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Massachusetts Liberal

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

Saturday, January 15, 2011

There's no need to fear..

How can Scott Brown be an underdog in the 2012 race for the Massachusetts Senate seat when he doesn't have an opponent and is sitting on piles of cash?

Yet our junior senator is making just that claim as he continues to straddle between right and hard right, now proclaiming his opposition to a federal ban on assault weapons or even the ammunition clips used to power the killing machines.

We've come to expect this lurching from Brown in the year he has been in the Senate, often flip-flopping so he can engage in political deal-making that favors banks and other financial institutions.

But what really leaps out of the page is the self-pity of the man who wore a barn coat and drove a truck to beat what had been considered one of the best Democratic "stars" in the corral. (She certainly thought so by the level of her campaigning).
“Is it any surprise I’m the underdog and the target?’’ he said. “Am I missing something? I’ve been taken for granted forever. I’m just going to keep battling.’’
With Deval Patrick and Victoria Kennedy having already taken themselves out of the race, Democrats are being forced to make goo-goo eyes at Joseph P. Kennedy III, a 30-year-old assistant district attorney who credentials include a political father and grand-father. Period.

Polls show Brown clearly the most popular politician in the state (an oxymoron if there ever was one) yet he felt the need to boast about he collected more votes in a two-way contest than Patrick, a non-challenger, picked up running in a four-person race.

We've had a lot of overheated rhetoric recently. But for a Republican candidate to "target" himself in the face of a reality that any Democrat will start a race as a prohibitive underdog really takes it over the top.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scott Brown has good advisers on how to position and let's face it, our papers take stenography and print everything he says without critical analysis.

Scott Brown watered down Wall Street financial reform and shifted $19,000,000,000 in costs for the new regulatory structure from Wall Street to TAXPAYERS.

The best move for DEMs is for all of our sitting MA congressmen who are interested to announce their interest and use the media they get as a result to boost their name recognition statewide.

January 15, 2011 8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Numbskull Dems in MA are legendary... These pigs at the trough just reelected Gov Dweeb (as much charisma as vanilla pudding)that has accomplished nothing except raising every tax he could get his hands on. There are just too many MA dems at the trough; state employees, city and town employees, teachers, police, firemen,health and academia are all sucking on the MA teat. They will never let go, because these layabouts could never make it in the "real" world. Parasites rule in MA.

January 15, 2011 6:44 PM  

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