keylock71: Markey's no prize, but it'll be a cold day in hell before I vote for a typical republican douche bag like Gomez.Another clown in the mold of Scott Brown... He'll take a good game about "bipartisanship" and "compromise and moderation" and then when it matters, he'll vote exactly how the national GOP wants him to vote.No, thanks.
somedude210: Markey and Lynch were both part of the pledge and did a decent job of keeping it, even if Markey never disavowed that crazy environmentalist. Still leaps and bounds better than Gomey admitting he won't think for himself
keylock71: Agreed. Gomez is basically saying he's willing to take money from the same teabagger groups and other conservative SuperPACs that funneled money in support of Scott Brown.We rejected Scott Brown and sent him back to the private sector where he belongs. Last thing I want to see is another "moderate Republican" sent back to Washington from the Commonwealth. I have no interest in reforming the GOP. They've amply proved the don't give a shiat about people like my family, so fark 'em. I see no reason to reward their shiattiness.
somedude210: ay have been a navy seal...
s2s2s2: He's just following Obama's example. Oh wait, he didn't agree to it first, THEN change course mid campaign? NM.
Muta: He wants Koch cash.
Wellon Dowd: I'm taking one pledge and one pledge only: to protect and defend the Constitution.Grover isn't going to like that.
Because People in power are Stupid: There's only one Gomez
Lord_Baull: Deflections at maximum, captian!
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s2s2s2: I'm guessing he's a terrible politician with terrible ideas.
s2s2s2: Lord_Baull: Deflections at maximum, captian!Nah, I just don't give a crap. Fark this guy. I'd say giving a shiat about this is pretty pointless.Dude made a choice about his funding that he is allowed to make. I'm guessing he's a terrible politician with terrible ideas.
Lord_Baull: Right, you don't give a crap, but nevertheless took advantage of a pointless opportunity to insert a red herring into the thread.
TheSelphie: I hope Markey farks this guy in the arse come June. It's pretty sad that his main criticism of Markey in the past few days is that he has TOO MUCH experience. As opposed to his absolutely zero experience?
s2s2s2: Lord_Baull: Right, you don't give a crap, but nevertheless took advantage of a pointless opportunity to insert a red herring into the thread.I'm just trying to find out why you care, now.
what_now: Markey has a voting history to tear apart, which Gomez will comb through and use to his advantage. In 30 years he's had some bad votesPersonally, Markey's voting history is EXACTLY why he won't get my vote. I think he probably reflects my values well and we probably agree on almost everything, but I will not vote for someone who voted for the Iraq War.Not that there's a chance in hell I'll vote for Gomez of course. Or any other Republican.
Satanic_Hamster: And if Gomez wins and the Republicans pick up another Senate seat, you lose all rights to ever complain about politics again. Ever. For the rest of your life. Or at least a week.
what_now: No, I most certainly do not. I can vote for whomever I choose, and continue to biatch and moan.I'll spend 14 hours at the polls on election day. That's my civic duty.
what_now: Satanic_Hamster: And if Gomez wins and the Republicans pick up another Senate seat, you lose all rights to ever complain about politics again. Ever. For the rest of your life. Or at least a week.No, I most certainly do not. I can vote for whomever I choose, and continue to biatch and moan.I'll spend 14 hours at the polls on election day. That's my civic duty.
Satanic_Hamster: what_now: No, I most certainly do not. I can vote for whomever I choose, and continue to biatch and moan.I'll spend 14 hours at the polls on election day. That's my civic duty.That's a lot of polling.
vygramul: You'd be surprised how long poll workers have to stay after the polls close.
vygramul: Seriously, though, just like silence=death, allowing someone WORSE to get elected is not doing you, your principles, or anyone else any favors. I can understand not wanting to compromise on principle, and I would encourage voting against him in the primaries, but I'd caution before cutting off your nose to spite your face.
Satanic_Hamster: But then you couldn't be as smug about it! Sure you helped another Ted Cruz wannabe get into the Senate, but you stopped someone who wasn't as bad from getting in and that's all that matters. I mean, what's the worse thing that can happen, especially if we can get people to do the same thing in other states? If we punish the nation enough by getting more tea baggers elected to state and federal offices, there's no possible negative consequence and immediately next election the Democrats will nominate The Perfect Candidates who will wave their magic wands and fix the nation immediate and then you can dance around in your tights singing "I never compromised my principals lalalalallaala" and there will be punch and cake served.
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