrat carrying Utah.

    If you believe some of the blogs, the Democrats lost Massachusetts, and Obama’s approval is plummeting nationwide, because he alienated his left-wing base. Perhaps that does account for an absence of turnout among young voters in the Virginia gubernatorial or Massachusetts Senate races, but the polls have not shown growing dissatisfaction among young, minority, or liberal voters–the three voting blocs that accounted for Obama’s strongest support in 2008. Where he has lost ground–and where the Democrats have lost ground–is primarily among white working and middle-class voters and senior citizens.

    The Suffolk University poll in Massachusetts, which like the PPP poll, was pretty much on target in the final result, singled out two white working-class towns, Gardner and Fitchburg, as bellwethers. Obama won Gardner, where Democrats hold a three-to-one registrations edge, by 59 percent to 31 percent in 2008. Brown won it by 56 percent to 42 percent. Obama won Fitchburg, with a similar Democratic edge, by 60 percent to 38 percent in 2008. Brown won it by 59 percent to 40 percent. That suggests a fairly dramatic shift among white working class voters.

    There is no similar city or county gauge for how seniors voted in the final result, but there were prior polls. The Suffolk poll taken January 14 has some clues. The age group that most strongly favored Brown was sixty-five to seventy-four-year-olds by 58 to 38 percent. The same group opposed national health insurance by 48 percent to 28 percent and thought the federal government couldn’t afford such a plan by 66 percent to 33 percent. This age group also included the highest percentage of voters–41 percent–who said they “strongly opposed” Obama’s plan. And they were the one group (albeit narrowly) who disapproved of the job Obama was doing as president–by 45 percent to 44 percent. (Click here to read Jonathan Cohn’s open letter to nervous and frustrated House Democrats.)

    If you look at national polls, Obama has suffered the greatest loss of approval among exactly the same groups. In the Pew polls, Obama suffered a drastic drop in support in the $30,000-$75,000 income group, from 63 percent to 17 percent approval in February 2009, to 53 percent to 35 percent disapproval in the January 14 poll. Among respondents over sixty-five years old, he went from 60 percent to 17 percent approval to 54 percent to 31 percent disapproval. In its January 2010 poll, Pew has a breakdown by race that is even more disturbing. Whites with some or no college–a rough designation for working-class whites–disapprove of Obama’s presidency by 54 percent to 36 percent.

    Why do these groups matter? Since the 1960s, when the Democratic Party split over race, and later over cultural issues as well, the white working class has been a key vote in elections. Their departure from the Democrats in the South helped account for the transformation of the Deep South from solidly Democratic to solidly Republican. And in the Northern states, and particularly in Midwestern states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, they have been the swing vote in state and presidential elections. It’s a fair measure to say that if a Democrat can get about 45 percent of the white working-class vote, he or she can carry Ohio–Obama got about 44 percent in 2008. But if he gets only 40 percent or less in these states, he will lose those states and lose national elections. The white working-class vote may not be as important in five or ten years, as the demography of America shifts, but it remains so now—an enduring legacy of the politics of the late ’60s.

    The senior citizen vote overlaps to some extent with the white working-class vote, but it has a special importance because these voters come out disproportionately in midterm elections. If the Democrats continue to lose the senior vote, as Coakley appears to have done in Massachusetts yesterday, they will get clobbered in November 2010. We’re not talking two or three senate seats, but as many as eight, and not 20 or 25 House seats, but maybe between 30 and 40. To avoid a calamity on that level, Democrats will have to answer a difficult question: Why have these two groups distanced themselves in the last year, and particularly in the last few months, from Obama and the party?

    These two groups of voters have not viewed Obama’s presidency in a fundamentally different way from many other voters, but they, and particularly working-class whites, have been the prime source of a populist anger against the Obama administration. They have perceived Obama as robbing Peter to pay Paul–or more concretely, taking benefits from and imposing higher taxes on them in order to provide greater income and benefits to others. And we are talking here about perceptions. I don’t intend to get into an argument about what is actually in the various health plans, some of which do benefit senior citizens and the white working and middle class.

    Working-class populism in America has always taken two forms: The first–let’s call it left-wing populism–has typically been directed at speculators who make money from people who work in factories and offices and who don’t seem to contribute to the actual wealth of society. The second form–let’s call it right-wing populism–has targeted immigrants, black sharecroppers, the unemployed, and other out groups who are seen as trying to deprive those who work of their rightful earnings. These two strains often appear together, as they did in the original American populist movement. And these sentiments are most concentrated among the embattled classes–those that see themselves threatened from above and below.

    Obama has provoked both left-wing and right-wing populism. He provoked left-wing populism by using tax dollars to sustain the banks and auto companies and to reward their managers who had already shown themselves to be incompetent–and then by acquiescing when the bankers paid themselves additional bonuses. In a poll taken in early January by Allstate/National Journal, 1,200 respondents revealed whom they thought had “benefited most” from the government’s response to the financial crisis. Banks, investment companies, major corporations, and the wealthy were way out in front.

    Obama’s health care plan has provoked a combination of right-wing and left-wing populism. The middle class and senior citizens see it as a program that taxes and takes benefits away from them in order to help those without insurance–the out groups–and to enrich the insurance companies themselves. They didn’t invent this perception out of thin air: It derived in part from the plan to tax “Cadillac” health care plans (which are sometimes held by unionized middle class workers), penalize workers who don’t buy insurance, and cut future Medicare spending, while providing new subscribers and profits for the insurance companies. Undoubtedly, the prior perception of Obama’s financial policies reinforced these suspicions about his health care plan, which is now as unpopular as the bank bailout. In Obama’s speech in Massachusetts last Sunday for Coakley, he relegated his health care policies to two passing references to insurance companies.

    Is this political failure Obama’s fault? I have made the argument that Obama’s declining approval can be attributed to the rising rate of unemployment and that the only way he could have prevented, or eased, the fall in his popularity would have been to get Congress to adopt a much larger stimulus program last winter. I still think there is truth to that argument–and also to the riposte that with the current congress of Republican nihilists and Democratic deficit hawks it would have been impossible to get a much larger stimulus. But I think that there is more to Obama’s problems that than original sin of the insufficiently large stimulus program.

    I updated the graph that I did last fall to illustrate the close correlation between unemployment rate and presidential approval or disapproval. What I found in Obama’s case is that at the beginning of last fall, when Washington began debating his health care plan in earnest, his level of disapproval began to exceed the rise in the unemployment rate. (See chart below)

    (chart here at web page)

    Of course, there is nothing particularly scientific about this finding, but it at least suggests that Obama’s political problems can’t be entirely laid at the foot of the Great Recession. Beyond that, one has to look at how the administration has conducted itself politically.

    Obama’s political problem boils down to the difficulty he has speaking to and for middle America. This problem became evident during the middle of the primary battle with Hillary Clinton. And it could have seriously damaged his candidacy against John McCain. But the onset of the financial crisis that fall, and McCain’s feeble response to it, along with his choice of Sarah Palin as vice president, highlighted Obama’s strongest asset in the eyes of voters–his intelligence–and reduced the importance of his lack of a common touch.

    As president, however, Obama’s lack of engagement with middle America has come to the surface and has contributed to his decline in popularity. This shortcoming has been evident in his style and choice of venues–he gave his endorsement of Coakley on Sunday at Northeastern University, in Boston, rather than at a union hall or public auditorium in Worcester or Springfield. It is also evident in his choice of advisors and spokespeople and in the way he has framed his programs.

    He chose the former head of the New York Fed, Timothy Geithner, to be his chief economic spokesman during a financial crisis that was widely seen as the product of Wall Street. And in developing and presenting his policies on the banks, he didn’t put the kind of conditions on taxpayer assistance that would have assured middle America that they weren’t giving handouts to the wealthy.

    In the case of his health care plan, he did not really have a spokesman, but ceded the public face of the policy to the congressional leadership. Perhaps, he should have settled this year–when the recession heightened populist fears and resentments–for partial reforms that were more closely geared to the recession. Large reforms have usually occurred when the economy is on an upswing (1935, 1964-5) and voters feel a fundamental security. But leave that aside.

    Where Obama invited a voter backlash was by letting the burden of reducing health care costs appear to fall on senior citizens and those middle-class workers who had acquired good health insurance through decades of union battles with management, and not on the insurance and drug companies. Obama ceded too much to the policy wonks who were devising intricate schemes to show they could cut the deficit. He took his eye of off the political imperative of keeping middle America in his corner.

    Obama now clearly faces not just a recession and two wars, but a political crisis. He needs to adopt policies that will boost employment, but he may not have the political clout to do so. He needs to restore the public’s faith in his own leadership, but it’s not clear to me how he can accomplish that.

    The last two Democratic presidents faced similar crises. After the Democrats got drubbed in the 1978 midterms, Jimmy Carter took exactly the wrong course. He replaced mediocre people with even more mediocre people. He allowed intramural squabbles to surface. He lost his focus and ended up blaming the American people for his political problems. Clinton, who had governed his first year as a Rhodes Scholar and Yale Law graduate, rediscovered after November 1994 that he had been a successful governor of Arkansas. He governed for the remainder of his six years as the president of middle America, even resisting a furious attempt by Republicans to impeach him.

    I am not sure how Obama can surmount this crisis. Obama does not seem, like Ronald Reagan or Clinton, to be a man of many faces. Even back in Chicago in the 1990s, it was clear that the man who had given up community organizing to become a lawyer and politician was more comfortable in Hyde Park than in Southeast or Northwest Chicago. Obama can try to make himself into a friend of Joe Sixpack and the enemy of Wall Street–he’s certainly trying to do so with his proposal to tax the big banks to pay for their bailout–but it’s not going to come naturally. Still, Obama has surprised his critics before, and perhaps (one hopes!) he will do so again.

  128. JanH
    January 20th, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    Republican or not, I can’t help liking this guy…

    Scott Brown For President?
    &&&&&&&&&&&

    Normally, you’d tell a politician to learn the ropes before aspiring for even higher office.

    But seeing as how the American public can be sold a bill of goods by a media looking for an interesting story to sell, all bets are off. The temporary “hottest thing” will be encourage to “ride the tide”.

    “Hey it worked for Obama. He had ‘a speech’, and a few months in the Senate, before the party heads decided ‘Let’s back Mr. Speechy Charisma’. So why not me”.

  129. SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTON

    10:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the Under Secretaries of State and USAID Administrator Shah, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    3:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton hosts a Bilateral Meeting with His Excellency Milo Djukanovic, the Prime Minister of Montenegro, at the Department of State.
    (PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT 3:20 P.M. IN THE TREATY ROOM)
    Pre-set time for cameras: 2:30 p.m. from 23rd Street Entrance
    Final access time for print journalists and still photographers: 3:00 p.m. from 23rd Street Entrance

    The Daily Press Briefing is at 12:30 p.m.

    Every day that goes by it becomes more obvious that the Hocus Potus must GO.He has destroyed just about everthing he touches and discusses that he believes must be changed and shared with his poor misled supporters with their hands held out for some of the stash he promised.The problem is that he never promised them a due date.The till is now empty.

    ” TO THINK WE COULD HAVE HAD HILLARY”

  130. rgb44hrc
    January 20th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

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    I’m not saying he’s ready to be president. I just like his humility. It’s refreshing and totally unlike obama’s egomania.

  131. But if you’re a teabagger, everyone’s Hitler anyway, and facts = teh socialisms, so none of this matters.
    ——————————–
    This statement is a perfect example of how Ambinder thinks. It is why he cannot be taken seriously by serious people.

    He is a political neophyte. The question is not whether Brown should be seated immediately. The question is what happens if the democratic party defies the will of the American People and delays his seating through some arcane procedural device in order to enact legislation connived behind closed doors, with no pretense of bi-partisanship, which is strongly opposed by the American People. If they do that they will hasten the demise of the party, because the moderates will exit and what will remain is a radical left wing party out of touch with the nation. One step away from extinction.

    But small minded fools like Ambinder have no concept of this. They lack mature judgment. No one with common sense should listen to them. What responsible party leader would say is what Webb said. I have heard the message and I will heed what my constituents have said.

  132. The president also said the same voter anger
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    Bambi: go pedal this shit to your rubes. But don’t try to pawn it off on us. It ain’t about anger. It is about you–a serial liar, a purveyor of bad policies, and a proven incompetent when it comes to governing. Anger is a transient emotion. What you are seeing is something deeper and more enduring. something you have no feel for: patriotism and love of country.

  133. Freudian Slip???????

    I was listneing to the Gibbs presser and in response to a question about whether Squat would continue pushing HCR Gibbs said (slightly paraphrased);
    “We’ll make him focus on jobs and the economy!”
    It was BIZARRE and no doubt the first friggin time Gibbs has spoke the truth.

    Now exactly who is “WE?”

    (I gotta get a transcript of that briefing!)

  134. Obama lives up to his message of change…he changes blue to red…

    maybe he is the messiah!

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    btw…Axelrod needs to get rid of that moustache…it makes him look very sinister and sleazy…he looks like a villan right out of central casting…just saying

  135. Wbboei, Who the hell is SUsan Collins? I bet she is a pundit who has never gotten her hands dirty helping anyone who needed it. SHe is one of those whose only use of her hands is to point the finger at someone else that is doing everything possible to help keep this country safe.
    ———————–
    Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine)

  136. obama is also noted to have said today ” he will work with GOP”

    YEA RIGHT…. LIKE YOU’VE TRIED TO DO THAT SO FAR?! NOT

  137. BLANKLEY DOUBTS THAT HIS ADVICE TO OBAMA WILL BE REALIZED
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    Tony is a smart guy–a Gingrich operative.

  138. wbboei,

    Terrific post upthread. Many, many parallels with the happenings of the past year and what’s approaching thru Nov 2010.

    Brutus:
    There is a tide in the affairs of men.
    Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
    Omitted, all the voyage of their life
    Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
    On such a full sea are we now afloat,
    And we must take the current when it serves,
    Or lose our ventures

  139. JanH
    January 20th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    I’m not saying he’s ready to be president. I just like his humility. It’s refreshing and totally unlike obama’s egomania.
    &&&&&&&

    I totally agree. He’s a lot more down to earth.

    I’m just noting that normally, this would be seen as mere speculation. But after Obama lowered the bar to a new low, being “qualified” is no longer that important.

    WANTED. LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD. FLASH-IN-THE-PANS AND WALKINS WELCOME.

  140. wbboei

    I thought the same thing, What Anger got him election? He was elected by the media, the threats and deals he made with the super delegates, and people who were drinking something. Of course there was a folding in of the Dims. So I don’t know why he thinks he can identify with Browns elections.

    As far as him negotiating and listening to the oppositon, I again bring up that his lawyer associates said he was great at presenting the case, but no where to be found for the negotiations. I think that is a skill he avoided learning, and does not intend to learn.

    As far as reaching out to his foes, he never reached out to HRC supporters, so why would he change now.

    I don’t see the man changing, as he reads and believes his own PR.

  141. HOT OFF THE PRESSES: Obama tells Dems that end around on health care bill is not gonna work.

    Sorry Cheetos Freaks, your Supreme Leader has burst your bubble.

    Whatta guy! So fair. So noble.

    nytimes.com/aponline/2010/01/20/us/politics/AP-US-Health-Care-Overhaul-Obama.html?_r=1

    Obama to Dems: Don’t Jam Through Health Care Bill
    ========================================

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Published: January 20, 2010
    Filed at 2:31 p.m. ET

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling Democrats not to ”jam” a health care overhaul bill through Congress, instead urging them to coalesce around popular parts of the bill.

    In an interview with ABC News, Obama said Wednesday that Congress must wait for newly elected Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown to be sworn into office before lawmakers move forward.

    Brown won his election Tuesday to fill the seat long occupied by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Brown will end the super-majority that would have allowed Democrats to pass Obama’s top domestic priority over united opposition from Republicans.

    Brown campaigned against the proposed health care overhaul.

  142. It’s The Center, Sucka
    by Bob Parks

    With the upset victory (understatement of the day) in Massachusetts of Republican Scott Brown over shoo-in Democrat Attorney General Martha Coakley, the pundit establishment will be giving their political pals a tip: move to the center, and I really hope my Bay State brethren don’t let their guard down.

    imageDCSA10701182130

    As someone who ran for State Representative (12th Franklin District) in 2008 and for Massachusetts Republican Party chair in 2006, I know how Democrats think.

    While enjoying an 87% super majority on Beacon Hill, Massachusetts Democrats weren’t satisfied. They had their feet on our necks and their mission was to squeeze the life out of us. Thanks to Brown’s victory last night, Democrats nationally know that their lifeclocks are ticking and are now trying to figure out what to do about it.

    Their immediate goal will be to put on a front of being moderate and you’ll hear the phrase “move to the center” more than you can stomach over the coming months. Democrats will attempt to make the America people believe they get it and will slow their arrogant leftward lurch.

    They will ask for forgiveness, attempt to have us give them another chance. Then again, they may just try and ram through everything they can, while they can.

    The bottom line is this: Republicans now have their feet on the necks of Democrats and it’s not a good time to let them breathe.

    If the American people fall for the Democrat move center, just what do you think they’ll do if they save their majority status? I predict, knowing Democrats as I do, they’ll go right back to the arrogance we all know and love to hate.

    Trust them at our nation’s peril. Squash them while we can and ignore their assurances of “getting it”, because they don’t. They just got caught with us seeing them for who they really are. A move to the “center” will not be sincere, but just their way of showing continued contempt for the American people with their assumption we’re all to stupid to know that their new-found moderation is just for public consumption and totally insincere.

    http://biggovernment.com/2010/01/20/its-the-center-sucka/#more-62758

  143. I too am worried about Hillary staying on as SoS and have to be subjected to criticism of her support of BO and her party.Wbboei I think She is facing a double edge knife in her back.Damned if she stays and damned if she resigns.Perhaps it is time for her to voice her objectio

    ns to the road that BO is taking us down to the destruction of our Country.She also needs time to get ready and declare herself as THe Candidate for POTUS.Obama is a mold that is spreading over us like a blanket of fog.The goal for her is 2012 if not sooner.Impeachment may be the final answer for his removal from office.

    WE WILL HAVE HILLARY IN THE OVAL OFFICE. START THE DRIVE NOW.

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