They Still Don’t Get It

Republican Scott Brown won the Massachusetts special election last night, beating Martha Coakley by a margin of 51% – 47%. Not a landslide by any means, but the first time a Republican has won a Mass. Senate seat in 47 years. Amazing when you consider the high number of folks who tend to vote heavily Democrat in that state.

Brown himself didn’t claim it as a Republican victory; he openly said he’d been given “the people’s seat,” telling everyone that he wasn’t in it to win for himself but the people. His remarks were in stark contrast to Coakley, who went about her entire campaign with her pinky out and her nose up. But what has everyone buzzing today is not nearly as much that a Republican won–it’s big news that a Democrat lost, and before the votes were even tallied Democrats had begun to take aim at each other for the loss.

This morning, every Democrat in the free world was slinging mud at another Democrat somewhere. They’re having a complete meltdown over this after trying to write off the gubernatorial losses in New Jersey and Virginia. Now they can’t ignore reality, but they are trying damn hard to create a reason that will allow them to sidestep that reality.

DNC spokesmen pointed at Coakley’s lazy and gaffe-ridden campaign (the insult of Red Sox hero Curt Schilling didn’t help). White House staffers blamed the DNC and a liberal pollster for not doing enough. Coakley blamed the DNC for not helping the campaign with enough funds, the DNC blamed Coakley for being too mouthy, and somehow, Steny Hoyer managed to be the only one not blaming a Democrat–he said the backlash was aimed at “Republican obstructionism.”

Wait…WHAT?!?

After MSNBC legend-in-his-own-mind Keith Olbermann attacked Brown as a homophobic woman-hater (that’s funny, after he’s attacked Michelle Malkin as both the worst person in the world and a “mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it”), Hoyer had the temerity to blame public anger about Republicans for a Republican win. I’m not sure how this works in his mind, but then again, he is a liberal, so that’s assuming he even has a mind. Big-labor don Andy Stern of the SEIU also blamed the GOP, but he made more sense. He lashed out at us because now Democrats won’t have unfettered access to a filibuster-proof majority to pass Demcare.

Brown started off driving his own pickup truck across his state to get his name out there. He stood out in the frigid winter at Fenway Park to shake hands and get to know people. Tea Party activists, a true grassroots effort (when compared to the labor unions), stepped up to help when the RNC didn’t. As a result, Brown came across as a down-to-Earth human being that was likable and willing to do what was right.

The Democrats are blaming everyone and everything they can to avoid the truth: Americans are sick of business as usual, and Obama’s promises to change that have fallen absolutely flat. With the continuation and expansion of TARP and the passage of Porkulus, Democrats have put us in debt until my generation dies, and now they want to pass a $1-trillion-plus healthcare bill that will only make matters worse. On top of that, Democrats are attacking banks for their fourth-quarter earnings even after those banks returned their TARP money.

The “most transparent Congress in history” has made a joke of itself by resorting to backroom deals meant to ram Demcare down our collective throats. They’ve bought off several votes to make it work, angering other states left with the bill. They forced the “stimulus” on America by voting on it before it was posted for us to read and intended to do the same with Demcare.

What’s more, Obama promised bipartisanship–and since the 2008 elections, there hasn’t been one ounce of civil discussion between Democrats and Republicans. In fact, last summer, Republicans wanted to stay during their break and hash out economic issues, and Nancy Pelosi ordered the lights and CSPAN cameras turned off to shut them up.

AND, just one year after the Democrat takeover, a US-bound jetliner was nearly blown to kingdom come in one of the most brazen attempts to commit terrorism since 9/11. What did the Democrats do? Push for full-body scanners. This after wailing bloody murder over the USA PATRIOT Act (which, by the way, still required proof that the phone records or evidence being sought related to an emergency terrorism investigation, just without the eighty steps in between).

The people of this country started with a rumble in the Tea Parties and they made fun of them. Democrats lost NJ and VA and they wrote it off. Now they’ve lost what was considered a sure thing and they can’t ignore it, but they still don’t get it. They’re killing their own party and they are going to pawn the responsibility off on anyone as long as they don’t have to be fingered for it.

Face it, Democrats–America will not tolerate socialism. You may find a sizable number of followers but the majority of us are against it and willing to fight to our dying day. Take a lesson.

And to the Republicans: learn both from this and your Dede Scozzafava debacle. It’s not about your party being in power. It’s about being in control of your party.

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12 thoughts on “They Still Don’t Get It

  1. I will say this about the full body scanners… I’ve taken up boxing/kickboxing in preparation for them.

    I have to travel for work, and I’d rather be in shape when my nekkid self is flashed at bored TSA employees.

  2. “AND, just one year after the Democrat takeover, a US-bound jetliner was nearly blown to kingdom come in one of the most brazen attempts to commit terrorism since 9/11.”

    Um… does the shoebomber ring a bell? Oh wait! That was different because THAT ONE was “stopped”! HAHA a Fox News bimbo actually said that! But at least we “didn’t have any terrorist attacks under Bush” right….? 😉

    Oh, and it’s 37 years. And the GOP seems to have an oddly selective logical pattern. The dems have more of a majority in the house and senate and a bigger presidential victory than Bush or his Republicans ever had this century and yet the latter’s victories were “mandates” vs the Dems’ which were illegitimate. Not to mention Bush not even managing the win the popular vote against Al Bore!

    Mel, I now annoint you the NEW STEVE!

  3. I think what both parties need to understand, Scott Brown got elected not becuase he was a Democrat or a Republican, but he spoke what most Democrats and Republicans want.

    We want a fiscally conservative senate that is liberally aware, but is tough on abusers of the system.

    We dont want to pay for a Mother with 5 kids from 5 different baby Daddy’s who have never held a job in their life, but we are willing to offer welfare to people who “find” themseleves on Hard St, after working on Main St.

    We support Gay Marriage, heck I even support a polygamist marriage, if all parties are old enough to make the decision, go for it. In fact, by bringing these things to the light, it in fact helps tax revenue. Who the hell are we or the govt to say who we can and can’t marry if its of legal means (age)

    Scott Brown was elected because he said what most of us are thinking and was our voice.

    We are mad, not about politics for the past 8 yrs, but the past 100, 30, 50, 20, 10 yrs. The backdoor decisions they made and handshakes they made back then are still things we are paying for today…..and the fact that its still going on is appalling.

    Thank goodness for this vote, for the wake up call that both parties just received, now which one will hear it and not keep running around with their head up their ass and self interest groups asses

  4. Tom, I am happy that holding onto already disproven arguments can pull you through this apparent smack in the liberal face.

  5. “Um… does the shoebomber ring a bell?”

    That attempt took place a few months after 9/11 and employed a brand-new method of destruction. Plus, it happened before the USA PATRIOT Act was completed. Shut yer pie hole.

    “Mel, I now annoint you the NEW STEVE!”

    Considering how intelligent Steve is and how hysterical you are, I take that as a compliment.

  6. Great column Mel.

    I’m as thrilled with MA electing Scott Brown as I was with NJ electing Christie. Conservative values need to take back over the governance of this country.

    The social problems will be taken care of as people change their minds…and they are. Government isn’t doing anything to make that change.

  7. “Amazing when you consider the high number of folks who tend to vote heavily Democrat in that state.”

    Actually, they tend to vote both democratic and republican. 50% of the state’s registered voters are independent. Why do you think four out of five of the last Massachusetts governors have been republican?

    “Brown himself didn’t claim it as a Republican victory”

    You’re right. The guy distanced himself as much as possible from the Republican Party. His posters never stated what party he was a member of, they were all blue (the democrat’s color), and in his victory speech he kept calling himself an independent. Weird for a republican to not acknowledge he’s a republican, no?

    “This morning, every Democrat in the free world was slinging mud at another Democrat somewhere”

    Yeah, because you guys didn’t do that in 06 and 08 or anything. Ask Steve what party John McCain is from.

    “Now they can’t ignore reality, but they are trying damn hard to create a reason that will allow them to sidestep that reality.”

    I’m going to share some truth with you, and afterwards, I can all but guarantee that you will be the one ignoring reality. The following is a poll conducted on the night of the Mass. election as people were exiting their polling places.

    http://pol.moveon.org/brownpoll/results.html

    I’d like you to pay close attention to the first question asked, which was:

    “Generally speaking, do you think Democrats in Washington, DC are fighting hard enough to challenge the Republican policies of the Bush years, aren’t fighting hard enough to change those policies, or are fighting about right?”

    37% of Obama voters who voted for Brown said they weren’t fighting hard enough.

    Another standout question:

    “If the Democratic Congress passed a bill that laid down stronger rules of the road for Wall Street and cut bonuses for the executives of companies that received government bailouts, would that make you more likely or less likely to vote Democratic in the 2010 general election?”

    53% of Obama voters who voted for Brown said it would make them more likely to vote DemocratIC.

    Next:

    “What would do more to improve our nation’s economic conditions: Decreasing government spending OR tightening government regulation of Wall Street and corporate executives?”

    43% of Obama voters who voted for Brown said to tighten government regulation.

    Are we sensing a pattern here? I am. You guys are jumping for joy because you want desperately to believe that the country is encountering some conservative revolt in Massachusetts of all places, but the message is loud and clear. The people of Mass. want Obama and the democrats to do more, not less. They want him to move in a more progressive direction, not a conservative one. This was a protest vote of sorts, but not in the way you’d have us believe. Mass. voters know they’ll only have to deal with this guy for two years, and my guess is he won’t have a job come 2012.

    “He lashed out at us because now Democrats won’t have unfettered access to a filibuster-proof majority to pass Demcare.”

    I hate to break it to you, but the Democrats never had a super majority. They had 58 votes when Obama took office, and they have 58 votes now. Best case scenario was always 59, because everyone knew what a piece of shit Joe Lieberman was/is. But even then, there’s still Ben Nelson, Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln, Max Baucus, et. al. The only people who “thought” the democrats had a filibuster proof majority was the corporate media, who loved to play up that aspect, and republicans. Needless to say, they both knew the truth, but ran with it anyway, especially in the case of the Mass. special election, just so they can spout off nonsense like what I just quoted.

    “Democrats have put us in debt until my generation dies, and now they want to pass a $1-trillion-plus healthcare bill that will only make matters worse”

    My God, would it kill you to tell the truth, just once? First:

    I won’t hold my breath for you to eat your words. Second, every version of every bill had been scored by the CBO, and every single one of them would reduce the deficit anywhere from $250 billion (H.R. 3200, strongest democratic bill) to $120 Billion (Senate version, weakest conservative bill). Why the fiscally conservative party is now choosing to abandon that guiding principle is something only you can answer, but I suspect I know what it is.

    “What’s more, Obama promised bipartisanship–and since the 2008 elections, there hasn’t been one ounce of civil discussion between Democrats and Republicans.”

    Yeah, and who exactly do you think is responsible for that? It’s not the president, and it’s not the majority party.

    “In fact, last summer, Republicans wanted to stay during their break and hash out economic issues, and Nancy Pelosi ordered the lights and CSPAN cameras turned off to shut them up.”

    Economic issues? I call bullshit. They were yammering about offshore drilling. Not exactly a winning argument when you’re the minority.

    “AND, just one year after the Democrat takeover, a US-bound jetliner was nearly blown to kingdom come in one of the most brazen attempts to commit terrorism since 9/11. What did the Democrats do? Push for full-body scanners”

    That’s funny, because I could have sworn that former Republican Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff’s company is the one trying to push these machines, not democrats. Nice try, though.

    “The people of this country started with a rumble in the Tea Parties and they made fun of them.”

    What’s ironic is that with yesterday’s SCOTUS decision to grant personhood to corporations (again) and unions in the form of unlimited funds to be used for campaign ads, the tea baggers’ services are no longer needed. The corporations can take it from here. I’m surprised there isn’t a post celebrating that horrid subversion of democracy from you guys.

    “Face it, Democrats–America will not tolerate socialism.”

    I really hope this is an allusion to health care reform, because if it is, I can point back to that wonderful exit poll that asked this two part question:

    “Do you favor or oppose the health care reform proposal recently passed by the U.S. Senate?”

    48% of Obama voters who voted for Brown said they opposed it. Sounds good for your side, right? Wrong. Here’s the follow up:

    “If oppose, do you think it goes too far or doesn’t go far enough?”

    36% said it didn’t go far enough. This is the exact (and only) reason that approval for health care reform has slipped in recent weeks and months. You people (conservatives of both parties) have, for some reason, successfully weakened the bill to the point where its once 77% support rating has fallen to just about 50% (maybe lower?). It’s not that people are turning on Obama, and that they think this is socialism, it’s because concessions have been made and people aren’t satisfied with the Senate version of the bill. That’s why the House won’t sign off on it. Mass. has near universal health care coverage, which Scott Brown voted for as a member of the state senate. And in spite of the fact that Romney’s bill had absolutely no price controls built into it, it’s still wildly popular. The people have been asked if they want to get rid of it, and they all say no. I understand your need to frame issues to make your ideology look good. And I understand even more your need to lie to set up that framework. Just don’t assume all of us are as stupid as whoever takes this as gospel…

  8. Robert — your head is so far up your own ass that I won’t spoil it for you.

    The only problem is that I cannot figure quite which MSNBC host you’re agreeing with since they’ve all been at eachothers’ throats all week. So you’ll have to fill me in on that part.

    In a state where 3-1 voters are registered Democrats in lieu of registered Republicans, an independent-conservative voice won.

    I don’t quite know which part of the Republican party you are claiming Brown distanced himself from. If he distanced himself from RINOs like John McCain or Olympia Snowe OR Bush in his final year, then I would have to agree.

    But, you’re a liberal — a progressive — and you can hardly make the case that the distance from RINO republicans meant Brown campaigned on liberal positions.

    In fact, he explicity ran on opposition to the administration’s health care disasters and socialist ideas. He then explicity mocked Obama’s soft treatment of terrorism.

    Even after Obama went to Massacusetts, Brown STILL won.

    It seems this Obama guy isn’t much popular anymore. Your afterglow is gone…he cannot win the Olympics, he couldn’t save New Jersey or Virginia, and Massachussets laughed in his face.

    Sarah Palin herself has dictated funds from SarahPac to go to all parties as long as they stand for strong conservative ideals.

    This blog is not called gay-republican, we are conservatives.

    And that is what independent voters (like the ones who decided Massachusetts) want all across this great nation.

    But as Hannity said, I encourage you to tell Obama and Pelosi that the problem is they aren’t liberal enough! Please do so and don’t stop until November.

    Then, we’ll see what your analysis is then.

    P.S. Anybody else hear the news of Air America going off the air and Chapter 7 this week?

  9. Oh, Steve. Your response is predictably pathetic. I hit you over the head with facts and your only retort is to continue to clutch onto the hope that America thinks the way you do with no basis for this assertion. Never mind the fact that Obama won decisively and with a substantial mandate. Now that the president is going forward with that mandate, you seem to think that the country never gave him that huge victory and said mandate. You overlook the fact that Scott Brown was seemingly ashamed to tell the public what party he was from so that you can tell us he distanced himself from those who weren’t conservative enough (putting Bush on that list is laughable). I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but conservatives don’t vote for near universal health coverage. And I’m glad you’re taking joy at the fact that Air America will be shuttling off the airwaves. I’m also glad that every well known progressive radio host in the nation (with the exception of Ron Reagan) has either never been or has not been for some years, affiliated with the network. Thom Hartmann, Randi Rhodes, Stephanie Miller, Ed Schultz, and Mike Malloy all have other homes and will be completely unaffected by this, free to crush conservative radio in the markets they operate in. What really tickles me is the fact that Rhodes’ show is part of Premiere Radio Networks, who also syndicates Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity.

  10. The independent discouraged by RINOs dressed as conservatives overwhelmingly gave Obama their vote based on the idea that he may govern as a centrist.

    It was anything but a mandate on far-left liberalism.

    Which is why I encourage you to keep running on that spin you call “facts” and scream it as loudly as possible until November.

    Robert, I enraged “Republicans” today at American Thinker (see my new post) for criticizing Palin’s decision to campaign for McCain. That decision of hers is more substantially damaging to conservatism than yours and Keith Olbermann’s denial of the truth.

    But, so be it. Go ahead for all I care. It looks like I have enough work on my side anyway.

    You making that job easier only wins my gratitude.

  11. Okay, Steve. Continue to call the reasons by people who actually voted for the guy spin and put it in quotations. And somehow I’m the one with his head up his ass…

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