Jan 19 2010

Today It’s We The People!

Published by at 8:07 am under 2010 Elections,All General Discussions

Today in Massachusetts our friends, neighbors, family members and fellow Americans from that great state will have their say for all of us. The Political Industrial Complex (PIC) – inhabited by the two parties’ top politicians along with all those career staffers, lobbyists, consultants, news media cronies and talking heads – has been pounding us for weeks, telling us what to think and how to act.

But today it is The People’s Day to determine who will represent them in The People’s Seat. We are the owners of this country. We entrusted the PIC to represent our interests. We did not empower them to dictate to us and tell us why we morons should do what we are told.

2010 could be the start of the 2nd American revolution against overbearing government and spin-spewing, know-it-all, oppressive ‘leaders’. If so, then the 2010 revolution will (once again) start in Massachusetts – today.

President Obama has made it clear that if he and the Political Industrial Complex lose today, he plans to fight America in order to dictate what he wants.

President Barack Obama plans a combative response if, as White House aides fear, Democrats lose Tuesday’s special Senate election in Massachusetts, close advisers say.

“This is not a moment that causes the president or anybody who works for him to express any doubt,” a senior administration official said. “It more reinforces the conviction to fight hard.”

And people wonder why this wave of opposition is rising? The elected leader of the country has decided to fight the will of the people. Who does he think he will be fighting? The future for Massachusetts will be determined by the majority of voters in that state who call themselves independents. Is Obama going to get ‘combative’ with them?

President and DC elites should have heeded all the warning signs long ago and re-calibrated their plans. But this group in DC apparently only played lip service to uniting Americans under transparent processes with open debate for all. That was all a facade. Their intentions are now to go full steam ahead into the face of the American people. It has come to this – America versus the Political Industrial Complex in DC (and its tentacles which reach out like a cancer to every state).

President Obama and the liberal leaders in Congress were given a year to listen and act – and produce. This year it will be their turn to listen. And today will be the election which was heard around the world.

Today’s election can either be a wake up call or a clarion call. As Japanese Admiral Yamamoto noted after the bombing of Pearl Harbor Japan [AJStrata: I hate early AM posts B4 coffee], the Japanese had awakened a sleeping giant that would consume them. DC might want to think about how they want to deal with that giant.

Update: Allahpundit frames it well: “Imagine the contempt you’d have to have for voters’ intelligence to spin …”

Imagine indeed.

Addendum: One thing is coming out of this race in Massachusetts was noted by Jim Geraghty in his excellent round up of the race:

But the query and the Kennedy invocations on the part of the Democrats helped underline Brown’s preferred contrasts — insider vs. outsider, the status quo vs. the opposition, the candidate who treated the general election as a mere formality vs. the guy willing to work for every vote.

Just a reminder that the American people are looking for Mavericks who will step out from Main Street and tackle DC’s entrenched arrogance.

Udpate: Reader ama055131 notes this interesting piece at Pollster.com. Looks like it will be a good day in MA.

Update: Follow live messaging of the election here, and see what the voters are seeing at the polls here.

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Today It’s We The People!

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  2. archtop says:

    Good luck to Scott Brown! I hope he’s victorious tonight (after 2008, I never want to count my chickens…).

    If Brown does win, I hope it means the end of “machine” politics and (less likely but I’m hopeful) the end of saturation-bombing negative campaign ads!

    I saw this comment from a student in Boston at The Corner on NRO’s site:

    “One additional thing I’ve noticed is the stark difference between the tones of the two campaigns. Brown’s ads and supporters have been upbeat, optimistic, and focused on the benefits of candidate Brown and independent thinking in the Senate. Coakley’s campaign seems to be preoccupied with smearing Scott. Voters have noticed. One of the common themes among voters I talked to this weekend was how distasteful they found Coakley’s messaging and how annoying they found the Democratic Party’s assumption that they (MA voters) would fall in line.”

  3. ama055131 says:

    A.J. Mark Blumenthal over at Pollster.com has a interesting article about Coakley’s internal numbers.


  4. WWS says:

    It’s not surprising at all that Obama is taking this path, even though it is guaranteed to lead to absolute electoral disaster in the fall. He and his advisors have decided that if he takes a centrist route he is going to infuriate his base so much that he will be finished politically. So, just like you-know-who in the bunker, Obama, Axelrod, Reid, Pelosi, and Emmanuel have decided that if they are going down, they are going to take the entire party down with them. In that, I think they will succeed. There’s no one associated with the Democrat Party who has the power to stop them anymore.

    That’s the problem with letting radicals take over every lever of power with no checks or balances on them – when they go bad, the entire organization fails.

    There’s another factor in their decision that may be just as important – Obama and his two most important advisors, Axelrod and Emmanuel, have *never* known how to truly govern. That’s been behind all the uncomfortableness of the last year, where Obama has basically abdicated any true leadership and simply farmed out all of the policy decisions to Holder, Reid, and Pelois. Obama and Axelrod had no idea what to do with power, so they fiddled around and let those who had strong ideas (Reid, Holder, and Pelosi) do whatever they wanted. What Axelrod wanted, *needed*, was somebody to fight against, some enemy to point to and go negative on. That’s been behind all the attempts to scapegoat Palin, or Limbaugh, or Fox News, or anyone they think is in opposition. They are desperate for a strong, identifiable enemy because that is the only thing they know how to do, and it is the only thing that can give them some kind of focus.

    It is a simplistic and deeply destructive view of the world, and no one can possibly govern effectively this way. (See Hugo Chavez for a good example of this in action.) And I don’t think Obama will ever be like that, because even if he wanted to, it’s already too late. Now, the more he attacks the more he drives independants away and the worse his election chances get.

    I don’t think that taking back the Senate in the fall is a realistic goal for the GOP *yet* – but if Obama takes this line and sticks to it for the next 6 months, it will be.

    And just for fun, a clip that I anticipate playing a lot tonight:


  5. Alert1201 says:

    I think WWS is correct; if 0bama digs for a fight in it will be the end of the democratic party. They will be left with a small group of radicals steering a ship of mindless democratic drones with moderates and indies having jumped overboard.

    Lets hope the republicans are able to get and keep them on board.

  6. KauaiBoy says:

    The American public has finally gotten to see what the Democrat party and its “leaders” are made of, which it didn’t get during the 2008 election (thanks in large part to the politics of division promulgated by the media). It is nothing more than a collection of fiefdoms modeled on the Chicago political machine with the common goal of self enrichment (e.g. Al Gore and the climate industry; Sharpton and Jackson in the shakedown industry; the Chicago Olympics; unions and health care; the gays and their need for attention). Obama is the greatest stooge hoisted on the American people by people who have grandiose visions but no common sense. The American people make a lot of stupid decisions (look at the halls of Congress) but don’t like being called stupid so will lash out at the closest target—which is now the 21st century reincarnation of progressive communism (but with a kinder, gentler and more enlightened delivery).

    Massachusetts — the Midway of our time!

  7. archtop says:


    “I don’t think that taking back the Senate in the fall is a realistic goal for the GOP *yet* – but if Obama takes this line and sticks to it for the next 6 months, it will be.”

    I agree, but then three months ago I NEVER thought MA would even be close!

    It will be interesting as we go forward to monitor Senate polls for CA (Boxer) and NY (Gildebrand) – if those start to be really competitive, look out!

    I would love for a Scott Brown type candidate in NY to take on Chuck Schumer!!

  8. Redteam says:

    “As Japanese Admiral Yamamoto noted after the bombing of Japan, ”

    I’m just guessing but should have said,
    ‘noted after Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor.’

  9. AJStrata says:

    Thanks Redteam

  10. Neo says:

    Massachusetts stages Tea Party .. King Barry responds by vowing other “Coercive Acts”.

    Yeah … that’s the ticket.

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  12. smill1953 says:

    The Dems just don’t get it.