Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Seven Reasons Progressives Should NOT vote for Martha Coakley

Liberal Democrats can't be blamed for their lack of enthusiasm for Martha Coakley. Some very distinguished individuals have held Ted Kennedy's old seat (e.g. John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, JFK), and now Massachusetts progressives are being asked replace "Lion of the Senate" with "a barn cat whose actions are based on primitive instinctual forces of political survival and savagery."

...Or to borrow words from the relentlessly progressive kids at Daily Kos, "be very afraid of wasting a senate seat, a safe Democratic senate seat from Massachusetts, on Martha Coakley."

What do liberals have against Martha Coakley? Glad you asked. Here are seven:
  • The scandalous Fells Acres day care case (Coakley successfully fought to keep an innocent man in jail.)
  • Martha's shocking indifference toward sadistic rape (the Keith Winfield curling iron case)
  • The Big Dig tunnel collapse (shameless corruption and cronyism of the very worst kind)
  • Coakley's shady deal with a notorious pedophile (John Geoghan)
  • The financial disclosure "mistake" in which Martha Coakley failed to list $200,000 to $250,000 in assets on her financial disclosure forms for the Senate race.
  • Her failure in the Henry Louis Gates arrest in Cambridge last July
  • The Menino “emailgate” affair

Progressives have very good reasons to oppose Martha Coakley, and I agree with those who say that "it would actually be tragic to see her in the senate."

Update: 22% of Massachusetts voters gave Martha Coakley very unfavorable ratings (vs. 5% very unfavorable for Scott Brown) in last night's Rasmussen poll.

Update II: Among those who are absolutely certain they will vote, Brown pulls to within two points of Coakley (Well within the margin of error, 4.5%).

Update III: Marsha's running for AG now (re-election).


Rasmussen: Brown and Coakley separated by single digits.

Shameless corruption and cronyism of the worst kind, brought to you by Martha Coakley.

Massachusetts taxpayers pay $135,179/year for their corrupt AG, Martha Coakley

Martha Coakley improperly spent state campaign funds to ramp up her Senate bid before Ted Kennedy died?


DaBlade said...

Nope, Coakley isn't qualified to be drowned in Kennedy's sinking sedan. Just prop the old lion's corpse in the seat... He has never made as much sense before.

Anonymous said...

Accountability is always a bitch. And they the liberal dems and the rest of the cheats will be held accountable by the people of this country. Those of us who remember the disaster of Jimmy Carter will remember BO as being worse. Children attempting to play adults

Bungalow Bill said...

She made a deal with a PEDOPHILE? Aren't the Democrats always the party claiming it's for the children? What a scumbag!

Anonymous said...

Klik... thank you for continuing this fight. I want to party with you if this Massachusetts election can be won.

RightKlik said...

DaBlade: Fortunately, the polls show that Massachusetts may be ready for a change. The whole country is shrinking away from the Democrats. With an unpopular Dem governor, the perfect storm may be brewing.

TTPMO: BO makes Jim Carter look like Jim Demint.

BB: She's the worst kind of scumbag. The liberals of Massachusetts know it.

NG: That would be an awesome victory party!

Left Coast Rebel said...

Shamelessly linked and sniped at LCR, thanks for the hard work RK!

RightKlik said...

LCR: Long time no see. Thank you for sharing the info.