Internet has been down since Friday, but up and running now. We will return to our normal schedule tomorrow.
In the meantime, feast on Howie Carrr’s takedown of Barry’s behavior in the wake of Scott Brown’s awesomely awesome victory Tuesday.
Can we start calling Barack Obama “embattled” yet?
Hey, Mr. President – the first thing you have to do is figure out where somebody hid all your ties. That Ahmadinejad look didn’t go over big here in Boston a week ago, and it certainly didn’t cut it in Elyria, Ohio, on what you must have figured was “casual Friday.”
You wanted to be The Man? Well, The Man wears a tie, OK.
For a guy who ran on hope and change, Barack is looking rather hopeless. As for change – well, how about that Scott Brown? And how long has it been since you saw this phrase in print: R-Mass.?
Last weekend, Barack didn’t appear to know Scott Brown’s name, although to be fair he also fumbled with the names of both the state he was in and the senior senator. By Wednesday, Barack was as shameless as Bill Hudak in trying to hitch his imploding star to Brownie’s 2005 GMC Canyon truck.
Very busy here getting caught up from the lost days leading up to and following the election.
In the meantime, enjoy this Boston Globe article detailing the moonbat mourning from Amherst to Cambridge.
They filed in and out of coffeehouses, all but crying in their cappuccinos, barely touching their carrot cake muffins, still in shock that Scott Brown – a Republican! – had been elected to the US Senate in the state that pioneered universal health care, legalized same-sex marriage, and normally sends 12 Democrats to Congress.
In the days since the unthinkable happened, diehard Democrats have been forced to confront results that suggest Massachusetts votes much the way rest of the country does – blue on the edges with a big red swath in the middle. They have grappled with the possibility that the Commonwealth, until this week viewed by the much of the country as an outpost of extreme liberalism, may not be all that. And that has left them blue – in the other meaning of the word – over Martha Coakley’s defeat.
The horror. A Republican. Welcome to my world. How’s the view from the other side?
In Amherst, Seamon, owner of The Black Sheep, was planning to put a new item on the menu to express his disappointment in the Democratic candidate: The Martha Chokely sandwich.
I’ll have one of those to go, please.
The Supreme Court has issued its decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and it has come down on the side of the First Amendment.
The case arises from a Citizens United documentary which portrayed Hillary Clinton in a very negative light. The FEC barred Citizens United from airing television commercials promoting the documentary within thirty days of the presidential primaries – a provision of McCain-Feingold.
By a 5-4 vote, the court on Thursday overturned a 20-year-old ruling that said corporations can be prohibited from using money from their general treasuries to pay for their own campaign ads. The decision, which almost certainly will also allow labor unions to participate more freely in campaigns, threatens similar limits imposed by 24 states.
It leaves in place a prohibition on direct contributions to candidates from corporations and unions.
Critics of the stricter limits have argued that they amount to an unconstitutional restraint of free speech, and the court majority apparently agreed.
“The censorship we now confront is vast in its reach,” Justice Anthony Kennedy said in his majority opinion, joined by his four more conservative colleagues.
However, Justice John Paul Stevens, dissenting from the main holding, said, “The court’s ruling threatens to undermine the integrity of elected institutions around the nation.”
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor joined Stevens’ dissent, parts of which he read aloud in the courtroom.
The justices also struck down part of the landmark McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill that barred union- and corporate-paid issue ads in the closing days of election campaigns.
The Wise Latina ruled against free speech in her first high-profile decision as a Supreme Court Justice. How utterly predictable.
Just when we thought we were going to have a reprieve from the worst campaigner evah, she’s going to delight us with a reelection bid. She must have the same advisers from her failed Senate bid urging her to run.
Attorney General Martha Coakley, on the losing end of state Sen. Scott Brown’s upset win during Tuesday’s U.S. Senate special election, will ask voters in November to allow her to keep her job.
A Coakley aide confirmed Wednesday afternoon that Coakley would seek reelection to a job that many high-ranking elected Democrats had eyed in recent months, expecting Coakley to win the Senate seat.
Coakley’s critics say she ran an underwhelming Senate campaign while her defenders say Brown benefited from a political climate that shifted in his favor.
Her opponents have a treasure trove of material on her before they get one signature to get on the ballot.
The added bonus? I get to vote against her twice in less than a year.
During a post-mortem chat with George Stephanopoulos, Captain Clueless opines on Scott Brown’s decisive victory here yesterday.
Stephy: Why did Scott Brown win yesterday?
Barry: Why, for the very same reasons I won.
“Here’s my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country: the same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office,” the president said in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “People are angry and they are frustrated. Not just because of what’s happened in the last year or two years, but what’s happened over the last eight years.”
He is either living in an alternate universe or he is more egotistical than previously thought.
SCOTT BROWN WINS!
State Sen. Scott Brown has pulled a Massachusetts miracle and has upset his Democratic rival to capture the open U.S. Senate seat by a 7 point margin.
Brown, 50, of Wrentham, will roll into Washington as the nation struggles with health-care reform. But Brown has vowed to be “the 41st Senator” that will defeat the measure.
Democrat Martha Coakley, the state’s attorney general, has gone down in defeat. Brown has won 53-46 percent, with more than half the precincts reporting.
We did it! The people of Massachusetts sent a message to the corrupt hacks on Beacon Hill who have ruled with impunity and disdain for the citizens of the Commonwealth, to the elite, drunk with power, Democrats who look down on the people of this great country, ignore our will and wish to remake America into a socialist nanny state. The message was clear: NOT ON OUR WATCH!
Lets savor this victory tonight and tomorrow we continue the good fight. That means you, Deval.
The day we have been waiting for has finally arrived. Although the polls show Scott Brown with a lead, we must take nothing for granted and fight until the very end. That means YOU Massachusetts voters. Get out and vote – find out if your relatives or neighbors need a ride to the polls and get them there. Hell, if you need a ride to the polls and you live within an hour of me I’ll drive you myself. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The number for the Brown campaign HQ is 781-444-0200 – they will make sure anyone and everyone who wants to vote has a ride to the polls.
The voter assistance hotline number is 877-505-2010
This is our chance to let our voices be heard and to send a message to the hacks on Beacon Hill and the machine in Washington D.C. that there is a new day dawning in America and we will no longer sit back while our government ignores our will with impunity.
As Scott Brown so eloquently put it during the debate, this is The People’s Seat. We, the people deserve a voice. Let your voice be heard today!