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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:16 AM
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Massachusetts Race Tests Staying Power of Democrats
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 09:17 AM by IndianaGreen
Evan Bayh is a subservient lapdog of the Big Insurance and Big Pharma. His wife sits on the board of WellPoint, which will make millions out of HCR. As you can see from Bayh, the POS is repositioning himself to blame a Coakley loss on the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party, as other conservadems and blue dogs will certainly do.

Make no mistake about this, if Martha Coakley loses, it will push the Democratic Party further to the right and it will strengthen the corporate wing.

Massachusetts Race Tests Staying Power of Democrats

By ADAM NAGOURNEY
Published: January 16, 2010


BOSTON There may be no better place to measure the shifting fortunes of President Obama and the Democratic Party than in the race being fought here this weekend for the Senate seat that had been held by Edward M. Kennedy.

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Win or lose in Massachusetts, that a contest between a conservative Republican and a liberal Democrat could appear so close is evidence of what even Democrats say is animosity directed at the administration and Congress. It has been fanned by Republicans who have portrayed Democrats as overreaching and out of touch with ordinary Americans.

It comes from the fact that Obama as president has had to deal with all these major crises he inherited: the banks, fiscal stimulus, said Senator Paul G. Kirk Jr., the Democrat who holds the Massachusetts seat on an interim basis pending the special election. But for many people it was like, Jeez, how much government are we getting here? That might have given them pause.

Senator Evan Bayh, Democrat of Indiana, said the atmosphere was a serious threat to Democrats. I do think theres a chance that Congressional elites mistook their mandate, Mr. Bayh said. I dont think the American people last year voted for higher taxes, higher deficits and a more intrusive government. But theres a perception that that is what they are getting.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/17/us/politics/17massach...

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dave29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:27 AM
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1. Evan Bayh was also passed over for VP.
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andym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:02 AM
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2. "Jeez, how much government are we getting here? That might have given them pause.
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 10:06 AM by andym
That quote is from Senator Kirk, who is fairly liberal.
Huh?!
Is he trying to say that even liberal Massachusetts is anti-governemnt???

We have a lot of work ahead of us if we want progressive policies out of Washington, if majorities in even the most liberal state are conservative when it comes to government's role.
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