Video: How does Senator Ben Affleck sound, Massachusetts?

posted at 2:41 pm on December 19, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

“Go ahead and laugh if you want to,” says Jon Keller of Boston’s CBS affiliate WBZ, but I’m not sure anyone’s laughing at this suggestion.  Keller handicaps the special election coming soon if John Kerry gets the nod for Secretary of State as widely expected, since Massachusetts is one of the rare states that requires a special election in the event of an unexpected Senate vacancy.  Republicans will almost certainly nominate outgoing Senator Scott Brown, who surprised Massachusetts Democrats with a victory in the January 2010 special election to fill the seat left open by Ted Kennedy’s death.  Democrats need some star power to offset Brown’s name recognition, and so … Senator Ben Affleck might sound pretty good to Democrats:

Could a Hollywood star be among the potential candidates if and when John Kerry’s Senate seat opens up?

It’s a political rarity, a major job up for grabs in a special election that allows incumbents to run without giving up their current seat.

Several names have been mentioned, including Scott Brown, Mike Capuano, Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch. …

Believe it or not, one name I have heard tossed around is that of actor-director Ben Affleck, the pride of Cambridge, who’s been active in Democratic Party politics for more than a decade.

Go ahead and laugh if you want to, but keep in mind, anyone who’s over 30, a citizen, and able to get 10,000 certified signatures can enter this race.

It’s really not that outrageous of a suggestion.  Affleck has been active for years in the party, as Keller notes, and not behind the scenes, either.  He regularly appears on Bill Maher’s HBO show, which may not impress Hot Air readers any more than it does me, but it gives Affleck a good forum on the Left for his political profile.  He comes across as reasonable and measured most times, unlike our Hollywood/New York entertainment Senator here in Minnesota, Al Franken.  It’s been more or less assumed that Affleck would eventually explore a future in political office, and there’s probably not going to be a better opening than now.

Massachusetts Democrats have to be worried about Brown’s capacity to steal their thunder in a special election.  They’d like Affleck’s star power to guarantee that Brown can’t work that magic a second time, although they have enough of an edge in voting power that they shouldn’t need it.  Of course, that’s what they thought in January 2010, too.

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Anyone with a (D) behind their name will get elected in that liberal cesspool of a state

I think we’re seeing the joyous beginning of a new era of celebrities becoming our rulers in politics

First Stuart Smalley in the Senate, now he can be joined by Affleck and Ashley Judd

I look forward to the day we can finally have a Kardashian in the White House

thurman on December 19, 2012 at 2:44 PM

This guy is about as deep as a kiddie pool.

You didn’t think Idiocracy was meant to be a documentary, now did you?

Red Cloud on December 19, 2012 at 2:44 PM

*makes a Matt Damon joke…

equanimous on December 19, 2012 at 2:44 PM

This guy is about as deep as a kiddie pool.

You didn’t think Idiocracy was meant to be a documentary, now did you?

Red Cloud on December 19, 2012 at 2:44 PM

I think of Idiocracy coming to pass on an almost daily basis now, good reference

thurman on December 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM

“Go ahead and laugh if you want to,”

Oh, I am.

Good Lt on December 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Sounds as bad as Senator Michael Moore, Senator Matt Damon, Senator Al Franken, Senator Harry reid, Senator Ted Kennedy, Senator Barack… o dam…..

dentarthurdent on December 19, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Affleck is a very dim bulb but probably no worse than the idiots that State now have. Who cares what Mass does, they’re a hopeless cause.

rplat on December 19, 2012 at 2:46 PM

I look forward to the day we can finally have a Kardashian in the White House

thurman on December 19, 2012 at 2:44 PM

We already do…he’s President right now.

NJ Red on December 19, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Is he Injun?

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2012 at 2:47 PM

*makes a Gigli joke…

equanimous on December 19, 2012 at 2:48 PM

He played a congressman who had a mistress. Sounds like experience to me.

tru2tx on December 19, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Maybes Barney Frank could serve as a mentor,
and show Ben the political ropes,so to speak!
(snark)

canopfor on December 19, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Brokeback Congress with Damon.

Oil Can on December 19, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Sure, why not, it’s still sort of a free country and this is what citizen legislators is all about. At least the dude isn’t a carpet-bagger like Franken.

Whether or not Azzcrack is qualified is up to the voters to decide, and they can live with their decision if the answer turns out to be “No”.

Bishop on December 19, 2012 at 2:49 PM

It doesn’t make sense career-wise. Al Franken was a failed radio talk show host and a washed up actor/comedian when he ran for office. Ahnuld was done as an action star(T3 was his last hurrah and only a hit because of its title) when he made his bid for office. Sonny Bono…do I even have to go there?

Asslick is doing really well right now as a writer/director and occasional actor. He may even get a few Oscar nods for Argo which was both critically and commercially successful. Oh, and let’s not forget he’s got 3 little kids at home. It makes a lot more sense to wait another 10-15 years. There will be plenty of opportunities to run for office in either MassachusettEs or California where he currently lives if that’s the road he decides to go down.

Doughboy on December 19, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Guess whoopie didn’t want be named?
L

letget on December 19, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Could a Hollywood star be among the potential candidates if and when John Kerry’s Senate seat opens up?

It’s not John Kerry’s seat, it belongs to the people of Massachusetts.

Let the dumbing down of America continue.

JPeterman on December 19, 2012 at 2:50 PM

*makes a Matt Damon joke…

prezactly ya know

DanMan on December 19, 2012 at 2:50 PM

I look forward to the day we can finally have a Kardashian in the White House

thurman on December 19, 2012 at 2:44 PM

She knows something about making money and how to market herself outside of Hollywood. She at least has some skills, however small, that could be used in a non-Hollywood environment. Ben Affleck is an idiot compared to Kim Kardashian.

MrX on December 19, 2012 at 2:52 PM

And really, look at the boobs currently infesting congress, it’s not like the addition of one more boob is going to radically change anything.

Bishop on December 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM

My choice would be Charlie Sheen.

Mass. Dems miss the Kennedys, and what they need to replace them is another dynasty of rich, brain damaged, drug and alcohol addicted derelicts who are exempt from the normal codes of civil behavior and exempt from the laws as well.

Maybe Affleck will do. He’s dumb enough and well known enough for them to idolize him. Guess sometimes ya just have to take what you can get.

Cody1991 on December 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Ben Affleck,and Al Franken star in a remake movie,

Two Twits Go to Washington!
(snark)

canopfor on December 19, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Is he 35/36ths Cherokee? Because if he is, maybe between him and Liz Warren, Massachusetts could send one full-blooded Cherokee to the Senate and that would be really, really, really cool.

If he’s not Cherokee but just a garden variety liberal, forget it.

LetsBfrank on December 19, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Anything can happen in Taxachusetts, hell they kept reelecting a man who left his mistress in a car he crashed into a creek to drown. If any state is giving California a run for their money in the “Hey, let’s do something really stupid” department, it’s Taxachusetts.

Breaking News:

SWalker on December 19, 2012 at 2:56 PM

What makes these clowns so full of themselves that they consider themselves qualified to be in Congress? I know the idiots there aren’t much better, but a movie star? A comedian? An actress? This country is peopled by total boobs.

NJ Red on December 19, 2012 at 2:56 PM

What makes these clowns so full of themselves that they consider themselves qualified to be in Congress?

NJ Red on December 19, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Drugs… lot’s and lot’s of drugs… o_O

SWalker on December 19, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Whether or not Azzcrack is qualified is up to the voters to decide, and they can live with their decision if the answer turns out to be “No”.

Bishop on December 19, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Bishop:

Well,with all of Afflecks Movie Character experience,
he would be a shoe-in,in the Democrat warped mind set,
to fill any and all Governmental agencies,

especially,

CIA
President
Secretary of Defence,Navy,oh….the list is endless!!
(snark)

canopfor on December 19, 2012 at 3:01 PM

What makes these clowns so full of themselves that they consider themselves qualified to be in Congress?

NJ Red on December 19, 2012 at 2:56 PM

It only takes seeing the results of the last election.

tru2tx on December 19, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Well, one way or another it would be some liberal idiot, so why not Ben?

LoganSix on December 19, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Sounds about right. What we need are more celebrity moron politicians. That’s about all that we’ve got now anyway. Might as well put it front and center.

besser tot als rot on December 19, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Here in China we’ve been expecting such stupidity.

DarkCurrent on December 19, 2012 at 3:02 PM

What makes these clowns so full of themselves that they consider themselves qualified to be in Congress? I know the idiots there aren’t much better, but a movie star? A comedian? An actress? This country is peopled by total boobs.

NJ Red on December 19, 2012 at 2:56 PM

I really don’t see any difference between him and the buffoons that are already in there. He’s a self-important, narcissistic, cocksure blow hard, just like the rest of them.

besser tot als rot on December 19, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Affleck may seem nice, but he is a FAR LEFT lunatic. His views are in line with Sean Penn, Rosie Oddonell, Danny Glover.

He actually make Pocahontas, seem mainstream in comparison.

But then this is MA we are talking about…..So all these are features not bugs..

Seriously, how long before we sell MA to North Korea??

Raquel Pinkbullet on December 19, 2012 at 3:05 PM

My choice would be Charlie Sheen.

Cody1991 on December 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Cody1991:Lol,brilliant,Political Tiger Blood Campaign!:)
(sarc).

canopfor on December 19, 2012 at 3:06 PM

What makes these clowns so full of themselves that they consider themselves qualified to be in Congress?

NJ Red on December 19, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Affleck played a congressman in a movie and was mentored by….Anthony Weiner..So there’s that…

Raquel Pinkbullet on December 19, 2012 at 3:06 PM

I’d much rather have him than the Indian lady. Both simultaneously though, oof!

levi on December 19, 2012 at 3:07 PM

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canopfor on December 19, 2012 at 3:08 PM

i think it is a fit…lib pols are very good at acting a part…truth and critical thinking is not part of the job. Their think tanks and staff provide the a script…they add a little emotion, the ability to read the script unblinkingly without care of truth or lie. And, if need be, pretend to be crying. (barry’s skills need a little work here)

but, seriously, why not? In fact what better end to the country that to have it punctuated by having the vaudeville class rule?

r keller on December 19, 2012 at 3:08 PM

and at night he can don his Daredevil outfit and fight crime…..

dentarthurdent on December 19, 2012 at 3:14 PM

What makes these clowns so full of themselves that they consider themselves qualified to be in Congress? I know the idiots there aren’t much better, but a movie star? A comedian? An actress? This country is peopled by total boobs.

NJ Red on December 19, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Ronald Reagan was an actor and radio star. His last film was only 2 years before getting elected governor in California. I definitely don’t agree with Affleck’s politics, but to call him unqualified simply because he is an actor is wrong.

weaselyone on December 19, 2012 at 3:15 PM

sounds a little high pitched…

lexhamfox on December 19, 2012 at 3:16 PM

I’m sure he’s a perfect intellectual fit for a people that’s given us a personal and professional fraud, someone who committed negligent homicide, and a child molester.

Massachusetts, and America deserve nothing more.

MNHawk on December 19, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Martin Best has not directed or written a movie since Gigli. That is the affect Affleck has on people when things go bad.

Oil Can on December 19, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Anyone up for a rerun of the South Park episode about Torsonic Polarity Syndrome? If Scott Brown has two brain cells to rub together, it sure will get aired a lot.

Archivarix on December 19, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Cody1991:Lol,brilliant,Political Tiger Blood Campaign!:)
(sarc).

canopfor on December 19, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Yeah, Dems are so into their celebrity worship…. anything they can adore and idolize…. anything new and shiny that they can pick up off the floor… they are eternal children.

But let them offer up their idiot celebrities. Let them fight over them. I’d like to see them brutalize their own by their own standards.

Cruel, eh? I say have at it. Should be ugly fun to watch.

Cody1991 on December 19, 2012 at 3:19 PM

What makes these clowns so full of themselves that they consider themselves qualified to be in Congress? I know the idiots there aren’t much better, but a movie star? A comedian? An actress? This country is peopled by total boobs.

NJ Red on December 19, 2012 at 2:56 PM

I would vote for Adam Sandler any say. Not only the guy is a staunch Republican and a movie star, he’s a brilliant poker player and will give anyone on Capitol Hill a good run for the money.

Archivarix on December 19, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Sounds like “GIGLI”

TimBuk3 on December 19, 2012 at 3:21 PM

*makes a Matt Damon is a joke…

equanimous on December 19, 2012 at 2:44 PM

FIFY

psrch on December 19, 2012 at 3:22 PM

How does Senator Ben Affleck sound, Massachusetts?

Bad? Dumb? Help me out here…

EA_MAN on December 19, 2012 at 3:23 PM

He makes Sheila Jackson Lee look like a genius.

Ellis on December 19, 2012 at 3:27 PM

How does Senator Ben Affleck sound, Massachusetts?

Alternate headline:

How does Governor Ronald Reagan sound, California?

Seriously, Brown will lose that election if we only concentrate on the “celebrity” aspect. We should be criticizing the policies Affleck promotes, rather than attacking him simply because of his profession.

For goodness sake, the highlight for many of us at the RNC was Clint Eastwood.

The problem isn’t actors, it is illogical liberal thinking.

weaselyone on December 19, 2012 at 3:28 PM

This guy is about as deep as a kiddie pool.
You didn’t think Idiocracy was meant to be a documentary, now did you?

Red Cloud on December 19, 2012 at 2:44 PM

You are giving him to much credit.

chemman on December 19, 2012 at 3:29 PM

***Alert *****

@WSJbreakingnews tweeted:
WSJbreakingnews

Fannie, Freddie may have lost more than $3 billion from alleged Libor rigging, FHFA says. http://t.co/Z8ROjXbm

36 mins ago from twitter.com by editor

canopfor on December 19, 2012 at 3:08 PM

If you want to have fun with conspiracies, think about how the father of this most recent loon in CT and the father of the guy at the Batman movie (can’t and won’t remember their names) are both involved in testifying regarding the LIBOR.

Quite the coincidence.

Libor coincidences?

kim roy on December 19, 2012 at 3:31 PM

It never ends, does it? The Dems nominate an empty suit with star power and that person gets elected. Welcome to the new USA.

Jack_Burton on December 19, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Maybes Barney Frank could serve as a mentor,
and show Ben the political ropes,so to speak!
(snark)

canopfor on December 19, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Thats not a rope Ben, look out!

vegconservative on December 19, 2012 at 3:39 PM

At this rate in a few election cycles they’ll elect a water
logged Black Oldsmobile….

ToddPA on December 19, 2012 at 3:40 PM

What makes these clowns so full of themselves that they consider themselves qualified to be in Congress? I know the idiots there aren’t much better, but a movie star? A comedian? An actress? This country is peopled by total boobs.

NJ Red on December 19, 2012 at 2:56 PM

I really don’t see any difference between him and the buffoons that are already in there. He’s a self-important, narcissistic, cocksure blow hard, just like the rest of them.

besser tot als rot on December 19, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Well, he also goes on that douche Bill Maher’s liberal circle jerk show all the time and they all fawn over how smart and progressive he is

Getting your ass licked by Maher and Jon Stewart is a pretty good proxy for their primary process, so I guess that qualifies him for their team

And yes, Damon is a far leftwing ass, he vocally campaigns for the WOrking Families Party which is a commie Acorn outfit
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2010/11/02/Matt-Damon–Working-Families-Party-Mouthpiece

thurman on December 19, 2012 at 3:45 PM

For goodness sake, the highlight for many of us at the RNC was Clint Eastwood.

The problem isn’t actors, it is illogical liberal thinking.

weaselyone on December 19, 2012 at 3:28 PM

.
Dittos.

listens2glenn on December 19, 2012 at 3:45 PM

It’d be better than Senator Matt Damon. At least there’s that.

steebo77 on December 19, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Uh, he’s kind of the 1 percent isn’t he? Oh yea, doesn’t count cause he a Democrat. Doesn’t really matter does it. Any Dem from that state will vote lockstep anyway. He could be the son of Sam and the votes would be the same.

Hummer53 on December 19, 2012 at 4:00 PM

I’m Mass born and bred, and at this point in time I’m utterly convinced that the Democrats could run a canned ham for elected office and it would sweep in. I mean, Granny Warren is our new Senator for crying-out-loud!

We’ve produced a nasty bouillabaisse of a voting pool here of young brainwashed college kids, a growing entitlement crowd, and way too many old folks who voted for Jack Kennedy and by gum they’ll vote Democrat until they die.

The Brown situation was a Perfect Storm, a repeat of which we’re not likely to see until the Democrats REALLY screw up and dump this country on its ear.

Which they will.

CaptFlood on December 19, 2012 at 4:03 PM

At this rate in a few election cycles they’ll elect a water
logged Black Oldsmobile….

ToddPA on December 19, 2012 at 3:40 PM

I, for one, can’t wait until we finally have a male pornstar president who shoots his AK in the air in front of the presidental seal. s/

NapaConservative on December 19, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Video: How does Senator Ben Affleck sound, Massachusetts?

Unserious times call for unserious people.

Bruno Strozek on December 19, 2012 at 4:12 PM

The insults to my fine state run deep in this thread.
Pretty much all of the people in MA are fine upstanding citizens. Take former Senator Kennedy for instance. Err, lets not for the moment. Okay, take Congressman Franks, never mind. How about Senator Kerry who served in Vietnam. Yeah, I’ll skip him. We do have a fine upstanding member of the high cheekbone tribe as a new Senator. She is even a good friend of BO.

OKay fine. You win. My fellow Bay Staters are morons. No, that would be insulting morons.

Yes Benny will landslide any opposition. He doesn’t really even have to run. Just apply and they will vote him in.

Frank Enstine on December 19, 2012 at 4:16 PM

What makes these clowns so full of themselves that they consider themselves qualified to be in Congress?
NJ Red on December 19, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Congress (and the Presidency, with Obummer) is becoming a lot like Student Body elections in High School — Gilbert O’Geek might be president of the debate team, have a 4.0 GPA, volunteer in the office 20 hours a week, and offer tutoring to underprivileged 2nd-graders — but if Biff McStudmuffin the half-retarded quarterback also runs, Biff wins hands down because he’s cool, cool, cool.

KS Rex on December 19, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Democrats could run a canned ham for elected office and it would sweep in.

Do congressional canned hams get pensions and healthcare? If they have a short shelf life, I might be good with this.

LetsBfrank on December 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM

I’m Mass born and bred, and at this point in time I’m utterly convinced that the Democrats could run a canned ham for elected office and it would sweep in.
CaptFlood on December 19, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Being a little insensitive towards our Muslim residents I think.

Why not be a little more culturally inclusive and say something like.
I’m Mass born and bred, and at this point in time I’m utterly convinced that the Democrats could run a far left lunatic actor for elected office and it would sweep in.

Notice I left it in. I did that because I’m a MA resident that unlike you is very inclusive and not prone to using antiquated gender terms like he or she.

Frank Enstine on December 19, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Remember when Matt Damon said of Sarah Palin’s vice-presidential run, “It’s like a bad Disney move.”

Yeah….

LetsBfrank on December 19, 2012 at 4:23 PM

I’m not laughing because I think he can’t win – I’m laughing because of what the making of a “good choice for a candidate” has come to nowadays. And it’s a cynical, macabre, ‘dark comedy’ type of laughing – no mirth in it.

Has nothing to do with capability, experience, etc – it’s about ‘star power’, ‘electability’.

What a vapid and shallow country we’ve become on our descent – and all ‘we’ seem to want to do about it is accelerate.

Midas on December 19, 2012 at 4:26 PM

That idiot will fit in well, with all the other idiots. Confirms what I have known all along. It doesn’t take any brains to be a senator or congressman.

ultracon on December 19, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Notice I left it in. I did that because I’m a MA resident that unlike you is very inclusive and not prone to using antiquated gender terms like he or she.

Frank Enstine on December 19, 2012 at 4:23 PM

You did, however, say ‘actor’ which itself is an antiquated gender-suggestive term if not fully gender-specific. You should be ashamed. Go on, apologize and hang your head in shame, we’ll wait.

/s

Midas on December 19, 2012 at 4:29 PM

From his Wiki bio:

James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger, Jr. (born September 3, 1929) is a former organized crime figure from Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Local folklore depicted Bulger as a Robin Hood–style social bandit dedicated to protecting the neighborhood and its residents

So he was a kinda community organizer type-guy.

Senator Whitey Bulger has a nice ring…

Bruno Strozek on December 19, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Notice I left it in. I did that because I’m a MA resident that unlike you is very inclusive and not prone to using antiquated gender terms like he or she.

Frank Enstine on December 19, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Point taken, Frank. I’m pretty much consigned to the fact that I’ll be bussed off to the re-education camps within the next four years or so…

Do congressional canned hams get pensions and healthcare? If they have a short shelf life, I might be good with this.

LetsBfrank on December 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Now THAT’s seeing the situation as a glass half-full…

CaptFlood on December 19, 2012 at 4:32 PM

How does Senator Ben Affleck sound, Massachusetts?

Sure…make the Senate more of a self-parody than it already is!!!

Unfunny comedians, gay brothel operators, actors with no real-world experience whatsoever…all are welcome in the competency-free Democrat establishment.

/sarc>

landlines on December 19, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Midas on December 19, 2012 at 4:26 PM

I always thought that the whole point of our system was that the average joe could run for office and get elected and that we wanted to avoid having a political class of professional politicians. It seems to me that demanding a qualification beyond just common knowledge and intelligence goes against what was intended. I for one would love to see a day when not just the rich or connected could run for office.

Frank Enstine on December 19, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Midas on December 19, 2012 at 4:29 PM

I left that in just to see if I could catch someone pointing it out to me. I didn’t think I would because these days I see a lot of woman calling themselves actors.

Frank Enstine on December 19, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Point taken, Frank. I’m pretty much consigned to the fact that I’ll be bussed off to the re-education camps within the next four years or so…

CaptFlood on December 19, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Maybe we can chat on the bus. You know, talk of the good old days when the country wasn’t commie.

Frank Enstine on December 19, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Frank Enstine on December 19, 2012 at 4:16 PM

You left out Gerry Studds. Shame on you.

Senator Whitey Bulger has a nice ring…

Bruno Strozek on December 19, 2012 at 4:29 PM

If you’re intreged by local folklore, pick up a copy of Howie Carr’s The Brother’s Bulger.

It’s an excellent read and points out that there really is no difference between Whitey and the worst of the worst mafioso. He was a psychopathic torturer, killer and pedophile – a really nasty piece of work.

Not so much Robin Hood but rather Robbing the Hood.

turfmann on December 19, 2012 at 4:42 PM

‘How does Senator Affleck sound?’

I dunno: How does “Light myself on fire, while eating razors” sound?

About the same, from my perspective.

orangemtl on December 19, 2012 at 5:30 PM

How does Senator Ben Affleck sound, Massachusetts?

Stilted, a little flat, emotionless, unbelievable?

Axe on December 19, 2012 at 5:37 PM

How does Senator Ben Affleck sound?

Like root canal without novacain.

44Magnum on December 19, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Hey, he can give Al Franken a little company.

They can sit in the back and contemplate each other’s butt cracks, vote ‘aye’ for every single Democrat fiasco Dingy Harry brings to the floor, and complement each others forays into acting.

Beauty!!

BigWyo on December 19, 2012 at 5:58 PM

…trying to replace bad actors ?

KOOLAID2 on December 19, 2012 at 8:12 PM

I know a few Yankees from Mass. Decent folks. The rest of you must be idiots.

Bmore on December 19, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Frankly, I don’t think a celebrity of the scope of Ben Affleck has the ability to turn off his narcisism in order to NOT say the kind of dumb things that got Martha Coakley beat in 2010.

Plus, as much as he may be a “hunk” for the women, he is not going to hold the kind of women’s vote percentage that Liz Warren did, especially without the Obama funded war on women nonsense.

I think Scott Brown, regular guy, beats celebrity Ben Affleck. Massachusetts may be a very blue state, but it has a very blue collar sensibility to it that I don’t think takes to celebrity rule like that.

deadrody on December 19, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Overall, though, nothing in the Senate woudl change, just like electing Liz Warren really changed nothing. Democrats from Massachusetts will ALWAYS be reliable voters for any Democrat agenda item.

Having Scott Brown there to vote with Republicans 50% of the time was a bit of a coup, really.

deadrody on December 19, 2012 at 9:01 PM

So he’ll vote for whatever Dingy Harry wants. That sets him apart from the rest of the Dem Senators how?

bofh on December 19, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Massachusetts needs another waddling drunkard to represent them: I propose Rosie O’Donnell or Roseanne Barr.

virgo on December 20, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Massachusetts has a long and proud history of sending jackasses to Washington.

Sending this particular jackass will merely continue that tradition.

JackM on December 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM

deadrody

“Overall, though, nothing in the Senate woudl change, just like electing Liz Warren really changed nothing. Democrats from Massachusetts will ALWAYS be reliable voters for any Democrat agend item”

If Charles Manson was running in Massachusetts with a “D” after his name, the dumbassed friggin’ liberal bastards who had their heads up Fat Ted’s ass for 50 years, would vote for him.

JackM on December 20, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Bmore

“I know a few Yankees from Mass. Decent folks. The rest of you must be idiots.”

You’re right. I know a hardcore conservative Massachusetts native who has told me that, whenever he’s out driving and sees an Obama bumper sticker, he always has to look, at see what the damned clown looks like.

JackM on December 20, 2012 at 11:20 AM

I’m sure Affleck is a lefty, but he can’t be a far-left as Matt Damon. And he can’t be as stupid as Al Franken — nobody can.

Still, it would be a major pay cut for Affleck, and a lot of work for a guy with a wife and young kids who doesn’t seem like he likes hard work all that much.

J Baustian on December 20, 2012 at 12:16 PM