Monday, January 18, 2010

A Scott Brown win = Obama is lame duck

and not b/c the Dems lost their 60 votes in the Senate, but rather b/c Obama will be shown to have little political power; to have little sway amongst the electorate. Obama will have explicitly campaigned for:

Olympics: lost em
New Jersey Governor: lost to Repubs in a blue state
Virginia Governor: lost to Repubs in a purple state
Massachusetts Senator: lost to Repubs in a blue state.

If Obama has little sway with the electorate, then Obama has little sway with Congress. Instant lame duck.

It would also be interesting to see how a Coakley win would affect Obama's political fortunes. Dems ought take a message from a close race in Massachusetts, yet may not care. Obama would claim political credit for Coakley's win, and would be given credit and lionized by the MSM.

W/o proof, I assert that - if there is any way to do it - Massachusetts Democrats will steal the election. They are known for shenanigans. Brown must win by a margin which is big enough to overcome shenanigans. If not, he is toast. Who's going to stop Massachusetts Dems from stealing the election? Afterwards: who's going to prosecute them? Is the Mass AG - a Democrat - going to prosecute them? Is U.S. AG Eric Holder - who declined to prosecute the Black Muslims who intimidated voters in Philadelphia - going to prosecute Massachusetts Democrats who stole an election? Don't make me laugh.

A hunch: if the public believes Massachusetts Democrats stole the election: it's just another nail in the coffin of the national Democratic Party. Democrats will lose more by succeeding than by failing. The public has had enough. Democrats will be worse off if Obamacare passes(and I don't believe Obamacare will ever be implemented: Repubs will sweep into office and stop it). Democrats will be worse off if they succeed in stealing the Mass election for Coakley. Voters will prosecute at the ballot box. I'm optimistic.

Monday, Massachusetts is supposed to get 10 inches of snow. Tuesday, Election Day, will be snow in the morning and rain in the afternoon, with a high in the upper 30s. This weather will favor Scott Brown and his highly motivated voters. Anthropogenic Global Warming Climate Change will end up killing Obamacare! Delicious.

Update: Vietnam vet drives 38 hours to support Scott Brown.




Paul_In_Houston said...

In a number of comments, and on my own blog, I've used this quote from Oliver Cromwell, when he dismissed Parliament in 1653, saying...

"It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

“Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter'd your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth

“Ye sordid prostitutes, have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den of thieves by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd; your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse the Augean Stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings, and which by God's help and the strength He has given me, I now come to do.

“I command ye, therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. You have sat here too long for the good you do. In the name of God, go!

A good friend commented on that in an email...

The Cromwell quote is from the time when he dissolved parliament and set up a dictatorship as Lord High Protector.

You know they dug him up and threw his bones in the Thames, he was that popular

Even so, I'd find it extremely difficult to better encapsulate my feelings toward the current bunch running our country, and also towards the MSM, which seems to be equally deserving of it.

Whatever his faults, that old boy certainly had a way with words. :-)

gcotharn said...

I know how you feel, and Cromwell did have a way with words. Have a good week.

Paul_In_Houston said...

From Michelle Malkin...

Brown has won the race and Coakley has conceded, and there are more long faces at MSNBC than at an aardvark convention.


gcotharn said...


I am SO relieved at this result.
The needed this. Dems were driving us towards a cliff.

Donna B. said...

My husband and I are almost giddy tonight. We've broken out the wine and are celebrating Brown's win.

gcotharn said...

Whoopie! Wait ... that's what you might be doing later ....