Massachusetts Senate Race

Normally, I wouldn’t care about senate races in states I don’t live in, but seeing as I grew up outside of Boston, I can only wonder what in the hell is going in the Bay State?  I don’t know much, but I do know that even if Martha Coakley is your best senatorial candidate for the Democratic Party, in the world I grew up in, it was still inconceivable that a Republican candidate would even be within sniffing distance?

So what THE HELL Massachusetts? Are you really going to give not just Ted Kennedy’s senate seat, but his brother John’s before that to a teabagger best known for having a daughter finish somewhere between 8th and 13th place on American Idol and a newscaster wife?

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  • jamesfurbush January 18, 2010, 12:11 am

    I never said Democrats have dibs on Kennedy's former seat, I'm just amazed that a Republican candidate has a realistic shot of winning it. Remember, this is a state with 10 congressman, all democrats, that has legalized same-sex marriage and essentially legalized marijuana. So, yes, it's a bit shocking that Scott Brown has a chance.

    Be that as it may, you're delusional if you think there could be any other sort of government besides a "big" one. Big government has won; the appropriate question is whether or not the government can balance it's books and not spend more revenue than it generates (fiscal conservatism, something, ahem the liberal Bill Clinton did very well and the conservative George W. Bush did poorly).

    The problem I have with the Teabaggers is that during Dubya's presidency, which was one of the worst in terms of balancing a budget, they weren't around, but miraculously showed up within weeks of Obama being sworn into office. That's just infuriating.

  • lynn January 17, 2010, 10:09 pm

    You've got to be kidding me…Liberals don't have dibbs on the so called "kennedy seat" – that seat belongs to the people of Massachusetts. And ….whether want to believe it or not, the Tea Party Movement is made up of Democrats AND Repulicans and Independents who are sick of big government, and tax and spend methods. We want our country back…and I think a lot of people in Massachusetts must be feeling the same way.

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