Can we hope?
Completely aside from the virulent backlash Congressional Democrats and the White House are facing for their blatantly corrupt, disingenuous and destructive agenda, Democrat senatorial candidate Martha Coakley has an additional huge handicap to overcome: herself.
A few weeks ago this column wondered aloud how the Obama administration and the Democrat Congress could be so careless about their plummeting poll numbers and the growing backlash all over the country against their destructive agenda. It concluded that they must know something we don't, i.e. that they had a secret plan to win in 2010 and 2012.
The last sentence of the article read: "can they really be that stupid?"
Well, whatever the Dems have up their sleeve, in Martha Coakley's case, the answer seems to be an unqualified "yes."
A hilarious article by David Freddoso at the Washington Examiner (Coakley tests the limits: How many gaffes will it take to lose in liberal Mass.? January 15, 2010,) catalogs some of the incomprehensibly stupid things this woman has said. These rank alongside the infamous "I invented the Internet," by Al Gore, and VP Joe Biden's string of fence-post-stupid comments, like the one about President Roosevelt going on TV in 1929, or his prediction that Obama would be tested by an "international crisis". No, I take that back. Even Coakley can't hold a match to foot-in-mouth diseased Joe, but she is vying for a close second. Borrowing from Freddoso's article:
•She said in a televised debate with Republican candidate Scott Brown that there are no more terrorists in Afghanistan.
•When asked about her foreign policy experience, she said -- on television -- that her sister lives overseas.
•She said on the radio yesterday that freedom from coercion against one's religion does not extend to the workplace if you're Catholic and you happen to be a doctor or nurse.
•Coakley ridiculed her opponent for standing out "in the cold" and shaking hands with fans at Fenway Park.
•Instead of pressing flesh with the voters in the last few critical days, she held a Washington fundraiser populated by health care and drug lobbyists.
•At said fundraiser, one of her handlers pushed an inquisitive reporter to the ground as she looked on.
•Although photos show her looking directly at the pusher and the reporter on the ground, she later said: “I know something occurred, but I’m not privy to the facts. I’m sure it will come out, but I’m not aware of that.”
•Her campaign misspelled "Massachusetts" in a recent ad.
Coakley hit a foul ball when the show's host, Dan Rea, noted that Schilling is supporting Brown. "And another Yankee fan," she said, apparently stunning Rea. "Curt Schilling, a Yankee fan?" Rea asked, prompting Coakley to quickly backtrack. "Ok, I'm wrong," she said. "The Red Sox great pitcher of the bloody sock?" Rea asked, referring to the World Series game that Schilling pitched with an ankle injury that caused blood to stain his sock. But Coakley swung back. "Well, he's not there anymore," she said.
"'Ok, I'm wrong,' she said..."
Not to be outdone, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee got into the act with a recent ad superimposing Republican Scott Brown over a picture of the World Trade Center and calling it Wall Street "greed and corruption". Has anyone told them what happened on 9/11? They found out apparently because the ad now has a different high-rise in the background. Same idiotic message though.
Ben Smith of Politico reported this under the heading, A Trade Center image in DSCC spot, with links to both the before and after advertisements. Both ads end with the same message: "January 19, Your Vote Matters."
Yes, it does.
Perhaps they are coming unglued after all. For when all else fails, the Dems' now resort to calling in the boys in purple - The Service Employees International Union (SEIU). SEIU buses have been making their appearance in Massachusetts, and as SEIU President Andy Stern says "We prefer to use the power of persuasion, but if that doesn’t work we use the persuasion of power." We saw it last summer with astroturfing SEIU thugs showing up at town halls to intimidate and sometimes beat Tea Partiers. SEIU union thugs beating on boy scouts may become the new way of winning elections for Democrats. No wonder they have so much admiration for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. SEIU's eye-popping business-as-usual corruption figures prominently in the annals of scandal-plagued Obama friend and former Illinois Governor Ron Blagojevich. SEIU has been described as "ACORN with an advanced degree."
I will not hold my breath for the outcome of this race. Obama will be traveling there to work his vote fraud, er, community organizing charm on the electorate. Still, it would be perfect justice to see the Quisling of the Senate finally replaced with a candidate who actually represents Americans, instead of one like Martha Coakley, who only represents interests of the far, far, virulently destructive left. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.