I really think that these Dems are extremely confused by anyone actually having the gall to ask a question about anything. They act like its a shock and go into panic mode. Like a kid caught in the act of being bad.
Anatomy of a spin job gone bad. First, McCormack gets shoved — on video, with a photo showing Coakley standing right there. The Democrats’ Senate campaign arm then issues a statement calling it, surreally, some sort of Republican “dirty trick.” The AP duly answers the call of the home team by putting out a whitewashed account of what happened, insisting that McCormack merely stumbled before being helped to his feet by the kindly Democrat looming over him. Then it’s Coakley’s turn to insist that she’s “not privy to the facts” of what happened despite the photo showing her looking right at McCormack as he hit the ground.
Finally, inevitably, with all spin angles crushed by the documentary evidence, the obligatory apology is issued.
Hot Air » Blog Archive » It’s come to this: Scott Brown’s a “far-right tea-bagger,” says Chuck Schumer
Republicans. Make these guys explain that term, publicly. Make them stand in front of a group, the next time you hear it and make them explain to the US people what they are calling them. Either they pretend they don’t know what it means and have to apologize or if they do know what it means, they have to tell the US how they are equating them to ball sacks.
This comes from … a fundraising e-mail.
I got the message below from Ted Kennedy’s widow, Vicki, and I wanted to make sure you saw it.
Martha Coakley is running to fill the rest of Ted Kennedy’s term, and her opponent is a far-right tea-bagger Republican.
It would be bad enough to lose this seat — and Democrats’ sixtieth vote in the Senate — right before the final health care reform vote. But it would be even worse for the decisive “no” vote to come from Ted Kennedy’s old seat.
Please note: This is the same guy who spent weeks wetting his pants during his first Senate run when Al D’Amato called him a “putzhead” in a private meeting. I know Durbin’s probably next in line for majority leader when, not if, Nevada finally takes care of Reid, but Schumer’s really his heir apparent. Same nastiness, same cynicism, same snide, two-bit demagoguery. The difference is that Reid apologized for the “negro” comment whereas this will be defended with “who, me?” little-boy fake innocence about the double meaning of the word.
Bill Kristol’s spot on: “The Democratic campaign now consists to a remarkable degree simply of screaming that Brown equals Bush/Republican/right-wing.”
Mass. Democrat/state Attorney General Martha Coakley can’t keep the vote of a sheet metal worker/union member she paid to hold signs for her.
And despite her “law and order” platform, she can’t keep the votes of police unions, either. Not even one affiliated with her Purple Shirt patrons at the SEIU:
The Worcester Telegram reports:
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown yesterday accepted the endorsement of the Police Department’s two major unions.
Local 911, New England Police Benevolent Association, and Local 504, International Brotherhood of Police Officers, handed their endorsement to the state senator. The endorsement comes one day after a debate in which Mr. Brown and his main opponent, Democrat Attorney General Martha Coakley, squared off. The special election to fill the seat formerly held by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy will be held Tuesday.
Sgt. Donald E. Cummings, president of Local 504, said Mr. Brown’s service in the National Guard shows that he knows the threat of terrorism is real, and understands the role public safety personnel play in protecting residents.
Stephen Gunnerson, president of Local 911 patrolmen’s union, called Mr. Brown a “tireless advocate for public safety.” He cited Mr. Brown’s support for Jessica’s Law and Haley’s Bill and his support for sex offender and CORI reform.
From the Washington Times:
"That is the stupidest thing I’ve been asked in a long time. That is insane, the suggestion could only come from a demented right wing source," erupted Representative Barney Frank (D – MA), when asked by The Washington Times about what he thought of assertions that Massachusetts Democrats would stall the certification process should Mr. Brown win. "There isn’t the slightest possibility of it happening—a way of doing it. That is conspiracy theory at its most contemptible."
Massachusetts’s top election official says it could take weeks to certify the results of the upcoming U.S. Senate special election. That delay could let President Barack Obama preserve a key 60th vote for his health care overhaul even if the Republican who has vowed to kill it wins Democrat Edward M. Kennedy’s former seat.
Secretary of State William F. Galvin, citing state law, says city and town clerks must wait at least 10 days for absentee ballots to arrive before they certify the results of the Jan. 19 election. They then have five more days to file the returns with his office.
Galvin bypassed the provision in 2007 so his fellow Democrats could gain a House vote they needed to override a veto of then-Republican President George W. Bush, but the secretary says U.S. Senate rules would preclude a similar rush today.
So Democrat William Galvin, Massachusetts’ secretary of state, is actually a "demented right wing source," according to Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA, 100%). Who’d'a thunk it?
Martha Coakley Claims She Didn’t See When Her Goon Knocked Over Reporter. Photo Shows Her Looking Right At It.
How could she see it, I mean its not like it happened right in front of her… oh.
Well, its not like she was looking that way. She was probably looking the other… oh.
“I do know that the Scott Brown stalkers who have followed me around and the people at that press conference … were incredibly aggressive about trying to get in my face,” Coakley said. “I didn’t see what happened so I can’t say.”
Huh. You know, if you’re going to stretch the truth, it’s best not to get caught on camera looking right at the event you claimed not to see.
I want Brown to win for two reasons, a major and a minor one. We need a Republican in there to stop the Dems. Simple as that. But I also really want to see the Dems go completely insane for losing that seat. It will be fun to watch the MSM spin, the crying moonbats on DKos, the gnashing of teeth from the lefties across the board.
The Democrats have gone into ’sheer panic’ mode over Martha Coakley’s campaign in Massachusetts.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has purchased advertising to help Martha Coakley.
Read that again.
NOT the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), but the campaign committee for the House of Representatives.
Why would House Democrats be spending their precious resources on someone running for the United States Senate? Because they know it would destroy Nancy Pelosi’s agenda to have Scott Brown in the Senate.
It also has federal campaign finance implications. It’s going to be interesting to see how the expenditure is disclosed.
This is rather unheard of. Couple it with the news that the DNC and DSCC are sending senior staff to Massachusetts to salvage the Coakley campaign and you can imagine just how worried Barack Obama is. He remembers what happened in 1993 and 1994 to Bill Clinton and he doesn’t want to have that happen to him.
If Scott Brown keeps Coakley down to a narrow victory — never mind Brown winning in a state that really does not like Republicans — it will send shockwaves throughout Washington, DC and probably expedite a wave of retirements and party flipping. Should Brown happen to win? To quote Moe, “DOOM.”
I wonder how much of a frenzy this will cause. Knowing how easy it is to edit or forge meta data in a file, I can’t help but be amused by this.
If you have any question, I do not think this is real in the slightest.
An image of cocaine on a desk posted to a website has allegedly been tracked down to the White House.
It’s just too unbelievable to, well, believe. There has got to be a better explanation for this than a staffer snapping a photo of the cocaine he’s snorting at his desk at the White House:
Yesterday afternoon, someone anonymously posted a photo taken from his/her iphone. The photo shows three lines of cocaine "cut" on this mystery employee’s work desk. …
As you may or may not know, iphones transmit GPS data of where pics are taken when they’re uploaded to the web if the GPS is turned on…
Guess what longitude and latitude turned up? 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.
Is that even true about iPhone embedding GPS coordinates in the meta data? If not a hoax, then how accurate are those GPS coordinates?
Massachusetts needs to vote for Brown. Or this is what you will get. No answers, big pharma money, and attacks when you dare to question.
Massachusetts Democratic Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley was in Washington raising money last night. The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack had a good question for Coakley and caught up with her after the event to ask it:
Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley attended a fundraiser at the Capitol Hill restaurant Sonoma tonight. After the event concluded, Coakley took two questions from the media but declined to say whether or not she stands by her statement at last night’s debate that there aren’t any terrorists in Afghanistan (and that they’ve all gone to Pakistan or Yemen).
After taking a question from a CNN reporter on the street outside the restaurant, I asked her:
TWS: Attorney General Coakley, you said last night that there are no terrorists in Afghanistan–that they’re all in Yemen and Pakistan. Do you stand by that remark?
COAKLEY: I’m sorry, did someone else have a question?
GRIFF JENKINS, Fox News: I did. Why are you in Washington tonight?
COAKLEY: We planned an event after the primary that would be a unity event in Washington. We’re also in the middle of a very intense campaign [...]
After Coakley finished her answer, she began walking away from the restaurant, and I walked behind her asking why health care industry lobbyists were supporting her at the fundraiser. She didn’t reply.
As I walked down the street, a man who appeared to be associated with the Coakley campaign pushed me into a freestanding metal railing. I ended up on the sidewalk. I was fine. He helped me up from the ground, but kept pushing up against me, blocking my path toward Coakley down the street.
He asked if I was with the media, and I told him I work for THE WEEKLY STANDARD. When I asked him who he worked for he replied, "I work for me." He demanded to see my credentials, and even though it was a public street, I showed them to him.
I eventually got around him and met up with the attorney general halfway down the block.
"Attorney General, could I ask you a question please?" I said. "We’re done, thanks," Coakley replied.
It’s nice to see in today’s double digit unemployment, security fiascos, government stonewalling and cover ups, and socialist takeovers, that some people can follow their dreams.
I can’t think of anything that is more fiction based then the crap that spews from Obama’s mouth.
"I very much wanted to be a fiction writer," Rhodes said.
A little late in posting this: Our condolences to all those in Haiti. So mush devastation and death. I hope that the US steps up to help quickly and decisively.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Dazed and injured Haitians sat on darkened streets pleading for help Wednesday and untold numbers were trapped in tons of rubble brought down by the strongest earthquake to hit this poor Caribbean nation in more than 200 years.
Destroyed communications made it impossible to tell the extent of destruction from Tuesday afternoon’s 7.0-magnitude tremor — or to estimate the number of dead lying among thousands of collapsed buildings in Haiti’s capital of about 2 million people.