Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Outcome Looks Bad for Coakley

This statement sums up why I think Coakley will lose, look at the dialog:

At a West Springfield rally on Sunday, a Brown supporter yelled out “Shove a curling iron up her butt’’. The remark was a crude reference to Brown’s opponent, Attorney General Martha Coakley, who was criticized in a recent Boston Globe story for failing to aggressively prosecute a sexual abuse case involving a curling iron.

After that charming rallying cry, a video clip shows Brown grinning and saying, “We can do this.’’

A campaign spokesman said the Republican state senator didn’t hear what was said and was merely giving his standard stump reply. But if Brown didn’t hear it then, shouldn’t he - especially as the father of two daughters - be outraged now ?

Instead, when Sen. John F. Kerry called upon Brown to curb his supporters, a Brown campaign spokesman replied “People are tired of John Kerry’s partisan politics. His baseless accusations reflect the desperate last gasps of a flailing campaign.’’

If Brown isn’t outraged by the crudeness of the curling iron remark, you would think Massachusetts voters would be. But
so far, they’re more outraged by Coakley’s misstatement on a radio show that ex-Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is a “Yankee fan’’, as in the evil empire, New York ball club.

Teh stupid is strong in this campaign. Schilling is a moron for diving into the political climate, however Coakley's comment shows how silly the voters can be, "Don't like the Sox? WE WON'T VOTE FOR YOU!!" Nevermind Brown is a sly politician riding the tea bagger wave with no intention but to win the Senate seat. He won't bring change, it will be more of the same failed Bush policies. But they flock to him and in frightening ways, for all you read about the faux controversy including the Black Panthers from the right-wing during the presidential election, it looks like Brown supporters are much worse:

The polls are reportedly breaking Brown’s way and he may win. The only way to stop him is to get out and vote for Coakley.

Turnout is key. The Democrat’s best hope is a strong ground game.

That’s why Brown supporters are trying to suppress the vote, by
bullying and making Coakley supporters believe the cause is hopeless.

That’s the picture Brown is trying to paint. It isn’t pretty, like a lot of his campaign.

Stand up guy. Stand up party. Abusing the system to suppress the vote and deteriorate our national discourse. This won't end well, I hate to be pessimistic, but as the guys at Balloon Juice have pointed out, the narrative for the upcoming weeks will be the following if Brown wins.

If Coakley loses today, in what way will it be Obama’s fault?

Showing up too late to support her? Crappy health care bill that pisses voters off? Pissing off the base?

Black Jimmy Carter and all of that.

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

No comments: