Welcome to Hell


Just in case you didn’t hear, Republican Scott Brown won a Senate seat in the bluest of blue states – Massachusetts – in a victory that even today some pundits predicted would go to Coakley. He ran an incredible grassroots campaign – on the ground, in his now-famous truck and via social media. In the end, over 70% of independent voters chose him as he picked up 120,000 more votes than his Democrat opponent.  He has pledged to be the 41st vote against Obamacare.

Less than a week ago Martha Coakley – still leading by double-digits – went to DC for a fundraiser. Rep Ed Markey (D-MASS) commented that it would not be a good year for Democrats if Scott Brown won. Coakely then tweeted: “If we lose Tuesday 2010 WILL be hell for Democrats”.  Well then, welcome to hell.   Or as the  rest of us would say – the dawning of a new day in America.

Coakley is already being thrown under the bus and blamed for the loss because of ineffective campaigning. While it is true that her elitist attitude, assumption of entitlement and recent disappearing act didn’t help, the fervor sweeping the country should not be taken lightly. (Although as a conservative working on Republican campaigns, it wouldn’t hurt my feelings if the Democrats stayed asleep oh, til Halloween or so.)  Coakley’s pollster fired back at critics saying: “There’s a wave here. The first shore was New Jersey and Virginia,” referring to Democratic losses in the governors races there, “the second was Massachusetts and it’s coming to the island now.”

Kudos to Scott Brown and his incredible grass-roots army.  Looking forward to seeing that repeated across the country and right here in Utah.  Bring on 2010.


3 Responses to “Welcome to Hell”

  1. Cynthia Says:

    Amen! It was a beautiful day in politics.

  2. JBT Says:

    For once we agree Holly. Every time a Republican wins a seat from a Democrat, the country is going to hell. 🙂

  3. rmwarnick Says:

    Even in his victory speech, Brown wisely avoided any mention of the Republican Party. I thought Massachusetts voters would remember their mistake electing Willard (Mitt) Romney– I was wrong.

    I’m with Jane Hamsher:

    The damage is done. Unless the Democrats move aggressively to right the perception that they are the party of backroom deals and massive corporate bailouts, 2010 will be more of the same.

    It’s unfair to blame the Dems for failing to achieve peace and prosperity in one year, in the aftermath of eight long years of the Bush wrecking crew. It is fair to blame Dems for using their power in Congress and the White House to benefit special interests at the expense of working people.

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