Scott Brown elected senator from Massachusetts

posted at 9:51 pm on January 19, 2010 by Allahpundit

With 93 percent reporting, he’s winning by five. The AP called it around 20 minutes ago but Coakley called to concede even before that. Just as I’m writing this, MSNBC is reporting that The One phoned Brown to say congrats. Everything, and I mean everything, has changed.

You’ve been patient. I shall deny you no longer.

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My pickup truck had a grin on it this morning! And it even sounds more peppy!

Cybergeezer on January 20, 2010 at 8:46 AM

Before retireing last night a girded myself and read an open thread over at kos kiddies.

They were imploding. Giving each other internet hugs. Heads exploding. Blaming this and that. Some throwing in the Obama towel, others saying pull together and move forward.

Interestingly enough, most there seem to think Obama and the Democraps have not been progressive enough, and this is why they lost. Similar to the rhetoric of many here that McCain, for example was not conservative enough. Many posted that Obama had moved away from his base. Many also bashing big business. How stupid can they be? As many here are quick to point out, there are plenty of bad public servants from both parties.

This was a populist backlash to Mr. Hopey Changey, just not the populism he was expecting. Hand overplayed by the leftists/statists from day one.

riverrat10k on January 20, 2010 at 8:48 AM

I hope that Sen. Brown has a “conference” with that disgusting Libtard Chuckie Schumer immediately upon swearing in, to demonstrate the value of “enhanced interrogation techniques.”

BigAlSouth on January 20, 2010 at 8:48 AM

He was on fire during his rousing victory speech. It is the “people’s seat”. And he meant every word of it. Brown feels every bit of the outrage of the people who elected him in MA. A good preview of the devastation the Libs will face come November.

RepubChica on January 20, 2010 at 8:50 AM

Does this mean that MA finally buried JFK and his drunken, murdering, worthless, fatass brother?

SKYFOX on January 20, 2010 at 8:50 AM

Oh and watching the DSNBC hosts spin and squirm……priceless.

Gotta hand it to Maddow, though. She is professional, in a way. I think a bomb could go off under her a$$ and she would have the same smarmy smirk on her face. Olberdouche, not so much. It looked like his eyeballs were beginning to melt. And to the earlier poster, yes I think Hissy Chrissy was drunk and wee-weeing down his leg by the end. They can’t believe they lost this seat.

riverrat10k on January 20, 2010 at 8:52 AM

Good Morning All!

Your Secret Word For Today Is: Schadenfreude

theflyonthewall on January 20, 2010 at 8:55 AM

Interestingly enough, most there seem to think Obama and the Democraps have not been progressive enough, and this is why they lost. Similar to the rhetoric of many here that McCain, for example was not conservative enough.

riverrat10k on January 20, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Oh no you di’nt! LOL

ElectricPhase on January 20, 2010 at 9:04 AM

Olberdouche, not so much. It looked like his eyeballs were beginning to melt. And to the earlier poster, yes I think Hissy Chrissy was drunk and wee-weeing down his leg by the end. They can’t believe they lost this seat.

riverrat10k on January 20, 2010 at 8:52 AM

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Since this is the HA porn-bOT thread… No more scratch-n-sniff Senate Seat for those 2 leg humping idiOTs.

RalphyBoy on January 20, 2010 at 9:12 AM

I have been sated.

Abby Adams on January 20, 2010 at 9:22 AM

My coffee tastes better this morning. A lot better.

maineconservative on January 20, 2010 at 9:27 AM

And to the earlier poster, yes I think Hissy Chrissy was drunk and wee-weeing down his leg by the end.

Of course, he blamed it on those male chauvinist Mass. voters who couldn’t vote for a woman. Like the guy who drove a woman into a river and let her drown?

Steve Z on January 20, 2010 at 9:38 AM

AP – Thanks for the “Humpbot” last night. I slept like a baby.

PappaMac on January 20, 2010 at 9:48 AM

Keith Olberdouche has a coronary in 3…2….1. Heh!

NathanG on January 20, 2010 at 10:11 AM

Brown’s win was a big step in the right direction for the GOP. Brown is not a wingnut like Rush Limbaugh or a moron like Sarah Palin. It remains to be seen if the GOP can get more Scott Browns in November or if they will field more Sarah Palin/Joe the Plumber/Sean Hannity/Michele Bachmann type nut boxes.

Brown looks good on camera and speaks intelligently when asked questions. He does not spend a lot of time on Fox News and comes across as a reasonable, level headed, person. The test will be if he starts to appear on Fox News more than once per month or attends Tea parties. If so, he is toast. If not, he could be a major GOP force. If you recall George Bush was not a Fox News type of Republican and won two terms as President. I am not saying Brown will be President but this is a good start if he can stay away from the wingnut forces that are running the GOP.

Decider on January 20, 2010 at 10:17 AM

Brown’s win was a big step in the right direction for the GOP. Brown is not a wingnut like Rush Limbaugh or a moron like Sarah Palin. It remains to be seen if the GOP can get more Scott Browns in November or if they will field more Sarah Palin/Joe the Plumber/Sean Hannity/Michele Bachmann type nut boxes.

Decider on January 20, 2010 at 10:17 AM

Well, that certainly was a case of damning with faint praise — or was it praising with strong damnation?

With all respect, what Brown did was to leverage the anger of the People at a government which insists on spending far beyond its means — risking us all landing in the modern day debtor’s prison caused by borrowing from our kids to create for ourselves a public debt double or triple what it was when our generation first came into power.

Joe the Plumber stated his dream — to be left alone to earn the money he needs to expand his business. At the time, Obama claimed richness (the people who can afford to pay for the rest of us) would be measured at income levels above $250,000. The latest legislation drops that level to $75,000, and I suspect that number alarms a lot of people.

To put it bluntly, Brown’s message was identical to that of Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and Joe the Plumber — get the Government out of our wallets! And, to paraphrase another famous American, “he won!”.

unclesmrgol on January 20, 2010 at 10:39 AM

Funny stuff:
Kennedy’s seat is red in Massachusetts

Go to Massachusetts election 2010

Bee Gee’s redone

Stubie Doak’s other stuff is mostly local and may not translate well to non-Texan’s, but it is funny.

cozmo on January 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM

We won one for Mary Jo.

txdoc on January 20, 2010 at 11:29 AM

Did I just hear right that the TSA nominee pulled out? Guess he realized that public sentiment was not in Barry’s favor.

anniekc on January 20, 2010 at 8:38 AM

Yes you did:

Fox News:

Breaking News Obama’s TSA Nominee Withdraws Amid ‘Political Agenda’

The hits just keep coming!!!!

Baxter Greene on January 20, 2010 at 8:44 AM

American Bandstand. “I like it. Its got a good beat and it’s easy to dance to.”

What can Brown do for you?

ReagansRight on January 20, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Does the count go past 1000?

Coronagold on January 20, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Huh, guess not. Still 999.

Coronagold on January 20, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Whoops, there it goes.
What do I win?
Massachusett(e)s?

Coronagold on January 20, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Coronagold on January 20, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Actually, I’ve seen counts as high as 2000+, so maybe it’s just that we’ve overwhelmed HA’s server!
In case you didn’t beat me to comment #1000, I’d like to use it to reiterate my thanks to Allahpundit, Ed, and the mighty Mrs. Malkin for all their hard work! :-)

Mary in LA on January 20, 2010 at 12:17 PM

I tried posting last night and for some reason the site kept hiccuping my posts back at me.

All I can say is THANK YOU SCOTT BROWN!!!!!!!!!!!!

I still can’t believe this is happening.

You know, I’m enjoying a very simple sandwich for lunch today but watching all the lefties over at Kos and HP eating crow is making my lunch taste live a five-star meal. :D :D :D

Niere on January 20, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Thank You Massachusetts for 1776
Thank You Massachusetts for 2010

Thank You Scott Brown for fighting the good fight on behalf of America.

CAN YOU HEAR US NOW ???????????????

We’ll do our part in California this November.

Jimmy Doolittle on January 20, 2010 at 4:58 PM

I was on Drudge where he had the vote count update and Scott’s name was on the bottom but I was happy he was ahead. Second time I went to the site, Scott’s name was on top but I only checked the numbers and saw that the bottom numbers were lower than the top – I WAS PETRIFIED!!! Then I saw Scott’s name next to the higher numbers and I felt better, and then way better, and then felt FANTASTIC.

Way to go Scott!

Thanks MA for helping turn back the tied for a better America.

2010 is our year.

OneConservative on January 20, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Decider on January 20, 2010 at 10:17 AM

Your obsessiveness with Fox, Rush, and Bush is totally disturbing.

daesleeper on January 20, 2010 at 7:34 PM

“Brown’s win was a big step in the right direction for the GOP. Brown is not a wingnut like Rush Limbaugh or a moron like Sarah Palin. It remains to be seen if the GOP can get more Scott Browns in November or if they will field more Sarah Palin/Joe the Plumber/Sean Hannity/Michele Bachmann type nut boxes.

Brown looks good on camera and speaks intelligently when asked questions. He does not spend a lot of time on Fox News and comes across as a reasonable, level headed, person. The test will be if he starts to appear on Fox News more than once per month or attends Tea parties. If so, he is toast. If not, he could be a major GOP force. If you recall George Bush was not a Fox News type of Republican and won two terms as President. I am not saying Brown will be President but this is a good start if he can stay away from the wingnut forces that are running the GOP.”

Decider on January 20, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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LOL! Like the MSM, he thinks that Republicans can be tolerated only as long as they go along with the progressive agenda.

shorebird on January 20, 2010 at 11:29 PM

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