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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Rumors

I hear Scott Brown is going to challenge Harry Reid for Senate majority leader.

UPDATE
: Interesting read at TPM:
But the more interesting finding may come from Obama voters who simply decided to stay home yesterday. They were asked, "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?"

A plurality, 39 percent, said "not enough," 25 percent said "about right," while only 12 percent believe Democrats have been too ambitious.

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  • "Does anybody seriously believe that Democrats are in danger of losing Teddy Kennedy's Senate seat for the first time in 2 generations because they're on the verge of passing a health care reform package that's too liberal?"

    Yup. The people of Massachusetts. They've already been living with MassCare and have had a taste of what would happen nationwide.

    By Blogger Locomotive Breath, at 8:01 AM  

  • You know, i'm going to allow you to post on this thread, because i think your stupidity needs a wider audience. Massachusetts voters seem to actually like MassCare, which is a far more progressive health care plan than anything passed by the US Senate. If they don't want MassCare, they can vote to repeal it, which you and i both know is not going to happen.

    American voters rarely vote on policy issues. Mostly we vote on character issues. Democrats over the past year have show a craven spinelessness in implementing the agenda they were presumably elected to enact. We hate spinelessness.

    As Jon Stewart said, "It's not that the Democrats are playing checkers and the Republicans are playing chess. It's that the Republicans are playing chess and the Democrats are in the nurse's office because once again they glued their balls to their thighs."

    Democrats got no more than they deserved in this election. They allowed Republicans to sell a complete pack of lies ("We can't afford this health care reform in a time of deficits," for instance, despite knowing full well that health care reform is a money saver) without so much as a by your leave. They compromised and negotiated so much and on every point that they thought compromise was the goal. They didn't get the job done, and now, they're going to stop trying.

    Feh.

    By Blogger Barry, at 8:46 AM  

  • Harry Reid is the majority leader? I thought it was Joe Lieberman.

    By Blogger toastie, at 11:41 AM  

  • Oh, gee. I'm so honored. The Marxist is condescending to not silence an opposing opinion.

    Yah, they're lovin' it in Mass.

    Safety net hospitals strained by reform

    6 hospitals to sue state over payment shortfalls

    Healthcare cost increases dominate Mass. budget debate

    Meanwhile. Teddy Kennedy fled Massachusetts for NC to get his cancer looked at.

    Tenncare is broke too.

    Read the polls. The vast majority of Americans don't want what the Dems are trying to pass in the dark of night behind closed doors. Yet the Dems are hell bent on passing it anyway. Bet Ben Nelson regrets his vote now.

    Are you actually telling me that Massachusetts elected Brown because they thought he'll get the health care bill through better than Coakley? That they somehow didn't understand that keeping the seat in the "D" column was important?

    What's really funny is that Teddy kept his seat until the very end and the the Mass Dems changed the law (you know the one for Kerry) back to the way it was so the Gov could appoint a Dem and they STILL lost the seat.

    Yet Ragin thinks Brown's victory is because the people are mad because the Dems didn't do ENOUGH. Keep on pushing that agenda. Your opponents are gonna eat you alive.

    By Blogger Locomotive Breath, at 5:26 PM  

  • p.s.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4aQCiRjvZY

    By Blogger Locomotive Breath, at 8:35 AM  

  • Rasmussen

    Brown Wins Stunning Victory in Massachusetts

    In the end, Brown pulled off the upset in large part because he won unaffiliated voters by a 73% to 25% margin. The senator-elect also picked up 23% of the vote from Democrats. [Our polling shows that 53% of voters in Massachusetts are Democrats, 21% Republican and 26% not affiliated with either party.]

    Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters in the state say health care was the most important factor in their voting decision. Brown made it clear in the closing days of the campaign that he intended to go to Washington to vote against the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats.

    By Blogger Locomotive Breath, at 6:32 AM  

  • Funny how nearly half of those who don't approve of the Senate bill do so because "it doesn't go far enough." Multiple polls have shown this recently, and while I don't generally like the Huffington Post, this says it even post-election:

    'In a somewhat paradoxical finding, a plurality of voters who switched to the Republican -- 37 percent -- said that Democrats were not being "hard enough" in challenging Republican policies.'

    Clearly, Massachusetts voters picked a pro-choice, anti-death penalty, Republican state senator who voted for MassCare and still supports it because they want a conservative firebrand, right?

    By Blogger Michael Bacon, at 9:33 AM  

  • It's really simple. Everyone in Massachusetts knew exactly what was at stake. Vote Coakley (D) you're gonna get the unread rushed-through-in-the-middle-of-the-night out-of-the-view-of-CSPAN health bill. Vote Brown (R), you're not. The voters said NO by a pretty decent margin.

    Are you really asking me to believe that voters chose Brown (R) because they didn't think the Ds had gone "far enough" and that somehow removing the filibuster-proof supermajority and killing the health bill would somehow prompt the Ds to go further?

    By Blogger Locomotive Breath, at 12:54 PM  

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