One examiner predicted as late as yesterday that Martha Coakley would win the senate race in Massachusetts, but she didn’t. Now that we can no longer predict, all of us who love politics can do is pontificate about Martha Coakley’s loss to Scott Brown yesterday.
Some Democrats are blaming Martha Coakley for running a poor campaign. Way over on the right, Rush Limbaugh is claiming that voters turned out to vote for Scott Brown in order to save our nation.
Frankly, I think many factors played a role in Martha Coakley’s defeat, but I just want to mention one, that I wrote about on September 4, 2009, and that is Martha Coakley’s involvement in the Fells Acres Day Care case, involving false charges of sexual abuse against the Amirault family that ran the day care.
While the article received some attention when I first wrote it, it received a great deal more attention during the past week, with approximately 8000 hits. It was also picked up by many other websites and blogs, which reposted part or all of the article.
I wasn’t the only one, however, who felt that Coakley’s involvement in the Amirault case disqualified her from being a United States senator.
Here are just a few of the many articles which expressed concern about Coakley’s involvement in the case.
One day before I wrote my article, a person left a comment to an article by Dan Kennedy on Media Nation, bringing up the Fells Acre Day Care case. (Kennedy’s article predicted that Coakley would win the race. I wonder what he is eating this morning?).
Daily Kos writer jhannon wrote on the subject on September 13, 2009.
Eddie Coyle wrote on October 11, 2009 for the Blue Mass. Group that Democrats could not ignore Coakley’s involvement in the Amirault case.
Francis Wilkinson wrote a piece for The Week about Coakley and the Amiraults on October 21, 2009
Ann Coulter writing in Human Events on December 9, 2009 said the Amirault case made Martha Coakley too immoral to be a senator.
Radio station WEEI interviewed Gerald Amirault about Martha Coakley’s role in his case on January 14, 2010.
Psychology Today published an article on Jan 18, 2010 about Coakley and Fells Acres, although it was mostly a reprint of the article in The Week.
The list goes on and on. Just google Coakley Fells Acres if you want to read more.
Did Coakley’s role in keeping Gerald Amirault in prison play a role in her defeat. I think it did, although what role it played is difficult to say. Certainly, the articles listed above show that it was of concern to many people. I know that If I had lived in Massachusetts I too would have voted against Coakley, although not necessarily for Scott Brown.
Putting and keeping innocent people in prison is as evil as not prosecuting guilty people. When the issue of convicting and imprisoning innocent people is involved in a political race, I am a one issue voter.
Which explains why I will be voting against Montgomery County DA, Jed Conboy, the next time he is up for re-election.
For more info: Read more articles by Dan Weaver on child abuse, false allegations of child abuse, Child Protective Services and related topics.