Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I'm in a Courtyard Marriott on the western end of Puerto Rico having spent a couple of hours drinking in the casino, winning at slots ($40 on the first pull, $5 on the second, and then out), watching a colleague win at blackjack, and constantly refreshing Drudge until he flashed Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts. Sweet.
Anyway, a few drinks into it I'm wondering whether Scott Brown needs to try very hard to be (in his words) "a worthy successor to the late Senator Edward Kennedy." But it was cool that he said that Ayla is "available." She's going to be one of the cuter Senatorial daughters. Nice line about offering to "drive the truck down to Washington so" Obama could see it, and double nice challenging Obama to a game of two on two. Scott and (Boston College basketball player) Ayla vs. Barack and Reggie Love would be quite the game, I suspect.
Anyway, a few Scott-related links for those of you who did not see them elsewhere.
A churlish prediction from a bitter man.
A prediction from an unlikely source that Barack Obama will be a one-term president.
A victory for Mitt Romney, too.
Ooh, Brown re terrorists: "Our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them and not lawyers to defend them!" Sweet. My heart goes a-flutter.
Power Line salutes Scott Brown.
If you've lost Wolf Blitzer, you've lost America. OK, not really, but it sounds good.
If you absolutely must, wear something brown tomorrow. As long as it is not a shirt.
The Democrats form a circular firing squad.
And, finally, the giant Insty-roundup.
I'm freaking giddy. I'm sure something will go wrong tomorrow to wake me from this, but it sure is fun right now.
Chrissie in " prediction from an unlikely source" is pretty unhinged. Like most progressives his words about tactics are more appropriately directed at Progressive actions:
"Fundamentals also mean dirty tricks, soft money, lies, distortion, casting yourself as a victim or oppressed when you and your target demos clearly aren't, displacement of evil out-groups or straw villians (ACORN, illegals and other hobgoblins), recruitment (and eventual casting away...watch it folks) of stormtroopers (e.g. Tea Partiers). Couple that with your own PR arm--Fox News and Fox Business News--well, you have a machine where the players are interchangeable, not irreplaceable."
davod, after I linked to Nat Turner's Revenge and read the sentence you quoted,I had the same reaction. Here is another example of Democrats in Action,courtesy of Hot Air.
The Massachusetts secretary of state is discounting reports of voter irregularities in the state's Senate special election.
A spokesman for Secretary of State William Galvin said Tuesday two reports of spoiled ballots could not be verified or found to be widespread.
In one case, someone voting in Cambridge claimed a ballot had already been marked for Republican Scott Brown. There was no way to verify the claim, but the ballot was destroyed.
In another case, a person in Boston reported finding a ballot inside a privacy folder also marked for Brown. Officials say it may have been left inadvertently by an earlier voter.
Aides to Democrat Martha Coakley called a news conference to raise voter awareness of the concerns.
Both Cambridge and Boston (surprise, surprise) went BIG for Coakley. Connect the dots. You don't commit fraud in your opponent's stronghold. Not even Dumbocrats do that.
Tonight we celebrate. And, we salute Scott Brown who showed the right stuff. I'm still having a hard time believing he's a Republican. Then again, the Republican party ignored him until two weeks ago, so it's not him, it's the party as usual.
Tomorrow we still have mountains (though the glaciers seem quite safe despite feeble argument) to move.
Rest well. We have much work to do.