Thursday, December 31, 2009

Martha Coakley is Wicked

Martha Coakley is wicked. And I'm not using "wicked" in the New Englander's complementary sense of the word.

As Ann Coulter notes, "Martha Coakley [is] too immoral for Teddy Kennedy's seat." You don't have to be a hyper-partisan right-wing pundit in order to come to that conclusion. Hyper-partisan left-wing pundits know it's true, too.

Here's what the liberals at Daily Kos think:

Coakley is a careerist and supported her two former bosses in the Middlesex DA's office as they ran for governor—Scott Harshbarger and Tom Reilly, who was clearly the least progressive candidate in the last Dem primary for governor.

Far more damning is her continued support of Harshbarger and Reilly's involvement in one of the worst cases of child sexual abuse hysteria of the '80s—the Fells Acres case. A mother and two adult children (Violet and Cheryl and Gerald Amirault) were convicted and sent to prison for very lengthy sentences (Gerald served 18 years) on the basis of vigorously coached and outlandish testimony from children. Harshbarger and Reilly sacrificed children (by implanting "memories") and the Amirault family for their political ambitions, even long after the nation recognized the hysteria involved in most of the allegations of sexual abuse in daycare centers.

The poor kids in this scandal were unwitting pawns in one of the most insane witch hunts in the history of Massachusetts.

Supposedly Gerald dressed up as a clown and assaulted the children in a secret or magic room. Some children claimed to be sodomized with two foot knives and lobsters. Some of the acts allegedly took place on the front lawn in full view of the highway.

John Stossel documented the depraved quest for power and money in this short video.

To make a long story short, Coakley allowed her ambition to trump human decency as she did everything in her power to keep an innocent man in prison for several years. Unfortunately, Coakley succeeded, and she built her career on this grave injustice.

Here's a great quote that sums up the whole affair rather well:

"If Senator Edward Kennedy was a lion in the cause of justice, and there is some debate about that, then Martha Coakley is a barn cat whose actions are based on primitive instinctual forces of political survival and savagery. Her lack of a sense of what constitutes justice and injustice makes Martha Coakley unfit to be a United States senator, particularly considering she would be filling Ted Kennedy's shoes."

No wonder Coakley is ducking debates and hiding in the shadows.


Martha Coakley: Too Immoral for Teddy Kennedy's Seat

Involvement in Amirault case makes Martha Coakley unfit to replace Ted Kennedy as Senator

Day-care sex abuse case haunts Massachusetts Senate race

A Darkness in Massachusetts (the sex abuse case from the perspective of a Pulitzer Prize winner)

Brown urges Coakley to participate in more debates

Coakley taking six days off the campaign trail

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Marco Rubio PSA

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Knocking Down the Dems Ahead of Schedule

A couple of weeks ago, Rush Limbaugh made some particularly interesting comments:

[N]ationalize every House race in 2010, nationalize every Senate race in 2010, just as those elections were nationalized in 1994.

...Position these people as nationwide leftist radicals with their impact not just in the district but throughout the country. That worked magic in 1994. That's part of the strategery next November. That's going to have to be done.

[emphasis added]

We don't have to wait until November to begin clawing back power from the Democrats. Our first opportunity comes on January 19, when Massachusetts voters will choose Ted Kennedy's replacement in the U.S. Senate. Scott P. Brown, a Republican, is opposing Martha M. Coakley, a Democrat.

If Scott Brown wins, Obama loses his 60th vote in the Senate. The Democrat's filibuster-proof majority would be history.

Introducing Scott Brown:

Mr. Brown, 50, is a lawyer and a lieutenant colonel in the Massachusetts National Guard who has served in the state legislature since 1996. He opposes same-sex marriage and the health care legislation being debated in Congress, and supports President Obama’s decision to send more troops to Afghanistan.

Some thoughts from an optimist from Massachusetts:

  • With local media outlets already declaring Coakley our next senator, Martha’s infamous coasting will become even more pronounced. She will put next to nothing into her effort from here, saving campaign funds for future purposes.
  • Since Coakley’s supporters now assume the race is over, they will do little campaigning over the holidays.
  • Given that backdrop, turnout on January 19 will be even lower than today’s. We could be well into single digits across the Commonwealth. Motivating your base, even one as small as the GOP’s, makes it possible to overcome that.
  • At the national level, Democrats are busy alienating almost every group, from the far-left to moderates, which further depresses turnout as supporters become disillusioned.
  • Oddly enough, the one media outlet seeing a potential victory path for Brown, if remote, is the New York Times
In the midst of the major holidays, a terrorist attack, the health care fight, a dreary economy and a recent disappointment in NY-23, many conservatives and Tea Party activists might not have the time, money or inclination to invest in a Hail Mary pass in Massachusetts.

Perhaps persuading voters in the People's Republic of Massachusetts* to replace Ted Kennedy with a Republican is the mother of all long shots...but I see it as an opportunity. Even with a Coakley victory (if it follows a tougher-than-expected race), conservatives could send an important message to the Democrats: "Take nothing for granted."

*Actually, conservatives are as plentiful as liberals in Massachusetts. Gallup's numbers: 30% conservative, 29% liberal, 38% Moderate.


Three Reasons to Vote for Scott Brown

Scott Brown on the issues

Three action items for those supporting Scott Brown outside of Massachusetts

The Weekly Standard: An Intriguing Long Shot: Could Massachusetts Save Us From Obamacare?

Yes, yes, all politics are local. Except when they’re not, like in the case of being a deciding vote on fauxcare.

Think Scott Brown can't win? Here's why he can.**

Scott Brown for Senate in Massachusetts (if you want to kill health control bill)

Brown and Coakley Debate (video)

Wednesday is the last day for voters to register for the special Senate election

Jan 11 Scott Brown Money Bomb

Oops, Democrats don't have 60 votes anymore...

Two special elections getting Tea Party attention

Coakley Ducking Debates

Scott Brown Says Airplane Bomber Should Be Treated As Enemy Combatant

Homeland Security Secretary is doing a "heck of a job." Janet's assessment of the terrorist attack: “...the system worked.” Mission Accomplished!

**Welcome, sisu readers...and thanks to Sissy Willis for the link/mention.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Your Name is Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

  • Your name is Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.
  • You're from a wealthy family in Nigeria.
  • The U.S. has known for at least two years that you could have terrorist ties.
  • Your father contacted the U.S. embassy six months ago about concerns that you had become radicalized and could pose a threat to the U.S.
  • You successfully travel from Muslim-dominated Nigeria to Amsterdam to Detroit without arousing suspicion...despite the fact that you're carrying a syringe full of chemicals and have explosive powder taped to your leg.
  • Using your explosive device, you set yourself on fire midairdrawing international attentionbut the White House calls your cowardly Christmas attack an attempted act of terrorism.
  • Barack Hussein Obama is President of the United States.
  • Lucky you. You'll probably be treated as a common criminal. Welcome to America.


ABC: Northwest Bomb Plot Planned by al-Qaeda in Yemen. h/t bccohan

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano: “the system worked.” Janet is doing a "heck of a job," isn't she?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Wishes

Tomorrow, a warm and fuzzy Christmas post. Today, Christmas wishes:

Tony Blankley: "We live in hope this Christmas season that we may yet claw back our government in time to protect our grandchildren's freedom and prosperity."

Michelle Malkin: "My Christmas wish for 2010: A new generation of conservative leaders who will walk the 'fight ‘em to the finish line' talk — fighting to win, not fighting to settle."

Erick Erickson: "All I want from you guys for Christmas is simple, pick one of the following and make a $25.00 contribution."

RightKlik: Send this guy to the US Senate to replace Ted Kennedy


Obamacare Slaps $15,000 Annual Fee on Middle Class Families

For Sale: One senator. No principles, low price

Now They Tell Us: CBO "Double Counted" Medicare Savings. Accounting gimmicks can hide it no longer: ObamaCare will grow deficit

Awesome Christmas Prank

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

When Will We Revolt?

The constitutionality of the Democrats' health care bill has been called into question repeatedly . While some in Congress have scoffed at the idea that the U.S. Constitution is even relevant in the health care debate, others have been looking for ways to violate the Constitution to ensure that ObamaCare cannot be rolled back by future Congresses.

Rhetorical question: Doesn't Congress derive it's power from the U.S. Constitution? Having no other foundation on which to base its authority, a Congress that seeks to undermine the Constitution undermines itself.

As a U.S. citizen, I do not accept the authority of any "legislative body" that ignores the U.S. Constitution. If Congress ignores the Constitution, we the people should ignore Congress.

As U.S. citizens, our rights are inalienable. Anyone who even attempts to violate our rights forfeits all legitimacy and authority.

1 : to renounce allegiance or subjection (as to a government) : rebel
2 a : to experience disgust or shock b : to turn away with disgust


Representative Democracy Thrown Away In Senate Bill

Unconstitutional: Reid is demanding not just power over the current Congress, but any future Congress as well…

ObamaCare, the Constitution & Duquesne Light v. Barasch: Get ready for a Supreme Court brawl!

Senator DeMint to force vote on constitutionality of individual mandate

Facts Show Democrats’ Health Care Bills Break the President’s Promises

Voters Say 3-1, ObamaCare Should Not Pay For Abortions

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: Everyone will pay into abortion-coverage fund.

U.S. Voters Oppose Health Care Plan By WIDE Margin

The last time Congress passed such an unpopular bill with such important ramifications by such a narrow majority: 1854. The Democratic Party—and the nation—paid a heavy price.

Obama is in deep trouble: STRONG disapproval outstrips overall approval for first time…

Strong Disapproval of Bush at the end of his 2nd term: 43%
Strong Disapproval of Obama Now: 46%

Stopping Obama and the Democrats in 30 Days or Less

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

ObamaCare and Mission Creep

Government programs almost always end up costing much more than they were supposed to. They also usually end up doing more than they were supposed to. Would ObamaCare be any different?


Democrats pinning their 2010 hopes on, um, ObamaCare? (h/t HotAir)

Tea Party Movement: Get Local But Be Vocal

Shocking! Democratic districts got nearly twice the amount of stimulus funds as GOP districts

Is Tennessee already preparing to nullify ObamaCare?

All I Want for Christmas

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Very Bad Sign

The odds of beating ObamaCare are looking increasingly long.

Here's an especially troubling bit of news:

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America [PhRMA], a key White House ally in the healthcare reform push, has lobbied heavily against [pharmaceutical] re-importation...and would likely not support the final bill if it was included in the package.

Speaking on CNN’s "State of the Union," David Axelrod, Obama’s top political aide, said the White House still favors drug re-importation and wants to move forward on it. “Let me be clear. The president supports re-importation. As he said, safe re-importation of drugs into this country. There’s no reason why the Americans should pay a premium for pharmaceuticals that people in other countries pay less for,” Axelrod said. “We will move forward on it.”

CNN’s John King countered, “Just not in this healthcare reform?”

“Yes,” Axelrod said. “The president is committed to move forward once we resolve the issues that the [Food and Drug Administration (FDA)] has. That is his responsibility, to protect the American people.”

This is a nasty betrayal of PhRMA, but PhRMA was idiotic to make a deal with Obama, and now they're getting what they deserve. I'm not going to shed a tear for the pharmaceutical industry. But here's why I'm particularly concerned: If the Obama administration is so confident about the health care bill's passage that they're already throwing big PhRMA under the bus, ObamaCare is a done deal.

But we need to continue the fight...even if we're defeated, we need to make this a Pyrrhic victory for the Democrats.


Don’t despair about ObamaCare

Five Reasons ObamaCare may not Pass, plus four more

WSJ: Change Nobody Believes In

Saturday, December 19, 2009

ObamaCare in, Liberty Out

Harry Reid bought his 60th vote from Ben Nelson with some preferential treatment for Nebraska (a few hundred million dollars over three years). Apparently, the bribe somehow changed Nelson's deeply held views on the issue of abortion.

Here's the greatly anticipated managers amendment. You should read it, your senator probably won't.


As predicted...
Nelson: “I reserve the right to vote against the next cloture vote if there are material changes.” But they won't need his that point, they only need 51, not 60.

It's all but a done deal.

Healthcare Scam Moves Forward

Democrats win the prize: vastly expanded federal control over health care.

Nelson Bought Off, 49 States to Pay for Concessions for Nebraska

Good luck paying for ObamaCare. Not only have we already spent all our own money, we've spent everybody else’s, too.

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Time to Say No

Saying no at the right time saves lives…saying no at the right time saves liberty:

This makes me want to move to Oklahoma.


Michelle Malkin: Sen. Tom Coburn's rousing defense of the “Party of No”

Liberal Olbermann: I’ll go to jail before I comply with health-insurance mandate…

Awesome: MoveOn comes out against ObamaCare.

Senate Democrats threaten to hold health-care vote on Christmas.

Another sneaky Saturday in the Senate

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Friday, December 18, 2009

We're Keeping Score

borrow words from the community organizer-in-chief, "Don't think we're not keeping score, brother."

Several Senate Democrats are expected to pull a "John Kerry", voting keep ObamaCare alive for their party boss...before they finally vote against it to save their jobs (when it's too late to kill the bill). Here's a brilliant ad warning Senator Ben Nelson (the crucial 60th vote) not to flip flop on the health care bill:

Remember this?

John Kerry: "I actually did vote for the $87 billion, before I voted against it."

The Flip Flop!

Democrat leaders want Senator Ben Nelson to use the same tactic to pass President Obama's government-run healthcare experiment...with a vote to a bill forward with tax increases, cuts to Medicare and rising premiums. Then, once it comes up for a final vote, they will allow him to vote against it.

[Just like this]

John Kerry: "I actually did vote for the $87 billion, before I voted against it."

But any vote to move the bill forward, is a vote for Obama's government-run healthcare experiment. They want Senator Nelson to tell voters in Nebraska, "I voted for government-run healthcare for my party boss before I voted against it to save my job."

Americans don't respect politicians who try to have it both ways!

[Just like this]

John Kerry: "I actually did vote for the $87 billion, before I voted against it."

They want to know exactly where their leaders stand.

Senator Nelson, tell Harry Reid Nebraskans know a flip-flopper when they see one.

[Tell Sen. Nelson not to flip flop. Call 202-224-6551.]

As I noted earlier, unless he cares more about Obama's legacy than he cares about his own constituents, this vote should be a no-brainer for Senator Ben Nelson. Nebraskans don't want ObamaCare.

A whole series of nearly identical ads are available on YouTube, each one targets a vulnerable Democrat who is expected to flip flop (e.g., Blanche Lincoln, Jim Webb, etc.)

Let's make these videos go viral.


The Other McCain: Nebraskans: Help Save America!

Webb under fire on health care

End It Today, Ben
Do it for public safety, good government, democracy, and David Brooks.

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