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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Meet the new Myth, same as the old Myth

He's got male model looks. An attractive family. And, on the surface, comes across as the voice of reason and moderation promising to work for the everyday Massachusetts man and woman.

Sound familiar? It should because the people who are bringing you Scott Brown today are the same folks behind my favorite chameleon and presidential poseur, Myth Romney.

Joan Vennochi and Yvonne Abraham spell out compelling details of Brown's flip-flops (or outright lies) on abortion, gay rights and health insurance.Vennochi also looks at the Bush administration legal views on waterboarding and torture.

And then there's a health care, where he stands to undo the life's work of the man who seat he is hoping to fill.

That's what is bringing millions of out-of-state dollars into Massachusetts to fund commercials about of the New Myth.

Brown is also building off the anger many in Massachusetts have to the current state of budget affairs in the commonwealth -- and the anger people hold to its institutions, including the one that pays him. Crisscrossing the state, the Globe portrays a man who would give Deval Patrick a good campaign -- even though he is running for a seat that has no say about the state's spending and taxes.

It's all familiar tactics for a team that helped Romney win election as a "moderate" governor who then turned his back on the state and walked away, using Massachusetts as the butt of his jokes. And once again it is the siren call of national Republican policies -- and cash -- that is playing the song and paying for the tune.

The former Cosmo model is photogenic, as his his family. But we all know about the art and artifice of modeling, the makeup and set design that goes into creating the picture.

Scott Brown is presenting his painted side to the audience. We should be careful not to make the same mistake again.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget to vote for Martha Coakley on Tuesday January 26th.

January 14, 2010 11:08 AM  
Blogger Dr. Striden said...

Liberals never build off anger, right? I mean how much time energy and money were spent to make people angry about Bush? Now your man is screwing the pouch, and you're getting a taste of your own medicine without the media's help. How does it taste?

January 14, 2010 5:01 PM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

You do that Anon. Personally, I'll go to the polls for Coakley on the 19th along with everyone else.

Dr. Striden -- your hard to understand argument would make a little more sense if you had bothered to say "your woman" or even "your gal." Not much, just a little. Helps to know the facts before spouting off.

January 14, 2010 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outraged Liberal,

I understood exactly what Dr. Striden meant by "Now your man is screwing the pouch" (sic).

He is talking about Obamabacklash!, and, he is correct. Were you paying attention in Virginia and New Jersey 2 months ago?

Perhaps you should also pay attention to the pathetic campaign that Martha Coakley is running in your next blog?

January 15, 2010 4:34 PM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

Anon, perhaps you've failed to read other posts in this blog that discuss the miserable Coakley effort?

January 16, 2010 7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lib,

I haven't seen anything about:
* Spelling Massachusetts wrong in a TV Ad (MassachusettEs)
* Using the Twin Towers image in a negative Ad towards Brown (quickly removed
*Claiming there are no terrorists in Afghanistan
*Staffer pushing reporter to the ground for asking about the above bullet point
*Going to the DC fundraiser in the first place
*Comment on Catholic nurses perhaps should not work in the ER

These are things that occurred within the past week. I don't see them in your blog.

The other point of my post, was to educated you on what Dr. Striden meant with his comment. There is a very real and reasonable opposition movement going on with regards to the Obama Administration. Not just by 'Wing Nuts' as you refer to them, but by independents and Moderate Democrats well.

You may stick to your arguments. You may also stick you head in the sand. The fact is, a grassroots uprising is underway, and you are unsure how to handle it, other than to stick to the Liberal playbook. Good luck with that on Tuesday.

January 16, 2010 9:17 AM  

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