Senator Brown is That ManPosted by Emmy on January 14, 2010 at 1:53am in Tweet, Post, Blog for Brown
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Wednesday January 13th has been a bizarre day in Massachusetts politics. As a life long resident of the Commmonwealth, I do not recall a time I saw such momentum build for the lesser known candidate. Notorious for its liberalism, Massachusetts rarely has a formidable and competitive race this close to Election Day. A few exceptions could be noted: Governors'races between Romney and O'Brien and possibly even John Silber and Bill Weld many years ago.
Thiscurrent race ;and Special Election that it is; is dominating airwaves, conversation, websites, professional and social groups and even conversations among neighbors. In an area where it was bold and definitely risky to admit an interest in the GOP as recently as last year, people have rallied around Scott Brown, formerly a relatively unknown state senator from the Wrentham area. His command of facts, common sense approach to significant issues, conviction, strength, consistency, perserverance, approachability and devotion to the people of Massachusetts have propelled him into a position that is respected and admired.
His opponent, Ms;Coakley, a member of the powerful Democratic machine in Ma, having built a reputation as a "TV" prosecutor with appearances in several heinous and infamous trials here, although her antics and judgment in many of them we now know was very questionable at best has done a wonderful job at getting people to dislike her. During the past week, she has been the first and only candidate to run not only negative, but cruel and deceitful ads on television and radio., She has displayed her lack of knowledge about issues that would be of importance in the US Senate, avoided details even when specifically asked , refused to participate in conversations with MA. voters and exhibited an air of entitlement and arrogance that is most unsettling.
Despite the dislike of the national healthcare bill among MA constituents, she insists she would be proud to vote for it. Sen. Brown has been clear about his intentions that he would not only NOT support it, but be part of a group of lawmakers who would insist upon such legislation being handled properly, incrementally and slowly within clear sight of the American people.It is hardly a major priority of the Federal Government given the state of the economy, government interference in the private sector and dangers that face us at home. He realizes jobs are an important issue for most people while Ms. Coakley recites the tired lines blaming others, and mentioning Bush/Cheney whenever possible. Defense of our nation, which IS a priority of the Fedeal Government has been and will continue to be addressed clearly by Senator Brown while Coakley insists there is no Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. As Sen, Brown accurately pointed out today during one of his many radio appearances participating in free and unrehearsed conversation with hosts and callers, if enemies of the US are not in Afghanistan, who is setting the IED's, suicide bombing American interests and murdering American soldiers?
He articulately explained the importance of maintaining a strong military, stating that the Armed Forces not only protect the nation and participate in combat, but also have the capacity to respond at a moment's notice to humanitarian assignments both within the country and around the globe. It has been widely expressed that though much of the world will assist with the Haitian disaster, it will be the United States military that will lead and execute the rescue and recovery efforts, including trained canines, food, water, medical supplies and rebuilding efforts.
He mentioned the doctors, nurses, pharmacists, engineers and builders who will assist with disaster relief. Eloquently he praised the United States, the nation of which he is proud and encourages others to be supportive.
Where was Ms. Coakley during this most unusual day? No one really knows. But she certainly wasn't answering questions. Likely concerned she might be asked either about her outrageous statement about the lack of terrorists in the Middle East, or about the legitimate reporter to whom she referred in a statement as a "stalker" on the open streets of DCwho was accosted by one of her "handlers," she did not respond to media requests for interviews or accessiblility. It was indicated by several media anchors that SEIU, the DNC and the WHITE HOUSE had sent operatives to the state to attempt to guarantee a victory for her next Tuesday.
The accuracy of these reports is difficult to confirm since her spokespeople are unwilling to speak with the press, legitimate press with credentials and every right to ASK ANY QUESTION OF HER.
The activities occuring and evidence tend to speak for themselves, however. Negative, vile ads about a legitimate, decent opponent who has shown nothing but courtesy to her? Or ads immediately following a botched debate in which she participated and did herself no favors? Odd. An incident of onesided roughhousing from a staffer on her campaign directed at a reporter asking a reasonable question? Also odd. And intimidating. And a form of politics new to this nation, at least in such a blatant fashion without remorse or explanation.
It certainly accomplishes an unusual goal. It energizes voters to support Brown, especially those who might have at one time been undecided.
Sen Brown still needs every single vote.. Every single dollar. Every single volunteer... and every bit of support that can be mustered by decent Americans.He remains the underdog. Brown voters MUST get to the polls!
With such a stark difference in candidates, there is a very clear choice. A vote for Brown is the first step in taking our beautiful, free, strong and compassionate nation back. A politician who believes in this, has demonstated this and will execute this is rare. Scott Brown is that man. He deserves our faith,our confidence and our vote.
Massachusetts has led the nation to independence and good, noble traditional values before. We have the opportunity to do it again. We must make it happen.