Wednesday, 20 January 2010

A big story played as small

The damage limitation program has already been activated, in Britain, Channel 4 News this evening demoted the story of Republican Scott Brown's victory over Democrat Attorney General Martha Coakley in the Massachusetts senate race right down to the sixth news item. Those of us who cringed at the sight of a male news anchor almost swooning when reporting President Obama's effortless fly swatting skills may have found it odd that a channel usually so excited to report any Obama related news story actually waited twenty minutes before even mentioning this one. However, the narrative this evening was that Massachusetts election was not an important story.

Channel Four even wheeled on a talking head to assure us that this was nothing more than a minor inconvenience for the chosen one, who will still be able to pursue his agenda without any great difficulty, and that Bush, Regan and even Bill Clinton faced similar problems. Indeed, he even compared it to a surprise mid-term bi-election upset.

Elsewhere, I have today read claims that the average Boston voter is a right wing racist with a sexist reluctance to vote for a female candidate, all designed to make this seem no big deal.

Of course on the surface, the Massachusetts result was merely one election battle between a handsome and charismatic Republican contender and a dull Democratic candidate who fought a lacklustre campaign. Regardless of the result, the Democrats have not lost their majority and can still pass legislation, albeit less easily.

However, all this ignores the fact that this result took place in Massachusetts, a state which voted overwhelmingly for Obama in 2008. Republicans do not win in Massachusetts. This was the the only state in the whole of America to vote Democrat in Nixon's pre-Watergate landslide. Look at a map from that period, and all of America is Republican red with a tiny blue smudge called Massachusetts.

We have all head the statement that Massachusetts has not elected a Republican Senator since 1972, however, that statement in itself underplays the significance of this event. The Senator in question was Edward Brooke, a liberal Republican and the first African American to be elected to the Senate by a popular vote.

This is the first time that Massachusetts has elected a white, fiscally conservative and largely socially conservative, Republican (Brown supports abortion but opposes gay marriage) in over half a century.

No wonder Democrats are nervous, if this can happen in Massachusetts, it can happen anywhere.

It did not take long for the gloss to wear off Obama's chariot and reveal it as the one horse cart it is. However, this is only the beginning, the Democrats are on the run, and that is when they play dirt.

It will be interesting to see how the media play this, they lied through their teeth to get Obama elected when the public were only too willing to believe their lies. Given that the public mood has changed and is no longer so willing to believe the lies, they will have to go the extra mile for their man.

We can look forward to a character assassination campaign against Obama's opponent in 2012 which will make those against Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008 look like a gentle massage.


Cracker Americanus said...

This is not the end of the battle. This is only the first victory. You are important never accept the word of the communist media. Vote,email, interact and work for our race and culture. Nothing else matters.

Dr.D said...

"Elsewhere, I have today read claims that the average Boston voter is a right wing racist with a sexist reluctance to vote for a female candidate, all designed to make this seem no big deal."

That is the work of a hack writer, making it up out of his head and devoid of facfs. Boston, and Cambridge right across the Charles River, are about as far Left as you can get in America.

The whole state of Massachusetts is a far Left bastion, and for this to happen there is huge. Some commenters from there have said that this was simply a protest vote to tell the Won that they they do not like the way he is moving towards socialism. They want socialism, but not by this route, so they are sending him a message.

I think more likely even in Massachusetts, people are coming to see that you cannot expect the government to provided things for the people endlessly without giving up all of your freedom long before utopia is reached. They are not pleased with the prospect of being taxed and regulated into slavery, even in Taxachussetts.

Anonymous said...

The two party democracy is an illusion. Although they are seen as opposing forces they are two arms belonging to the same body.

Basic divide and conquer.

Anonymous said...

I'm worried about the aftermath of this, but I suppose it's inevitable. Democrats like Kos are talking about unleashing their ultimate weapon: amnesty. And I believe Obama now realizes that no region compromising a majority-white population can be trusted. And so he will be even more determined to demographically transform this nation not in 2042, but by 2012. Thus he will never have to fear an alienated white America voting as a single racial bloc.

Diversity is going to get notched up to 11. :-/

Gringo_Malo said...

I doubt that Brown's victory will do much for our race and culture. Voters might have repudiated Obama's Soviet-style health care program, but I'll second Dr. D in saying that most of my fellow Americans still want the old-fashioned kind of socialism first sold to them in the 1930s. In other words, they want the outrageously expensive, unsustainable kind of socialism that has caused their decline. The restoration of free markets and Constitutional government would confer a great evolutionary advantage on white Americans, but it's unlikely to occur democratically.

Dr.D said...

@ Agent Chameleon87
What you are proposing is possible, but I think that most politicians, even on the far left are more concerned with looking out for number one, than they are even for advancing world communism. For the moment at least, I think we will see all of them move to the center because the last thing a politician wants to do is to have to get a real job. Many of them are absolutely scared silly right now that they might lose their seats, either in 2010 or on 2012. That fear is a very good thing! We want to cultivate it.

At the same time, there are far too many Americans who still believe that "the government" can provide the goodies magically, and nobody has to pay for them. That is a lesson we really have to start teaching vigorously right now. It is clear that major parts of America do not understand it, and that is killing us.

As much as the Won would love to do it, I don't think he can change the demographics sufficiently by the end of 2012 to assure his permanent place in the sun. Had he been a bit more subtle, a bit less grasping and arrogant, he just might have pulled it off, but then, he would not be the Won if he had done that.

Flashman said...

The removal of the corrupt, dead hands of the Kennedy Clan from US politics for the first time in 80 years and simultaneously St Obama having the wheels knocked off his wagon are so obviously underwhelming, non-newsworthy events.

Nothing to see here. Move on.