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Why Scott Brown Will Win Today

Posted by Larry Doyle on January 19, 2010 9:02 AM |

Of all the seats in all the states, who would have ever thought that the U.S. Senate seat held by Teddy Kennedy would change the course of our national debate and direction. Why will Scott Brown win today? What are the voters of Massachusetts saying?

Political pundits and the media establishment will try to pin a Democratic loss today on the piss-poor campaign run by Martha Coakley. In doing so, they will once again display that they are tone deaf and out of step with America.

Over the last year, I have seen and felt our nation get wise to the stench in Washington and on Wall Street. As such, a poorly run Coakley campaign is perhaps the least of the factors impacting the race in Massachusetts today. The electorate in the Bay State is unbelievably energized and, in my opinion, will deliver Scott Brown and a strong message to Washington for the following reasons:

1. An anti-establishment and anti-incumbent vote. America knows the Washington Way is a major part of our nation’s problem. Republicans should not think a Brown vote and victory is an endorsement of their platform and their people. America wants truth, transparency, and integrity. America is sick and tired of Washington’s lies and self-dealing.

2. An Obama referendum. Barack Obama’s idea of change has proven to be nothing more than Chicago-style backroom politics pushed by his main hack, Rahm Emanuel. This style is exemplified by the ‘bribes’ paid to Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Ben Nelson (D-NE) for their support of Obama’s healthcare reform.

Massachusetts voters are also sending a message that the Obama administration’s forsaking the ways and means of his agenda to Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and others on the far left-wing of our political spectrum is unacceptable.

I will credit Obama for some degree of success in combating terrorism overseas, but that is more than neutralized by the near disaster of the Christmas Day terrorist attempt on the flight into Detroit. Obama has gotten nothing done in terms of financial regulatory reform. Obama’s economic ‘success’ is nothing more than the ballooning of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet and the financial shell games played by Tim Geithner. Those programs were actually put in place largely by the Bush administration.

America understands these realities like never before. Why? Because Americans aren’t working. Obama’s stimulus plan was largely a political payoff to those who supported his candidacy.

3. A healthcare referendum. The one state in the union that currently has universal healthcare is Massachusetts. A Brown vote and victory today is a strong repudiation of this type of reform.

4. A vote for transparency. Obama repeatedly campaigned that he’d put the healthcare debate on C-Span. It never happened. Obama’s economic henchmen Tim Geithner, Larry Summers, Ben Bernanke, and Mary Schapiro are viewed as protecting Wall Street while pandering to Main Street. The lack of transparency from the Fed, Treasury, the SEC, and FINRA (Wall Street’s self-regulator) is causing America to vomit. The stench from America’s barf bags being sent to Washington is actually an improvement over the odor filling that town.

These four overriding issues have put Scott Brown in a position to shock Washington and its broken political process. This evening, I expect we will hear much of the gaffes made by Coakley and her supporters, including Patrick Kennedy, Barack Obama, and CNN’s David Gergen (he of the arrogant question about whether Brown was prepared to vote against healthcare reform from Ted Kennedy’s seat).

These gaffes are not merely errors in political style, but rather an indication that Coakley, her team, and her supporters are out of touch with the electorate.

The four factors highlighted above are coursing through Massachusetts and America. Both Massachusetts and America are shouting and screaming to be heard. The political machines from both sides of the aisle are fully capable of drowning out the American voice for a period. In fact, Washington’s career politicians are fully capable of never hearing this voice. A Brown victory today will deliver that message not only to Washington’s ears but also right up Washington’s ass.

They deserve it.

Thoughts, comments, constructive criticism always appreciated.

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LD

  • Barbara

    You nailed it perfectly. I’m in California and the eyes of the Nation are watching this race. Washington needs to take notice and hear America SCREAM! The game is up, we are on to your lies, and backroom politics, enough already! Hurry up Nov. 2010, hurry up 2012!Our voices will be heard!

    • Patriot

      Totally agree Barbara, from California to Maine,all eyes are on Massachusetts and pulling for the Bay State to stand up for our nation and say “Enough…enough lies. Enough bribery. Enough lack of transparency. Enough of your standard political BS. Enough!!

  • Fed Up

    Send that message right up where the sun don’t shine.

  • colonial

    Larry; Spot on. BTW, don’t fret, that tremor you just felt up & down the east coast was just Ted K rolling over in his grave.
    On a side note…I thinkj you would be doing your readers and the public at large a service if you shined some additional light on a point I heard addressed by your guest on Sunday evening. That being, Stephen Friedman’s timely purchase of GS equity in front of the NY FEd’s (aka Tim Geithner’s) bailout…just one more reason to hold the Washington elite and their Wall Street partners in disdain.

    • Larry Doyle

      Colonial,

      No doubt Friedman’s fortuitous purchase of Goldman stock knowing that his boy Tim Geithner was going to pay off AIG’s CDS contracts at 100 cents on the dollar is the epitome of the Wall Street-Washington incest.

      My guest from The Daily Bail has provided a superb clip of our discussion (it only runs for 4 minutes but it covers a lot…a MUST listen)!!

      http://dailybail.com/home/daily-bail-radio-appearance-stephen-friedman-gets-annihilate.html

  • Truckin’

    How sweet would it be to see Scottie boy jumping in that GMC and drive right down I-95 and park that sucker right in front of the Capitol? Maybe he can drop a six-pack off over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on his way by.

    Time for some target practice…

  • Duke

    Bingo. Brown should send Gergen a case of champagne…actually Brown looks more like a shot ad a beer guy so how about a bottle and a case of beer for teeing up the question of “Ted Kennedy’s seat.” Brown crushed that question and hasn’t looked back since.

    Gergen can put his tail between his legs and hoof it back over to Harvard with all his intellectual elitists.

  • kathie

    GO SCOTT BROWN!!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE……Our leader (who in fact I voted for) is letting us down….and refuses to listen to us….has lied to us….etc etc etc….poor judgment on my behalf for voting for him. MA needs to set them straight..LET SEND A MESSAGE!!!!!!

  • Bill

    A win by Scott Brown would be the perfect
    coda for the Teddy Kennedy legacy.

    • Bay State

      With all due respect, ol’ Teddy boy is rolling over in his grave right now…

      “the people’s seat”






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