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Massachusetts Senate Race post-mortem: a progressive failure

Date: 01/20/2010

Congratulations to Senator-elect Brown - in the end, he was a better candidate and ran a better campaign against the hapless Martha Coakley, who thought she could coast on Kennedy-Obama coat-tails into office. A single statistic explains all - @marcambinder notes that "Coakley had 19 events after the primary through Sunday; Scott Brown had 66." And more than anything else, the election outcom ...

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Musings on the Massachusetts senate election

Date: 01/20/2010

by Lynn Hayes I won't attempt to dissect the cause of the loss yesterday of Ted Kennedy's longtime Democratic senate seat to Republican challenger Scott Brown when Brilliant at Breakfast has done such a brilliant job.  The timing of the loss of the seat that Kennedy held for 47 years coincides with the challenging square from Saturn (challenge, conservative values, repres ...

Related Topics: Healthcare Reform, Martha Coakley, Massachusetts Election, Scott Brown

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We Tried to Warn Obama...But He Wouldn't Listen

Date: 01/20/2010

The defeat of the Democrats choice to succeed Ted Kennedy in the U.S. Senate is being treated as though there is a decided shift of mass opinion to the Right in the U.S.  But it is the Obama Administration, not the people who supported him in 2008, which moved to the Right--in the name of being  pragmatists or realists-- in the process emptying their own agenda in regard to health care, ...

Related Topics: Democrats, Governement, Left, Obama, Obama Administration, Politics, Progressive, Republicans

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Is the Massachusetts Senate race a referendum on Obama's first year?

Date: 01/19/2010

Today, Massachusetts votes for a Senator to replace Ted Kennedy in a special election scheduled on the eve of President Obama's first anniversary in office. The expectation is, to put it bluntly, that Republican challenger Scott Brown will probably defeat incumbent Martha Coakley (who is running for Sen. Ted Kennedy's seat after his passing last winter). The immediate impact of a Coakley loss w ...

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Martha Coakley and Satanic Ritual Abuse

Date: 01/16/2010

The case of Martha Coakley gets stranger and stranger.  I am grateful to Chas Clifton for bringing this to my attention .  I did some Googling about, and in the process found a post discussing the issue over at Wild Hunt.  Here is what appears to be a good discussion of Coakley and the ritual abuse issue , along with her disgusting role in it.  An exhaustive compilation of ...

 

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