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inthebrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-20-10 01:43 PM
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Tea Baggers and right wing outrage had no impact on MA election
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John McCain received 1,104,284 vote in the presidential and Brown received 1,168,107 votes.

Obama won 1,891,083 votes in the presidential while Coakley got 1,058, 682.

It is quite clear that right wing revulsion and "Tea Bagger" outrage had no impact on this election. No matter how much the media spins it. The is was clearly a rejection of the Status Quo offered up by Obama and the Democrats, as well as Coakley, that had voters staying home. The Dems saw nearly a 50% drop off in votes while Brown barely drew a 10% increase to an already paltry 1.1 million voters for McCain in the presidential.

This election is not a call for the party to move right but for Obama and the Democrats to act on the leftist rhetoric they offered to voters and deliver.
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