Whoa!! What's going on here?
It wasn't supposed to be like this. Martha Coakley was supposed to inherit Senator Ted Kennedy's seat in Congress. After all, it's a no brainer--she's a woman, she's a democrat, she's liberal and this is the People's Republic of Massachuseetts(Oops, sorry I misspelled Massachusetts). But along the way to coronation, Martha ran into a little problem; she has to go to the voters and actually ask for peoples votes before she goes to DC.
And the people of the Commonwealth are non-too-happy about what's going on in Washington. In fact they're really pissed off. There's these small details concerning a government that's growing the debt by leaps and bounds. There's the small problem of healthcare legislation that can kindly be called a "monstrosity". There's the imperiousness of a president and Congress that won't even entertain the ideas of the opposition. So, that bastion of liberalism and progressive thought, Massachusetts, is wondering whether sending another Democratic sock puppet to Congress would be such a good idea.
At one time Massachusetts led the nation as a beacon of freedom and individualism, but, as any resident of our nanny state knows, those days are long gone. Will there be enough concerned citizens left in the Commonwealth to effect the kind of change necessary to return the state to even a semblance of respectability? I hope so, but I'm not going to hold my breath. The sock puppet may just sneak by and then we'll just have another hapless anti-free market buffoon occupying Ted Kennedy's seat in Foggy Bottom.
There is a silver lining, however, and that will be the 2010 mid term Congressional elections. Regardless of whether or not Martha Coakley goes to Washington, the democrats should be aware that Independents, republicans and other assorted free market types are, as I said earlier, PISSED OFF! Beware thieves of the peoples freedom--your days are numbered.