Monday, January 18, 2010
Scenes From The Peasant's Revolt In Massachusetts
The cute little Right wingnut teabagger alone is worth the price of admission.
Brown has energized something in the people of Massachusetts.Maybe it's him, maybe it's just that they've finally had enough.Or maybe it's both.
Volunteers for Brown are so plentiful that they have some of them working and calling from home. Coakely, on the other hand,has basically had to pretty much cede her get out the vote efforts to Obama's people from Organizing America.
The polls? Public Policy has Brown up by 51-46, 5 points. Other polls show him up by as much as nine points, which I personally think is a bit high.
As Byron York points out, there are two unique factors affecting this race, ObamaCare and one party rule. Massachusetts already has what amounts to universal health coverage, put in place by Mitt Romney.If ObamaCare passes, the already overtaxed people of the Bay State will be paying much higher taxes to subsidize Nebraska and Louisiana's sweetheart deals for something they already have. And that assumes they're happy with the longest wait time to see a physician in the nation.
They also have noticed that when Democrats rule unrestricted without any checks and balances, bad things can happen. And Martha Coakely's clueless and imperious attitude as the anointed senator-to-be hasn't helped either.