Commence the Grave Rolling
As I write this, it's assumed that bigoted, homophobic Republican Scott Brown has trounced Democrat Martha Coakley for the Massachusetts Senate seat Teddy Kennedy held for 47 years.
So much for the 60-seat majority, Democrats.
So much for Obama's high spirited, last minute Hail Mary pass when he flew to Massachusetts to help stump for Coakley.
So much for bluer than blue Massachusetts being a reliable Democratic stronghold.
I'd say so much for the health care reform bill passing, but it's already such a watered down piece of shit, who cares if it passes?
There's a phrase called jury nullification, when the jury has a strong bias for the defendant or against the police or prosecutors.
In the case of this election, looks to me like the Massachusetts voters decided to send a message to Obama and the Democrats.
They are pissed off about a lot of things, and they've obviously forgotten how America got into this mess to begin with.
I don't know much about Martha Coakley, but from what I've read, she just assumed she'd win so she phoned in her campaign efforts.
I wish I could wring my hands and express righteous indignation about these election results, but I'm not even a little surprised.
Since Obama won the election and the Democrats totally neutered the GOP, they've all seemed to stop pedaling and let the furiously pedaling GOP pass them up.
Democratic Senate leaders have been wishy-washy and meekly allowed the GOP to act as if they were in the majority.
Obama's demeanor has been all Jimmy Carter and zero LBJ. He's turned out to be weak.
Democratic Congressmen Alan Grayson and Dennis Kucinich have been the only Democrats who've shown the kind of candor and fire we should demand of our legislators.
The outcome of the Massachusetts Senate race perfectly illustrates why I am burnt out on politics.
I don't hope anymore.
I don't believe anymore.
Masachusetts fucked up when they elected Mitt Romney as their governor.
Now they've done it again with this new clown.