Scott Brown for US President?
photo stolen [from here]
I heard Scott Brown give his victory speech tonight, at least most of if, he is now the Republican US Senator from Massachusetts. He was gracious and thanked Martha Coakley, and praised Ted Kennedy. The rhetoric, the ease with which he speaks, this person just might be the best shot for the Republicans in the next US Presidential election.
Brown has done nothing so far, but he's no Palin either. He probably doesn't owe anyone favors and if his campaign money is seen coming mainly from the people, then this guy could be unstoppable.
President Barack Obama has now heard the will of the people on health care, and has a vote of confidence ... NOT. Maybe, things got just a little brighter here in America tonight.
Video of Scott Brown giving his victory speech having won the US Senate seat in the Massachusetts special election:
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I have issues with Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts Attorney General. If I lived in that state, I would want her investigated and hopefully prosecuted over this:
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Why would a Massachusetts Attorney General not want to prosecute the police officer for committing such a heinous crime against an innocent child?
Officer Keith Winfield
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From the Hartford Courant, cut and pasted [from here]
Republican Brown wins Mass. Senate seat in epic upset, endangering Obama's health care plan
BOSTON (AP) — 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.
Addressing an exuberant victory celebration Tuesday night, Brown declared he was "ready to go to Washington without delay" as the crowd chanted, "Seat him now." Democrats indicated they would, deflating a budding controversy over whether they would try to block Brown long enough to complete congressional passage of the health care plan he has promised to oppose.
"The people of Massachusetts have spoken. We welcome Scott Brown to the Senate and will move to seat him as soon as the proper paperwork has been received," said Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin said he would notify the Senate on Wednesday that Brown had been elected.
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.
Brown's victory was the third major loss for Democrats in statewide elections since Obama became president. Republicans won governors' seats in Virginia and New Jersey in November.
"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."
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."
Liz Sidoti reported from Washington. Associated Press writers Beth Fouhy, Bob Salsberg, Steve LeBlanc, Karen Testa, Kevin Vineys and Stephanie Reitz also contributed to this report.
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I found the below on the Plutonian Mac blog:
CIA History 101: Secret Wars of the CIA - Narrated by Bill Moyers, Elizabeth Montgomery, Amy Goodman and Others
This is a history everyone needs to know to understand the present, as well as the nature of the state beast that masquerades as the Beacon of Democracy.
I found the above video on the PLUTONIAN MAC blog
The wars being waged by the US were not declared and voted for. These wars are illegal. The CIA is transporting heroin and cocaine into the US. This secret, shadow government prefers dictators they install all over the world. The CIA is about torture, organized crime, mass murder, assassinations (even of religious leaders just advocating peace), and drug running.
Vietnam was so heroin could be smuggled into the US. Black operations in South America was about smuggling cocaine into the US. As soon as the US had boots on the ground in Afghanistan, heroin became cheaper, stronger, and more available. The above video should be viewed by all Americans of all ages. The "School of Americas" taught butchers from all over the world how to torture in war zones. This "school" was paid for with US taxpayer dollars. This assassination school training assassins was paid for by you.
Iraq had a puppet government so tycoons in Britain and in America could plunder its oil. Iraq became an independent country. America once again forced Iraq into submission and a puppet government. Well over a half million babies were starved to death after the first Gulf War according to reports in the video above. Knowingly starving as many babies and citizens as possible IS POLICY.
George H. W. Bush saw to it the former leader of Panama was paid $100,000 a year on the CIA payroll. Bush saw to it that a known drug runner was paid by US taxpayers. So, George H. W. Bush can be considered a drug lord out to enslave, murder, and make organized criminals friendly to the CIA filthy rich. There are thousands of Panamanian men, women, and children bulldozed into mass graves allegedly by American Troops during the invasion of Panama.
Top military leaders, heads of organized crime (The Mafia), top law enforcement, those in the Judicial Branch, other government officials, private citizens, corporation owners, drug lords, banksters, and others all profit from the CIA drug running Murder Inc.
Wealth needs terror and war to stay in power and to stay rich.
Is this the US that so many die for in the name of "Liberty" and the "US Constitution"?
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I, Steven G. Erickson, talked with Barbara C. Johnson about her book and what is wrong with the US Judicial System. Barbara ran for Massachusetts Governor and just might be living in exile. I called Barbara Johnson in Costa Rica from Brattleboro, Vermont. An interesting tidbit: Barbara claims that the Australian court system is even more abusive than here in the US and is even more ripe with judicial, attorney, and police misconduct. The video, an audio interview, runs 1 hour 20 minutes. You can learn a lot just listening to her. I'd love to read her book that she talks about. Why not let the audio play while you surf the net?
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Andrea Wilson lets the cat out of the bag about State Judicial Branches defrauding of taxpayers, case rigging, the manufacturing and destroying of evidence on court hard drives, bid rigging, union infiltration of the judicial branch, town halls, and the police. If you are an insider in a Government Workers Union and Judicial Branch there is blanket retaliation if you blow the whistle on felonies being committed by judges and judicial managers. There is a spider web of abuse. This is what is wrong with the entire nation. Andrea hints at a lot, and hesitates about going into great detail, but if you read in between the lines ... holy crap, you won't believe that this is an "American" system. Run time of the audio interview is about an hour and a half, why not let this video play as you surf the net?