Which, I guess that takes the wind out of prolonging this thing with a legal battle.
So if you’ll excuse me for going into Serious Chin-Stroking Pundit Mode, I’d like to say: Sweet.
Well, I seem to remember a certain Vice President in 2000 conceding and then going on to contest an election. It wasn’t really publicized so I’m not sure anyone else remembers.
Wow! I think I am going to break out my Rogue 2008 Old Crustacean to celebrate or if the reports are not right drown my sorrows!
My wife thinks Teddy must be imitating the drive shaft on a speeding hot rod. I think Teddy’s wishing he’d taken Coakley for a ride in his Oldsmobile.
If this doesn’t wakeup the White House, nothing will.
What a difference a year makes. Obama goes from being the one to the once.
This is Hope and Change I can believe in… I am looking even more forward to November now.
Obama is “The One” all right — one year.
Well, I’ll admit it: I didn’t think it was possible for a Republican to win that seat. I still didn’t believe it several days ago. I’ve spent too many years living in Massachusetts. At the very least, I figured that the Democrats would get it within a percent or two, and then they’d steal it.
I’m very happy to report that I was totally wrong.
Good for Massachusetts, and good for the country.
This election was a perfect storm for Democrats:
1. Their candidate sucked.
2. They have total control of the state, but their policies suck.
3. Their party has total control of the federal government, but their national agenda sucks.
The big message in this election is simply this: the politicians need to listen to the people.
Unlike Senator Kennedy, Coakley didn’t hit the streets campaigning one-on-one and listening to the people. Her opponent did.
The Democrats have run Massachusetts for decades. The only time the voters of Massachusetts ever vote for Republicans is when the Democrats threaten to totally wreck the state, and the voters put in a Republican governor just to stop the insanity. Well, things are going crazy again. Massachusetts has had a series of scandals hit the state house with Democratic leaders getting arrested, and the state is suffering under a thoroughly incompetent Democratic governor who appears to be in over his head and totally out of touch.
And then there are the Democrats in Washington. People all over the country have given their time to try to talk to their representatives, and people like Representative Barney Frank have told them to shut up and go home. The Democrats have proposed an agenda that most Americans reject, but the consensus among Democratic leaders is that they have the necessary votes, so that don’t care what the voters think.
Good working people in Massachusetts can see that things are wrong, they are asking questions, and they are being ignored. Today, they said, “Enough!” Will the Democrats hear that message? I don’t know.
In Massachusettes no less.
And the seat that the Kennedy’s owned since, what, 1952?
The times, they are a changin!
Let The Games Begin. The shock is still on the faces of the Democrat Party Faithfull but will they get the message and more importantly will the Republicans get the message. This was not an endorsement for Republicans but it was an outright rejection of the way things are done in Washington. If the Republican Party wises up and starts to promote good ideas that deal with real problems and also has real ideas about how to reduce Government they will win big in the midterm elections. I am afraid however that they will still believe in the old power game and come midterms there will be a wholesale rejection of incumbents both Democrat and Republican.
Your observations about the GOP are well-founded. In fact, we were talking about just that on this afternoon’s Trifecta conference call, and Scott Ott, Bill Whittle and I will be going into quite some detail about just that on a couple of this week’s segments.
I think this is the end of the Congressional Dems’ efforts on behalf of Obama. There is nothing he can do to help them. His agenda is poison to their careers and his presence in their campaigns is meaningless at best.
In addition, his base is mad, as a lurk at Kos shows.
Which leaves his circle of cronies. The last act of MacBeth comes to mind.
His presidency is dead. As I realized of that cute little mouse I found under a tree when I was 10 years old and I so wanted it to be alive, but alas, it would not move! Dead dead dead.
Rich, you’re exactly right about the Republicans. I’m a conservative more than I’m a Republican. The RNC can’t just come to me and say “Our ideas suck less than the other guy’s ideas.” They have to come forward with ideas I can believe in and what’s more, they have to prove they believe in them, too.
They have to come forward with ideas I can believe in and what’s more, they have to prove they believe in them, too.
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