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I would presume that even the most inside of the inside beltway strategists and Democratic leaders can read the tea leaves on this one, but then again.

In Massachusetts, it's not the British that are threatening our communal well being, it's the Republican Party of Massachusetts that is showing DC Democrats that when people work extremely hard and give time and money to get you elected to do a job and when you don't do a damm thing, they have a tendency to get pissed.

Now, President Obama may not believe in accountability when it comes to terror attacks, everyone in Washington is still nice and safe in their job after 12/25, but the good people of Massachusetts are looking to doing a pretty good job of saying: Washington, you screwed up.

Let's back up a minute.

Did I mention this was Massachusetts?

And that we are talking about the Republican Party? I have lived there my whole life and I know exactly one Republican. I have never actually in all honesty met another one. It's like Bigfoot. You have this nagging suspicion they must be out there, somewhere, in the woods, but you never actually get a good look at them.

True, we do have this annoying history of having all House Democrats and two Democratic Senators and then we elect a Republican Governor or two, Mitt Romney? Yep, that was us. But now we're talking a Senate seat (ie something that actually matters) the Democrats have a female candidate who has won state wide office. The Republicans have...hold on let me find his name....Scott Brown.

Now, make no mistake about it. Scott Brown is, in terms of politics, absolutely nobody. He is, and I say this without offense, the 'generic Republican candidate.' It's not his fault really but as a Republican State Senator in Massachusetts, your resume is one part jack, the other part shit. You can, once a year, make a stand of voting against the budget, which has already been decided. You literally will never write a bill or actually do anything. He is the father of a young former American Idol contestant who is a college basketball player as well, but more on her role in this fiasco later.

But he is a white male Republican who:

GOP state Sen. Scott Brown pulled in $1.3 million in a 24-hour online blitz, while Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley was heading to Washington D.C. for a fundraiser Tuesday night hosted by the state's all-Democratic congressional delegation.

Really? Going to Washington is a good idea Martha, not really. Because that is where your problems are. Of course, Washington is coming to Boston as the Senate Committee is now spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on ads for Martha, and this Friday there is a big rally with Bill Clinton and John Kerry in Boston for Martha.

It boggles the mind.

Almost one year to the day after President Obama was inaugurated, the voters of Massachusetts are going to deliver a big old whopping message to Washington.

Do something.

Do anything.

Do, if you wish, what Democrats worked their asses off for, getting a huge Democratic majority so something could actually happen.

Just do something.

So far, the achievements of the Democrats in the past year make Scott Brown look accomplished.

Will Martha Coakley in the end win? Probably. But making Scott Brown's previously mentioned daughter cry, that's just so smart I can hardly stand it.

The worst part is I suspect Martha Coakley will win, and the Senate Committee will send out an email claiming victory, and asking for more money. They should be sending out a long mea culpa and returning people's money.

If the current crop of Democrats was a business, they would be facing fraud charges from sea to shining sea. But they will learn.

Because Martha's woes are just the beginning. Deval Patrick, David Axelrod's "together we can" canary in a coal mine for Obama's campaign, looks extremely vulnerable, facing a Republican candidate, Charlie Baker, who now has three times as much money in the bank as Patrick.

Nationally, we are seeing Democrats put down their checkbooks and walk away. In Virginia and New Jersey, generic and not-so-strong Republicans won Governor races. In fact, maybe I should change the title of the post, the Republicans aren't coming, they're back.

And we have no one to blame but ourselves.

Originally posted to jamesboyce on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 09:38 AM PST.

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Comment Preferences

    •  I liked this diary as a whole. (0+ / 0-)

      (I'll wait for you to get over your surprise.)

      But why should we give a shit about Ayla Brown doing a Liz Cheney routine? Sorry your Dad's an asshole, ma'am - but you'll just have to deal with it.

      •  Seriously. Scott Brown is the idiot (0+ / 0-)

        Rolling out his daughters to cry about an issue he was clearly in the wrong about and was caught dead to rights on- it's like producing your token minority friend to counter charges of racism.
        What an idiot he obviously is, and I know a lot of Mass voters who took exception to this stupid stunt.

  •  Why do you even come to THIS site? To be incen- (1+ / 0-)
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  •  Feh! n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 09:49:29 AM PST

  •  I'm confused (6+ / 0-)

    I think I agree with your overall premise here, that Democrats will lose ground because they've underperformed vis-avis the base.  I think that might be your premise. If it is, I agree.  We need bold action, and fast, on a number of things.

    But how, of all things, did you manage to chose the underpants bomber as your soul example?  That's ridiculous.

    Now, President Obama may not believe in accountability when it comes to terror attacks, everyone in Washington is still nice and safe in their job after 12/25, but the good people of Massachusetts are looking to doing a pretty good job of saying: Washington, you screwed up.

  •  This site need to filter shit like this. (3+ / 0-)
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    Dickie, tapu dali, sowsearsoup

    I'm sorry, it's just too stupid and far too incendiary.  

  •  seems like mr. boyce is a fdl wannabe (1+ / 0-)
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    Trial Lawyer Richard

    The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better.

    by Zacapoet on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 09:55:27 AM PST

  •  Didn't his daughter cry because (5+ / 0-)

    an ad discussed his pro-life status? Why is that off limits? If he cares about his daughter why would he subject her to an unwanted pregnancy or a backdoor abortion?

  •  boring and tired diary (2+ / 0-)
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  •  You spend too much time with MSM (1+ / 0-)
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    Probably FAUX by your mentality.

    The Right Wing Noise Machine may be cheerleading a return to the tax cuts and deregulation that allowed them to loot American housing and pension fund assets.  The communists called people like you "useful idiots"  I don't know what the neocon fat cats call those of you willing to work mindlessly against their own self interest.  I mean look at the tea baggers.  None were rich, most were terribly out of shape and in need of health care.  A lot of them were on Medicare and seemingly unaware that that bit of socialism which they love is 45 years old and definitely socialism as is the social security most of them were living on.

    How did we get out of the Great Depression?  Well at one point in the 30"s there were 16 Republican Senators out of 96.

    If you want something done in Washington (other than pushing for a ludicrous end of the world thing beloved of whack job neocons) you definitely do not want to elect those lions of the status quo known as the GnoP.

    "The alternative to thinking in evolutionary terms is to not think at all" Sir Peter Medawar

    by J Edward on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 10:01:47 AM PST

  •  This is exactly my thinking as well. (1+ / 0-)
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    Institutional Democrats are taking WAY too much for granted.

    It's true that the Republican Party is revealing itself as a truly noxious and toxic enterprise.  But it doesn't necessarily follow that the the Democratic Party is the only  place to go for progressives or independents.

    They don't have to play your game at all if they decide the efforts they have previously undertaken aren't paying off.

    Hundreds of thousands of Americans worked their asses off to get the 2008 election results. You don't think we can think of someplace else to put that effort and money, Democrats?

    REALLY? Well, you may be about to get a wakeup call.

    Before you win, you have to fight. Come fight along with us at TexasKaos.

    by boadicea on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 10:01:58 AM PST

  •  Sigh. (4+ / 0-)
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    Dickie, FG, GrouchoKossak, LibrErica

    Everything's a referendum on everything.
    Everything is the Democratic Party's fault.
    Doom and gloom, everywhere we look.

    It's getting rather tiring.

    "I know this defies the law of gravity, but you see, I never studied law." -Bugs Bunny

    by KroneckerD on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 10:04:40 AM PST

  •  I still can't believe Christie who was a Bush (0+ / 0-)

    Republican won in NJ. I hope this is not an indication of what is to happen...The main way to stop such a thing is for the Democrats in Congress to begin churning out good legislation thats makes sweeping rather than incremental changes. That will fire all of us up to get to the polls and vote.

    Hearts weren't made to be broken by promises so often not kept.

    by Liberalindependent28 on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 10:08:18 AM PST

  •  Made his daughter cry with a completely standard (0+ / 0-)

    and generic campaign ad? Must have been crocodile tears. I strongly doubt Christmas bombing was an issue in MA as polls show that most Americans approve Obama's handling of it. And saying that Dems accomplished nothing last year: is it a joke? They could have done more but nothing?

  •  I read this on Huffpost this morning. (2+ / 0-)

    It was dreck then, and it's dreck now.  Stop being so goddamned defeatist.

    Oba-MA bumaye! Oba-MA bumaye!

    by fou on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 10:11:16 AM PST

  •  The republicans are coming? (2+ / 0-)
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    They're not even breathing hard!

    Our promises are made in proportion to our hopes, but kept in proportion to our fears.-LaRouchefoucauld

    by luvsathoroughbred on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 10:28:39 AM PST

  •  I only saw the final debate (0+ / 0-)

    And Scott Brown is about as smart as a tire iron.  Being a state senator here, and a Republican one at that, requires little to no work or effort.  You show up for a vote then you go home for the day.

    It was the usual Giuliani Redux attack he was clinging to all night..."9/11...9/11...exploding underpants...9/11".  And he kept referring to the apocalyptic dangers that our shopping malls face from a couple of guys from North Waziristan with plastic explosives hidden in their eyelids.  Maybe he's genuinely concerned because Ayla spends all of her free time at the mall when she should be working on her free throw percentage.

    He's a lightweight nobody and he will get crushed next Tuesday.  Why people here are obsessing over this race (and I think I know why) is beyond me.

    "To do is to be." - Plato "To be is to do." - Aristotle "Dooby Dooby Do." - Sinatra

    by paulitics on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 10:32:36 AM PST

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