Posts tagged ‘Massachusetts’

January 20, 2010

Scott Brown defeats Martha Coakley in Massachusetts

by thoughtfulconservative

By now, I expect everyone has heard that Scott Brown (R) defeated Martha Coakley (D) for Ted Kennedy’s old seat.

We’ve also heard, ad nauseum, about what this means for President Obama, the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, health care reform, the 2010 elections, the 2012 presidential elections, well, you get the point.

Cable news, blogs and others need to fill space and this fits the bill.

Was there one main reason Brown won? I doubt it. And let’s not overreact to any one reason or consequence of the Republican victory. There were many.

The truth is, no matter what you’ve heard, they all probably are right in some sense about the meaning of Brown’s victory.

You’ve heard them and I won’t bore you by repeating them.

Republicans still have work to do. Democrats have work to do. Obama has work to do. The voters are angry and they will take out their anger at whomever they perceive is connected to the root of their anger.

December 23, 2008

Quick Hits

by thoughtfulconservative

Emptying out my drafts folder:

Top 9 Good Habits For A Deep Recession – These are good habits when there’s no recession.

From the Pew Research Center, The Religious Makeup of Congress – a nice graphical representation of the religious beliefs of the Congress compared with the American public as a whole.

By the director of new media in Obama’s Minnesota campaign, Developing a New Media Strategy for Campaigns Large and Small. This, of course, would not contradict experienced hands as Wigderson and Fraley who tell me, depending on the campaign, that a candidate needs to go door-to-door, but would be in addition to that.

How Can Facebook Crack its Advertising Problem? One problem with Facebook–it appeals to older folks like me who aren’t enticed to click the ads.

Cory Leibman has resurrected Eye on Wisconsin. Cory is a “progressive,” but he’s also a thinker and I like to read thoughtful folks like myself. 🙂

Massachusetts has a new marijuana law.

It sounds simple, but David Capeless, president of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association, said the new policy presented a thicket of questions and complications.

There, now I feel better.

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