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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:44 PM

The Republican Party has been defeated in the Bay State.

All that's left is a mop up operation.

90% of the State Senate is Democratic, 82% of the House.

There is no party infrastructure.

And Romney, who campaigned for Governor as a moderate then turned into an insane person, has left a horrible stench around what's left of the party.

Scotty Brown only had his moment in the spotlight because of disillusioned Dems avoiding the polls, and a brief surge of Tea Party enthusiasm. Those won't happen again, at least for some years.

Now Brown's staying home rather than engaging again in a battle that he'll surely lose.

It'll be interesting to see what happens next.

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Reply The Republican Party has been defeated in the Bay State. (Original post)
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 OP
another_liberal Feb 2013 #1
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 #2
another_liberal Feb 2013 #3
wryter2000 Feb 2013 #4
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 #6
pipi_k Feb 2013 #5
King_Klonopin Feb 2013 #7
pipi_k Feb 2013 #8
King_Klonopin Feb 2013 #9

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:54 PM

1. Scott Brown might have a great future . . .

Scott Brown might have a great future as . . . well, maybe an underwear model?

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:55 PM

2. I'm guessing not a greeter at a Native American casino?

What was he thinking?

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:59 PM

3. If you run with the Tea Party . . .

If you run with the Tea Party, you gotta pour some of their tea.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:21 PM

4. Yay for Mass!

We've pretty much gotten rid of the Republican party in CA, too. All high statewide elective offices are held by Dems, and Dems have a plurality in both houses of the legislature. And voila! Suddenly, we have a balanced budget after years and years of huge deficits.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:34 PM

6. Amazing, isn't it?

Massachusetts is similarly fiscally sound. We actually have a lower-than-average state tax burden, yet we receive excellent state services.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:33 PM

5. I'm seeing on the news

as speculation, anyway, that Scott Brown may be considering a run for Governor to replace Deval Patrick.

If he does, and if he ends up pulling the same thing he did running for the Senate, he could conceivably run as a Republican embracing Independent values. It will be interesting to see what happens as time goes on.

In any case, I have mixed feelings about John Kerry becoming SoS.

I'm glad for him, but I really wanted him to stay on in the Senate for a very long time. Yes, I am selfish...


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Response to pipi_k (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:35 AM

7. My guess has always been that he will seek the Governor's office.

Right now, no well-known democrat has announced.

Scotty has about a 40% sychophantic voter following who
still believe he is just an average Joe who is "independent".
I think he has > 50% chance of winning for now. Makes
me wanna puke, I tells ya.

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Response to King_Klonopin (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:52 PM

8. Oh how I wish

Joseph P Kennedy III would run...

I really like him.

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:12 AM

9. Good suggestion -- I'd be happy to vote for him.

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