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(Boston Herald)   Massachusetts Republicans point out they won the Senate three years ago with a nobody. Lucky for them they have nobody this time   (bostonherald.com) divider line 28
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2013-02-04 10:46:01 AM  
Helps when the Democratic opponent is so clueless she insults a Curt Schilling  as well as literally goes on vacation during the campaign.
 
2013-02-04 10:49:36 AM  
Brown was the MA GOP's great white dope... He's not running.

There isn't another Republican in MA, who is charismatic enough to get democrats and unenrolled voters to vote for them.

The MA GOP is basically a chocolate teacup... Pretty much useless.
 
2013-02-04 11:10:29 AM  

meat0918: Helps when the Democratic opponent is so clueless she insults a Curt Schilling  as well as literally goes on vacation during the campaign.


What kind of idiot would do something like that?
 
2013-02-04 11:11:38 AM  

BMulligan: meat0918: Helps when the Democratic opponent is so clueless she insults a Curt Schilling  as well as literally goes on vacation during the campaign.

What kind of idiot would do something like that?


Hotlink fail. Imagine there was a picture of Newt Gingrich in there somewhere.
 
2013-02-04 11:12:07 AM  

BMulligan: meat0918: Helps when the Democratic opponent is so clueless she insults a Curt Schilling  as well as literally goes on vacation during the campaign.

What kind of idiot would do something like that?


Martha Coakley, who thought she literally just had to put her name on the ballot to win.  She probably could have murdered a baby and she still would have thought she could win.
 
2013-02-04 11:18:24 AM  

TheSelphie: BMulligan: meat0918: Helps when the Democratic opponent is so clueless she insults a Curt Schilling  as well as literally goes on vacation during the campaign.

What kind of idiot would do something like that?

Martha Coakley, who thought she literally just had to put her name on the ballot to win.  She probably could have murdered a baby and she still would have thought she could win.


I hope everyone associated with that campaign is never involved in politics again.
 
2013-02-04 11:32:01 AM  

TheSelphie: BMulligan: meat0918: Helps when the Democratic opponent is so clueless she insults a Curt Schilling  as well as literally goes on vacation during the campaign.

What kind of idiot would do something like that?

Martha Coakley, who thought she literally just had to put her name on the ballot to win.  She probably could have murdered a baby and she still would have thought she could win.


Yes, I know. I was trying to make a joke at Newt Gingrich's expense. I failed, and shuffled away in shame.
 
2013-02-04 11:38:08 AM  
I think a no name is really the GOP's only shot.  They need someone who doesn't have the stink of the current GOP on him/her, someone who can be a new kind of Republican.
 
2013-02-04 11:51:03 AM  

Xythero: I think a no name is really the GOP's only shot.  They need someone who doesn't have the stink of the current GOP on him/her, someone who can be a new kind of Republican.


Except, by running as a Republican, they smear the stink all over themselves. Any Republicans worth a damn have been chased out of the party, and anyone who CHOOSES to associate with the modern GOP is either stupid, an asshole, or both.
 
2013-02-04 12:10:01 PM  

BMulligan: BMulligan: meat0918: Helps when the Democratic opponent is so clueless she insults a Curt Schilling  as well as literally goes on vacation during the campaign.

What kind of idiot would do something like that?

Hotlink fail. Imagine there was a picture of Newt Gingrich in there somewhere.


I forgot about that.
 
2013-02-04 12:17:04 PM  
I thought the Republicans tanked Rice so that Obama would offer the Secretary of State job to Kerry, and Republicans could win his Senate seat.

How did that not work out for them?
 
2013-02-04 12:24:33 PM  

Xythero: I think a no name is really the GOP's only shot.  They need someone who doesn't have the stink of the current GOP on him/her, someone who can be a new kind of Republican.


I think we just need a new kind of Republican, altogether
 
2013-02-04 12:39:09 PM  

somedude210: Xythero: I think a no name is really the GOP's only shot.  They need someone who doesn't have the stink of the current GOP on him/her, someone who can be a new kind of Republican.

I think we just need a new kind of Republican, altogether


I think MA fell for that once after ~40 years of just voting Kennedy and they learned their lesson then sent Scott Brown (a very moderate Republican) home.
 
2013-02-04 12:53:45 PM  

monoski: I think MA fell for that once after ~40 years of just voting Kennedy and they learned their lesson then sent Scott Brown (a very moderate Republican) home.


HA! Scott wasn't moderate. He came off as such, but the man couldn't think for himself. He only started voting bipartisan once he realized he's gonna have to fight for the seat. Thankfully, enough of us were aware that he was voting for the party the first year and phoning it in for the second. Man then went douchey in the campaign/debates and we decided "whoooooa, not gonna vote that dumbass in again"

/also had Romney advisors running his campaign, which may explain a lot
//If he stayed as moderate as he was when he first ran, he would've won easily
 
2013-02-04 01:03:13 PM  

somedude210: Man then went douchey in the campaign/debates and we decided "whoooooa, not gonna vote that dumbass in again"


He really just came across as a complete douche bag in those debates with Warren. Never mind he was heavy on rhetoric and political attacks, but light on any actually policy... His voting record also contradicted his "moderate Republican" bullshiat.

His supporters didn't help him either...
 
2013-02-04 01:18:48 PM  

keylock71: somedude210: Man then went douchey in the campaign/debates and we decided "whoooooa, not gonna vote that dumbass in again"

He really just came across as a complete douche bag in those debates with Warren. Never mind he was heavy on rhetoric and political attacks, but light on any actually policy... His voting record also contradicted his "moderate Republican" bullshiat.

His supporters didn't help him either...


What made it better was that he was word for word the national republican platform for the race and denied it at every chance despite it being shown that yes, you're saying the same shiat as any other Republican in any other race is saying, minus the rape stuff.

This is why you don't try and run a national platform as a local race
 
2013-02-04 01:41:31 PM  
Scott Brown wasn't a nobody, he was a pretty well know State Senator.
 
2013-02-04 01:54:09 PM  

somedude210: keylock71: somedude210: Man then went douchey in the campaign/debates and we decided "whoooooa, not gonna vote that dumbass in again"

He really just came across as a complete douche bag in those debates with Warren. Never mind he was heavy on rhetoric and political attacks, but light on any actually policy... His voting record also contradicted his "moderate Republican" bullshiat.

His supporters didn't help him either...

What made it better was that he was word for word the national republican platform for the race and denied it at every chance despite it being shown that yes, you're saying the same shiat as any other Republican in any other race is saying, minus the rape stuff.

This is why you don't try and run a national platform as a local race


Pretty much...

The thing that was strange was Brown continued the "Indian ancestry" line of attack when poll after poll showed the voters in the Commonwealth didn't give a shiat about the "controversy"... Then he tried to say she was an attack dog for large corporations and screwed over MA residents... Uh, what?

He did whatever he could to avoid talking about his voting record and his condescending attitude towards Warren dovetailed nicely with the shiatty attitudes toward women, in general, the GOP put on display during the 2012 elections.
 
2013-02-04 01:56:25 PM  

keylock71: He did whatever he could to avoid talking about his voting record and his condescending attitude towards Warren dovetailed nicely with the shiatty attitudes toward women, in general, the GOP put on display during the 2012 elections.


The "House full of Women" thing was stupid the first time but when he repeated it, it became clear that he- and his staff- honestly had no idea how offensive that was.
 
2013-02-04 01:59:07 PM  

enry: TheSelphie: BMulligan: meat0918: Helps when the Democratic opponent is so clueless she insults a Curt Schilling  as well as literally goes on vacation during the campaign.

What kind of idiot would do something like that?

Martha Coakley, who thought she literally just had to put her name on the ballot to win.  She probably could have murdered a baby and she still would have thought she could win.

I hope everyone associated with that campaign is never involved in politics again.


might've been for the best. iirc, she made one campaign rally appearance and was barely able to shake hands competently. i'd imagine we might've seen mitt romney level of competence if they didn't hide her.
 
2013-02-04 02:00:49 PM  

what_now: keylock71: He did whatever he could to avoid talking about his voting record and his condescending attitude towards Warren dovetailed nicely with the shiatty attitudes toward women, in general, the GOP put on display during the 2012 elections.

The "House full of Women" thing was stupid the first time but when he repeated it, it became clear that he- and his staff- honestly had no idea how offensive that was.


Indeed...

"I've been fightin' for wimmin's rights since I was six!"

*rolls eyes*
 
2013-02-04 02:36:48 PM  

meat0918: Helps when the Democratic opponent is so clueless she insults a Curt Schilling  as well as literally goes on vacation during the campaign.


Well, a lot of politicians go on vacation during campaign, if they're long and brutal enough (like the last few Presidential ones).

What really failed for Martha Coakley was her campaign slogan:

I'm a Democrat, Where's My Seat?
 
2013-02-04 03:25:22 PM  

keylock71: The thing that was strange was Brown continued the "Indian ancestry" line of attack when poll after poll showed the voters in the Commonwealth didn't give a shiat about the "controversy"... Then he tried to say she was an attack dog for large corporations and screwed over MA residents... Uh, what?

He did whatever he could to avoid talking about his voting record and his condescending attitude towards Warren dovetailed nicely with the shiatty attitudes toward women, in general, the GOP put on display during the 2012 elections.


It was a repeat because the whole campaign was run by the national party. This is why they fail
 
2013-02-04 03:48:38 PM  

somedude210: monoski: I think MA fell for that once after ~40 years of just voting Kennedy and they learned their lesson then sent Scott Brown (a very moderate Republican) home.

HA! Scott wasn't moderate. He came off as such, but the man couldn't think for himself. He only started voting bipartisan once he realized he's gonna have to fight for the seat. Thankfully, enough of us were aware that he was voting for the party the first year and phoning it in for the second. Man then went douchey in the campaign/debates and we decided "whoooooa, not gonna vote that dumbass in again"

/also had Romney advisors running his campaign, which may explain a lot
//If he stayed as moderate as he was when he first ran, he would've won easily


When I call him moderate I am comparing him to the likes of a Santorum or other extreme right GOP candidate.
 
2013-02-04 06:06:15 PM  
At this point there are two Republicans in MA. One's getting disillusioned with how psychotic the party has become, and the other needs to check his ID to remember his own gorram name.
 
2013-02-04 06:30:43 PM  

Saborlas: At this point there are two Republicans in MA. One's getting disillusioned with how psychotic the party has become, and the other needs to check his ID to remember his own gorram name.


....you don't get beyond Boston much, do you? The 495 belt is all white collar republicans, hell the area between 495 and 95/93/128 is white collar republicans
 
2013-02-04 06:38:10 PM  

somedude210: Saborlas: At this point there are two Republicans in MA. One's getting disillusioned with how psychotic the party has become, and the other needs to check his ID to remember his own gorram name.

....you don't get beyond Boston much, do you? The 495 belt is all white collar republicans, hell the area between 495 and 95/93/128 is white collar republicans


I was making a joke. :P
 
2013-02-04 07:27:51 PM  

Saborlas: somedude210: Saborlas: At this point there are two Republicans in MA. One's getting disillusioned with how psychotic the party has become, and the other needs to check his ID to remember his own gorram name.

....you don't get beyond Boston much, do you? The 495 belt is all white collar republicans, hell the area between 495 and 95/93/128 is white collar republicans

I was making a joke. :P


Yes, I know. but there has been an awful lot of non-MA speculation that's somewhere in la-la land in terms of reality. Just double checking with your sanity :P
 
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