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  •  I don't (2+ / 0-)
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    sebastianguy99, Treg

    I don't disagree, but by that argument the 'stupid' people are the Dem voters in Mass who nominated such a crappy candidate or the crappy candidate herself.  The failure was not the voters of Mass who elected Scott Brown, it was a failure to give them a Dem candidate worthy of their support.

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    by greatdarkspot on Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 09:43:12 AM PDT

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    •  I do have to admit Brown deserved to win (2+ / 0-)
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      he ran a great campaign. But it's time Americans stop voting against their own self-interest all because he rode a rented truck. I have to say people need to think more stop voting on appeal. The Dems ran someone who was competent and worthy. Regardless of the fact that Brown deserved to win, I am upset that he did win and it shows just how little we have learned from very very very recent history. I believe it is more ignorance than stupidity, but Americans have proven incapable of thinking things out for the betterment of themselves and their countrymen.

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      by JamesE on Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 09:50:07 AM PDT

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      •  Mass (0+ / 0-)

        Mass had health care.  They were voting in their own self interest as they perceived it, which is what human beings do.  Coakley totally failed as a candidate to convince them otherwise, so I found their actions quite rational if disappointing.  Again, the failure and stupidity was not on their part, but on Coakley's.  Her opponent put forth a more convincing argument in a state that had numbers very against him.

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        by greatdarkspot on Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 09:54:58 AM PDT

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        •  Coakly is an American (0+ / 0-)

          so by logic, Americans are stupid. Of course we do what is in our own self interest, it is something all living things do. Lets not forget that all these bills and initiatives that are blocked in a filibuster by a 41-59 pseudo-majority affects those in Mass. as well. This is against their own self interest. It is unfair to simply pass the buck saying they were only thinking about Health Care. The people in Mass. voted against their own self interest just as so many other Americans do. It is ignorance. Yes Brown ran a wonderful campaign, but we have to realize that governing means more than riding in a rented truck and who likes the Red Sox more. That is stupidity.

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          by JamesE on Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 10:08:55 AM PDT

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          •  Also (0+ / 0-)

            We have done a great job in doing exactly what the Repubs want us to do. Disaffect from the Dems. and have our ignorance carry them out to their victory. Really.. that is their plan..they have it in writing. So far it is working.

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            by JamesE on Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 10:13:44 AM PDT

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          •  Coakley had abandoned the marijuana voters (0+ / 0-)

            by not just campaigning against the decrim initiative (which carried with 65% of the vote,) but then seeking ways to keep it from taking effect.

            Agricultural hemp is "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs."

            by ben masel on Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 07:33:20 PM PDT

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