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The liberal reaction to Scott Brown’s victory

posted at 10:58 pm on January 19, 2010 by

Today we saw an epic upset. We saw a Massachusetts miracle. Scott Brown, a relatively unknown moderate Republican, took on Martha Coakley and the Democrat establishment, and won. Scott Brown won with almost no help from the national GOP. Martha Coakley lost with the Democratic Party behind her all the way, with even Barack Obama campaigning for her.

It wasn’t enough, and Scott Brown will be the next senator of Massachusetts. Martha Coakley thought it was the Ted Kennedy seat, that it belonged to the Democrats and to her. Scott Brown believed it was the people’s seat, and the people chose him instead of yet another big spending, politics-as-usual, corrupt Democratic politician. It didn’t help Coakley that she ran the worst campaign in I don’t even know how long, either.

This has changed everything. It will rock Democrats to their very core.

Just how shaken are they, though? I decided to do a little round up of the liberal reaction to Scott Brown’s win in Massachusetts, and… well, it ain’t pretty.

First up, even film critic Roger Ebert, who has nothing to do with politics whatsoever, decided to make a run for the “Best Sore Loser” award. Michelle has the screencap:

Next, I checked the comments over at the Huffington Post. Needless to say, they weren’t too happy either.

  • kellym33: Yay! The party of teabags and Michael Steele and Sarah Palin wins Ted Kennedy’s seat. Mass voted in someone who’s only platform is to be sure to say no along with the rest of the repubs. I didn’t really think it possible to dumb down such a large population of a pretty enlightened state, guess I was wrong.
  • oneputtsteven: To all the libs who stayed home in protest. Now you’ve done it. It’s going to be like the scene in Ghostbusters when all the demons and ghosts get released except all the damage will be REAL and it WON”T be funny.
  • dollbaby: Make no doubt that this is the gist of what happenend today: This guy was funded by the tea party lobbtist and republicans (secretly). This was a big money play to shut down healthcare and the democratic agenda by insurance companies and corporate America.
  • AlanPittsburgh: I think all you crazy rethugs are using THE math of Karl Rove when you start fortune-telling based on this election result.
  • msgirlintn: It’s unbelieveable that the citizens of MA have elected a nude, Cosmo Centerfold, teabbager that thinks he is JFK to the same seat in the Senate where Jack and Teddy Kennedy sat. I realize that the Coakley camp ran a bad campaign. But the fair-weather dems that stayed home (or worse yet voted for Brown) because they didn’t get the perfect healthcare bill that they thought they should get. Nevermind your neighbor across the street has their perfect bill in mind also (and both perfect bills probably are not the same) By staying home you might as well have voted for Brown. Shame on you. Now all of the President’s agenda is going to be threatened a little more with a teabagger in the Senate. Congratulations. I hope you are really happy with the choice you made. ANd to the fair weather dems in other states, MA is a fine example of it could happen to you too.
  • dokbob: Apparently, some people in Massachusetts swore a pact to the devil and the devil said “okay, it’s a deal.”

There were plenty more, including one commenter who — amazingly — complained that Scott Brown doesn’t have the “proper” Massachusetts dialect.

Of course, the HuffPos were better behaved than the DUmmies:

  • BluDemocratGirl: F*ck the GOP, Ignorant Teabagging Fools, and the Independent Voters who stood up with that pathietic, porn star-wannabe bastard. Mrs. Coakley’s campaign could’ve been stronger, but she ran it down to the drain. I’m pissed ’cause now the health care reform is now in jeopardy!
  • Joe the Liberal: It absolutely sickens me… to see this solid blue state have some sleazeball, degenerate, scumbag filth republican as their “representative”. I’m even more sickened and disgusted to see Ted’s seat, that he held for decades on end go to this piece of garbage, cookie cutter, bottom feeding, dirtbag republican.
  • Odin2005: Another STOLEN election.
  • Akoto: Teddy must be rolling in his grave right now.
  • DainBramaged: All of you RePUKElican lurkers can go f*ck yourselves one race. F*ck you.You have NO F*CKING ONE to run against Obama in 2012 so go f*ck yourselves.
  • AndyA: If sanity is a right wing, bigoted, homophobic Nazi, well…yes I guess there will be sanity. Pretty faces often hide monsters within.
  • TwixVoy: They are chanting like Nazis at his victory rally. Chilling. A glimpse of things to come.

The Kossacks aren’t too thrilled about this, either.

  • nutmeg: Repugs Will filibuster EVERYTHING just out of spite. That’s just who they are. Who can I see about getting the part of my brain that cares about politics lobotomized?
  • MHB: What we’re witnessing is the product of a corrupt media and a dumb, distractable electorate. I’m not sure that anything can be done at this point, but one thing I am sure of is that continuing to operate on the premise that the majority of Americans are reasonable, intelligent people who will do the right thing if the facts are presented to them objectively is not going to work. I know that it’s not what most people who come to this site want to hear, but most Americans need to be manipulated into doing the right thing. Reasoning with them might be the morally correct thing to do, but is simply not going to get the job done.
  • eXtina: Coakley should be ashamed of herself for allowing Ted Kennedy’s seat to go to not just a Republican, but a teabagger for God’s sake. What a tragic, tragic, ending to his 50 year legacy.
  • berkshireblue: So true…MA is an educated state if the campaign SB ran worked here what does this say for the rest of the country. The guy had a completely undistinguished and ineffectual record in the state senate-all of his jobs were in the public sector (thought Repugs HATED that), he ran on being a regular, good looking truck driving guy a la Bush. He didn’t pretend to be smart, a la Palin. That it worked in MA tells me a lot about the average voter and it ain’t pretty.
  • maxnyc: what a disgrace after that f*cking four days of truly sad mourning for ted that these assholes–in MA and the white house allowed this to happen! im so happy he is not here to see his legacy trashed by the election of this scum
  • fasteddie9318: The real loser here was the entire country But, given how we’ve all allowed the pitchfork-wielding idiocracy to take the country over in the past year, we deserve it.

Like I said, Scott Brown’s victory has sent shockwaves through the Democratic party. It’s also fired up Republicans and independents. The repercussions from this race will be felt throughout the rest of the year, especially come election season. Democrats thought Massachusetts was bad?

Just wait until we take back California.

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Thank you Cassie for going and grabbing these and doing the dirty work most of us couldn’t do! They are such lovely people.

PatMac on January 19, 2010 at 11:16 PM

The liberal reaction to Scott Brown’s victory

Sorry Couldn’t help myself.

Just wait until we take back California.

But, But that would kill Cap & Trade and Global Warming

BDU-33 on January 19, 2010 at 11:18 PM

Yes. MA’AM Boxer your next.

Silverwolf on January 19, 2010 at 11:19 PM

Wow.. feel the love there! Not.

Sore losers indeed.

itzWicks on January 19, 2010 at 11:21 PM

For all they deride the Republicans as “hateful,” those are some pretty amazing comments from the Huffington Post. Someone send them a mirror.

kc8ukw on January 19, 2010 at 11:24 PM

Hearing that Coakley had conceded was truly amazing. However, the tears of the liberals are truly sweeeet.

Jeff M on January 19, 2010 at 11:27 PM

I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand
Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand
Life is good today.

Life is GOOD today!!!

Ahhh… libtard dreams of a Socialist America popping like soap bubbles!!!

Life is GOOD today!!!

Roy Rogers on January 19, 2010 at 11:33 PM

MMM… Mmmm… Mmmmmmmmm….
Barack Hussein Obama
Shut down in New Jersey, the Old Dominion too
Went to save Teddy’s seat and blew it there too!
Barack Hussein Obama
MMM… Mmmm… Mmmmmmmmm….

Roy Rogers on January 19, 2010 at 11:36 PM

Just wait until we take back California.

Believe me, I’ll be waiting impatiently to take back California. I, personally, would walk barefoot across hot coals in November to vote against Babs Boxer.

hachiban on January 19, 2010 at 11:47 PM

… most Americans need to be manipulated into doing the right thing. Reasoning with them might be the morally correct thing to do, but is simply not going to get the job done.

Democrat spills the plan.

Jeff2161 on January 19, 2010 at 11:52 PM

Tomorrow I want to see all the video clips of Maddow crying, Olberman blubbering, and so on. Could somebody compile those into a convenient blog post?

joe_doufu on January 19, 2010 at 11:58 PM

nutmeg: Repugs Will filibuster EVERYTHING just out of spite. That’s just who they are. Who can I see about getting the part of my brain that cares about politics lobotomized?

No worries, darlin – apparently the problem has already been taken care of.

disa on January 20, 2010 at 12:00 AM

I know that it’s not what most people who come to this site want to hear, but most Americans need to be manipulated into doing the right thing.

This is wrong on so many levels that I don’t know where to begin.

disa on January 20, 2010 at 12:02 AM

Utah first, guys. RINO there needs to go.

Look at it this way, for 2/3 of the country it’s on the way to Cali…

Mew

acat on January 20, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Mongol General: Hao! Dai ye! We won again! This is good, but what is best in life?

Mongol: The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair.

Mongol General: Wrong! Conan! What is best in life?

Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.

Mongol General: That is good! That is good.

PackerBronco on January 20, 2010 at 12:30 AM

What’s funny is their constant refrain about “the Dems who stayed home.” I thought it was a huge turnout. Not many people stayed home. Brown didnt win because people stayed home, but for these people that is a more bearable thought than the idea that Dems voted for Brown.

YehuditTX on January 20, 2010 at 12:40 AM

American Power tracked-back with, ‘More Sore Losers: Leftists Lash Out After Coakley Defeat’.

Donald Douglas on January 20, 2010 at 12:48 AM

I might be wrong here, but…aren’t the liberals supposed to be the super-sensitive and super-tolerant types?

[That's what they've been telling me for years and years, as they mock my so-called troglodyte adherence toward defending the Constitution and basing our Nation on the rule of law and such.]

coldwarrior on January 20, 2010 at 12:50 AM

•TwixVoy: They are chanting like Nazis at his victory rally. Chilling. A glimpse of things to come.

YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN! Talk about Nazi followers.

I hate liberals, especially stupid ones. Yeah, I’m talkin’ about you “TwixVoy”.

SouthernGent on January 20, 2010 at 12:54 AM

dollbaby: This guy was funded by the tea party lobbtist and republicans (secretly).

I’m not sure what a “lobbtist” is but I like the idea of “secret” Republican funding. Hiding in plain sight, as it were. How fiendishly clever.

Django on January 20, 2010 at 1:30 AM

I do not feel sorry for those libtards.

maggieo on January 20, 2010 at 2:48 AM

One of my liberal friends (who is in the media) used her Facebook page to vent her spleen that she’s willing vent her spleen about how she’s willing to give up health care reform because she’s got coverage through her employer, but she remains resigned to the fact that in the U.S. “only the upper classes” get to survive a health care crisis without being put into debt, etc etc etc.

It’s the same straw-man argument at which Obama excels: “Not doing it my way” equals “doing nothing.”

This person also used her page to try to fan the flames of the alleged ballot-irregularities non-story earlier in the day.

Captain Scarlet on January 20, 2010 at 3:48 AM

Oops. One too many spleen got vented above. My bad.

Captain Scarlet on January 20, 2010 at 3:48 AM

So when do the demands to see Scott Browns original birth certificate start?

percysunshine on January 20, 2010 at 6:23 AM

They’re really very sweet people. /s

I wondered reading those posts if any of them actually, ya know, KNOW any conservatives or republicans.

B Man on January 20, 2010 at 7:06 AM

How sweet, the tears of the liberal left and the music of their sputtering cries bring a tear of faith to my eyes..
For a moment, all is right with the world, and hope for change is sparked to life again. Sweet. *sigh*

Itchee Dryback on January 20, 2010 at 7:14 AM

You are so welcome liberals! Voting for Brown was one of the best feelings I have ever had.

/MA teabag voter.

Mord on January 20, 2010 at 8:20 AM

haha How rich that one commenter brings up Brown’s being in the Senate and having an “undistinguished and ineffectual record”.

Sounds like they are talking about our dear leader!

becki51758 on January 20, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Wow! Some of those people must be the ones who watch Olbie. Aren’t you glad you don’t know any of them? Maybe they’re just non-tax payers who just saw all their freebies evaporate.

Kissmygrits on January 20, 2010 at 9:10 AM

My Comment on Huffpo;

Bravo Senator Scott Brown!
Congratulations to the people of Massachusetts and thank you,
Cheers!

Do you hear us NOW DC??

ONE liberal’s response to me;

Cucaracha I’m a Fan of Cucaracha I’m a fan of this user 7 fans permalink
Hear what? You screaming like a little bítch when your man does you from behind?

Reply Favorite Flagged Posted on 01/19/2010

Jason58 on January 20, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Once they take the makeup off, liberals are truly ugly. Wow.

NebCon on January 20, 2010 at 10:40 AM

Wow, leftists acting like spoiled, petulant children. Nothing new there.

Pervygrin on January 20, 2010 at 10:49 AM

Well the blathering “response” from the dumber half of siskel & ebert weighs in with a piffy turd. I didn’t realize this guy is still alive. Time to grow up, Roger and put away the things of a child.

jgdp on January 20, 2010 at 10:49 AM

Let me taste your tears………

Techie on January 20, 2010 at 10:54 AM

Nothing is sweeter than liberal whine. I want more. Bring on the primaries and the mid-terms.

mchristian on January 20, 2010 at 12:14 PM

This is not funny
My brain won’t stop the haikus
Is this forever?
.

We sent a message
Dems know what we think for sure
Drop dead Ted! Oh wait…

NightmareOnKStreet on January 20, 2010 at 3:55 PM

Hee hee. I’ll bet a third of those voters will be voting for a Republican someday.

RushBaby on January 20, 2010 at 4:03 PM

Prime examples of liberal ‘tolerance’, aren’t they all?

You’re anything but a zero, Doctor. Keep on posting!

Dark-Star on January 20, 2010 at 5:02 PM