MSNBC's Ed Schultz apparently doesn't believe in this whole "democracy" thing we've got going on here in the United States of America. You know — where citizens get to vote for their elected officials and the one with the most votes wins? (Please don't bore me with the "Gore won in 2000" whining. He didn't. In fact, it was his choice to go for a manual recount only in four cherry-picked Florida counties where he thought he might do best, rather than a statewide recount, because he knew Bush beat him in Florida.)
You gotta hand it to those executives of TV stations in and around Massachusetts. Somehow they’ve managed to rake in extra millions of dollars in political ads.
Panicky Democrats and their supporters are suddenly pumping in the big bucks to rescue a Senate race that was considered such a forgone victory for their party less than a month ago.
Republicans are doing the same thing, as they smell blood in the Bay State waters and a chance to hugely embarrass the Dems where it is deep blue, a wrenching mortification considering they would be taking away the seat that was Edward Kennedy's for 47 years until his death last August.
Is this a repeat of Copenhagen?
Remember when the president traveled to the Danish capital in order to win the Olympics for his home town of Chicago, only to be humiliated when the IOC gave the Windy City the heave-ho in the first round?
The president today traveled to Boston in order to save Martha Coakley’s faltering campaign to fill the seat of Sen. Ted Kennedy.
To Massachusetts voters who may be liberal Democrats, moderate or liberal independents, and first-time voters from 2006 or 2008, the message for this Martin Luther King weekend is: Vote, vote, vote.
No one among Washington insiders has argued more aggressively and consistently than I have that the president and Democratic Congress have failed to fight hard enough for the change we believe in, the values we stand for and the mandate we thought we had won in 2006 and 2008. And no one has warned others in Washington, who have eyes that don't see and ears that don't hear, that this failure to fight will lead to substantial voter depression from too many of our previous supporters in 2010.
To Massachusetts voters who may be liberal Democrats, moderate or liberal independents, and first time voters from 2006 or 2008 message for this Martin Luther King weekend is: vote, vote, vote.
No-one among Washington insiders has argued more aggressively and consistently than I have that the President and Democratic Congress have failed to fight hard enough for the change we believe in, the values we stand for, and the mandate we thought we had won in 2006 and 2008. And no-one has warned others in Washington, who have ears that don't see and ears that don't hear, that this failure to fight will lead to substantial voter depression from too many of our previous supporters in 2010.
If there are any betting men and women here, I am taking bets that New York will not elect a senator who is a Merrill Lynch millionaire from Tennessee who likes a good pedicure and has had more changed positions than Madonna in “Truth or Dare.” Anyone who wants to bet Ford will be elected, please get in touch with me, ASAP.
Let’s get real. This should not even be a close race. Not just because of the politics of the state but because of the clear comparison between the qualifications and views of the two candidates. Nevertheless, I am not even going to go there.
I am going to surprise some of my friends on the right by arguing that should disaster strike the Democrats and Brown emerge victorious next Tuesday, delaying seating him for a month or more would be a big mistake. No, I will go further — I will say that such a move would carry with it consequences that could undermine the Democratic Party, our candidates in 2010 and beyond, and destroy our credibility.
The Chicago Gang’s strategy of taxing the unborn of future generations is a clever variation of the old-school tactic of reaching out to the dead when getting out the vote. It was standard practice generations back in Southie, where half of my family is from. It worked in Chicago too, no doubt. The Irish elders say that these practices stopped when Jack Kennedy came along. It was a moment of transcendence for us. Jack Kennedy had determined that we, the Boston Irish, were actually ready for democracy, and some of us actually were.
What a load of crap this jobs summit is. Every time the president wants to highlight a subject, he invites people down to the White House to talk it out.
I wouldn’t be surprised if at the end of the “jobs summit” he asks everyone to embrace in one big group hug.
But the American people don’t need any seminars. They don’t need a group hug. They need jobs. And the president’s agenda doesn’t have much about job creation, and never really had had much about job creation.