The Republicans are bragging about their well-built voting machine and wanting a “change” in D.C. Well, the change they are going to get is more of the same. Funny how they don’t remember how we got in this mess in the first place — at least eight years of Republicans being able to spend our money and not being called on it. Now that the well is dry, all of a sudden, it’s the Democrats fault so they elect a truck driving “cute” model to represent Massachusetts.
Blame Martha Coakley for a lackluster campaign? No, blame the 58 percent of Democrats that didn’t get off their “rusty dusty” and cast a vote. As Rev. Joseph Lowery recently said, it’s not the end of the world — cheer up. We get another chance in November; let’s show the USA that Massachusetts can vote on the issues.
Sometimes, it’s wise to keep your mouth shut before you reveal your lack of knowledge to the world outside. There was no big upset of the Democratic machine in Massachusetts, by Mr. Brown. The machine was on “sleep mode.”
There were already rumors swirling around about the candidate, Martha Coakley and her lack of deference to the Kennedy family. Apparently, she rushed into the race before the wishes of the family had been considered.
Massachusetts is still Kennedy country. Even, the winner of the contest, Sen. Scott Brown was careful to make it clear in his acceptance speech that Ted Kennedy’s shoes would be hard to fill by any man. He also made it known that he had contacted the senator’s widow on election night.
The Republicans can try to make a big deal of this special election at their peril. I’ve witnessed the tidal wave of the Independent-Democratic movement over the years when time has come for a change. Right now, the machine is on standby.
We’ve reached the point where it’s time to get a bail-out for ourselves. No more trickery with our tax money, no more excuses. It’s later than you think.