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Tight Massachusetts U.S. Senate race has national implications

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1. Fate of Barack Obama's agenda in America rests on Jan. 19 Massachusetts U.S. Senate election. But National Republican Party not interested!

2. Democrat Martha Coakley, if elected to US Senate, would be most radical ever from Massachusetts.

3. Say it ain't so! As race gets tighter Republican Scott Brown's veering to the left.

POSTED: Jan 8, 2010

1. Fate of Barack Obama's agenda in America rests on Jan. 19 Massachusetts U.S. Senate election. But National Republican Party not interested.

In the election to fill Ted Kennedy's empty US Senate seat, the fate of Barack Obama's agenda in Congress will be decided in Massachusetts on January 19, as the possible 41st Republican could be elected to the US Senate, which would allow Democratic legislation to be blocked via filibuster.

This is essentially the difference between America taking one road or the other -- between a further government takeover of society and the economy, or restraint from that. It's that important. And that message is starting to resonate even in Massachusetts.

And polls show that Republican Scott Brown is closing in on Democrat Martha Coakley. The latest polls show that Brown is within 9 points overall, and is leading by an astonishing 65-21 among Independent voters.

But it's been painful to watch. Brown is picking up steam despite the indolence of the Republican Party. In a bizarre move, the national Republican Party has basically conceded the race (something the Democrats would NEVER do in a similar situation) and the national party is not aggressively helping Brown with funding or organization. He's virtually being left on his own.

As a result, Brown's campaign staff is basically Romney's second tier, his ads are relatively boring and unimaginative, and it clearly lacks the feel of big-time US Senate machine.

The campaign is mostly being run on sheer energy and grassroots activism. (And there's a LOT of that!) Brown's not exactly Winston Churchill on the stump, but he's managing to communicate, and he's pulling in a fair amount of money off the Internet and from lots of individual donors (though nowhere near what Coakley has). But nevertheless, he's still closing in.

The national Republicans are making a stupid mistake by sitting this out. Up until 2006 the Republicans have won every Governor's race in Massachusetts since 1990. Brown won his state senate seat in a district that had been electing a far-left liberal Democrat for years.

Want to sound off to the national Republican Committee? (And all the money they're sitting on . . .)
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2. Democrat Martha Coakley, if elected to US Senate, would be most radical ever from Massachusetts.

Martha Coakley, if elected, would probably be the most left-wing, anti-family member of Congress in Massachusetts history. She's more extreme than Ted Kennedy or current US Reps Michael Capuono, Nikki Tsongas, and even Barney Frank.

Besides her public statements, Coakley certainly has a record to go on. She is currently the Massachusetts Attorney General, and before that was Middlesex County District Attorney.  How bad is she? Here are a few examples:

General left-wing anti-family positions

  • Coakley wholeheartedly supports the whole range of trendy far-left positions. Coakley supports:
    (1) ObamaHealthCare;
    (2) "Cap and Trade" and global warming legislation;
    (3) Giving illegal immigrants a "path to citizenship." 
    (4) Federal hate crimes legislation;
    (5) Full repeal of "don't ask don't tell" regarding homosexuals serving openly in the military;
    (6) Also is 100% anti-death penalty -- she originally supported the death penalty for cop killers but now even opposes that.

  • Militantly pro-abortion. For a while she refused to support ObamaCare unless it included taxpayer-funded abortion. Supports the "buffer zone" around abortion clinics.

Honoring "gay marriage". Martha Coakley congratulates the homosexual community on 5 years of "gay marriage" in Massachusetts at public event last May, as MassEquality president Scott Gortikov (right) and Rep. Carl Sciortino (D-Sodom and Gomorrah) look on.
[MassResistance photo]

Enthusiastic support of radical homosexual / transgender agenda

  • Militantly pro-homosexual "marriage". Last year, as Mass. Attorney General, she filed a lawsuit against the federal government to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)!

  • Raises money for the homosexual lobby. For example, in May, 2007 Coakley was the keynote speaker at the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association annual fundraising dinner. In August, 2007 she was the "marquee special guest" at the Massachusetts Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus (lobbyists) annual fundraiser.

  • Endorsed by radical homosexual organizations MassEquality and the Mass. Transgender Political Coalition, which cites Coakley's "strong commitment to the LGBT community." Coakley has promised to push the homosexual and transgender agenda as a US Senator.

  • Gave a public congratulatory speech at MassEquality event to celebrate five years of same-sex "marriage" in Massachusetts (see photo above).

  • Personally went to the State House to testify in favor of passing the radical Transgender Rights and Hate Crimes Bill (H1728) at public hearing in July. Coakley is a huge supporter of so-called "transgender rights" - probably more so than Barney Frank! (photo below)

Martha Coakley testifies at State House public hearing last July in favor of radical Transgender Rights and Hate Crimes Bill.
[MassResistance photo]

Putting radical politics before safety of your children

  • Refused to investigate horrendous Fistgate incident where gay activists were teaching children how to engage in homosexual sex. Immediately after the "Fistgate" conference, Scott Whiteman hand-delivered an affidavit of the incident to Coakley, then Middlesex County District Attorney. Her office refused to respond in any way despite repeated requests.

  • Refused to investigate the lack of CORI (criminal record) checks on homosexual activists working with public schoolchildren, which is required with anyone working with children in Massachusetts - but homosexual activists ignore that. "I think I know your agenda," Coakley's spokesman told us. "You seem to have a problem with gay people. The state's Attorney General is not going to investigate this." (See our report)

Other issues

  • In the infamous Amirault "Fells Acres Day Care" case, Coakley did her best to keep a clearly innocent man in prison to advance her political career as a "hard-nosed prosecutor." It is known nationally as a horrible miscarriage of justice. See Ann Coulter's column on this.

  • Has received national condemnation for lax handling of 2005 child rape case. Somerville police officer raped his 23-month-old neice with metal object. Coakley released him with no bail and did almost nothing. Later another prosecutor took the case and the man received 2 life terms. Read more here.

  • Coakley is completely in bed (metaphorically speaking) with the despised anti-family public sector unions, including the teachers union and most notably the SEIU, which carries water for her and vise versa. (Photo below)

  • And we haven't even touched issues such as Coakley's caving in to the corrupt Big Dig contractors and settling with them rather than go to trial, a decision that has been widely criticized by liberals and conservatives alike.

  • She refuses to debate her Republican opponent, Scott Brown, one-on-one. She requires that the minor third-party Libertarian candidate for Senate also be part of the debate. Interestingly, in 2006 when she ran for Attorney General, Coakley refused to debate at all.

But suffice it to say that Martha Coakley in the US Senate would be a nightmare not only for Massachusetts but for all of America.

Martha Coakley (center) with her SEIU thug buddies. (She seems to like that orange jacket.)

3. Say it ain't so! As race gets tighter Republican Scott Brown's veering to the left.

We really want to like Scott Brown. But he's making it difficult. Like John McCain, Brown's best asset is the fact that he's running against the worst Democrat ever.

As this race gets tighter Brown seems to be succumbing to the idea that you'll pick up even more votes if you just move more to the left. Become a moderate and more people will like you!

Of course, it helps that most Massachusetts conservatives -- unlike the Left -- are not very principled and will easily support "the lesser of two evils" rather than demand any kind of ideological fortitude. (Too many of us haven't learned that you generally get what you deserve.)

Grilling at the Boston Herald editorial office

On Tuesday, Scott Brown met with the Boston Herald editorial staff (see below). And the results weren't particularly pretty. (Note: The Herald masquerades as a "conservative" paper, but in fact most of their staff could be easily intermixed with the Boston Globe. Maybe he was trying to impress them.)

Just the kind of headline we're not thrilled to see.
(Boston Herald, Wednesday, 1/6/10, p.6)

First of all, Brown tried to make it clear that he WOULDN'T be an automatic Republican vote in the US Senate, even on contentious issue.

Here's what the Herald reporter wrote about what Brown sees as his role in the US Senate:

Brown . . . said he wants to play the part of a swing vote, sought after by both sides of the aisle.

"I give you my word. What's the Republican Party gonna do to me? They haven't really done much for me now," he said. "So all of a sudden I'm obligated to them? I don't owe them anything. " . . .

"If I go down there, I'll be the 41st (Republican) senator," he said. "The Democrats have to come to me and say, 'Scott, we know you're an independent guy, can we have you on this issue?'"

"That's a great position to be in, he added.

Read entire article HERE.

[NOTE: Actually, the Republican party gave Brown a HUGE amount of help in the election to win his current state Senate seat. It was a special election and he was up against a well-supported Democrat in a Democrat district.]

And what about Brown and the "social issues"? As their left-wing columnist Margery Eagan wrote in her Wednesday column:

Yesterday morning I would have called Scott Brown a social conservative.

By the time he finished an hour with the Herald editors yesterday afternoon, he was calling himself a "social moderate." Yet he sounded like a social liberal.

Gay marriage, which he once wanted to put up for a referendum? "This is settled law" in Massachusetts, he said. "People have moved on." . . .

Pro-choice or pro-life? Brown, who's repeatedly pushed for abortion restrictions and has the support of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, said he doesn't like those "labels." Pressed, he agreed the "choice" should be between a woman and her doctor - the very definition of pro-choice. . .

Scott Brown even said he'd have voted for Sonia Sotomayor, the U.S. Supreme Court Justice ridiculed by the right as the ultimate angry, affirmation-action hire with the far-left agenda and the mediocre SATS.

Read entire column HERE.

Eagan opined that Brown has become Bill Weld (former Republican governor and noted RINO). Let's hope the election comes quickly, before Brown morphs into a Republican Barney Frank.

Right. Just what we need.

That having been said, here's why Brown is picking up steam: Read Howie Carr's column in today's Herald, "Feeling blue? Take a second look at Scott Brown"