January 19, 2010

At the Massachusetts Tavern...

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... let's watch the election results and talk about what it all means.

IN THE COMMENTS: "Brown is the new, male Palin."

209 comments:

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Richard said...

Dems are gonna steal it, one way or the other.

Methadras said...

Ed Schultz is already on the record as saying he would resort to cheating in order to win. More proof that having a D besides your name only illustrates that you are a danger, deranged, and a disaster for this country. Leftism, isn't it grand?

vbspurs said...

Dead voters called it early in a seance with the Boston Globe.

Cheers,
Victoria

jayne_cobb said...

Coakley is alleging voting fraud with complaints dated yesterday.

vbspurs said...

This photo is BEAUTIFUL.

(Via Sissy Willis)

1jpb said...

"talk about what it all means."

Althouse presents a Rorschach test.... what will we learn about the the commenters.

P.S. My favorite commenters are the ones who write w/ complete devotion and earnestness to the self-perceived wisdom of their "insights". Ha ha.

Peter V. Bella said...

According to Politico the Coakley campaign sent a memo to DC party headquarters effectively blaming them for her poor campaign.

They were not too happy and responded in kind. The White House responded that "it is mind boggling to spin the election before it is over. There is only one reason for that."

Win, lose, or draw- Coakley is a total loser.

vbspurs said...

Former Boston mayor, Ray Flynn, Democrat just said he voted for Scott Brown.

Okay, now I believe.

Joe said...

Chum for Hillbillies....I agree with Scrappleface, unless Brown wins 60% of the vote Coakley is the Winner, Yeah Marcia!

vbspurs said...

Polls close at 7:30 PM, says Wolf Blitzer. Interesting, they close at 7 PM here, even during special elections.

Going to dinner, will be on Althouse all night (God willing), no matter who wins.

Cheers,
Victoria

Julius Ray Hoffman said...

Scenario: Brown wins. GOPS gets egotistical and thinks it was an anti-Obama message. They then think that their fat white old out-of-touch corrupt men will be able to stroll to easy victories in 2010. WRONG!

GOP continues to flail until someone comes along who can cut through the corruption and bullshit while remaining affable, acting inclusive, and looking forward. See Thatcher, M.

Meanwhile, House approves Senate HCR bill. No other Leftist legislative initiates go anywhere. Any further Obama progress is made by executive decree. Andrew Sullivan realizes that Xanax can really help deal with his paranoia of nihilist conspiracies.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

This motivational poster says it all

We can't let the zombies and dead out vote us.

Trooper York said...

No matter who wins, there is one eternal truth that we can not overstate.

BOSTON SUCKS!

El Pollo Real said...

The results are in...

"Hoarific arborescence"

"Stark rime makes a photo sublime"

"Frozen dendrite done right"

jayne_cobb said...

Apparently even the Mass. Sec. of State isn't taking the complaints seriously.

Trooper York said...

If you don't believe me, just ask
Teddy Ballgame!

El Pollo Real said...

If Brown wins, my serious question is whether even a perfectly healthy Teddy could have won handily in this climate.

avwh said...

Win, lose, or draw- Coakley is a total loser.

She certainly ran an incompetent campaign: insulting Catholics and Red Sox fans, misspelling the state, pre-dating the voter fraud allegation wrongly, etc.

Every once in awhile, the stars align: a hack gets exposed as truly a hack. And poetic justice and irony are served to turn the Kennedy lifelong Senate seat in the bluest of states to give the Republicans the 41st vote to block healthcare being rammed down our throats.

Lem said...

Not at the dinner table Trooper ;)

BTW - Boston is beautiful.

Trooper York said...

I mean they pulled out all the stops on this one. They left no tuna can unturned in this election.

Marcia could have been a contenda, but instead she got a one way ticket to palookaville.

(Which means she had to stay in beantown)

vbspurs said...

(Back briefly -- polls in Mass close at 8 PM, CORRECTION)

Marcia said...

"Chum for Hillbillies....I agree with Scrappleface, unless Brown wins 60% of the vote Coakley is the Winner, Yeah Marcia!"

Thanks, Joe!

Julius Ray Hoffman said...

Polls close 8PM.

In the meantime, let's go back to the future with some entertaining political inspiration:

Spring Cleaning

Peter V. Bella said...

The Coakley campaign was sort of like a disorganized Nazi Brownshirt Rally- a lot of angry thugs with nowhere to go.


I agree with Trooper- Boston Sucks.

Trooper York said...

Lem, baby, you have to come over to the dark side. Resistance is futile.

If you persist in your folly, someday you too may lose your
head!

Lem said...

Trooper!! thats no way to treat the best baseball hitter of all time!

No more beer for you until you behave.

Tonight we are all Bostonians.

former law student said...

More proof that having a D besides your name only illustrates that you are a danger, deranged, and a disaster for this country

Nahh, it's just that scintillating sense of humor that makes Ed Schultz "the Limbaugh of the Left."

You guys need a sense of humor tune-up, Honest to Pete.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Hey if she loses she can still be Chancellor of Germany.

Trooper York said...
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Hoosier Daddy said...

You guys need a sense of humor tune-up, Honest to Pete.

What are you talking about? I've been laughing my ass off since Obama fucked up his swearing in ceremony.

AJ Lynch said...

What's it mean...if Brown wins?

Up is down and down is up per another Seinfeld episode where George played a bad boy.

AJ Lynch said...

Who the heck is Pete?

AJ Lynch said...

I just hacked into the Massachusettes state computers...Coakely and Brown both lost. Someone named Marcia is the winner. Heh.

info said...

Smell it obama...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85yMOPKR94M

former law student said...

I've been laughing my ass off since Obama fucked up his swearing in ceremony.


True, the first mistake Obama made was blindly trusting one of W.'s appointees.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Lem, baby, you have to come over to the dark side.

Where is Mort when you need him?

Trooper York said...

Lem, Lem, my poor deluded Dominican friend. Everybody knows who the best hitter in baseball is!

Anytime he hits on something, he scores.

Hoosier Daddy said...

True, the first mistake Obama made was blindly trusting one of W.'s appointees.

Can't agree more which proves my point that he doesn't have the experience to run a hot dog stand.

davis,br said...

What I really worry about is ...does this mean I have to like the Red Sox?

Julius Ray Hoffman said...

AJ Lynch:

Up is down and down is up per another Seinfeld episode where George played a bad boy.

You and I are told increasingly that we have to chose between a left and right. Well, I'd like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There's only an up or down. Up to man's own old-age dream-- the idea of the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order-- or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity or their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward course.

1964

Trooper York said...

You don't have to like the Red Sox, you don't even have to tolerate them. You should however encourage them when they do the right thing!

traditionalguy said...

It appears that the Pick Up Truck Republicans have thrown King Obama's tea into Boston harbor. The blue dogs are all going to be at their GM p/u truck dealers first thing in the morning. This is a threat to DemonRat social order coming from educated voters given a clean moderate Republican to throw their support to.

jag said...

Seriously, I am worried about Andrew Sullivan. Have you been reading his blog of late? If Brown wins, someone needs to go to Sullivan's house and hide all the razors.

Seriously.

Trooper York said...

Seriously, I will say that I do respect the Red Sox Fans because they really love their team. The whole family gets behind the team. Especially the proud mom's!

(Not safe for work, but prefect for a blog about ta-ta's, so to speak)

Trooper York said...

You asked for it Titus, you got it buddy.

Lem said...

... let's watch the election results and talk about what it all means.

Well, part of it, it was clear that Coakley felt entitled to the seat. Obama coming to the reacue (the personification of entitlement) only may have served to strengthen that view.

Peter V. Bella said...

Martha, Marsha, Marla?

Hey didn't Donald Trump marry that girl once?

Lem said...

I meant rescue.. sorry.

vbspurs said...

Via Rasmussen:

"Polls closed in Massachusetts at 8:00 p.m. Eastern in the race between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown.

Preliminary results include:

* Among those who decided how they would vote in the past few days, Coakley has a slight edge, 47% to 41%.
* Coakley also has a big advantage among those who made up their mind more than a month ago.
* Seventy-six percent (76%) of voters for Brown said they were voting for him rather than against Coakley.
* Sixty-six percent (66%) of Coakley voters said they were voting for her rather than against Brown.
* 22% of Democrats voted for Brown. That is generally consistent with pre-election polling."

Rialby said...

Let's hope the Massholes saved America.

Meade said...

Speaking of Titus... polls are closed - where is our Boots-On-The-Ground fellow Republican reporter with an update?

If he stands us up again, I swear that will make strike three.

vbspurs said...

First results!

Spreadsheet

Rialby said...

Olbermann doubles down. What a douchebag.

vbspurs said...

If he stands us up again

He stood you up for Christmas dinner, too?

Trooper York said...

Titus didn't stand us up! He is sitting down!

AJ Lynch said...

If Brown wins, will it be called an earthquake or a tsunami or a whirlwind?

Trooper York said...
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vbspurs said...

"WOW...Liberal Northampton 59% Brown 40% Coakley" (From Twitter)

I'm too nervous, I'll be back later.

Lem said...

Boots-On-The-Ground is on his way to career enhancement.. first class to Haiti.

El Pollo Real said...

If Brown wins, will it be called an earthquake or a tsunami or a whirlwind?

A brownout for Dems, a power surge for the GOP.

avwh said...

From a CNN commentator (token right-wing guy I think, but didn't see his name): "In 2008, voters proved they weren't racists. In 2009 and now 2010, voters proved they weren't socialists, either."

PatCA said...

Brown up by 3% with 7% of precincts reporting...gonna be a long night.

Win or lose, it means that the People will no longer stand to have Obama shove his agenda down their throats.

Lem said...

Drudge rules!

traditionalguy said...

Maybe Martha Coakley will move to New York and run to be Senator in Hillary Clinton's seat. Everbody else does it.

Meade said...

13% reporting:
53.3% Brown
45.8% Coakley

Do we have to do all of Titus's work for him?

former law student said...

the People will no longer stand to have Obama shove his agenda

I would say a turd is a turd whether s/he receives Obama's blessing or not.

Coakley's primary opponents were even less inspiring than she is, although not as repellent.

Titus said...

Sorry about being late.

Boots On the Ground here, how are you? I am great.

Independents are what is going to win this for Brown. Believe it or not like 50% of the voters here are independent. I am even an indpendent. Voted for Weld, Celluci, Romney, etc.

My polling place was very nice. Cute, even. I want to see my first live tea party person but didn't. I guess they knew not to bother in Cambridge.

Scott Brown for President in 2012 or 2016.

He is pro choice though, will that be ok?

Signed, boots on the ground.

Trooper York said...

The next Democrat who runs for the Senate will be sure to campaign at Fenway Park like
John Kerry
does.

He knows his Red Sox fans!

Meade said...

17% reporting
51.9% Brown
47.2% Coakley

Titus said...

I am here Meade now move over.

Boots on The Ground here.

Generally, burbs come in first and the cities next, but things are looking good for Brown.

former law student said...

Martha, Marsha, Marla?

The subtle, enduring influence of The Brady Bunch on our culture:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yZHveWFvqM

Titus said...

Carl Cameron is really gross and slimey. You know his hog is nasty.

Signed, Boots on The Ground.

Peter V. Bella said...

Off topic-
Robert B. Parker died today. The creator of Spenser died at his desk in Boston. RIP

Meade said...

Alright, Titus, but just so you know, you were one refresh button click away from a serious dirty look.

Nice boots, dude.

Titus said...

Are conservatives going to like us Massholes now?

Boots on The Ground.

Can you call me Bootsy for short?

Thanks dolls.

Meade said...

Ahem...
25% reporting
52% Brown
47% Croakley

former law student said...

AP: Usual GOP attempts to commit fraud at the polls dismissed by Mass Secy of State:

A spokesman for Secretary of State William Galvin said Tuesday two reports of spoiled ballots could not be verified or found to be widespread.

In one case, someone voting in Cambridge claimed a ballot had already been marked for Republican Scott Brown. There was no way to verify the claim, but the ballot was destroyed.

In another case, a person in Boston reported finding a ballot inside a privacy folder also marked for Brown. Officials say it may have been left inadvertently by an earlier voter.

vbspurs said...

Gateway is close to calling it for Brown (look at Meade's poll results above).

Lem said...

Meade and titus in a deathmatch for the microphone.

former law student said...

There once were some folks for Nantucket,
Who narrowly preferred Coakley...

Island voters cast 2,139 ballots for Democrat Martha Coakley, while Republican Scott Brown garnered 2,032 votes. Joseph Kennedy, no relation to the late Senator, received just 58 votes.

Meade said...

29% reporting
52.4% Brown
46.7% Coakley

Over to you, Bootsy Boy

john said...

Look what fls found:

.... two reports of spoiled ballots could not be verified or found to be widespread....

.... someone ..... claimed a ballot had already been marked for Republican Scott Brown. There was no way to verify the claim .....

a person .... reported finding a ballot ... Officials say it may have been left inadvertently...
.

Holy shit fls! That's some serious stuff! And the evening's still so young.

ricpic said...

Brown's even doing well (49%) in the super snotty Berkshires. Boots not on the ground but then neither are Titus's...in Western Mass.

Chase said...

` Just getting ready . . .

Who said this right here on Althouse a mere 2 nights ago:

what are you little tea bagging babies going to do if brown loses?

i can't wait.



Will the writer show up here tonight?




.

former law student said...

OMG! The Love Story dude died too. Love means always having to say you're sorry.

Lem said...

Meade is the play by play announcer and titus was demoted to colorman.

Change.

Meade said...

36% reporting:
52.2% Brown
46.8% Coakley

Maguro said...

Al Gore died?

john said...

It could not be verified that these deaths were related to recent veiwings of Avatar.

former law student said...

Look what fls found:

Fraud at the polls is still fraud at the polls. Conservatives can't pick and choose which violations are trivial and which Spell The Death Of Our Republic.

Titus said...

Love The Berkshires.

Cramwell Inn super fab. Run don't walk to get your next manny/peddy there.

Meade said...

40% reporting:
52.6% Brown
46.4% Coakley

ricpic said...

That should be super snooty. I'm so famished.*


*Famished (yiddish, emphasis on second syllable): confused

Titus said...

He is waxing her in Worcester County.

Bootsy.

former law student said...

Al Gore died?

Nah that would be "Internet Inventor" died.

Meade said...

45% reporting:
52.3% Brown
46.7% Coakley

john said...

Very true, fls, however I don't think those three rumors could honestly be construed as "fraud at the polls".

ricpic said...

Going out on a limb here but I see a Brown victory.

The Splendid Splinter has to be happy tonight in that great Fenway in the sky.

Lem said...
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Titus said...

I bet Mitt is a little jealous. Mass and the country has a new Republican star.

Meade said...

52% reporting:
52.5% Brown
46.5% Coakley

Peter V. Bella said...

Reports are coming in that Coakley's staff prepared vote fraud accusations on Sunday and distributed them as a press release.

Copy Here

Unfortunately they neglected to put today's date on. They were dated the 18th.

They could not be absentees, as they were due in the 15th!!!

They can't even play dirty politics right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meade said...

Crank up the tunes, Lem. We're calling it.

Brown!

Lem said...

Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones.

Lem said...

its Brown baby.

former law student said...

I predicted it a few threads ago: Brown is the new, male Palin.

vbspurs said...

THIS IS HAPPENING!!!!!!!!

madawaskan said...

Calling it for -

Scott Brown.

63% of the vote in and it's

Brown 53%

Coakley

46%

That's it. It's over.

Brown is leading by 7%

It's almost statistically impossible now for her to take that lead over.

rhhardin said...

The 46.5% is all fraud. I can't imagine anybody really voting for Coakley.

bagoh20 said...

It's like watching Times Square on New Years Eve as the teabag slowly rises, soon to descend on you know who.

former law student said...

Unfortunately they neglected to put today's date on.

"Gaffe Machine Screws Up" What a surprise.

john said...

Meade,

Can we crank up a little Happy Days Are Here Again?

Paul Zrimsek said...

Remember, no Republican is ever officially the winner until we've seen Bill Schneider call the result a mandate for bipartisanship.

Peter V. Bella said...

A campaign of Titanic proportions

Lem said...

Joe Cocker - Feelin' Alright

former law student said...

Coakley wuz robbed!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iMy0969BTw

Peter V. Bella said...

The President monitoring the Massachusetts election returns. Worry infects White House

Trooper York said...

I still don't get it. Why did Marcia alienate the Red Sox Fans.
I mean nobody loves the impossible dreams of deluded losers more than your typical Red Sox Fan.

They are the epitome of taste and discernment.

former law student said...

Hey Trooper,

How about them Jets?

vbspurs said...

COAKLEY JUST CONCEEDED!!!!!

vbspurs said...

Conceded even!!!

SteveR said...

Best $50 political donation I've ever made

Peter V. Bella said...

Harry Reid greets Scot Brown

john said...

Chase - one more call for Jeremy.

Jeremey?
.
.
Jeremy? Are you here?
.
.
.

Meade said...

Really, Victoria? Source?

Donna B. said...

Drudge: Coakley conceded to Brown via phone call

Philip M said...

http://realclearpolitics.blogs.time.com/2010/01/19/massachusetts-senate-race-live-blog/

The Boston Globe apparently, although their site is hosed for me

bagoh20 said...

I donated too, it never has been so rewarding before - I hope I don't get addicted to gambling.

Trooper York said...

I am afraid that Jeremy is busy tonight.

Seven Machos said...

I'll speak for Jeremy:

This just shows how unpopular and stupid Republicans are. You tea bagging cocksuckers (not that I am homophobic) elected this guy even though I posted stuff here that I found in far-left hothouses. Racist motherfuckers. Fuck you. DUH!

XWL said...

I think this is called for now

Meade said...

Congratulation to all my beloved fellow wingers!

Mark said...

Satan's looking for his ice skates.

wv: "punte" -- What a lot of Democratic Senators are now hoping they get a chance to do on Obamacare.

Trooper York said...

That was a fish by the way.

Like the one in the can attached to the bottom of Ted Williams disembodied head.

Peter V. Bella said...

If this is true we can finally smash the phony Kennedy legacy. There will be a fresh, new breeze in Massachusetts. One that does not reek of the stench of crime, corruption, and booze.


Of course, the night is till young and the skinny skank has not sung.





Fat lady is so un-PC and this is the 21st Century!

Palladian said...

This calls for a celebratory DUH!

Balfegor said...

万歳!
万歳!
万歳!

Fred4Pres said...

I have been watching Olbermann, because his tears are so delicous. They had a live shot of Matthews in some bar with two "sad" ladies on either side of him in the background. Then they panned out and people are laughing, making faces at Matthews, and even the "sad" women go out of character and one of them starts talking on her cell phone and doing the Carol Burnett pulling of the ear thing.

It was awesome.

John Stodder said...

Gloria Borgers, usually uninteresting, says in a column on CNN.com that "Americans trust government less now than they did after Watergate."

She doesn't cite a source, so I can't tell if she's referring to some empirical data or just conjecturing. But if that's true, then Obama and the congressional leadership didn't just misread the public mood. They had it translated into a dead language.

Just Lurking said...

We are the Champions!

Quaestor said...

I've been watching MSNBC since about 8:50PM EST. There's a lot of "proactive" election results analysis which strongly implies that Brown has won it. Now, I must tell you that I choose MSNBC hoping to hear a few mea culpas from the gang of drooling cretins who pass for journalists on that minor league news outlet -- something along the lines of "Yeah, we blew it. We thought America actually wanted the socialist bullshit we routinely peddle here at MSNBC. But Scott Brown's remarkable win here tonight in the Bay State has shown us the light."

But Nooooo... I've just witnessed the most inane, the most incoherent, the most astounding stream of mind rot ever offered on television since Pee-Wee's Playhouse was canceled.

Chris Mathews explained to Oblermann that the reason Coakley lost is because she failed to advocate Obama's 1984-esque Big Brother statist vision for America with a sufficiently friendly face!!!

These people are absolutely without contact with the material plane. If the kind of thinking I witnessed on MSNBC is typical of the Democrats (and former law student's fraud ravings reinforce my perception) then I conclude they are, as an institution, as out to lunch as any political party has been since the Nazis convened in that Berlin bunker back in '45.

The Dems are sooo f'ed!

Joe M. said...

They're calling it for Brown, eh? Wow. I was not expecting that--deliberately keeping my hopes down.

This is funny:
I just went on Google News to check what folks are saying, and the very first story on the main page was a piece from the Washington Post titled "Massachusetts race wasn't a referendum on health-care reform."

Spin, spin, spin away.

John said...

You know who is pissed tonight, Ben Nelson. He sold his sould and ruined his political career for a bill that won't even pass and a bribe he won't ever be able to collect on.

Skeptical said...

Washington Post has called it for Brown

Trooper York said...

Yes Jeremy and his daddy are
sad tonight!

Lem said...

Cradle Of Love - Billy Idol

Palladian said...

Now, don't fuck up, my hairy, handsome little miracle.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Coakley Concedes- Video Here

Chase said...

AP called it for Brown 3 minutes ago.

As to Jeremy?

C'mon everyone. Only engage Jeremy going forward by telling him you won't respond unless he answers for what he wrote here:

what are you little tea bagging babies going to do if brown loses?

i can't wait.


Seriously. If you're tired of him and can't wait to say something in response to Jeremy, here's something to sink your teeth into:

"Hey Jeremy - you lost. Before anyone answers you on anything, what have you got to say about how wrong you were then?" Stay consistent and you'll hit a target, no matter what he tries to say, guaranteed.

Troll or not, visitors here will get it.

And, Congratulations!

vbspurs said...

Meade, I'm so sorry -- I am not yet on Althouse "totally". I'll be back in a bit, but yes, the concession came from Coakley on the phone to Brown. :)

vbspurs said...

GROUP HUG TO ALL WHO WANT ONE!!!

John Stodder said...

I'll speak for Jeremy

Actually, some might recall that Jeremy thought the election would pivot on the disclosure that Brown's campaign did not buy health insurance for its employees. He breathlessly announced this news would "disqualify" Brown.

It's amazing. A whole political philosophy assembled like Frankenstein's monster from a bunch of lame, half-baked "gotchas." That's not just Jeremy, but much of the netroots.

Although, I have to admit, a few of the leading netroots bloggers have been tuned into this election as much as anyone in the independent and conservative camps. Jame Hamsher, Chris Bowers, Taylor Marsh, kudos to you. You didn't buy the crap Obama spin.

t-man said...

Today is my birthday, and after the cards my kids made for me, the best present was hearing that Coakley just called Brown and conceded.

Deborah said...

Acording to Reuters, Coakley conceded to Brown:

BOSTON (Reuters) - Democrat Martha Coakley conceded the U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts to Republican Scott Brown on Tuesday, dealing a sharp blow to President Barack Obama and casting doubt on the fate of a sweeping healthcare overhaul, NBC News said..

Peter V. Bella said...

AP called it for Brown.

Gabriel Hanna said...

Don't get too cocky; as fls reminds us, the vast and powerful Massachusetts Republican party has its thumb on the scale. Wouldn't be wise to read anything into this, especially since the President himself didn't come down and campaign on her behalf or anything, and nobody brought up the 60th vote on health care AT ALL.

john said...

This is Excitable Andy's latest (about 10 minutes ago) blog entry:

Coakley Is Strong In Boston
Looking through the current reporting, it's striking that Coakley's margins are huge in Boston - roughly two to one. There are a lot of votes in Boston and the final tally is not in yet. As I said, this is closer than I expected. But it is a Brown win.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

They're calling it for Brown, eh? Wow. I was not expecting that--deliberately keeping my hopes down.

No SHIT. I figured that they would go screaming,crying,whining and claiming voter fraud for days and days just to delay the process.

I'm thrilled. The snowball has begun to roll down the hill..

Hey Jeremy .....how do you spell BWHAHHHAHAHHHHH

LOL VW: ocramba

"oh caramba...."

vbspurs said...

Scott Brown on Twitter: The People have spoken, thank you!

No, Scott, THANK YOU. BIG TIME.

RLB_IV said...

According to Boston.con, Marcia concedes with 75% reporting.

Money well spent is a rush!

A Freshman Senator on the move... is Senator Brown the Republican Obama in 2012 for POTUS?

Deborah said...

The people have spoken. Now, let's get to work on the rest of those jerks in Washington, and shall we start at the TOP!

t-man said...

Boy. I wonder what Arlen Specter is thinking about now. "Hey, guys? It was all a big joke, can I come back into the Republican caucus?"

John Stodder said...

Andrew Sullivan might have to leave Cape Cod. Too many nihilists!

So where did Sullivan predict Brown would win by more than 7 percent?

He sucks at the expectations game. You have to first have a prediction of a double-digit win, only then you can say it was "surprisingly close."

Lem said...

It's A Miracle - Culture Club

Daniel said...

Happiest night for the GOP since 11/8/94, methinks.

Palladian said...

Looks like Obama's little jet trip to Massachusetts the other day was just as helpful as his little jaunt to Denmark for Chicago's Olympic bid.

Too bad we still had to pay for both trips.

bagoh20 said...

Good point John: Ben Nelson's folly is classic, like some kinda Dickens. I hope the lesson is widely learned.

Lem said...

Ray of Light - Madonna

bagoh20 said...

Oh yea, Specter too, what maroons.

The tea is strong!

Palladian said...

"Happiest night for the GOP since 11/8/94, methinks"

Hopefully the outcome will be happier this time around.

Meade said...

@RLB_IV: I hope Brown proves to be an excellent senator for Massachusetts. But I'd just like to suggest that we NOT elect any more unqualified charismatic freshmen senators to the presidency. Please.

bagoh20 said...

Too bad we still had to pay for both trips.

Do you think even after all these failures (in your face failures) that this young man has accepted that he might be mortal? I don't think so. Not yet.

traditionalguy said...

The Massachusetts minute men have stood their ground and said to Obama and Pelosi "You LIE"! Now let's see how The Obamanation psych-ologists spins this election. Harvard is supposed to be the leading master of the only acceptible truth in this society...and the voters just said that the best laid plans of the Harvard cell of World Rulers have been totally rejected. Obama must be really angry tonight, so get ready for a counter attack thru Obama's Media sock puppets.

Peter V. Bella said...

DEMOCRAT PARTY TO OBAMA:

Next time stay home!

edutcher said...

With a seven point bulge, this one cannot be ACORNed. Soros must be going berzerk(sp?).

former law student said...

OMG! The Love Story dude died too.

Erich Segal? And with the Kennedys no longer a factor in American life, do you know what this means?

The Sixties are finally over (Thank you, God!!!!).

Now all we have to do is convince Barry and Pelosi Galore and the rest of the crypto-communists in DC of it. The only way to do that, of course, is to send most of the House and about a quarter of the Senate to the old crooks' home.

Hey, we might actually get the Republican Party to mean something again.

WV "whiffian" A fragrant ruffian.

bagoh20 said...

Do you think congress might pass an emergency Massachusetts sucks tax.

1jpb said...

I wonder if a new Althouse reader would be confused by the references to Jeremy in this thread?

I can imagine this theoretical blog reader thinking "F this Althouse character; who is this so-called Jeremy that seems to be the central figure on this blog?"

BTW, Wireless internet is awesome. It's great to check the tubes while on the road. Maybe Althouse and Meade could invest in this technology so that they don't need to hang out at Mc-D's because of the need for WiFi.

Lem said...

Peter Frampton - - Show Me The Way

PatCA said...

HUGS TO TOO, VICTORIA!

Life is good tonight. The ship of state has been set aright.

Chef Mojo said...

Yo! Jeremy! How do my teabags taste now, bitch?

wv: fieva - I got a fieva that only dipping teabags will cure!

David said...

Titus said...
Love The Berkshires.

Cramwell Inn


Titus, you are making this up, right?

Quaestor said...

I'm watching Rachel Maddow now, and for the first time I've given more than 10 consecutive seconds of my evening. Based on what I've seen so far my instinct to pass by her leftard screed one my way to the something actually enlightening such as Myth Busters was well founded.

Who in blazes hires these freaks? Is a dishwater personality de riguer at MSNBC? And what is that bulldyke pantsuit look she seems to have adopted in lieu of humor and incisive wit? Am I missing something?

Lem said...

- evil woman - ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Rialby said...

1) I'd like to think my $35 donation to Scott Brown helped.
2) I don't care if Scott Brown turns out to be the next Joe Lieberman/John McCain/Lindsey Graham. Just as long as he votes against HC. Please.

Lem said...

Crossroads - Eric Clapton & Friends

RLB_IV said...

@Meade, I agree with you. My comment was "tongue and cheek".
That spot is already filled with Palin and her fans. Don't get me wrong, she has a place in the debate and she should use it to focus on the issues at hand. Conservatives should not look to elect another American Idol candidate.

Hopefully this election is a harbinger for the future. Can we leave the kids anything less? They deserve better...

Chase said...

`

I wonder if a new Althouse reader would be confused by the references to Jeremy in this thread?


Not really. Nothing as bad for visitors as reading Jeremy on a tear. People I work with finally checked out "Althouse recently and were so turned off because the 2 threads they read had Jeremy continually. It took me a year to get them to even peek, and there done.

So, I wouldn't worry about this thread.

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The Sixties are finally over (Thank you, God!!!!).


Do you realize that starting this year, the "60's" are now 50 years ago?

Comrade X said...
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Lem said...

Crumblin Down - John Mellencamp

Chase said...

And what is that bulldyke pantsuit look she seems to have adopted in lieu of humor and incisive wit?

A little rougher than I would phrase it, but Rachel Maddow's style and wardrobe always reminds me of Communist China under Mao.

Lem said...

- And We Danced - Eric Bazilian of The Hooters .

dancing boots on the ground ;)

Comrade X said...

for althouse readers:

Gene Gene The Dancing Machine!

Pogo said...

The spin will be that the race meant nothing about health care or Obama, but just a loss due to a lackluster campaigner. Then they'll double down, and try to rush the health care bill through.

The question is whether Democrats facing a fall election will believe Obama and their Congressional leaders that the public will be happy come November, as the economy will surely be better by then.

The actual voter message seems obvious to me, and it ain't about being happy with their efforts thus far.

I'm curious why they seem able to believe their own hype.

Chase said...

Democrat Senator Jim Webb says "Seat Brown now"

Sen. Jim Webb (D., Va.) tells CNN: It would "only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Brown is seated."

"In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process. It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To that end, I believe it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated."

But Sen. Reid says not so fast:

"We welcome Scott Brown to the Senate and will move to seat him as soon as the proper paperwork has been received"

Lem said...

More than A Feeling - Boston

Lem said...

Goodbye To You - Scandal

Rialby said...

Moderate Dems in red states are desperately hoping that Scott Brown will save them from this mess that could spell the end of their careers. Webb, Landrieu, Nelson, Bayh, etc.

bagoh20 said...

"Death Panels"

Lem said...

'True Faith' - New Order live..

bagoh20 said...

Now I can say it: I think Coakley is cute.

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