Democrat Martha Coakley has conceded the Mass. election.
As much as the NY-23 special election, where the GOP should have held the seat, was as much about voters being angry at the GOP, the Mass. special election was about voters being angry at the Democratic Party.
As Gov. Howard Dean stated, the Democrats were elected on a promise of providing real change, and, they have failed in that promise.
By all accounts, Coakley ran a bad campaign. She literally went on vacation when her opponent was out running for office. The seat was hers to lose, and, she lost it.
But, look at the independent vote — 2/3 of independents supported Brown.
Again, as Gov. Dean has said, voters send messages and they are upset at the President and the Democratic Party for their failure to govern.
When you are faced with two choices; 1) a party that governs badly, or 2) a party that doesn’t govern at all; who do you vote for?
The pearl-clutching is already starting.
Well done Massholes. You’re little “wake-up call” to the Democrats just set this country back who knows how much. You legitimized the ridiculousness being spewed from the right and you acted like cowards who vote against their own best interest to prove a point – a point, mind you, THAT YOU’RE WRONG ABOUT.
You know, when people like me were on Daily Kos telling them how they were simply playing apologist and it would come back to bite them, I got banned. Now, it has bitten them.
Clutch more pearls.
Please stop undermining Health Care Reform with your public comments! As a taxpayer I am paying your salary to help the public by passing a Health Care Reform bill ASAP. Pass the Senate bill in the House and have the President sign it. Then you can make changes with new bills. Stop whining and get something done, for god’s sake!!! Don’t be a crybaby. Accomplish something instead of just talking about it on TV.
By all means, simply pass a piece-of-shit, industry-bought bill, and STFU! Bypass the House and just do what a few want instead of what hundreds of millions of people were PROMISED. It was that mentality that lost the race, btw.
What’s really funny?
The GOP got the Democrats to change the bill until it mirrored what the GOP wanted, then, hung that on them! People didn’t like those ideas when they voted against it in 2008!
– tax health plans?
Those were McCain’s ideas! The GOP ran on those ideas and LOST! They are now hung around President Obama’s neck with a bill he simply wants passed so he can say he passed “something”. And, guess what, people STILL don’t like them!
Face it, we were right and the losers at DK are still wrong…