PPP poll in MA shows Brown up five over Warren

posted at 12:41 pm on August 22, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Well, what do you know — maybe there’s some hope for Massachusetts after all.  Democratic pollster PPP applied a likely-voter test for the first time in the Bay State, and discovers that incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown has a small but significant lead over his Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren.  The bad news?  Brown didn’t build that lead all by himself:

Scott Brown has returned to the lead in the crucial Massachusetts Senate race. The two were tied at 46% in PPP’s late June poll, but in the firm’s first test of likely voters in this fall’s election, Brown tops Elizabeth Warren, 49-44.

Independents make up almost half (48%) of voters, one of their largest shares of any state’s electorate. Unlike in many states where the role of independents is overblown, here they are truly decisive. And right now Brown is winning with them by 26 points (58-32), similar to June (57-33). To top that off, Brown has grown a bit both with his own party and Warren’s. He has essentially locked up his base (91-7, up from 86-9 just under two months ago), and is now poaching 20% of Warren’s partisans, up from 18% and leaving her with only 73% of the party which accounts for two-and-a-half times as many voters as Brown’s does.

Even in Massachusetts, it seems that there may be a limit to progressive antipathy toward entrepreneurs:

Voters are also still more concerned that Warren is too liberal (41%) than that Brown is too conservative (30%), including a 50-19 disparity with independents. They also see Brown as more an independent voice for the state (49%) than a partisan voice for national Republicans (38%), including 56-28 with independents.

At first blush, the sample looks like it has a ridiculous D/R/I split of 38/15/48.  Then, when you look at the 2008 exit polls for Massachusetts (there aren’t any for 2010), the sample looks positively optimistic for Republicans, as the 2008 turnout split 43/17/40.  It’s close enough to the 2008 model to be realistic for 2012, especially since the declared 2008 vote from this sample is 58/33/8 for Obama, which went 62/36 in the actual election.  If the turnout this time becomes any more Republican or Republican-leaning, then Warren may be in bigger trouble than even PPP might suggest.

A couple of notes of caution apply.  Brown is still below the 50% mark that incumbents need to feel secure at this stage.  A majority of respondents want the Senate to remain in Democratic control at 53%, compared with only 36% that want to see control shift to the GOP.  That desire may convince late deciders to pull for Warren, although independents are much more evenly split on this question, 42/4o in favor of continued Democratic control.

Still, if 50% of Massachusetts independents consider Warren and her “you didn’t build that” philosophy too liberal for their tastes (with only 38% calling her “just right”), imagine the impression she’ll leave as a featured speaker at the Democratic convention in two weeks.  When class warfare isn’t selling in Massachusetts, shouldn’t Team Obama be looking for a Plan B that doesn’t involve the self-professed intellectual inspiration for the Occupy Movement speaking to the nation on his behalf?


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AW COME ON MASS VOTERS!!!!

What about those CHEEK BONES!!!!!!

ToddPA on August 22, 2012 at 12:42 PM

PPP poll in MA shows Brown up five over Warren

People with High Cheek Bones effected Most.

dirtseller on August 22, 2012 at 12:43 PM

It’s the PRM, of course they are going to pull the lever for Warren to keep the Senate in D hands.

Nathan_OH on August 22, 2012 at 12:44 PM

If I were 1/32 Cherokee I would be 1/32 depressed right now.

NotCoach on August 22, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Careful. I think I am noticing a change in PPP’s polling strategy. Where in the past they had way oversampled Democrats giving the impression they were doing much better than reality, PPP has in some recent polls gone in exactly the opposite; way oversampling Republicans to give an impression the Republican is doing better than he really is. The recent PPP poll on the Missouri Senate race is a case in point.

crosspatch on August 22, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Lie-a-watha lose to pale face.

Corporal Tunnel on August 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Squaw Rides-on-Harley layum big egg.

Chuck Schick on August 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Thank God! Although I did like the picture of her on the motorcycle and the chance it gave Iowahawk to zing her yet again.

Cindy Munford on August 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM

But Pawpaw’s cheekbones look so…Indian!

Rational Thought on August 22, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Back to the college teepee for you, Fauxcahontas

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on August 22, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Maybe it is time for warren to get another cook-book out before the election?

warren is a complete joke, IMO!
L

letget on August 22, 2012 at 12:47 PM

But, but…Akin!

Dack Thrombosis on August 22, 2012 at 12:47 PM

In bigger news: CONNECTICUT SENATE RACE POLL: MCMAHON R 49 MURPHY D 46

Bring the Smackdown!!!!

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 22, 2012 at 12:47 PM

crosspatch on August 22, 2012 at 12:44 PM

PPP polling is traditionally suspect, but I think they changed their model a couple of weeks ago from registered voters to likely voters.

How about this poll though. Now that would be an awesome pickup.

NotCoach on August 22, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I didn’t become a 1/32 Cherokee on my own. It took a % of real Cherokees, somewhere in the mix, to make me what I am, today. And, if the GOP had its way, I would’ve been aborted.

- The 1/32 Fraud

/

OhEssYouCowboys on August 22, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Maybe…just maybe…an old white liberal woman who lies about being a Native American to secure a job at Harvard is just a bridge too far for more than 50% of democrat voters. Maybe…just maybe. If so, it would be a wonderful thing for this country, to learn that even among democrats, lying like this to benefit from affirmative action is just too, too much. It means that somewhere out there, common sense and basic decency are taking hold.

Rational Thought on August 22, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Was CT even on the radar before this? Because if it wasn’t, it might be a nice exchange for MO. (Though it probably has bizarre interactions with that very demographic, come to think.)

Wow!! IF McMahon can put the smack down on Murphy!!!!

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 22, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Great news. Next pay check, I pull out the wallet and this is one race I’m giving to. Another is the one in Maryland. Miracles have happened before and Maryland under the Dems is sinking into the confiscatory taxation sink hole and their solution is to invite in the mob.

Who else has a fighting chance of winning and needs as much support as they can get.

Portia46 on August 22, 2012 at 12:49 PM

So we’re going to lose Missouri but keep MA?

gwelf on August 22, 2012 at 12:50 PM

We will take the Presidency, the Senate and keep the House. We will add governors. We will repeal and stuff. We will cut and stuff. We will prevail.

nitzsche on August 22, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Careful. I think I am noticing a change in PPP’s polling strategy. Where in the past they had way oversampled Democrats giving the impression they were doing much better than reality, PPP has in some recent polls gone in exactly the opposite; way oversampling Republicans to give an impression the Republican is doing better than he really is. The recent PPP poll on the Missouri Senate race is a case in point.

crosspatch on August 22, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Well, as Ed says, the sample doesn’t seem suspect. Plus, they’d have no reason to promote Brown…they had every reason to push Akin, however, to keep him in the race. And apparently the guy bought it.

changer1701 on August 22, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Sidebar: Don’t the cattle in Massachusetts know that she’s an “expert” in bankruptcy law? Don’t they understand how much she’s going to be in demand, if The Commie is re-elected?

Don’t they know that the GOP probably wanted her to be aborted?

Don’t they know?

OhEssYouCowboys on August 22, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Careful. I think I am noticing a change in PPP’s polling strategy. Where in the past they had way oversampled Democrats giving the impression they were doing much better than reality, PPP has in some recent polls gone in exactly the opposite; way oversampling Republicans to give an impression the Republican is doing better than he really is. The recent PPP poll on the Missouri Senate race is a case in point.

crosspatch on August 22, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Yeah, but do they really have an incentive to do that in Mass? Brown will be campaigning his aft off no matter what just because of the huge Dem registration advantage there – he can’t afford to relax at all.

Now maybe if PPP was planning to oversample Dems right after the Dem convention to show “momentum” for Fauxcahontas (and probably other Dem candidates), your theory would make more sense.

fiatboomer on August 22, 2012 at 12:53 PM

What do you think of these apples.

Election 2012: Connecticut Senate
Connecticut Senate: McMahon (R) 49%, Murphy (D) 46%
via rasmussen

rob verdi on August 22, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Wow, could my state actually be coming to its senses? Especially after Blumenfraud?

That is a very winnable contest – Murphy is a doofus – a career politician with no business experience.

Linda can layeth the smacketh down pretty hard.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on August 22, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Careful. I think I am noticing a change in PPP’s polling strategy. Where in the past they had way oversampled Democrats giving the impression they were doing much better than reality, PPP has in some recent polls gone in exactly the opposite; way oversampling Republicans to give an impression the Republican is doing better than he really is. The recent PPP poll on the Missouri Senate race is a case in point.

crosspatch on August 22, 2012 at 12:44 PM

PPP was trolling for Akin to stay in the race, usually ALL their polls over sample republicans until close to the election when their reputation is on the line.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 22, 2012 at 12:53 PM

In bigger news: CONNECTICUT SENATE RACE POLL: MCMAHON R 49 MURPHY D 46

Bring the Smackdown!!!!

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 22, 2012 at 12:47 PM

THANK YOU RAQUEL!!! ME LIKEY!!

ToddPA on August 22, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Uh oh. It looks like the middle class will continue to get hammered.

Cicero43 on August 22, 2012 at 12:55 PM

When class warfare isn’t selling in Massachusetts, shouldn’t Team Obama be looking for a Plan B that doesn’t involve the self-professed intellectual inspiration for the Occupy Movement speaking to the nation on his behalf?

No way. Team Obama needs to double down at the Indian Summer Pow Wow.

Curtiss on August 22, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Is she showing us the size of Odumbo’s manhood in that photo??

Sasha List on August 22, 2012 at 12:56 PM

BTW, what’s the deal with horrid looking blondes visually describing penis sizes? We see the DWS “So you’re really not this big Mr. Presdient?” picture all the time around here. Is this pic Warren’s reply to DWS? “No Debbie, more like this.”

NotCoach on August 22, 2012 at 12:56 PM

So…Elizabeth ‘Dances With Crabs’ Warren ( See her ‘authentic Cherokee recipe contributions to Harvard Native American foods cook book, both of which are for crab recipe’s, both of which were plagiarized from a NYC chef) finds that striking a pose for years doesn’t pay off in the end.

I guess those ‘high cheekbones’ will only carry her so far in the face of reality.

thatsafactjack on August 22, 2012 at 12:57 PM

imagine the impression she’ll leave as a featured speaker at the Democratic convention in two weeks

Well, she does have high cheekbones.

JusDreamin on August 22, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Warren is a perfect example of how democrats are able to ignore major gaffs and still run and even be in a position to win. Warren lied about being an American Indian and yet no one has called for her to step aside and let someone else run. Obama even quoted her in his “you didn’t build that” speech.

Yet, Akin makes a gaff, which he apologized for and cleared up, and the party leaders are still up in arms for him to step aside.

There are some lessons the republicans need to learn from the democrats and one such lesson is how to handle statements that sound crazy and are major gaffs. I mean, Biden is the most gaff riddled VP of all time and he is still on the ticket.

Republicans need to react the same way to Akin as the democrats have to Warren.

cmc on August 22, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Scott Brown’s latest radio ad.

Del Dolemonte on August 22, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Maybe some folks tried her “Cold Omelets with Crab Meat” and “Crab with Tomato Mayonnaise Dressing” Indian recipes and found them less than authentic. Brown looks like more of a beer and baked beans kind of guy.

peski on August 22, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Damn those RACIST! ™ Massachusetts voters!

Pork-Chop on August 22, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Princess PreferentialHire is losing to a WHITE MAN? Oh the outrageous outrage! The Native American loses again! /s

theCork on August 22, 2012 at 12:58 PM

I don’t know about the polls, but I love the Cherokee-style haircut.

Paul-Cincy on August 22, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Give Pizza Chants…

DUMB dumb dumb,
DUMB dumb dumb,
DUMB dumb dumb…

Don’t under estimate the power of stupidity… Keep up the chants — There’s still plenty of time for Warren to do another rain dance…

drfredc on August 22, 2012 at 12:59 PM

What!? This is going to deprive the US Senate of having its first female native American member! This cannot stand. My goodness, what will the rest of the 1/32 Cherokees think?

AZfederalist on August 22, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Ed, isn’t the proper Cherokee greeting “How..” rather than “Whoa?

I’m a little rusty on mah Cherokee, but that’s what Tonto told me…./

ted c on August 22, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Is the position of her fingers, in the thread picture, her visual approximation of her Cherokee heritage?

OhEssYouCowboys on August 22, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Republicans need to react the same way to Akin as the democrats have to Warren.

cmc on August 22, 2012 at 12:57 PM

That’s impossible with a media biased toward the Democrats. If the MSM were to be considered the playing field, it’s an uphill battle all the time for Republicans no matter how RINO they are.

The Republicans aren’t the one failing to do their job and need to change. The MSM are the ones lacking–like giving passes to Dem candidates at every turn. If the media held a solid standard, Warren would have maybe been pushed to withdraw for cheating the Affirmative Action system.

Then again, if the media weren’t so without a standard, AA might well be a thing of the past by now.

Liam on August 22, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Why dont we see loads of articles about how the Democrats are ideologically so far out there, that they picked a candidate so extreme, that she is hardly competetive in friggin Taxachusetts?

Valkyriepundit on August 22, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Another white man running roughshod over the indians again?

Don L on August 22, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Is the position of her fingers, in the thread picture, her visual approximation of her Cherokee heritage?

OhEssYouCowboys on August 22, 2012 at 1:05 PM

“This much magnified 10 million times with the most powerful electron microscope in the world.”

NotCoach on August 22, 2012 at 1:08 PM

every Democratic Senate candidate has the same values as Cherokee Elizabeth Warren.

ted c on August 22, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Why dont we see loads of articles about how the Democrats are ideologically so far out there, that they picked a candidate so extreme, that she is hardly competetive in friggin Taxachusetts?

Valkyriepundit on August 22, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Because liberals, especially in the MSM, are convinced they are the ‘middle’; there is no such thing to them as a radical Left. So, anything other than liberal is considered ‘outside the mainstream’ at best, but usually labeled extreme.

Liam on August 22, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Guess they can put MT in the dark red.

I’d love to stick this poll in my neighbor’s mailbox,the ones with the Obama/Biden 2012 sign in it.

MontanaMmmm on August 22, 2012 at 1:11 PM

That is enough to drive a Princess to fire water.

bayview on August 22, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Another white man running roughshod over the indians again?

Don L on August 22, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Headline November 7th: Scott Brown Tricked Me With Shiny Beads!

NotCoach on August 22, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Maoists hardest hit.

petefrt on August 22, 2012 at 1:12 PM

In bigger news: CONNECTICUT SENATE RACE POLL: MCMAHON R 49 MURPHY D 46
Bring the Smackdown!!!!
Raquel Pinkbullet on August 22, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Thanks for the news, Raquel.
Many (but not all) of my CT neighbors regret their Obie vote, but Blumenthal, as will Murphy, tapped into Bridgeport and New Haven, where there are lots and lots of Bambots on the welfare dole.

Linda has buckets of money, and is running some hard hitting ads. Heck, I got a robocall from a little old lady voice about how Obama has already robbed Medicare of $716 billion…and that was the very day after she won the primary!!!

It’s a long shot in deep blue CT, but McMahon is aggressive and ready to spend $$$.

marybel on August 22, 2012 at 1:13 PM

I’d love to stick this poll in my neighbor’s mailbox,the ones with the Obama/Biden 2012 sign in it.

MontanaMmmm on August 22, 2012 at 1:11 PM

That’s what I do with the little blue bags after I take the dog for a walk. ;0

Happy Nomad on August 22, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Did Barack Obama build failure?

I think he did.

NoDonkey on August 22, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Democratic pollster PPP applied a likely-voter test for the first time in the Bay State

And possibly the last time.

farsighted on August 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM

I’d love to stick this poll in my neighbor’s mailbox,the ones with the Obama/Biden 2012 sign in it.

MontanaMmmm on August 22, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Whats stopping you? grin*
Or just crank up the death metal at 2AM..full blast. ;)

bazil9 on August 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM

so would a possible win in connecticut make up for a loss in missouri then?

Jack_Burton on August 22, 2012 at 1:18 PM

http://twitchy.com/

some comedy gold action for you at twitchy. a Future OOTW…… get it while it’s hot,.…er o-h-t…. /

ted c on August 22, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Ever since Obama picked up her “you didn’t build it” mantra, Senator Brown has gained some daylight.
The man has a tin touch.

Jabberwock on August 22, 2012 at 1:21 PM

…is she married to Akin?…they seem to talk to interviewers the same and in the picture leading to the thread…she seems to be telling us HOW big IT is!

KOOLAID2 on August 22, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Jack_Burton on August 22, 2012 at 1:18 PM

The win in Scotty remember-that isnt an apple to apple-
…but over fauxcahontas..it is a win.

bazil9 on August 22, 2012 at 1:22 PM

It’s the Republican year…

right2bright on August 22, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Fox News just reported that Sandra Fluke will be joining Warren and other nitwits at the DNCC to push the Julia and War on Women memes for Obama’s campaign.

I look forward to seeing women portrayed by Dems as hopelessly at the mercy of middle-age white males with only Dem handouts to save them.

BuckeyeSam on August 22, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Brown beat Warren to the punch by condemning Akin and calling for his resignation before she did.

Wigglesworth on August 22, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Love the picture…

Looks like Pocahontas is discussing the first time she met Obama.

Baxter Greene on August 22, 2012 at 1:25 PM

bazil9 on August 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM

My hubby doesn’t want a feud, However, if R&R win the second:)option will become this.

With every speaker I can find. Circled around our fire pit.

MontanaMmmm on August 22, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I’d love to stick this poll in my neighbor’s mailbox,the ones with the Obama/Biden 2012 sign in it.

MontanaMmmm on August 22, 2012 at 1:11 PM

…do you have a Sharpie with you at all times?
…I get very juvenile during election time and when given the chance…write a big …S T U P I D … over it… or O/Shit!…and I don’t feel juvenile at all!

KOOLAID2 on August 22, 2012 at 1:30 PM

She’s in a pickle. She’s got no choice in this thing – she’s going to have to go negative on Scott Brown, and that’s just not going to be easy. Unless she’s damn stunning in the debates, her own negatives will rise, his will stay pretty well even, and this is a Brown hold.

Sundayjack on August 22, 2012 at 1:31 PM

bazil9 on August 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM

My hubby doesn’t want a feud, However, if R&R win the second:)option will become this.

With every speaker I can find. Circled around our fire pit.

MontanaMmmm on August 22, 2012 at 1:28 PM

You know I love you to pieces and tease you Montana.
Of course I understand..I stay real quiet in my neighborhood..I dont need a feud or vandalism. Had my car keyed for a M Palin sticker..

If R/R win I am well..ask Mike at qotd.

Thx for the poll in MT. Time to cowboy up! :)

bazil9 on August 22, 2012 at 1:31 PM

KOOLAID2 on August 22, 2012 at 1:30 PM

I can’t it would involve breaking and entering:(

MontanaMmmm on August 22, 2012 at 1:32 PM

In bigger news: CONNECTICUT SENATE RACE POLL: MCMAHON R 49 MURPHY D 46
Bring the Smackdown!!!!
Raquel Pinkbullet on August 22, 2012 at 12:47 PM

And that is before the Undertaker started campaigning for Linda.

bayview on August 22, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Fox News just reported that Sandra Fluke will be joining Warren and other nitwits at the DNCC to push the Julia and War on Women memes for Obama’s campaign.

I look forward to seeing women portrayed by Dems as hopelessly at the mercy of middle-age white males with only Dem handouts to save them.

BuckeyeSam on August 22, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Man, the Dem Convention is going to be one long string of sad-sacks and heart-rending pity-parties, isn’t it? Just a bunch of sob stories and tales of woe about how everybody in the country, and especially Republicans, just doesn’t care about [insert convention agenda topic here] and how failing to do so is going to hurt [select applicable: a) women b) minorities c) children d) immigrants] while helping the rich get richer.

AZfederalist on August 22, 2012 at 1:32 PM

That is an encouraging poll, but Angle was up in the polls on Reid too. CT is a cesspool when it comes to politics just like NV. McMahon needs to be above 50% in the polls to have a chance. She getting close so let’s hope she can keep the momentum going up to the 51-52% area then she has a real shot.

Wigglesworth on August 22, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Unless she’s damn stunning in the debates,
Sundayjack on August 22, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Howling..
She is screwed then.
Glad I am home sick today..to much juicy news.

bazil9 on August 22, 2012 at 1:35 PM

In bigger news: CONNECTICUT SENATE RACE POLL: MCMAHON R 49 MURPHY D 46
Bring the Smackdown!!!!
Raquel Pinkbullet on August 22, 2012 at 12:47 PM
And that is before the Undertaker started campaigning for Linda.

bayview on August 22, 2012 at 1:32 PM

…OMG!… I hope so…!!!!!
(…her last try crushed me!)

KOOLAID2 on August 22, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Glad I am home sick today..to much juicy news.

bazil9 on August 22, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Get well soon.
Maybe I’ll take a quick drive down our short road, like about 60.
Kick up a “little dust”, claim I didn’t build it.

MontanaMmmm on August 22, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Ed:
I have a simple request when doing articles about Warren. Can you instead refer to her as “Fauxahontas”, and can you also photo shop her picture to give her an native american headband and a feather?
Thanks, much appreciated!

paulsur on August 22, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Any sane Native American should go after this fraud.

Schadenfreude on August 22, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Kick up a “little dust”, claim I didn’t build it.

MontanaMmmm on August 22, 2012 at 1:37 PM

I didn’t build that dust storm ;)
Thx M.

Any sane Native American should go after this fraud.

Schadenfreude on August 22, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Weren’t some NA groups going after her and pretty PO’d?..I havent kept up.
The holder of the pebble, I thought you may know.

bazil9 on August 22, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Fox News just reported that Sandra Fluke will be joining Warren and other nitwits at the DNCC

BuckeyeSam on August 22, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Freak show.

Cavalcade of misfits and malcontents.

petefrt on August 22, 2012 at 1:45 PM

This is a “wrapped-around-the-totem” poll…

TarheelBen on August 22, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Is she showing us the size of Odumbo’s manhood in that photo??

Sasha List on August 22, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Love the picture…

Looks like Pocahontas is discussing the first time she met Obama.

Baxter Greene on August 22, 2012 at 1:25 PM

…oh?…so I wasn’t the only one thinking the same thing?…I had the wrong guy!

KOOLAID2 on August 22, 2012 at 1:51 PM

That’s impossible with a media biased toward the Democrats. If the MSM were to be considered the playing field, it’s an uphill battle all the time for Republicans no matter how RINO they are.

The Republicans aren’t the one failing to do their job and need to change. The MSM are the ones lacking–like giving passes to Dem candidates at every turn. If the media held a solid standard, Warren would have maybe been pushed to withdraw for cheating the Affirmative Action system.

Then again, if the media weren’t so without a standard, AA might well be a thing of the past by now.

Liam on August 22, 2012 at 1:05 PM

It isn’t just the MSM in this instance. The republicans do exactly what the MSM wants them to do. They throw other republicans under the bus legitimizing the false claims made about the republicans in general.

Republicans try to take their equivalent of the moral high ground and make every negative thing worse. If, for once, the party leaders would fight fire with fire then we wouldn’t be in this situation.

People can think for themselves and most people are not lead by the MSM. There are enough outlets out there that the repubs can use to combat gaffs but they choose instead to play to the MSM. It is ridiculous.

cmc on August 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM

If Brown wins this thing (which, I guess would be good?) then I don’t think Dems can run around claiming “bad candidate” like they have in the past.

BKeyser on August 22, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Not to worry. The Brown = Aiken campaign has just started. Brown’s covert War on Women will be exposed and his wife and daughters will jump ship to Cherokee Nation!

philw1776 on August 22, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Brown didn’t build that lead all by himself

What you sayin, Ed? Scott didn’t build dat?

BigAlSouth on August 22, 2012 at 2:16 PM

People can think for themselves and most people are not lead by the MSM. There are enough outlets out there that the repubs can use to combat gaffs but they choose instead to play to the MSM. It is ridiculous.

cmc on August 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM

I generally agree with you. But my points of debate are that far to many, mostly younger, listen to ‘news’ that leans left. It shocks the daylights out of me how so many listen to Jon Stewert for their ‘news’. It’s insane! But, despite being separate, he ends up being part of the MSM. The MSM is a meme and a playbook, a talking soapbox, if you will, for liberalism.

I’ll agree that Conservatives can think for themselves. As evidence, I submit that we argue with each other all the time. Liberals, on the other hand as evidenced by the trolls here, spout talking points that are all the same, cookie-cutter and textbook liberalism.

We Conservatives should want to dump Akin, while liberals demand we ‘own’ him while keeping Frank and his gay brothel in his own basement and getting a pass on it.

Fighting fire with fire doesn’t always work. But, against liberals, we have an advantage not fully explored, in my view.

We reject Akin and also make it a point to note all Dem gaffes, to show them as they are.

A different kind of fire.

Just some ideas, if you will.

Liam on August 22, 2012 at 2:21 PM

The woman is a damn Communist… Even in Liberal Massachusetts that it is too much to accept… On the top of that she is very mean, angry, arrogant, condescending, a liar, and a hypocrite… In other word she is a Liberal…

mnjg on August 22, 2012 at 2:58 PM

The recent PPP poll on the Missouri Senate race is a case in point.

crosspatch on August 22, 2012 at 12:44 PM

That is the only time they oversampled Republicans but for certain they tend to ridiculously oversample democrats all the time…

mnjg on August 22, 2012 at 2:59 PM

“I’m this much Cherokee.”

Akzed on August 22, 2012 at 3:25 PM

So basically we want to head into Nov. with it clear Republicans will gain control of the Senate no matter what happens in MA. With that, late breakers don’t have any reason to go with Fauxcahontas.

Greg Q on August 22, 2012 at 3:33 PM

So what’s she measuring?

itsspideyman on August 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM

I’m not a Scott Brown fan, but he is far better than this Socialish Squaw.

joecollins on August 22, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Warren’s new slogan:

Send Fauxahontas to Washington….because you don’t want her living in your neighborhood!

landlines on August 22, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Is she showing us the size of Odumbo’s manhood in that photo??

Sasha List on August 22, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Either that or she is describing the size of her brain!

cableguy615 on August 22, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Perhaps Fauxcahontas can drum up a ‘vote rain dance’ in between abortion rallies and praying to the False Messiah 5 times a day..

I don’t know, I’m starting to believe perhaps she is an Indian, after all she looks like she could be Jim Thorpe’s long lost illegitimate brother

chicagoray on August 23, 2012 at 4:23 AM

I don’t know, I’m starting to believe perhaps she is an Indian, after all she looks like she could be Jim Thorpe’s long lost illegitimate brother

chicagoray on August 23, 2012 at 4:23 AM

I thought that was Micky Dolenz?

roy_batty on August 23, 2012 at 9:37 AM

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