Either way we end up screwed. I think the only good thing is that it looks like Reid, Pelosi and the White House are finally looking for ways to get things done some other way. I don’t know that anything will come from it, but the attitude has changed, and that COULD end up being a good sign.
Since you’re the one person in my corner of the blogosphere who’s said a kind word, I’d love to hear why you were on board with Coakley, heart and soul. The national media is mostly just laying out the many strategic mistakes her campaign made, along with a few of her blunders involving baseball and some vague references to her law-and-order cred resting on the death of innocents. I would love to hear an alternative perspective from the inside.
Well, I use the term “love” loosely. I love Coakley as I loved Hillary: because she is a relatively “liberal” Democrat. For Coakley, this is essentially the whole of why I Love her.
I generally avoid media coverage of everything b/c it’s bullshit that contributes to feelings of despair. All I can report from the ground is that about 1 week before the actual election, Massachusetts was SATURATED with Scott Brown propaganda. It was showing up in the one-liner advertisement above our GMAIL INBOXES! And in the advertisement side bars on your Facebook! People standing on corners with SB signs in every town. Crazy MONEY $$$$$$ WINS! What a surprise.
AND, AND, if I may, he posed NUDE in Cosmo back in the 80’s. Now what if COAKLEY had done that?? Dirty Slut Unfit for Office. That’s what. Grrr!
Yes, but we could also have marooned him on a desert island with some trail mix and a couple of Lost DVDs. Probably more effective, too. You know that saying about bad pennies.
It seems like she’s getting more flack for her crappy campaign than the Democratic leadership has for its crappy fucking year. She didn’t run a good campaign, but she wouldn’t have had to fight that hard if the administration and its water-carriers hadn’t been screwing the pooch for eleven and a half months. It seems kinda sexist to me, but I have that vivid feminist imagination.
Piny, if (as I understood from some earlier comments), you’re currently in Cambodia – well, you picked a good year to be gone. It’s been painful, watching even the most moderately liberal ideas get pilloried as “Nazi/socialist” and then tossed onto the scrap heap of history.
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