Top 10 reasons the Dems lost in Massachusetts

10.  Obama – who believed his own rhetoric that the country was ready for the change he hoped for.

 9.  Obama – who, like Newt Gingrich after the ‘94 election and George W. Bush after the ‘04 election, came to believe that just because the voters voted them in meant they had been given a carte blanche to do whatever they wanted.

 8.  Obama – who forgot that when all the dust of an election settles down, Americans favor incremental change rather than sudden, quantum leaps.

 7.  Obama – who views politics in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Virginia, and elsewhere through the lens of Chicago politics as practiced by Rahm Emanuel.

 6.  Obama – who forgot that an incumbent president with sinking poll numbers should not make an eleventh-hour, high profile visit to boost a candidate with sagging poll numbers herself.

 5.  Obama – who forgot that Independent voters pay attention.

 4.  Obama – who sloughed off the Tea Party movement as a fringe element that had no impact on elections.

 3.  Obama – who pushed a massive health care proposal that polls showed was not favored by a majority of voters, so fast and so hard that he overshot the mark by a mile.

 2.  Obama – who pushed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to ram through a health care bill at any cost, and to make whatever deals he had to in order to secure passage.

 1.  Obama – who failed to recognize that cutting a sweetheart deal publicly with Big Labor less than one week before a key election, was a really boneheaded move.

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Robert Littel

January 22nd, 2010
1:20 pm

Hard Right Hook – You will make a great Storm-Trooper in the CSA (Corporatist States of America). Your devotion and brainless support to any dogma or doctrine they espouse will serve them well.

Robert Littel

January 23rd, 2010
3:50 pm

Hard Right Hook – Your “America, Love It or Leave It” suggestion is the same type of suggestion made by Hitler to the Jews in the early 1930s Germany. I have no doubt whatever, that you are of like mentality.

Hard Right Hook

January 23rd, 2010
7:40 pm

Well, well. The fraud professor returns, only to compare me to the N-A-Z-I’s again. Your first inference that I was like Joeseph Goebbels wasn’t good enough, I suppose. Now I am more like Heinrich Himmler, I guess? Revolting. Simply juvenile and classless. Straight out of MoveOn.org.

I hoper the moderators read this; you are in fact a pure idealogue with nothing of substance to offer.

Hank Williams Jr.

January 24th, 2010
9:21 am

” Lord I’m stuck up here with Dixie on my Mind” ,” A Country Boy Can Survive ” ,
2 songs that if we are made to change our National Anthem should be nominated as replacements.

Robert Littel

January 24th, 2010
10:51 am

Hard Right Hook – It is difficult to find analogies that fit your case outside the parameters of that outrageous experiment in “Uber-Class” rule when our economic system is being transformed into the same type of Socialism for the rich and Free-Enterprise for everyone else, that so characterized the 1930s German attempt at corporatist rule. The recent corporatist owned Supreme Court ruling on campaign fund limitations, is little more than a masked introduction of what the Germans called “The Enabling Acts”, that are now in place to be utilized by the corporatist “Uber-Class” once they are able to re-seize The White House. It is ignorant mindless shills for the simple sloganism they use to generate the type of fear they are hoping to utilize to get the generally disinterested, distracted, uneducated and ignorant so called “Independent Voter” to go against their best interests and again put them into power, where the mechanisms for total control are already in place.

People like you, though clueless as to how you are being used, will do quite well, because you will be useful to the new regime. There is always room for truncheon wielding, jack-booted, Brown-shirted thugs, when the rule of law is so easily corrupted.

Hard Right Hook

January 24th, 2010
1:29 pm

So now I’m a Brown Shirt (SA, or Sturmabteilung)?

That’s the 3rd time you’ve referred to me as a N-A-Z-I.

Gettinig kind of old, isn’t?

Trundle on over to the Daily KOS; I’m sure they’ll have some new suggestions for your rants; you can even claim them as your own, because you haven’t had an independant & cogent thought of your own for 30 years.

Robert Littel

January 24th, 2010
2:51 pm

Hard Right Hook – Don’t blame me for your fascist tendencies and what I suspect make you the cyber-bully you seem to be. I suspect that half of you loud-mouthed Right-wing screamers, are actually just failed wusses who have latched onto the politics of doctrinaire hate in and effort to get a measure of machismo into your life, denied you in a pitiful childhood and adolescence of rejection by women.

Once you leave the key-board, I suspect many of you revert to sad little creatures that are bullied by the larger Neanderthals in your life and shamed because you cannot compete with the brighter people around you. What is getting old is your denial of your basic nature and the message of intolerant hate that leads one to associate you with the elements of history you so want us to believe are not represented by the posters undoubtedly hanging on the wall in the parental basement where you reside.

Hank Williams Jr.

January 26th, 2010
7:59 pm

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cat

January 27th, 2010
11:37 am

Does anyone agree?

How to get my vote:

1. Secure our borders. Remove anyone here illegally.
2. Straight Sale’s Tax.
3. NO more “special spending” by gov.
4. One Idea per Bill.
5. If the Gov does not have the $, they do not get to spend the $.
6. If Banks, Car Companies, etc… Can’t make it – then they fail!
7. NO GOV healthcare
8. No GOV payoffs/bribes for senate votes
9. No shadowing the real issue of economy & security with:
a. abortion
b. gay marriage
c. racial profiling
d. global warming/cap & trade
e. affirmative action

If I could find a canidate who ran on this platform, he would get my vote.

Robert Littel

January 27th, 2010
6:06 pm

cat – There was one, Herbert Hoover. How’d that work out?

pudge

February 8th, 2010
5:00 pm

all i hear is far-left zealots slinging poo (teabagger this dumb hicks that) well let me slap you upside the head with some truth it wasnt the reps fault that this country is in the dirt its the progressive’s and it all started with Woodrow Wilson. and that great philosophy progressivism is going strong to day in both parties. Obama= progressive Mccain= progressive more than 80% of all elected officals are now progressive so if were going to get out of this mess start voting for the canidate’s that will lead us as our founding fathers wanted us to be lead. less goverment more freedom ——————
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