Via Weasel Zippers. Demagoging townhall protesters as “angry mobs” back in August did nothing for the DNC nationwide, but hope springs eternal for New England:

SCOTT BROWN’S DEAL WITH THE DEVIL
Will Republicans Sell Out To National Tea Party Movement Backfire At Home?
And If He’s Elected, Who Will He Owe?

“Scott Brown made a deal with the devil – and he should have held out for a better one…Brown’s embrace of radical tea party groups for funding coincides nicely with his willingness to accept the millions in television ads from shadowy out-of-state organizations with links to Karl Rove…”

Consider this and their Palin-baiting to be an official admission that they no longer believe that running on a standard liberal policy agenda can carry them over the finish line even in Massachusetts.

Meanwhile, here was the scene after a Coakley fundraiser on Capitol Hill tonight, which makes twice in less than three months that Weekly Standard reporter John McCormack has had a bizarre encounter with a candidate opposed by the conservative base. Coakley staffers said afterwards that they didn’t know who the guy was who was hassling McCormack in the video. Really? He was just a passerby who decided to push him into a sidewalk railing and demand his credentials?