Posted by: Debby Durkee | January 18, 2010

The Scott heard ’round the world.

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The Scott heard ‘round the world.

This is a great column by R.S. McCain over at The American Spectator about the state of the state of Massachusetts before this important election for Senator, which would take away the Dem’s 60-vote, filibuster-proof majority before they vote on health care reform should Republican state Senator Scott Brown pull a conservative rabbit out of the liberal hat on Tuesday:

…One elected (MA) Democratic official — although required by the state party to support Coakley publicly — privately admitted over the weekend that he will vote Tuesday for Brown, as will his wife.

Coakley was “mailing it in” on the senatorial campaign trail, the official said, relating how in his own election, he had gone door-to-door “seven days a week” soliciting votes. After winning the Dec. 8 Democratic primary, however, Coakley seemed to shift into neutral, expecting to coast easily to victory in the general election. She even took a six-day vacation from campaigning in December.

As polls increasingly point toward a victory for Brown, criticisms of the blunder-prone Coakley campaign are being heard from many quarters. Snip –

Coakley’s aloof personality, disastrous gaffes and strategic miscalculations may become a convenient explanation if, as many Massachusetts political observers now expect, the Democrat loses Tuesday. If her defeat can be explained in strictly tactical terms — a bad campaign by a clueless candidate — then liberals can argue that the election is neither a negative referendum on the first year of the Obama administration nor a harbinger of dismal Democratic prospects in the November mid-terms.

Such a narrow interpretation of this Massachusetts election — “The Scott Heard ‘Round the World,” as Brown’s supporters like to say — ignores the extent to which the Republican has emphasized conservative stances on key issues, including health care, economic policy and national security.

A lieutenant colonel in the National Guard, Brown has relentlessly criticized the Obama administration’s decision to grant civilian trials to accused foreign terrorists like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Snip –

Brown has also been a consistent critic of the economic stimulus bill that President Obama pushed through Congress last year… “Our country can’t afford any more stimulus spending that adds to our deficit without adding to employment.”

More than anything else, however, it is Brown’s opposition to the Democrats’ pending health-care legislation that turned the Massachusetts election into a crusade for conservatives nationwide. The Republican has vowed to be the “41st vote” against the bill, preventing Senate Democrats from maintaining the filibuster-proof supermajority needed for final approval.

…If opposition to the administration’s health-care policy can spur the election of a Republican in one of the nation’s most liberal states, Brown’s election would be an emphatic “no” in what is tantamount to a referendum on Obama’s first year in office.

Americans are waking up — thanks to all out there who have enabled this awakening in liberal Massachusetts. Perhaps we should thank Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Dodd etc. for showing us their contempt for the American people over this last year. They’ve managed to offend nearly every American voter. Thanks guys for showing us your true selves.

Guess what, Americans still love their country (so stop apologizing for us everywhere you go.) We still love freedom (so stop trying to steal it from us with every bill you try to pass.) And, Americans want the country to prosper (so stop putting up roadblocks to that with every breath you take.) We’re coming for you.
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