Republican Scott Brown is expected to win today's special Senate election in Massachusetts, signaling that the GOP is changing in a big way. You see, Brown once posed nude in Cosmopolitan magazine, whereas it used to be, if you wanted to see a Republican sprawled out naked, you had to go all the way to the Minneapolis airport men's room.
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These satirical anti-Scott Brown ads come from the conservative humor site The Nose on Your Face, though they probably would have been as effective as anything Martha Coakley did(n't) do to get into office…
And if that doesn't convince Massachusetts voters, here's an accusation that's even worse…
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Well, the Democrats had themselves a nice little run there, but it looks like the GOP is going to win today's special Senate election in Massachusetts. That will of course cut the number of Democratic Senators to 59, a scant 18 seats more than the Republicans, which only seems like a pretty strong majority if you aren't using pussy-math.
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Today Massachusettsians head to the polls for a referendum on President Obama's existence a special election to fill the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's seat, with Democratic state Attorney General Martha Coakley facing a surprisingly tough challenge from Voltron-endorsed Republican Scott Brown.
Coakley has run a snoozer of a campaign thus far, but this video from a weekend Brown rally might just wake her up: amidst a chorus of angry booing, someone in the crowd yells "Suicide!" and then someone else yells "Stick a curling iron up HER butt," to which Scott Brown chuckles and says, "We can do this."
Surprise surprise, Brown's campaign insists he didn't hear his supporter's remark (a reference to a 2005 case Coakley handled as District Attorney), and when he said "we can do this" he meant it in a general campaign-type fashion.
So, more like "We can stick a curling iron up national health care reform's butt, yes, we can do this."
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Barack Obama to Campaign for Martha Coakley in Massachusetts Because Things Can Still Get a Little Bit Worse for Dems
Great news! Barack Obama is staking the next three years of his presidency on Martha Coakley's somnambulist campaign for Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat in Massachusetts.
This is particularly great, since nobody can get Coakley to campaign for herself, so she'll need all the help she can get.
I'm predicting that this will end well for everybody!
The White House has decided to OWN the race in Massachusetts, despite faulting Coakley for running a sleeper of a campaign since the primary… Coakley needs help turning out Obama Democrats… Democrats who SUPPORT health care reform… Democrats need to understand the stakes. Health care reform hangs in the balance… that's not an exaggeration…
The psychological effect of a loss in Massachusetts would be significant. It might persuade Democrats to retire. It might persuade folks who've compromised on health care to take a step back. It will almost certainly further demoralize the Democratic Party.
I can dig that logic. If almost the entire Democrat Party is about to nosedive itself into a Slumdog Millionaire-style pool of liquid feces, you might as well throw the White House in there as well.
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