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  • Tuesday's Massachusetts Vote Huge For Both Parties  62 comments
    Jan 17, 2010 4:26 PM
    The Massachusetts Tuesday vote on who will fill departed Ted Kennedy's seat in the senate has huge ramifications for both parties.  If the republicans win the seat, they will then occupy 41 seats in the senate, giving the republicans the decisive power to thwart President Obama's policy making. 
     
    Top on the list may be the fate of HealthCare Reform.  Cap and Trade will likely be affected, too.

    The latest from today's Washington Post on the race between (NYSE:D) Martha Coakley and (NYSE:R) Scott Brown:www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/ar...
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  • Mark Bern, CFA
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    Great catch, Maya! I would have missed some of the interviews if you hadn't posted this. I just loved the last one, "I'd go for whoever says they're going to put aside this health bill and concentrate on the economy," he said, "work on that side of things."

     

    That just about sums up much of the angst in America today. Why are we so focused on the health care issue when what we really need is more jobs?
    17 Jan 2010, 06:35 PM Reply Like
  • ScroogeMcduck
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    The best health care plan is a good job plan.
    18 Jan 2010, 02:15 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Author’s reply » Thanks, Mark! I will be watching that election closely.

     

    So you, and others know this, Ron Paul just posted his first Instablog here on SA. Likely, since it is his first post, he will be reading the comments. Here's your chance, buddy!

     

    Here's the link to Paul's post:

     

    seekingalpha.com/insta...
    17 Jan 2010, 06:40 PM Reply Like
  • Larry Doyle
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    Maya,

     

    Thanks for providing the link and the fact that Ron Paul is writing here at SeekingAlpha. That is a fabulous development. The last "market" i heard from a friend on "the street" was 83-17 on a Brown victory tonight. May be a very early night for Ms. Coakley. Just about to turn the tube on and get the read.

     

    19 Jan 2010, 07:29 PM Reply Like
  • lower98th
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    You know by now that I am a disenchanted Dem. If I were Coakley I would want Obama to stay away..........make no mistake, this is a confidence vote for the President. If it goes to the Republicans (is there a difference?) it will at least be a wake-up call if anyone is listening......
    17 Jan 2010, 06:52 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Author’s reply » 98th: Pile that on top of what happened in NJ and Virginia, we might be witnessing the nacsent stages of the politcal stew brewing. I hope so.
    17 Jan 2010, 06:56 PM Reply Like
  • lower98th
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    Go Peter Schiff. I just want someone with functioning brain cells in Congress.
    17 Jan 2010, 06:59 PM Reply Like
  • Mark Bern, CFA
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    98th - I'm with you on the "is there a difference" issue. I think there is some difference, but neither is capable of leading in the direction the country needs to go. The only difference I see is that the Republicans would increase the size of government at a much slower pace. Either way, though, we end up with more of what we don't need. That's why I joined goooh.com.
    17 Jan 2010, 07:14 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Author’s reply » Another article linking the Mass. vote, HCR and JOBS! From Reuters comes news that Obama's top priority when congress returns from their X-mass recess, will be jobs.

     

    news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20...
    17 Jan 2010, 07:53 PM Reply Like
  • CautiousInvestor
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    I think the market would rock were Brown to defeat Coakley.
    17 Jan 2010, 08:08 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Author’s reply » Cautious: Today has proven you correct. Looks like Brown is going to win; expecting another market pop tomorrow. My play tomorrow, if the hedgies don't beat me to it, is coal stocks. Kneecap'n Trade is cooked, too.
    19 Jan 2010, 08:41 PM Reply Like
  • SAS70
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    Mark Agreed

     

    Its time for a new party!! Both parties have equal culpability for the mess were in. But we shouldn't excuse ourselves either.

     

    My Father in Law was voicing his disgust with his taxes and a few other things. I asked who did you vote for in the last election. He told me he has never voted. I proceeded to tell him to stop he couldn't complain anymore. When you at the very least don't vote your giving your rights to others and have no right to complain!!

     

    Organizations like Acorn give me concern as well because of their seemingly dogmatic efforts to organize voters. Some of these voters are ill informed and voting because of some quid pro quo for pulling the lever in the left direction. They will be very disappointed when all the free stuff they were promised cannot be delivered.
    17 Jan 2010, 08:17 PM Reply Like
  • Mark Bern, CFA
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    How true! As more and more of the under-educated lose their jobs and can no longer find work they will begin to take notice (once their extended benefits run out, that is). I wonder how many more extensions to unemployment benefits will be voted through; probably the benefits will be extended at least through mid-November elections with promises for more.
    17 Jan 2010, 10:00 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Mark, the unemployed take notice well before their benefits run out. They can't afford much on those benefits, it isn't a substitute for a living wage.
    17 Jan 2010, 11:14 PM Reply Like
  • Mark Bern, CFA
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    OG - True, it's not a living wage, but it seems free to some. And it can be (and often is) supplemented by working for "cash."

     

    Also, you can earn a little above board without losing your benefits. I read of someone in Walmart not long back who overheard an employee stocking the shelves in a conversation with her supervisor. The stocker reminded the supervisor that she couldn't work as many hours as they had her scheduled for because it would mess up her benefits. I'm not sure if it was unemployment or social security survivor/dependency benefits, but she was getting money from Uncle Sam. Too many people have figured out how to work the system.

     

    Another example is construction workers in the north who are laid off nearly every winter. Going on unemployment during the down time is routine for them. I don't understand why we pay them to go to the bars (that's where I personally met several of them, before I became a teatotaler).
    18 Jan 2010, 12:32 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Author’s reply » Furthermore, Mark, the conditions of "finding a job" should be reinterpreted. I know for an absolute fact that some of the unemployed are gaming the system by applying for jobs for which they are vastly over qualified, or also, way under qualified, just to be turned down, just to keep the Unky Sammy free bucks rolling in.

     

    These people who are bright enough to game this system, are the exact people the government should be figuring out how to get them a job.

     

    I would love to, but never would, walk into an unemployment office and say to their question, "What have you done over the past 90 days to find a job?" My answer? Noth'in'. Okay Sir, step over to that desk and fill out the form so that you can qualify for $400 every other week of assistance.

     

    Why give all of this free money away? Can not the government be smart enough to streamline these "gamers" to be classified as "gamers?"

     

    "If you are not employed within the next 120 days," the edict goes, "You will be classified as a menial servant."

     

    18 Jan 2010, 01:16 AM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Its deliciously ironic that it may be a Republican Senator from Mass. who ultimately votes down Teddy's "Mary Jo Kopecnic Memorial Health Insurance Bill".
    18 Jan 2010, 08:23 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Do y'all realize there is an independent Libertarian in this race with the last name of Kennedy. Joe Kennedy. Wonder how many of the "highly intelligent" Dems will vote for him just on his name alone. Think of the nightmares they could have for the rest of their lives if they voted for him and then found out they voted libertarian.

     

    The tea party's are trying to get him to drop out and throw his support to Brown. I badly want brown to win but can not stomach the idea of libertarians having to swallow their pride AGAIN and throw in with republicans.

     

    Rolaids and an air sickness bag are absolutly essential in politics.
    18 Jan 2010, 09:12 AM Reply Like
  • SAS70
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    Good one TB.

     

    That never actually happened you have been brainwashed by Fox news and the Tea Party ;-)
    18 Jan 2010, 09:42 AM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Yep, DG, Libertarians are the civil right vote for Republicans, and yes, they take us utterly for granted and heap abuse upon us.

     

    And yes, this is ANOTHER case where reality bites.

     

    Libertarians will once again have to decide between a cerebral or emotional strategic vote.

     

    The ironies are amazing, its one of those bizarre political events you see every 30 years or so.
    18 Jan 2010, 09:43 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    TB the number of cases that bite seems to be growing exponentially.

     

    Like after dumping a girlfriend for the 15th time for cheating and then taking her back when she comes running back and swears she will never do it again.

     

    I already know the republicans are going to cheat on us again. In fact they probably are sleeping with someone right this very minute.

     

    Need a larger air sickness bag. Do rolaids come in 55 gallon drums.
    18 Jan 2010, 10:04 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    No one has mentioned the irony of why this vote is even taking place.

     

    When Mitt Romney was gov of MA the democrats were worried that he might appoint a republican senator if (Kerry I believe) left office as president. They voted in a new law to require a vote instead of the governor appointing a replacement.

     

    Now we see how that's working for them. Hahahahahahaha

     

    God certainly does have a sense of humor.
    18 Jan 2010, 10:14 AM Reply Like
  • Mark Bern, CFA
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    DG - It may work to the Republicans' advantage for Kennedy to stay in the race. He may be able to draw more votes away from the Dem this way and enable Brown to win. Splitting the moronic vote can't hurt Brown in Mass. Name recognition alone may get him enough votes to make a difference, even if he doesn't win. Winning may be better, but the odds are still very long without a grass roots organization or a major supporting him.
    18 Jan 2010, 01:37 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    The LIbertarians have NO traction in Massachussets. None. If Kennedy gets more than 3% of the vote, 2/3 will be confused Dems voting for "a Kennedy".

     

    Of course, a large chunk of Brown's vote will be Libertarians trying their mightiest, as usual.

     

    Michael Medved, who makes a habit of taunting "losertarians" can kiss my wrinkled butt! I'm going to see if his screeners will let me through Tuesday, so he can explain to all the Libertarians in Massachussets what idiots and losers they are...

     

    LOL, no chance I will get any air time, but it would be fun to see him squirm.
    18 Jan 2010, 01:59 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Author’s reply » Here is today's article from the Washington Post:

     

    www.washingtonpost.com...

     

    Looks like the GOP could very well steal this election.
    18 Jan 2010, 03:00 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Glenn Beck:

     

    Healthcare and Mass. election
    [Insider] Audio Available:

     

    January 18, 2010 - 13:18 ET

     

    GLENN: The Senate race in Mass is Scott Brown 50, Martha Coakley 46. That is the Suffolk poll. Still within the margin of error.

     

    PAT: There's a couple of other polls that show him with a much wider spread. Like one of them shows him 55 40. Another one shows him up by 9.

     

    GLENN: You know what bothers me about this? Is that Barack Obama went up to Massachusetts anyway and then they are saying that the White House is building expectations that she's going to lose. I it doesn't feel right to me.

     

    PAT: Yeah, it's

     

    GLENN: Doesn't feel right to me.

     

    PAT: It's weird.

     

    GLENN: I don't trust these guys at all.

     

    PAT: It's weird because the president stuck his neck out in both Virginia and New Jersey and got it chopped off. So

     

    GLENN: But you know what?

     

    PAT: Politically speaking.

     

    GLENN: There is a, there is something to say for that. He's got to go up there and give them everything they got because if she doesn't win, here's somebody in trouble. And he's telling everybody in congress, "Hey, I'm going to be there for ya, don't worry, don't worry, you just go ahead and vote for healthcare and I'm going to be there." And then he doesn't go up for a close race like this? I mean, he really is in a

     

    PAT: He's in a tough situation.

     

    GLENN: He's in a lose lose situation here.

     

    STU: Yeah. And from an agenda perspective, it doesn't this doesn't necessarily stop healthcare but it has a chance of stopping healthcare. This is the only

     

    GLENN: When he goes up and campaigns in Ted Kennedy for Ted Kennedy's seat, as they like to call it, and he doesn't even mention healthcare. He didn't even mention it. He's stumping her? He doesn't mention healthcare.

     

    PAT: Yeah.

     

    STU: In Massachusetts.

     

    GLENN: Hello. You see the latest Washington Post poll? The Washington Post is doing a story right now. Poll shows growing disappointment, polarization over Obama's performance. A year into his presidency President Obama faces polarized nation, soaring public assessments of his effort to change Washington, according to a Washington Post ABC News poll. Nearly half of all Americans say Obama is not delivering on his major campaign promises and a narrow majority have some or no confidence that he will make the right decisions for the country's future. A majority now have some or no confidence that he will make the right decision for the country's future. More than a third see the president as falling short of their expectations. About double the proportion saying so at the 100 day mark. 63% say the president has accomplished a great deal or a good amount. Now that portion has dropped to 47%. What it doesn't go into in this, in the news story from the Washington Post, the Washington Post didn't report that their own poll now shows most Americans want smaller government with fewer services. 58% say they favor a smaller government with fewer services and only 38% say they favor a larger government with more services. This is what they're up against. This is why they're jamming it through. The American people are not for any of this. But I you know, when you have the left going for Saul Alinsky and saying, hey, Saul Alinsky's right, Saul Alinsky is right. It doesn't matter. The ends justify the means, do whatever you have to do and then you have people like Ed Schultz getting on television and saying I'd cheat if I had I'd vote nine, ten times if I had to. They will. They will. This is the state where the Kennedys have been in charge for a very long time. Barney Frank. I mean, this is a mini Chicago. This has to be a blowout. For this to actually, for you to be able to count on it, there has to be a 10 point spread.

     

    Susan, you are on the Glenn Beck program.

     

    CALLER: Hello?

     

    GLENN: Hi, Susan, go ahead.

     

    CALLER: Hi, Glenn, how are you?

     

    GLENN: Very good.

     

    CALLER: Good. It was electric yesterday at the Scott Brown rally. There was so many people there that the police had to block off the street. And then he had to set up two satellite buildings to hold everyone that was there. It was just incredible. We were at the Crowne Plaza hotel ballroom and it was packed. You couldn't even move. And I don't even know what it was like in the main rally which was at Mechanic Hall in Worcester.

     

    GLENN: Now, it is supposed to be, it is supposed to be lousy weather tomorrow, right?

     

    CALLER: Tomorrow, for Tuesday? Cloudy. It snowed here last night. So, yeah, the weather's not the best. Doesn't matter. I'll be going.

     

    GLENN: What are you feeling, what are you feeling on the ground with what's her name, Margaret, Martha?

     

    CALLER: Martha.

     

    CALLER: Marsha.

     

    PAT: Marsha, that's what it is.

     

    GLENN: Patrick Kennedy is giving a speech for her, introducing her, calls her the wrong name three times. That's beautiful.

     

    CALLER: Well, they can't even spell Massachusetts right in their ad. So what do you expect?

     

    GLENN: I know. What is the what are the supporters like for Marta?

     

    CALLER: Well, when they were out there yesterday, there was probably 35 or 40 of them across the street from where we were and they were just standing there with signs. They weren't saying anything, they weren't talking back. They were just standing there like robots. It was nothing. We were electric. We were, you know, going for it and they just stood there. And I don't know anyone personally that's going to vote for her. Everyone is so upset about the healthcare. That they are going for him.

     

    GLENN: Well, why is it they are all for the healthcare

     

    CALLER: They are all for him stopping the healthcare.

     

    GLENN: Oh, stopping healthcare.

     

    CALLER: Yeah, they are voting to stop healthcare.

     

    GLENN: Susan, do you believe him?

     

    CALLER: You know, Glenn, he seems like he's a really good guy. My gut tells me that he's sincere. And that's the only thing I can go by. You know, I mean, politicians have lied to us so many times in our lives, what do you do? You just go by your gut feeling. And I get the gut feeling he's sincere. After the rally at Mechanics Hall which is where he was mainly speaking she came to each satellite and talked to each of us and told us thank you for coming out. And the look on his face when he walked into that ballroom was, he was blown away at how many people were there. Now, he's either a really great actor or he's very sincere. I don't know. I can only go by my gut.

     

    GLENN: Well, it's, let's hope for the best, prepare for the worst but hope for the best.

     

    CALLER: Hope for the best, exactly.

     

    GLENN: Thanks a lot, Susan, I appreciate it. I'd like to you know, Stu, can you see if we can get a hold of Scott?

     

    STU: Yeah, we've been efforting.

     

    GLENN: You've been efforting the situation? I'd like to talk to him.

     

    PAT: He at least knows that there's still terrorists in Afghanistan.

     

    STU: That's always a positive.

     

    GLENN: I can't believe that this race is this close.

     

    PAT: Well, you have to remember, though, that she started out 19 or 23 points ahead of him.

     

    STU: Yeah, he has no right being in this race.

     

    PAT: He has, by all rates this should be over before it even started. And she won the Democratic nomination by 19 points. So she's got enormous name recognition. She had everything going for her. She had all the money, she had all the recognition, she has all the

     

    GLENN: She had a great vacation.

     

    PAT: She had a great vacation and apparently that's when he started making headway and then she started making statements like this.

     

    VOICE: If the goal was and the mission in Afghanistan was to go in because we believed that the Taliban was giving harbor to terrorists, we supported that, I supported that goal. They are gone. They are not there anymore.

     

    PAT: And then to call Curt Schilling a Yankees fan as she did over the weekend. Curt Schilling is a Red Sox legend and brought them, you know, the world series title.

     

    GLENN: That's like something I would say.

     

    PAT: Yeah, it is.

     

    GLENN: In what context did she say that?

     

    STU: Is it a joke?

     

    GLENN: He's a supporter of Scott Brown, right?

     

    PAT: Yeah. She was being interviewed and Dan Rhea said, yeah, but she was mentioning that she had, I don't know, somebody on her side. And the guy counters with, yeah, but now Scott Brown has Curt Schilling, okay? To which Coakley said, yeah, another Yankee fan. The interviewer says, Schilling? She says, yes. And he says, Curt Schilling, a Yankee fan? She says, uh oh, no, all right, I'm wrong on I'm wrong.

     

    STU: Oh, wow, yeah.

     

    GLENN: Oh, my gosh. Oh, my gosh. I was giving her the benefit of the doubt until, oh, no, wait, no, hang on, no. Not that Curt. I meant another one.

     

    PAT: I meant Schilling from the Schilling the sauce, you know, the

     

    GLENN: The other guy, fat guy.

     

    PAT: You know.

     

    GLENN: You look him up. He's in the phone book under Yankee fan.

     

    PAT: I'm pretty sure. This is Schilling of the Bronx. The Schillings.

     

    GLENN: And I love the fact that they have come out, "The Boston Globe" said that brown is not going to be attending any Mensa meetings at night.

     

    STU: Of course.

     

    GLENN: Well, of course not. They hold them during the day. Are they implying that she will?

     

    STU: Of course. She's smart and he's dumb. D and R. I got it. That's how it works every single election.

     

    GLENN: I can't I mean, how these people just don't see that the game is over. They just don't see that Americans are onto this. Oh, he's dumb? Oh. If you hadn't called half the population dumb, tea partygoers, you are calling half the population dumb. When you do that, they go, well, wait a minute here, I'm not dumb. And then they start to notice everybody else that's dumb and they realize, oh, only the people that agree with the elites are called smart. Oh! The game is over, gang.
    18 Jan 2010, 03:41 PM Reply Like
  • yellowhoard
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    Barney Frank declared that healthcare reform will die if Brown is elected.

     

    If I were Brown, I'd run that quote every 30 minutes until the election is over.
    18 Jan 2010, 03:58 PM Reply Like
  • SAS70
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    Yaa have to love Beck !!
    18 Jan 2010, 06:13 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Wonder how many democrates will die if he is elected.
    18 Jan 2010, 06:28 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Author’s reply » CNN (10:45 PM) reports that this election has, "Teutonic implications. If the republican party wins, Health Care Reform is on life support, at best."

     

    Latest polls show Brown in the lead.
    18 Jan 2010, 10:47 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    The Obama/Pelossi/Reid triumpherate has 3 gameplans drawn up and ready to put into action.

     

    One involves a win in Mass., which plan is the same one we see unfolding right now.

     

    The second is a contingency plan, in which they lose in Mass., but have the ability to rush the bill through for a vote before Brown is seated.

     

    The third is the nuclear option, in which they bastardize the Senate traditions, and pass the bill as a wolf disguised in "conciliation" clothing.

     

    SOME version of the bill will pass. If nothing else, in extremis they can simply vote the Senate version through intact, which would make it law without any need for further action by the Senate.

     

    The only way they can lose is to lose the cohesion of their support in the House.

     

    GOING forward, however, the prospects for things like Cap & Trade (or whatever mutation is created to encompass the implosion of anthro-warmism as a cause celebre) are much dimmed...

     

    Focus then on the environmental "regulations" suddenly transformed into silly putty by the White House.
    19 Jan 2010, 08:08 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    TB I am hoping for the house to lose supporters and fall below 218 votes if they see Coakley taken down. The significance of that wrath by the voters is tremendous.

     

    The mere fact that this vote is this close probably gives them nightmares of pitch forks and mobs. I hope they see my face in that crowd in their nightmares. I am angry and yes I own a real sharp pitch fork.
    19 Jan 2010, 08:39 AM Reply Like
  • ScroogeMcduck
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    Don't forget your torch DG.
    19 Jan 2010, 08:58 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Oh yes!!! I have several and they are expendable.
    19 Jan 2010, 09:10 AM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    DG I hope that scenario (House solidarity dissolves) plays out, but my thinking is that putting forth the Senate version is actually more likely to gain votes than lose them (its much more moderate than the over-liberal House version, and addresses key abortion issues that drove away moderate Democrat support).

     

    I HOPE the Democrats stay dumb and delay the whole thing until its too late (assuming Brown wins, which is FAR from certain, there's a reason why Mass. is the Bluest of the Blue)...

     

    It could happen.
    19 Jan 2010, 08:46 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    We have dreams, they have nightmares.
    19 Jan 2010, 09:12 AM Reply Like
  • Mark Bern, CFA
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    Early results from Boston.com (a Coakley endorser):

     

    Coakley 50% Brown 49% Kennedy 1%
    19 Jan 2010, 12:40 PM Reply Like
  • Mark Bern, CFA
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    I just checked again and they have taken down the results at the Boston Globe's site. It isn't available anywhere on the site now. I suspect that means that Brown has moved into the lead and they don't want anyone in Mass. to know.
    19 Jan 2010, 12:55 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Author’s reply » Larry Doyle has a good Instablog he just posted about todays election and four reasons why he believes Brown will win:

     

    seekingalpha.com/insta...
    19 Jan 2010, 01:45 PM Reply Like
  • Larry Doyle
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    Thanks Maya...much appreciated.
    19 Jan 2010, 07:41 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Author’s reply » YW, Larry.
    19 Jan 2010, 08:00 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Author’s reply » Kudlow is behaving if he just had 12 cups of coffee and five Snickers bars. I don't know when I've seen him happier.
    19 Jan 2010, 07:45 PM Reply Like
  • Larry Doyle
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    I used to work with Larry at Bear Stearns. He is a truly unique and amazingly intelligent individual.
    19 Jan 2010, 07:59 PM Reply Like
  • yellowhoard
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    Drudge is the best place for election updates.
    19 Jan 2010, 08:33 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Author’s reply » YH: Thanks! I in there right away.
    19 Jan 2010, 08:41 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Brown is ahead by about 18K votes.
    19 Jan 2010, 08:35 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Brown up by 5 % points... About 10% counted.
    19 Jan 2010, 08:40 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Author’s reply » Keep going, Brown!

     

    Coal stocks should rally hard tomorrow. Here is a list from tickerspy.com

     

    www.tickerspy.com/inde...
    19 Jan 2010, 08:46 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Brown: 407K Coakley: 365K 1/3 of precincts reporting
    hee hee hee.
    19 Jan 2010, 08:53 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    A sword and sorcery quote seems appropriate:

     

    "To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women." - 'Conan the Barbarian' - Robert E. Howard

     

    "There's a difference between us. You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom. And I go to make sure that they have it." William Wallace
    19 Jan 2010, 09:19 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Author’s reply » Done! Scott Brown declared victorious!

     

    What rhymes with WOOOOHOOOO?

     

    (GOOOH!)
    19 Jan 2010, 09:22 PM Reply Like
  • yellowhoard
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    SCOTTY

     

    SCOTTY

     

    SCOTTY
    19 Jan 2010, 09:25 PM Reply Like
  • ScroogeMcduck
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    No time for foreplay cram that bill right up their @$$!
    19 Jan 2010, 09:39 PM Reply Like
  • Mark Bern, CFA
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    Well now. Ain't that sumthin!

     

    Maya - I don't know if it helps any and with your ryhming, but I grew up in Wahoo.
    19 Jan 2010, 09:54 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Author’s reply » Mark: No wonder you wear a mask. You grew up inside a fish?

     

    ####

     

    Next up? Mark Rubio, in Florida.

     

    Rubio, Rubio, where art thou Rubio?
    19 Jan 2010, 09:58 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Author’s reply » Mark: I just can't get this song out of my head.

     

    Ding dong, the witch is dead, the witch is dead. Ding dong, the ding dong i-s dead!

     

    Nancy Pelosi, how much power did you lose tonight?
    19 Jan 2010, 10:43 PM Reply Like
  • Silentz
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    Maya, I got something that might help that...

     

    "Pants on the ground! Lookin' like a fool wit'cho pants on the ground!"

     

    Does that get the witch song out of your head?
    20 Jan 2010, 12:03 PM Reply Like
  • Mark Bern, CFA
    , contributor
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    New Flash!!!! Congresswoman Pelosi avoiding photographers and public venues. Was it only her mascara than was running? A member of her staff was quoted as saying, "I thought I heard her say she was melting, like over and over."
    20 Jan 2010, 11:52 AM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
    , contributor
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    www.youtube.com/watch?...
    20 Jan 2010, 12:09 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    OG, I cant stop laughing. Wonderful, and the last line.....Hillary.
    21 Jan 2010, 01:03 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Author’s reply » Good one, OyGee!

     

    Here's what punch drunk Nancy Pelosi looked like this morning:

     

    starmaker.today.com/fi...
    20 Jan 2010, 01:41 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
    , contributor
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    The Nancy I know has fangs. Great big tushes dripping in blood and covered with the flesh of insubordinate dems.
    21 Jan 2010, 01:05 AM Reply Like
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