Saturday, January 16, 2010
Video from the campaign of yesterday's appearance with Rudy Giuliani in the North End:
Back on the Health Care/Religion nexus, Legal Insurrection says Coakley neither presents Scott Brown's position nor understands the national Health Care bill:
...I examined the language of Brown's proposed amendment in a prior post. That amendment provided a "religious belief" exemption to the law requiring that hospitals provide such contraception, consistent with state anti-discrimination law. But Brown's amendment also required that the hospital have a plan in place for the victim to get the emergency contraception from some other provider at no extra cost.
Coakley also is being disingenuous because, as I detailed in my prior post, Coakley supports the Senate health care bill which contains an even broader exemption protecting health care providers who do not want to provide abortion-related services or referrals for such services. That exemption is broad enough to include refusing to provide abortion-related services to rape victims...[More.]
He also presents evidence of the type of gutter politics the Democrats in this state are stooping to, mailing out lies like this:
Wow. And believe me, the airwaves around here are wall to wall with negative Coakley ads. They are desperate. And you know what? I think it's turning people off big time. [More on the Coakley rape mailer, here.]
Sissy continues her personal brand of reporting here: Chelsea Democrat for Scott Brown: "This one-party thing isn't working out" (and reports a call from the MSM here).
And at NRO, an interesting sampling of emails they are receiving, here.
Local guy Jon Keller does a little analysis at The Wall Street Journal: The Backlash Is Coming! The Backlash Is Coming! - "...Tellingly, the usually-demure Ms. Coakley has been scorching Mr. Brown with a tired strategy out of the Obama campaign playbook, linking him to "the failed policies of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney." Mr. Brown counters by linking Ms. Coakley to Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Deval Patrick--people actually in power..."
Also at the Journal, John Fund is succinct: Croakley
DaTechguy notes that "When Howard Dean says Massachusetts is not a "Liberal" state... ...then you KNOW Brown is looking really good. He also complimented the Brown campaign live on Morning Joe, but had nothing to say about Martha Coakley..."
Rick Moran at PJM takes time to examine what kind of "conservative" Brown will be: Supporting Scott Brown: Pragmatism or Principle? : "...The picture that emerges after examining this fellow's record and his position on the issues is one of an independent thinker with conservative principles who doesn't allow ideology to dominate his thinking or his politics. Prudent, pragmatic, reasonable, but not squishy about where he stands..."
RedMassGroup reports on a new American Research Group poll showing Brown up by 3.
Update: Just got a robocall from Curt Schilling reminding me that Martha Coakley is so out of touch she thinks he's a Yankees fan. Probably the most effective call I've gotten.
Looks like the Coakley campaign has has pissed off UPS now: What can Scott Brown do for Dems? UPS ships off legal salvo
Shipping giant UPS isn't amused by a Democratic Party campaign pamphlet attacking Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown that plays off the company's slogan "What can Brown do for you?"
Atlanta-based United Parcel Service, known for its ubiquitous brown trucks, demanded yesterday that the Massachusetts Democratic Party, which is listed as paying for the pamphlet, stop distributing it.
The mailer asks "What can Brown do to you?" It shows Scott Brown dressed up as a UPS driver and says, "He can reward corporations that ship your job overseas just like George W. Bush."...
Thanks to Mickey S. for sending along a scan of the mailer he received. Note the Bush button. What a nasty little campaign she's running:
And FedEx isn't going to be too happy, either: Martha Coakley backs plan to unionize FedEx
Great stuff from Crittenden here.
Another good one by Mary Katharine Ham at The Weekly Standard (and thanks for the link!) with some very interesting news: Brown Filing Criminal Complaint Against Mass. Dem Party Over Mailer