Same Old Democrat Tactic, Blame It On Bush

The race in Massachusetts is getting more and more interesting. Scott Brown is in the lead and has a large group of supporters who want to see him win. There were more of them around than those who showed up to hear Obama stump for Coakley. It is reported that the Brown supporters were able to drown out Obama at times and were heard chanting for Brown while Obama was speaking.

Democrats are privately expressing that they think Coakley will lose the race on Tuesday. They are working on isolating Obama from the blame and will use the same tactic they did with Deeds in Virginia. They are also blaming a usual suspect, George Bush. The former president has not been in office for nearly a year but he keeps getting blamed. Democrats have blamed him for their failures in the housing market and their ignoring his calls for reform and now they want to blame him should Coakley lose.

This race is just absolutely insane. Patrick Kennedy, the substance abusing Congressman and nephew of the substance abusing and now very late Ted Kennedy, spoke on Coakley’s behalf but he kept calling her Marcia Coakley even though her name is Martha. Before we start concluding that it is a bad sign when people do not know the name of the person they are supporting (especially a Kennedy looking to support someone to fill a seat formerly occupied by a Kennedy) let us not forget that it was Kennedy who was all drugged and liquored up when he ran into some car trouble and got a ride home from the police (think they would do that for us). Perhaps Kennedy was just stoned and could not pronounce Martha without slurring it. says Coakley, despite her claims, seems to have vanished during the general election.

The Washington Times reports that Ed Schultz advocates cheating in order to keep Brown from winning:

I tell you what, if I lived in Massachusetts I’d try to vote 10 times. I don’t know if they’d let me or not, but I’d try to. Yeah, that’s right. I’d cheat to keep these bastards out. I would. ‘Cause that’s exactly what they are.

This should surprise no one since this is how Democrats win. They believe the ends justify the means and that if cheating will get what they want then they should cheat. The dead vote for Democrats.

The New York Daily News reports that if Brown wins it will be full speed ahead to get health care rammed through. Democrats will be running scared if Brown wins but they will still ram this through.

The best way to keep the Democrats from stealing another election is to ensure Brown wins by enough to keep any shenanigans from taking place.

The weather looks like it is cooperating with a chance of snow through Tuesday. That would keep voter turnout down with only the committed making it to the polls.

It won’t be long before we see what happens.

No matter what it will be fun to watch.

Big Dog


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17 Responses to “Same Old Democrat Tactic, Blame It On Bush”

  1. Adam says:

    Now that the Cowboys and the Ravens are both toast I guess all we have is this tiny race that has grown dramatically.

    It will be interesting results for sure. Brown has excellent message control in the race which is key. Coakley’s only hope now is the blue state affect which has worked to many a Democrat’s advantage. There is an inability by pollsters to predict accurately the turnout which shifts races well into the blue column when it comes to the deep blue states like MA. We’ll just have to see.

    Coakley’s team is now saying they are back up slightly in their internals and a shift back her direction seems to be happening in the last few days according to FiveThirtyEight’s look a couple of newer polls. If this shift is real or if it even will overcome the hard pull of Brown is anyone’s guess.

    I wish that every smaller race in every region had this much polling and this much analysis. I think I’d get fat and die off that pretty quickly.

  2. Big Dog says:

    Well Adam, to tell you the truth I would rather be watching the Ravens and Cowboys play football and discussing defense or swing patterns but since we have to wait for that to happen I guess we have to occupy ourselves with what would be an insignificant and guaranteed Democrat win in any given year but this one.

    I wouldn’t expect Coakley to say her internals showed her losing that would probably make even more people stay home. If it snows up there she might be in real trouble.

    The last 5 polls at RCP (Friday through yesterday) show Brown +4, +15, +3, +10, +5. If this holds through tomorrow she is in trouble (and if it is anywhere near true as you alluded to who can tell).

    • Adam says:

      Coakley’s internals have had her behind for several days though she wasn’t publicly saying so. That doesn’t matter since her internals leak like a sieve and have been for a week or more. She may have plugged the hole and then leaked the idea that they are back up just to counter. You can never tell I guess.

      Still, a Coakley uptick isn’t out of the question given that they’ve rolled out the biggest of the big guns bringing in two Dem presidents, messages from the Kennedy family, John Kerry on the stump, etc., all out to speak on her behalf.

      Some say it will hurt them if she falls but really the reward of Coakley in the seat far outweighs the backlash to Obama’s image in the case of a loss. I think of it like Obama and the Olympics. There was one or two news cycles of negatives to Obama but imagine how much Obama and his folks would have crowed had the committee picked Chicago in the end.

      • Adam says:

        I forgot your favorites. Coakley rolled out the unions and the PACs to GOTV as well. This has to be having at least a minimal impact on her numbers.

        • Big Dog says:

          Coakley is paying union members to stand around with her signs and some of them are voting for Brown. It is comical.

          She ran a bad campaign. If she wins it will not be an upset because there is a lot to overcome in MA. If she loses it will have huge implications.

        • Adam says:

          I agree there. It will ultimately be judged by results but it appears to be the worst kind of campaign where things were taken for granted, message wasn’t controlled, and the inner circle was leaky. It’s sad really.

          Coakley apparently ran a strong primary campaign and her people are the same GOTV team as for Obama’s election in the region. They just appear to have taken too much for granted. If Coakley wins it will be because of the one thing none of them can control: Brown is a Republican running in a blue state.

  3. They are working on isolating Obama from the blame and will use the same tactic they did with Deeds in Virginia.

    Even so, Virginia’s off-year elections are typically a good predictor of the results the following year.

    I’m not sure that the attempts at insulating BHO for last November’s election results really has worked. The Dems tried to discount the results, of course. But if Brown makes a good showing tomorrow (or, better yet, wins), the Dems will be running scared.

    • Darrel says:

      Always On: “The Dems tried to discount the results, of course.”>>

      The spin: “Fox & Friends graphic says, “Republicans’ hope rekindled; Wins send shockwaves thru Congress””

      The reality: “In fact, Democrats won the nation’s only two congressional races”

  4. Adam says:

    TPMDC raises the question of Joe Kennedy’s impact on the race. I agree with those questions. Support groups in the Brown camp are sweating a close race and aren’t asking Kennedy to drop out for the fun of it. Coakley does do better in polls that include Kennedy as an option than she does when he’s not included.

    My prediction is Kennedy erodes Brown just ever so slightly but not enough to matter really.

    I think Coakley will it by a nose based on better than expected turnout by Democrats due to so much attention being drawn to the race.

    • Big Dog says:

      Possibly so though the weather might have an impact. It will likely impact her supporters more than his. If it snows like they expect the turnout might be low.

      The unaffiliated support him by about a 2:1 margin so if they show up in mass he will do well because there are more of them than there are of either party.

    • Adam says:

      Five Thirty Eight’s model predicts 3:1 in Brown’s favor and they were 100% accurate in the last regular election though they question the reliability in a special election. I still think Coakley has a chance and my Democratic peoples won’t let her down.

  5. SpideyTerry says:

    So… it’s Bush’s fault that MA may elect a Republican to a long-held Democratic seat, and in essence put the kibosh on Obamacare and possibly the entire Obama agenda?

    Way to go, Bush. Once again, he proves beneficial to America.

  6. Adam says:

    A streak is on the line. I’m not 100% sure but I believe that if Brown wins that will be the first Senate seat the GOP has taken from the Democrats since 2004 when Thune beat Daschle. Let’s see if we can stretch it further, Democrats.

    • Big Dog says:

      A streak is on the line. No one has been elected to that seat, other than Ted Kennedy, for 47 years. Look at what you have MA and ask what you have to lose by trying something else for a while.

      Let’s break this streak…

      You know it is partisan when Democrats back someone like Coakley who kept an innocent man behind bars and who has failed to prosecute the corrupt politicians in MA.

      They want to give you a morally bankrupt and unethical person just to preserve a bill.

      • Blake says:

        Heck, Coakley is so ignorant, she actually believes she needs earplugs in order to keep her brains from leaking out- this was the best the Progs could do?
        Ineptness on a grand scale.