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Obama: Brown Won Because People are Angry…With Bush by American Elephant
January 20, 2010, 4:20 pm
Filed under: Health Care, News, Politics | Tags: , , ,

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Before yesterday’s election, when Obama was trying to scare up votes for Martha Coakley’s floundering campaign, he warned Democrats this election was a referendum on him and his agenda. Now that even liberal Massachusetts has rejected his agenda, Obama says Brown won because people are angry with…I kid you not… President Bush…

The same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office; people are angry and they’re frustrated; not just because of what’s happened in the last year or two years, but what’s happened over the last eight years.

The president is a child.

(h/t Hot Air)



Brown Wins! Massachusetts Teabags Democrats! by American Elephant

Snot-faced liberals on MSDNC and CNN have been giggling for months as they knowingly, consistently used this crude sexual epithet to try to demean and dismiss millions of Americans who object to their command and control agenda. But what they never seemed to get, or I should say, one of the multitude of things they don’t get is that if protesters are the “tea-baggers” then lefties are the tea-baggees. Perhaps that’s where they wanted to be all along.

Perhaps their juvenile antics will lose their wit now that the bluest of blue states, that bastion of Northeastern enlightenment has teabagged them. It couldnt happen to a more deserving group.

Just around 9:30 Eastern, Martha Croakley called to concede the election to Scott Brown.

BOSTON – In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to defeat Democrat Martha Coakley in a U.S. Senate election Tuesday that left President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul in doubt and marred the end of his first year in office.

The loss by the once-favored Coakley for the seat that the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy held for nearly half a century signaled big political problems for the president’s party this fall when House, Senate and gubernatorial candidates are on the ballot nationwide.

More immediately, Brown will become the 41st Republican in the 100-member Senate, which could allow the GOP to block the president’s health care legislation and the rest of Obama’s agenda. Democrats needed Coakley to win for a 60th vote to thwart Republican filibusters.

Waterloo!

This election was a referendum on Obama, Democrats and their “progressive” agenda. Period. Obama admitted it himself. Americans, even in Democrat strongholds like  New Jersey and now Kennedyland, are overwhelmingly rejecting the Democrats  “progressive” agenda that has already wrought so much destruction on this country, and threatens so much more. Americans are mad as hell at Democrats and Obama and their fascist, command and control agenda, and they aren’t going to take it anymore!

Congratulations to Scott Brown on his victory, and on a brilliant campaign! If you are a Democrat politician thinking you can escape voters’ anger because you live in a “safe” seat? Be afraid, be very afraid.



America Can’t Be Governed Successfully From the Left. by The Elephant's Child
January 18, 2010, 10:40 pm
Filed under: Economy, Health Care, Politics, Statism | Tags: , ,

This could be a Norman Rockwell painting for the Saturday Evening Post.  Pure Americana.  However the election turns out tomorrow, this special election represents a severe tremor in the American political scene.

That a race to replace Ted Kennedy, in the bluest of states could be so close is extraordinary.  Ted Kennedy, the so-called “Lion of the Senate,” whatever that means, remains the patron saint of the liberals.  The turnout of wildly enthusiastic voters in bitter, nasty weather shows that they are rebelling against the last year’s headlong pursuit of partisan liberal governance.

After only 12 months in office, Mr. Obama’s approval ratings have fallen further and faster than any recent president.  Congress is despised.  Nebraska’s Ben Nelson has dropped under 50 percent in approval ratings, and was boo-ed in a pizza parlor.

The Democrats are attributing their fall to GOP “obstructionism”,  though how the GOP can obstruct anything when Democrats control the House, the Senate and the White House remains unclear.

Jay Cost at Real Clear Politics lists the political blunders of the Obama White House.  #1. A Lack of Bipartisanship. The left claims that the Republicans are too crassly political to compromise. The fact that most policies are decided behind closed doors that exclude Republicans make this a little hard to swallow.

#2. Installing Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid as de facto prime ministers. Obama essentially turned everything over to these two, and the result was an enormous effort to reward supporters, relatives and donors, with little concern for spending, the economy or unemployment.

#3. Pursuing an agenda that doesn’t fit the times. The public is concerned about jobs, spending and debt, and the left is pursuing long-term ideological aims such as health care. Voters suspect with some justification that the Democrats are more than a little math-challenged.

The Wall Street Journal has fun pointing out the children of “The Great Society” who are now committee chairmen and their foibles, with pictures so you will recognize them. “They have spent their lives in government and know almost nothing about the private sector or how to grow an economy.  They view the Reagan era as an historical aberration, and they have stayed in Washington for decades precisely in wait of this moment to realize 40-years of pent-up policy ambition.  They believe this is their 1965, or 1933.”

As the Journal editors pointed out:  “A crisis is a terrible thing to exploit.”



What Do MA Union Members Do… by American Elephant
January 16, 2010, 2:50 pm
Filed under: News, Politics | Tags: ,

…when they aren’t being paid to campaign for Coakley?

They campaign for Scott Brown for free.



Bill Clinton Endorses Scott Brown? by American Elephant
January 16, 2010, 2:14 pm
Filed under: Democrat Corruption, News, Politics | Tags: , ,

No one seems to have told Bill Clinton, the UN Special Envoy to Haiti, of the horrifying earth quake that has devastated that nation, because instead of helping Haitians, Bill Clinton was in Massachusetts yesterday, campaigning for Martha Coakley.

Or was he? Because as he stood before a crowd of hundreds of Democrat activists in the ornate Copley Square Hotel ballroom in Boston, he almost seemed to be endorsing Scott Brown, as he unwittingly reminded Bay Staters of the corruption that has plagued the Democrat party in Massachusetts and Washington. “Do you really want to put Massachusetts, which gave birth to accountable government in this country and stood up against the abuse of power, in the hands of power abusers?” he asked.

It already is, Bill. It already is.

That’s why they desperately need to elect Scott Brown and defeat Martha Coakley.

(h/t Ace)



Democrats Pull Nasty, Crooked, Thuggish Tricks in Massachusetts Race by American Elephant

First, a thug working for Democrat Martha Coakley caught on video roughing up a Weekly Standard reporter for asking questions about a claim Coakley made in last night’s debate that the Taliban is no longer in Afghanistan. Here is Coakley blatantly ignoring the question:

And here is Coakley’s thug knocking down, blocking and roughing up the Weekly Standard reporter for embarrassing the Heir to the Kennedy Throne so…keep in mind Martha Coakley is just a few paces ahead where she can both see and hear what is happening, and she does nothing:

[UPDATE: The Weekly Standard and the Herald have the full rundown of the assault on reporter John McCormack, but I wanted to point out this photograph, which shows Martha Coakley clearly having witnessed her staffer assaulting a reporter, then the video above shows her walking away without saying a word, as if nothing had happened while her staffer continues to block, manhandle and harass the reporter. Some Attorney General! I do believe she should be going to court over this, and not in a prosecutorial role.]

And lastly here are a group of union steel-workers admitting that Coakley is PAYING them $50 a pop to hold up her signs, but that they are voting for Scott Brown anyway:

As you know, Scott Brown raised over $1.3 million in donations just in one day. Almost entirely in small donations. I believe the average donation was $75. But Democrats have now matched that in just TWO donations. The Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee bought over a half a million in ad time yesterday, and the SEIU wrote a check for $685,000.

They are terrified. All the believable polls show this race has gone from a guaranteed Democrat seat to a dead heat.

Scott Brown has all the momentum, all the excitement, and he’s picked up endorsements from the State Troopers and now Doug Flutie:

If you’ve had all you can take of Democrat corruption, you can donate and volunteer for Scott Brown here. You can also call your friends and family in Massachusetts and make sure they get out to vote for Scott Brown.

(h/t Ace)



Support Scott Brown for U.S. Senate! by American Elephant
January 12, 2010, 5:30 am
Filed under: Health Care, News, Politics | Tags: ,

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Things are looking better and better for Republican Scott Brown in his bid to become the next United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in a special election next Tuesday to replace the man we loving refer to as Kopechne’s Bane.

First, he was endorsed by the Boston Herald Newspaper. Then picked up the endorsements of several former New England Patriots (not a big whoop, but a little whoop). Most importantly, he turned in a stellar performance against his Democrat rival in the debates last night, which were broadcast on multiple channels throughout the Bay State. You can watch the full debate here,  but Scott got in the best sound-bite of the evening, slapping-down not his opponent, but hopelessly biased moderator, David Gergen:

At a time when Democrats in Washington are running roughshod over the unhappy American people, and the state Democrat Party is  fraught with corruption, that refreshing declaration is sure to resonate with voters.

And oh yeah, he raised over $1.3 MILLION dollars in ONE DAY. More than twice the amount he set out to raise.

If you ask me, a big upset is in the works in supposedly entrenched liberal Massachusetts. Democrats underestimate how angry the American people are with them, their unpopular agenda and their despicable tactics; while Republicans overestimate the attachment of those Bay Staters to the Democrat party.

Contrary to popular opinion, a Republican can win statewide elected office in Massachusetts. Brown may have an up-Bunker-Hill battle, but he can do it. Mitt Romney, lest anyone forget, was that state’s governor just three years ago.

Remember, New Jersey was supposed to be unswervingly liberal too. Tell that to Republican Governor-Elect, Chris Christie.

Help him if you can. You do NOT have to be from Massachusetts to help. Everyone can DONATE HERE.  If you are from MA, you can VOLUNTEER HERE. Or you can volunteer HERE if you live outside the state. Outsiders can make phone calls from where ever you live, or if you can travel to the state to help, the campaign will pay for your food and hotel.

More to come….




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