You'll recall that on November 29th, I made a point of comparing the three abysmal Massachusetts Democrats competing for Teddy Kennedy's seat in a special election.
The choices were:
- Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley,a fairly typical judicial Leftist who admittedly knows nothing about foreign policy but thinks trying terrorists like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in civilian courts is a fine idea. She also has the approval of the far Left Emily's List as well as various members of the Kennedy Family, and is dedicated to bringing the benefits of Obamacare to the nation... except she likes abortion-on-demand and favors the elimination of the Stupak Amendment.
- Quasi-socialist Rep. Michael Capuano (endorsed by Nancy Pelosi, ex-governor and Dem Presidential candidate Michael Dukakis and the UAW) is a member of the House Financial Services Committee along with Barney Frank, with all that implies. He's also an abortion-on-demand fan, and a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Angry Left fringe of the Democrats. He also supports 'card check' legislation to eliminate the secret ballot in Labor unions.
- Alan Khazei, an activist with a long history of shaking down government and private industry for 'community organizing'projects, and a huge supporter of Obama's attempt to create a domestic security force and indoctrination centers with mandatory service requirements. Khazei has already received the endorsement of the Boston Globe. He's an American whose father was an Iranian Muslim, (which I mention just to get the speculation off the table) who has very predictable views on how the US should deal with Iran's quest for nuclear weapons and has the following plan on Afghanistan:
a) Bring the troops home and rely on drones ( and never mind that they're of very limited effectiveness without intel on the ground)
b) Have a written-in-stone withdrawal date, to let al-Qeada and the Taliban know when they canexpect to take over.
c) Increase Karzai's anger and sense of personal insult towards at the Obama Administration by encouraging his overthrow by the opposition in the form of Abdullah Abdullah (and let's forget about the inconvenient fact that Abdullah Abdullah is half Tajik, which means the dominant Pashtuns will never accept him as leader)
d) negotiate with the Taliban
e) Spend lots of money on nation building in both Afghanistan and in Pakistan - which Kazei laughingly refers to as 'a new democracy'.
Can you imagine Alan Kazei on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee?
The winner? Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley.
Since Massachusetts is apparently a wholly owned fiefdom of the Democrats, she will likely win the special election for the seat on January 19th and become a sitting senator.
I have to confess, I'm mystified.
Massachusetts has a large Catholic population, yet they seem to have endorsed someone with radical abortion views similar to President Obama's.
The state suffers under a universal health plan cooked up by Mitt Romney that has many of the aspects of what Barack Hussein Obama wants to establish nationwide, which means that it takes much longer(by months) to see a doctor compared with most other states, yet both their current sitting senator and the likely heir to Teddy's throne are both outspoken proponents of Obamacare.
Massachusetts has one of the highest per capita tax burdens in America, giving it its nickname of 'Taxachusetts'. Yet the residents vote for people who want nothing more than togo to the senate and add to that burden, not to mention imposing it nationwide!
Is this the electoral version of 'thank you sir, may I have another?'
If so, what's the payoff? Where's the benefit? It mystifies me.Although I'm sure Massachusetts residents could probably point the finger right back at me, living in California as I do.
Why do we allow toxic people like this to ascend to positions of responsibility? Are we, as one long time Joshua's Army member frequently says 'as dumb as a sack of hair?'
Or is it that we're so used to being screwed that the pain's been sufficiently dulled?
Oh, by the way, here's someone else who's appalled at AG Martha Coakley becoming a sitting senator, for reasons I was not aware of previously.