January 17, 2010

Run Scared

Memo to conservatives: "Don't read the rave reviews coming from the Bay State.

No doubt the needle has swung to the right in the Massachusetts senate race. Still, it's only enough to make it a very tight election. But this is too big to fail if you live in the White House or anywhere along the liberal food chain, and the fear of losing is going to inflame the left's cadres. They're going to use every dirt bag trick in the book - and make up some new ones in the days ahead. It may not be Ted Kennedy's seat but it is Barney Frank's state and David Axelrod's world. Don't put the champagne on ice yet, friends. Don't even buy it. If you want to win, take nothing for granted. Run scared too." -- Dan Friedman

Posted by Vanderleun at January 17, 2010 2:11 PM
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I was ill during the New Year's holidays and unable to celebrate. The champagne I had put on ice is still in the refrigerator. Regardless of the election results, Tuesday night I will pop the cork and either celebrate Brown's victory as an important step in reclaiming our country's present and future, or I will drink to mourn the passing of the American way of life which began it's final decline in the elections of November 2008.

Posted by: Clayton in Mississippi at January 17, 2010 2:53 PM

Glad to see I'm not the only Eeyore on the Right. I secretly hope we don't get a short-cut to power that robs us of a longer vision for precinct-level activism. But I love the crowds, the enthusiasm, and the sheer joy of the people around this momentum. It's okay to enjoy it today, but be prepared to get back to the hard work on Wednesday, regardless of the outcome.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at January 17, 2010 3:06 PM

The sale is not over until the check clears the bank. I happen to have a bottle of sparkilng wine in my fridge, and would love to open it in celebration after I get home from rehearsal Tuesday night. Should be about 10PM Eastern. Nothing conceded or claimed until it's really over, though.

I have a feeling Tuesday's election will only be the beginning of this.

Posted by: mezzrow at January 17, 2010 3:12 PM

I say Coakley wins.

It will be fraudulent, and transparently so.

Nationalizing Health Care is the tool by which the Republic will be broken.

She must be elected for this to come to pass, so the tactics that were planned for November of this year will simply begin early, here.

The media will do their part to make this crime happen. Business as usual.

Confused? Don't be, it's called Communism.

Posted by: TmjUtah at January 17, 2010 4:02 PM


Looks that way to me; I hope we're both wrong.

Posted by: Frank P at January 17, 2010 4:44 PM

That's why Brown's looking for attorneys to volunteer to fight the fraud after the election, if needed. If you know any attorney in and around MA, tell them.

Don't be so ready to give up.

Posted by: ahyem at January 17, 2010 4:52 PM

You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away, know when to run.
You never count your money when you're sitting at the table.
There'll be time enough for counting when the dealings done.

Posted by: Fat Man at January 17, 2010 5:09 PM

Frank -

Last November two guys with clubs stood outside a polling place and treated those persons who approached with threats and threatening gestures.

What should have been an open and shut case of voter intimidation was instead turned into the moment that America saw the executive branch turned into a political tool. Nothing less, nothing more.

This tool is run by a guy who believes he lives in a nation of moral cowards.

If we continue to avert our eyes I guess we would have to agree that he is right, now wouldn't we?

I do not want war.

But if that is to be the case, let it begin here and now. Let it be a public moment of such monumental arrogance, hubris, and incompetence, that ALL sides of the peanut gallery that find employment as pundits, kibbitzers, best & brightest, and even, so help me, Deans of the School of Some Bloke In The Pub Told Me So... let it be such a moment that we all take a moment to find the few score men and women left in this mad house who MIGHT be able to pull us back from the edge.

I don't get to vote until 2010, and I'm voting against any incumbent with more than three terms in ANY office before I vote for any candidate.

Posted by: TmjUtah at January 17, 2010 5:14 PM

If Scott wins, do you suppose the Party of No will cry Foul? Will they blame the Bastard Party for stealing the election?

Posted by: Jewel at January 18, 2010 7:53 AM