Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Don't Break Your Arm Patting Yourself On The Back...

Dems move past Scott Brown ghost with Mass. win
BOSTON (AP) — Drawing on the political might of the White House, Democrats have exorcized the ghost of Scott Brown.
Three years after the little-known Republican state senator shocked the political world with an unlikely victory here, veteran Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Markey won the special election Tuesday for U.S. Senate to replace John Kerry, defeating a Republican political newcomer with an all-star resume who failed to inspire Massachusetts voters and Washington's GOP leaders alike.
Markey - a career political hack who has been a US Rep for nearly as long as I've been alive - defeated a nobody by a whopping 10 points. 55%-45%. That was the margin of victory in a race where the Democrat had the support of the entire Democratic establishment and the Republican had ... [cue crickets]. They're trumpeting this as some resounding victory for the Democrats both in Massachusetts and across the nation.

A measly 10% win - in Massachusetts - over a nobody was the best they could do.

Ted Kennedy used to win by margins of 30% or more - and he didn't even bother campaigning. Both he and John Kerry faced re-election campaigns where there wasn't even a GOP candidate running against them. Ed Markey wins this election by 10% and this is the new surging DNC? Really? You want to hitch your wagon to that star, be my guest. 2014 isn't going to turn out like you expect, folks...

It's quite disappointing that the RNC chose to write this election off, but then again, they're not called The Stupid Party for nothing. A strong showing - even if Markey had won, but by a lesser margin - would have shown that they're actually in the game. But they'd rather stay out of it, preferring to distance themselves from what they perceived as a no-win election, than to actually fight for something. TL/DR, standard Stupid Party.

Markey is replacing John "Do you know who I am" Kerry, so it's not like the ideology is going to change any...

That is all.

5 comments:

Bob said...

Unfortunately, the Supreme Court gave the Dems their excuse for the ass-whipping they'll get in 2014: they'll claim that the overturn of the Voting Rights Act (and the resulting Voter ID laws going into effect) disenfranchised the black folks. Watch and see.

Armed Texan said...

Markey is replacing John "Do you know who I am" Kerry, so it's not like the ideology is going to change any...

Except that the seat lost several IQ points, something I did not think was possible until Markey came along.

Ed said...

Will Markey make Warren look like a statesman, or whatever?

Bubblehead Les. said...

So Markey found another way to continue feeding from the Public Trough, eh?

This guy makes Kucinich look like George Washington.

TOTWTYTR said...

If the Stupid Party had put in some effort, I think Gomez would have won.

Funny how the party of diversity worked so hard to put an old wealth white guy in the Senate over a young, self made wealthy, Hispanic.

And old white guy who has never worked at a real job, too boot.