…and yet Congress, at the behest of King Zero, continues to work against the will of the people.
This says as much or more about the character of the liberal senatorial candidate from Massachusetts, Martha Coakley – who, incidentally, is the Massachusetts Attorney General - than anything else that could be proven of her to date.
Coakley actually stood right there and witnessed a reporter from the Weekly Standard being assaulted by a campaign staffer, and did absolutely nothing about it.
Assault and battery is a crime. Even in Massachusetts. Martha Coakley is Massachusetts’ cheif law enforcement officer. Are you beginning to understand the problem we have here?
It is being reported by Ed Morrissey at Hot Air that the assailant may be a man by the name of Michael Meehan of Blue Line Strategic Communications, “…who has worked for John Kerry, Maria Cantwell, and was sent to Massachusetts by the DSCC to handle “messaging” for Coakley.”
Like seemingly everyone else in this once semi-respectable party, Coakley is a disgrace, and the good people of Massachusetts, ragardless of political affiliation, should be embarrassed and ashamed to have this woman claiming to represent them.
Hot Air has the story, along with a video and pictures of the assault, and a good still photo of the assailant.
Via the Boston Globe:
A major national union supporting Democrat Martha Coakley is taking out a massive TV ad buy that slams her Republican rival, Scott Brown, for his positions on abortion and climate change.
The ad taken out by the Service Employees International Union, will begin airing statewide tomorrow. The buy size is $685,000, one of the largest of the election.
“Before you vote for Senate, here’s a few things you should know about Scott Brown,” says a narrator in the 30-second spot. The narrator then says he “has repeatedly opposed a woman’s right to choose” and he “expresses skepticism that climate change is being caused by humans.”
“No wonder Brown’s campaign is being supported by the same extremist group that backs Sarah Palin,” the narrator says. “Martha Coakley for Senate. Massachusetts values.”
This is $685,000 of SEIU money (probably stimulus money) that will be funding television ads attacking Scott Brown during this final week before the election.
This Coakley woman is a nasty. nasty piece of work and absolutely must be stopped before she reaches the senate and becomes another reliable far-left vote. Scott Brown is the man who can stop her, who can stop Obamacare, and break the Dem’s stranglehold on the senate.
Please donate whatever you can, even if only just a few bucks.
Here’s Scott Brown with Greta Van Susteren last night. Good interview, worth a watch to get an idea of who Scott Brown is and where he stands.
On January 19, Massachusetts will hold a special election to fill the senate seat vacated by the recently departed Ted Kennedy. Conventional wisdom says the seat will go to a democrat in this most liberal of northeastern states, but these are not conventional times; Republican Scott Brown is mounting a very serious challenge for this seat and actually has a very legitimate shot at winning it.
The Massachusetts Democrats are nervous, and with good reason: Scott Brown, currently a state senator, is the real deal, and has gained a tremendous amount of momentum and support over the past couple of weeks. And since his election to the United States senate would break the Dem’s critical 60-seat filibuster-proof supermajority, his campaign has gained national interest due to its high-stakes nature and the potential that it carries to stop the Obama machine dead in its tracks. Brown has stated in no uncertain terms that if seated in time, he will absolutely vote against Obamacare, thereby killing it in the Senate unless another Republican (ie Snowe, Collins) crosses over.
This morning, Scott Brown’s campaign started a drive to raise $500,000 in one day. They hit that number right around 4pm. They then raised the goal to $750,000 and reached it by 6:30pm.
By midnight, the Scott Brown campaign had raised $1,303,302.50!
However, the fight promises to get intense in this final week before the election. The anti-Brown attack ads have already started in earnest on both television and radio, the DNC has sent their National Press Secretary Hari Sevugan to ‘help out’ – and apparently ‘helping out’ means bringing Sarah Palin’s name inexplicably into the fray – and Bill Clinton himself is set to campaign for Coakley.
Scott Brown needs our support. He can win this thing, break the Democrat supermajority, and stop the Obamacare debacle.
I’ll leave you with what I feel was one of the highlights of this evening’s debate between Brown and Coakley:
Two videos – the first is of Barack Obama on the campaign trail promising over and over that the healthcare negotiations would be covered on CSPAN, the second is of Robert Gibbs refusing to directly answer press corps reporters questions today (Jan 6, 2010) about this very obvious and very, very major lie.
Now here’s Gibbs on January 6, 2010 (turn volume up, it’s a little low):
It’s worth pointing out with regards to Gibbs’ assertion in this video that “we covered this yesterday”, well, the reality is he ducked the question then, too.
Robert Gibbs, ladies and gentlemen, possible the only man in Washington, DC even more despicable than King Zero.
At 7:15 this morning, Obamacare passed the senate 60-39. It took over a billion dollars in taxpayer-funded bribes by Harry Reid to ‘holdout’ democrat senators to get it done, but by God he did it.
It’ll be a miracle if some of these senators don’t start getting bricks through their office windows (no, I’m not advocating).
From The Hill:
The Senate approved sweeping healthcare reform legislation by the narrowest of partisan margins early Christmas Eve morning, placing President Barack Obama closer than ever to signing a longtime Democratic priority into law.
The 60 to 39 tally split directly along partisan lines with Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) absent, underscoring not only the great divide between Democrats and Republicans but also the deftness with which Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) at long last united his fractious caucus by offering key compromises to centrists but keeping liberals in the fold.
Nice spin by The Hill writer Jeffrey Young, who is completely misrepresenting how Reid got the votes; there were no ‘compromises’, these senators were bought outright. With our money. Second, if this vote tells you anything, it should be that there are zero centrists in the Democratic party regardless of those who try to appear as such. These men and women – including my own patently dishonest and staggeringly incompetent senator Kay Hagan – are typical of the morally and ethically bankrupt leftists who now control (and support, for that matter) the Democrat party, and whose principles are governed solely by the highest bidder.
Elections. Have. Consequences.
From Sarah Palin’s Facebook page:
Midnight Votes, Backroom Deals, and a Death Panel
Last weekend while you were preparing for the holidays with your family, Harry Reid’s Senate was making shady backroom deals to ram through the Democrat health care take-over. The Senate ended debate on this bill without even reading it. That and midnight weekend votes seem to be standard operating procedures in D.C. No one is certain of what’s in the bill, but Senator Jim DeMint spotted one shocking revelation regarding the section in the bill describing the Independent Medicare Advisory Board (now called the Independent Payment Advisory Board), which is a panel of bureaucrats charged with cutting health care costs on the backs of patients – also known as rationing. Apparently Reid and friends have changed the rules of the Senate so that the section of the bill dealing with this board can’t be repealed or amended without a 2/3 supermajority vote. Senator DeMint said:
“This is a rule change. It’s a pretty big deal. We will be passing a new law and at the same time creating a senate rule that makes it out of order to amend or even repeal the law. I’m not even sure that it’s constitutional, but if it is, it most certainly is a senate rule. I don’t see why the majority party wouldn’t put this in every bill. If you like your law, you most certainly would want it to have force for future senates. I mean, we want to bind future congresses. This goes to the fundamental purpose of senate rules: to prevent a tyrannical majority from trampling the rights of the minority or of future congresses.”
In other words, Democrats are protecting this rationing “death panel” from future change with a procedural hurdle. You have to ask why they’re so concerned about protecting this particular provision. Could it be because bureaucratic rationing is one important way Democrats want to “bend the cost curve” and keep health care spending down?
The Congressional Budget Office seems to think that such rationing has something to do with cost. In a letter to Harry Reid last week, CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf noted (with a number of caveats) that the bill’s calculations call for a reduction in Medicare’s spending rate by about 2 percent in the next two decades, but then he writes the kicker:
“It is unclear whether such a reduction in the growth rate could be achieved, and if so, whether it would be accomplished through greater efficiencies in the delivery of health care or would reduce access to care or diminish the quality of care.”
Though Nancy Pelosi and friends have tried to call “death panels” the “lie of the year,” this type of rationing – what the CBO calls “reduc[ed] access to care” and “diminish[ed] quality of care” – is precisely what I meant when I used that metaphor.
This health care bill is one of the most far-reaching and expensive expansions of the role of government into our lives. We’re talking about putting one-seventh of our economy under the government’s thumb. We’re also talking about something as intimate to our personal well-being as medical care.
This bill is so unpopular that people on the right and the left hate it. So why go through with it? The Senate is planning to vote on this on Christmas Eve. Why the rush? Though we will begin paying for this bill immediately, we will see no benefits for years. (That’s the trick that allowed the CBO to state that the bill won’t grow the deficit for the next ten years.)
The administration’s promises of transparency and bipartisanship have been broken one by one. This entire process has been defined by midnight votes on weekends, closed-door meetings with industry lobbyists, and payoffs to politicians willing to sell their principles for sweetheart deals. Is it any wonder that Americans are so disillusioned with their leaders in Washington?
This is about politics, not health care. Americans don’t want this bill. Americans don’t like this bill. Washington has stopped listening to us. But we’re paying attention, and 2010 is coming.
- Sarah Palin
There’s no point in me talking about Ben Nelson’s sellout to Reid. I called it yesterday; it was a done deal before they ever sat down to talk about it, and you’ve already read about it all over the place anyway.
Really, there’s no need to talk about this healthcare bill at all anymore. It will pass no matter what – massive public outcry, dismal and dropping-like-a-stone approval numbers for both democrats and the bill notwithstanding.
The Democrats haven’t worked in the best interests of our country in years, but never have they been so blatantly dishonest and corrupt…hell, they barely attempt to conceal it anymore. Eric Holder’s blind eye to the Black Panther voter intimidation case, ACORN’s funding being restored by some leftist judge who asserted that ACORN had a right – yes, a right – to public funding, the healthcare scam, the cap-and-trade scam, climategate and the dog-and-pony show that is Copenhagen, the senate’s latest massive, massive attempted power grab that will take giant steps towards infringing private property rights, radicall leftists firmly and widely entrenched in the highest levels of government…..do I need to go on?
You don’t need to be a constitutional scholar to put the pieces together on this one. The Democrat party, now fully controlled by the radical left, is well on its way to securing control over:
With the 2010 census coming, ACORN back in the money, and an amnesty bill in the works, there’s a reason that the Democrats don’t seem concerned about the 2010 midterms. Why do you suppose that is?
Each and every single one of us who really understands the true danger of what Obama and his people are doing needs to ask some hard questions of themselves; primarily, ‘how hard am I willing to fight to defend my country?’
We’re hearing some talk about a national strike on January 20, 2010 to coincide with King Zero’s state of the union speech.
While it remains to be seen if this idea goes anywhere, Conservative Nation supports this idea and encourages all our readers to participate and spread the word.