Scott Brown, Martha Coakley and the Blue State Rebellion

by Crocker on January 17, 2010, 5:41 pm

in Media,Politics

Politically, I’ve always thought it sucked to live in a deep-blue state in deepest-blue New England – after all, the name of this blog is “Behind Blue Lines” and we’ve incorporated the Checkpoint Charlie sign as part of our persona.

Over the past year, however, I’ve begun to think that the “progressive” establishment here is rotten to the core and ready for The Big Shove. The broad-based rebellion we see under way in progressive Massachusetts has only reinforced my view.

Which leads me to Scott Brown and Martha Coakley. I think that Brown will win on Tuesday and his victory will finish ObamaCare. And Brown will win not because Martha Coakley is a terrible campaigner – which she is – but because she’s part and parcel of a progressive elite that’s now openly despised from Obama on down. Ordinary people will tolerate coercion just so long and then they’ll fight back – and the Tea Party movement is only the tip of the iceberg. But let’s look at the highlights, shall we?

Scott Brown: It’s not Teddy Kennedy’s seat, it’s the people’s seat.

Martha Coakley: Catholics shouldn’t work in the emergency room:

Curt Schilling is a Yankees fan:

And Schilling’s response:

I’ve been called a lot of things. But never, and I mean never, could anyone ever make the mistake of calling me a Yankee fan. Well, check that, if you didn’t know what the hell is going on in your own state maybe you could….

Dorothy Rabinowitz of the Wall Street Journal piles on Coakley for her persecution of the Amirault family. And Glenn Reynolds’ tart comments.

Brown’s massive rally today in Worcester, courtesy of Glenn Reynolds.

And Coakley’s lame rally with Hope ‘n Change in Boston:

It’s going to very, very interesting on Tuesday.

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