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Unless you have had your head under a rock, you know Scott Brown is the winning candidate for the senate seat of Massachusetts, and in case you really are one of those people that have had their head under a rock, the seat was previously held by Ted Kennedy for 30something yrs who was a Democrat and Scott Brown is a Republican.
Which brings me to my point…
Did the Dems wake up this morning and say “Oh its all Coakley’s fault, lets still move ahead” as one of Obama’s top aides suggested yesterday by saying “Campaigns and candidates matter.” or did they wake up and say “Perhaps we should take a good long hard look at ourselves in the mirror and “change” the way we have been running things?”
Or as White House senior adviser David Axelrod told POLITICO: “I think that it would a terrible mistake to walk away now. If we don’t pass the bill, all we have is the stigma of a caricature that was put on it. That would be the worst result for everybody who has supported this bill.” He said the administration will work with Capitol Hill to figure out how and even Obama’s former campaign manger, David Plouffe, added on ABC’s “Good Morning America”: “I’m very confident we can pass health-care reform.”
But on the flip side of all of this, why the Republicans are basking in the glory (Holy crap we have someone on our side that has charisma, is young and can make jokes), do they understand that perhaps Scott Brown was elected because he is not a true Republican, in fact he began the race as an independent and then switched to a republican ticket and that most Republicans don’t want someone who is ‘conservative’, but someone who is fiscally conservative and socially liberal….as I’m sure most Democrats do as well. I think the election results considering Obama took the state by 26 points shows that people care really more about the Libertarian, not the Republican or the Democrat.
But the question is: Will either side see it or continue to run the same way as they both have been for years?
Why you ponder this question, Ladies enjoy the pic below.
Everyone is talking about the Massachusetts election between Coakley and Brown and I know many people are scratching their heads as to why this election is so close given the nature of such a blue state…well I think the simple answer is – Massachusetts already has health care so why on earth would they risk higher taxes given the fact that they are already set up.
Brown said, “The health care bill that’s being proposed in Washington is broken,” BrownThe back-room deals, Nebraska, Louisiana, we all know about it. We need to start over.” He added a short while later: “I would be proud to be the 41st vote, and go back to the drawing board.”
Coakley responded. “I would be proud to be the 60th vote,” she said, and discussed the importance of passing a health care bill. “As Sen. Kennedy said, it should be a right, not a privilege. I believe that doing it in Washington, and doing it incrementally is apparently how we will do it, we can lay the groundwork.”
Brown shot back that Massachusetts shouldn’t vote for national health care reform, because they already have an insurance reform program. “We have insurance here in Massachusetts. We have some of the best doctors, nurses and hospitals in the country, that’s why people come here,” he said. “Not only is this bill going to be bad for the state, my job is to be the senator from Massachusetts. I’m not going to be subsidizing for the next three, five years, pick a number, subsidizing what other states have failed to do.”
So what will happen tomorrow is anyone’s guess, but its certainly one worth taking an interest in.
So rumer has it that the Democrats will find a way to keep State Senator Scott Brown from being certified, should he win, before the final vote on health care legislation happens in the Senate.
Elmer barney replied:
“That is the stupidest thing I’ve been asked in a long time. That is insane, the suggestion could only come from a demented right wing source,” erupted Representative Barney Frank (D – MA), when asked by The Washington Times about what he thought of assertions that Massachusetts Democrats would stall the certification process should Mr. Brown win. “There isn’t the slightest possibility of it happening—a way of doing it. That is conspiracy theory at its most contemptible.”
The Boston Herald reported that, according to a source, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin’s office wants to certify the race on Feb. 20. A spokesman for Mr. Galvin’s office explained that local election districts have to wait at least 10 days before they submit their returns, so military and overseas ballots can be tallied as well. 15 days is the maximum amount of time to submit the returns to the secretary’s office, before they go to governor’s office.
After the race is certified on the state level, the new Massachusetts Senator-elect would then have to be sworn in by Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D – NV). An aid from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office sent an email to media saying the winner of the Massachusetts race would be sworn in promptly.:
“When there is a certified winner in Massachusetts, the Senate has received appropriate papers, and the vice president is available, the successor to Kennedy/Kirk will be sworn in.”
The special election for the vacant Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat will happen on January 19.
Missed Ya Barney!!! Welcome back
WOW!!! we all know politicans break campaign promises, but this might be a new record
Owens indicated in a press release released shortly afterwards that he was now in favor of the the “Affordable Healthcare for America Act” bill in direct contrast to his earlier position during the election campaign.
According to Politico.com, Mr. Owens assured voters that he felt the public option had no place in the health care reform bill. Contrary to that position, Mr. Owens now indicates that he intends to vote in favor of the bill even though it now contains a public option.
The mixed-up mess that was the 23rd Congressional District Special Election was a close race between Democrat Bill Owens and Conservative Doug Hoffman. Many feel that it was unlikely Mr. Owens would have won those crucial few thousand votes if the voting public was aware of his intent with regard to the Health Care bill. The majority of residents in this district do not support the Health Reform bill as it is now written and many feel like they’ve become victims of a fraud perpetrated by their chosen candidate.
Independents who swept Barack Obama to a historic 2008 victory broke big for Republicans on Tuesday as the GOP wrested political control from Democrats in Virginia and New Jersey, a troubling sign for the president and his party heading into an important midterm election year.
Ooopppssie, I guess having all those closed door meetings are coming to bite you in the ass.
Conservative Republican Bob McDonnell’s victory in the Virginia governor’s race over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds and moderate Republican Chris Christie’s ouster of unpopular New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine was a double-barreled triumph for a party looking to rebuild after being booted from power in national elections in 2006 and 2008
Although what was sad turn of events was Maine voters rejected a state law that would allow same-sex couples to wed.
But not all is lost in the Dem world Bill Owens and John Garamendi won a seat.
Well perhaps now the White House will see the importance of practicing Bi-partisian rather than just saying it for a vote.
Umm, really, you dont care what is happening in your party?? Surely the ego inside the white house can’t be that large? I’m pretty sure those that supported you, would like to know you are supporting them, win or lose.
Take that California, New York and Perez…it looks like Houston, yep the city that is in Texas could elect a gay mayor.
Why its still some time away and for Annise Parker she does not have too many funds behind her, she is still considered a front runner.
So, who is she up against:
Peter Brown who is able to millions into his campaign from family assets and a architect. Gene Locke who was Mayor Bob Lanier’s attorney and Roy Maorales who is the only conservative in the race.
So who will be the winner….only time will tell