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    I love it when stuff like this happens....

    Like Ann Coulter said earlier this evening, I wish that Ted Kennedy were still alive for this....



    Brownhas an A Rating from the NRA and an A+ Rating from Gun Owner's Action League (GOAL), the NRA's Massachusetts' affiliate. Coakley is anti-gun.



    In epic upset, GOP's Brown wins Mass. Senate race


    By GLEN JOHNSON and LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writers Glen Johnson And Liz Sidoti, Associated Press Writers – 8 mins ago
    BOSTON – In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to win the U.S. Senate seat held by the late Edward M. Kennedy for nearly half a century, leaving President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in doubt and marring the end of his first year in office.

    The loss by the once-favored Democrat Martha Coakley in the Democratic stronghold was a stunning embarrassment for the White House after Obama rushed to Boston on Sunday to try to save the foundering candidate. Her defeat on Tuesday signaled big political problems for the president's party this fall when House, Senate and gubernatorial candidates are on the ballot nationwide.

    "I have no interest in sugarcoating what happened in Massachusetts," said Sen. Robert Menendez, the head of the Senate Democrats' campaign committee. "There is a lot of anxiety in the country right now. Americans are understandably impatient."

    Brown will become the 41st Republican in the 100-member Senate, which could allow the GOP to block the president's health care legislation. Democrats needed Coakley to win for a 60th vote to thwart Republican filibusters. The trouble may go deeper: Democratic lawmakers could read the results as a vote against Obama's broader agenda, weakening their support for the president. And the results could scare some Democrats from seeking office this fall.

    The Republican will finish Kennedy's unexpired term, facing re-election in 2012.

    Brown led by 52 per cent to 47 percent with all but 3 percent of precincts counted. Turnout was exceptional for a special election in January, with light snow reported in parts of the state. More voters showed up at the polls Tuesday than in any non-presidential general election in Massachusetts since 1990.

    One day shy of the first anniversary of Obama's swearing-in, the election played out amid a backdrop of animosity and resentment from voters over persistently high unemployment, Wall Street bailouts, exploding federal budget deficits and partisan wrangling over health care.

    "I voted for Obama because I wanted change. ... I thought he'd bring it to us, but I just don't like the direction that he's heading," said John Triolo, 38, a registered independent who voted in Fitchburg.

    He said his frustrations, including what he considered the too-quick pace of health care legislation, led him to vote for Brown.

    For weeks considered a long shot, Brown seized on voter discontent to overtake Coakley in the campaign's final stretch. His candidacy energized Republicans, including backers of the "tea party" protest movement, while attracting disappointed Democrats and independents uneasy with where they felt the nation was heading.

    A cornerstone of Brown's campaign was his promise to vote against the health care plan.

    Though the president wasn't on the ballot, he was on many voters' minds.

    Coakley called Brown conceding the race, and Obama talked to both Brown and Coakley, congratulating them on the race.

    The Democrat said the president told her: "We can't win them all."

    Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin said he would notify the U.S. Senate on Wednesday that Brown had been elected. Originally, he had said he might take over two weeks to certify the results of the special election, giving Democrats a window in which to try to rush through final passage of Obama's health care plan.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., promised to seat Brown "as soon as the proper paperwork has been received."

    Brown will be the first Republican senator from Massachusetts in 30 years.

    Even before the first results were announced, administration officials were privately accusing Coakley of a poorly run campaign and playing down the notion that Obama or a toxic political landscape had much to do with the outcome.

    Coakley's supporters, in turn, blamed that very environment, saying her lead dropped significantly after the Senate passed health care reform shortly before Christmas and after the Christmas Day attempted airliner bombing that Obama himself said showed a failure of his administration.

    Days before the polls closed, Democrats were fingerpointing and laying blame.

    Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, head of the House Democrats' campaign effort, said Coakley's loss won't deter his colleagues from continuing to blame the previous administration.

    "President George W. Bush and House Republicans drove our economy into a ditch and tried to run away from the accident," he said. "President Obama and congressional Democrats have been focused repairing the damage to our economy."

    At Boston's Park Plaza Hotel, giddy Republicans cheered, chanted "USA" and waved the "tea party" version of the American flag.

    Even before Brown won, the grass-roots network fueled by antiestablishment frustrations, sought credit for the victory, much like the liberal MoveOn.org did in the 2006 midterm elections when Democrats rose to power.

    GOP chairman Michael Steele said Brown's "message of lower taxes, smaller government and fiscal responsibility clearly resonated with independent-minded voters in Massachusetts who were looking for a solution to decades of failed Democrat leadership."

    Wall Street watched the election closely. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 116 points, and analysts attributed the increase to hopes the election would make it harder for Obama to make his changes to health care. That eased investor concerns that profits at companies such as insurers and drug makers would suffer.

    Across Massachusetts, voters who had been bombarded with phone calls and dizzied with nonstop campaign commercials for Coakley and Brown gave a fitting turnout despite intermittent snow and rain statewide.

    Galvin, who discounted sporadic reports of voter irregularities throughout the day, predicted turnout ranging from 1.6 million to 2.2 million, 40 percent to 55 percent of registered voters. The Dec. 8 primary had a scant turnout of about 20 percent.

    Voters considered national issues including health care and the federal budget deficits.

    Fears about spending drove Karla Bunch, 49, to vote for Brown. "It's time for the country, for the taxpayers, to take back their money," she said. And Elizabeth Reddin, 65, voted for Brown because she said she was turned off by the Democrat's negative advertisements, saying: "The Coakley stuff was disgusting."




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    Congratulations from the West Coast Massachusetts and a big thank you.
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    And Congratulations from CA! The voters did this not only for their state, but also for all 49 others, and there are a great deal of voters across this land who are giving 10 standing attaboys & girls for this move!
    :celebrate:celebrate:celebrate:celebrate:celebrate

    The Dems in Washington, especially Pelosi, Reid & B. Obama have got to be as frightened as a budgie bird being attacked by a witches broom!

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    Is it Nov. yet?:celebrate:celebrate:celebrate:celebrateBye bye Dems.
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    Congratulations from the "Wild West" state - Arizona.

    Now let's all give the Democrats a real scare in November.

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    Congratulations from Washington State!:celebrate:celebrate
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    I don't think any Dems that are up for re-election this year are not going to want Obama coming anywhere near their campaigns. Obama is bad karma.

    Democrat congressmen are already wanting bail on Obama Care. Even Barney Franks says he won't vote for it if the congress tries to vote on it before Brown is sworn in.

    The Rats are looking for a way off their shinking ship.

    OK, so it is now official. The new Demorat hunting season has now commensed for 2010. No bag limit, boys and gals.

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    I guess the dems had it right; this is change you can believe in.

    Changed from a corrupt family legacy, to a conservative no nonsense normal guy.



    BYE, BYE Dems; November fast approaches, as does your party's demise!!!

    Way to go Mass. voters, lets keep the ball rolling. :celebrate:celebrate:celebrate
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    Thank you Mass.!!!:celebrate

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    Thank you Massachusetts!

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    Big THANK YOU!!! From Wisconsin. Heres your sign D.C.

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    Let me also say thank you to the Voters of Massachusetts .. You' ll go down in History as being instrumental to putting this country back on the right path.. OK folks lets get on with that Change now !!

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    THANK YOU MASSACHUSETTS!!!!! from a PATRIOT in South Louisiana

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    Thank you Massachusetts from a Pennsylvanian. We will return the favor when the 2nd Amendment supporters from Pa. vote the Obama lapdog, Arlen Spector out of office on Nov. 2. That is the least we can do for the Bay State that has the spin artists from the Democrat Party working overtime with their insane denial.



    By the way, Sen. Scott will remain in office to fill the term left behind by Kennedy. How long will your new senator be in office before he has to run again?

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    c45man wrote:
    By the way, Sen. Scott [Brown] will remain in office to fill the term left behind by Kennedy. How long will your new senator be in office before he has to run again?
    2012.

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    2012--time to tell obooba not to let the door hit him in the ass on the way out...Jimmy Carter II.
    "For any man who sheds his blood with me this day shall be my brother...And gentlemen now abed shall think themselves accursed, they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whilst any speaks who fought with us on Crispin's day." Henry V

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    'Watched theMA election results with baited breath... then watched the Lib-tards act like bait on the hook when Brown won. (Thank God!) Thisoutcome willput a stake thru the heart of Obamacare. Thanks MA... for another 'tea dump' of the 'royal' oligarchs.

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    I want to say thank you to everyone here for your support in donating money for Scott Browns election from all over the country, this was a tough fight that was well worth it and also just the beginning of the end of the democratic party, It felt so good to cast my vote for him that night, It felt like my vote actually counted for a change and now we will be able to weed out more non hackers who are not fit to be in office, again everyone thank you, You help make a difference in our state as well as our country. Lets vote them all out and get our rights restored!

    Your Massachusetts friend Bobby

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    Gunslinger wrote:
    2012--time to tell obooba not to let the door hit him in the ass on the way out...Jimmy Carter II.
    Jimmy Carter II? You are giving BHO way too much credit. Until just a short time ago I thought that there could not be a worse POTUS than Carter but I was wrong. BHO makes him seem like a great one.

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    I hope he make the change and accept NC license soon as I travel back to MA so often as I used to live there and still have my parent there.

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