Apparently it’s not just cock-eyed optimists like me who think Dino Rossi has an excellent shot at defeating Patty Murry. The Seattle Times reports that President Obama will be in Seattle next week to rally the faithful for the Senate’s “Second-Largest-Recipient-Of-Lobbyist-Cash” in Tennis Shoes.
All the Washington (D.C., that is) glitterati are pitching in to campaign for Murray: Vice President Joe Biden (twice!), Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton and now, the President himself. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand why – Patty Murray is a reliable vote for the far left, progressive agenda of President Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, voting with her party 96% of the time and scoring an ACU rating of zero for 2009 (lifetime rating, 2.74).
One wonders if anyone in the White House realizes that the President isn’t really all that popular anymore…even in Metro Seattle. Heh. We can hope his efforts will be as helpful for Murray as they were for Martha Coakley.
For a campaign flier so vile, I’m surprised anyone – even the Massachusetts Democrat Machine – thought it would be a good idea. You can see the flier and find some details here.
The hypocrisy of the flier is staggering. Massachusetts Democrats manage to get one thing right; there are some places that politics don’t belong…then they proceed to go there.
…An unsuccessful legislative amendment in 2005 that Brown sponsored, which would have allowed hospital employees to deny rape victims an emergency contraceptive on religious grounds. The facility would have had to have someone else available to administer the contraceptive, or refer the victim to another facility at no additional cost. The amendment was attached to a bill that he ultimately voted for, which required emergency rooms to provide the contraceptives to rape victims.
Even while relaying the facts of the situation, the Boston Globe can’t resist framing it in the most negative way possible: “deny rape victims an emergency contraceptive.” I prefer to think of it as “balancing the rights of one individual with the rights of another.”
The flier comes with a double dose of hypocrisy, especially brazen under the circumstances.
When you contrast that with Martha Coakley’s lack of concern for a 23 month old rape victim during the same year, you have a concrete example of which of the two cares less. In October of that year, Keith Winfield of Melrose raped his 23 month old niece with a hot object, which police believed was a curling iron. Martha, who was the Middlesex County DA at the time, oversaw the Grand Jury, which reviewed the evidence and took NO ACTION. After a criminal complaint and intense pressure from the mother, charges were filed. At which point, Martha’s office RECOMMENDED NO CASH BAIL, and that this diddler be released on PERSONAL RECOGNIZANCE for trial.
So the Democrats send out a flier implying that Scott Brown lacks even a basic level of empathy for rape victims, while their own candidate set free and ultimately declined to prosecute a man who raped a toddler with a hot curling iron. A man who was successfully prosecuted by her successor. Nice.
With Scott Brown in the role of Luke Skywalker and the Massachusetts Democrat Machine cast as the evil Empire.
If Scott Brown pulls off a win in Massachusetts, I’ll have real hope that Patty Murray and Jay Inslee can be defeated next November.
A couple of interesting points from the article.
Yet even in the bluest state, it appears Kennedy’s quest for universal health care has fallen out of favor, with 51 percent of voters saying they oppose the “national near-universal health-care package” and 61 percent saying they believe the government cannot afford to pay for it.
Apparently, 10 per cent of the people surveyed support the health care reform legislation even though they believe the government can’t afford to pay for it. Presumably, these are the same people who could benefit from this video.
Especially troubling for Democrats:
While Brown has 91 percent of registered Republicans locked up, an astonishing 17 percent of Democrats report they’re jumping ship for Brown as well – likely a product of Coakley’s laser-focus on hard-core Dems, potentially at the exclusion of other Democrats whom she needed to win over, Paleologos said.
If that 17 per cent figure is accurate – or even in the ball park – that’s a huge concern for almost every Democrat facing re-election. The National Review quoted Martha Coakley as saying, “If I don’t win, 2010 is going to be hell for Democrats. Every Democrat will have a competitive race.” She’s denied that the words are hers, but the underlying thought rings true nonetheless.
Hope and change, baby.
Update 1: Stephen Kruiser makes the excellent point that a 4 per cent lead is still within the margin of ACORN fraud.
Update 2: The Campaign Spot at NRO analyzes the Suffolk poll. Hope floats.