It's sad that in the time when we thought we had come so far, we find out that we really have come so little. Even in the most liberal state in the union, racism runs through the veins of the vast majority of all white people. How else could a victory by a Republican no less be explained? After all, this was Ted Kennedy's seat!! This was not just a senatorial seat of the U.S. government, but Ted Kennedy's seat and only someone Ted Kennedy or anyone who's death he may have directly or indirectly caused should have any say in who gets it. A porn star who pays taxes gets it??? What??? No, clearly we need a senator who makes sure to keep his vast sum of wealth in off-shore accounts free from taxation so he is free to proclaim how the wealthy skim by and he is a man of the people who is here to make sure they properly pay...well just so long as he doesn't have to do any "paying" himself. A man who many claim did nothing but fight for the rights of the less privileged, yet never is there even one record of such a thing happening that didn't also have the string attached of getting credit for it in the overall effort of securing your vote and his own personal agenda. Yes, I'm here working in this soup kitchen, oh by the way, remember to vote for me...yes, true devotion, through and through!!
The people of Massachusetts quite frankly must hate black people and more specifically President Obama. After all, if this race had been held in Texas, would we not be talking about how race was a factor? Mississippi, racists! Any state south of the Mason-Dixon line would clearly have a result tainted by racism. People there couldn't possibly but upset with someone on an issue related basis alone. There is a difference between being a party of No, and being a party of "No to that!" Voting against the healthcare bill isn't saying I don't want healthcare; it's saying that particular bill is bad. We keep hearing about how both sides basically agree about so much that can be improved, but do the Democrats go and work with the Republicans to get that portion passed? No, they don't, but yet they want to call them the party of No. When it seems they want to be the party of it has to be my way or nothing else, and I'll just say you are no to everything if you don't vote for my way. Name one concession made in healthcare to the Republicans...just one. I mean the bill is 2000 pages long, there has to be one provision where the Democrats came to Republicans and said, were the leaders and let's actually lead and get this done in the right way. Nope...doesn't exist. Instead they feel that leading means shoving your proposal through the process because we won and elections matter, remember. The people wanted this. Yes, we said we'd be transparent, and we aren't but the people don't really want that. Yes, we said we'd go after the cadillac plans, but we didn't mean the ones held by other Democrats, the people don't want that. Yes, we said we didn't want a mandate, but the people don't want that either. We are passing the exact legislation that the people voted for in 2008, in the same way; you can't speak badly against us. Clearly only the ones who do hate President Obama because they are racists!