The question keeps being raised. But the refusal to accept the answer is the desire to remain asleep – to ignore the picture that is being made as the puzzle pieces come together. People are saying that Martha Coakley (Coakley) ran a bad campaign. Before this run, Coakley was elected Massachusetts Attorney General in the 2006 general election as a Democrat, defeating Republican Larry Frisoli with 73% of the vote. So, she knows how to wage a campaign. Beyond that, most people running in a special election, as Scott Brown and Coakley did, do not have the sitting president speak on their behalf. President Obama expended effort – in the midst of the earthquake in Haiti, a disaster of monstrous proportions – to defend Coakley . Not only did our President Obama speak on her behalf; Former President Clinton did as well.
Commentator, Keith Olbermann is suggesting not only that Scott Brown is a sexist, racist homophobe; he has implied that the people of Massachusetts – largely Democrats – voted in a referendum not one about ‘health care reform,’ but one about whether they can accept that a black man is President. Referencing elections in which the Democrats lost a lot of seats, and implying that it was race-based, he assails the character of the majority of an entire state’s citizenry:
One last aspect, and this is not necessarily pretty. 1964, 1965 the greatest years of civil-rights change in this country since Emancipation and in the 1966 midterms the Republicans took 47 seats from the House from the Democrats, and most of those elections had clear racial undertones, man had overtones.
These are the same people who voted voted Edward M. Kennedy into the seat Coakley and Brown ran for – the one that he held since 1962. And before that, John F. Kennedy was elected to the seat in 1953.
Rather than hopping on the excuse bandwagon with the Democrats who have a very precious dog in this fight, suggesting that Coakley either could not get a campaign together or the people who voted for Brown are racist; why not accept that a message is being sent? At the site of another revolution, a different kind of revolution has occured. The people who are being ignored, if you test the pulse of the people by the polls, slapped the hands of the government with their vote for Brown.
The lesson: Democrats, you need to listen. Modern Progressives, Americans didn’t like your vision when you simply called yourselves Progressives, or when you started calling yourselves Liberals. Republicans, this isn’t just about health care; it’s about everything – liberty first and foremost.
It’s about (climate change) and cap-n-trade; it’s about ‘health care reform’ and abortion; it’s about promising no new taxes on people and then turning around and taxing them; it’s about promising transparency and then shutting all the doors and telling C-Span that you’ve changed your mind; it’s about audacious ‘sweetheart’ deals being cut in order to force through legislation that the majority of Americans do not support; and it’s about failing to be tough on terror – either not calling terrorists…terrorists, or giving terrorists civil trials.
There is none so blind as the politicians who will not see.<a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2562855/” _fcksavedurl=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2562855/”>Is Scott Brown’s win a result of either Coakley’s poorly run campaign or a referendum on President Obama’s administration?</a><span style=”font-size:9px;”>(<a href=”http://www.polldaddy.com” _fcksavedurl=”http://www.polldaddy.com”>online surveys</a>)</span>
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